Monday, September 1, 2008

Investment Bank

The client is a Top Emerging Markets Investment Bank specialized in the areas of Operations, Brokerage, Asset/ Portfolio Management, Financial/ Advisory Issuing house, Proprietary trading, Margin/ stocklending among others.

Opening is a London/Lagos based position - depending on the individual.

The ideal candidate must have previous exposure to the brokerage business and able to work around the risk issues faced in daily operations; brokerage, stock lending, margin, proprietary trading. Exposure to the others will be helpful as well.

Experience & Training
Essentially candidate will have to be familiar with My rough estimates of the “ risk function need” are as follows:
- Brokerage, Proprietary trading, Margin/ stock lending 60%
- Asset/ Portfolio Management, 25%
- Financial/ Advisory Issuing house, 5%
- Registrars, 10%

Critical is Brokerage, Proprietary trading, Margin/ stock lending.

Role Objective:
The rapid expansion of the business and high calibre team hires that have been made recently will lead to greater complexity and increased trading volumes that require supporting. Market risk enjoys a close working relationship with the trading floor concerning risk appetite, risk limits and individual large and complex transactions.

  • The mission is to be a pro-active risk partner towards management at all levels by supporting and challenging management in identifying, assessing, measuring, mitigating and monitoring operational risk exposure to contribute to an optimal return to stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and effectiveness of the Operational Risk Framework by promoting best practice in Operational Risk Management Standards.
  • Develop and grow risk management practices and standards within business units through a process of communication, training and evaluation.
  • Responsible for producing consolidated Risk and Compliance reports to Executives and the Group Risk Committee and will provide qualitative assurance on processes relating to credit, liquidity, market and group risk.
  • Enhancement of the Group risk management framework (including developing key risk indicators and loss reporting) and advising on appropriate development of systems and procedures to combat risks will also be a key element of the role.
  • Incumbent must be able to establish and maintain working relationships with related functions such as Group ORM, Internal Audit, and Legal.

    Role Responsibilities:
  • Lead the agenda for the Market Risk coverage group and manage day-to-day relationships with the desk heads across the business.
  • Act as a recognised subject matter expert in the area of Operational Risk Management.
  • Ensure that management are kept abreast of risks occurring across the business and to ensure that risks are appropriately assesses and hedged dynamically.
  • Stimulate and improve the awareness of operational risk management within the business.
  • Offer risk advisory advice and improve risk measurement techniques taking into account existing market conditions and probable developments and advise senior risk-takers accordingly.
  • Review pricing models and risk management models developed in the front office and assist in developing VaR methodologies.
  • Drive the implementation and execution of the ORM programme for the business and Clients in line with the Group ORM Strategy and requirements.
  • Support the development and maintenance of the Operational risk heatmap for the business.
  • Support and oversee the implementation and execution of the ORM Policies, Standards, Methodologies and Tools (PSMTs) developed in business to ensure compliance with Group requirements.
  • Analyse data gathered through the execution of the Banks ORM programmes and other available data (e.g. Audit data, Compliance data) at various levels to identify existing or emerging high operational risks Analyse severe operational risk incidents within and outside the business and prepare advises to management on mitigating actions.
  • Collate and escalate issues arising from the remediation of material or complex operational failures.
  • Provide input to divisions and Group functions on risk management practices and standards and their monitoring, analysis, reporting and communication. Ensure consistency in the analysis and challenge of the business’ operational exposure.

  • Postgraduate with several years progressive experience Solid track record in market risk management with significant operational risk experience built up in management roles in an Investment banking environment.
  • Proven track record of delivery in contribution to operational risk management solution delivery to business functions.
  • Proven ability to contribute to complex projects and teams across different business areas. Experience of/ qualification in six-sigma or similar techniques.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements in local business environment with respect to ORM (e.g. SEC, NSE).
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to generate recommendations which will improve business processes.
  • Result driven, convincing, and analytical capabilities.

