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  • Posted on: 14 October, 2010 Deadline: 29 October, 2010
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  • We are an independent, professional non-profit company established in 2008 that supports innovation in order to create better access to formal fmancial' services and a more inclusive financial sector in Nigeria. We focus on three key area: 

    •Creating and disseminating credible market information on the Nigerian financial sector 
    •Supporting projects which will augment the development of Innovative Inclusive Financial Services for the unbanked and under-banked through our Innovation Fund
    •Engaging in policy related advocacy and catalyzing the banking industry to promote financial inclusion 
    To complement our existing team qf professionals, we are seeking to fill the following vacancies: 
    Operations Manager

     Required Experience: A minimum of seven years experience in Admin, Financial and HR (operations) within a structured corporate organisation. Experience of donor funded operations in an international environment is an advantage. 
    Job Responsibilities: 
    The main focus of the job is to manage all administrative related functions for the company and ensure maximum efficiency across the .company's operations. Reporting to the CEO, the Operations Manager will be responsible for: 
    Operations and Office :Managment 
    -Planning, analysing and organising office operations to ensure maximum efficiency enabling EFInA to meet its deadlines, within budget and to our high quality standards 
    -Reviewing and implementing new operational systems and processes, including reporting and filing systems 
    -Developing and implementing an efficient project monitoring and reporting system for all projects to ensure compliance with overall objectives and deadlines 
    -Managing our human resource supervision, including staff training, recruitment and facilitating team building session
    Admin and finance
    -Compiling quarerly work plans tor all employees. 
    -Supervising the EFInA finance and admm tean1 to ensure maximum operational effectiveness 
    -Managing procurement and renewing contracts with suppliers and contractors for specialized operational services (office and equipment maintenance, IT, insurance, utility companies, etc.)
    - Managing financial systems, including implementing a standardized expense claims process, ensuring that EFInA's financial policies, procedures and controls are aligned with the donors requirements and providing assistance during annual audits, in conjunction with the Finance Department 

    Key Qualifications and Skills required:  
    -A degree in Business Administration, Management, Fmance, Economics or related field is required 
    -A Masters degree or similar professional certification will be an added advantage 
    -At least seven years working experience in finance, procurement and administration, preferably in an international environment 
    -Fully conversant with policies, procedures and regulations of donor-funded progratnmes 
    -Proficient in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, Project) 
    -Familiarity with the accounting reporting software Tally 9 will be an advantage 
    - Excellent conununication(verbal and written) 
    -Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to multitask at1d work independently towards meeting tight deadlines within a multi-cultural team  
    - Self starter with an enterprising attitude who is able to motivate a team 
    -High ethical standards

    Communications Officer 
    Required Experience: A minimum of five years experience in communication and information management, journalism/publishing, marketing and/or PR, preferably in a corporate environment. Prior experience in the financial sector will be an advantage. 
     Job Responsibilities: 
    The main focus of this job is to provide assistance in developing EFInA's PR strategy, to increase brand and product awareness and creatively design and disseminate our research and other information on EFInA's activities to key stakeholders in the fmancial sector. The Communications Officer will also act as EFInA's internal editor for all research, publications and reports. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Programme Manager and Policy Specialist, the Communications Officer will: 

    -Liaise with EFInA's appointed PR agency to ensure the successful implementation of the EFInA branding and conumunication strategy 
    - Plan, design, implement and follow-up on PR and communications campaigns on EFInA's Innovation Fora and workshops 
    - Maintain and further develop EFInA's databank of industry contacts, associations and partners 
    -Develop and manage the directory of consultants for specialised financial sector innovation
    -Regularly update EFInA’s website
    - Prepare and regularly update a presentation pack for dissemination at external workshops and conferences 
    - Analvse and interpret complex research data generated by EFInA for indu;try specialists as well as forthc general public 
    -Occasionally participate in EFlnAresearce activities, surveys, etc. 
    -Act as the EFlnA internal editor and qualIty controller, reviewmg lay-out and proof-reading all reports, publications and documents to meet our high quality standards 
    - Provide support to colleagues on all PR related activities 

    Key Qualifications and Skills required: 

    -A degree in English, Finance, Journalism Social sciences or. related field and impeccable mastery of the EnglIsh language (readmg and summarising, creative writmg, formulation, interpretation) is required.  Master's degree or relevant professional certification will be an added 
    - At least five years of working experience in communication, information management, journalism/publishing, marketing and/or PR, preferably in a corporate environment . 
    -Proven ability to skilfully develop and manage relationships with a diverse audience 
    -Good knowledge of media tools and basic research concepts 
    -Excellent inter-personal and organizational skills, able to work independently and error-free towards short deadlines in a fast-paced' environment 
    -Self-driven, creative and very organised individual who is able to prioritise tasks to ensure high-quality deliverables for different stakeholders 
    -Excellent platming, organisational and time- management skills 
    -Good decision making capacity and interpersonal skills 
     High ethical standards

    Method Of Application

    Qualified candidates should email a cover letter explaining their suitability for the relevant position, CV and. three references to cvs@senceworld.com  by 5 pm on 29 October 2010. Kindly state the title of the job you are applymg for in the subject of your email 
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
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