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Internship Opportunities at Federal Medical Centre, Owerri

Federal Medical Centre, Owerri is committed to being a versatile team spirited hospital system which sustains efficient, high quality, affordable, specialized services further enhanced through Research and Human Resource development.

Interns and House Officers

Applications are invited for limited vacancies that exist in our Centre for provisional licensed:

1. House Officer
2. Intern Medical Lab Scientist
3. Intern Dental Technologists/ Therapist
4. Intern Pharmacist
5. Intern Radiographer

RequirementsCandidates should possess relevant qualification.Method of Application
Qualified and interested candidates should obtain their Application forms from the Office of the:

Head of Administrative Services,
Federal Medical Centre, Owerri,
P.M.B 1010,
Imo State.
Completed application forms with detailed curriculum vitae and photocopies of relevant certificates should be submitted to the same office above.

Note: Shortlisted candidates are expected to come for written and Oral Interviews on 10th & 11th of March, 2015 respectively, with original copies of their credentials.

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Graduate Jobs in Nigeria at Interra Networks Ltd, December 2014

Interra Networks Ltd (Interra) – is a leading provider of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) solutions for the private and public sector. We develop, deploy and manage ICT products and services with a focus on the emerging markets of the world – from as simple as a website to as
complex as a secure IP-Voice Network, we can help turn your business needs into a working solution. We bring our years of experience to bear in developing innovative solutions and partnering with our clients to ensure they derive maximum value from their technology projects.

At Interra Networks our people are our greatest assets. We are growing and need people looking for a rewarding and challenging careers in various disciplines. If you have drive, intellect and a passion to exceed the norm, we want you!

Job Title:  Call Centre Team Lead

Major Duties and ResponsibilitiesDirect supervision of all call centre staff Monitoring call centre representatives and identify high and low performers by tracking their calls, customer satisfaction levels and general performance at work Handling of first level escalation. Monitoring random calls to improve quality, minimize errors and track operative performance Reviewing the performance of staff, identifying training needs and planning training sessions Recording statistics, user rates and the performance levels of the centre and preparing reports Handling the most complex customer complaints or enquiries Organizing staffing, including shift patterns and the number of staff required to meet demand Forecasting and analyzing data against budget figures on a weekly and/or monthly basis; improving performance by raising efficiency and sourcing new equipment to enable this, e.g. new dialing products Manage team by walking around. Be visible to answer questions. Take calls that CCRs can’t handle and be available when an agent appears to need assistance. Monitor queue and track inbound calls. Keep CCRs aware of inbound calls, calls waiting, abandonment rate, etc. Motivate and encourage CCRs through positive communication and feedback Carry out any other duties as required Person Specification
Highly self-motivated High leadership and mentoring skills Strong Communication (written and verbal) skills. Excellent computer and typing skills Should possess the skill to work both in team and also perform independently. Persuasive and patient Analytical Disciplined
Qualification RequiredMinimum of Bachelors degree in any field 2-5 years experience in related field
Job Title:  Quality Assurance Officer
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee all aspects of quality assurance including call monitoring, evaluation and calibration scoring Provide coaching, training and development to contact center agents Educate agents, supervisors and managers on Quality Assurance process Track and identify reoccurring problems and service opportunities Analyze quality and performance trends to provide recommendations for improvement Responsible for scheduling, facilitation and documentation of regular continuous improvement meetings Submit monthly reports, general information, and recommendations to the general manager Assist the general manager and executive management team in the formulation of policies and provide all facts needed for decision making Manage, organize, and update relevant data using database applications Communicate and provide accounts data as and when required Arrange and participate in meetings, conferences, and project team activities Perform any other duties when required Person Specification
Analytical Research Savvy Team Player Proactive Self-Starter Highly self-motivated Strong Communication (written and verbal) skills. Should possess the skill to work both in team and also perform independently. Persuasive, patient manner Coaching and leadership skills Disciplined Qualification Required
Minimum of Bachelors degree in related field 3-5 years experience in related field

