Vacancy- Private Sector Advisor - Abuja


Job Title: Private Sector Advisor - Abuja

Deadline Date: Open until the position is filled.

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) is working in six cities to identify private sector providers to increase service provision of the full range of family planning services and increase the overall contraceptive prevalence rate in Nigeria.

NURHI is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, through a grant to JHU/CCP. JSI is a partner with JHU/CCP, with a subagreement to support the development of family planning services and commodities.

The Private Sector Advisor (PSA) will be part of a dynamic, innovative and multi-disciplinary team of professionals working to improve the quality, utilization and sustainability of family planning (FP) services .

The PSA will provide technical leadership and assistance in identifying groups, associations, and organizations working in the private sector and in civil society who are key providers of health and consumer products and services to urban communities where family planning services and/or products could be added or increased. The PSA will work to foster productive relationships between the private sector, the public sector, and civil society.

The PSA will focus her/his time to providing direct technical support and guidance to Program staff and NURHI network members. The PSA will also work to strengthen and maintain linkages with key stakeholders at the national, state and LGA levels.


" Assist in the identification, and assessment of the capabilities of private sector providers. Private sector includes the formal sector as well as the informal sector (e.g. private midwives and drug shop vendors), for-profit and not-for profit stakeholders, civil society groups, associations and organizations (NGOs, FBO, CBOs).
" Assist in building capacity within the private sector in the delivery of quality services in FP.
" Assist in building effective two-way referral systems between private sector health care providers (particularly those working in the informal sector) and public sector health care facilities.
" Work closely with other project staff to identify training needs and to develop training strategies and materials to build capacity within the private sector.
" Work closely with the Grants Manager to identify selection criteria and provide appropriate mentoring and other support for private sector grant recipients.
" Assist Program partners to identify and test innovative public-private partnerships.
" Ensure synergies and collaboration with the communication and quality assurance project components in the achievement of the overall project objectives.


" Post-Graduate Degree in a related field, with five years experience in the health sector.
" At least three years of professional experience working either exclusively with the private sector, or in public-private sector partnerships.
" Familiarity with current policies, regulations and trends regarding public-private sector partnerships in Nigeria.
" Solid analytical background and ability to communicate data and analysis to broad audiences, and particularly program managers, policy-makers, private sector providers and decision-makers.
" Demonstrated ability to work with program managers and administrators, commercial entities, as well as with urban communities.
" Strong skills in teamwork, networking, facilitation, strategic thinking, verbal communication, and writing.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.

No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. M/F/H/V/D

Nigeria: Resident Director of Finance and Administration


National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

Closing date: 14 Apr 2010
Location: Nigeria - Abuja


The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Director of Finance and Administration, (DFA) to manage the financial, administrative, and logistical aspects of NDI’s Nigeria program including the oversight of the Institute’s multiple subgrants. The DFA will be supported by a finance and administrative manager, a logistics officer and assistant, and several accountants, including two subgrant accountants. The DFA will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. 

The primary responsibility of the position will be to administer NDI’s multi-million dollar Nigeria program in coordination with the Institute's headquarters in Washington, DC. The DFA will manage the accounts, oversee the accounting department, manage the administrative and financial operations in Abuja, monitor field expenses against the budget for the grant, supervise all administrative and accounting staff, share information with the program and financial management teams in Nigeria and Washington, DC, and ensure compliance with U.S. government financial/programmatic reporting requirements and NDI policies and procedures. The DFA will be the communications liaison on financial reporting and clearance matters with the International Accounting team in Washington, DC.

The DFA will also work with NDI’s Washington-based Subgrants Department to ensure that local subgrantees are in financial compliance with federal and organizational regulations and that they are meeting their programmatic and reporting obligations.  The DFA will oversee two subgrant accountants who will be responsible for managing subgrants made to Nigerian organizations, supervise the subgrant application and approval process; support the training of subgrantees, and monitor the subgrantees’ progress in structuring their accounting policies and procedures for the elections program.


- Provide oversight of financial operations in the field for a $15+ million dollar program, funded by USAID;
- Manage all aspects of accounting for the Nigeria field office, including the direct supervision of accounting personnel,
- Monitor program expenditures, monthly field expenses of between $150,000 to $300,000, including budget to actual expenses, and reporting on financial results and cost projections to senior management in Nigeria and Washington, DC;
- Further improve accounting and financial systems in consultation with the management teams in Nigeria and Washington, DC;
- Oversee the disbursement of over $3 million in subgrants to local civil society organizations;
- Train NDI’s field office accountants on NDI’s policies and procedures, donor grant compliance requirements and bookkeeping and internal controls;
- Oversee compliance with internal controls and accounting procedures;
- Ensure that all financial and accounting reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner.


