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Marketing Manager/Consultant Job at Westernmall Ltd, January 5th 2014

Westernmall Ltd, is an e-commerce platform for sales from individuals and major retail outlets in the UK/USA to Nigeria.

We are also creating opportunities for individuals to sell unique items,eg fashion items from Nigeria to the rest of the world,using the online channel.

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Sales Executive Needed at Scene World – Port Harcourt

Job Title: Sales Executive Job Location: PORT HARCOURT Roles and Responsibilities Assist Senior Management in various Sales media, procedures and concepts. Ability to develop Sales strategies for the organisation Apt Know how on Social media/Digital marketing, extensive knowledge of digital presentations and use of various Social media platforms Attending to customer requirements and presenting appropriately to make a sale; Maintaining and developing relationships […]

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World Class Consultancy Outfit recruiting Assistant Operations Manager

Our client, a world class consultancy outfit, requires a well grounded professional Accountants as Assistant Operations Manager for immediate employment –                      Must have B.Sc. or HND in Accountancy, Finance or Economics –                      Must have ACA or ACCA with minimum of 5 years post chartered experience –                      Maritime industry experience and deep understanding of the operations […]

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Lonadek Nigeria (Business Development Manager)

Lonadek is a firm of Consultants with a passion and desire to implement and develop Local Content in a manner that adds value to all stakeholders. Our goal is to ensure that locals and indigenous companies develop themselves and utilise tested systems, processes and procedures to deliver quality goods and services in the Gulf of Guinea and the world.

Lonadek Nigeria is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description
Identify, develop and promote new business opportunities.
Deploy marketing strategies to retain existing clients and attract new and potential customers
Conduct market survey to find market size, competitors, prices, product requirements, and preferences with a view to gain competitive edge.
Liaise with stream leads to provide pre and post-sales support services.
Preserve and protect clients and customers proprietary information.
Deploy Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool to enhance service delivery
Attain continuous Customer service delivery through collation of customer feedback, data analysis and recommendation of appropriate service delivery strategies.

Application Closing Date
3rd December, 2014.

Method of Application
Interested applicants are required to forward their CV’s to: manpower@lonadek.com

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FMC Technologies Nigeria (Project Director)

FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI) is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. Named by FORTUNE® Magazine as the World’s Most Admired Oil and Gas Equipment, Service Company in 2012, the Company has approximately 16,800 employees and operates 30 production facilities in 16 countries.
FMC Technologies designs, manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry.

Job description
Department
We currently have an opening for a Project Director in our Shell Portfolio Department.
Responsibilities
•The project director is responsible for managing/directing all aspects of a major subsea project (typically > $500MM).
•The project director must be well versed in all applicable product lines, all applicable FMC regional offices and must be experienced managing large teams including but not limited to Project Managers and Systems Engineers.
•In addition to project execution experiences the project director must have proven experiences/skills in strategic planning and customer development.
•The project director is the project’s primary point of contact (both internal and external), he/she is responsible for hiring/managing resources and overseeing finances to ensure that the project progresses on time and on budget.
•This project is located in Nigeria and project team will be located in Lagos Nigeria.

