Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Job Vacancy at UAC of Nigeria Plc:LEGAL SERVICES MANAGER

UAC of Nigeria Plc is a leading private sector enterprise, which has played prominent roles in the development of the country since 1879. A diversified, food-focused company, UAC's operations span the manufacturing, services, logistics and warehousing and real estate sectors of the economy.
Reporting to the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, the Legal Services Manager will be responsible for litigation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, debt recovery, legislative intelligence and advisory, police matters, legal aspects of employee issues, legal aspects of banking transactions, general legal advisory, legal cost and litigation, budget management 
• Management of the litigation and debtors portfolio; and resolution of the legal disputes of UAC of Nigeria Plc and its Business Units ('group') through Alternate Dispute Resolution techniques; 
• Manages the litigation budget and implements legal cost cutting techniques for the group; 
• Implements an effective legislative intelligence and advisory systems which    support the group's strategic and operational plans; 
• Manages the group's relationship with external counsel/law firms and 
serves as the link between the group and external law firms/counsel; 
• Advises the group on legal aspects of banking and employee relations; 
• Handles police matters and manages police relations for the group; Job 
The ideal candidate must: 
• Have at least a second class upper degree in law; 
•  Have at least 10 years post call experience of which 8 years should have been spent in a similar position of a multinational company/conglomerate or top range multi-structured legal practice with focus on commercial law, corporate law and practice, real estate, law of securities, litigation practice and ADR-Alternate Dispute Resolution techniques, employment law, law of banking and securities, etc; 
• Be computer literate; 
• Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
REMUNERATION: Very competitive in line with Industry Practice. 
Apply below or  send your resume to careers@uacnplc.com not later 9th August 2011
Short listed candidates will be contacted via email.

Job Vacancy at UAC of Nigeria Plc

UAC of Nigeria Plc is a leading private sector enterprise, which has played prominent roles in the development of the country since 1879. A diversified, food-focused company, UAC's operations span the manufacturing, services, logistics and warehousing and real estate sectors of the economy.
 Reporting to the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, the Contracts & Intellectual Property Manager will be responsible for negotiation, drafting and vetting of all Contracts, Agreements, Leases, Joint Venture arrangements, group wide licenses, legal aspects of franchising, and the management of intellectual property (trademarks, copyright, patents and designs, confidential information etc.) of . the group. 
Specific Job Roles
• Drafting, vetting and negotiating agreements, leases, franchises, licenses, Joint Venture Agreements, and other forms of Agreements for UAC of Nigeria Plc and its Business Units; 
• Manage the intellectual property portfolio of UAC of Nigeria Plc and its Business Units including but not limited to registration and protection of Trade Marks, Designs, Patents, etc. within and outside Nigeria and on the web; management of copyright and confidential information etc. 
• Develop and implement an effective contract management process including contract depository, contract register, contract templates, contract filing and contract status reporting and compliance feedback; 
• Provide input into development and maintenance of an IP database system requirements.
The ideal candidate must: 
• Have at least a second class upper degree in law; 
• Have at least 10 years post call experience of which 8 years should have been spent in a similar position of a multinational company/conglomerate or top range multi-structured legal practice with focus on commercial law, real estate law, legal drafting & conveyance, intellectual property management, law of franchising and joint venture agreements. 
• Be computer literate; 
• Have excellent written and oral communication skills; 
• Be able to draft complex contracts, amendments, bids, deeds and other legal documents.
REMUNERATION: Very competitive in line with Industry Practice. 
Apply below or  send your resume to careers@uacnplc.com not later 9th August 2011
Short listed candidates will be contacted via email.

