Friday, December 11, 2009

Training & Research Associate at UNDP

UNDP is recruiting for a Training & Research Associate to be based in Port Harcourt.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Collect and analyze viable NGO’s in the partnering states in our programme areas.
• Workshop organization – Planning and Delivery
• Gather pertinent background material and maintain files (both paper and electronic) and database for work unit.
• Research, compile, summarize and organize information and reference materials from various sources (reports, work plans,   studies, briefings, meetings / conferences, etc.) and make an up dated inventory of relevant documentation.
• Proofread documents and edit texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards formats.
• Assemble documents, reports and other materials for global dissemination using standard processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents (reports, tables, charts, graphs, presentations etc.).
• Develop up-to-date database for all training and capacity building sectors in our programme.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of UNITAR Nigeria

Corporate Responsibility:

* Promote the strategic goals of UN and established UNITAR work plan
*  Result-oriented

Team Work:
* Able to integrate in work groups with people of different professional background
*  Responsive to group inputs and concerns to project initiative

Relationship Building:
*  Ability to tap into existing UNITAR institutional partnership
* Ability to network with national/international and professional institutions to achieve goals of the organization
*  Interpersonal relationship skill

Task Management skills:
*  Prioritization of tasks
*  Time management skill
*  Timely delivery of results

* Good communication skills both oral and written
*  Excellent presentation skill
*  Good knowledge of computer application skills

Building and Sharing knowledge:
* Good research skill
*  Ability to obtain and disseminate relevant information promptly

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and  Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences  would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
5 to 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme 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:
Ability to express oneself effectively in English language, both orally and in writing

Deadline is 17th December 2009.

Procurement Analyst at UNDP

UNDP is recruiting for a Procurement Analyst to be based in Abuja.

The Procurement Analyst works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials to successfully deliver procurement services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:
Elaboration and implementation of operational strategies
Management of procurement processes
Introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools Control of CO Assets
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

1. Under the guidance of the SC Manager the Procurement Analyst will ensures elaboration and implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
* Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
*     CO Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit.
*  Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.
*  Implementation of contract strategy in the CO including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, managing the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment.
*  Implementation of the strategic procurement in the CO including sourcing strategy,  supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.

2.  Manages and guides  procurement processes for CO, NEX/DEX projects, UN House and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:
*  Timely and duly preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects and monitoring of their implementation.
*  Implementation of proper monitoring and control of procurement processes including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation.
*  Review and certification of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).
*  Management of procurement contracts and, upon delegation of responsibility, performing the functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for Purchase orders approval.
*  Elaboration of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
*  Establishment of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.
*  Preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for procurement services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.
*  Implementation of harmonized procurement services and elaboration of proposals on common services expansion in the UN House, introduction of joint procurement for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform.

3.     Ensures introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:
* Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
4.   Ensures proper control of CO Assets focusing on achievement of the following results:
*  Elaboration and implementation of inventory management.
*  Implementation of Inventory and physical verification control in the CO and projects.
*  Physical verification control can be implemented by other staff, e.g. Finance 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 a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
* In-depth knowledge on development issues
* Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
* 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 analyze procurement service requirements
* Ability to lead procurement processes using specific procurement methods (RFQ, ITB, RFP).
* Ability to apply organizational policies and procedures
* Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
* Strong analytical skills

Management and Leadership
* Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
* Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
* Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
* Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
* Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
* Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
* Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

UNDP Procurement Certification programme

Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

Deadline is 28th December 2009.

Job at IGI Nigeria

Industrial And General Insurance Plc is recruiting for a DIRECTOR – CORPORATE, LEGAL SERVICES & COMPANY SECRETARY.
The Director, Corporate, Legal Services and Company Secretary is responsible for ensuring the compliance of the companies in the IGI Group with best corporate and legal practices, as well as issues of corporate governance.
• He / She will also act as Company Secretary for the companies in the Group as provided under the provision of the Corporate and Allied

Job Description
• Provides as well as superintends the provision of legal advisory services to all the companies in the Group.
• In conjunction with external lawyers, supervises the provision of litigation services to the companies of the Group.
• Organizes and attends the management meetings of the Group companies, the board of directors and its committees meetings, and renders all necessary secretarial services in respect thereof. Advising on compliance issues generally with the applicable laws, rules and regulations.
• Maintaining the registers and other records required to be maintained by the Group companies under subsisting legislations.
• Rendering proper returns and giving notification to all relevant regulatory and statutory bodies regulating the various businesses of the companies in the Group to any other relevant institution as required by the law.
• Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable Codes of Corporate Governance, as well as all relevant regulatory and statutory requirements.
• Dealing with correspondence, collating information and writing reports, ensuring decisions reached at meetings are communicated to the relevant stakeholders.
• Liaising with the company’s Registrars in attending to issues relating to the company’s share transactions such as issuing new shares, arranging for the payment of dividends and observing relevant legal requirements thereon;
• Liaising with Auditors, lawyers, tax advisers, bankers and shareholders.


• Analytical and problem solving capabilities;
• Good organizational skills;
• Minimum of 12 years Company Secretary experience with a large listed company, especially in the financial services sector;
• Maximum of 50 years of age;
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Ability to fluently interface with all levels of senior management.

• Minimum of 2nd Class Upper LL.B degree; and Barrister at Law, BL LL.M or Ph. D in Law from any recognized/accredited university and a
• Professional Company Secretarial certification would be an advantage.
• Strategic Vision;
• Ability to think creatively; multi-task and work without supervision
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
• Organizational ability;
• A good knowledge or experience of business and committee procedure

Method of Application:
Qualified candidates should complete the application form online and send by Microsoft word attachment their updated resume which must include personal contact addresses (Not P.O. Box), e-mail and phone numbers to:

Deadline is 17th December 2009.