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Careers@Royal Exchange

Posted by Luminus on April 27, 2006

Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria requires Finance Advisers (at least 100 needed)

  • ND, HND or University degree in any discipline
  • not more than 35yrs old
  • previous working experience is not essential (training is provided)
  • friendly, open disposition, good social skills
  • successful candidates will sell full range of company’s products, especially the financial products
  • remuneration is largely commission based. You therefore determine, to a large extent, how much you earn.

To apply, send hand written application with detailed CV (with contact address and daytime phone number) to:

Head, (Human Capital Management)
Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc
34/36 Apapa Oshodi Expressway,
Charity Bus Stop,
Oshodi, Lagos

Good Luck!

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What Makes a Person Rich?

Posted by Luminus on April 25, 2006

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?” ” It was great, Dad.” “Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked. “Oh yeah,” said the son.
“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.

The son answered: “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”

Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

“Life is too short and friends are too few.”

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Who Packs Your Parachute?

Posted by Luminus on April 25, 2006

Charles Plumb, a US Naval Academy graduate, was a jet fighter pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands.  He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience.

One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came up and said, “You’re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!”

“How in the world did you know that?” asked Plumb.  “I packed your parachute,” the man replied.

Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man pumped his hand and said, “I guess it worked!” Plumb assured him, “It sure did. If your chute hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Plumb couldn’t sleep that night, thinking about that man. Plumb says, “I kept pondering what he might have looked like in a Navy uniform – a Dixie cup hat, a bib in the back, and bell bottom trousers. I wonder how many times I might have seen him and not even said good morning, how are you or anything because you see, I was a fighter pilot and he was just a sailor.”

Plumb thought of the many hours the sailor had spent on a long wooden table in the bowels of the ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute, holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he didn’t know.

Now Plumb asks his audience, “Who’s packing your parachute?”  Everyone has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day. Plumb also points out that he needed many kinds of parachutes when his plane was shot down over enemy territory – he needed his physical parachute, his mental parachute, his emotional parachute, and his spiritual parachute. He called on all these supports before reaching safety.

Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really important. We may fail to say hello, please, thank you, congratulate someone on something wonderful that has happened to them, give them a compliment, or just do something nice for no reason.

His experience reminds us all to prepare ourselves to weather whatever storms lie ahead. As you go through tthis week, this month, this year… recognize the people who pack your parachute!

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Celtel buys 65% stake in Vmobile for $1 Billion

Posted by Luminus on April 20, 2006

Nigerian Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) operator, Vmobile, may again change its name as it concludes a conditional agreement with Celtel International for Celtel to take a majority stake in the company.

Putting paid to weeks of speculations, Vmobile, in a statement endorsed by its Public Relations Manager, Mr. Emeka Opara, and released to the press in Lagos on Sunday, said the agreement, sealed on Sunday, gives a 65 per cent stake in the company to Celtel for a total consideration of around $1.005 billion (about N148 billion).

“The remaining shareholders have an option to sell their shares to Celtel at a similar valuation at a later date,” the statement said.

Major shareholders of Vmobile are Delta, Lagos and Akwa Ibom State Governments. Other shareholders are Bromley Assets Limited, Oba Otudeko, Ocean and Oil, Broad Communications and Leadway Assurance.

A pioneer mobile operator, Vmobile’s search for investment funds nearly ruined the ambition, leading to a cocktail of court cases even as it transited from Econet to Vmobile.

But lately, its fortunes have been on the rise. The company secured a hefty loan from local and international banks while pursuing an aggressive rollout programme code-named Project ROSE.

With the Nigerian mobile market exploding in terms of numbers, Celtel is one of the many companies that have made desperate attempts to partake of the pile, and is already a premier pan African mobile operator with more than nine million customers.

Celtel International is the African subsidiary of Kuwaiti telecoms giant, MTC. MTC is expected to pay the deal fee within the stipulated number of days believed to be 35 from the day the deal is struck.

Celtel’s earlier forays into Nigeria in 1998 when it was MSI Cellular Investments were unsuccessful as inconsistent policies and continuously interrupted licensing process ensured the operator could not launch operation in Nigeria

The name changed to Celtel in May 2005, when it was acquired by MTC of Kuwait for $3.4 billion. The MTC Group is a leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in the Middle East and is listed on the Kuwaiti Stock Exchange.

MTC via Celtel has been doing quite a number of buy-in in recent times one of which is the increase in its stake in Mobitel of Sudan from 39 per cent to 100 per cent.

Celtel is one of the best-known branded businesses in sub-Saharan Africa with mobile licences covering approximately one third of Africa’s population, some 270 million people.

Celtel operates mobile cellular operations in 14 countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar; Malawi, Niger, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Vmobile Nigeria is a telecommunications company providing GSM services in Nigeria. Incorporated in 2000, the company on August 5, 2001 became the first GSM company to launch its services in Nigeria.

