Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jobs at UNDP

The United Nations Programme (UNDP) Nigeria announces the following vacancies:


Corporate Competencies:
• Demonstrates commitment to the UN System and UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:
• Shares knowledge and experience
• Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
• Actively works to gain updates on Atlas and Atlas Training
• Actively works towards knowledge Information Technology
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
• Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of RC office, including data/ schedule management, maintenance of protocol, information flow.
• Confidentiality
• Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, elaboration and implementation of new data management systems and databases
• Ability to work in Atlas and experience of UNDP financial reporting and functions
Leadership and Self-Management:
• Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to delegation and feedback
• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
• Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Required Skills and Experience
• Secondary School completion
• Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in management, office administration, finance/account, some of which at the international level.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Systematic management review of the UN Office Premises.
• Certification and confirmation of operational transactions.
• Monitoring compliance with all operational system and procedures.
• Participate and provide technical inputs in UN Common Services Work-plan & Budget
• Acquisition of all expendable and non-expendable property
• Arrange with government authorities for all operational facilities.
• Participate in timely management of recruitment of common services staff.

Corporate Competencies:
• Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
• Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
• Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
• Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
• 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 lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
• Ability to lead formulation and monitoring of management projects
• Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration
• Ability to lead business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership
• Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
• Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
• Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
• Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills

Required Skills and Experience
• Masters degree in Business Administration, Management or related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in management, office administration, finance/account, some of which at the international level.



Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of the assignment is to undertake stocktaking and provide strategic inputs to support the expansion and replication of LDP during CPAP 2009-2012.
Specific Objectives
The consultant is required to:
  1. Conduct stocktaking to assess how programme is developing, specifically examining the following: (a) relevance of the programme to the Niger Delta context; (b) the level of trust and cooperation achieved within communities and between communities and their local governments; (b) any signs of changes in the capacity of communities and local governments to identify, plan, budget and manage development initiatives/projects; (c) preliminary evidence about the effects of LDF funded projects on local level development; (d) the extent to which the relationship between States and LGCs has been affected by the work of the LDP; and (e) the level of popular and political ‘demand’ for LDF type interventions.
  2. Identify evolving best practices and lessons being learned based on progress thus far.
  3. Review extent to which participating States, local governments and communities are effectively carrying out their obligations and recommend ways of strengthening each party’s responsibilities.
  4. Review operational manual, facilitators guide on participatory planning and other relevant materials prepared under LDP to be used as guides. Specific attention shall be given to proposing procedures for improving LDF compliance, management, and accountability.
  5. Consider reports of baseline survey, capacity building assessment and legislative study and propose how they would be utilized to benefit potential  programme States and local governments.
  6. Propose recommendations that deal with: (a) the implications of lessons learnt for developing sustainable capacity for local governance; (b) emerging policy and financing issues that need to be addressed such as the legal and regulatory framework for local governance and options and approaches being used to finance LGCs; and (c) the scope for an expansion of the LDP and, if recommended, timeframe and sequencing for any such scaling-up, in addition linkages with the Country Office’s up-stream outcomes and programmes such as  anti-corruption and procurement reform, public accountability, HIVAIDS, peace building/conflict resolution, SME development
As currently no LDF has been disbursed to Bayelsa, review of fund management and accountability practices will focus on local governments and communities in Ondo.
Reporting and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to achieve the above objectives by employing a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach liaising with UNDP, States, local governments and other stakeholders, notably development partners and potential partner States.
The consultant will be responsible to submit the following reports:
  •  Inception Report detailing work plan and working strategy submitted not later than 3 days after commencement of the assignment. 
  •  Draft Stocktaking Analysis Report to be presented at stakeholders’ workshop.
  •  Final Report based on workshop feedback and review comments received

Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced University degree, preferably in political science, economics, management or administration.
  •  At least 10 years experience.
  •  Strong understanding and knowledge of local governance, development and participatory approaches. 



Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:
  •  Ensures implementation of operational strategies
  • Manages the budget of development and management projects and organizes an optimal cost-recovery system
  •  Ensures proper control of project accounts
  •  Ensures promotion of knowledge sharing and management for results approach
1. Ensures implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Under the direction of the Operations Manager, conduct financial accounting of projects income and expenditures, following project management structures, operational procedures, project document set of activities and most importantly, UNDP rules and regulations;
• Ensure effective management of the two projects resources in connection to the overall  multi donor relationship and funding arrangements;
• Advices on the management of funds as per agreed budget and disbursement schedules;
• Ensures full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow up with UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system;
• Ensures routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Prepares corrective steps for such transactions for consideration of supervisors and senior management in compliance with rules and regulations;
• Supervises submission of necessary documentation for an audit of the two projects;
• Provides other financial services as required by the projects;
• Provides substantial advice on supervision of expenditure in effectively monitoring resource utilization by other partners of the projects;
• Ensures the collection of accounts, reports and receipts from the sub-contractors are done within established timelines;
• Prepares all documentation for the regular financial summary narrative(s) and consolidated accounts of the projects;
• Supervises the payroll of national PMU personnel both long-term and short-term;
• Supervises and manages the operational advance account (including a petty cash management) and issue/receive cash payments for operational expenses of the PMU;
• Guide and advices Reporting Officer in preparing Quality and accountable reporting system by supervising Reporting Officer;
• Supervises and leads two Finance Associates of the two projects;
• Oversee other assignments such as Census project funds management and reporting, etc.

2. Manages the budget of development and management projects and organizes an optimal cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Management of Financial resources through planning, guiding, controlling of the resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
• Preparation and monitoring of projects budgets;
• Establishment of the development projects’ budgets preparation/modification monitoring system, control of budgetary status versus authorized spending limits (ASL) and budgets delivery levels;
• Process project budget for sending to Commitment Control (KK) by the Senior Management based on signed prodocs and project budgets;
• Submission of financial reports to donors on a timely and quality basis.

3. Ensures proper control of project accounts focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Elaboration of the internal expenditures’ control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed;
• Correctly recording of transactions and posting in Atlas;
• Control of projects accounts closures;
• Approval of vendors.

4. Ensures promotion of knowledge sharing and management for results approach
• Prepare and organize training for all PMU staff on UNDP Financial rules and regulations
• Develop Finance staff learning plans in line with UNDP corporate direction and manuals
• Supervising of Finance staff learning in connection to the roles and functions
• Promote knowledge sharing through practice network and encouraging use of best practices

Required Skills and Experience

• Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field.

• A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing financial services and managing staff and accounting systems.
• Knowledge of internal financial management and control framework(s) is required.
• Experience with UNDP-EU Financial Administrative Framework agreement (FAFA) and/or procedures employed by other donors such as DFID and CIDA in project financial management and reporting.
• Experience in web based ERP systems, e.g. UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Atlas or other ERP platforms.

Language Requirements:
• Fluency in written and spoken English is required.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proactively manage the UNDG PolicyNet portal by reviewing and updating materials posted, maintain a bird’s eye view of existing content of the website, hosting of the portal and identifying needs and opportunities
  • Develop new templates and update update content to Poverty Website and UNDG Policy Network as needed
  • Determines application systems integration and linkage issues ensuring that all design aspects are addressed and control and security mechanisms are established
  • Ensure that all content is appropriately categorized according to the corporate taxonomy
  • Identifies potential problems, including those relating to security and efficiency of performance, and liaise with technical staff accordingly
  • Revise the current Poverty Website CSS to switch templates from fide width to fluid design (consistent with UNDP site) and produce mock ups for home page and internal pages using the new CSS and ensure multi-browser capabilities.
  • Determine functionality needed to improve presentation and usability on the Poverty Website of the “From the People” and “Development Dictionary” components within the Poverty web pages.  Review current presentation and propose cost-effective alternatives for managing these sections, and present 2-3 options for selection and approval
  • Create and input Templates, formatting, layout and design for publications to include but not be restricted to: MDG Good Practices, MDG News Update and Gleneagles Publication
Specifically, the consultant will have to deliver the following outputs:
  • Re-launch of updated Policy Network with input from the Network Facilitator
  • Production of a monthly/bi-monthly MDGNews Update
  • Creation and design of a publications template for approval to be used on the MDG Good Practices
  • Poverty public website pages are adjusted to be presented in a fluid rather than fixed width format based on new CSS
  • Poverty website “Development Dictionary” and “From the People” presentation and performance enhanced
  • Poverty website search will be enhanced within the limits of current technology (this may rely on dependence of UNDP’s IT department for certain information/access to be determined)