- Support the Resident Director in coordinating NDI programs and day-to-day internal operations of the NDI-Nigeria office;
- Liaise with NDI’s DC-based Central and West Africa team and administrative departments to ensure all significant administrative issues are addressed and resolved and that all follow-up is performed as requested;
- Provide guidance and counsel to international and local staff on administrative and human resource matters in consultation with Human Resources DC staff, when necessary;
- Ensure compliance with national laws, NDI and donor administrative and reporting requirements, as well as appropriate implementation of field office policies and handbook;
- Develop and implement administrative and human resources systems, in consultation with Abuja-based senior management team and relevant DC-based staff, to support NDI’s programs in Nigeria;
- Supervise a team of administrative and support personnel;
- Regularly review security plans and adapt NDI’s practices and profile as necessary;
- Serve as a point of contact for security issues for NDI-Nigeria (the Resident Director is the primary contact);
- Work with program staff to determine current and projected recruitment needs and assist in hiring, training and supervising local staff;
- Create and update job descriptions to accurately reflect responsibilities and processes within the organization and ensure ongoing competitive compensation that supports the organization’s ability to attract, develop and retain top talent;
- Contribute to the appraisal of employee performance, address complaints and resolve problems;
- Act as back-up to members of management team when they are not present.

Subgrants Management

- Review subgrant budgets and proposals, and evaluate subgrantees’ financial systems and internal controls to assess risks and develop appropriate monitoring procedures in consultation with the Subgrants Department in DC;
- Be the liaison between the field office and the D.C. office on subgrant matters;
- Monitor and ensure timely submission of reports by the subrecipients.

Experience required

- Bachelors Degree in finance, accounting, or business administration and/or a related field;
- Minimum of fourteen (14) years in financial management, accounting, and administration, preferably for an international NGO working with USAID funding;
- Thorough knowledge of budgeting, budget oversight, generally accepted accounting principles and the practical application of financial systems;
- The ability to design and implement accounting systems suitable to a challenging and volatile environment with unreliable and sometimes nonexistent infrastructure;
- Previous experience with international grants administration preferred;
- High level of attention to details in all aspects of work responsibilities;
- Strong written and verbal communications skills combined with the ability to work collaboratively with Washington based finance staff as well as program staff in Nigeria;
- Experience with word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel preferred);
- Experience with database creation and management;
- Ability to analyze and interpret governmental and organizational rules and regulations, including OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133;
- Living/working experience outside of the US preferred.

NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply



UNDP PROGRAMME ANALYST-Abuja (Nigerian Nationals)



Location :Abuja, NIGERIA
Application Deadline :10-Oct-08
Additional CategoryPoverty Reduction
Type of Contract :100 Series
Post Level :NO-B (National Officer)
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
        (date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year

This is a National Officer position open to Nigerian nationals.


Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director (Programme), and direct supervision of the            Poverty Team Leader (TL), the Programme Analyst is responsible for the execution of assessments,           provision of technical advice and programme planning, management and monitoring related to poverty           reduction


He/she will participate in mainstreaming human and capacity development into programme activities,           including policy and programme development, implementation and monitoring, social protection strategies,           income and employment generation activities, community based development programmes


The Programme Analyst is especially expected to support monitor, assess and advise on national and State           policies, regulatory frameworks, plans and programmes as well as donor interventions in support of private           sector development, especially for (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) MSMEs.  This will include           approaches to increased financial access which benefit the poor by helping them to establish and grow           enterprises that are integrated within successful value chains and provide stable and productive employment,           increased income and a broader array of products and services at the bottom of the pyramid. The approach in           the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to foster development in a way that directly engages and           benefits the poor as producers as well as consumers.


The Programme Analyst provides matrixed supervision together with the Poverty Team Leader of assigned            programme support staff and works in close collaboration with Programme Team members , the Operations           team, the Planning and Partnerships Unit (PPU), staff from other UN agencies, UNDP Headquarters, donors,           senior managers and technical experts from the private sector  and civil society organizations to ensure           successful implementation of UNDP-supported programmes.


Functions /Key Results Expected


Provision of top quality policy advisory services to the UNDP Country Office and the Government on private           sector development - especially of MSMEs - that has clear links with poverty reduction.


