Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jobs at World Bank

Team Assistant

Duties and Accountabilities

These will include, but are not limited to:

•    Keeping abreast of the Organization’s directives on and ensuring effective processing of all project documents.
•    Using desktop processing skills to produce complex texts, reports, figures, graphs, etc., according to Bank format and distribution.
•    Collecting and inputting data provided by Task Team Leaders into the central database, including processing new project status reports.
•    Tracking and reporting on appropriate aspects of the Team’s operational activities.
•    Drafting standard letters, memos, faxes, etc. conforming to the Organization’s regional standards, using proper grammar, punctuation and style.
•    Drafting minutes of meetings.
•    Performing Analytical tasks as may be requested by the Team Leader from time to time.
•    Providing assistance in editing large documents.
•    Maintaining up-to-date divisional project files (both paper and electronic).
•    Answering internal and external queries on the assigned portfolio or, as necessary, taking accurate and comprehensive telephone messages, and routing them to appropriate persons to handle. 
•    Assisting in preparation and logistical planning for various events, e.g. conferences, workshops, negotiations, board presentation and signing, etc.
•    Maintaining current distribution lists, phone/address lists of project/product contacts, and distributes documents for the team.
•    Serving as a back-up to other staff and Task Team Assistants on project and administrative tasks.

•    Excellent command of written and spoken English
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to interact tactfully with people of all levels.
•    Demonstrable team spirit and strong desire to actively contribute to a team’s objectives.
•    Willingness to extend his/her working hours to meet deadlines and at short notice.
•    Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix management environment.
•    Ability to work independently and produce excellent results under pressure.
•    Excellent word and data processing skills (Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, etc.)
•    Ability to pass relevant Bank Group tests in place at time of recruitment (e.g. English language, computer applications, etc.).
•    Minimum of two years cognate experience.
•    HND or First Degree obtained at not less than Lower credit or Second Class (Lower) grades, respectively. 


Duties and Accountabilities

a)Maintaining/updating regularly a data base of CO Contact list and CO Directory list, including ministries, agencies, hospitals, hotels, embassies etc and arranging for its distribution at regular intervals;
b)Greeting and issuing the welcome package for visiting mission staff;
c)Ensuring the maintenance of the visiting mission area; the conference room(s) and other designated offices by ensuring that the areas are in good and orderly manner; set up with the basic office supplies; current information on VC etc;
d)Coordinate the office supplies and stationery
e)Performing any other office tasks as assigned by the supervisor

o    HND or Bachelors degree in Secretarial studies, Office Administration, Communication or any relevant business discipline.
o    At least 2 to 3 years direct relevant experience in a large international or multinational or corporate or public service organization;
o    Good English language skills (verbal and written) and working knowledge of relevant computer software, particularly Word, Excel, Internet;
o    Excellent phone etiquette, coupled with ability to take comprehensive and accurate phone calls/messages, ensuring they are routed in a timely and efficient manner to the proper destination;
o    Good team player with ability to interact tactfully and affectively with staff at all levels;
o    Willingness to seek assistance from supervisor(s)/colleagues and learn from them;
o    Ability to deal accurately and complete tasks according to specific standards;
o    Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix management environment.
o    Ability to follow through on work priorities, and respond creatively to client requests.
o    Demonstrated interpersonal skills, initiative, resourcefulness, effective time management, organizational skills and ability to handle confidential information.
o    Ability to solve simple routine problems/constraints.

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Job at UNDP Nigeria


The Finance Associate can supervise clerical and support staff of the Finance Unit. The Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and with UNDP HQs staff for resolving finance-related issues and information exchange

Corporate Competencies:
  •  Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
     Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning

  •  Shares knowledge and experience
  •  Encourages office staff to share knowledge and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas
  •  Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to perform a variety of specialized activities related to financial resources management, including formulating budgets, maintaining Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables, making transactions, reporting.
  •  Sound knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting
  •  Strong IT skills
  •  Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system.
Leadership and Self-Management

  •  Focuses on result for the client
  •  Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  •  Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  •  Demonstrates openness to change
  •  Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view
UNDP Accounting and Finance Training and certification

Secondary Education with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

5 years of progressively responsible finance experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English. .

Closing Date: 09-Oct-09

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Management Trainee programme at BAT

The British American Tobacco Nigeria Management Trainee Programme is not what you would's a whole lot more.

BAT Nigeria's fast track Management Trainee programme provides graduates with an understanding of all areas of the business, offering you:

  • A structured two-year intensive development programme.
  • A dedicated coach and mentor through the programme to support and guide your development.
  • Focused development of your leadership and functional capabilities.
  • Exposure to different projects.
  • Inter-Departmental project management experience.
What's in it for you?

Being excellently rewarded for the difference you make leads to growth for BAT Nigerial. "We believe you should see the results of your contribution, in all ways".

Skills and Experience

A University graduate with minimum of Second Class Upper Division.
No more than 3 years experience.
Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and strong communication skills
Fresh proficiency and Masters is an added advantage.

If you want exciting, challenging and rewarding career with the potential to move into a managerial position at the end of your programme, then the BAT Nigeria Management Trainee programme is for you.

Applications open September 29 2009 and close 9 October 2009.

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