• Samuelson Vacancies for Divisional Heads at Rivers State Government

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2012 Deadline: 4 October, 2012
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    Our Client:

    The Rivers State Government is pursuing vigorously a plan to vastly enhance development in several key sectors in the State, including Education and Healthcare. One of the strategic agencies of the State Government helping to complement the current administration’s efforts in this regard would like to strengthen its project delivery capability by recruiting seasoned professionals and administrators. It has mandated SAMUELSON to identify experienced, versatile, result-oriented and IT proficient individuals to take up new positions in the organization.

    Minimum Qualification for all Positions

    1. A University Degree with a minimum of second class division from a reputable institution. However, possession of a postgraduate degree and / or professional qualifications will be a distinct advantage
    2. IT/ IS proficiency and project management skills – A must
    3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    4. High professionalism, teamwork and excellent leadership skills


    1. Divisional Head, Project Monitoring

    Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required

    • A good first degree in and a post-graduate qualification will be required. Certification and/or International Training in Project Management will be a definite advantage.
    • Membership of professional bodies and international experience will give qualified candidates added advantage.
    • At least 13 years post-qualification experience in Programme and Project Monitoring and Evaluation within the Development Community and or Healthcare / Education Projects will be preferred.

    2. Divisional Head, Corporate Services

    Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required

    • Minimum of a first degree in Business Administration, Management Science, Mass Communication or related
    • Possession of an MBA, or relevant Post Graduate Degrees and related Professional Membership of ICAN or its equivalent will be an advantage.
    • Minimum of 13 years of relevant work experience; with 8 years in Administrative, Financial and Contract-related Duties out of which, 5 years must be in a Managerial capacity.

    3. Divisional Head, Finance and Investments
    Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required

    • A first degree preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics, Actuarial Science or related discipline and a professional qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent is required. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria will be desired.
    • Minimum of 13 years cognate experience with at least 4 years not below the position of Senior Manager in a financial institution or reputable organization.
    • Excellent Asset Management & Analytical / Quantitative Decision Making Skills will be required.
    • Candidate must have overseen an Accounts Department in a reputable organization.
    • Familiarity with Donor and Local Contractual procedures will be an advantage.

    4. Divisional Head, Strategic Planning / Funds Mobilization

    Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required

    • A University Degree in Economics, Management, Business Administration, Marketing, Geography or any related discipline.
    • A track record in Strategic Planning, Financial Management; Business Development and Investment Promotion and or Facilitation.
    • At least 13 years proven experience working with International Donor Agencies and or Attracting and Managing Funds will be a distinct advantage.
    • All candidates for this position must have Exceptional Relationship Management Skills and Outstanding Business Development and Networking Capabilities. Ability to Package Marketable Proposals will also be required.

    Method of Application:

    All qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should send their applications in confidence with detailed Curriculum Vitae (including telephone number(s) and an e-mail address) on or before 4th October 2012 indicating:

    Ref: RS FI Heads
    recruiting@samuelson.com.ng  or  P. O. Box 5924, Lagos

    Please note that candidates without IT / IS proficiency should not apply. Each candidate must state the earliest date of availability for assumption of Duty, if appointed. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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