Development and management of the country office poverty programmes with particular emphasis on a           successful private sector programme built around MSME development that enables poverty reduction.


Creation of strategic partnerships, bringing together the Government, UN agencies, donors and private           sector entities.


Design and execution of resource mobilization strategies for financing a growing programme portfolio with           emphasis on private sector development.


Support to other programmes managed by the Poverty Team as well as other programmes in the different UNDP           practice areas, especially but not exclusively focused on identifying and developing opportunities for the           integration of the private sector, particularly MSMEs, in different capacities.


1. Ensures design of private sector intervention opportunities, strategies and projects focusing on           achievement of the following results:

  • Thorough analysis and research of the situation in the country, including monitoring the growth of the             private sector in the country particularly MSMEs - as well as the policy, legal and regulatory framework             affecting such growth, including evolving developments, constraints, opportunities and successes.             Preparation of  substantive inputs in these areas for the Common Country Assessment (CCA), United             Nations Development Assistance Framework ( UNDAF), Country Programme Document ( CPD), Country Programme             Action Plan ( CPAP), Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and other documents.
  • Identification of potential areas for support and intervention by UNDP.
  • Detailed design and formulation of programmes and projects, ensuring introduction of  performance             indicators targets and milestones as well as resource mobilisation and cost recovery objectives.

2.  Contribute to effective management of the Poverty Programme portfolio with emphasis on the           private sector component, ensuring quality control, and focusing on the achievement of  the following           results:

  • Effective application of? Results Based Management (RBM) tools, establishment of management targets             Balanced Score Card (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Coordination of programme implementation with the executing and implementation agencies
  • Initiation of projects , presentation of projects for appraisal by the Project Appraisal Committee             (PAC), entering projects into the country offices Management information system - ATLAS, finalization of             contribution agreements; determination of required revisions; coordination of mandatory and budget             re-phasing exercises , closure of projects through review.  Programme Analysts perform the role of             Manager level 1 in Atlas for Purchase Orders (Pos) and voucher approval, participates in recruitment             processes for projects.
  • Evaluation of programme impact.  Monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely             readjustment in portfolio.
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of projects , identification of operational and             financial problems and development of solutions.
  • Participation in the audit of nationally executed (NEX) projects.

3. Develop strategic partnerships and implement resource mobilization strategies focusing on the           achievement of the following results:

  • Development of partnerships on private sector development with UN agencies, international financial             institutions, bilateral and multilateral donors, government institutions, the organized private sector,             civil society organizations and other stakeholders. This should be based on the strategic goals of UNDP,             the countrys needs and donors priorities.
  • Analysis and research information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of             cooperation and identification of  opportunities for initiating new projects, active contributions to             the overall Country Office effort in resource mobilization.

1.  Provide high quality policy advisory services to UNDP and the Government and facilitate knowledge           management focusing on the following results:

  • Development of adequate technical capacity to support a highly professional and high quality programme             portfolio through development of internal capacity, and creation of national and international support             networks of technical experts.
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to the the poverty             programme with emphasis on the private sector portfolio and related aspects of other programmes.
  • Sound contribution  to knowledge networks and communities of practice on development management             and private sector-drive poverty reduction initiatives.
  • Organization of trainings for the operation and project staff on programme issues particularly on             poverty programmes.
  • Support to the preparation of high-quality communication products for programme implementation and,             more broadly, to publicise the progress and performance of the private sector programme.

IV.  Impact of Results


The key results have impacts on the overall success of the Country Offices programme; in particular, the           key results have impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic           partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets .In specific terms , it has impacts on the           following results areas:

  • Pro-poor policy articulation and advisory services promoted.
  • The Country Office?s overall poverty reduction strategy implementation enhanced.
  • Team-building and management strengthened.
  • Donor intelligence and strategic partnership improved.
  • Resource mobilization and management improved.
  • Policy advocacy promoted.



Corporate competencies:

  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Demonstrates integrity, by modelling the UNs values and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism

Functional competencies


Technical knowledge:

  • Demonstrates a good knowledge of development policy analysis with emphasis on private sector             development.
  • Displays a good understanding of the progress and prospects for private sector development its features             and dynamics in .
  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of  the MSME sub-sector, including issues related to             inclusive finance (modern micro finance and beyond).
  • Demonstrates ability to link private sector development to poverty reduction and  human             development.

