Project Manager at The Skill Enhancement Centre

Roles and responsibilities
• Represent client’s interest
• Provide independent advice on the management of projects • Organize the various professional people working on a project
• Assess risk and make sure that all the aims of the project are met making sure the quality standards are met
• Recruiting specialists and sub-contractors
• Monitoring sub-contractors to ensure guidelines are maintained.
• Responsible to thoroughly understand and communicate stakeholder requirements to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly.
• Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project objectives.
• Track progress and review project tasks to ensure certain deadlines are met appropriately.
• Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer goals.
• Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to management.
• Follow policies, procedures and methodologies.
• Conduct regular status meetings with all stakeholders, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view.
• Work collaboratively with development staff and support staff to maintain thorough knowledge of product capabilities, and to ensure that all communications between and its stakeholders are precise.
• Be available to travel often.
• Other duties may be assigned.
• Define & maintain all implementation processes, manage implementation lifecycle; coordinate documentation when needed.
• Arrange customer training and align training with customer goals.
• Troubleshoot technical issues when the need arises, and escalate appropriately as needed.
• Maintain timelines and target dates. Skill set
• Must be a certified Project Manager
• organization
• analytical skills
• numerate skills
• commercial awareness
• communication
• team working
• diplomacy
• ability to motivate people
• Management skills.
• Verbal / Nonverbal – Convey easily and quickly any message; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens attentively and seeks clarification.
• Responds well to questions; Maintain professional nonverbal communication analogous to situation.
• Writes clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; Varies writing style to meet needs;
• Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret complex written information.
• Presents clearly and informatively, easily maintaining audience attention and responding to audience needs; Able to facilitate discussion, progress effectively, and manage audience as needed.

Work experience Minimum 7 years

Application Deadline Date 9th February, 2014.

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Accountant at The Skill Enhancement Centre

Roles and responsibilities

• Responsible for the financial well-being of the company.
• Ensure finances are being managed responsibly and accurately.
• Document financial transactions by entering account information.
• Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
• Summarize current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports. Prepare statutory reports.
• Validate financial reports.
• Organise and keep track of all financial debits and credits
• Provide unbiased advice to the person or business they represent in regards to spending, buying, saving money, clients, investors, creditors and all other financial avenues.
• Responsible for conducting audits or supporting external audits to stay updated on all of the financial activity to ensure finances are in order.
• Handle balance sheets, preparation of financial statements and tax reports as well as preparing state and federal taxes.
• Prepare profit and lost statements along with monthly closing and cost records.
• Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
• Guide accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
• Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
• Secure financial information by completing data base backups.
• Maintain financial security by following internal controls.
• Prepare payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
• Comply with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.

Skill set
*Not necessarily Chartered*
1. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an accounting role.
2. A minimum of 2 years audit and tax experience.
3. Excellent communication skill
4. Integrity
5. Strong organizational skill
6. Good working knowledge of Computers
7. Strong ability to analyze, interpret and report financial data. 8. Very good experience of Accounting software packages
9. Good use of initiative and Ability to pay attention to details 10. Ability to work5 under pressure
11. Good time management skill
12. Full knowledge of all laws relating to legal requirements, special laws that may apply and deadlines to ensure the proper handling of all tax related issues.

Work experience 4 – 6 years
Deadline February 9, 2014
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NDDC Foreign Scholarship Programme 2014

NDDC SCHOLARSHIPS 2014

INTRODUCTION
As part of our Human Resource Development initiative, NDDC is embarking on Foreign Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the local content programme of the current administration as well as compete globally in various professional fields.

The Scheme is for suitably qualified applicants with relevant Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees from recognized Universities in the following professional disciplines:

Engineering
Medicine (M.sc. Public Health Excluded)
Computer Science/Technology
Geology
Geosciences
Environmental Sciences
Agriculture
Applicants must have gained Post Graduate admission into a recognized university abroad.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
First Degree with minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division for those wishing to undertake a master’s Degree programme and a good Master’s Degree for PhD candidates from a recognized University.

Applicants must have gained Admission into a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines in a foreign University.

Applicants who have not already enrolled in overseas’ universities are not eligible to apply.

Bond of good conduct from any of the following persons from the applicant’s community/clan.
a. Member of National Assembly
b. Chairman of the LGA.
c. First class traditional ruler.
d. High Court Judge

Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered for the award.

Applicants must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service
MODE OF APPLICATION

Application must be made On-line at the Commission’s website: ( NDDC a with the following attachments:

Recent passport photograph
Local Government identification letter.

Post Graduate (PG) admission letter from Oversea Universities.

Relevant degrees from recognized Universities.

NYSC Discharge Certificate

Successfully completed applications will be assigned a registration number automatically.

Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgement for ease of reference.

