Experienced Job Positions at The Nigeria Infrastructure Programme

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Job Title: Monitoring, Reporting and Learning Lead – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in research or evaluation methods with evidence of the quality of research, monitoring or evaluation activities previously designed and conducted
  • 7+ years of experience in similar work, funded by DFID or other large donor agencies, including experience managing a small team
  • Practical experience in research or evaluation design, conduct, and management including analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Knowledge of and experience with the M&E approaches (Theory of Change, Log Frame, and evidence indicators) used by DFID
  • Track record in managing multi-cultural teams and ability to work/mobilise resources from a distance
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate learning from M&E findings and implementation teams and other relevant stakeholders
  • High level of interpersonal skills with a flexible and collaborative personal style and the ability to communicate with diverse groups
  • Experience developing, supporting, monitoring and evaluating frameworks for grant mechanisms in support of public private partnerships
  • Relevant experience in infrastructure, power, capital budgets or public-private partnerships (PPPs) would be an advantage
  • Highly effective communication and high level of proficiency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local language(s) is a strong plus
  • Excellent writing skills, attention to detail and accuracy

Who You’ll Work With
You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos:

  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

What You’ll Do
You will use the project logframe and budget to make a detailed design of the Monitoring, Reporting and Learning (MRL) system with key indicators and milestones:

  • You will oversee the use of the M&E management information systems to capture and report the outputs from M&E activities.
  • You will develop data collection tools, conduct analysis of data (both qualitative and quantitative data) and contribute to report writing for M&E studies and formative assessments, and other programme reviews.
  • You will contribute to the programme’s learning process to facilitate the documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that key information from the programme, and other relevant resource centres are captured and shared efficiently across partners and regional networks.
  • You will outline the management information system, define reporting requirements for managers responsible for implementing activities/components and define formats for standard reports as per the requirements of DFID (e.g., quarterly and annual reports).
  • You will also ensure that the MRL system is based on a learning orientation and is focused around the needs of the decision-makers to manage for impact.
  • You will assess if MRL findings are being used to make decisions and increase project impact, and if necessary, identify what can be undertaken to ensure this happens.
  • You will also assist in the project management unit in quarterly and annual reporting as well as external reviews (annual reviews, mid-term evaluation).
Job Title: North East Advisor – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Who You’ll Work With:

  • You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.
  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities
What You’ll Do:

  • You will oversee programme’s work and build relationships in Northern Nigeria with a particular focus on the North East, and Borno and Yobe States.
  • You will work on a range of programmes and policy issues and will support the implementation and monitoring of key programmes, working closely with programme leaders.
  • You will be responsible for providing strategic advice on applying the programme approach in a conflict setting and how to address challenges that can arise.
  • You will provide support to the technical teams working in Northern states in identifying, determining feasibility and implementing programmes.

Qualifications

  • Strong understanding and experience of how to work in North East Nigeria, including a good understanding of the political economy across governments and the security situation
  • Management experience of large, multi-stakeholder projects preferably with donor agencies
  • Experience managing programmes in a conflict setting, working closely with relevant stakeholders on addressing challenges and introducing required changes.
Job Title: Technical Coordinator – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Who You’ll Work With

  • You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.
  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

