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Careers in an Infrastructure Engineering Company via Michael Stevens Consulting

Our Client is an Abuja based infrastructure engineering company involved in a number of engineering and
water resources development projects across the country. In line with our client’s decision to ensure key roles are filled by suitably qualified candidates who have hands-on experience, the company is looking for exceptional individuals with proven integrity to fill the following vacant positions

Executive Director

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and interfacing with Departmental Heads and the company’s external stakeholders. The Executive Director will oversee the implementation of policies and annual strategic plans in order to achieve the company’s mission, as well as managing personnel and financial resources. S/He will oversee entire organization including personnel, facilities, communication and fiscal management. In addition, the Executive Director will insure effective associate organization and use of financial resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Proven successful leadership and experience in marketing, administrative management, team building,financial management and organisational development are essential.The Executive Director will oversee all day-to-day operationsBe responsible for leading the execution of strategyLead the growth of core capabilities and platformsBe responsible to set the vision, practices and measures that enable the delivery ofquality solutions to clientsQUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The ideal candidate must be ready to have a long term commitment to the companyThe ideal candidate should not be more than 35 years oldThe ideal candidate should preferably be an ExpatriateExperience in Engineering/Technology and ManagementMinimum of ten to fifteen years working experienceAbility to establish and maintain effective relationship with clients, government organisations andprofessionalsMust be a confident and assertive team player with good communication skills and high proficiency in computer use and multi-media applicationsMust possess strong leadership skillsPaying critical attention to details, and must have excellent quantitative analytical skills and be able to approach problems logically and creatively

Accountant

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with posting and analysisof accounting transactions.Accountingfor miscellaneous billings and collections of accounts receivable.Reconciles cash accounts.Review and audit general ledger entries for accuracy.Assist with accounts payable services including monitoring financial transactions, aligning monthly spending with budgets, auditing and reconciling vendor invoice.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
First degree in accounting or related field.Minimum 5 years working experience and must be a proficient user of Peachtree accounting software.Must be ICAN CertifiedThe ideal candidate should not be more than 40 years old

Quantity Surveyor

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Liaises with clients and vendors to negotiate all quotationsAdvises on selection of the right combination of resources to execute contractsManages the whole cost structure related to projectsReviews allfinal estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness, prior to formal quotation.Participates in presentations to corporate management and clients.Devises all budgets associated to projects related to cost and time implementationManages cost during project and carry out commercial post-mortem after the executionResponsible for project measurement and billing during constructionResponsible for tendering/quoting for all projectsPrepare BOQ and assist on preparing contractsDetermines the bid strategies required for the company to be successful as well as plan and coordinate and supervise large projects.Assists corporate and project management teams to determine what types of projects to bid, strategies, techniques, etc.Provides technical assistance in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
A degree in Quantity Surveying or related qualification from a recognized institution.Excellentorganizational, supervisory and decision making/problem solving skills essential.The ideal candidate should have over 5 years experience in civil engineering and constructioninfrastructure projects and also buildings, mainly involved in estimating and cost managementThe candidate must be a team player with very good communication skill and willing to work to specific deadlines.Ability to do estimating and billing using state of the art software tools

Front Desk Officer

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Call management in respect of all incoming and outgoing calls & Messages.Data basing for critical Clients, vendors, suppliers and service-providers.Stationery management, dispatch & courier database management.To receive and attend toClients/Visitors and handle all reception related activity independently.Provide word-processing and secretarial support and administrative servicesOverseeing daily cleaning and general maintenance of the office.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of B.A/B.Sc or HND.Minimum of 3 years experience in the same or similar position.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Must be computer literate, fast typing speed isan added advantage.You must have a warm and pleasant personality.You must be presentable and smart.You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications together with detailed CV and a recent passport photograph via email to barbieasindi@yahoo.com not later than two weeks from the date of this publication. Applicants should state the position they are applying for as subject of the mail.
Deadline: 19 June, 201

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Careers at Ibikunle Lawal & Co. Limited

Ibikunle Lawal & Co. Limited – Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointments into the following positions:

Executive Director – Valuations, Corporate Real Estate & Facility Management

LocationLagos, OsunRequirementsA good Honours Degree in Estate Management from a recognized university and/or Corporate Membership of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers.A Higher Degree will be an advantage.

