Adolescent Girl Advisor, Strategy and Practice – Abuja – Nigeria


Mercy Corps

Tracking Code: 218557-927

Job Description
Program/Department Summary

Mercy Corps is an international aid and development organization working to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps works in crisis-affected and post-crisis areas to meet the immediate needs of affected populations and deliver lasting, sustainable development assistance. Mercy Corps confronts its toughest challenges through social innovation, consistently partnering with creative thinkers from the private and public sectors to take responsible risks and champion successful ideas to confront our toughest challenges.

The proposed secondment will support the Girl Hub to empower adolescent girls drawing on the expertise of both Mercy Corps and the Nike Foundation.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Advisor will work alongside the Girl Hub Nigeria and Mercy Corps bringing adolescent girl expertise, providing technical support to design, implement and monitor ‘Safe Spaces’ programmes in Northern Nigeria and supporting the implementation of the ENGINE program. The Advisor will be breaking new ground by being part and parcel of strategic partnership between Mercy Corps and the Girl Hub Nigeria.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Bring adolescent girl expertise and support/drive the work to target and reach the bottom 40% of girls across strategies and plans; ensure our work starts and ends with the ‘last girl’.
  • Provide technical support to the design, implementation, monitoring and review of Girl Hub-supported ‘safe spaces’ programme in northern Nigeria.
  • Mentor and develop the technical capacity of a local girl expert
  • Support Girl Hub and Mercy Corps with the development of concept notes for program development adolescent girl programming
  • Identify, design and deliver technical support to economic empowerment of adolescent girls programmes
  • Provide adolescent girl subject matter expertise throughout our work to influence systems and leaders to deliver for girls (Government of Nigeria, the World Bank, UN, private sector, and other key partners)
  • Support/drive country strategy to cultivate adolescent girl program design innovations in the local market; effectively integrate accurate, compelling and scalable knowledge into Girl Hub/Nike Foundation operations.
  • Network within DFID and other appropriate organisations to build credibility and value for Girl Hub’s girl expertise technical value addition.
  • Work alongside all Nike Foundation/Girl Hub creative development team manager(s) and monitoring and learning managers to ensure that learning insights and evidence are built into the delivery of initiatives and substantive girl programming is brought to every process.
  • Work closely with the g.school and girl direct teams to ensure delivery and technical content reflect field insights and knowledge uptake.
  • Play an active role with Girl Hub country and global teams in building institutional knowledge to create compelling multidisciplinary evidence of taking the girl effect to scale in country.
  • Support the ENGINE team with project implementation and monitoring.  Take the lead in coordinating the ENGINE mid-term qualitative evaluation on behalf of Girl Hub.

Organizational Learning:  As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None at this time

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:

Direct line of report to the Girl Hub Country Director particularly on programmatic and technical support matters. On administrative issues reports to the Mercy Corps Country Director

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:

  • Girl Hub Nigeria team; DFID northern Nigeria team; Girl Hub London and Nike Foundation teams (Pillar leads, Design & Innovation, Insights, and Brand team, Monitoring and Learning team, Global Initiatives team, Girl Direct and g.school team).
  • Mercy Corps Country team:  Country Director

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related relevant field; a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least five years of relevant professional work experience in adolescent girls’ programming.
  • Extensive experience of girl-centred programme design and implementation.
  • Deep understanding of international best practice on working with adolescent girls.
  • Experience of training and building capacity on girl centred programming.
  • Excellent understanding of the challenges facing girls in northern Nigeria.
  • Experience in project management and coordination; including implementation and monitoring, donor reporting, partner relationships, communication and networking.
  • Great team player
  • Extensive experience of working in gender related programming in particular with girls.
  • Excellent report writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and experience of working in a multi-cultural team.
  • High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and communications skills in English are required.
  • Commitment to integrity as espoused by Government of Nigeria and DFID values and ethical standards.
  • Commitment to diversity and non-discrimination on grounds of culture, disability, gender, religion, race, age and nationality.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Ability to work under pressure with a sense of humor
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and changing plans
  • Commitment to working with and for adolescent girls
  • Comfortable with working in and traveling to insecure areas