It currently has five million active subscribers with coverage in over 600 towns and 8000 communities across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

This smells like the beginning of a new competition with, of course, the subscribers being the major beneficiaries.

Yay! for 0802. In case you were wondering I’ve been a Vmobile subscriber since way back when they were called Econet and I can only see more reason not to switch.

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Careers@CHAMS

Posted by Luminus on April 12, 2006

Chams is looking for the best in the business. If you're a motivated, hard-working team player who enjoys challenges and thrives in a fast-paced environment, Chams want to meet you–today. Chams offers its employees excellent compensation packages, outstanding benefits, a great work environment and lots of opportunity for advancement.

Join an exciting, fast-growing company where your contribution counts! Contact Chams today!

Find below the postitions that Chams is looking to fill. Click the apply button beside the position that interests you to commence the application.

P.S: Make sure your Resumé in Microsoft Word format is available because you will need to upload it. If you have a Cover Letter that would also be nice.

Note: DO NOT post your CV here as a comment, I may be forced to take drastic actions. Adhere strictly to the application guidelines laid out on each post.


Corporate Affairs Executive
Qualification

  • A good first degree in any social science or related discipline
  • 2-3 years working experience
  • Must be computer literate with good knowledge of Ms-word, Excel & Power point
  • Good interpersonal relationship
  • Good oral & written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision under pressure
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice and work anywhere in Nigeria
  • Age limit: 28 years
Graphic Artists/Designers
Qualification

  • HND or OND in relevant discipline
  • 2-3 years working experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent hands on experience of Corel Draw, Photoshop & Adobe illustrator
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and under pressure
  • Age Limit: 28 years
Head, Settlement/Card Services
Job Description The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Develop ideas for effective management of payment relationships
  • Develop a strategy for overseeing treasury functions of the business an ways of applying these functions to specific aspects of our business
  • Facilitate the settlement and reconciliation of all accounts in relation to bank(s), suppliers, service providers etc.
  • General management and expansion of the business of the bill payment offered on the ChamsAccess Terminals
  • Other miscellaneous card management matters relating to the ChamsAccess Terminal

Qualification

  • A good first degree (B.Sc/HND, Accounting/Economics) from a recognized University
  • Minimum of second class upper/upper credit
  • Minimum of five years in a similar position
  • Must posses excellent computer skills and be very familiar with Microsoft Office suite (MS
  • Word, Excel and Power point)
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice and work anywhere in Nigeria
  • Must be more than 35 years old
Personal Assistant
Job Description The candidate must be intelligent, smart and be able to work with
little or no supervision. He or she must elicit a proven ability to
work under pressure and be able to do long hours

Qualification

  • A good first degree (B.Sc/B.A) from a recognized University
  • Minimum of second class upper/upper credit
  • Minimum of three years in a similar position
  • Must posses excellent computer skills and be very familiar with Microsoft Office suite (MS
  • Word, Excel and Power point)
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice and work anywhere in Nigeria
  • Must be more than 30 years old
IS Executive
Job Description The candidate will manage the IS infrastructure resources of the company and will be

responsible for achieving set targets on the availability of IS resources as well as user

training.

Qualification

  • HND/B.Sc in Computer Science
  • Minimum of three years in a similar position
  • Must posses demonstrable skills in management networks over LAN/WAN
  • Basic understanding of website design and administration
  • Computing certifications (MCSE, CCNA etc) is an added advantage
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice and work anywhere in Nigeria
  • Must not be more than 30 years old
Internal Auditor
Qualification

  • BSc/HND in accountancy and Professional qualification (ICAN or ACCA)
  • Experience from auditing firm
  • Minimum of 5 years in a similar position
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must not be more than 35 years old
Management Trainees
Qualification

  • Any discipline in the Sciences, Engineering and Social sciences
  • Minimum of second class upper
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice and work anywhere in Nigeria
  • Must not be more than 25 years old
Software Engineer
Qualification

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or related field
  • 1-2 years programming experience
  • NET programmers preferred though candidate with Vast experience in VB, Java or C++ may be considered
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice and work anywhere in Nigeria
  • Age limit: 30 years
Technicians
Qualification

  • City & Guild/ OND in Electrical Electronics
  • 2-3 years working experience in IT or Telecoms company
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice and work anywhere in Nigeria
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Age Limit: 30 years
Marketing Executives
Qualification

  • A good first degree in Marketing or any relevant field
  • 2-3 years cognate experience in marketing IT products & solutions
  • Good computer skill especially in MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Team player
  • Must be willing to travel at short notice and work anywhere in Nigeria
  • Age Limit: 28 years

Good Luck!

