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Team Leader in Nigeria , Nigeria

For the upcoming LINKS programme in Northern Nigeria, Mott MacDonald is looking for a Team Leader.

About the programme
The LINKS Programme will result in increased income of GBP 3 million in northern Nigeria, with specific challenging targets for women and people living with disability through new jobs, farming incomes and self-employment opportunities, including the creation of 100,000 jobs. The programme will work primarily in the three northern states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa. The value chains with the highest potential are identified as agriculture, renewable energy and renewable off-grid power solutions and ICT. This programme is the successor of GEMS, which has been a successful DFID intervention. The LINKS programme will be implemented for 7 years.

Job description of the Team Leader
You will be responsible for (but not limited to):
• Provide overall leadership and technical direction for the program, including leading the strategic planning, implementation and reporting.
• Overall programme management, including people management and oversight of progress
• Stakeholder management, and acting as the principal point of contact with program and technical staff, government partners, private sector, service providers
• Design, develop and implement strategies and project work plans
• Lead the process of collecting, synthesising and disseminating clear information through technical reports as well as regular progress reports.
• Communicate effectively with other projects, donors, and other stakeholders for raising awareness about the program and for ensuring collaborative engagement
• Provide leadership for achieving programme results, targets and milestones as per the logical framework

Requirements for the Team Leader.
• Degree in economics, business, or related fields
• Experience of over 15 years in developing countries for private sector dev projects, ideally in Nigeria and the region, SSA
• Successfully delivered large complex, multi-year, multi-disciplinary DFID projects for business environment reform, investment climate reform, private sector development
• Successfully delivered results for women’s economic empowerment, inclusion of the youth
• Deep understanding of constraints to the private sector in Nigeria, especially in the North
• Experience implementing DFID procedures, policies, and reporting requirements.
• Good understanding of the government economic policy, and experience of managing public private dialogue successfully
• Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments
• Oral, written, and spoken English fluency required
• Hausa competency desired

What we offer
Mott MacDonald is a well-established company in International development. We offer you a freelance, full-time position in Northern Nigeria. We offer a competitive fee rate and the chance to develop not only northern Nigeria, but also your own personal growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Team Leader in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 09, 2018
West Africa Marketing Manager , Nigeria

BitPesa is seeking a driven individual with an interest in frontier markets and strong understanding of marketing to coordinate and execute our marketing strategy in West Africa. Working under the guidance of the Head of Marketing and Communications, the West Africa marketing manager is responsible for the daily management of the organization's online presence and engagement through social platforms, as well as executing on a community engagement based strategy for Nigeria and Ghana. Administration includes content strategy, develop brand awareness, generate inbound traffic, and cultivate leads and sales.

About BitPesa
BitPesa is a digital foreign exchange and payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. BitPesa is a market-maker in every major African currency and opens corridors for business payments and trade between frontier markets and the rest of the world. Founded in 2013, BitPesa was the first blockchain company to be licensed by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and follows stringent KYC practices.

BitPesa services frontier market businesses and multinationals paying suppliers as far as China and UAE, as well as cryptocurrency traders. Our API also enables international remittance companies to send white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Launched in Nairobi, BitPesa now has offices in Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, and Dakar. For more information about BitPesa, visit our website, Twitter, or Facebook.

Responsibilities:

Manage Social Media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
- Curate relevant content (images, video and written) to reach the organization's target audiences
- Monitor, listen and respond to users in a "social" way while cultivating leads and sales
- Conduct online advocacy and open stream for cross-promotions.
- Oversee design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and blog).
- Maintain ongoing reports
- Become an advocate for BitPesa in Social Media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate
- Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy
- Work with the customer service team to manage our WhatsApp groups and nurture our customers
- Community Manager for West Africa Manager
- Identify opportunities in user-generated content surrounding the business
- Source, negotiate, and liaison with Nigerian or Ghanaian press and other agencies
- Work with the sales team to host events, meetups, and training sessions relevant to our products
- Attend events and build rapport within the business and cryptocurrency communities
- Come up with create viral and word of mouth strategies to better engage potential customers

Qualifications:
- At least 2-3 years of experience in integrated marketing strategy.
- Interest in building communities and generating awareness on Social Media and other marketing channels
- College degree in business or relevant major
- Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media Platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
- Interest or experience in emerging markets such as Southeast Asia, Africa, or LatAm.
- Goal oriented with the ability to work under fast paced and high pressure environments

Location:
Should be based in Accra, Ghana, or Lagos, Nigeria. The marketing team works on East African Time, but much of the social media audience is US based.