Job at CEDPA Nigeria:Financial and Administration Manager

Under the direction of the Country Representative. CEDPA Nigeria & Controller ... CEDPA Washington DC. The Finance and Administrative Manager leads and manages the Finance and Administrative Officers of CEDPA Nigeria Country Office, The Finance and Administration Manager. is responsible for the delivery of service and functions In the following areas; 
I. Planning and budgeting 
II, Financial Accounting. reporting and control and grants management 
Ill. Human Resources 
IV. General services/Facilities Administration and Office Management 
JOB TITLE: Financial and Administration Manager 
1   Monitor implementation of donor agreements, resource utilization and highlights variance provide analyses and recommend resolution or reallocation of resource.
2   Liaise with the Headquaters in the US on a wide variety of administrative planning and budget issues. Provides periodic reports to the Country director and Project Manager  on the status of pipeline expenses highlighting changes and variances. Propose/recommends re-allocation or necessary actions or decisions. 
3   Maintains the financial accounting system QuickBooks. Ensures adherence to HQ and Country Office prescribed policies and systems. 
4    Monitor accurate and timely submission of financial reports and attendant schedules and attachments to Home Office. donors and government regulatory agencies 
5    Ensure adherence to donor requirements and procedures as outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement. Contract agreements. etc. 
6     Monitor completion of grants/contracts. Ensure proper 
7   accounting and closing of books upon receipt of completed repots and documents from various units 
8    Provides day-to-day guidance and advice to finance and admin team specifically in accounting theory and practice. as well as in compliance with CEDPA HQ administrative and financial accounting policies and procedures. 
9   Manage and coordinate administrative and general services for the Country Office and its field-offices. 
10     Provides adequate office space. workstations, equipment and other needs of staff. 
11  Oversees procurement of goods and services. and the disposal thereof. 
12  Ensure efficient and effective transport and other logistic services. 
13   Administers relocations and other overseas assignment benefits of incoming and outgoing country based expatriate staff. 
14   Ensures necessary support and services during major activities in the country office, and sub-offices i.e. workshops, country review 
- B.Sc./HND in accounting or other related field required. qualified ACA or equivalent
- Minimum of 2-3 years experience in USA1D, CDC or other federally-funded grants/contracts administration, - Knowledge of federal compliance rules, regulations and standards associated with federal funds and non-profit accounting (A-I 1-. A-122.A-133 and 22CFR226) a plus, 
- Proficient computer software skills, including Quick Books, MS word and Excel.
Application must be received on or by August 9, 2011.

Job Vacancy at Save the Children:Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.

Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. We are currently working in several states: Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna and others - focusing on child survival, nutrition, education and protecting children. As the world's leading independent children's charity, Save the Children inspires dramatic change for children around the globe. And Nigeria is one of five priority countries for the Alliance popular campaign in child survival. We are looking for experienced staff to support the implementation of the organization's programme across the country. 
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer. 
The candidate will assume a lead technical advisory role in developing, implementing and maintaining effective al appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities in coordination with the project management and state teams, and in line with the child survival and EVERYONE campaign reporting requirement and with SC guidelines and be practices. S/he must possess substantial training and experience in designing M&E systems, in particular working with consortium, and involvement in projects utilizing grass-roots approaches and addressing issues of power, diversity, exclusion participation, and gender. Based on the programme, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, develop system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on programme activities, beneficiaries, output outcomes, and impacts, which is feasible, practical, and user friendly, and will obtain valid and reliable information, n candidate will: 
- Ensure that systems developed capture both quantitative and qualitative information. 
- Produce quarterly report on SCI global indicators on the following: 
Curative health: interventions related to nutrition and malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea related interventions. 
Preventive health: such as no, of live births attended by a skilled birth attendant through SC supported activities of facilities 
Health Worker: trained through SC supported programmes 
Total reach: no of boys and girls reached directly through SC health and nutrition programmes Other indicators, as identified by the programme. 
- Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed. Ensure systems are well understood and property implemented by staff and partners, 
- Ensure that all tools are practical to use and accommodate different levels of expertise and computer literacy, from community groups, to partners, to programme staff. 
- Working with PRRINN/MNCH state teams and Katsina to establish reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented and collated in an accurate and timely manner. 
- Create a system for ensuring that Information obtained is also shared with communities, children, and other stakeholder through a regular feedback mechanism, 
- Provide ongoing support to state teams, partners, and communities to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps that cal be addressed in subsequent refresher trainings. 
- Help coordinate overall programme review and evaluation activities as required, This includes coordinating mid-term am final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews as required. 
- Ensure regular reviews of the M&E system itself, making improvements as needed and recommended, In consultation with managers, staff, and partners. 
-  Work with the other Nigeria progamme managers and effective programs team to ensure that the child survival M&E system is well linked and/or integrated with overall M&E systems for the SC Nigeria Country Program. 
- Help provide training to partners to develop basic M&E systems and tools they can use for other related projects, if they are successful in obtaining external funding.
The candidate must be a graduate with excellent spoken and written English language, excellent IT expertise and excellent presentation and communication skills to large audience. 
Method of Application
To apply for this position, applicants should send their C.V. and covering letter in ONLY one attached document explaining their suitability to vacancy@scuknigeria.org. The subject field MUST clearly state the position you are applying for (e.g, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Abuja) otherwise your application will be rejected. 
Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face. Qualified women are encouraged to apply,
Application Deadline 11th August 2011