Job Location: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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Ecowas Job Vacancies, 2013


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Department: Administration and Finance
Directorate: Conference & Protocol
Grade: P4
Annual Salary: USD 40,877 – USD 47,617
Supervisor: Language Coordinator
Reference: ECW-COMM/REC/CON-P/001/2013
Duration: Twelve (12) months
Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria
Closing Date: 24 April 2013

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translating from English into French or Portuguese, or from French or Portuguese into English or French, subject to revision, of correspondence and other documents such as letters, reports, agreements and summaries, frequently using terminology from the fields of law, crime prevention, rule of law, money laundering, terrorism financing and other fields.
  • Identifying changes, new developments, inconsistencies and linguistic variations in the different terminology fields used in Communication and Information Technologies.
  • Undertaking linguistic research and documentation on publications, including terminologies and ensuring proper storage of the research outcomes and constant updating of terminology database and tools.
  • Following recent developments in computer-aided translation (CAT) and terminology.
  • Maintaining close contact with colleagues and other language specialists within and outside the organisation in order to promote a consistent and standard use of terminology in ECOWAS documents.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • University degree in the relevant language and /or qualification from an internationally recognised School of Translators.
  • No less than seven (7) years experience in translation into English, French or Portuguese, preferably within a national Government, international or non-governmental organisation.
  • Good grasp of ECOWAS aims and objectives and procedures.
  • Perfect command of the candidate’s native or main working language and excellent knowledge of the other official ECOWAS language.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure and produce high quality translations within stipulated deadlines.
  • High degree of skill in writing, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the source text.
  • Ability to quickly understand technical subjects and maintain good interpersonal relationships as part of a multi-cultural team.

Age
Candidate should not be 50 years old or over at the point of recruitment and must be a citizen of one of the ECOWAS member states.

Language
Must be fluent in one of the official languages of the Commission; English, French and Portuguese.

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World Bank Latest Vacancies, 2013


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JOB #: 130874
JOB TITLE: Procurement Specialist
JOB FAMILY: Procurement
JOB TYPE: Professional & Technical
GRADE: GF
LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria
RECRUITMENT TYPE: Local Hire
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: English [Essential]
CLOSING DATE: 21-Apr-2013

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 a local Procurement Specialist.

The procurement services, in Africa Region of the World Bank, are provided by a Procurement – West (AFTPW) and Procurement – East (AFTPE) that is part of the Africa Core Operations Services Sector. (AFTOS).  AFTOS also includes, Development Effectiveness (AFTDE), Financial Management – East (AFTME), Financial Management – West (AFTMW) and Safeguards (AFTSG) .

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 – West (RPM) based in Washington.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 5 year term appointment.

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.
•              experience in public procurement reforms will be an advantage;

COMPETENCIES

Procurement Principles – Possesses solid knowledge of public procurement principles, regulations and approaches to international procurement with proven ability to independently provide well researched analyses of complex procurement issues and problems.
Bank Procurement Policies – Possesses solid knowledge of Bank procurement policies and procedures and their application to Bank operations.
Procurement Transactions – Possesses broad experience in procurement process and planning, including bidding documents, evaluation reports and contracts.
Procurement Under Bank Financed Operations – Has solid knowledge of technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement in Bank lending operations with ability to carry out capacity assessment, risk mitigation design plan and procurement arrangements for relatively non-complex operations.
Public Procurement Systems & Reform – Has knowledge and experience in the contribution to procurement AAA; familiar with main public procurement systems and PFM assessment tools used by the Bank.
Operational Project Management – Demonstrates broad knowledge of project management tools & methodologies; identifies key risks and mitigation measures; interprets background analysis and proposed solutions.
Client Orientation – Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
Drive for Results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so.
Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others’ work.

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Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)


Application opens: January 1, 2013

Application Closes: April 30, 2013

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Abuja invites applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in U.S. universities and colleges.