What You’ll Do

  • You will work with various leaders to effectively manage the project approval assessment process, including records of all decisions and materials from project approval meetings, as well as to develop project proposals.
  • You will provide risk management expertise through the project lifecycle and act as a point of contact during negotiation with contractors.
  • You will be responsible for managing and administrating external staffing processes.
  • You will coordinate working relationships with relevant Government counterparts and other stakeholders, including organising working meetings and workshops.
  • You will support in the planning, delivery and coordination of projects, in consultation with the Government, and ensure all data input is received on-time and relayed.
  • You will also function as central point of liaison for project proposals to ensure all proposal criteria are met; communicate to proposals committee when all project proposal criteria met; coordinate communications with staffing teams (both McKinsey and external); as well as provide project coordination and administrative support.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or other relevant field
  • Experience in planning, developing, managing, monitoring and delivering projects
  • Strong management and coordination skills
  • Proven experience of managing relationships in complex organisations
  • Strong multi-tasking and organisational skills
  • High-level communications and people skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
Job Title: Power Expert – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Industries: Public Sector
Functions: Strategy
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in power and energy projects in senior management / advisory / strategic positions
  • Deep understanding of power sector reform including unbundling, restructuring and introduction of private sector participation in the developing world
  • Familiar with the structures, institutional roles and responsibilities within a liberalised power sector and market
  • Understanding of behaviours and incentive structures for Government and licensees within a regulated power sector
  • Developing world power sector experience essential; African power sector experience positive
  • Experience overseeing reform programmes in some or all of the following spheres: Utilities restructuring & organisational reform in preparation for private sector participation; Transactional support for Independent Power Producer (IPP) and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) transaction across the power value chain; Power procurement and system planning; Improving the investment environment across power value chain; Electricity market operation; Regulatory capacity building and organisational turn-around; Tariff analysis, modelling and setting; Familiarity with industry agreements (PPAs, Vesting Contracts, TUOS, Grid Codes & Ancillary Service Agreements), and Development of Energy Access and Rural Electrification Programmes
  • Sector reform planning and Roadmap Development

Who You’ll Work With
You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.

  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

What You’ll Do
You will be responsible for advancing programme’s work on power sector reform, specifically in the areas of electricity market implementation, sector regulation and the commercial framework.

  • You will guide specific areas of the programme based on expertise (e.g., power, governance, investment) and will design, manage, and deliver technical assistance projects related to those specific areas. You will support Nigeria’s power sector reform and power privatisation processes, working closely with the regulator and the bulk trader.
  • You will be responsible for leading knowledge management and communications within you areas of specialisation, as well as ensuring an effective monitoring and evaluation system for within your areas of specialisation with a strong learning component.
 
 
Job Title: Operations & Logistics Manager – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos.
Who You’ll Work With

  • You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.
  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

What You’ll Do
You will manage the day-to-day operations and will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of property, office and fleet assets.

  • You will ensure that:
    • Opportunities for improved services are identified;
    • HR, IT, vehicle and property assets are documented, reviewed and reported; and
    • Operational activities are aligned.
  • You will be responsible for organising and providing a well-managed and efficient work place for employees and you will manage procurement activities as needed.
  • You will carry out all activities with accuracy, and ensure that all services provided are aligned with McKinsey plans and priorities.
  • On occasion, you will travel to outlying states for the purpose of meeting with clients and suppliers.
  • You will be responsible for overseeing a broad range of operational activities including those relating to Protocol, Property Management, Fleet Management and IT and Communications.
  • You will also lead on initiating all appropriate risk management protocols/guidance/tools/support services, related to the safety and security, and the protection of assets.

Qualifications

  • University degree, preferably with a focus on Finance or Management
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • 2+ years of experience with logistics coordination and asset management
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to organise clerical work, administration, and control systems
  • Ability to build and lead an effective team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks effectively and solve problems independently
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written).
Job Title: Gender & Social Inclusion Expert – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Who You’ll Work With

  • You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.
  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

What You’ll Do

  • You will ensure social and gender issues are considered early on in prioritising activities, and develop rigorous approaches to monitoring how the programme impacts various groups.
  • You will work to strengthen the use of evidence in selection of activities and presentation of results.
  • You will establish a monitoring framework for poverty impacts, and a process for screening interventions for opportunities to include pro-poor, gender and social inclusion work.
  • You will coordinate with and support the Monitoring, Reporting and Learning (MRL) Lead in establishing and implementing gender-sensitive monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting systems.
  • You will also be responsible for developing the data collection and analysis tools for the baseline assessment to guarantee gender and social inclusion considerations.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, International Development or related field required.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience working on gender and social inclusion issues within development programs
  • Knowledge and experience working with donors (DFID, USAID, WB, EC)
  • Excellent knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Nigeria including social, political, and cultural gender norms and challenges.
  • Experience designing, leading and conducting gender and social inclusion analyses, as well as integrating and implementing findings into programme design
  • Experience building capacity of local stakeholders on gender and social inclusion issues
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and organisational skills
  • Experience engaging local stakeholders, including national government leaders in gender and social inclusion initiatives
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
Job Title: Deputy Team Leader – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Who You’ll Work With

