Lagos State Employment Trust Fund Graduate Recruitment 2016

Lagos State Employment Trust Fund - The Lagos State government has created a N25 billion fund to invest in the businesses of small and medium scale entrepreneurs who currently reside in Lagos. The fund will also help to train residents, to qualify them for better jobs.

The initiative is the brainchild of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. We are creating employment starting with the expansion of our LSETF team first.

Consequently, The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund is recruiting for the following:

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.

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:  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:   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- 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:  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