Knowledge management and learning

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office.
  • Builds up knowledge in at least one practice area (poverty focused on private sector development).
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice.
  • Actively works towards continuing  personal learning and development in one or more practice             areas, act on learning plans and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and operational effectiveness

  • Ability to formulate and lead strategic planning, management and reporting following RBM principles,             methods and tools.
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development  programmes             and projects and mobilize resources.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Ability to implement  new systems and effect behavioural or attitudinal change.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate development projects and programmes.

Leadership and Management

  • Focuses on impact and results for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Leads teams effectively and  shows conflict resolution skills.
  • Consistently approaches work  with energy  and a positive, constructive  attitude.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and communication skills.
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors.
  • Remains calm, in control, and good humoured even under pressure.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.


  • Masters degree or its equivalent in Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, and             other relevant Social Sciences.


  • 5-7 years of relevant experience at national and/or international level in providing development             management services, with particular  reference to design and management of poverty policies and             programmes, poverty analysis , including design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and             programmes with particular emphasis on design and management of  policies related to  informal             and financial sector analysis (especially micro finance); and institutional development analysis.In-depth             knowledge of MSME environment and trends in  micro finance in and worldwide is essential.
  • Working experience in relevant areas in the private sector would be an asset.
  • Fluency in the use of software (at a minimum, word processing, presentations and spreadsheets) is             essential.

Language requirements

  • Fluency (both written and spoken) in English, with the ability to communicate clearly and convincingly             to a broad range of audiences.
  • Ability to communicate in at least one national language.
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Head of Foundation/KS1 Job Permanent vacancy in Abuja, Nigeria (International)

School Type:  Primary School      
Job Type:     Management Vacancies
Last Date:     28 Sep 2008

2-year contract
Job Ref:AC218997
The Oakland School will start newly in September 2008 and will begin with a Crèche, Playgroup, Nursery and Reception classes. The following session; September 2009 will be the start of the Primary years when Year 1 will be created. The School population when operating in full capacity will be around 60 children. We intend to grow gradually.

At this stage, everything is in place. The rooms have been set up, teachers have been recruited and are under going training to international Standards, admissions are in progress etc
What is now required is a Head to steer our School in the right direction.

Salary Package
The total remuneration will be 24,000pounds per annum tax free.

• We will be offering accommodation in a 1 bedroom flat.
• A pool car and driver will be provided.
• Tickets to and from the UK will be provided once a year.
• Club Membership
• Health insurance
• Domestic Help

Our Vision Statement
Defined by educational excellence and high moral values. Oakland school maximizes the potential of every learner and works to produce inspired, creative, ethical, compassionate and reflective children who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Motto
‘I believe it, I achieve it’

1. To provide them with nurturing relationships
2.To provide physical protection and safety
3. To give them experiences tailored to individual differences because we value the fact that no two children are the same
4. To provide developmentally appropriate experiences
5. To build on their Characters by providing morality and character education
6. To provide a broad based curriculum which is executed by highly trained staff
7. To  involve parents in the learning process to ensure that the cycle of learning is continuous
8. The staffing structure of the program is organised to ensure a high staff-child ratio to facilitate individualised, responsive care

Our Curriculum
We will be running the British Curriculum for the early years which is known as
Early years Foundation Stage. The goals of the EYFS are
1.personal, social and emotional development
2.communication, language and literacy
3.problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
4.knowledge and understanding of the world
5.physical development
6.creative development

The Learning Environment
Our bright and sunny spacious classrooms are beautifully decorated and laid out with a variety of learning materials and educational equipment and toys. The Outdoor physical environment is designed to promote optimal growth and development through opportunities for exploration and learning. To ensure that high standards are met there will be not more than 16 children in a class minded by a teacher and a teaching assistant.

Our program structure
The Oakland School operates a three term session with the terms typically starting in September, January and April. Admission is usually open at the start of each term and all national holidays are observed.

Apart from the normal School program we also provide after care on the premises. This will include a snack, nap room, play room, library/computer room, and lots of other engaging activities.

Our Facilities
• Well equipped library
• Computer Room
• Playground
• After School room
• Ride on toys
• Manipulatives
• Outdoor pool
• Lots more

We are located in safe, quiet and accessible location in the maitama district of Abuja.

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International Job vacancy *2 Location- Nigeria

Management Sciences for Health Vacancy- ABUJAAbujacitycommsh

Internal Auditor

Job ID:  09-107CLM    
# of Positions:      1 

Location:      Abuja-Nigeria   
Closing Date:      10-31-08
Assignment:      CLM

Overall Responsibilities
Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations, the position holder will carry out independent appraisals of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards by which LMS’s financial resources are managed. S/he will review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguard of assets. S/he will plan, perform and report back on internal audits to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines of donor organization and other control procedures are in place and are being properly implemented and managed within LMS/Nigeria’s offices. He will also be responsible for advising and monitoring quality standards of operations and value for money.

