Directorate of consultancy Hand Book

DIRECTORATE OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES

 

(MANCONSULT)

 

  • BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DIRECTORATE
There are numerous strong reasons which gave rise to the establishment of the Directorate of Consultancy Services. The first reason stems from the benefit in structural effectiveness, quality and accountability of coordinating all the short courses and consultancy programmes under one directorate, with uniform quality standards and accounting principles.

The second reason concerns the need to implement the directives of the Federal Government to the Academy to boost its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). These include:

    1. The Federal Executive Council (FEC)/Federal Ministry of Transport’s directive to the Academy contained in the FMOT Memo No. T.3736/S.50/69 of 12th August, 2003 which directed the Academy to undertake “Consultancy and Short-term training courses for Maritime Oil industries in order to boost your revenue”; and

    1. FMOT Circular No. T3999/S.66/C9 of 7th December, 2011 which directed the Academy to comply with the President and Commander-in-Chief’s directive on correct remittance of IGR into the Consolidated Revenue Fund, in line with the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007.

  1. The third reason has to do with the need to offer self-funding, leading-edge, continuing professional education and training to the maritime sub-sector, transportation industry and the oil/gas industry in Nigeria and globally. This is vital to Nigeria’s strategic interests in maritime and multimodal transportation systems, as is being canvassed by the National Council on Transportation (NCT) as a panacea for the facilitation of international trade into Nigeria and, consequently, engender rapid national economic development.
  • ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DIRECTORATE OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES (MANCOSULTS)
The Academy submitted the proposal for the establishment of the Directorate of Consultancy Services to the Federal Ministry of Transport, Abuja in January, 2012 and the Ministry thereafter forwarded the proposal to the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation of Nigeria for consideration. After due consideration, including visits to the Academy and interactive sessions with relevant staff of the Academy, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) approved the establishment of the Directorate of Consultancy Services in the Academy on 8th April, 2013 through memo with Reference No. OHCSF/MSO/697/1/61. The Honourable Minister of Transport in letter with Reference No. T. 3736/S.44/447 dated 9th May, 2013 directed the Rector to comply with the approval of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation. Accordingly, the Management of the Academy approved the establishment of the Directorate of Consultancy Services (MANCONSULT) in the Academy in May, 2013 with Dr. Kevin O. Okonna as Acting Director.
  • FUNCTIONS OF THE DIRECTORATE

The primary function of the Directorate of Consultancy Services is “to undertake short training courses and consultancy services in the maritime and oil and gas sub-sectors”. Specifically, the Directorate is to perform the following functions:

    1. Operate strictly as a Business Outfit of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron;

    1. Conduct all short training courses and consultancy services for profit in the Academy;

    1. To research, develop and implement new courses in line with the STCW Convention and other relevant issues of the maritime industry;

    1. Establish and maintain the quality standards of all courses and businesses under the Consultancy Directorate in the Academy;

    1. Set-up Course Centres in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Oron;

    1. Deliver Distance Learning Programmes to the Nigeria people thereby taking Maritime Education and Training closer to the areas of need;

    1. Maintain the infrastructure used for consultancy services on and off campus.

Mission:

To provide the merchant navy, maritime industry, transportation/logistics industry and the oil/gas industry with qualitative continuing professional education and training and related services for the optimization of Nigeria’s interests in maritime and multimodal transportation functions.

Vision::

To be internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in continuing professional education and training for the merchant navy, the maritime industry, transportation/logistics industry and maritime-related functions in the oil/gas industry.

Funding:

The Directorate is fully self-funding with relevant officers drawn from the Academy as security for the Academy’s

  • ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
The functions that constitute the organizational structure of the Directorate of Consultancy Services are as contained in the approved organizational structure from the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and the Honourable Minister of Transport.

ORGANOGRAMME OF THE DIRECTORATE OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES OF MARITIME ACADEMY OF NIGERIA, ORON


  • TEACHING AND LEARNING PHILOSOPHY
The teaching and learning philosophy of the Directorate have the following sign posts.
    1. Utilization of internal resource persons, guest lecturers and experts from the maritime, transportation/logistics and oil/gas industries for course delivery and other services.

    1. Combination of classroom lectures, simulation, Computer Based Training (CBT) and hands-on training methods.

    1. Collaboration with operators of the maritime industry, oil/gas industry and logistics/transportation industries for practical (hands-on) experiential training.

