A job at the Nigerian Ports Authority is one which many Nigerians want to take hold of. It offers a long list of great opportunities that only few jobs in Nigeria can offer you.

So if you have been triggered by those opportunities and advantages, you are not on the wrong end because in this post, we shall be going through the NPA recruitment.

At the end, you are expected to learn the various recruitment requirements, NPA recruitment vacancies and application procedure.

But a prior knowledge about the agency should warn you about the nature of job at the Nigerian Ports Authority.

ABOUT THE NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY

The federal government agency that governs and operates the various ports of Nigeria is the Nigerian Ports Authority. It could be simply put that the NPA regulates the ports industry of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Ports Authority was founded in 1954 and the agency has its headquarters at Nigeria Ports Authority, 26/28 Marian Lagos State. It is headed by a managing director and the current managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority is Hadiza Bala Usman.

The Nigerian Ports Authority controls six ports which include:

  1. Lagos Port Complex, Lagos
  2. Tin Can Island Port, Lagos
  3. Calabar Port
  4. Delta Port
  5. Rivers Port
  6. Onne Port, River State

The Nigerian Ports Authority works with the Federal Ministry of Transport and the Nigeria Shipper’s Council. In 2005, the inefficiency of the NPA was checked by initiating a ports reform programme. Through that reform, about 24 terminals were giving to private operators while the NPA serve as the landlord, providing user facilities, technical oversight and other marine services.

WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONS OF NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY?

Here is a summary of the functions performed the Nigerian Ports Authority. With these functions before you, you can then align your interests with the actual functions of the agency.

  • They are responsible for the provision and operation of cargo handling and quay facilities.
  • The NPA ensures both pilotage and sewage services in the Nigerian ports.
  • They also supply water and fuel to vessels at anchorage and mooring buoys.
  • The NPA repairs and maintains the vessels.
  • They dredge and also contract the dredging of various water ways.
  • It is the NPA that ensures the safety and security at the common user areas.
  • The leasing and concession of port infrastructure and setting bench mark for tariff structure is handled by the NPA.

VACANCIES AT THE NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY

The available positions at the Nigerian Ports Authority are:

MARINE ENGINEERING TRAINEE

Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of OND in Nautical Science or Marie Engineering
  • Applicants should have Seafarers Medical fitness
  • Candidates are required to have their O’ Level certificates
  • Applicants should have the knowledge of ICT
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 20 to 27 years.

PILOT TRAINEE

Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of OND in Nautical Science or Marie Engineering
  • Applicants should have Seafarers Medical fitness
  • Candidates are required to have their O’ Level certificates
  • Applicants should have the knowledge of ICT
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 20 to 27 years.

SIGNALMAN-IN-TRAINING

Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a minimum of O’ Level certificate with at least 5 credits in science subjects. Mathematics and English Language must be among the subjects with the credits.
  • Only applicants who obtained their certificate in the past 8 years will be considered for this position.
  • Applicants who have the knowledge of ICT will have an upper hand.
  • The required age for this position is between 18 to 25 years.

MARINE OFFICER

Requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of OND in Nautical Science or Marie Engineering
  • Applicants should have Seafarers Medical fitness
  • Candidates are required to have their O’ Level certificates
  • Applicants who have the knowledge of ICT will have upper hand.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 22 to 35 years.

SENIOR MARINE OFFICER/ENGINEER

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have Class 2 Certificate of Competency (Deck), Chief Mate Unlimited or 1st Mate Certificate.
  • Applicants must provide mandatory certificates like birth certificate, state of origin certificate and so on.
  • Applicants should have Seafarers Medical fitness
  • The required age of applicants is between 25 to 35 years.

RADIO OFFICER II

Requirements:

  • Applicants should possess a degree or HND from Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or in Information Technology.
  • Applicants must also have Standard for Training Certification and Watch Keeping (STCW’ 95).
  • Have Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Applicants should have 10 years Cognate Experience for this position
  • Applicants should be between the ages of 23 to 35 years.

ASSISTANT MANAGER RADIO

Requirements:

  • Applicants should possess a degree or HND from Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or in Information Technology.
  • Applicants must also have Standard for Training Certification and Watch Keeping (STCW’ 95).
  • Have Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Applicants should have 10 years Cognate Experience for this position
  • Applicants should be between the ages of 23 to 35 years

FIRE OFFICER II

Requirements:

  • Applicants for this position must have the minimum requirements of B. Sc or HND in Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Aside from the above qualification, applicants can also possess IFE Level 4 Certificate in Fire Science and Fire Safety.
  • The required age of applicants is between 22 to 35 years.

ASSISTANT MANAGER HARBOUR

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have Class 1 Certificate of Competency (Deck) Unlimited.
  • Applicants must provide mandatory certificates like birth certificate, state of origin certificate and so on.
  • Applicants should have Seafarers Medical fitness
  • The required age of applicants is between 25 to 35 years.
  • Applicants must have the ability to swim.

HOW TO APPLY FOR NPA RECRUITMENT

The application of Nigerian Ports Authority recruitment is carried out online, via the agency’s career portal. You can follow similar steps to apply for any of these positions listed above:

  • Log on to www.career.nigerianports.org
  • Create your application profile and login
  • Click on the link for the position you want to apply.
  • Read the requirements and accept; then proceed to fill the application form.
  • Upload the necessary documents and submit.

NOTE: The Nigerian Ports Authority job is a hot one and any applicant who must be taken should have outstanding qualifications and be able to prove them. Also, only the shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

NPA RECRUITMENT UPDATE

The 2020 NPA recruitment has not started. The date when the recruitment will start is not yet known. Meanwhile, we can keep you updated with information regarding NPA recruitment if you either bookmark this page or subscribe our newsletter.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will the NPA recruitment start?

It is not known yet when the Nigerian Ports Authority recruitment will start because there is no official statement about it. We shall keep you posted regarding the recruitment if you subscribe to our newsletter or bookmark this page.

What is the salary of the Nigerian Ports Authority workers?

The Nigerian Ports Authority workers are paid based on their grade level. However, we are optimistic they receive good pay since they are federal government workers. But you must know that there is currently no public document stating how much they are paid.

How many ports are in Nigeria?

There are six ports in Nigeria:

  1. Lagos Port Complex, Lagos
  2. Tin Can Island Port, Lagos
  3. Calabar Port
  4. Delta Port
  5. Rivers Port
  6. Onne Port, River State

Which is the largest seaport in Nigeria?

The largest port in Nigeria is the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa.


CONCLUSION

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