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Network Admin Needed

Posted by Luminus on April 12, 2006

Are you a Network Admin with interests in Microsoft products 
Windows Server 2000/2003
Exchange 2000/2003
ISA 2000/2004
SQL Server 2000/2005 or Oracle (both will be an added advantage)
Experience with any other Microsoft Server Application will be an added advantage

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years Industry Experience
  • MCP, MCDBA or MCSE (CCNA is an added advantage but not compulsory)

Method of Application:
If you fit this description and are interested in working in a reputable IT company in Victoria Island, please email your CV to jtayo2@yahoo.com with Subject: NETADMIN+DB.

Please only serious and qualified candidates need apply because there will be a practical hands-on test.

Good Luck!

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Rig Jobs

Posted by Luminus on April 12, 2006

Got wind of a couple of rig jobs so if you’re interested and qualified, do apply

Rig Enineer Trainees – Ref:REP/06
Requirements: BSc (2.1) Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical/Electronics or Petroleum Engineering

Rig Supervisors Trainees – Ref:ART/06
Requirements: Bsc/HND Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical/Electronics, Civil or Petroleum Engineering, Purchasing, Business Administration

Method of Application:
Send hand-written application letter,Resume and Photocopies of credentials to:

Business Resources Associate (BRASS)
Plot 258B, Etim Inyang Crescent,
Victoria Island Lagos.

Note: All applicants must have completed NYSC, age not more than 28, with good interpersonal and communication skills.

P.S: This closes on 19th April 2006.

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Careers@NESTLE

Posted by Luminus on April 12, 2006

Nestle Nig. Plc is seeking:

Young graduates with a Minimum of 2.1 or Upper Credit in
Electrical, Mechanical, Production or Industrial Engineering,
Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Computer Science, Microbiology, Human
Nutrition and Food Science.

Maintenance and Industrial Services Engineers:

  • BSc/HND in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 yrs experience

Brand Manager (Nutrition)

  • BSc/HND in Basic Medical Sciences, Nutrition, Food Science or related discipline
  • Minimum 3 yrs experience

Brand Specialist

  • BSc/HND in any discipline
  • 2-3 yrs xperience

Nutrition Delegates

  • Degree in Human Nutrition, Physiology, Biochemistry, Nursing, Home Economics or Food Science
  • Possess valid driving license with min 2 yrs driving experience
  • Photocopy of driving license must accompany application

Sales Representatives

  • Minimum 2.1/Upper Credit in any discipline
  • Possess valid driving license with minimum 2 yrs driving experience
  • Photocopy of driving license must accompany application

Method of application

Head, Human resources
Nestle Nigeria Plc
22-24 Industrial Avenue
Ilupeju-Lagos

OR

Head, Human resources
c/o Regional Sales Manager (N/W)
Nestle Nigeria Plc
Plot 7112, Hotoro New Layout
Off Maiduguri Road
Kano

OR

Head, Human Resources
c/o Regional Sales Manager (East)
Nestle Nigeria Plc
171/173, Aba – Owerri Road
Aba

Good Luck!

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PZ is recruiting Management Trainees

Posted by Luminus on April 11, 2006

PZ seeks to recruit suitably qualified young graduates as MANAGEMENT TRAINEES

Ideal candidates must:

  • have a minimum of 2.1 in any of the following disciplines: engineering, social sciences, sciences, arts, accounting
  • have completed NYSC
  • not be more than 28 years old

How to apply

CVs to be sent to:
The Recruitment Manager
P.Z. Industries PLC
45/47, Town planning way
Ilupeju – Lagos

OR

E-mail: recruitment@pzil.com

Good Luck!

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Accounting Firm Vacancies

Posted by Luminus on April 7, 2006

AUDIT
A1 Managers – Chartered Accountants, no more than 40yrs old, aspire to be a partner in a few years and previous managerial experience should be with a reputable firm of Chartered Accountants.

A2 Team Leaders – Chartered Accountant, no more than 35yrs old, computer literate,and at least 3yrs external audit experience.

A3 Trainees – university graduate (any discipline) with min 2.2 and not more than 25 yrs old

LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE
B1 Consultant – Law graduate, no more than 35yrs old, computer literate, previous experience in company secretarial work and willing to consult in at least one specialized sector of the economy (e.g Financial services Industry, oil and Gas Industry, IT Industry or Communications Industry)

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
C1 Consulting Trainees – Computer Engineering graduate (2.2 min), aspire to possess professional qualification (e.g CISA, Cert from Microsoft, Oracle etc) and no more than 25yrs old

BUSINESS AND STRATEGY
D1 Consulting Trainees – Science or Economics graduate (2.2 min), aspire to be a top management consultant and no more than 25yrs old.

Apply in writing, stating applicable job reference (A1, A2, A3, B1, C1 or D1) on the envelope, and send to:

The Managing Consultant
Boyle Street Consulting Limited
12 Berkeley Street (4th floor) Onikan, Lagos.

Good Luck!

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