Specific Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities:

Finance and Budget Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Examine the adequacy and appropriateness of internal controls and compliance within LMS/Nigeria’s policy framework
2. Conduct internal audits of Abuja office functions and field offices
3. Design, plan and undertake specific internal audit procedures (in accordance with MSH and donor standards)
4. Test internal controls, target in particular high risk areas; document any weaknesses and their impact, and make recommendations to address these weaknesses
5. Assess value for money and make recommendations for improvement.
6. Review and discuss all internal audit findings with the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations.
7. Advise on quality standards, risk management policy and systems.
8. Follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations and management action plans
9. Carry out inspections of LMS/Nigeria field activities
10. Where necessary, carry out investigations of alleged fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets or any other

Reporting responsibilities:

11. For each assignment, prepare a written report to present findings and conclusions to management.
12. Make recommendations to management and suggestions for improving the overall internal control environment;

Other duties:

13. Provide ad-hoc advice, helping LMS/Nigeria staff to achieve the goal of establishing sound risk management and internal control systems; offer practical advice on how best to comply with financial policy, PEPFAR and other donor guidelines.
14. Respond to management queries in relation to LMS/Nigeria’s internal control environment.
15. Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

1. Strong understanding of risk management and internal control issues
2. Strong numeric and analytical skills
3. Good communication and report writing skills
4. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times
5. Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines
6. Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background
7. Good experience of using QuickBooks accounting software and Microsoft packages
8. Ability to conduct complex system analysis studies involving financially oriented applications
9. Proficiency in the use of software applications, database and spreadsheets
10. Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations
11. Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
12. Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely
13. Ability to travel a minimum of 50%

Minimum Requirements:

1. A university degree in accounting or finance; possession of a relevant second degree will be an advantage
2. Good financial management and budgeting skills within a project management and development framework
3. Experience in accounting and accounting principles sufficient to prepare complex and detailed financial and budgetary analyses
4. Experience in financial reporting, and financial management systems applications
5. CPA. ACA, ICAN, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is desired
6. Minimum of 7 years of experience of which 3 years must be in internal control functions
7. Familiarity with USAID donor-funded programs an advantage

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GE- Oil and Gas sourcing Leader.- NIGERIAAbujacitycomge

CITY: Lagos/ Port Harcourt

COUNTRY: Nigeria

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):
This is a key role at GE Oil and Gas Nigeria facility located in Lagos/Port Harcourt.

Success in this position requires a skill set that includes industrial experience, good negotiating skills, sound business acumen, effective time management ability and a dedication to integrity in all aspects of the job.

# Develop Supply Chain Strategy for Nigeria liaising with GE O&G Florence HQ and all GE Infrastructure.
# Oversight of main purchasing process from receipt of purchase requisitions to Purchase Order award.
# Able to develop quotations requests to approved suppliers, to receive, evaluate, and condition relevant quotations, to conduct negotiations, to issue Purchase Orders.
# Lead, coach and supervise a team of several buyers in multiple locations.
# With input and direction from the management team, serve as champion for local key strategic sourcing initiatives, including scouting and conditioning (development) of new potential suppliers of goods and services in line with approved local content strategy
# Drive GE Global Sourcing initiatives locally including savings, on-time delivery, quality, Six Sigma and Supplier Scorecards.
# Serve as trigger and support GE Global Sourcing Supplier Quality Engineers as needed in the qualification and approval of new suppliers.
Proactively manage all demand activities with suppliers, including travel to sites when needed.
# Is accountable for driving EHS performance (working with the EHS group), with respect with compliance with programs and procedures, and fulfillment of personal Goals & Objectives.
# Act as trigger for local due diligence requirements (working with the supplier approvals team)
# Assume ownership of all key/strategic relationship management requirements; conducting regular/periodic business review sessions and reporting accordingly (Ethics & Integrity to be an item on every agenda)

# A substantial depth of work experience of which at a large portion must be in procurement.

# Bachelors degree in an Engineering or Business/Finance curriculum at an accredited college or university.

# Excellent Leadership skills, critical & creative thinker with hands-on negotiation skills.

# Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Excellent relationship management & people skills.