Pay:
We would like to start the candidate in a consultancy position and then move them to more of a full time position. Compensation will be based on level of experience.

Are you interested in becoming a West Africa Marketing Manager in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 01, 2018
Logistics Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

DESCRIPTION
Bisedge Brands & Distribution is a company within Sunray Ventures Group. Established by a group of experienced business practitioners and consultants from Germany, Sunray Ventures is an African venture builder, addressing Africa’s core opportunities and challenges by building and growing high-impact companies that are leaders in their respective fields. Bisedge creates strong route-to-market and manufacturing structures, as a platform for consumer good products, whilst adhering to the highest standards of sustainability.

THE ROLE
As Logistics Manager, you have the complete-end-to-end responsibility of organizing all movement and storage of goods - from supplier to our warehouse, ensure storage of products in the warehouse in a safe way and without incurring losses, and organizing outbound movement from the warehouse to various distribution points. This includes, in a self-standing way, following up with shipping lines, processing of all regulatory requirements (SON, etc), managing customs declarations and clearing processes, arranging local transportation for delivery from port to warehouse, ensuring warehousing conditions in a safe and secure way, and outbound logistics organization, and overall taking the full responsibility of logistics function development within the company.

Major responsibilities include:
- Ensure timely and cost-efficient movement of goods, with responsibility over the end-to-end logistics costs,
- Manage relationships with all agents, including government agencies, clearing agents, transportation agents, insurance providers, etc.
- Ensure no product losses throughout the supply and distribution chain,
- Ensure strict adherence with all Nigerian regulations,
- Provide timely and accurate reporting about all logistics activities,
- Oversee implementation of operating standards and continuous improvement in all logistics areas.

REQUIREMENTS
- Very good knowledge of Nigerian regulations in areas related to importation: standards, customs processes, shipping and international trade standards,
- At least 3 years of work experience in importation related field,
- Very good understanding of warehousing and distribution systems,
- Undergraduate level degree in related field,
- Excellent oral, written, and mathematical abilities,
- High ethical standards,
- Entrepreneurial and leadership aspirations, ability to work in team.

BENEFITS
- Opportunity to work in a forward-looking, innovative company, with international group of colleagues,
- Unlimited career opportunities – depending on achievements and personal development,
- A competitive salary and benefits package with long term prospect in a fast growing company.

Are you interested in becoming a Logistics Manager in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 23, 2018
Sales Manager Nigeria , Nigeria

Our client is a large distributor of food commodities that is expanding into the West African market. They are looking for an independent and self-motivated person to become their Sales Manager in Nigeria.

Objective:
• Secure continuity and expansion of the company’s position on the Nigerian market linked to the annual business and the companies long term plan for Africa and more specifically Nigeria
• Acquire new customers -in close cooperation with the local distributors/agents- and grow our business with existing customers
• Scout opportunities with larger customers and (international) chains like hotels, restaurants, retail, convenience
• Launch new products -together with the distributor/agent- on the market, support and promote the products and brands and scout opportunities in the market for new concepts and products
• Build local networks
• Make optimal use of assigned marketing budgets for brand communication and visibility in the market
• Support our distributor’s/agents in the market regarding logistic affairs, managing information and communication to and from the head office in Europe
• Support the Area Manager Africa on a day to day base in the local market and report on a weekly basis e.g. results, opportunities.
• Competences: can convince and influence, relation/network manager, entrepreneurial, commercial and promotional skills
• Price and trade term negotiation is NOT the responsibility of the sales manager
• Activation, Initiation and out roll promotions

What we are looking for:
• Local employee - Nigerian based an National
• ‘Neutral’ attitude and background with respect to religion, tribes, politics.
• International attitude - with respect for being able to work locally for a European company
• Should have experience in FMCG sales and business development, preferably for a larger company
• Somebody that can work around and be accepted by the local distributors and agents
• Should have sales/promotion/market execution experience and a sales/customer network in the Nigerian market
• Should have experience with working with agents/distributors
• Next to local language(s)/dialect(s) should be sufficient in English (both written and oral), French is a nice extra.

