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  • Project Officer at Sahara Group

  • Posted on: 6 November, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

    Project Officer


    Purpose Statement

    • To accomplish the primary goal of providing administrative and technical skills to support a project to successful completion. The Project Officers reports directly to Head, Special Projects.

    Duties & Responsibilities
    Team Administration:

    • Provide day-to-day administrative support to our team of project managers
    • When required, set up team meetings, record meeting minutes and allocate actions
    • Support the Monitoring, Evaluation, Impact and Learning Lead to monitor progress on projects
    • You may also be required to undertake other assignments from time to time, depending on the needs of the project.

    Project Administration: 

    • Maintain relevant project data in various systems pertaining to capacity, new opportunities and general project records 
    • Oversee the upkeep of project documents to ensure they are fit for use
    • Assist with creation of Project Initiation Documents for new projects 
    • Assist with the collation of capacity data on a monthly basis, and communicate analysis of this to the Head of Special Projects. 
    • Ensure that New Opportunities meetings are conducted smoothly – from developing clear agendas, to recording and publishing minutes allocating actions and maintaining the New Opportunities list 
    • Ensure time-sheets are completed on a weekly basis, company-wide.

    Financial Administration:

    • Update the team’s project financial reports 
    • Coordinate the team’s input to project forecasting (revenue and costs) 
    • Process and raise PO numbers for invoices 
    • Assist with time management and expenses against projects 
    • Act as the link between the Project Management team and Finance team when required.

    General responsibilities:

    • Be aware of, and take personal responsibility for, any health and safety issues and obligations
    • Uphold all aspects of the policies, procedures and legal requirements in relation to personal conduct.
    • Prepare for and engage in one-to-one meetings and performance management appraisals
    • Maintain personal professional development and personal development plans
    • Be willing and committed to take on new work as and when required and to be proactive.

    Minimum Qualification/ Experience

    • University Degree with a minimum of 2:1 in any discipline
    • Minimum of 2 years of Post NYSC work experience in a project-related environment.
    • Project Management Professional Certification is a MUST.


    • Thorough familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling computer applications
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently,
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines
    • Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent critical and creative thinking and analytical skill

    Personality Traits:

    • Proven relationship-building skills with good interpersonal skills
    • Project management abilities with demonstrated full life cycle project engineering experience
    • Ability to effectively communicate and interface with all levels of management
    • Ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple concurrent projects
    • Proven ability to work independently, as part of a team and with initiatives to meet tight deadlines
    • Good planning and organisational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation
    • Enthusiastic, adaptable and quick to learn
    • Strong level of integrity with a sound work ethic

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sahara Group career website on to apply

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