Main Tasks
•Serves as the single point of contact for the customer after the sale as assigned.
•Builds and maintains relationship with customer and other suppliers associated with the Project.
•Participates in the quotation process and standardized product solutions.
•Leads planning of project strategies including contracting, risk management, project controls, and project execution.
•Leads effort in developing Project Execution Plan. Procures executed customer Variation Order (VO) agreement.
•Manages and negotiates VO’s and other changes to the contract within their scope of work.
•Conducts scheduled VO reviews and updates VO summary log.
•Develops and maintains Master Issue’s list and Lessons Learned database.
•Conduct Previous Projects’ Lessons Learned Review.
•Ensures that project risks are identified and managed throughout the entire life cycle of the project.
•Develop and maintain Risk Response Plan and Register.
•Develop and implement Project Closeout plan.
•Develop final equipment disposition and storage plan. Execute Customer Acceptance Notification.
•Develop and implement Commercial Performance plan.
•Conduct periodic financial reviews.
•Ensures that a document control procedure is in place and is followed.
•Establishes and maintains a documented quality system as a means of ensuring that all elements of the Project conform to contract requirements, specific certificate standards and regulatory requirements.
provides project management related information such as schedules and budgets.
•Provides the technical overview and implements the technical system interface within their scope of the project.
•Establish a realistic project schedule and monitors compliance with the defined project objectives and project management processes to ensure the timely completion of project milestones and final delivery.
•Develop Project Milestone Schedule with schedule compression strategy.
•Serves as the single point of contact with management for the Project and coordinates communication between the various functional areas and other FMCTI product areas involved in the project.
•Ensures that the project status and progress is effectively communicated to the FMCTI Project Team and to the customer. Develops and communicates the project budget.
•Approves all project related expenditures as authorized and manages costs to meet budget commitments.
•Ensures that adequate resources are applied to the project.
•Leads Stage Gate Process and ensure processes are implemented in all phases of project execution. Identifies and manages strategic risks, interfacing with the Gate Readiness Review Committee (GRRC) and the Decision Review Board (DRB).
•Develops integrated project team charter and lead team building, alignment, and communication processes. Crafts Project Team Staffing Plan and writes Organizational Interface Plan.
•Define team member responsibilities and tracks and monitors individual performance, quality of output and the impact of output on project delivery and profitability.
•Responsible for developing resources and ensuring adequate and effective succession planning across the project organization Identifies additional business opportunities and works with the proposal team to communicate customer requirements and to drive customer specifications toward

Skills And Requirements
•BS Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Procurement, Operations or related field. MBA or equivalent business experience.
•Must have Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or comparable experience. 20+ Spends 25% of time in a field environment or in a subcontractors shop and may be exposed to possible hazards including high noise, heavy machinery and inclement weather. Travels 5 – 25% of time and typically include international travel..

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Frequent sitting and operating a computer and meeting with customers.
This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of FMC are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.
years’ experience as a Project Manager or comparable experience.
•Must demonstrate expert understanding of Project Management fundamentals, techniques and standards as defined by Project Management Institute (PMI).
•Expert product knowledge of all product lines.
•Expert understanding of engineering, procurement, manufacturing and testing processes.
•Expert understanding of installation and commissioning processes.
•Expert leadership ability within a matrix team environment and contributes significantly to team performance.
•Understands division’s businesses, competing products and technologies and profit impact of decisions.
•Expert understanding of commercial terms and conditions and the risks/opportunities of each as applicable to contract management and business execution.
•Expert negotiation, planning, interpersonal and communication skills.
•Demonstrates effectiveness in project negotiations, multi- site/cultural interfaces and commercial management of contracts, supplier quality systems and development and implementation of project management strategies.
•PC skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, project scheduling, project financial systems MRP system and presentation software.
•Proven ability to affectively increase profitability and delivery of large scale projects by both commercial management, advocating value engineering, strategic procurement, risk mitigation and cash management skills.
•Demonstrates expert ability in the area of stakeholder management. Demonstrates expert understanding of Stage Gate Process and Subsea Project Management Local Work Instructions.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Houston Operating Procedures, Quality Training, START Safety Program, Advanced PC training.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Spends 75% of time in a temperature-controlled environment (office, airport, airplane).

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IFC – International Finance Corporation (Investment Analyst)

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing advisory services to businesses and governments, and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets. For more information, visit www.ifc.org

Job description
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, is one of the leading investors and lenders in emerging markets.
The mission of IFC is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, helping to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. IFC finances private sector investments in the developing world, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses.
The development of infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa is a top strategic priority for IFC and for the international development community.

IFC is seeking to recruit an Investment Analyst to work closely with other investment staff to support the development, execution and monitoring of investments for its Infrastructure Group in the Africa region. This group is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions in power, transport, and utilities in the Africa region. In addition to traditional investment activities, Investment Analysts will also be involved in transactions undertaken by IFC Infraventures, an equity fund established by IFC to provide risk capital and expertise for the early stage development of infrastructure projects.

IFC is today a leader in this area and seeks to substantially expand its activities in the region in these sectors. The position provides an opportunity to obtain company, project and sector experience in a specialized, growing and high impact area. Some travel in the region will be required.