The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program is a nine month non-degree course funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. The objective of the program is to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges, universities, and some high schools, while providing future teachers from abroad the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English language proficiency, and expand their knowledge of U.S. society and culture.  FLTA fellows must return to their home countries upon completion of their programs to teach English at the secondary or university level.
All applications must meet the following criteria: 

Applications must be completed and submitted online.

Applicants should request that the academic office of their institution send a stamped copy of their transcripts in a sealed envelope to: The Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja, Attention: Cultural Affairs Officer.

Other documents to be submitted include academic credentials, signed and stamped letters of reference, and the photo page of a valid Nigerian passport.

The application can be accessed at: http://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/flta.

Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English.

Applicants must possess a university degree in English, Language Arts, or combined honors.

Applicants must be fluent in English, demonstrated by a TOEFL score of 79-80 (Internet based testing) or 6.0 (overall score International English Language Testing System-IELTS).

Applicants must be between 21 and 29 years old at the time of application.

Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism.

Applicants must be physically present in their home country throughout the nomination and selection process. 

For further inquiries, please contact

Cultural Affairs Assistant, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja.
Email: CulturalAbuja@state.gov

or

U.S. Consulate General, #2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.

DFID Funded Programmes Job Opportunities


Malaria Consortium works with communities, Government and non-Governmental agencies, academic institutions, local and international organisations; to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning.

The organisation has been operational in Nigeria since 2008 and recently opened a country office in Nigeria to fully establish itself with long term commitment.Malaria Consortium now seeks to recruit professionals in its newly established Country Office and new projects / programmes in Nigeria

Position Location Project
Safety and Logistic Officer
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Abuja, Yobe, Zamfara (Nigeria) DFID Program
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State Accountant
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Yobe (Nigeria) DFID Program
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National Logistics Assistant
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Kano, Nigeria DFID Program
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National Office Clerk
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Kano, Nigeria DFID Program
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Front Desk Officers
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Katsina, Kano (Nigeria) DFID Program
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Operations Officer
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Abuja (Nigeria) DFID Program
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Project Manager
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Abuja (Nigeria) DFID Program
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Technical Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)
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Anambra (Nigeria) DFID Program
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Technical Officer (Marketing)
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Anambra, Nigeria DFID Program
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Management Accountant
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Abuja (Nigeria) DFID Program
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Accounts Officer – General Ledger
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(Nigeria) DFID Program
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Accounts Officer – Cash
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Nigeria> DFID Program
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Project Coordinator
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Abuja (Nigeria) DFID Program
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Research Officer
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Katsina (Nigeria) DFID Program
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Finance/Implementation Officer
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(Nigeria) DFID Program
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To apply for this post, please email a covering letter addressing your suitability for the post and a CV to malaria@gridconsulting.net . Please quote the job title in the subject line.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: Friday, 8th March 2013
Interviews will commence thereafter.

 

Workforce Management Centre Vacancies


Workforce Management Centre is a leader in Human Resource and Business Process Outsourcing, providing customised services to our clients in the areas of Talent

Sourcing, Talent Assessment, Learning & Performance and Organisational Strategy design and execution. Our expertise is in assisting organisations enhance efficiency, optimise service levels and strengthen their competitive position.

We are seeking talented individuals to fill the following vacancies that exist in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Ibadan, Ilorin, Akure, Ondo, Ado-Ekiti, Owo, Abeokuta, Ijebu Ode, Enugu, Aba, Owerri, Benin, Calabar, Yenogoa and other major cities across the country:

Direct Sales Executives – OSS/DSE/13
Primary Responsibilitypromote and sell business products and services; develop and grow the business in the area of the branch where he /she is assigned; grow transaction revenue from payment & remittances business and trade; execute sales strategies and tactics; achieve monthly targets; ensure top performance as per firm’s key performance standards.

Qualification and competence

  • Minimum of 2 years active sales experience
  • OND/HND/BSC in any discipline

Secretary – OSS/SC/13
Primary Responsibility: Provides business support to the Supervisor in the following ways: provides answers to routine inquiries and/or refers them to other personnel; screens visitors; assists in providing routine information to high level personnel and the public; maintains conference room calendar, arranges meetings and conferences as requested; transports confidential materials when necessary from location to location.