Job Title:  Call Centre Agent

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Support and provide superior service via phones, e-mails and faxes as a receiver and caller Use questioning and listening skills that support effective telephone communication. Use an effective approach to handle special telephone tasks like call transfers, taking messages, call backs, holds, interruptions, and unintentional disconnects. Understand the impact of attitude in handling calls professionally Effectively deal with job stress, angry callers, and upset customers Use the most appropriate way to communicate with different behavior types on the telephone. Apply the elements of building positive rapport with different types of customers over the phone. Apply the proper telephone etiquette to satisfy various customer situations. Apply appropriate actions to effectively control a telephone call. Meets commitments to customers Obtains client information by interviewing clients and verifying information. Updates job knowledge by studying new product descriptions and participating in educational opportunities. Answer inquiries by clarifying desired information; researching, locating, and providing information. Resolve problems by clarifying issues; researching and exploring answers and alternative solutions; implementing solutions; escalating unresolved problems. Fulfill requests by clarifying desired information; completing transactions; forwarding requests. Maintain CRM by entering information. Keep equipment operational by following established procedures; reporting malfunctions. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities. Display Time flexibility towards shifts as per work floor requirements Other duties as assigned. Person Specification
Strong Verbal Communication skills Strong Customer service Phone Skills Listening Data Entry Skills People Skills Attention to Detail Professional Ability to multitask Qualification Required
Minimum of Bachelors degree in any field No experience required

Job Title:  Technical Support Officer

Major Duties & Responsibility
Installation, integration, maintenance and management of networked systems for the transmission of data. Identify and resolve server hardware issues. Server support would be windows enterprise and other servers in the data centre. Carry out regular checks on the status of servers (software and hardware) Manage the data backup of servers Efficiently analyzing and correcting hard ware and network issues. Install new equipment and soft ware upgrades. Responsible for the overall soft ware needs of the company (network and computer applications) Start up all applications e.g.: Sugar, CRM, Sales force ETC. Install soft ware, tests systems, implement and maintain system integrity. Recommend and install fire walls and antivirus Software. Handle escalation support from support team as assigned by support chief. Person Specification
Must be able to work flexible hours on-site and remote. Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the Company and with various business contacts outside of the company in an articulate, professional manner Strong interpersonal skills Good analytical skills Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills Ability to multitask Qualification Required
Minimum of Bachelors degree in related field 1-3 years experience in related field

Job Title:   Office Manager

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain the condition of the office and arranging for necessary repairs; Provide document and telecommunication management. Write reports for senior management Deliver presentations about the work of the office to senior management Involvement in management discussions on the organization’s policies and strategic development Develop and implement new administrative systems Organize the office layout and maintain supplies of stationery and equipment; Continuously seek ways to improve service delivery by establishing processes for all administrative tasks Ensure that Interra Networks processes and procedures are best practice compliant Manage and maintain all equipment, facilities, assets and ensuring a safe and secure work environment Manage all supplier relationships by constantly updating procedures for improved and quality service delivery Submit information for budget preparation Ensure compliance with all regulatory authorities. Provide secretarial support to management team Person Specification
Creativity & Innovativeness Analytical Research Savvy Team Player Proactive Self-Starter Highly self-motivated Strong Communication (written and verbal) skills. Should possess the skill to work both in team and also perform independently. Persuasive, patient manner Coaching and leadership skills Disciplined Qualification Required
Minimum of Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related field 3-5 years experience in related field

How to Apply
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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Jobs at Operational Research And Impact Evaluation Project

The Operations Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) Project is an independent component of the six-year, DFID, UK-funded Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme which seeks to improve the nutritional status of 6.2 million children under five years across the five northern Nigerian states of Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, and Yobe. The overall […]

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IITA Recruiting Research Administrative Manager

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research for development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of tropical nations. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer […]

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Ongoing Recruitment at Pitch Warner

Pitch Warner, a leading specialist recruitment firm in the management consultancy sector, globally. Pitch Warner has
been a global management manpower consulting firm working for a client base of more than 400 companies.

