• Vacancies at First World Communities Limited

  • Posted on: 18 August, 2011 Deadline: 31 August, 2011
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  • First World Communities Group is a leading real estate organisation, focused on providing affordable housing for low and medium income households across Nigeria and West Africa, in attractive and safe communities, as a contribution to wealth creation to wealth creation and socio-economic development. In addition to its coordination unit, the group has Project Services, Construction and Facility Management companies.
    Our development pipeline has over 12,000 residential and commercial properties scheduled for delivery in the next 5 years. To achieve this commitment, the Company requires hard working hands-on professionals to fill these positions:

    Sales Assistants
    Overall Role Purpose:

    * To assist the Marketing team in achieving its overall targets

    Skills and Competencies:
    Ability to initiate contact and communication.
    Confident and articulate.
    Ability to work hard and smart.
    Warm, friendly and engaging personality.
    Highly self-motivated.
    Active team player.
    Must be adept in use of MS Office particularly Excel and Word, and ideally Access or similar database to basic level, Internet and email.

    Education & Competences:
    A degree in Social Sciences or liberal arts

    Site Supervisor

    Overall Role Purpose:
    Overseeing construction work in progress and the use of materials, labour and equipment

    Principal Accountabilities:
     Manage and evaluate project needs, time frames and costs.
     Develop scope of work for projects.
     Generate project and budgetary estimates.
     Manage and monitor construction workflow.
     Recommend solutions and changes for improving service levels.
     Provide training and update to Technicians and Equipment Operators on contract deliverables, new policies and procedures and regulatory changes.
     Ensure prompt and accurate completion of all works.

    Skills and Competencies:
    Strong Technical Skills.
    Customer service focused.
    Strong team player

    Education & Competences:
    First Degree/HND in Civil Engineering  or related fields.
    Minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
    Previous Construction experience.

    HR Executive

    Overall Role Purpose:
    Providing HR support across the group in areas of recruitment, training and development, people and performance management
    Social welfare and maintaining HR records.

    Principal Accountabilities:
    Liaises with line managers to develop job descriptions, for all positions within the company and updates the organisations chart.
    Coordinate the recruitment process.
    Co-ordinates and liaises with line Managers on employees training needs and arranges training schedules for employees, including the induction of new employees.
    Develops and Administers the Group’s HR policies and procedures and maintains the companies’ handbook.
    Attends to employees’ grievances and complaints: provides guidance where necessary, in order to promote a positive working environment.
    Co-ordinates the dissemination of company information to staff across the group.
    Co-ordinates  and manages the annual performance Appraisal process across the group.
    Assists in the annual review of compensation and benefits for staff.
    Oversees HR consultancy projects, working with HR Consultants for specific HR projects and liaises with departmental  heads in this regard.

    Skills and Competencies:
        * Well organised, disciplined and professional in approach to dealing with challenges.
        * Diplomatic, tactful and persuasive in putting views across when dealing with sensitive issues.
        * Must be a confident, approachable and mature team player capable of maintaining confidentiality.
        * Familiarity with the use of computers will be a definite advantage.

    Education & Competences:
        * First Degree in Social Sciences or the liberal arts (History, Geography, English etc).
        * Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management will be an added advantage.
        * A Minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in the organised Private Sector with exposure on Industrial relations and personnel administration.

    Construction Manager

    Overall Role Purpose:
        * Overseeing project Development, resourcing and implementation
        * Understanding the project scope Managing the project scope, schedule, budget, quality standards and stakeholder expectations.

    Principal Accountabilities:
        * Develop Project Plans
        * Produce Status reports
        * Ensure project financial tracking is current
        * Manage consulting and contracting resources attached to assigned projects.
        * Ensure issue and risk management plans are in place for all projects, including change control and escalation processes.
        * Manage multiple concurrent projects as required.
        * Assume accountability for the success of the project from a financial and client satisfaction perspective.

    Skills and Competencies:
        * Project Management Skills
        * Ability to lead large project teams
        * Solid leadership and team building skills
        * Excellent communication (oral written and presentation) and interpersonal skills
        * Strong analytical skills
        * Customer service focused
        * Focused and self motivated

    Education & Competences:
        * First Degree/HND in Civil Engineering or felated fields
        * Project Management/Construction Management training  will be an added advantage.
        * Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, specifically in the area of building and civil engineering and infrastructure construction.
        * Experience within the construction or real estate industry will be an added advantage.
        * Registration with relevant professional bodies.

    Marketing Officer

    Overall Role Purpose:
    To develop innovative strategies  for creating  a subscription base of over 2000 home buying members in the first year and aim to increase subscription by al least 50% annually.