    Interested & qualified persons should reply (Risk manager-Investment Bank) as subject of mail, and send relevant credentials to :, or

Monday, August 18, 2008

MTN Nigeria
"MTN Group is an emerging global brand which is at the forefront of the growth of telecommunications services in Africa and the Middle East. Since it commenced business operations in Nigeria in 2001, MTN Nigeria has consistently placed a high premium on building the capacity of 'MTNers' and ensuring that we are an employer of choice.
At MTN we believe that people make the difference. That is why we provide a structured career development framework, while devising innovative ways of motivating and rewarding our people; and this we do by drawing inspiration from our core values of Leadership, Integrity, Can Do, Innovation and Relationships."


Department: Enterprise Solutions
Reporting to: Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer


  • First degree in Finance/Accounting qualification
  • (CIMA/ACCA/PCA) will be an advantage

Experience & Training

  • Minimum of 6 years working experience, including 3-5 years Financial Accounting experience
  • Experience in budget forecasts and process controls
Job Summary

  • Analyze individual segment forecasts and develop a holistic/total projection for Business Solutions in line with the departmental strategy/objectives

  • Recommend Opex saving initiatives and efficient deployment of resources within the Business Solutions Division

  • Ensure accurate financial reporting within the Enterprise Solutions Division, Finance planning and the MTN Group as at when required

  • Examine financial records and statements for accuracy, manage the accrual and prepayment process and ensure timely reporting to Finance GL unit

  • Perform Variance analysis on projects within Business Solutions Division

  • Assess and advise on estimates for key projects funding and continuing running costs due to the sensitivity of Business Solutions Opex

  • Alert Business Solutions on expenditure exceeding allocated budget for sub divisions within the Division

Job Conditions Normal MTN Nigeria working conditions may require to work long hours.

Closing Date: 19th August, 2008.

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Reporting to: National IP Manager

B.Sc. Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Experience & Training

  • Five (5) years extensive experience in IT, Telecommunications & Systems integration preferably in a mobile SP environment

  • Minimum Cisco qualification of CCNP/DP level with advance IP specialization and network design experience

  • Sound understanding of telecoms standards and working knowledge of IP/MPLS BGP peering techniques

  • Data and voice networking protocols such as IP, BGP, Frame Relay, VOIP, SIGTRAN

  • Advance Routing (BGP) and OOS mechanism and deployed techniques

Job Summary

  • Oversee design and deployment of distributed Internet POP sites and infrastructure within MTN Nigeria's redundant Internet backbone architecture

  • Oversee service provisioning for all MTN fixed data infrastructure; good knowledge of DSL technology required

  • Produce, maintain and evolve strategy and roadmap for continuous achievement of higher cost efficiency and reliability in MTN's Internet service provision plan

  • Develop, evolve and control NWG methodologies for acquisition and distribution of public Internet IP addressing and autonomous system numbering for achievement of MTN Nigeria's internal and external data service obligations
  • Receive and review internal/external request for Internet access and connectivity and map out the requirements and procedure for successful and cost effective provisioning of required resources e.g. dedicated bandwidth and traffic exclusivity
  • Implement accurate performance monitoring techniques to ensure adequate capacity and capability for the achievement of given SLAs, quality and class of service targets for all Internet service streams
  • Ensure production of best fit architecture, integration planning and ongoing infrastructure development for provisioning of mobile data services to corporate, individual, fixed and mobile customers e.g. Wi-Fi, GPRS, WAP and 3rd Generation mobile services
  • Ensure the production and evolution of Network Security policies and implementation of required amendments as may from time to time be directed by the information security steering committee
  • Oversee planning, development and evolution of secure content hosting and extranet data connectivity mechanism for nodes and services hosted remotely (GPRS roaming) or locally on MTN premises (3rd Party Compartments)
  • Oversee planning, development and evolution of Network Performance Management, Provision and Service Support Systems used in planning, delivery and management of MTN's IP/Data Services and Networks
  • Flexible in the use of NMS monitoring, provisioning and analysis tools
  • Ensure compilation, analysis and presentation of trend reports on Internet capacity demand, utilization and availability as well as mitigation action plans for any identified security breaches or loopholes

Job Conditions
Normal MTN Nigeria working conditions Willing to travel and prepare to work long hours.

