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Jobs at Amnesty International

11:54:00 AM

Gist Naija

About us

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for

justice, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. Already our network of over three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

Amnesty International (AI) is establishing an office in Nigeria. We are seeking a proven expert on Nigeria, to lead on the development and implementation of campaigning strategies, and to manage and coordinate action on human rights concerns that ensures a lasting impact.


About the role

In this key role, you'll be responsible for designing and coordinating our campaigns on Nigeria, working with researchers, legal specialists and capacity builders to build an integrated strategy for change. You'll also provide advocacy support to Amnesty colleagues and activist partners across the region and globally. You'll certainly make a valuable contribution to effective management of our campaigning work, but we'll also expect you to be self-sufficient; carrying out day-to-day admin, finance and impact reporting.

About you

Proven campaigning skills, impartial political judgement, excellent communication skills, coupled with strong strategic thought and an open and result oriented approach to your work are essential. So is specialist knowledge of Nigeria. Expertise in one or several human rights issue relevant to West Africa region would be an asset. You must have first-hand experience of Nigeria and awareness and understanding of its cultures. Fluency in English is essential.

Please note that this role will only be based in London for an initial, temporary period. Amnesty International will soon be establishing an office in Abuja, Nigeria where this role will be based in the long term. As a result the UK salary quoted and related contractual terms and conditions will only apply to this role while it is based in London, after which the postholder will revert to Amnesty International's Nigeria contract, and the related salary scales (details of which will be confirmed in the very near future).


As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our West Africa team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign oriented approach to your work is essential. You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.

ABOUT YOUWith experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of Nigeria and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of West Africa. You'll have a background in activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English is essential, including excellent writing skills.

Please note that this role will only be based in London for an initial, temporary period. Amnesty International will soon be establishing an office in Abuja, Nigeria where this role will be based in the long term. As a result the UK salary quoted and related contractual terms and conditions will only apply to this role while it is based in London, after which the postholder will revert to Amnesty International's Nigeria contract, and the related salary scales (details of which will be confirmed in the very near future).

Method of Application

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New Vacancy at PriceWaterCoopers

11:50:00 AM

Gist Naija

PwC firms help organizations and individuals create the value they are looking for. We are a network of firms in
158 countries with more than 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in Assurance, Tax and Advisory services.

Roles & Responsibilities
· Providing audit and business advice to a variety of clients
· Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established clients
· Supervising teams and reporting directly to senior staff
· Working as part of our business development strategy team in the local marketplace
· Provide an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning, day to day control of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments
· Work and liaise with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide high quality clients service
· Report directly to a partner, director, senior manager or manager
· Coach and train other staff; and,
· Strong business awareness, sound reporting skills and the ability to work under your own initiative

There are also opportunities to work on assurance projects including due diligence, floatations, disposals and other ad hoc projects

· ACA/ACCA qualification (or equivalent)
· Mimimum of Second Class Upper or its equivalent
· Focused and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential)
· A passion for delivering an exceptional client service
· Good analytical and organisational abilities
· A proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with clients
· Effective communication skills when working at all levels
· A demonstrated ability to take responsibility, work autonomously and use initiative, especially when working to tight deadlines

Lagos, Nigeria

Desirable skills:
· Strong team-working
· Desire for continuous improvement
· Good listening
· A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions

Method of Application
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

Career Opportunities at Kaplan International Colleges

11:49:00 AM

Gist Naija

Kaplan International Colleges offers university preparation in partnership with leading universities in Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool,
Glasgow, Brighton, Bournemouth, Bristol and London, allowing international students to progress onto a wide range of degree programmes at these partner institutions. In addition to first-rate teaching and excellent study facilities, KIC programmes offer a high level of personal support as well as access to the facilities and resources of our university partners. KIC also operates partnerships in the United Arab Emirates, Kurdistan, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, China, Australia and the US preparing students for entry to higher education programmes.

Program Leader - US Pathway Program

Job description
Kaplan International is the international division of Kaplan Inc., one of the world's leading providers of lifelong education. Part of Kaplan Inc., Kaplan International's activities span a network of more than 40 English language schools across the English-speaking world, a broad suite of higher education programmes in UK, Asia Pacific and Australia and a professional and vocational training operation in Australia and Asia Pacific.  We have a strong track record in the development of successful partnerships and the establishment of new education initiatives. We draw on a highly effective network of agents and our own admissions teams to recruit students from over 100 countries.

