Job Opportunities at Platinum Careers

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We are a Human resource consulting company with head office in Ikoyi, Lagos. Platinum Careers is a Uniquely African and proudly Nigerian Company offering support and services in the area of Human resource solutions with service offerings which include world class personnel outsourcing, recruitment, head hunting, training and development.

Job Title: Research Analyst

The Role
The Associate will support Departmental Leads towards the achievement of our client’s strategy by conducting analysis, providing strategic planning support, and supporting delivery of programme activities.

The research conduct insightful and compelling analysis to provide Departmental Leads with relevant information that can be used to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria. He/she will also support implementation of financial inclusion strategies through day-to-day project management of our client’s activities. The analyst will have foundational business skills, a strong analytical mind and the desire and ability to quickly learn about our client’s strategic areas.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record of success and a passion for social impact. He or she must have good project management skills, be a proactive problem solver, and be able to engage with external stakeholders. The successful applicant will be results driven and committed to high standards of performance. He or she will be adaptable, creative, and accustomed to delivering results in a dynamic, fast-paced and fluid working environment.

Our client currently has three Lead roles driving the organisation’s strategy: Digital Financial Services Lead who oversees the Electronic Payment and Agent Networks team; Programmes Lead who oversees the Innovation Fund and Inclusive Products; and the Policy Lead who oversees Research and Communications. Our client is seeking an Associate to support the Programmes team.

Primary Relationships

Reports to: Programmes Lead (hereafter referred to as the “Line Manager”)

Department: Programmes

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The role will include, but not be limited to the following responsibilities and accountabilities:

Strategic Support

Conduct in-depth analysis to support the Programmes Lead in developing specific strategies for our client’s strategic areas and cross cutting themes
Keep abreast of relevant developments related to our client’s strategic areas and cross cutting themes, including policy/regulatory changes
Provide the Programmes Lead with relevant information related to financial inclusion in Nigeria as well as globally
Contribute to the writing of relevant reports to assist the Programmes Lead in the development of their focus areas
Project Management and Execution
Support the Programmes Lead in delivering approved strategies
Conduct project management for the Programmes Team, which includes conducting detailed work plans, tracking progress against agreed plans, managing vendors as needed, identifying and recommending solutions to issues, and reporting on project status
Actively support the planning and management of our client’s events (workshops, innovation fora and breakfast series)
Stakeholder Engagement
Help the Programmes Lead identify relevant stakeholders whom our client can engage to promote financial inclusion
Support the Programmes Lead in managing working groups or other relevant industry bodies, including convening stakeholders, providing logistical support, writing minutes and circulating information to working group members

Additional Responsibilities
Take responsibility for own continuous professional development by proactively identifying and participating in formal/informal learning opportunities
Contribute input to quarterly reports and provide other status reporting as requested by the Programmes Lead
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager

Job Competencies and Capabilities

Qualifications & Experience
Essential
Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Anthropology, International Development, Public Policy or related field, from a reputable institution
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Development Economics, Social Sciences, or related field, from a reputable institution, preferably International
Minimum two years (post NYSC) work experience
Experience conducting desk research, handling a variety of information sources and producing relevant reports
Proven ability to analyse large amount of data
Experience of working on multiple projects and project management

Desired
Prior experience in financial inclusion and/or the Nigerian financial sector
Knowledge of socio-economic trends in Nigeria

Skills

Advanced level competency in the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate and synthesise information
Ability to collate and interpret large amounts of data
Proven ability to produce concise, well-structured, and high quality reports and presentations
Strong project management, time management and planning skills
Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Works well independently and as part of a team
Ability to deliver results with low levels of supervision
Very high level of attention to detail and accuracy
Very strong verbal and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Highly numerate

