• Vacancy at Adams Smith International

  • Posted on: 10 November, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Vacancy type: Permanent
    Location: Nigeria, Kano and Abuja
    Service area(s): Private Sector Development

    About the role

    Our Private Sector Development team is growing fast. We need a strong Manager to join us. We’re looking for someone who can lead on bids for large and complex projects, has a track record of winning, setting up and managing successful projects.

    Manager, Private Sector Development Team - Nigeria

     

    Managers play a fundamental role in our operating model, managing the technical and financial performance of projects, as well as leading business development. The Manager will be resident in Nigeria.  Specific responsibilities include:

    • Support technical and project management teams in the planning, budgeting, and resourcing of interventions;
    • Scrutinise intervention strategies and plans as part of the intervention approval process, to ensure that all programme activities will deliver results and value for money;
    • Work with the Project Director to create a high-performing programme, including effective human resource management and organisational development;
    • Monitor whether programme interventions are on-track to deliver results; flag any issues to the Project Director;
    • Ensure that cross-cutting issues such as gender and political economy are effectively mainstreamed into the programme;
    • Provide technical and strategic inputs, as required;
    • Ensure that project processes and procedures are fit-for-purpose and are effectively implemented;
    • Provide financial oversight of interventions including maintenance of a resource burn-rate, an accurate financial forecast and provision of other management reports;
    • Support implementation of interventions including financial management, recruitment, duty of care, and contracting;
    • Liaise the programme client; support quarterly and annual reporting.

    About you

    An Adam Smith International Manager should have the ability to build effective relationships with clients from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds, and to work effectively in politically sensitive and challenging environments. He/she should relish managing teams, should be innovative, energetic, positive, and genuinely committed to achieving lasting change in their work.
    We are looking for a Manager who combines the management skills of a professional consultant and the drive of an emerging market entrepreneur, with a healthy appetite for challenges and a desire to travel.

    Adam Smith International seeks the following skills and experience:

    • A postgraduate degree in economics, political science, international development, business management, or other relevant field from a top-tier university;
    • A minimum of 3/5 years work experience in market development, consulting or a relevant industry experience;
    • A demonstrated interest in economic development, particularly in developing countries;
    • Demonstrated experience of using initiative, client-orientation, risk taking, and working in complex and time-pressured contexts;
    • Willingness to travel and to be relocated in Nigeria;
    • Outstanding written and spoken English;
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility and a strong attention to detail;
    • Excellent communication, inter-personal, and team-working skills;
    • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio;
    • You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position.

    What We Offer You

    We offer you a dynamic and friendly team environment and the opportunity to work on a highly successful portfolio of programmes. We have a strong commitment to our people and strive to live by our principles:
    Take responsibility (Accountability). We are individually and collectively accountable for what we do.
    Always find a way (Resourcefulness). We think innovatively to reach a solution.
    Promote Quality (Excellence). We maintain and promote professional standards in everything we do.
    Commit to the Outcome (Achievement). We take pride in delivering our best to achieve results.

    We’ve built a culture to reflect our principles, full of likeminded professionals who are smart, passionate and great at what they do. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.

    Application form

    Do you like the sound of this role, and would consider yourself a good fit?

    We'd love to hear from you...

    Method of Application

    We would love to hear from you. Please submit a CV (no more than 3 pages) and short cover letter to recruitment@adamsmithinternational.com with a subject line of “Nigeria - Manager”. Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted. Thank you for your consideration.

    or apply online here

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