Pitch Warner is recruiting to fill to fill the position of:

Graphic and Motion Graphic Designer

Responsibilities
Prepare design plan, concept and layout for motion graphic project. Design and create enticing motion graphics for video deliverables (corporate videos, eLearning, websites, marketing demos, etc.) Create and deliver motion graphics in various media including web, mobile, etc. Work with art and creative teams to understand project scope and objectives. Assist in selecting audio, video, colors, animation, etc for graphic design. Work with editors, producers and other designers to resolve technical and/or design issues. Edit raw video footage and add effects/elements to enhance motion graphics. Research and analyze best design techniques and solutions to create motion graphics. Assist in designing and creating storyboards. Participate in brainstorming session to share new design perspectives and ideas. Maintain and follow best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of graphic files. Maintain up-to-date knowledge about latest graphic design techniques. Ensure compliance with company guidelines, deadlines and design standards.Requirements
Minimum of OND in Business Management or any related Social Science Minimum of 3 years Experience with Achievement Self-starter with strong self-management skills Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s in Ms Word format (the subject should be Motion Graphic Designer) to: pitchwarner@gmail.com

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Graduate Business Development Officer at TheJobMag

The JobMag – We are a specialist recruitment firm, dedicated also to training and general human resource
development concerns. We are mostly committed to placing eligible candidates in permanent, temporary and interim positions, hence “the right people, for the right jobs”.

The JobMag is recruiting to fill the vacant position of:

Business Development Officer

Location: Yaba, Lagos

Duties
Embark on sales calls Research the market, and identifying new business opportunities. Develop business proposals for new and existing customers Find new market for a jigsaw puzzle in supermarkets, schools, crèche etc Responsibilities and duties as assign by managementPreferred Skills
Strong background in marketing Good Knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel Strong business planning skills.Qualification and Experiences
Must have a Bachelor degree
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to fill the application form online.

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Graduate Sales Account Executive Job Vacancy at United Parcel Service(UPS), Lagos

United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to manage the world of business more efficiently. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

UPS is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Sales Account Executive

Location: Lagos

Job Description

The Account Executive is responsible for achieving his/her assigned sales plan by generating profitable UPS Small Package revenue growth through the development of new business and the retention of existing business within his/her territory. The Account Executive builds relationships with key stakeholders, and generates revenue opportunities across all product and service lines. Pre-sale duties include preparing action plans and customized presentations, and performing pre-call research and analysis. Post-sale duties include ensuring smooth implementation and account setup, and training customers on UPS technology solutions, billing analysis tools, and packaging techniques. The Account Executive also responds to internal and external customer concerns or problems, determines corrective actions, and/or assigns response personnel. This position analyzes customers’ current supply chain needs to create appropriate solutions and promptly respond to customers’ requests. The primary focus of this position is to conduct face-to-face customer sales calls. The Account Executive travels to customer sites to hold meetings and gather information. This individual analyzes customer billing technology and proposes technology solutions. Other Duties
Maintain and grow a book of business (e.g., ground, air, international, freight) Introduce new products and services and expand business opportunities within customer accounts Research resources and account history Qualify leads Submit pricing requests and analyze price quotes Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs), generate standard and customized reports and queries, access appropriate databases, and interpret and clarify data. Track sales performance to objectives Monitor account statistics and respond to internal sales leads to identify opportunities and create sales strategies Requirements Applies business and industry knowledge and understands how key factors impact business strategies and customer organizations in areas such as industry trends, global business perspectives, and organizational structures and functions Applies financial expertise by analyzing and evaluating financial data, patterns and trends to determine the financial impact of a decision on the customer and the company. Applies knowledge of customer business models and operating structures and offers logistic sales solutions that support the customer’s strategic business objectives Applies knowledge of the features and business applications of services, products and customer-facing technology offerings and solutions Negotiates with others by identifying desired outcomes, organizational priorities, and appropriate strategies and concessions. Asks pertinent questions, considers alternatives, persuades others, and bargains for win-win solutions Solicits information using information gathering techniques such as asking open and closed-ended questions, probing for details, and interviewing others to obtain additional information This position requires a valid driving license, along with 80% travel Must be able to speak the following languages: English and Yoruba Applies supply chain and logistics knowledge of the flow of materials, information, and finances involved in manufacturing and distributing products Applies knowledge of core business and of freight structure and operations to resolve problems, make decisions and achieve business objectives Assesses and identifies business needs and conducts customer analysis to determine customer requirements and constraints, determine the impact of products/services on customers, and identify which products, services and features to promote to current/potential customers Builds business partnerships and develops key customer relationships to maximize account profitability. Understands the customer’s business and aligns account strategies to customer goals Conducts competitive analysis of competitor’s offerings and strategies, and maintains awareness of competitive environment Creates and develops strategies and plans for effectively managing accounts
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Note: Please make sure to upload a CV when applying.