Closing Date: 19th August, 2008.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Family Health International (FHI)
"FHI is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care. We are seeking qualified candidates for:"

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Responsibilities will include:
  • Provide leadership, management and oversight in support of FHI's research activities through out Africa
  • Plan and develop clinical, epidemiological, health service, behavioral and other research projects
  • Provide scientific leadership, establish regional research goals and objectives and manage development, implementation, and evaluation of research systems, projects and services
  • Supervise research and research staff
  • Establish systems for providing technical assistance on research and research to practice findings and methodologies
  • The ideal candidate profile:

    • MD/PhD or equivalent degree in relevant field and 7-9 years of relevant experience
    • Position based in Nairobi, Kenya

    For detailed information, please visit our international employment webpage at
    FHI has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI's Glohal Staffing Database at

    Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements.
    Please specify source in your application. AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

    Friday, August 8, 2008

    Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN)
    "A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation with a long and established history of operations in Nigeria. The company's oil & natural gas production activities contribute to one of the largest sources of revenue for the Nigerian government and economy.
    To sustain and enhance our strategic position as a premier global company, exceptional opportunities exist for ambitious and result driven individuals to join our dynamic and self-motivated team. We are looking to recruit high calibre Staff Physician and Nurses with the highest standards of integrity, capacity for hard work, ability to build strong working relationships and to communicate across all organizational levels."

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    Responsibilities will include:

    • Regular out-patient consultations for our employees and their dependents
    • Treatment of minor injuries in an out-patient theatre and critical analysis of all emergency scenarios
    • Screening of food handlers: tracking, compiling and collating results
    • Conducting and reviewing various types of medical examinations including:
      - Pre-employment/Pre-piacement assessment of fitness for work
      - Medical surveillance of industrial hygiene related issues
    • Implementation of the Occupational Health Policy and the clinical aspects of an Alcohol and Drug Use Policy.
    • Coordination of health education and awareness campaigns for employees and their dependants

    The Candidate:
    The successful candidate will have a strong academic record, be flexible and adaptable, effectively manage emergency situations, be eager to learn and improve clinical and professional skills, accept developmental coaching and performance evaluations graciously, be able to manage multiple competing priorities and have effective problem solving skills.

    The ideal candidate profile:

    • MBBS (or equivalent) from a recognized institution
    • Fellowship as a specialist physician, preferably in Cardiology, Occupational Health (Diploma in Occupational Medicine, AFOM. or MFOM) or Family Practice
    • Current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support
    • Three years post specialization and general professional training
    • Proficiency in the use of computer software and email applications
    • Effective presentation skills
    • Readiness to work in any of our locations in Nigeria including trips to offshore sites
    • Previous knowledge and practice of Occupational Medicine will be an added advantage


    The Role: Assist the Head of Nursing Services/OH Clinic Manager with planning and execution of nursing and occupational health nursing services to employees. Run primary health care services and be readily committed to emergency response services and call duties. Responsibilities will include:

    • General nursing services
    • Industrial nursing services
    • Nursing supervisory services
    • Emergency response services

    The ideal candidate profile:

    • SRN plus BIS, ALS and ACLS
    • Minimum 5 yrs experience
    • Readiness to work in any MPN location

    The following skills and attributes are required:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Communication & counselling
    • Initiative and emergency response
    • Commitment to high standards and timeliness
    • Good bedside Nursing skills and records keeping
    • High integrity
    • Excellent supervisory skills

    These positions offer competitive compensation and benefit packages commensurate with what is obtainable in the upstream oil & gas industry.
    If you meet the requirements listed for these positions, please place your online application at to submit your application and upload your curriculum vitae (CV).
    -Log onto

    -Click in Jobs/Career
    -Click on advertised job positions to view and print a PDF copy of the advertised vacancy
    -Click on "Click to Apply' to type in or upload your resume and complete the application process

    The advert closes 19th August 2008. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Applicants are hereby advised to submit only one application, as multiple applications may result in their being disqualified.
    Please note that Mobil Producing Nigeria will not take responsibility for any job vacancies placed outside its Job and Careers page on

    Saturday, July 26, 2008

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