All shortlisted applicants will be posted on NDDC website.
( www.nddc.gov.ng)
For Further Enquiries please contact :

Director, Education Health and Social Services (NDDC)
scholarship@nddc.gov.ng

DURATION:
All completed applications must be submitted on or before 28th February, 2014

Signed:
Management

Plant Manager at Bryden Consulting

Plant Manager
Qualification BA/BSc/HND Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering or related discipline
Must have worked in similar capacity
Must have at least 5 years experience in similar capacity.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit there C.V to info@brydenconsulting.com. Use the position applied for as the subject of your email example: Plant Manager
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Quality Control / Laboratory Personnel at Bryden Consulting

Quality Control/Lab Personnel

Qualification
BA/BSc/HND
Must have worked in similar capacity
Must have at least 3 years experience in the industry.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit there C.V to info@brydenconsulting.com.
Use the position applied for as the subject of your email example: Plant Manager

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Personnel Manager at Propcom Mai-karfi

Propcom Mai-karfi is a six year DFID-funded programme that started in December 2011. The goal of this six year programme is increased incomes for the poor through enhanced employment opportunities in Northern Nigeria.

The purpose is increased employment and improved productivity in selected agricultural market systems in Northern Nigeria. An exciting opportunity has come up to join a fantastic team working in a challenging and rewarding environment.
The vacancy is attractive for first-class candidates with a drive and desire to make a difference.

The chosen candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to work with a great team who possess outstanding skills by meeting following key requirements:
A degree in social sciences; Minimum of 5 years’ experience within an administrative setting; Previous personnel management experience;
Experience managing a busy team within an intercultural setting;
Previous procurement and logistics management experience; Contract management skills Strong knowledge of Nigerian employment and all such related regulations;
Knowledge of Nigerian immigration laws Previous experience within an international development project (particularly DFID projects) would be advantageous.

Working Relationships

The Personnel Manager will report to the Finance and Administration Manager or his/her Designee as designated by the Team Leader or Director of Operations.
S/he will be responsible for the line management of the Operations Manager and Office Assistant.
S/he will also be required to establish working relationships with a variety of goods and service providers to ensure the smooth running of the programme offices, residences and also in the course of managing the logistical arrangements for all staff movements.
A review of staffing structure is on-going and roles and responsibilities might change. If you have what it takes to make a huge difference through this dynamic and rewarding project please email your application and CV to recruitment@propcommaikarfi.org before 31 st January 2014 stating ‘Personnel Manager – Propcom Mai karfi’ in the subject line and state where you saw this advertisement.

Application Deadline Date 31 st January 2014.
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Federal Department of Rural Development (FDRD) Recruitment [7 Positions]

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Federal Department of Rural Development (FDRD) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a credit from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for the implementation of Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) .

The VCDP will address the constraints along the cassava and rice Value Chains in Anambra, Ebonyi, Benue, Taraba, Niger and Ogun States.

The programme comprises three complementary and mutually reinforcing components viz: Agricultural Market Development; Smallholder Productivity Enhancement: and Programme Coordination and Management.
The specific objective of the Programme is to enhance on a sustainable basis, the incomes and food security of poor rural households engaged in production, processing and marketing of rice and cassava in the participating states.

For effective programme take-off, the FMARD is constituting a National Programme Management Unit (NPMU) at the Programme Headquarters in Abuja. Consequently, part of the proceeds of the VCDP credit will be applied to engage the services of the following officers at the Programme Headquarters, Abuja.

National Programme Coordinator(NPC)
Financial Controller (FC)
Procurement Officer (PO)
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor (KMC) Market and Enterprise Development Advisor
Agricultural Production Advisor (APA)

These positions are open to serving public officers as well as other interested candidates.
1.) National Programme Coordinator (NPC)
2.) Financial Controller (FC)
3.) Procurement Officer (PO)
4.) Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
5.) Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor
6.) Market and Enterprise Development Advisor
7.) Agricultural Production Advisor (APA)

Application Closing Date 18th February, 2014.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to:
The Director,
Federal Department of Rural Development
No. 30 127, Algiers Street,
Beside PDP National Secretariat,
Wuse Zone 5, Abuja,
FCT.

Note: This position is open to serving public officers as well as other interested candidates. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications must bear the positions applied for, on the top right hand side of the envelopes.

University of Hawaii International Student Scholarships 2015

The University of Hawaii International Undergraduate Student Scholarship encourages the recruitment and retention of high-achieving international undergraduate degree-seeking students at UH Manoa and serves the strategic and diversity goals of the university.

Award: $10,000 per academic year ($5,000 per semester, fall and spring), renewable based on
continuing eligibility.
Applied directly toward UH
Manoa tuition and fees only. Cannot be applied to enrollment in other UH campus courses.
No cash awards. For more information, read Terms of Award.

Eligibility
All applicants: Undergraduate students who hold or will hold the F-1 or J-1 student visa

Continuing Undergraduate UHM Student: GPA 3.5 cumulative at UHM
New Transfer*: GPA 3.5 cumulative or equivalent from recognized U.S./foreign institution
New Freshmen*: SAT 1550 or ACT 23 composite or GPA 3.5 cumulative at high school

*New transfer/freshmen must submit an admission application to University of Hawaii, Manoa prior to applying for this
scholarship. Second bachelor’s degree applicants and non-degree students (for example, students
from other schools here on exchange programs) are NOT eligible.