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National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) Recruitment Sept., 2015


The National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) is a
private-public effort aimed at enhancing the productivity of businesses
operating in Nigeria with the ultimate goal of improved socio-economic
outcomes for Nigeria. It is largely driven by the private sector, with
playing a supportive and enabling role.

Following approval by the Federal Executive Council in 2012, the NCCN
was inaugurated on February 4th 2013 by Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,
GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Council draws
membership from a diverse group of highly accomplished local and
international business people, the President’s cabinet, academia, and
experts in the competitiveness space. The NCCN has been largely
incubated in the private sector with support from strategic resource

Job Title:  Renewable Energy Market Advisor (REMA)
Job Summary:

The REMA will support the NCCN/RECP
partnership by developing and implementing activities to promote market
development for renewable energy in Nigeria, and will be the contact
point for RECP in Nigeria.

  • Promote renewable energy as a viable, reliable and clean source of electricity among companies;
  • Provide
    information to potential project developers in Europe and Nigeria on the
    Nigerian focal sector for RECP activities and identify specific project
  • Foster
    partnerships between European and Nigerian private sector stakeholders,
    both project developers and potential clients and investors; and
  • Improve access to finance for RE project developers, both Nigerian and European.

Applicant are expected to have:

  • University degree. Minimum second class upper
  • Knowledge of Nigerian, global and business competitiveness, as well as (renewable) energy
  • Leadership skills
  • Master’s Degree (Desirable); in relevant field-e.g business, marketing, energy, policy, economics 
  • Experience with business/programme development
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years of related experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Experience in finance, economic development and market development
  • Experience in reporting/writing on economics, energy or industry Issues.
  • Project management experienc

Job Title:  Senior Analyst


Job Summary:
The Senior Analyst provides support for the Council in an
administrative function as directed by the NCCN CEO and senior
management. Support the NCCN CEO with the provision of expert policy and
financial analyses that supports the organization’s work streams. To
provide leadership research and studies. To negotiate, lead and act as a
liaison with government and non-governmental key stakeholders. He/She
supports the daily management of the Council secretariat and assigned
work streams. The successful candidate will also interact and support a
high calibre spectrum of stakeholders.

Primary Duties (Including, But Not Limited To):

  • Managing the agenda of the NCCN board and key work streams; organizing the logistics of working group meetings
  • Performing roles as delegated by the NCCN CEO
  • Building support for business competitiveness throughout the country.
  • Managing one or multiple projects with various partners, sponsors, government entities and organisations.
  • Assisting in developing strategies for policy implementation.
  • Stakeholder liaison and fundraising
  • Manage the governance, finance and administration of the NCCN working groups
  • Providing detailed research and analysis on issues of Nigerian Competitiveness multiple stakeholder groups
  • Liaising with Partners, Sponsors, Government departments, Academics
    private sector, and other relevant organisations bodies on

Applicants are expected to have:

  • University degree. Minimum second class upper
  • Master’s Degree; preferably in public policy, development studies, or any relevant equivalent with business environment
  • PhD would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of global and business competitiveness
  • Leadership skills
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills
  • An understanding of indices used to measure and track economic,
    social and environmental performance in both the public and private

Work Experience:

  • 3+ years of related experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Project related experience that includes experience in successfully
    developing and managing projects with fairly significant operating
    budget and knowledge of process redesign; or any combination of
    education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Good  reporting/writing ability on Economic, Finance or political Issues.


  • Strong management potential while demonstrating the necessary drive required to achieve results on high-profile initiatives.
  • Experience garnered should indicate the ability to lead, deliver and
    implement multiple, large scale, multi-disciplinary and complex policy
    projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should exhibit capacity to lead, direct and manage change initiatives and shifting priorities.

Stakeholder Management Communications and Political Acuity

  • Should have excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills along
    with a strong sense of political acuity to deal with a variety of
    sensitive issues.
  • Must be a strong negotiator who can influence others to find collaborative solutions for complex issues.


  • Should have demonstrated knowledge of government policy development and decision-making processes.
  • Should have demonstrated the ability to integrate planning, research, stakeholder input and analysis for practical application.
  • Must have knowledge of economics as well as finance and investment analysis.


How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should please submit CVs and cover letters to: info@nccnigeria.org

Application Deadline : September 18th 2015.

Final Interviews will be conducted on the 28th and 29th of September

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