Job Vacancy at UNICEF: Project Officer

UNICEF was created in December 1946 by the United Nations to provide assistance to European children facing famine and disease after the Second World War. The organisation soon started to expand its programme to other continents and in 1952, UNICEF Executive Board approved aid for Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time. In 1953, UNICEF’s mandate was extended to become the UN development agency for children. That same year, in October, the first basic agreement was signed to establish UNICEF presence in Nigeria and subsequently an office was opened in Lagos.
Post Title: Project Officer, United Nations Health 4+ (UNH4+), NOB 
Vacancy Number: VN-NGR-08-2011 
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment 
Duration: 364 days Location: 
Abuja Deadline for application: 09 August 2011
The United Nations Health 4+ (UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, World Bank and UNAIDS+) is an inter-agency mechanism aimed at harmonizing and accelerating actions to improve maternal, newborn and child health. It focuses on supporting countries to achieve MDGs 4 and 5 by harmonization for effective and efficient use of partner agency resources, taking advantage of its long standing and unique partnership with government, its ability to involve and collaborate with civil society organizations and comparative advantages of technical capacity of collaborating agencies.
The UNH4+ in Nigeria has used the existing processes and systems to streamline the support for the health sector. This has included the support of the development of the Nigerian Investment Case for children, the roadmap for accelerating the attainment of the MDGs relating to maternal and newborn health in Nigeria, the IMNCH Strategy and the current NHSDP.
The focus for the UNH4+ has been to support the scale-up the implementation of a cost effective, evidence-based interventions, emphasizing equity and sustainability.
UNICEF will be the administrative agent on behalf of the UNH4, and will be responsible for preparing annual consolidated programmes and financial reports and disseminate to relevant stakeholders.
Consequently, UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of a Project Officer, (UNH4+) who will under the supervision of the Health Specialist, and in collaboration with the UNH4+ technical teams, effectively manage resources and project activities related to work at the state and local levels.
The successful candidate will specifically carry out the following duties:
1. Coordinate technical inputs by all Participating UN Organizations and follow-up with the (sub-) national partner on implementation.
2. Disburse funds and supplies in a timely fashion and be accountable for narrative and financial reporting to the joint programme coordination mechanism. 
3. Responsible for all general office administration duties, including set up and maintenance of office filing system; handling correspondence and word processing. 
4. Prepare, coordinate and administer consultant assignments and trips for local, regional or international staff by assisting in the preparation of the terms of reference, making appropriate hotel and travel booking and other logistics arrangements. 
5. Oversee procurement processes, ensuring that quotes and tenders are received as required; and that procurement policies are followed. 
6. Maintain appropriate documentation for all project activities 
7. Assist the team in organizing logistics for seminars, workshops, and meetings with local and state constituencies, as necessary. 
8. Participate in annual assessments and work planning activities and perform any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time related to the State Health Team-Primary Health Care Development Project.
Minimum Qualification & Competencies:
• A University degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Management or related technical area. Masters degree in Business Administration or management is preferred. 
• At least five years’ experience in general administration and project management. Experience working with donor-funded projects in Nigeria, an asset. 
• Computer literacy with database management skills, and the ability to effectively use standard office software tools and other office technology to produce reports, create documentation, exchange and archive e-mail, set up and maintain office filing systems. 
• Excellent time management, planning and organising skills. 
• Strong drive for result, relating and networking skills. 
• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people in an international and multicultural environment is desirable. 
• Experience developing and administering contractual agreements, taking minutes and preparing correspondences and reports. 
• Very good knowledge of English. Knowledge of one or other UN working languages, an asset.
• Initiative, passion and commitment to UN’s mission and professional values. 
Method of Application
If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please forward your application in a sealed envelope marked ‘confidential’ quoting the vacancy number and addressed to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Plot 617/618, Central Area District,
P.M.B 2851,
Garki Abuja
by close of business on Tuesday, 09 August 2011.
Applications will be considered only if accompanied by a completed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded by clicking here); your curriculum vitae with your current detailed contact information to include a telephone number & email address and a one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description above. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Vacancy at Swift Networks

Swift Networks Recruitment in Nigeria 2011 (4 Positions)

Our Company is an innovative leader in Nigeria’s fast growing broadband telecommunications space, providing reliable high speed broadband access and voice services to businesses, professionals and residential customers. Due to ongoing expansion and the need to sustain the highest quality services to existing and potential customers, we seek applications from exceptional candidates to fill the following challenging positions.