# Fluent English, both spoken and written.

# Solid PC skills.

# Ability to interface effectively cross-functionally.

# Ability to motivate, influence and energize at all levels.

# Ability to work in an international, multicultural and uneasy environment.

# Self-driven, committed, can-do attitude.

# Action-driven strategic mindset.

# Motivated self-starter, with a passion for excellence and Integrity; with a solid execution track record, willing to contribute in building a world-class sourcing basis.

# Time management skills of sufficient breadth to handle a heavy workload, constantly changing priorities, and constant deadline demands.

# A proactive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, and a sense of urgency with regard to meeting job deadlines.

# Available to travel also on short notice to both domestic and international destinations.

# Mechanical aptitude of sufficient depth to read/understand parts, fabrication and machining drawings and to engage in technical discussions with suppliers and internal technical personnel.

# Language other than English.

# Internal Auditor certified.

# International experience in emerging Countries.

# Knowledge of GE Oil&Gas business organization.

# Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (GE Employees only).

GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company, dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and oil and gas, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs over 300,000 people worldwide.

GE's Oil & Gas business is a leader in the development and delivery of advanced product and service offerings for the global oil and gas industry. As a consequence of the rapid expansion of its technology base, GE's Oil & Gas is capable of addressing the largest and most complex engineering and application challenges entirely from its own worldwide resources. So whether it's the world's largest LNG compression trains, re-injection of high sulfur gas, enhancing the safety and productivity of the world's oil and gas pipelines, or equipment for the production of oil and gas from harsh environments, GE is leading the charge. (

GE Oil & Gas recently acquired Vetco Gray, a 5,000 employee company, with a century of experience and innovation in the oil and gas industry, Vetco Gray is a leading supplier of products, systems and services for onshore and offshore drilling and production. The strong reputation of the company's products and services is a reflection of the drive and talent of its diverse, global workforce - Vetco Gray is present in more than 60 locations over 30 countries worldwide.

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Information
Status: Full Time, Employee
Job RefCode: GEINFOG/821375/WB472

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UN Job vacancies Abuja September 10th 2008

Abujacitycomunicef2 Communication Specialist, Abuja

Closing Date: Tuesday, 23 September 2008 

Tags: Communication Research; Developing Countries; Gender Equality; Mass Media; Monitoring and Evaluation; Press Releases; Public Relations        

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the     world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Communication     Specialist to be based in its Abuja, Nigeria office.

    Under the general guidance of the Representative, you will be responsible for the conceptualization, planning,     execution, monitoring and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy to promote respect for children's     rights and support UNICEF's mission in the country.

    Your profile:
    Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or equivalent professional work     experience in the communication area, combined with a university degree in a related field.
    Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or     interactive digital media, four years of which should be in developing countries, and two at the management     level.
    Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role of mass     media.
    General ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form;  specific skills     in writing press releases and articles/stories for traditional and electronic media.
    Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas, as well as impart knowledge and teach skills.
    Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials and other     UNICEF partners.
    Knowledge of computer systems, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive     digital media.
    Proven ability to work as part of a team.
    Fluency in English and another UN language required.  Knowledge of the local working language of the duty     station is an asset.

    If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to     build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations     Personal History form (available at, quoting VN-08-578 to: Applications should be received by 23 September 2008. Only     candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

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Information Technology Coordinator, Abuja

Tags: Appropriate Technology; ERP; Effectiveness; Feasibility Studies; Human Resources; Information Management; Information Systems; Information Technology; New Technologies; Performance Appraisal; Private Sector; Project Implementation; Project Manager; Satellite Communication

Information Technology Coordinator, L-4

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:       United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
DUTY STATION:       Abuja