Personal Qualities
Passionate about social issues
Energetic, proactive approach to work
High levels of initiative
Enterprising attitude that is quick to search out alternative solutions to needs or problems
Committed to delivering high quality results, with cost-effective use of resources
Positive, flexible, supportive attitude towards work
Can-do approach
Driven and a self-starter
Exhibits helpful behaviour beyond strict job requirements
Works well under pressure and meets deadlines
Multi-tasks effectively
Integrity and high personal ethical standards
Innovative
Confident
Resilient and able to work well under pressure
Remuneration: Competitive

Job Title: Senior Associate (Analyst)

The Role
The Senior Associate will provide support towards the achievement of our client’s strategy by conducting analysis, providing strategic planning support.
The individual must have a strong consulting background, the analyst will have foundational business skills, a strong analytical mind and the desire and ability to quickly learn about our client’s strategic areas.
He or she must be a proactive problem solver, and be able to engage with external stakeholders. The successful applicant will be results driven and committed to high standards of performance. He or she will be adaptable, creative, and accustomed to delivering results in a dynamic, fast-paced and fluid working environment.

Responsibilities

The role will include, but not be limited to the following responsibilities and accountabilities:
Reviewing business operations and strategies in line with leading practice
Conducting benchmark analysis in terms of process quality, time and cost
Identifying process gaps and bottlenecks
Conducting statistical analysis of processes using relevant Six Sigma tools to achieve variation reduction
Conducting internal voice of the customer surveys
Identifying improvement opportunities for business processes to eliminate waste, improve efficiency and ensure adequacy of controls
Documenting standard operating procedures and policies
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, Implementation Support
Reviewing the organisation’s processes and systems in line with the requirements of the ISO standard
Identifying gaps and providing recommendations or improvement opportunities
Identifying and documenting required documentation by ISO i.e. Quality Manual, Quality Policy & Objectives, Mandatory Procedures etc.
Conducting quality audit and preparing Quality Audit Report including documentation of non-conformities, root causes and identification of corrective actions to ensure continuous improvement of the Quality Management System (QMS)

Strategic Enterprise Transformation

Conducting diagnosis of the business state across the people, business processes, governance, systems and corporate strategy
Identifying business risks and recommending tailored business solutions
Developing the Plan to drive the strategic activities of the organisation towards the achievement of the business objectives
Developing the Target Operating Model of the business in line with the Strategic Management Plan

Project Management

Identifying and determining the scope of the business and project
Identifying and analysing client business needs/requirements with measurable goals
Planning time, cost and resources adequately to estimate the work needed and to effectively manage risk during project execution
Defining processes required to complete the work in the project plan to ensure project’s requirements are accomplished
Monitoring and controlling project including the constraints in a timely manner and implementing effective corrective actions
Coordinating final project/phase closure with agreed acceptance of deliverables by the client

Strategic Sourcing

Performing analysis of third party spend
Performing industry and market research and analysis on spend items to ascertain savings for the client
Recommending sourcing strategies to ensure reduced cost
Negotiating with current and new suppliers to gain sourcing advantages

Industry Research and Analysis
Performing industry and market research and analysis (trends, key players, performance analysis, competitor profiling)
Performing Macroeconomic analysis (PESTLE, SWOT, Porters 5 forces)
Reviewing financial statements and analysing financial performance including calculation of key financial ratios Qualifications & Experienc

Essential
Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Accounting, or related field, from a reputable institution
Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience
Advanced knowledge of Process mapping (PPPs in general), project management, business planning, strategy, & org structure
The individual must have a strong consulting background
Proven ability to analyse large amount of data

Skills
Advanced level competency in the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Financial Modelling is an added advantage
Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate and synthesise information
Ability to collate and interpret large amounts of data
Proven ability to produce concise, well-structured, and high quality reports and presentations
Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Works well independently and as part of a team
Ability to deliver results with low levels of supervision
Very high level of attention to detail and accuracy
Very strong verbal and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Highly numerate

Personal Qualities
Positive, flexible, supportive attitude towards work
Can-do approach
Driven and a self-starter
Works well under pressure and meets deadlines
Multi-tasks effectively
integrity and high personal ethical standards
Innovative
Confident
Resilient and able to work well under pressure



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