Job Objectives
The candidate will be responsible for selling the organization’s services to established customers or by developing new prospects within assigned territory to achieve or exceed sales targets.
Key Output
  • Generate sales leads from target market;
  • Identify and interact with potential subscribers: door-to-door selling;
  • Build awareness of company brand through outdoor demonstrations;
  • Generate market intelligence: Competitor’s activities;
  • Must possess basic selling skills – Communicate effectively;
  • Winning attitude, Goal-oriented & Enthusiasm.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Should have good interpersonal skills for interacting with customers and as well as convincing abilities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English;
  • Winning attitude, Goal-oriented & Enthusiasm.
  • Availability on weekends especially Saturday;
  • Good knowledge of Lagos environment;
  • Retail/Consumer sales experience is an added advantage.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
A first degree with a minimum of Second Class honors degree (Upper division), from a top Nigerian or foreign university, plus at least 3 years experience in a similar position in a reputable organization.
Job Objective
The candidate will be responsible for providing high-quality support and managing the smooth running of the CEO’s affair by organizing, scheduling and maintaining information in an efficient way.
Key output
  • Management of the CEO’s diary and appointments;
  • Help CEO manage output, workflow and office deadlines;
  • Take minutes for meetings;
  • Draft, type and dispatch all the CEO correspondence;
  • Maintain a comprehensive filing system;
  • Co-ordinate travel logistics for the CEO and staff on official assignment;
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the CEO and the COO.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Must possess strong work ethics, be a self-starter and intelligent problem solver;
  • Ability to work with Senior Management;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (oral and written);
  • Flexible and mature approach with ability to work with minimum supervision
Minimum Qualification and Experience
A first degree with a minimum of Second Class honors degree (Upper division), from a top Nigerian or foreign university, plus at least 3 years experience in a similar position in a reputable organization.

Qualified and interested candidates should forward their resume prepared in Microsoft Word format tohr@swiftng.com using the job title as the subject of the email. This should be emailed within ONE WEEK of this publication. Only eligible candidates will be contacted. Please note that applications received after the stipulated period will not be processed.

Job Vacancy at AIrtel Nigeria: ASSISTANT MANAGER

Bharti Airtel limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. Bharti Airtel a parent company to Airtel Nigeria, who acquired Zain Nigeria, is currently recruiting for the following position(s):


Plan, Direct and Deploy all Identified Network Projects and Programs to ensure High Speed of Time to Market. This role must guarantee synergy, effective and efficient resource utilization, cost optimization and Return on investments to deliver on Business goals and +1 Network experience.


Expected End Results

 (Financial& Strategy)
To ensure Deployment of IBS and site Sharing as per Annual Operating Plan
Implements approved Project Costs as it relates to IBS and Colo (Site sharing)
Create Project Tracking Systems and ensure continual improvements in Business Model.
Continuous evaluation of existing Service Level agreements, with all stakeholders to achieve positive customer experience and optimize costs
Operate as single point of Contact for all IBS and COLO Management.
Ensure areas that are controlled by Network impacts on gain in market share
Ensure innovative resource planning (Customer)
Speed of Execution of IBS Roll outs & COLO site RFI ready for all radio networks
Ensure that the speed to market exceeds competition and first time resolution( FTR)
Provide plans and Set up process of Increasing network coverage in strategic revenue generating locations
Determine and Manage www.nigerianbestforum.com strict timelines and quality delivery in a multi-vendor environment with Nokia Siemens Networks
Establish systemic process for the supervision of installation of new Network Devices with future capacity plan
Track Deployment and Colo Upgrades as a part of Program ManagementSupport to Network Operations


Establish departmental process to align to PMI process for all projects and enforce strict adherence.
Ensure Management of CWIP( Capital work in Progress) to deliver on equipments not be obsolete in warehousing.


Ensure all necessary documentation for regulatory compliance is adequate and readily available
Ensure all statutory permissions required for deployment have been approved and documented.


Provide support and Ensure effective process of Partner management of Service Provide and Infrastructure vendors. Establish procedure for Improving rollout and maintenance vendor and subcontractor performance to ensure regular follow-up and objective measurements.
Developing a win-win relationship by setting common goals and objectives.
Ensure and monitor timely release of site request( SR) and Service Order with Tower Company and SP
Provide platform for seamless sharing of sites with other Tower Company for effective and speedy deployment.
Review site sharing activities with the telecom vendors and ensure that all the sites are inside the rental brackets and required permitting (environmental etc) are secured in time to avoid project delays
Partner with Supply Chain Management Team and Validate the requests and raise the purchase of new hardware based on standards.
Ensure and coordinate various activities with Supply Chain Management for Warehousing & Dispatching of network element to specific locations.
Track and Follow-up on material delivery for the network rollout (Local & imported)


Any university degree In Engineering.
Professional qualification in Project Management Techniques
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (Type of experience and minimum number of years)
5-8 years in deployment of GSM and/or 3G.
Experience in Site Planning and Use of Map Info and planning tools
OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Behavioral etc.)
Strong Numeric skills
Critical Thinking Skills
Business Acumen
Eye for details
Environmental Knowledge
Communication skills
Project management
Process Quality