Friday, February 24, 2012

Job Opportunity - Abuja

Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is a foundation established to provide support for socio-economic development programmes in the Niger Delta. The foundation will be funding programmes in partnership with other donors from the public and private sector, seeking to create dynamic, multi-stakeholder partnerships that take full advantage of the synergies of involving diverse organisations and interests.

The foundation is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position below;

Job Title: Project Manager – Appropriate Technology Enabled Development Centre

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Appropriate Technology Enabled Development is a collaborative work done within and by the community, involving sustainable technologies that are geared to meet physical and social needs of the community. The ATED programme encompasses technological choices and applications that are generally small scale, labor intensive, energy efficient, environmentally sound and locally controlled.

Overview of the position:
  1. This position is a 24 month contract position in order to establish processes, procedures, and staffing for the ATED center. This will not require permanent relocation to Abuja but will require that the successful candidate spend the majority of the contract time in Abuja on a business visa if the candidate is not a Nigerian citizen.
  2. Direct and lead the ATED organisation in achieving its mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.
  3. Provides daily supervision to the Project Field Coordinator who is responsible for the oversight of the construction of the ATED center.
  4. Responsible for the hiring a permanent project management team for the operation of the programmes of the ATED Center.
  5. Serve as leader of the project management team and oversee all office and management activities. Ensure effective and efficient coordination between management team, AT partners, and stakeholders.
  6. Serve as leader in the establishment of Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures necessary for the ATED program.
  7. Serve as leader in the collection of information on existing Appropriate Technologies in the Niger Delta and the development of a database system for easy storage and retrieval of that information.
  8. Serve as leadership to the AT Research and Training Team in developing training programmes, trainers, and curricula for AT dissemination.
  9. Supervise the establishment, review, and monitoring of AT projects.
  10. Provide oversight to the Finance / Contracting Team, ensuring financial controls and
    reporting systems are established and managed in accordance with ATED’s quality assurance system.
    11. Coordinate activities in consultation with the PIND Deputy Project Director and the WASRAG Project Coordinator.
  1. A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or in a Development related field. A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  2. Minimum of 10 years working on Appropriate Technology related projects for socio- economic development programmes.
  3. Demonstrated experience in programme development.
  4. Strong leadership and management skills. Ability to effectively lead collaborating teams to
    effective action. Demonstrated leadership ability in strategizing and coalition building.
  5. A strong work ethic with high energy, leadership, creativity and imitative.
  6. An understanding of demonstrated ability to communicate with and motivate a complex
    range of constituencies.
  7. Comfortable working in a dynamic environment; adaptable to change.
  8. Confident, professional, enthusiastic and ethical
  9. Ability to represent ATED’s positions within the development and Appropriate Technology
  10. Proven commitment to development and experience in the development arena.
  11. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application and CV should be sent to to [email protected]. Only shortlisted

candidates will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 9th, 2012 


Monday, February 20, 2012

Have we forgotten Rotimi Fani-Kayode?

He's come up in two separate conversations in the past week, after years of personal neglect.  His work deserves better than this from all of us, don't you agree?


Friday, February 17, 2012

King Duke IX of Old Calabar, 1895


The Lijadu Sisters

Click here to buy the Soul-Jazz album


Monday, February 13, 2012

Poverty statistics in Nigeria

The National Bureau of Statistics released the results of its latest living standards survey today. The table above (click to enlarge) says it all. 100 million Nigerians now live on less than one dollar a day.  For more, read this article in the FT today.


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Cassava Republic at the Cinnamon Cafe bazaar

If you’re in Lagos this month, stop by our roaming stall at Cinnamon CafĂ©’s first seasonal bazaar. You can pick up copies of our books and get access to bargain goods and services from over 20 independent vendors just in time for Valentines Day. The event will be a festival of food, music, fashion, art and technology to be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February 2012 from 10am to 6pm at 94 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, opposite Ocean View, Victoria Island, Lagos. See you there!


Vlisco Silent Empire


Tuesday, February 07, 2012

How to get a contract in Nigeria


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