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The regional initiative of Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE) was launched in 2013 to support change and improvement in Human Capital Development within the region. The ACE project was successfully introduced in eight West and Central Africa countries with a US$150 million investment approved by IDA in April 2014. Nineteen (19) ACEs were competitively selected in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, The Gambia, and Togo. In Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, the fields covered include food processing and value addition, crop and pasture range, livestock science and sustainable environment, environment systems and Agriculture, Production Economics And Environmental Policy. Projects were also selected in Health and Agriculture. 


In compliance with the requirements of the Nigeria Environmental Impact Assessment laws and the World Bank  Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies by which the ACE project triggered OP 4.01.  Environmental Assessment resulting from the proposed activities of the listed sub projects, the Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Development and Sustainable Environment, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is proposing to award a contract for the conduct of an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) to identify the environmental and social management and mitigation measures required to implement seven of its sub-projects:

  •  Upgrade of one (1) Goat and Sheep House; 
  •  Upgrade of one (1) Goat (Kalahari) House;
  •  Upgrade of one (1) Growers Poultry House;
  •  Upgrade of one (1) Layers Poultry House;
  •  Upgrade of one (1) Cockerel Poultry House;
  •  Upgrade of one (1) Laboratory (Plant Breeding/Seed Storage Laboratory;
  •  Replacement of one (1) existing Screen House;

The proposed ESMP is to provide an overview of the environmental and social baseline conditions of the proposed sub-projects, summarize the potential impacts associated with the proposed rehabilitation and improvement works and set out the management measures required to mitigate any potential impacts in a series of sector specific Environmental Management Plans (ESMPs). 

ADMINISTRATION/REPORTING: The Consultant will report to the Director, CEADESE through the Centre Environmental and Social Safeguard Officer, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT: The proposed assignment is for an estimated period of 6 weeks  

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: The Consultant is expected to have minimum of an M.Sc degree or equivalent in Environmental/ Health Management or related fields, Environmental Science related with previous experience in the preparation of Environmental Assessment instruments recognized by the World Bank. His or her Strong country knowledge and knowledge of World Bank safeguard policies will be an asset.


Four (4) hard copies and one (1) soft copy of the Curriculum Vitae of the interested Consultant must be in red wax sealed envelope and to be submitted on or before Monday, 19th December, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the office of:


The Director, 

Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), 

International Scholars’ and Resource Centre, 

Vice-chancellor’s Lodge Arena,

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta,

Ogun State, Nigeria

Tel: +2348077766064, +2348098484169,+2348060155342


The Companies  representatives and the general public are invited to attend the opening on Monday, 19th December, 2016 at the Senate Chamber of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta at 12:00 noon prompt. 


Prof. Okanlawon M. ONAGBESAN

Director, CEADESE

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