The position is to be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Duties and Accountabilities:
The responsibilities of the Investment Analyst include but are not limited to:
– Analyze financial statements and prepare financial models;
– Conduct industry, market and company research;
– Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences;
– Participate in all aspects of IFC’s project processing cycle from project development to disbursement;
– Coordinate closely with environmental and social colleagues to ensure the maintenance of high environmental and social standards in IFC’s investment;
-Participate in investment negotiations;
– Supervise investments in portfolio companies; and
– Collaborate efficiently with a range of industry and regional IFC colleagues.

Desired Skills and Experience
– At least Bachelor’s or equivalent university degree;
– Up to 4 years prior experience in project and credit analysis with a major financial institution, consulting company or large corporation a plus, although candidates with limited prior experience will also be considered;
– Strong financial, analytical and modeling skills;
– Team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds;
– Interest in the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy and values; and
– Excellent communication skills in English required, other language skills an advantage.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

For Corporate Information and to apply to the position, please visit www.ifc.org, vacancy number 141276.
Deadline is December 9, 2014.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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Latest Career Vacancy at Hamilton Lloyd and Associates

As part of water sector reform initiatives to guarantee sustainable access to basic sanitation and basic water supply in Port Harcourt city, our client are implementing the first phase of the Port-Harcourt Water Supply and Sanitation Project with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank (WB). They have therefore identified the immediate need to recruit competent and suitably qualified professionals to fill various positions within the organization.
The company has decided to hire an experienced Accountant and the position will be based in Port Harcourt.

Accountant

Location: Port HarcourtJob Purpose:
The Accountant is responsible for providing financial system services support for the Financial Management System focussing on structure and controls, including report design, key performance indicators and financial modelling in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial operations. The Accountant must comply with established policies and procedures. Main Responsibilities:
• Establish the financial management system for the project including preparation of financial management sections of the Project Implementation Manual and financial procedures manual in accordance with ADB and WB requirements where applicable; and subsequently ensure strict adherence to installed control arrangements and procedures.
• Maintain and update all books of accounts and records promptly in line with international accounting standards and project financier requirements (ADB and WB).
• Timely processing and approval of payment requests in respect of project activities, ensuring that the expenditures are incurred in accordance with the FA.
• Oversee the preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements of project bank accounts.
• Support the PIU in preparing annual budgets; prepare disbursement requests / withdrawal applications on regular basis to WB and ADB in line with applicable procedures of these project financiers; prepare periodic unaudited interim financial reports (monthly, quarterly/calendar semester, annually); prepare disbursement reports as input to project progress reports within stipulated submission deadlines and in formats agreed with the project financiers.
• Maintain constant liaison with project financiers (ADB, WB, and Rivers State Government) on financial management issues.
• Carry out any other activities that are assigned by the Financial Management Specialist or the Managing Director.Job Specific Competencies/Skills:
• knowledge of accounts payable, accounts receivable and maintaining general ledgers
• knowledge of payroll functions and procedures
• ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial and payroll information ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial and employee files
• Solid financial systems skills and a background in financial analysis and accounting.
• Strong working knowledge of the Oracle Financials software suite or similar fully integrated systemsEnvironmental / Sector demands:
• Rapidly changing environment in the public sector and development agency projects Education/Experience:
• Degree in Accounting or any related course
• A professional membership in any of the following associations: CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) ,ACA (Association of Chartered Accountants), ACCA (Certified Chartered Accountant)
• 6+ years post qualification experience in Financial Management of donor funded development projects. Experience with ADB or WB is an advantage.
• Experience of financial management in public institutions is desired.Method of ApplicationOnly qualified candidate should forward an updated version of their CV to angel@hamiltonlloydandassociates.com Please indicate title of the mail as subject of the mail. Please read carefully.

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Great Opportunity: London Academy Business School (Be certified with just N7,000!)

Two-Day Business & Administrative Management Training

Learn a new skill with Today’s Business and Administrative Management Training Deal courtesy London Academy Business School.

Helping entrepreneurial minds get to grips with the world of business and administrative management, this course is designed for individuals requiring a range of administrative competencies and those who want to pursue careers as administrators or personal executives at senior level in the private or public sectors.