    Principal Accountabilities:
        * Develop and Maintain a computerised customer and prospect database
        * Develop markets for our products
        * Develop creative strategies to increase our client through our unique home ownership subscription.
        * Respond to and follow up sales enquiries by telephone, and personal visits.
        * Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information.
        * Carry out market research and customer surveys.
        * Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organisational development.

    Skills & Competencies:

        * Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit
        * Natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with senior big company executives.
        * Reliable and determined. Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view.
        * Well presented and businesslike.
        * Must be adept in use of MS Office particularly Excel and Word, and ideally Access or similar database to basic level, Internet and email.
        * Must be an excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator.

    Education & Competences:
        * A degree in Social Sciences or liberal arts.
        * Minimum 3-5 years relevant work experience, experience in the real estate industry will be an advantage.

    Group Town Planner
    Overall Role Purpose:
    Responsible for conceiving and developing housing layout schemes
    Submit and procure planning approvals and permits for all schemes.

    Principal Accountabilities:
        * Liaises with planning departments to establish detailed requirement for projects
        * Liaises with architect to prepare estate master plan and layouts
        * Preparing planning reports
        * Prepare the Environmental Impact Assessment
        * Undertake Project Management for our construction site, while not engaged in the usual Town planers role.
        * Assessing planning applications and enforcing and monitoring outcomes as necessary
        * Keeping abreast of new legislations associated with land use
        * Responsible for keeping a record of organisations land bank.

    Skills and Competencies:
        * Well developed communication skills including high level presentation and writing skills.
        * Good working relationship with planning authorities.
        * Keen team player.
        * Focused and self motivated.
        * Ability to use relevant computer software such as Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) or Geographical Information Systems(GIS) will be an advantage.

    Education & Competences:
        * First Degree in Town Planning or  any other related degree
        * Professional Membership with Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
        * A minimum of 3-5 years post qualification experience

    Financial Accountant

    Overall Role Purpose:
        * Ensuring effective custody and management of all funds;
        * Ensuring complete documentation and recording of financial transactions;
        * Preparing timely comprehensive reports on the Group’s results & state of financial affairs.

    Principal Accountabilities:
        * Assists in the development and maintenance of sound financial controls across the Group’s operations;
        * Liaises with the Financial Processes Accountant to ensure that payments are only made against validly approved expenses and purchases of goods & services;
        * Ensures that funds are always available to meet the day to day running of the Groups operations by the proper monitoring of the inflow and disbursement of funds;
        * Reviews the monthly cash flow report & bank reconciliation statements and prepares cash flow forecasts based on agreed revenue targets and planned expenditure for the Group
        * Oversees the effective operation of the Group’s credit management policy by ensuring that credit is only granted to those that qualify for it, the amounts extended do not exceed the authorized limits and recoveries take place within contractually agreed time frames;
        * Oversees proper recording of the Group’s financial transactions within the accounting system;
        * Produces comprehensive, accurate & timely monthly financial reports and annual statutory accounts, that are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, supported by relevant general ledger reconciliation statements;
        * Oversees the computation and remittance of tax and other statutory payments;
        * Liaises with external contacts & bodies such as banking officers, auditors, solicitors and staff of tax & other regulatory bodies;
        * Supervises, trains, develops, motivates & manages an adequate team of staff members to enhance the overall effectiveness of the finance department.

    Skills and Competencies:
        * The incumbent must be self-motivated and well organised, comfortable with being in charge of a reasonably sized accounting team.
        * Capable of working under pressure, competent in the use of computerized financial applications and able to drive productivity through the automation of processes.
        * A hard-nosed professional, diligent & enthusiastic with a keen eye for detail, who will hold people to account.
        * Must have good interpersonal skills and be capable of communicating effectively.

    Education& Competences:
        * First Degree/HND in finance, accounting, any of the social sciences, engineering or building technology;
        * Professional accounting qualification. ACCA or ACA preferred;
        * Minimum of 5years relevant work experience of which 3 must be at managerial level;
        * Experience within the construction or real estate industry will be an added advantage.

    Management Accountant

    Overall Role Purpose:
        * Coordinating the annual budget process;
        * Financial analysis & preparing decision support reports for management;
        * Fixed assets, inventory & payroll management

    Principal Accountabilities:
        * Coordinates the annual budget process in liaison with departmental heads & business unit leaders to produce their annual budgets;
        * Actively participates in the budget review process and consolidates the approved budgets for inclusion in the Group’s Annual Operating Plan;
        * Analyses the monthly finance results, producing timely management reports which compare actual results against the budget & prior year results, highlighting reasons for material variances and unusual trends;
        * Prepares periodic rolling forecasts, based on underlying financial trends, as an early warning tool and an aid for decision making;
        * Reviews revenue yield, product & operating costs, with a view to maximizing profits;
        * Provides financial input for investment proposals by heads of business units and supports them in preparing formal business case analyses (BCAs) for consideration by the Board;
        * Maintains control over the ordering, delivery, custody, issuance and valuation of the Group’s investment in construction materials and building products;
        * Monitors and reports on the cost of construction work in progress in liaison with colleagues in the project services unit and external consultants;
        * Oversees the preparation and maintenance of the fixed assets register and the reconciliation of the monthly depreciation charge in the profit & loss account;
        * Operates an effective and efficient payroll system
        * Supervises trains, develops, motivates & manages an adequate team of staff members to enhance the overall effectiveness of the finance department.