    1. Production of a comprehensive course document for all courses comprising the following elements:

    1. Production of a comprehensive course document for all courses comprising the following elements:

Course Documentation;

      • Course Framework

      • Time Table

      • Lesson Plan

      • Procedures & Checklists

      • Course Notes

      • Presentation slides

      • Risk Assessment

      • Joining information

      • Course Forms

      • List/pictures of Equipments

Course Framework

      • Aim

      • Objectives

      • Entry standards

      • Course certificate

      • Course intake limitation

      • Staff requirements

      • Training facilities and equipment

      • Course Outline

      • Method of Delivery

      • Competency Assessment

      • List of instructors

      • Curriculum Vitae of Course Instructors
  • BOOKING FOR COURSES & DIRECTORATES’S LIABILITY FOR CANCELLED COURSE
Booking for courses takes place at the Course Centres (Distance Learning Centres) and is based on prior booking and payment for courses using the approved procedure. The Liability of the Directorate/Academy for courses cancelled by it shall be limited to full refund of course fees, subject to transfer of fee to another course with the consent of the candidate. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the course fee is charged for any course cancelled by the candidate/sponsor less than 30 days, but not less than 15 days, to the date of commencement of course. Forty percent (40%) of the course fee is charged for any course cancelled by the candidate/sponsor less than 15 days to the course, but not less than 7 days. Full payment should be charged for any course cancelled by the candidate/sponsor less than 7 days to the commencement of the course.
  • LIST OF SHORT TRAINING COURSES AND BUSINESSES FOR CONSULTANCY SERCIVES
  • Maritime Safety and Nautical Skills courses

      • Elementary first aid- 1 day

      • Medical care - 5 days

      • Personal survival techniques – 1 day

      • Personal safety and social responsibilities- ½ day

      • Radar/ARPA training (Operational level)– 2 Wks

      • Radar/ARPA training (Management level)– 2 Wks

      • Fire prevention and fire fighting -2½ days

      • Advanced fire fighting- 4 days

      • Maritime Search and Rescue course– 5 days

      • Principles of dangerous goods handling– 5 days

      • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats– 5 days

      • Proficiency in fast rescue boat– 5 days

      • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System(GMDSS)- 3 weeks

      • International Safety Management (ISM) course– 2 days

      • Maritime security course for senior personnel– 3 days

      • Maritime security course for junior personnel– 2 days

      • Ship security officer (SSO) course– 3 days

      • Port-Facility Security Officer (PFSO)– 3 days

      • Company Security Officer (CSO)– 4 days

      • Helicopter landing officers course– 5 days

      • Search and rescue– 5 days

      • Oil tanker familiarization– 5 days

      • Rules of the Road– 5 days

  • Maritime Transportation and Business Studies courses
      • Supervisory management for maritime personnel– 5 days

      • Shipping practice– 5 days

      • Technical management of marine operations– 5 days

      • Introduction to shipping technology for managers– 5 days

      • Port Planning– 3 days

      • Marine insurance practice– 5 days

      • Cargo handling operations– 5 days

      • Clearing and forwarding practice– 5 days

      • Maritime law– 4 days

      • Import and export practice– 5 days

      • Ship broking business– 4 days

      • Environmental hazard management– 5 days

      • Contingency planning for response to oil spills and environmental emergencies– 5 days

      • Computer based investment appraisal– 5 days

      • Flag state administration– 4 days

      • Computer-based management information system– 5 days

      • Technological management in shipping- 5 days

      • Physical distribution and transportation management- 5 days

      • OPRC Convention- 5 days

      • Port State Control- 5 days

      • Oil pollution liability and compensation– 5 days

      • Coastal zone management– 5 days

      • Quality management– 3 days

      • Maritime labour administration– 5days

      • Techniques of ship acquisition– 5 days

      • Shipping operation management– 5 days

      • Tanker chartering and documentation– 5 days

      • Cabotage transport operation- 3 days

  • Maritime-related Oil/Gas Industry courses

      • Underwater Welding/Diving

      • ISO 9606 Welder (6G)

      • API RP 2D Offshore Crane Operation

      • Rigging (API RP 2D Standard)

      • Scaffolding

  • Marine Engineering Skills and Youth Empowerment courses
      • Planned fleet maintenance

      • Steering Gear operation

      • Auxiliary systems

      • Marine Refrigeration

      • Marine Diesel Survey

      • Repair Techniques for Medium Speed Diesel Engines

      • Repair Techniques for Slow Speed Diesel Engines

      • Welding and Pipefitting

      • Fundamentals of Diesel Engines

      • Welding and fabrication- 12 months

      • Instrumentation- 12 Months

      • Petrol and diesel engine maintenance- 12 Months

      • Electrical and Electronics- 12 months

  • Small Scale Businesses
      • Ferry Service (Oron-Calabar) operation

      • Renting of event space/chairs

      • Use of swimming pool

      • Accommodation of short course trainees

      • Renting of compactor

      • Use of V.I.P Conveniences on campus

      • Cooperative Society

      • Tri-cycle operation

      • Eatery operation

      • Trainees’ transportation support

      • Laundry Services

      • National Seminars and Conferences

      • Staff School on campus

KEY OFFICERS

Director of Consultancy Services

Head of Short Courses Department

Head of Business Development Department

Head of Finance and Administration Department

Head of Distance Course Centres

Course Coordinators

Course Facilitators

Dr. Kevin Okonna, FInsTA, MNI

Acting Director of Consultancy Services

Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron

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