The Location
The Lagos International College is located on Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Program and Role
The US Pathway Program (USPP) is a ground breaking transnational education partnership between Kaplan International (KI) and a consortium of seven leading North American universities (CNAU), chaired by Northeastern University (NEU). Currently in its fifth year of delivery in China, our newest centre of operation which opened its doors to students in October 2013 is located on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria and has enabled hundreds of students to progress to their sophomore year in top universities in the United States.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the academic management and development of the USPP: an academic program designed to enable successful students to progress to year 2 of a consortium of North American universities (CNAU). The Program Leader will be part of the senior management team of the College.

Main Responsibilities and Functions
Reporting to the College Director and Dean of USPP the successful candidate will have responsibility for maintaining excellent working relationships with key stakeholders including Kaplan local and central staff, CNAU and sponsors and students. Key functions include:

Academic Management

Managing and leading the full-time academic staff and teaching assistants involved in the program

Allocating work-loads to academic staff

Calculating staff resources required to deliver the program

Ensuring that appropriate staff resources are available, the identification of additional staffing needs and assisting in the recruitment and induction of full-time staff.

Agreeing with College Director and Academic Dean the requirement for Teaching Assistants and responsibility for the recruitment as agreed

Planning and managing the delivery of the program including:

Developing effective timetables that make efficient use of staff and teaching resources

Overseeing the delivery of curricula by teaching staff ensuring that all academic deadlines are met and that students have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate their learning

Working with CNAU and local staff to ensure the effective preparation and delivery of academic assessment

Co-ordinating the accurate recording, collation and communication of marks and grades to CNAU

Providing regular and accurate academic feedback and reports to CNAU including raising any issues that affect the academic progress of the program

Providing regular and accurate academic and operational reports to the College Director and the Academic Dean

Provision of academic guidance to students: monitoring attendance and academic performance, identifying and providing guidance to students at risk

Working with CNAU and local academic staff to lead the local processes of quality assurance and module and program enhancement.  Collating feedback and relevant module reports, and analyse such, in order to produce Programme Handbooks, Programme Reviews and other material to support the delivery and enhancement of a designated suite of programmes offered by the College

Identifying and sharing best academic practice with local colleagues and the KIC academic community

Implementing a system of teaching observations and providing appropriate feedback to academic staff.

Assisting the Dean in academic staff appraisals

Teaching Duties

Contributing to the delivery, preparation and assessment of modules on programmes offered by the College (normal teaching load of 8-10 hours per week), and, when required, act as 'Module Coordinator' of these modules

Assisting with student induction and with extra-curricular activities as required

Maintaining full compliance with CNAU requirements for course delivery and assessment

Maintaining an excellent working relationship with the CNAU Master Teacher as well as those of Kaplan International Colleges

Providing accurate reports as required on individual and group and subject performance

Ensuring appropriate use of learning and learning support technology including the use of the 'smartboard', the VLE provided by CNAU and the Class system

Contributing to the quality enhancement of Modules by providing accurate and reflective feedback as required

Maintaining the necessary subject knowledge to ensure the effective delivery of the modules

Representing the College at appropriate events and meetings within KIC, with the partner university and to external stakeholders

Any other duties required from time to time by the College Director and Kaplan senior management team.

Desired Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will enjoy working with international students, be customer orientated and performance driven. In addition, the successful candidate should have:

A minimum of a UK, US, Canadian or Australian Master's degree or higher,

Understanding of US further and higher education system and experience of academic management and/or quality assurance in a US further and/or higher education environment.

Experience of managing and providing academic leadership to a team of staff

Previous teaching experience within a US higher education context.

Ability to develop and update teaching material and experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment and with Blended Learning.

Competence in administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.)

Strong record-keeping skills

Excellent interpersonal and good communication skills

Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines

Enthusiasm and motivation to be a performance-driven team player.

Lecturer - Microeconomics

Job description
The Kaplan Pathway Program was created by the Consortium of North American Universities (CNAU) to provide an academically rigorous pathway for talented Nigerian students who want to pursue their undergraduate studies in the US. The program offers successful students admission to a top US college or university, 20 credits towards a bachelor's degree, comprehensive English preparation, and a supportive learning environment.