    Skills & Competencies:
        * The incumbent must be naturally inquisitive and highly analytical with a strong business orientation.
        * Quick on the uptake, capable of identifying business challenges and preferring solutions based on intuition and logical deduction
        * A self-starter, comfortable with advanced computer spread sheets and financial modelling, able to work to tight deadlines.
        * Personable with good oral & written communication skills

    Education & Competences:
        * First Degree/HND in finance, accounting, business administration or any of the social sciences;
        * Professional accounting qualification, ACCA or ACA preferred;
        * 4 years relevant work experience preferred, of which 2 must be post professional qualification;
        * Experience within a top-flight professional accounting practice will be an added advantage.

    Group Quantity Surveyor

    Overall Role Purpose:
    Oversee the smooth running of assigned projects, coordinating inputs from Architects and consultants to ensure profitability and efficient delivery of all projects to time and financial targets.

    Principal Accountabilities:
        * Overseeing the preparation of all contract documentation including bills of quantities, work packages and contract drawing
        * Preparing of cash flow for the project
        * Review  valuation of variations on all projects
        * Preparing programme of works for the project
        * Produce comprehensive, accurate and timely progress reports.
        * Supervise, develop and motivate an adequate team of staff to enhance overall effectiveness of the unit.
        * Representing the team in a professional and diligent manner at external meetings and corresponding effectively with clients.
        * Prepare Project Final Accounts and issue necessary certificates;
        * Ensure high quality and consistent service delivery standards on  all projects
        * Liaise with Architects and consultants to prepare the cost analysis and cost plans for all projects.

    Skills and Competencies:
        * A clear thinking person demonstrating attention to detail, who is well organized and can use own initiative
        * A hard- nosed professional, diligent with keen eye for detail
        * An individual with highly developed analytical skills
        * Great team player with the ability to motivate others.
        * Ability to work under pressure and keep to stipulated deadlines.
        * An in depth knowledge of different construction processes
        * Negotiating and influencing skills
        * Technical ability, including computer literacy and operational skills.

    Education & Competences:
        * First Degree in Quantity Surveying or any other related degree
        * Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience
        * Professional membership with the relevant professional bodies
        * Membership of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
        * Experience of delivering complex projects either in the construction or real estate industry
        * The ability to deliver pre and post contract services

    Plant Equipment & Vehicle Manager

    Overall Role Purpose:
    Maintaining operations of the plant and equipment department in order to facilitate scheduled construction work in the assigned projects.

    Principal Accountabilities:
        * Develop and oversee departmental budget expenditure.
        * Monitor and report on spending against the budget on monthly basis to CEO.
        * Analyse report and recommend corrective actions on a monthly basis.
        * Recommend and advise on purchase of new equipment/vehicles.
        * Analyse the requirements for new equipment/vehicles and plan purchases in co-ordination with CEO.
        * Liaise with suppliers and collect quotations
        * Analyse the quotations to take final decision on equipment maintenance.
        * Liaise with procurement department to purchase required equipments.
        * Approve the invoices raised by the suppliers.
        * Code newly received equipment and inform accounting, insure if necessary.
        * Liaise with Project Managers and Construction Managers to provide the necessary equipment and to ensure its effective functionality.
        * Ensure compliance with health and safety requirements
        * Compile and manage implementation of business plan.
        * Implement and manage internal controls for all documented processes.

    Skills & Competencies:
        * Strong  Technical Skills.
        * Leadership and team building skills
        * Strong Team Player.
        * Excellent communication skills.
        * Strong Analytical skills

    Education & Competences:
        * First Degree/HND in Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
        * Minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
        * Previous Construction Industry experience.

    Method of Application

    Further information about the above advertised positions is available on www.firstworld-communities.com/careers.htm
    Interested applicants should complete bio-data form on- line, prior to submitting written applications with detailed CV in Microsoft Word format to careers@firstworld-communities.com and copied to the following address: fwc.humanresources@gmail.com
    DEADLINE for all application is 31ST AUGUST 2011.
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