Required Skills and Experience

  • Post-secondary education, preferably with a university degree in information management, communication, computer sciences, or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of experience in development and maintenance of open source web applications, preferably in support of a policy-making body, an international organisation or from a scientific or publishing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to take initiative and be innovative. Ability to work collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to establish an effective and harmonious working relationship with both computer specialists and non-specialists.
  • Previous experience with UNDP or another UN agency is desirable

Method of Application:
For further details on the job description and application process, please visit and submit applications.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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.

Closing Date: 6th November, 2009.

Jobs at Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies, a leader in the provision of next generation telecommunications networks for operators around the world. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers.

Huawei's products and solutions cover wireless products (HSDPA/WCDMA/ EDGE/GPRS/GSM, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO/CDMA2000 IX, WiMAX) “core network products (IMS, Mobile Soft switch, NGN), network products (FTTx, xDSL, Optical, Routers, LAN Switch)" application and software (IN, mobile data service, BOSS), as well as terminals (UMTS/CDMA). 

Major products are based on Huawei's self-designed ASIC chips and shared platforms to provide high-quality and cost-effective products and solutions with quick response.

Huawei Technologies is seeking to recruit experienced and qualified professionals for the following positions:

General Requirements:
• Experience in a Telecom Engineering Company
• Telecoms Vendor or ICT is preferred and is of top-priority.
• Bachelor or Higher Degree in Electrical, Computer Science or telecommunication Engineering
• Good Customer service orientation, communication skills, good team spirit and has ability to work independently.
• Self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic to work with both Oral and written fluency in English language.
• Should be ready to work under pressure in all kind of working condition.
• Proficient in Microsoft office (word. excel and Power Point)
• Applicants should be open to learning new skills and technology
• Self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and fluent in English both oral and written.
• Must be ready to work under pressure in all kind of working condition
• Must be ready for international project to the other African countries.
• Successful applicants should be Goal-oriented with good interpersonal and communication skills, and be a very good team player.
• The successful applicant should be good at information gathering and analysis

• Should be responsible for market and operation analysis of operators’ network.
• Should be responsible for market opportunities Identification.
• Should be responsible for building and maintaining a close relationship with customers.
• Should be responsible for relationship with high level customer such as CXO, understand their requirements.
• Should be responsible to ensure that the business targets and market objective are successfully met.
• Should be responsible for product solution and cooperation with product manager to offer the best solution for customers.
• Shall be responsible for solution presentation with high level customers.
• Successful applicants should have good knowledge about telecom including IN&VAS, Core, BSS, and Transmission.
• Applicants should have about 5 years working experience or above in Tele-communications industry with solid knowledge of Tele-communications.
• Successful applicants should be good at customer relationship and understanding their requirements.
• Successful applicants should be innovative and should be able to travel frequently.
Only qualified candidate need apply. Contact in Nigeria and West Africa: &

• Responsible for managing the logistics business of Supply chain department which include clearing, warehousing and inland distribution and the KPI of them.
• Responsible for build and maintain a good relationship with Nigeria Customs and can influence them for the clearing business. Has the ability to understand all the policy of Customs and use them to supervise and direct the work of department.
• Responsible for build and maintain a close relationship with customers.
• Responsible for customers relationship with high level customer and understand their requirements, • Responsible Supervising and coordinating all specialists in the Supply Chain Dept
• Responsible for Managing all Logistics Service Providers (LSP), Customs Brokers and other Logistics related Service Providers
• Bachelor Degree or above in Logistics or relevant Discipline
• Successful applicants should have a good knowledge about International Trade, Federal Government Agencies associated with International Trade, best practices in Logistics, Inland Transportation & Distribution & Warehousing
• Applicants should have about 10 years working experience or above in Logistics industry with solid knowledge of Logistics, Experience in Telecoms will be of added advantage
• Applicants should have good communication skills and excellent command of English.
• Applicant's age should not exceed 37 years
• Successful applicants should be innovative and should be able to travel frequently
• Applicants who have the experience in Customs management or good relationship with Customs will be preferred.
Only qualified candidate need apply. Contact in Nigeria and West Africa: &