What is on offer:
• One-year contract, with possible extension
• Standalone job with loads of traveling
• Competitive package

Expiring: Jan 26, 2018
Reporter in Nigeria , Nigeria

Reporter (Pidgin)

Job Introduction
Africas media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.

The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media.Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million weekly across various platforms.

Over the next four years, the BBC World Service will be expanding its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from 6 to 12.

Three of the new language services, Pidgin, Yoruba and Igbo, will serve our audiences in Nigeria and West Africa. You will be based in Kano, working alongside our operation in Abuja from where the BBC currently produces its Hausa service output. There is a strong emphasis on reaching and connecting with young audiences.

We are now looking for a reporter with strong digital journalism and language skills (Pidgin, Yoruba and Igbo, as well as English) to work in Kano.

This role involves working irregular hours including weekends and public holidays.

Role Responsibility
The BBC is looking for an excellent reporter to produce a dynamic range of digital content - audio and video - which will appeal to a young audience. The successful candidate will have some experience of reporting for a digital media organization. Fluent in Pidgin and English (written and spoken), you will have experience of field reporting, delivering creative output for digital and social media platforms. An excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential, including a good understanding of a broad editorial agenda. You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of Nigeria. You will have good local contacts. Ability to work under pressure and react to breaking news is essential. You must be a self-starter, with a strong ability to work independently.

You must have work authorization for Nigeria.

The Ideal Candidate
- A full command of Pidgin as first (or equivalent) language is essential. An additional language Hausa, Yoruba, or Igbo is desirable.
- An excellent understanding of written and spoken English for journalism and the ability to communicate effectively.
- A digital media background and social media journalism experience preferable, you will ideally have a strong screen presence for coverage online and on social media.
- A good broadcasting voice and presence and the ability to acquire the appropriate presentation style to communicate effectively with listeners in Pidgin and English.
- Experience of field reporting on political, economic and trending social issues is desirable. So is the ability to demonstrate a good range of contacts for interview purposes.
- Knowledge of wider regional or international affairs will be an advantage.
- A good understanding of the needs of a young digitally-savvy audience in the region and an empathy with them is essential.
- Ability to convey story and programme ideas in an exciting way and to contribute fully to the planning process.
- A knowledge of and aptitude for, using modern broadcast and recording (audio & video) digital technology.
- A record of demonstrating good interpersonal skills and an understanding of the importance of working as a part of a team, especially at a distance, as well as working independently.
- Ability to remain calm under pressure, apply sensible work priorities and pace him/herself through the assignment.

Package Description
Contract: continuing
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Local terms and conditions apply

About the Company
We dont focus simply on what we do we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure youve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. Youll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Are you interested in becoming a Reporter in Nairobi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Dec 22, 2017
Director of Finance and Administration in Nigeria , Nigeria

Company Overview
eHealth Africa (eHA) is a data-driven, solutions-oriented innovator dedicated to improving people’s access to high-quality health systems in Africa. Our highly collaborative approach convenes public health professionals across sectors to tackle Africa’s greatest health challenges. Using data and informatics to inform solutions, eHA addresses difficult health needs with knowledge, passion and integrity.

We leverage our staff and department expertise across five major domain areas:
- Emergency Preparedness & Response
- Disease Surveillance & Lab Systems
- Health Delivery Systems
- Nutrition & Food Security
- Supply Chain Strengthening

We use data to build strong health systems and create a future where Africa’s health systems are equipped to meet the needs of the communities they serve and respond effectively to unexpected public health situations.

eHA has grown quickly in the past four years, and we seek a senior-level manager to own and advise key functional areas including s finance, grants and contracts, human resources, and operations. Qualified candidates will have a passion for start-up environments, deep curiosity about process and product, and a desire to roll up their sleeves and help get the work done. Familiarity with global health delivery is essential, and experience in West Africa is a plus. Some of the keys to success in this role are: flexibility, inventiveness, and the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

Job Summary

The Director of Finance & Administration is a key member of the eHA global management team, with responsibility for eHA’s Finance, Grants and Contracts, Human Resources, and Operations Departments. He/She will work closely with the Co-Executive Directors, management team, and country staff to ensure eHA maintains practical and efficient systems that enable the organization to fulfill its mission to improve health systems. The position will report to the Co-Executive Directors, and will directly supervise the department leads for: Finance, Grants & Contracts, Human Resources, and Operations.

