Box & Cedar Fresh Job Recruitment October 2016

Box & Cedar is an HR Consulting Firm. We believe in the power of people and exploiting it to the maximum because we know that people are the greatest assets of any organisation.
We have distilled our products into what we call the 3S- Sourcing, Sieving and Stimulating.

Job Title: IT Officer

Job Description:

Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks
Installation and configuration of computer hardware operating systems and applications
Taking staff or clients through a series of actions to help set up systems or resolve issues
Troubleshooting system and network problems; Diagnosing and solving hardware or software problems
Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades; Replacing hardware parts as required
Maintaining records of software licenses
Providing report and documentation on organisation’s IT systems
Setting up new users’ accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues
Advising management on the integration of new technology to achieve organizational goals and objectives
Conducting electrical safety checks on computer equipment.
Minimum Qualification:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

Knowledge & Skills:

A thorough knowledge of operating systems, networking, hardware and software.
Time management
Analytical and Problem solving skills
Excellent Communication Skills

Job Title: Program Officer- Micro Enterprise

Job Description:

Assist the Head, Micro Enterprise in the day to day activities related to Productive End-Use Component including budgeting, planning and design and execution of activity plans.
Support LSETF to promote MSMEs and for mapping of business activities in the  selected LCDA
Support LSETF to identify new and innovative enterprises in the LCDAs
Faciliate the provision of technical assistance and entrepreneurial skills to selected MSMEs
Assist to identify potential existing enterprises/business for upgrading
Carry out various studies in the area of assessing economic potential and opportunities for new businesses; need of financial services to the entrepreneurs
Provide support in promoting new and innovative businesses ideas in the community
Provide technical assistance to newly created businesses, and support market.
Liase with stakeholders for creating enabling environment for the promotion of MSME
Ensure regular follow-up, monitoring and reporting of program activities
Minimum Qualification:
Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Management
Master’s degree is an added advantage

Knowledge & Skills:

Demonstrated relevant practical experience working with MSMEs
Experience and knowledge in budgeting and reporting
Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior level colleagues, community leaders, government agencies, NGOs and private sector groups
Experience and knowledge in budgeting and reporting
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and outlook

Job Title: Program Officer- SME

Job Description:

Assist in developing & updating  SME strategy document
Assist in the credit worthiness assessment procedures
Provide support to the Head, SME to Prepare, Design and deliver  range of products, programs and schemes for the SME target beneficiaries & ensure effectiveness of products, programs and/or schemes
Assist in Designing and delivering adequate products, articulate the pricing conditions and terms of delivery for the on-lending partners to ensure alignment with LSETF developmental goal as well as the partners
Prepares and execute loan contracts and arrange for disbursement of loan in kind
Assist in conducting on-going review of SME needs and refine products/programs to address them in order to drive uptake across Lagos State
Assist in monitoring and tracking performance against targets and address relevant gaps
Have good knowledge about guideline of regulatory body and able to prepare loan reports for internal and external use.
Monitors the loan and follows up of the timely repayment.
Conduct research on key SME issues and distil key implications for LSETF
Conduct periodic reporting of progress with the programs
Minimum Qualification:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Knowledge & Skills:

Have a good understanding of financial institutions’ approaches to SME lending, risk mitigation strategies, loan appraisal criteria etc.
Strong analytical and numeracy skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Both written and Oral)
Excellent project Management and stakeholder management Skills,
Ability to work on the field.

Job Title: HR Administrative Officer

The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services. The complex leads efforts to digitalize and transform the Bank into a knowledge-driven workforce, promote human resources policies that enhance talent, drive a performance-driven culture, and ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice. The complex ensures that all Human Resources and Corporate Services are re-aligned to drive greater corporate performance and execution of the Bank’s strategic vision and priorities. The complex is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

The HR Administration section is part of the Shared Services Division (CHRM.2) in the Human Resources Management Department (CHRM). Within the framework of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) and policies in use in the Bank, this section prepares all HR administrative processes related to staff including holders of special contract employment contracts, staff internal mobility and separation.

The post holder ensures full compliance with the Bank’s control and reporting procedures addressing current and anticipated issues, resolving them to improve services to clients; analyze processes, procedures and tools, and identify efficiency improvement opportunities, and propose and participate in the design and the introduction of improvement programmes in order to enhance standards.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Manager CHRM.2 who defines the scope of responsibilities, objectives, priorities and deadlines in line with business requirements, the HR Administrative Officer’s  main duties and  responsibilities include:

Prepare HR Administration documents relating to regular and short term staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, Project Staff and others. These documents include new staff appointment contracts, and contract renewals, staff promotions and any other work related to contract processing;
Designing templates and letters for staff separation, staff assumption of duty, transfers, promotions, contract renewals, confirmations, leave without pay and staff testimonials;
Coordinate the process of reference checks for employees to verify a range of candidate information, including employment history, academic qualifications and security checks;
Ensure in liaison with the records section that electronic and hard copy personnel files are up-to-date;
In liaison with management, appoint HR Administration service providers, such as catering service providers, reference checking agency etc. in accordance with the Bank’s procurement rules;
Coordinate the administration of assumption of duty of Bank staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, and Project Staff and also the administration of assumption of Staff transfers/Staff movements including Promotions, employment terminations;
Undertake administration of staff dependents for new hires and update / changes by staff.
Analyze any trends related to the administration of contracts and movement of staff including Technical Assistants, Secondees and Project staff, and present the related reports to management;
Identify areas requiring automation and improvement of HR Administration processes, procedures and forms in view of optimizing the efficiency and reliability of the unit and recommend improvements in processes and documents in other areas impacting the efficiency and reliability of the HR administration;
Monitor staff probation periods and process staff confirmation;
Undertake the maintenance of the contract renewals/probationary periods in Bank HRIS systems;
Ensure that all related payments for staff interviews and on-boarding are processed. This includes payment of freelance interpretation services, catering and hotel costs for candidates and panel members, air tickets for new hires, costs related to video conferencing during interviews etc;
Undertake the preparation of testimonial letters relating to queries from external parties, Bank account opening and other testimonial letters as the need arises;
Work with Client Services teams, HR Benefits; HR Payroll; HR Master Data & HR Employee Help Desk in problem resolution and treatment of queries from employees.
Collaborate with legal officers and units which provide support, advice and assistance in HR decisions related to Contract administration, Separations and ethical issues including the Staff Council, Ombudsman, Ethics Office and Staff Appeal Committee.
Provide advice and guidance to staff, peers, HR Business partners and managers on matters related to the application of the Staff rules and regulations, Bank policies and procedures, HR administrative issues and Staff Contract administration (Renewal of contracts, Separation, Suspension….)
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

A minimum of a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Information Technology, Auditing/Accounting, Law or other related disciplines;
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant practical working experience in a high volume administration department;
A relevant and practical experience in Human Resources Management, Staff and Legal counselling will be an asset;
A highly customer focused individual is sought;
Proactive, solution oriented individual, keen to resolve challenges through innovation;
Ability to implement continual improvement activities to processes, with a keen eye for detail;
Ability to multitask, meet strict deadlines and work under a pressured environment;
Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and other HR experts in a multidisciplinary multicultural team;
Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients and other team members;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language;
Competence in the use of Microsoft Suit applications such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint;
Preferably experience of SAP or other integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in HR/ administration or others such as Financial (FI) modules.

Job Title: Officer- Internal Audit

Job Description:

Assist in the implementation of the Fund’s accounting policies, processes and procedures in line with global best practices
Identifying risks associated with LSETF business objectives
Evaluating the controls in place to mitigate risks in order to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes
Provide value-added advice and support to business partners on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.
Obtain, analyze and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc.
Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process
Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings
Advising the Head, Internal Audit on how to improve systems and processes.
Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions
Minimum Qualification:
University Degree in Accounting or Finance
ACCA, ICAN Certified

Knowledge & Skills:

Advanced computer skills on MS Office Suites, accounting software and databases
Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports
Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations
High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills

Job Title: Program Officer- Government Relations

Job Description:

Assist the key agencies including state and federal governments to ensure required support for LSETF programs & initiatives
Assist in taking inventory of all ongoing initiatives & agreements with the state government to identify opportunities for collaboration
Establish opportunities around regulation and policies that will improve operating conditions for MSME in Lagos State
Support regulators & stakeholders to advocate the implementation of policies & initiatives enhancing the operating conditions for MSMEs
Work with Local Government stakeholders to foster event development & skills to further develop their capacity to deliver quality sustainable events
Assists in the coordination of LSETF agenda
Work with research & policy to conduct periodic research and identify ways of improving services and projects of local businesses
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualification:
University Degree in relevant field

Knowledge & Skills:
Knowledge of public information and government relations concepts, principles, methodology, and techniques

Job Title: Finance Officer

Job Description:

Assist in the implementation of the Fund’s accounting policies, processes and procedures in line with global best practices
Assist in preparing the fund’s annual budget and financial reports
Consistent monitoring of the internal Audit and control processes
Maintain financial security and an efficient accounting systems for internal control and record keeping purposes
Prepare and reconcile the general ledger
Establish and maintain cash controls
Maintain the accounts payable and accounts receivable systems
Ensure proper documentation of all financial transactions
Prepare monthly and quarterly reports and report on variances
Ensure tax compliance and other statutory obligations
Responsible for direct bank relationship management
Minimum Qualification:
University Degree in a numerate field
ACCA, ICAN Certified

Knowledge & Skills:

Corporate Finance Experience
Data Entry Management
Proficiency in IT/Accounting tools
Accounting Reporting Skills
Time Management skills
Analytical and problem solving skills

Job Title: HR Officer
Job Description:
  • Provide support to the Head, Human Resources in the implementation of the fund’s HR policies and  the day-to-day HR/Administrative activities of the office
  • Serves as the primary point of administrative contact and liaison with other offices and individuals
  • Maintains a proper filing system of official documents and employee records
  • Assist in  recruitment tasks (sourcing, shortlisting, interviewing, on-boarding) and job advert placement
  • Assist in the developing and implementing performance management systems
  • Assist with salary and pension administration
  • Deals with internal and external correspondence; preparing presentations and reports.
  • Schedules and coordinates both internal and external meeting for senior executives; making reservations as required
  • Manages the Facility operations and the effective use of office supplies, stationeries and office equipment, such as printers, computers and photocopiers, generator etc.
  • Ensures that office operations are in compliance with policy provisions and standards.
  • Oversees the operation of office accounts, and plans and monitors expenditures as appropriate
  • Manage assigned projects and conduct research
Minimum Qualification:
University Degree in a relevant field
ACIPM, ACIPD certified

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Employment Law
  • Knowledge of office management principles and procedures
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects
  • Records maintenance/Data management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication skills.

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