• Implementation of MS project delivery
• Be responsible for MS project indices such as project progress, quality and customer satisfaction Submit service quality analysis report of MS project delivery periodically and take necessary measures to improve the service quality.
• Responsible for due diligence investigate during project transition period
• Prepare MS project budget and be responsible for finance control of the project Monitor and manage subcontractors and partners of the MS project.
• Be responsible for periodic communications with each relevant internal and external department and seek support and improvement suggestions,
• Have more than 5 years experience in telecommunications, including over 3 years of service as Network Operation and maintenance departmental manager
• Familiar with wireless, Core network and other technology.
• Familiar with international managed service development and the advanced managed service concept and precept scheme.
• Familiar with out-sourcing scope, telecommunication network maintenance work flow and system, and network operator's KPI and SLA management.
• Fluent use of English as the official working language.
• Have network operation experience in other country and no restriction on nationality
Only qualified candidate need apply. Contact in Nigeria and West Africa: &


• Ensure supervision of hardware Installations and carry out commissioning and integration of Core Network products such as MSS, MGW, STP, HLR etc.
• Perform test activities from stand-alone test, integration test to acceptance test of Core Network elements Provide technical and operations support for in service Core network elements.
• Ensure project deployments achieve the time cost, and quality targets for Core Network Solutions, as defined by the Project Manager/Line Manager.
• Escalate any issues that may affect the delivery of Core Network Solutions projects to the Project Manager/Line Manager.
• Supervise and report sub-contractor performance on Core Network project delivery and quality of deployment.
• Core Network Products Bid supporting by producing deployment, swap and expansion solutions.
• Analyze the customer's existing systems, needs, and requirements to provide the necessary solution.
• Technical Presentations and Participation in Technical discussions with customers.
• Core Network planning, Performance Analysis and Optimization.
• Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly status reports on Core Network project performance to identified stakeholders.
• Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in core network operations and maintenance in GSM/CDMA environment
• Good knowledge of Core Network protocols like CCS7, SIGTRAN, PRA, ISUP etc.
• Sound knowledge of various Core network service procedures such as Call flows, SMS flows, PPC flows, etc.
• Good troubleshooting skills, such that faults are promptly identified and rectified to meet the required SLAs.
• Willing to accept responsibility and able to work with minimum supervision
• Be located in Lagos/ Abuja / Kano and willing to travel around Nigeria if required.
• Applicant’s age should not exceed 35 years.
Only qualified candidate need apply. Contact in Nigeria and West Africa: &

• Deliver high quality software source code on time
• Design & develop application solution
• Testing and Trouble shooting
• Write technical document on the Products
Basic Requirements:
• Cooperate with project managers and colleagues to complete projects
• Good command of both spoken & written English
• Fast learning, highly motivated and enthusiastic
Experience Requirements:
• At least 2 years development experience for Java or C++ in UNIX
• Good command of Oracle or Informix
• Development experience in J Boss, Web Sphere, Web Logic or Tomcat
• Experience in telecommunication is preferred
Degree Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication, Electronics or related fields
Only qualified candidate need apply. Contact in Nigeria and West Africa:

Method of Application:
All applications must be sent via email to the outlined email address. Applicants should specify on their applications and CV's the Job title, Job Code and the Job Position they are applying for and should save their CV with their names and job title.

All applications that do not follow the instructions above will be disqualified. Applicants that do not meet the requirements need not bother to apply.

Closing Date: 29th October, 2009.