Teaching will take place in a brand new facility in Victoria Island, Lagos - the most prestigious business district in Nigeria. This exciting project is the first of its kind in Africa and has the support of the US consulate and Nigerian Government student sponsor bodies.

The Role
We are now inviting applications for Microeconomics instructors and lecturers. Teachers may be required to contribute to basic internet technology courses and study skills teaching. The positions are best suited to experienced teachers with international experience who are willing to work as part of a small team.

Package details:
. Competitive salary
. Fixed term contract from September 2014 to May 2015,  with possibility of renewal
. Free staff accommodation provided (including all bills) on the brand new Victoria Island, Lagos campus
. High speed internet provided in the accommodation
. Medical insurance provided
. Return flight from a major US gateway for candidates based in USA
. Visa assistance provided if needed#

Desired Skills and Experience
. Master's degree from a US university in relevant subject
. 2 years teaching experience
. The ability to contribute to integrated teaching across the curriculum
. An understanding of US/Western higher education and the needs and requirements of international students
. Direct experience of further and higher education in an international context
. Demonstrable cross-cultural awareness and understanding
. A commitment to teamwork, to working flexibly and to seeking solutions to problems
. Experience of academic assessment and standards and of quality assurance procedures

Method of Application
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click on preferred job title to apply online.

Program Leader - US Pathway Program

Lecturer - Microeconomics

Vacancy at Hausba Smarthomes Limited

11:47:00 AM

Gist Naija

At HAUSBA, we deliver exceptional solutions in Home automation, Security and Smart Lighting to Residential, Commercial
& Hospitality projects in Nigeria.

Our project approach is based on globally acceptable standards in the Pro-AV and System Integration industry. We are proud members of CEDIA & Infocomm.

Typical activities will involve;

providing help and advice to customers using organisation's products or services;

communicating courteously with customers by telephone, email, letter and face to face;

investigating and solving customers' problems, which may be complex or long-standing problems that have been passed on by customer service assistants;

handling customer complaints or any major incidents, as long as it involves a customer.

keeping accurate records of discussions or correspondence with customers;

analysing statistics or other data to determine the level of customer service the organisation is providing; ensuring continous improvement in the level of customer satisfaction.

producing written information for customers, often involving use of computer packages/software, manuals etc;

developing feedback or complaints procedures for customers to use;

developing customer service procedures, policies and standards for the organisation or department;

meeting with management to discuss possible improvements to customer service;

being involved in staff recruitment and appraisals;

training staff to deliver a high standard of customer service;

leading or supervising a team of customer service staff;

learning about the organisation's products or services and keeping up to date with changes;

keeping ahead of developments in customer service by reading relevant journals, going to meetings and attending courses.

Mediation and Negotiation skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Leadership and managerial skills

Method of Application
To apply for this position, click here

Executive Vacancy at Adexen

11:45:00 AM

Gist Naija

Naija Jobs Daily: Executive Vacancy at Adexen







Executive Vacancy at Adexen

Adexen is a global Human Ressources Company providing business services in Europe and Africa.
We support companies in
all industries in the fields of HR, Legal, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Engineering and Supply chain.
We know how important people are to business. We also think that "People are the future of Africa"
We understand what is needed to match highly skilled professionals with companies operating in Africa at highest standards.
Our consultants are experts in their fields and use the most modern systems and upto date knowledges to support in all HR fields. Our target is to bring wealth of experience to help companie operations to find and retain talents.
Adexen's objective is to provide both our Clients and their employees as well as our candidates excellence in all aspects of our services.
This high level of service is the foundation of Adexen's excellent reputation.

Country Manager

The Country Manager's main responsibilities will include:

Increasing management's effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining managers; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning responsibilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing incentives; developing a climate for offering information and opinions; providing educational opportunities.

Developing a strategic plan by studying technological and financial opportunities; and defining objectives.

Accomplishing the country objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections.

Coordinating efforts by establishing procurement, production, marketing, field, and technical services policies and practices; coordinating actions with staff.

Building company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices.

Maintaining quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

Strong Nigerian business understanding

At least 10 years experience in a management position

Team leader

Strategic vision

Networking skills

Ability to recruit staff and monitor performance.