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Jobs at International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Yam Breeder and Postdoctoral Fellow, Yam Disease Phenotyping Specialist.

Yam Breeder

Job DescriptionIITA seeks a highly motivated and qualified individual to participate as a senior plant breeder in a new project on ‘Enhancing Yam Breeding for Increased Productivity and Improved Quality in West Africa (AfricaYam)’ supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).Project activities will be carried out through collaborative research between IITA and the national yam programs of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria; the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Center (IBRC) in Japan; the James Hutton Institute (JHI), UK; the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Development (CIRAD), France; and the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI), Cornell University, USA.This initiative is focused on breeding superior yam varieties for high yield, good quality and resistance to diseases (anthracnose and yam mosaic virus).This project will also focus on regional testing of currently available promising breeding selections; phenotyping bi-parental populations, mapping and genome-wide association studies for key agronomic and quality traits; additional re-sequencing, sequence analysis for generation of genomic tools for genotyping populations, genome-wide association studies, and testing the feasibility of genomic selection; constructing and using a open access’ database for curation and integration of yam research data; and capacity building.The successful candidate will report to the Regional Director for Western Africa and the Director in charge of Biotechnology and Crop ImprovementThe Yam Breeder will undertake the following activities:Plan, implement, and oversee yam breeding activities in the project to ensure that outputs are delivered according to the agreed results framework and results tracker.Backstop and strengthen the national yam breeding programs in the four project member countries.Guide and promote participatory breeding by partners and farmers.Supervise PhD and MSc research linked to yam breeding.Organize communication and dissemination of research results.Write project progress reports and publish research articles in international peer reviewed and open access journals.Organize the production and supply of planting materials of improved yam varieties to partners.Participate in resource mobilization for yam breeding.Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.Minimum Qualification & ExperienceThe candidate should have a PhD in plant breeding from a recognized university and more than seven (7) years of post-PhD experience.Skills & AbilitiesStrong knowledge and experience in classical plant breeding and successful variety development, preferably in a root or tuber crop.Ability to integrate high quality phenotyping with genotyping.Experience with project activity implementation and monitoring.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Excellent spoken and written English; knowledge of French would be an asset.Demonstrated ability to write and publish articles in peer reviewed international journals.Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment.Willingness to travel extensively within the West Africa sub-region.Research experience in sub-Saharan Africa is an asset.Terms & ConditionsThe contract will be for an initial period of three years with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. IITA offers internationally competitive remuneration package paid in U.S. Dollars.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Yam Disease Phenotyping Specialist