This post is related to a project and initial appointment will be for one year. Any extension will be subject to continued availability of funding. The Executive Director of UNODC reserves the right to appoint a candidate at one level below the advertised level of the post.
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This position is available in Abuja, Nigeria. Administratively the post is located in UNODC, Division for Management, Information Technology Service, Nigeria Project Team.Working under overall guidance of the UNODC Senior Project Manager and under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Information Technology Service in Vienna, the incumbent will assist in the management, development and implementation of the IT infrastructure component of project NGAS08 - Support to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Judiciary.The project is aimed at building EFCC?s capacity in the Information Technology area by providing relevant resources for the development of a solid IT infrastructure, the implementation of a basic office environment for all EFCC staff and the engineering of specialized Financial Intelligence applications to support EFCC operations.The incumbent will be responsible for the following:Define relevant infrastructure and network designs as well as all related components;Manage the full implementation of the infrastructure component during the life-cycle of the overall project;Manage additional related projects involving feasibility studies of infrastructure and network designs and implementation of the same;Provide advice to senior management on technical and professional advances and business strategies regarding area of responsibility and provide technical solutions to business problems, technical leadership and direction;Ensure that all aspects of the infrastructure implementation follow best practices and meet the requirements of the business;Provide specialized advice related to infrastructure, analyzing the project requirements and translating these into clear tasks in the overall project plan;Maintain, upgrade or enhance existing infrastructure and network components; troubleshoot and provide continuing support, to include resolving difficult problems, advising on the use of new equipment, monitoring logs to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems, etc.;Ensure appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area networks issues;Research, analyze and evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for their deployment;Participate in writing reports and papers on infrastructure and network related topics, information strategy, etc.;Handle all aspects of contract administration including establishment of service level agreements with vendors;Provide guidance to, and supervise, new/junior staff, consultants;Oversee infrastructure, LAN and WAN implementation in Nigeria and liaise with Information Technology Service (ITS) in UNODC Headquarters Vienna;Carry out other tasks as assigned.

Professionalism: A firm knowledge in project implementation and management. Strong theoretical background and substantial experience in information technology/information management, particularly in Infrastructure and Telecommunications; significant practical experience with infrastructure, Networks and Communication; strong analytical and problem-solving skills, good knowledge of relevant policies and business activities and processes within the area(s) in which the system operates.Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.Planning and Organizing: Ability to plan and coordinate work plans, prioritise competing demands and work to tight deadlines.Client Orientation: Ability to identify and analyse clients? needs and develop appropriate technology to meet business requirements.Communication: Proven ability to draft in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively in English, including ability to prepare reports. Teamwork: Interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Ability to form and support cooperation networks among a large array of partners.

University degree in Computer or Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics or other related field or the equivalent combination of education, certification and experience in relevant area.

Work Experience
Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in the design and implementation of infrastructure and networks. Experience both at the national and international level and/or in the public and private sector preferred. Experience in Networks design (LAN and WAN) for services across different locations. Able to recommend designs with full redundancy and quality of service. Design and oversee implementation of server rooms.

For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other official United Nations languages desirable.

Other Skills
Experience with satellite communication links, Internet providers, microwave links and fiber optics connections required.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to ?My UN? page and check the status of your application by clicking on ?View Application History?, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

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   2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

   3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.




Chief, WES, L-5, Abuja, Nigeria

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Chief, WES to be based in its Abuja, Nigeria office.

You will manage the WASH aspects of programme development and implementation, promoting and ensuring their full complementarity with other Sectoral and cross-sectoral components of the Country Programme of Co-operation, thereby advancing the rights-based approach to programming.

Your profile:
Advanced university degree in public health engineering/geology or related field.
At least ten years experience in implementing water and environmental sanitation programmes in developing countries, at progressively more responsible levels.  Experience in promoting intersectoral programmes with WES components desirable.
Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field.
Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
Leadership and teamwork abilities.
Ability to supervise and direct a team of professional and support staff.
Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
Gender/human rights/humanitarian principles training an advantage.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French an asset. Knowledge of one or more local languages an asset.

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at, quoting VN-08-576 to: Applications should be received by 14 September 2008. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

Communication Specialist, P-4, Abuja, Nigeria

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Communication Specialist to be based in its Abuja, Nigeria office.

Under the general guidance of the Representative, you will be responsible for the conceptualization, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy to promote respect for children's rights and support UNICEF's mission in the country.

Your profile:
Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations; or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area, combined with a university degree in a related field.
Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, four years of which should be in developing countries, and two at the management level. 
Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research, planning and strategy, and the role of mass media.
General ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form;  specific skills in writing press releases and articles/stories for traditional and electronic media.
Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas, as well as impart knowledge and teach skills.
Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials and other UNICEF partners.
Knowledge of computer systems, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
Proven ability to work as part of a team.
Fluency in English and another UN language required.  Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at, quoting VN-08-578 to: Applications should be received by 23 September 2008. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

World Bank Vacancy-Procurement Specialist (Abuja)


Job #    081789

Appointment    Local Hire

Closing Date    18-Sep-2008
Language Requirements    English [Essential]
Appointment Type    Term (Duration: 2 yrs)

Background / General description

The World Bank, Country Office in Nigeria is looking for a highly organized, energized and experienced professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding fast-paced environment to serve as the local Procurement Specialist.