Course content:
Introduction to business environment
Strategic administration of operations and information
Strategic administration of human resource
Knowledge and change, governance
Leadership and motivation
Research and thinking skills for managers
Culture and ethics in a business environment
Managing sustainability and risk
Managing business facilities
Business administration systems
Organisational facilities
Management
Manage and be accountable for own performance in a business environment
Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment
Support the purpose and values of an organisation
Support sustainability in a business environment

Highlights
Business & Administrative Management Training
Dates (choose preferred batch):
Batch 1: Saturday and Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014
Batch 2: Saturday and Sunday, November 22 & 23, 2014
Time:
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
Sunday: 01:00pm – 04:00pm
Venue: 378, Herbert Macaulay Way by University Junction, Yaba, Lagos
Diploma in Business and Administration Management certificate to be issued after training
Refreshments provided
Training facilitated by certified trainers

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Vacancy at The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, is one of the leading investors and lenders in emerging markets. The mission of
IFC is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, helping to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. IFC finances private sector investments in the developing world, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses. The development of infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa is a top strategic priority for IFC and for the international development community.
IFC is seeking to recruit an Investment Analyst to work closely with other investment staff to support the development, execution and monitoring of investments for its Infrastructure Group in the Africa region. This group is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions in power, transport, and utilities in the Africa region. In addition to traditional investment activities, Investment Analysts will also be involved in transactions undertaken by IFC Infraventures, an equity fund established by IFC to provide risk capital and expertise for the early stage development of infrastructure projects.

IFC is today a leader in this area and seeks to substantially expand its activities in the region in these sectors. The position provides an opportunity to obtain company, project and sector experience in a specialized, growing and high impact area. Some travel in the region will be required.

The position is to be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Investment Analyst

Duties and Accountabilities:
The responsibilities of the Investment Analyst include but are not limited to:
– Analyze financial statements and prepare financial models;- Conduct industry, market and company research;- Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences;- Participate in all aspects of IFC’s project processing cycle from project development to disbursement;- Coordinate closely with environmental and social colleagues to ensure the maintenance of high environmental and social standards in IFC’s investment;- Participate in investment negotiations;- Supervise investments in portfolio companies; and- Collaborate efficiently with a range of industry and regional IFC colleagues.Selection Criteria:
– At least Bachelor’s or equivalent university degree;- Up to 4 years prior experience in project and credit analysis with a major financial institution, consulting company or large corporation a plus, although candidates with limited prior experience will also be considered;- Strong financial, analytical and modeling skills;- Team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds;- Interest in the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy and values; and- Excellent communication skills in English required, other language skills an advantage.
Method of Application
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. For Corporate information, please visit www.ifc.org. Please be aware that only selected candidates will be contacted.

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Ericsson Nigeria (Customer Project Manager)

Ericsson Overview
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. Our employees live our vision, core values & guiding principles. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.

Job Summary
The Customer Project Manager Job Role purpose is to manage assigned customer projects to secure that project goals are met, customer’s expectations are fulfilled & that the customer relation is handled in the best possible way within the scope of the contract.

Responsibilities & Tasks
Establish project plan baseline: define project scope, secure the necessary resources & plans & monitor all activities
Drive project execution: track project activities , monitor & handle changes, conflicts & escalations
Handle customer & stakeholder engagement: manage customer relationship building confidence & trust , ensure project progress arranging meetings & customer events
Manage project finance: ensure financial system monitoring
Develop the business: participate to contract preparation & to pre-sales meeting
Develop the CPM discipline: simplify processes, methods & tools with innovative ideas

Position Qualifications

Core Competences:
Leadership skills
Sales & business development skills
Negotiation & argumentation skills
Project management skills
Persuading & Influencing
Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations

Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:
Degree – Engineering or equivalent through experience
At least 5 years Telecoms experience
At least 3 years GSM/Network Rollout experience
Experience in 2G, 3G, LTE, RNC, BSC, Transmission, IP RAN
At least 5 years’ experience as a Project Manager
Experience managing project team of at least 10 resources
PMP/Prince 2 Certification – Advantageous

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