Executive Director – Strategic Planning and Project Management

Requirements
A good Honours Degree in Accounts and Business from a recognized university and/or Corporate Membership of the relevant Professional Body.A Higher Degree would be an advantage.

Executive Director – Environmental Planning and Housing

Requirements
A good Honours Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Hosuing and Urban Development and Membership of the Relevant Professional Bodies.
Method of Application
Applications with CV and Credentials should be submitted in triplicate to Lagos Office of the company on or before 30th June, 2014.

Head Office:
Ibikunle Lawal Plaza,
PO Box 672,
Ilesha Road,
Ile-Ife,
Osun State.

Lagos Office:
Kun-Faya-Kun House,
25, First Avenue,
By E Close,
PO Box 821,
Festac Town,
Lagos.
Email: ibikunlelawal@yahoo.com
Website: www.leifnet.org
Deadline: 30 June, 2014

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Vacancies at Access To Justice Nigeria

Access To Justice Nigeria – The Organization is seeking exceptional candidates to fill existing vacancies fo
r the under-listed positions, Both positions are based in the organization’s office in the FCT Abuja and will require occasional travel to, and short-residencies in Lagos.
Deputy Director
Job Details
Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, this person will oversee operations, planning and programmes, and co-provide strategic direction for the organization.

The core responsibilities include:
Providing oversight, supervision and guidance for programme staff;Developing and managing the organization’s relationships with diverse stakeholders,Coordinating projectll, and ensuring that they achieve their objectives within scheduled timelinesParticipating in strategic planning and budgeting;Participating, as requested by the Executive Director, in development (fundraising) activities;Coordinate staff performance evaluations and create regular opportunities for appropriate professional development opportunities for staffCoordinating other actions as requested by the Executive DirectorLead and/or supervise critical projects and organizational initiativesWork closely with Programme and administrative staff to ensure that all operational functions run smoothlyOversee the legal representation of causes in different courts or foraQualifications
The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking lawyer of at least 6 years post-call experience, with a deep understanding of the key issues and challenges in the administration of justice, human rights as well as the delivery of legal and judicial services.He or she should be passionate about the organization’s mission and vision, and committed to enhancing access to justice particularly for poor people and human rights in Nigeria.S/he will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to undertake effective fundraising and development activities without supervision.S/he must have the ability to prioritize and manage competing tasks and satisfactorily meet deadlines and desired outcomes. In the absence of the Director, s/he will assume overall responsibility for the work of the organization.Compensation is within the N2,700,OOO – N3,OOO,OOO p/a range

Programme Officer
Job Details
Reporting to the Deputy Director/Executive Director, this person will be responsible for the following:
Implement existing projects to monitor integrity and independence of the judiciary in Nigeria and publicize threats to’these institutional values. as well as the administration of justice of Nigeria as a whole.Implement and monitor projects that have strong access to justice and human rights content.Develop proposals that cover conceptual, methodological. operational, evaluative, and financial elements for consideration by grant making institutions;Conduct research and fact-finding inquiries relevant for the project’s or organization’s goals and objectives.Identity needs for policy changes at State and Federal levels that will positively impact the administration of justice. ease access to justice obstacles, strengthen accountability for human rights violations and undertake advocacy for the reform of or adoption of policies to achieve the desired goals.Develop partnerships with funding agencies to support project activities.Prepare project documents for approval.Qualifications
The required candidate should be a qualified attorney of at least 4 years post-call experience, with strong familiarity with the national, regional and international system for the protection of human rights, legal advocacy, excellent and demonstrable written and verbal communication skills, and a passion for the mission of the organization.Compensation is within the N1,000,000 – N1,500,000 p/a range.

Method of Application
Applicants are invited to submit a resume and a cover letter and a minimum of two professional references by March 30th, 2014, to: applications@accesstojustice-ng.org and should write “Deputy Director or Programme Officer” as appropriate in the subject line of their emails. This organization is an equal opportunities employer and third party interventions are neither necessary nor welcome,

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