Financial Planning and Strategy

Process Improvement

Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, including people-management, leadership and both written and verbal communication skills.

Autonomy and good work organization

Ability to work under pressure and with short deadlines

Method of Application
Click here to apply for the post of Country Manager

Vacancy at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - ACCA

11:44:00 AM

Gist Naija

Job Purpose:The Policy Manager is responsible for the development and execution of technical, policy, research and
insight strategy to strengthen and protect ACCA recognition, reputation and influence in the profession and market in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities:
Strategy and Planning

Work with market head to develop and execute member engagement strategies to promote the value of membership in the market and support members growth and retention targets.

Work with market head to develop and execute a strategy using the technical, policy and research and insight agenda to protect ACCA recognition in the market and strengthen ACCA reputation and influence among regulators and policy makers.

Support the market head by providing input into the market business plans relating to members retention and growth and, lead and share the agenda in the profession whilst protecting ACCA recognition.

Technical and Policy, Research & Insights

Actively participate in technical committees locally, regionally and globally (head office level) to ensure updating and understanding of ACCA policies and views on technical developments, professional development and changes in order to support ACCA work plans.

ACCA Representative in local regulators' committees, task force and ensure ACCA active contribution and influence on policies in the profession.

Engage and build relationship with regulators, policy makers (MIF, CBN, SEC, ETC) and identify opportunities to influence and collaborations

Keep abreast of developments affecting the profession, identify and propose areas for ACCA to influence, provide views, opportunities to collaborate with the right partners

Develop and execute R& I agenda in the market, align with ACCA Global R& I theme- identify the right themes, partners and initiatives, successful delivery of the agenda.

Member engagement

Identify and engage talented and prominent members especially C - Level through various interventions (guest speakers, profiling, guest of honour) to encourage strong engagement with ACCA

Develop and execute the right proposition and initiatives to engage with prominent C- Level members to promote the value of membership and member engagement and retention

Oversee the development and delivery of annual CPD calendar for members including managing partners on sign post CPDs, vendor relationship to provide quality service to members.

Support Regional Customer Support members on members retention activities for family level members

Other responsibilities

ACCA spokesperson on technical & policy issues, research and insight themes

Input to, and engagement with CHQ relevant teams such as Professional Development, Technical & Policy, on any projects, policies, R& I theme to ensure market is well represented

Gather, monitor and share market intelligence including competitive activity

Provide leadership and coaching to ensure talent development and performance management of direct report

Maintain effective utilisations of budget and resources and ensure team members' compliances to all ACCA operational policies

Key Metrics (financial and/or non-financial):

Reports directly to the Head of ACCA Nigeria

Responsible for the successful delivery of ACCA Nigeria's strategies relating technical & Policy, R&I agenda and specific member engagement activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Possess a university degree in accounting with a professional qualification. Solid working experience in a Big Four.

Be an excellent communicator with excellent presentation skills, both written and oral

Sound technical knowledge in accounting and current issues affecting the profession

Strong influencing and negotiation skills

Strong analytical, interpersonal and networking skills; confident to network and build relationships with C-Level stakeholders

Able to work independently and cross teams and also as a team leader

Be able to deliver agreed KPI's in a results driven environment

Demonstrate integrity and professionalism in line with ACCA values and mission.

Working Relationships:
Head, ACCA Nigeria (line manager) - accountable to - for the achievement of objectives, targets and KPI's - at least monthly and more regular contact as and when required
Technical, Policy and Members team - manage the team to deliver ACCA's strategic priorities
Regional Head of Policy - Regular meetings and contact as and when required to enable delivery of ACCA's strategic priorities in relation to technical & policy
Local teams - as and when required to support the delivery of market priorities
Other ACCA global, regional and local teams as and when required i.e. Technical & Policy, Learning - Professional Development, Governance
Key individuals in regulators, national bodies and other related key influencers within Nigeria
Decision Making (Freedom to Act):

Development and execution of local member engagement strategy, technical & Policy, R& I agenda.  Guidance from line manager on this as and when required

Responsible for managing an activities budget for the department.

Responsible for performance management of direct reports

Additional Information: Need to work on the weekends and evenings occasionally
Confident with a natural flair to network and build relationship with senior level people
Fluent in spoken and written English

Method of Application
To apply for this position, click here

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