The procurement services, in Africa Region of the World Bank, are provided by a Procurement unit (AFTPC) that is part of the Operational Quality and Knowledge Services department (AFTQK).  AFTQK also includes the Financial Management Services unit, the Results and Learning Group, the Operations Support group, and the ACTAfrica group (AIDS Campaign Team for Africa).

The Procurement Specialist will be located in the World Bank Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria to support Bank’s operations in Nigeria and in other countries assigned from time to time. S/he will also work on country procurement system improvements. The work implies frequent interaction with Managers and Technical Specialists in the sector and country management units and staff from other agencies, donors, consultants and borrowers. More specifically, working together with other procurement specialists in the same country office, and under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Procurement Specialist (Procurement Hub Coordinator) based in the Nigeria country office, and under the management of Regional Procurement Manager (RPM) based in Washington.

Duties and Accountabilities

Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
•    Provide procurement support during project preparation; and project implementation (including prior and post reviews of all procurement documents and decisions for selected projects in Nigeria, and other countries as required from time to time, of the projects portfolio financed by the Bank;
•    Assist the Borrower in procurement capacity building activities including support during country procurement assessment and the procurement reform process;
•    Work on procurement matters across sectors in the performance of the Bank’s fiduciary and service functions, seeking guidance on complex projects/issues from senior procurement staff;
•    Review and handle the technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement (in consultation with Legal and Policy departments as necessary) at all stages of the project cycle;
•    Provide operational advice to clients and Bank staff on concepts, policies and procedures for international and local procurement;
•    Participate in missions as procurement expert on projects; assess procurement implications of project design, evaluate institutional capacity of borrowers and develop suitable procurement plans; conduct prior and post reviews of Bank-financed contracts;
•    Participate in country procurement assessments; prepare background analysis; collaborate on developing appropriate public procurement legislation and practices;
•    Negotiate and resolve difficult procurement issues with Borrower agencies and handle questions/ complaints from senior officials and contractors on bidding and award issues;
•    Prepare a range of procurement-related documents and reports; and providing guidance and training to junior procurement staff.
•        Under the guidance of the Procurement Hub Coordinator, review and handle procurement-related complaints and misprocurement cases, and liaise with the Department of Institutional Integrity (INT) on cases relating to fraud and corruption in procurement and contracting process.
•    Monitor and ensure compliance with Bank’s procurement fiduciary policies and performance against Bank service standards for procurement under projects in the Nigeria portfolio.

Selection Criteria

A Masters degree with a major in a relevant discipline (e.g. Engineering, Law, Procurement, Finance, Business or Commerce) and relevant training in procurement work.
•    At least five (5) years of direct relevant work experience as Procurement Specialist or alternatively, having had responsibilities with a substantial content of his/her position in the procurement area in or outside the World Bank;
•    Good knowledge of all concepts and principles of and approaches to international procurement, and of public procurement systems;
•    Knowledge and understanding of technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement at all phases of Bank lending operations;
•    Demonstrated analytical clarity, problem-solving skills and negotiating skills with ability to balance project objectives and procurement requirements with client needs;
•    Task/ Project management skills;
•    Strong communication skills in presenting, discussing and resolving difficult issues, both orally and in writing, and excellent listening skills;
•    Ability to deal sensitively with a multi-cultural environment and build effective business relationships with clients and colleagues within a matrix management environment;
•    Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with a matrix management environment;
•    Exceptional degree of integrity, judgment and tact in handling the most sensitive, diverse and confidential material.
•    Understanding of Bank business objectives, policies and practices related to project/sector and critical links to procurement is desirable.
•    Knowledge and experience in e-procurement will be an added advantage.


Finance Assistant UNDP (ABUJA)


This post is a United Nations Volunteers assignment and based on the values of free will, commitment,           engagement and solidarity, which are the foundations of volunteerism. Volunteering brings benefit to the           individual volunteer. It makes important contributions, economically, as well as socially. It contributes to           creating social cohesion and capital, through helping to build trust and reciprocity among citizens.

Country Director (Expatriate), Abuja

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 September 2008

              Axios International Consultants Ltd              
                Axios is an organization dedicated to increasing access to health care in developing countries through                 innovative approaches. In the conception, design and implementation of a range of field programs                 globally, Axios has realized significant results in improving and expanding patient access to quality                 treatment and care, and validated new models and methodologies.              
              Location: Nigeria (Abuja)
              Closing date: 30 Sep 2008

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