Responsibilities and Duties

Leadership and Overall Management
- Provide leadership, guidance, and oversight to the Finance, Grants & Contracts, Human Resources, and Operations Departments.
Maintain departmental structures, personnel, and operating standards and practices that are responsive and adaptable to evolving
business needs.
- Provide leadership presence for all staff, including bridging cross-country office issues as well as supporting an open-door policy
amongst all staff.
- Lead development and implementation of:
- Annual plans and budgets
- Policies and procedures
- Risk management strategies
- Liaise with partners and donors upon request, including providing timely and accurate responses to inquiries.
- Oversee the adequacy and implementation/migration of all ERP systems as they relate to the functional areas of responsibility

Finance
- Directly supervising and working closely with the Associate Director for Finance, provide oversight, leadership, guidance, and
ultimate accountability for key finance functions, including:
- Budgeting, accounting, reporting, cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and investments.
- Preparation of financial statements and reports for use by eHA leadership and Board of Directors
- Participating in strategic and management decisions.
- Prudent and strategic management of eHA resources, including identifying potential cost savings and revenue opportunities.
- Development and implementation of operating and capital budgets.
- Continuous improvement and implementation of finance policies and procedures, as well as establishing appropriate internal controls.
- Departmental and monthly approval and processing of revenue and expenditures, cash flow and capital purchases.
- Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, including accounting standards (IFRS and/or GAAP) and government funding requirements.
- Ensure completion of independent annual audit and other periodic audits.
- Ensure timely and accurate tax compliance of all entities.

Grants and Contracts
- Directly supervising and working closely with the Deputy Director for Grants and Contracts and country office leadership, provide oversight, leadership, guidance, and ultimate accountability for key grants and contracts functions, including:
- All administrative processes, systems, and policies to effectively and efficiently manage eHA grants and contracts.
- Compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as funding agreement terms and conditions.
- Grants and Contracts performance:
- Resolution of related administrative problems
- Proactive identification of tools and strategies to improve performance.
- Development and training for programmatic staff on grants and contract management.

Human Resources
- Directly supervising and working closely with the Deputy Director for Human Resources, provide oversight, leadership, guidance, and ultimate accountability for key human resources functions, including:
- Recruitment and onboarding to ensure attraction and retention of highly skilled, committed and motivated workforce.
- Design and administration of compensation and benefits plans including salary scales, medical, disability, and term life insurance, and retirement.
- Implementation of a performance management process, ensuring it is linked to career development and succession planning.
- Design and implementation of employee wellness programs to enhance morale and retention.
- Design and implementation of Human Resources policies and procedures, ensuring labor law and record keeping compliance.
- Payroll process, time tracking and benefits administration.

Qualifications and Skills
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA or related advanced degree, from an accredited institution.
- Minimum of 7 years experience in a senior-level management position of a multi-site nonprofit organization with offices on multiple continents, with global health experience preferred.
- Financial background required, with demonstrated knowledge across finance, grants and contracts, human resources, and operations.
- Minimum of 5 years with demonstrated experience in USG grants and contracts administration. Experience with large foundations and government sources of funding preferred.
- Fluent in written and spoken English, with knowledge of French, Krio, Hausa preferred.
- Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, including demonstrated proficiency with advanced formulas and formatting in Excel.
- Experience using online administrative and collaboration software (ERP, ATS, HRIS, etc…).
- Ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems required.
- Keen analytic, organization, problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Outstanding presentation and communication skills.
- Exceptional people skills associated with being a pragmatic and creative leader, including political and diplomatic awareness within an organization.
- Team-oriented, data-driven and intellectually curious.
- Willingness to be flexible in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
- Establishing and maintaining relationships internally and with various organizations and utilizing those relationships to help achieve eHA’s Mission via negotiation or consensus.
- Motivating employees via leadership and optimism.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Finance and Administration in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 17, 2017

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