Job DescriptionWe are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in plant virology/pathology to participate in the yam disease phenotyping activities mainly in Nigeria but also in Ghana, Benin, and Cote d’Ivoire. The successful candidate will contribute to testing of existing phenotyping methods and finding innovative modern methods for rapid and accurate phenotyping of yam for viral and fungal diseases, and contribute to the research on deciphering mechanisms of resistance. The incumbent will ensure that outputs are delivered according to an agreed results framework and results tracker, to support the yam breeding and genomic selection activities.He/She will work under the supervision of the Head of Virology & Molecular Diagnostics and report to the Regional Director for Western Africa and the Director in charge of Biotechnology and Crop Improvement. He/she will also work closely with the yam breeding program.IITA seeks a qualified individual to participate as ‘Yam Disease Phenotyping Specialist’ in the new initiative on ‘AfricaYam: Enhancing Yam Breeding for Increased Productivity and Improved Quality in West Africa’, operating in West Africa, and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).Project activities will be carried out through collaborative research between IITA and the national yam programs of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria; the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Center (IBRC) in Japan; the James Hutton Institute (JHI), UK; the Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Development (CIRAD), France; and the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI), Cornell University, USA. This initiative is focused on breeding superior yam varieties for high yield, good quality and resistance to diseases (anthracnose and yam mosaic virus).This project will also focus on regional testing of currently available promising breeding selections; phenotyping bi-parental populations, mapping and genome-wide association studies for key agronomic and quality traits; additional re-sequencing, sequence analysis for generation of genomic tools for genotyping populations, genome-wide association studies, and testing the feasibility of genomic selection; constructing and using a ‘open access’ database for curation and integration of yam research data; and capacity building.Position/ResponsibilitiesImplement and oversee yam disease phenotyping activities.Develop and implement innovative approaches for disease phenotyping.Facilitate integration of phenotyping with variety evaluation and breeding for resistance to viruses.Facilitate training in phenotyping methods and support trainees (degree and non-degree).Organize communication and dissemination undertakings, reporting and publishing of results in international peer reviewed journals.Support effective partnerships and linkages.Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.Educational QualificationsThe candidate should have a PhD in plant virology/pathology or allied disciplines from a highly recognized university, with good understanding of host-pathogen interactions and skills in phenotyping, application of molecular biological methods for pathogen detection, and data analysis.Core CompetenciesStrong knowledge and experience in plant virology/pathology, supported by experience in phenotyping plants for disease resistance; application of molecular tools for diagnostics, understanding host-pathogen interactions, application of quantitative diagnostic tools, such as real time PCR, maintenance of pathogen cultures and insect vector transmission, familiarity or working experience with nextgen sequencing technologies (e.g small RNA deep sequencing, RNAseq).Knowledge of application of modern phenotyping tools (digital data capture devices, etc).Ability to integrate high quality phenotyping with genotyping.Experience with project activity implementation and monitoring.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Excellent spoken and written English. French is an added advantage. .Demonstrated ability to write and publish articles in peer reviewed international journals.Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-cultural environment.Willingness to travel extensively within the West Africa sub-region.Research experience with clonally propagated crops is an asset.General informationInitial appointment is for two years. It can be renewed on the basis of performance and availability of funds. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.Method of ApplicationTo apply for any of the positions, use the links below

Yam Breeder
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yam Disease Phenotyping Specialist

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Fresh Vacancy at African Development Bank

Position title: Chief Strategy OfficerGrade: PL-3Position N°: NAReference: ADB/14/061Publication date: 14/11/2014Closing date: 05/12/2014ObjectivesThe Primary role of the Strategy Department (COSP) is to contribute to policy and strategy development, including annual plans and the Medium and Long-Term strategies of the Bank. COSP advices the President and Senior Management on strategy and policy issues of the Bank. COSP assists with the communication of the strategy to all stakeholders, and monitors and facilitates the implementation of related Presidential decisions.