Qualification and competence

  • HND in Secretarial study or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years secretarial experience in a structured environment

Call Centre Agent – OSS/CCA/13
Primary Responsibility: Provides customer service support to the organization by obtaining, analyzing and verifying the accuracy of information in a timely manner; Initiates and/or implements corrective action as needed in order to ensure that excellent standard of service and a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained

Qualification and competence

  • Minimum of OND in any discipline
  • Excellent spoken English with impressive interpersonal skills
  • Must be Computer literate

Client Services Executive/Officer – OSS/CSSO/13
Primary Responsibility: Handle transactions and answer customer queries; decipher customer needs and offer the best solution based on company policies; effectively communicate ideas, suggestions and answers; refer customers to people who specialise with the type of problem or query they present; offer upgrades and new banking services or products

Qualification and competence

  • HND/BSc in any discipline
  • Prior experience in similar role in a financial institution or a service driven environment

Business Bankers – OSS/BB/13
Primary Responsibility: responsible for acquiring and retaining corporate/organisation customers relationships by providing relevant banking solutions to meet customer needs following a focused cross-selling strategy; meets all sales goals and actively participates in all sales activities in the branch by engaging in a personal weekly sales activity plan

Qualification and competence

  • HND/BSC
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in business relationship management in a financial institution
  • Prior experience in selling products and services to corporate clients

Personal Banker – OSS/PB/13
Primary Responsibility: Responsible for managing relationship with walk in customers and individual customers. Assist customers in their selection of various accounts and financial services and also cross-sell the Bank’s products
and services.

Qualification and competence

  • HND/BSC in any discipline
  • Understanding of standard policies and procedures in a first class financial services institution and other services providers industry is desirable

Tellers – OSS/TE/13
Primary Responsibility: Cash cheques and pay out money after properly verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds; receive cheques and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy of deposit slips.

Qualification and competence

  • OND/HND in any discipline
  • Applied knowledge of banking software and understanding of banking processes
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a financial institution.

Recruitment Officer – OSS/RO/13 (Lagos)
Primary Responsibility: Source for suitable candidates in all locations, use different assessment tools to select the right candidate within a given turnaround time.

Qualification and competence

  • BSC/HND in any discipline
  • Prior 2 year experience in similar role in a performance driven Human Resource Consulting firm running recruitment projects across the country

Click here to apply: www.jobs.wfmcentre.com/application.

Simba Group


Simba Group

At Simba, we believe our greatest asset is our people. Developing this asset and nurturing our talent is fundamental to what we believe in. Right from our Mission Statement, to the way we conduct business, we believe in fostering an entrepreneurial environment – one where our team members are encouraged to think independently and act cohesively.

Simba provides a platform to nurture the inherent entrepreneurial spirit in all of us. We are passionate about our work; we are dedicated to customer satisfaction; we treat each other with dignity and respect; we pride ourselves on being a desired location for young as well as experienced professionals seeking challenging and rewarding careers.

 

Job title: Sales Executives

 
REF: WAN/RED/SM
location: 
Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Kano, Yola & Port Harcourt
 

Requirements
Applicants should possess the following qualification, skills and experience:
Graduates from a reputed university with minimum of 3 years sales experience in front line sales with proven track record.
Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
Knowledge of good customer services.
Proficient in computer use with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Officepackage.
Maintaining customer and prospects database; respond and follow up sales enquires.
Experience of preparing sales proposals and PowerPoint presentations to prospective clients.
Self motivated individuals seeking fast track career growth opportunities.
Ability to independently generate and close new business initiatives and manage accounts and carry out market research.

 

How to Apply
Interested candidates should forward their CV to: salesjobs2@simba.com.ngstating job reference and location preference

 

Remuneration
The compensation package offered will commensurate with educational qualification, work experience and industry standards.

 

Deadline: 1st March 2013.