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  • Posted on: 26 January, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The issues of value adding business solutions in today’s business environment has become increasingly important, as emphasis on business development tradeoff between the project triangle (Time, Cost and Scope) and staff efficiency of any organization is a determining factor for growth and profitability. It is in recognition of this felt need that Aquarian Consult Limited was established, with a strong desire to contribute in providing quality, high profile and affordable services and business solutions in Nigeria, using innovative approach and expertise to meet our clients’ organisational needs

     

    Having carried out research, collated data and analysed the data, Aquarian Consult Limited is a consulting firm that provides Business Development Services, Human Resource Consultancy, Training, Recruitment and Social empowerment services.

     

    We offer up-to-date, customized and strategic services to our clients designed to suit their business needs

     

    We employ seasoned experts and professionals whose ideas, research and finished work are unique and always satisfy our clients’ needs. We have a policy of treating our clients with the utmost respect and ensuring that their interest is at all times our top priority.

    Senior Consultant

     

    LOCATION: ABUJA
    JOB CODE: AJ06-004

    Position Description:

    Subject firm is expanding and is hiring. We are seeking a senior consultant with 4-8 years of experience, within management consulting. The candidate will leverage their training, creativity and experience to best solve business issues for our clients. It is critical that the candidate is comfortable working in a collaborative, unstructured environment. In this position you will work alongside with other experienced consultants in a project-based environment to help our clients execute their strategies and improve business operations. Experience within various industries such as Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Communications/Media or Financial Services is helpful.

    Position Specifications:

    • -   Support the development of strategies for organizations seeking to modernize their business processes and recommend practical solutions that help reduce costs and improve business operations
    • -   Document the current state, support the identification of issues, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. Support the development of creative strategies to help our clients achieve business success
    • -   Design and improve business processes across a variety of functional areas
    • -   Understand and identify engagement issues. Having sound judgment to know when to elevate these issues to senior leadership and creating timely solutions and the necessary resolution of these issues
    • -   Prioritize and manage competing engagement demands; Track personal commitment to each engagement and report conflicts to senior management
    • -   Develop short-term and long-term implementation strategies addressing a variety of client operational needs
    • -   Help support the growth of the local office including business development, proposals, interviewing, community involvement and any practice building activities
    • -   Develop a wide array of client deliverables including, but not limited to, requirements documents, functional design documents, status reports, client presentations, etc

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Position Requirements:

    • -   Minimum of 4 years’ experience with national consulting firms participating in the delivery of complex projects and the creation of professional client deliverables
    • -   Exceptional writing and presentation development skills. Adept at conveying, both in writing and through presentations, an approach based solution
    • -   Creative problem solver able to analyze business process and technology issues. Through your experience, training and ability to conduct research, able to offer practical and actionable guidance
    • -   Comfortable engaging executives and developing personal relationships with clients and able to naturally empathize with their needs
    • -   Project Management Professional, Blue Ocean, Purple Cow, Six-Sigma and/or Lean Process trained a plus
    • -   Strong analytical and communication skills
    • -   Ability to lead/project manage client engagement activities
    • -   Ability to support teams though solution design and the presentation of final findings to senior executives
    • -   Offer creative, practical guidance while working in a team environment
    • -   Results driven with the ability to manage tasks through completion
    • -   Collaborative skills

    Education Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business or Management Information Systems
    • Masters’ Degree a plus

    Candidate Profile:

    • Relevant degree (e.g. political science, human resources, economics, social science, marketing or communication).
    • Excellent knowledge of English language; further knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.
    • Initial NGO experience and good overview of international NGO networks.
    • Excellent writing, communication and intercultural skills -as well as experience abroad.
    • Very good research skills and the ability to become acquainted easily with new topic areas.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and client orientation.
    • Confident appearance and an ability to manage relationships at senior, executive and board level.
    • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
    • Creative and smart personality.
    • Passion for civil society and networking.
    • Ease with technology, databases, and online teamwork platforms

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    Personal Assistant

     

    LOCATION: ABUJA & LAGOS
    JOB CODE: AJ01- 003

    JOB REQUIREMENT:

    • Be a degree holder in Administration, Management or related field (M.Sc will be an added advantage).
    • Be Smart, sharp and Intelligent
    • Have 3-5 years post NYSC experience as a P.A
    • Be Computer Literate
    • Be able to Read, write and Translate Business Document and Letters
    • Manage and maintain the MD’s diary and email account.
    • Ensure busy diary commitments, papers and travel arrangements are managed effectively including
    • Producing a daily folder with diary, necessary papers etc. and troubleshooting problems.
    • Conduct weekly diary meetings with the MD to discuss upcoming engagements, invitations and other requests.
    • Schedule on behalf of the MD meetings between him and his direct reports and the committees and groups to which he is a member.
    • Coordinate travel and accommodation requirements in connection with others and ensure arrangements in place for the MD match his requirements.
    • Filter general information, queries, phone calls and invitations to the MD by redirecting or taking forward such contact as appropriate.
    • Ensure the MD is fully briefed on, or prepared for, any engagements he is involved in.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    PERSON SPECIFICATION:

    • A good deal of common sense, etiquette and an ability to think on one’s feet
    • A minimum of four years PA/secretarial experience at a senior level
    • Shorthand and excellent typing skills, speed and accuracy essential
    • Good computer literacy (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Professional telephone manner
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
    • Bright, confident personality
    • Well presented
    • Highly personable
    • Flexible and mature approach with ability to work unsupervised
    • Willing to travel

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    Head of Human Resources

     

    JOB CODE: AJ05-012
    LOCATION: LAGOS

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    • Maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all    positions.
    • Maintain the organization’s staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counselling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analysing exit interviews; recommending changes.
    • Prepare employees for assignments by establishing and coordinating orientation and training programs.
    • Maintain a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations; preparing pay budgets; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions.
    •   Ensure planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counselling employees and supervisors.
    • Maintain employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids; awarding benefit contracts; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.
    • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
    • Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
    • Maintain historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system; keeping past and current records.
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
    • Complete human resource operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
    • Maintain human resource staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
    • Maintain human resource staff job results by counselling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
    • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

    Desired Skills and Experience

    QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

    • A university degree 
    • Minimum of 8 years POST NYSC working experience in HR 3 of which should be in managerial capacity in the oil and gas sector
    • verifiable  experience in carrying out each of the above mentioned
    • exceptional verbal articulation
    • exceptional command of grammar and proven writing skills
    • exceptional and verifiable letter writing and proposal writing skills
    • exceptional presentation skills
    • have a full grasp on the use of MS office
    • Very high analytical reasoning.

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    Head of Operations

     

    LOCATION: LAGOS
    JOB CODE: AJ06-001

    Key Competencies Required

    Candidates should have strong business acumen, good analytical skills and an appreciable Finance and Planning capability.

    Other Qualification

    Excellent Leadership abilities; Quantitative, qualitative and analytical insight; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong client management skills; strong negotiation skills and result orientated.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • First Degree or HND in Banking, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other relevant field
    • Minimum 5 years in banking/finance/microfinance, with at least four years in back office or operational roles – experience of two years or more in a senior management role at the regional or head office level strongly preferred
    • Proficient in MS-Office Suite (especially Excel) – experienced with Core Banking Systems and good understanding of Information System issues and the role of IS in banking operations
    • Project management qualifications (e.g. PMP) are an advantage
    • Knowledge of process analysis and mapping is an advantage
    • Fluency in English is required

    Job Description

    The Banking Operations Manager reports to the Chief Executive Officer and he/she is responsible for supporting the Business /front-end function by providing oversight for general back-office banking operations for the institution. As a core member of the team, the Banking Operations Head will be responsible for establishing and managing the Banking Services function, procedures, and controls to deliver the bank's financial services in a way that is risk-reducing, efficient & scalable, customer-service oriented, and in line with the bank's methodologies, delivery channels strategies, and overall business goals.

    Key Task

    • -   Responsible for the bank’s operations
    • -   Staff Supervision, discipline and control
    • -   Cash management
    • -   Accounts reconciliation
    • -   Introduce and implement effective systems, policies, structures and resources to support the growth of the institution and ensure adherence to the same
    • -   Serve as the Operations Lead for the bank's core banking system implementation, aligning system configuration with operational processes and policies
    • -   Develop and manage a team of well-trained, focused and motivated Banking Services staff
    • -   Manage centralized loan processing and account opening functions to ensure efficiency, quality and control over loan creation and completeness of Know Your Customer (KYC) / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) activities
    • -   Define and implement new policies and procedures for Banking Services in support of product development / refinement or upon introduction of new technologies and delivery channels
    • -   Analyze operational risks, procedures, work flow and controls on an ongoing basis for continual improvement of operational systems
    • -   Safeguard customer data and protect against fraud through management of authorization levels and access rights
    • -   Develop and maintain sufficient business continuity plans to ensure service delivery in the event of minor to major incidences & escalation of service exceptions as needed.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Candidate Profile:

    • -   Commitment to establishing a successful department and function.
    • -   Strong fit to the bank's desired corporate culture & committed to furthering bank's mission and vision;
    • -   Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work;
    • -   Ability to manage multiple priorities, create effective systems and meet tangible business goals from an unstructured, dynamic and empowering environment;
    • -   Proven integrity;
    • -   Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills;
    • -   Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • -   Results-oriented, with the ability to drive projects from inception to execution stages
    • -   Demonstrated leadership, networking and collaboration/negotiation skills;
    • -   Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships within a diverse organizational structure Proven integrity; Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills;
    • -   Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • -   Results-oriented, with the ability to drive projects from inception to execution stages
    • -   Demonstrated leadership, networking and collaboration/negotiation skills
    • -   Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships within a diverse organizational structure.

    Method of Application

    To apply send CV and Cover Letter to: cv@aquarianconsult.com using the job code as subject of the email

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