Chief Strategy Officer

Duties and responsibilitiesUnder the general supervision of the COSP Director, the main responsibility of the Chief Strategy Officer is to provide strategic advice and support on COSP matters to the Director and the rest of the Department team. in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Department. He/She will:Participate as part of the core COSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, reporting, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options.Coordinate the preparation of major COSP strategy reports such as the Annual Strategy Review, for Senior Management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports. Contribute to/coordinate the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations.Provide support to Senior Management in the formulation of strategic policy objectives, and ensure their alignment with the strategic planning orientations and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022.As part of the core COSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and initiatives, across the Institution, are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy.As part of the core COSP team, participate in and coordinate the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work, as and when required.Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues.Prepare as requested planning and strategy documents.As part of the COSP core team, assist Operations Vice-Presidencies, Research, Finance and Corporate Management Vice Presidencies to formulate their work programs and specific strategies driven by the planning and strategy.Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself.Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) in the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews.Represent the department as requested at key policy decisions and institutional reforms meetings and initiatives.Represent the COSP department as requested at selected key strategy meetings and on important missions. Serve as a focal point and spokesperson, as requested, on strategy issues to internal and external constituencies and expert strategy groups.Selection CriteriaIncluding desirable skills, knowledge and experienceMinimum of Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, strategic management, engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge in development issues.Preferably a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience; proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs); previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset.Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a good understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy.Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on Strategy related matters.Good leadership skills, and lateral thinking; high sense of professionalism. Good command of budgetary and operational management matters.Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines. Capability to work within specified time limits. Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems.High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank.Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and good knowledge of operational management systems.Method of Application
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Fresh Vacancy at Mercy Corps

Position Title: Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (IPNN) Research FellowDuty Station: Nigeria (Jos)
Position Category: Full-time Part-time AND Regular TemporaryDuration: 6 Months
Program/Department Summary:Mercy Corps works almost exclusively in high-risk conflict and post-conflict environments. We currently have programs in more than 40 countries; the vast majority of these fall into the category of fragile or critically weak states. While we recognize that these are difficult places to operate, we believe that transitional environments – countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters – also offer tremendous opportunities for positive change.
Helping people find ways to break the cycle of violence and promote peaceful change is at the heart of Mercy Corps’ mandate. Mercy Corps’ Youth and Conflict Management team is responsible for helping Mercy Corps’ field offices design and implement programs in a broad range of conflict and post-conflict settings. We currently support over 40 conflict management and peacebuilding programs world-wide. Our approach is built on three core foundations. First, we work with local leaders and communities in conflict-affected societies to help them gain the tools and skills they need to re-establish trust, rebuild relationships, and talk about the difficult issues that have led to violence. Second, we help our local partners implement development programs that address the underlying issues that are fuelling violence, whether competition over access to land or water, youth unemployment and alienation, or political and economic discrimination. Third, we actively seek to measure the impact of our programs, learn which approaches work (and which do not), and disseminate our findings to the broader development and policy community.

Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (IPNN) Research Fellow

LocationPlateau
General Position Summary:The Research Fellow will work closely with the Nigeria field team to assist in the implementation of a grant received from the GHR Foundation, entitled Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria (IPNN). The IPNN project will strategically build on a three-year DFID-funded program that aims to resolve pastoralist/farmer conflict in the Middle Belt and Northern Nigeria. The DFID project will: 1) strengthen the capacity of local leaders to resolve conflicts through negotiation training and mentoring in dispute resolution; 2) support the sustainability of dispute resolution through joint economic and natural resource initiatives; and 3) raise awareness of the economic costs of conflict and promote long-term policy solutions through research and advocacy.
IPNN will be implemented together with this DFID grant as a single, coherent program. However, it will explore the inter-faith dimensions more closely. Specifically, IPNN will: 1) deepen the program’s interfaith activities by supporting 50 religious leaders to discuss religious tolerance and implement faith-based peacebuilding activities in their communities; 2) support rigorous evaluation of the role of religion in peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria and the impact of interfaith activities on peacebuilding outcomes; and 3) broadly disseminate the program’s findings to policy makers and practitioners. The IPNN Research Fellow will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation activities under IPNN and all related outreach efforts to donors and policy audiences. The IPNN Fellow will also facilitate linkages with religious leaders in Plateau State and will assist with the implementation of IPNN-specific activities. The Fellow will be based remotely from the project team and should be able to carry out activities independently and with limited supervision. Specifically, the Research Fellow will:

  1. Conduct an assessment of religious dynamics, leaders, and tensions in Plateau State.
  2. Facilitate the creation of a board of advisors in Nigeria to refine research questions and develop appropriate research design and data collection tools
  3. Work with the Director of Youth and Conflict Management, the Nigeria field team, and a board of advisors
  4. Create and manage contacts with interfaith and religious leaders to facilitate program implementation and research.
  5. Participate in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis on the impact of IPNN.
  6. Assist with quarterly reports to the donor.
  7. Assist in the development of fact sheets and success stories
  8. Write up final research results.
  9. Help organize donor meetings and other public events related to disseminating research results programs.
  10. Other tasks, as requested.

Organizational Learning:As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.
Supervisory Responsibility:This position currently holds no supervisory responsibility.
Works Directly With:Reports to MEL Advisor. Works with Nigeria field team, including Program Manager and other CONCUR program staff, and IPNN Research Fellow counterpart based in the U.S.
Project Location:The Fellow will be based in Jos, Plateau State and will travel occasionally to project field sites and to Abuja, FCT.
Knowledge and Experience:· Excellent communication skills and ability to facilitate cooperation among diverse actors.· Excellent quantitative and qualitative research and analysis skills, including strong knowledge of statistics (preferred)· Excellent writing and computer skills required· Excellent organizational abilities required.
Success Factors:A successful candidate for this position will be highly motivated and interested in helping create a body of information about Mercy Corps conflict programs that will be used for years to come. Candidates must be creative, self-motivated and capable of working in a situation where the supervisor may be in a different location. This position will require frequent travel to field sites. A successful candidate will be good at maintaining networks and will be familiar with current interfaith initiatives in Northern Nigeria. Fluency in English and Hausa is required, and facility in other languages such as Fulfulde and Berom is a plus.Method of ApplicationProfessionals and students are welcome to apply. Please submit a resume and a statement of interest torecruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org with mail subject IPNN FELLOW. In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any experiences directly relevant to the projects outlined. You may wish to describe your career interests (specifically as they relate to conflict management, peacebuilding, or development) and discuss your previous work and educational experiences demonstrating these interests.

The application will close on November 24, 2014.

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Jobs for a Technical Lead, Monitoring and Evaluation/Operations Research

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Job Title: Technical Lead, Monitoring and Evaluation/Operations Research

Grade: K
Job ID: 13-7825
Location: NG-Abuja
# of Positions: 1
Center/Office: CLM – General
Posted Date: 2014-10-27
Project/Program: PLAN-Health
Application Due Date: 2014-11-07

Overall Responsibilities
The MSH PLAN-Health project is a health systems strengthening project. Much of the work of PLAN Health results in qualitative outcomes.  It is important that these outcomes be measured with accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID, particularly achievement of set targets. Hence, the objective of the Technical Lead, M&E and OP position is to provide technical leadership in the operationalization of the PLAN-HEALTH Performance Measurement Plan (PMP) integrated with PLAN-HEALTH institutional systems; so as to generate strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.

Specific Responsibilities

    Take overall responsibility for all M&E functions of the PLAN HEALTH project.     Take lead in the implementation of PLAN HEALTH PMP providing adequate data and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the Project Director and other members of the team.  Ensure PLAN HEALTH PMP provides inputs into other national and international reporting systems.     Design and implement, with the assistance of consultants, a fifth year re-evaluation of the results framework into measurable results with their corresponding outcomes and outputs.     Guide the process of assessing and (re)designing instruments for collecting monitoring and evaluation data and working with the project team to analyze and share the data.     Document the achievements and accomplishments of the implementation plan indicators against set performance targets, including mid-term milestones/ benchmarks, annual and expected end-of-project results targets.     Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas for project management attention and review.     Document best practices and success stories; prepare documentation for potential program users and public relations purposes, and submit timely, high quality quarterly reports to USAID.     Work with the Plan Health management team to prepare the semi-annual monitoring and evaluation exercise; review progress against current and past plans, identify lessons learned, make adjustments and move successfully toward closeout.  The TL particularly attends to final year results.     Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor in the Center for Leadership and Management at MSH/HQ in the design and implementation of complex studies of the impact of organizational and health systems strengthening activities.     Assist project staff to preparate and submit journal and conference abstracts that contribute to knowledge on health systems strengthening.     Be responsible for PLAN-Health strategic knowledge management ensuring accurate and complete documentation of all project strategies, interventions and reports.     Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.     Lead the process of conducting periodic data quality audits. Monitor team reports to determine if the information is substantive and relevant to the goal of PLAN Health.     Build the capacity of PLAN HEALTH staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation system.     Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at PLAN HEALTH. Be responsible for PLAN- Health’s documentation on share point. ACCOUNTABILITY:
    Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.     Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.     Responsibility over Staff:  M&E technical responsibility for staff of the M&E unit Qualifications
    Experience in qualitative measurement of program impact; experience in communications-based training.     Master’s degree or higher in health system research, program evaluation, statistics, or related field relevant to monitoring and evaluation.     Experience in qualitative measurement of program impact; experience in communications-based training.     Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.     Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for health systems strengthening.     Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.     Willingness to travel within Nigeria, as required.     A minimum of 5 years senior-level experience in monitoring and evaluation of large internationally funded health programs, including the use of data to inform decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and other strategic initiatives.  Preference given to candidates with USG experience and experience in HIV/AIDS and/or capacity building of civil society organizations and public sector institutions     Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators. Good working knowledge of statistics. Ability to obtain, analyze and interpret data and present findings in oral and written form.
How to Apply
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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Latest Nigerian Jobs at Abraham Holmes, October 2014

Abraham Holmes is a leader in corporate team building and facilitating team change. We are in the business of creating safe, fun and meaningful team building activities.

At Abraham Holmes, we are committed to helping you improve your business. We provide full service solutions in Recruitment, Training, and Research that enable you find the right people, give them the skills they need to make your business better, and find new opportunities in existing or new markets

Abraham Holmes – Our client in the Security and Food & Beverage industry requires the services of qualified candidates for immediate employment into the position below:

Job Title: Operations Officer
Locations:
Uyo, Benin, Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt
Requirement

Minimum of 3 years relevant/demonstrable work experience in Operations and/ or in a related field.  Job Title: Zonal Manager
Locations:
Uyo, Benin, Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt
Requirement
Minimum of 5 years prior work experience in Business Development and Operations within the and/or in a related field

Job Title: Office Manager/ Admin Fin Officer
Locations:
Uyo, Benin, Lagos, Port Harcourt
Requirement

Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in Accounting and Administration.  Job Title: Patrol Supervisor
Locations:
Uyo, Benin, Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt
Requirement Minimum of 5 years relevant experience as a security guard with at least 2 years in a supervisory role.  Job Title: Training Officer
Locations:
Uyo, Benin, Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt
Requirement Minimum of 3 years demonstrable work experience in security industry; HND in Humanities/ Ex-Service Men/ Women (Sergeant).  Job Title: Sales Executive
Locations:
Uyo, Benin, Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt
Requirement Minimum of OND and 1 year sales & distribution experience in the food and beverage industry. Job Title: Account Officer
Location:
Lagos
Requirement Minimum of 3 years prior work experience in Accounting with B.Sc in Accounting or related courses.  Job Title: Senior Accountant
Location:
Lagos
Requirement Minimum of 5 years prior work experience in Accounting with ICAN. Job Title: Cashier
Location:
Lagos
Requirement Minimum of 1 years prior work experience in Accounting and or Finance.  Job Title: Driver
Location:
Lagos
Requirement Minimum of 5 years verifiable driving experience with minimum of SSCE. How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: abayomi@abrahamholmes.com , recruitment@abrahamholmes.com , samuelabayomi@yahoo.com

Note:
Only one candidate is required in each location. Only successful candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline 4th November, 2014

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