  • You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.
  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

What You’ll Do

  • You will work with project team leads to monitor and execute deliverables in addition to providing ongoing support for respective project teams in urban development, trade logistics energy, and cross cutting.
  • You will define detailed responsibilities of the Project Management Unit and provide technical and managerial leadership in the development of the programme’s annual action plan and implementation.
  • You will build relations with various government entities during the inception stage to increase awareness of the programme. You will be responsible for setting up infrastructure for programme’s daily operations.
  • You will produce inception reports detailing the set up of a governance structure, management and communication arrangements within the project. You will maintain full financial records and prepare quarterly and financial reports. You will maintain a contract execution tracking log, as well as coordinate planning and monitoring of project activities.
  • You will work to ensure effective budget and programme monitoring and that any modifications are in line with the project objectives, as well as prepare quarterly and annual progress reports. You will support the risk expert in developing simplified indicators and formats for monitoring of risk and value for money. Throughout the programme, you will provide on-going leadership, capability building and mentorship.
  • You will also manage relationships with, and provide progress updates to key stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in the area of Power, Infrastructure, Capital Project or PPPs
  • 20+ years of professional experience, including 8-10 years of experience supporting a large successful infrastructure project
  • Track record directing large teams and development of project delivery solutions
  • Management experience of large, multi-stakeholder projects preferably with donor agencies
  • Management and technical experience working with implementing partners on programme’s key areas
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria, with strong connections with stakeholders active in the programme’s space is an asset
  • Previous experience supporting donor funded programmes is highly preferred and evidence of demonstrated impact
  • Proven experience of managing relationships in complex organisations with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communications and people skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
Job Title: Finance & Administration Manager – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Who You’ll Work With

  • You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.
  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities
What You’ll Do:

  • You will ensure contracts, payments and deliverables are met on time.
  • You will manage financial resources and procurement activities while exercising proper controls and adhering to both client’s and McKinsey policies and procedures.
  • You will provide guidance and support in relation to financial operations management, banking operations and monthly financial analysis.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring financial compliance and accuracy of financial reporting, as well as the efficient management of financial operations and month/year end activities.
  • You will profile income and expenditure and analyse monthly/quarterly reports, as well as prepare monthly cash flow forecasts.
  • You will monitor income reconciliations for core business areas and ensure these are done in a timely and accurate manner.
  • You will partner with project teams to provide guidance and support on budget management and other analysis.
  • You will be responsible for preparing financial reports and presentations at regular intervals as per requirements of senior management.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field; Bachelor’s Degree with more than 10 years of experience in finance, accounting or a related field can be substituted for a Master’s Degree
  • 8+ years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international and donor-funded programmes
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, excellence in accounting, financial management, human resources and procurement
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client expectations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with project staff, donors and beneficiaries
  • Knowledge of donors’ financial reporting requirements
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written).
Job Title: Capital Projects Expert – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Who You’ll Work With

  • You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.
  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.
  • We will only contact eligible candidates for interview. No phone calls please. McKinsey is an equal opportunity employer.

What You’ll Do
You will be responsible for the delivery, management, and quality assurance of technical assistance related to the Government of Nigeria’s work to develop and institutionalise a standard approach to assessing projects for inclusion in the capital budget:

  • You will guide specific areas of the programme based on expertise (e.g., capital budget, governance, investment, etc.).
  • You will be responsible for providing technical assistance and guidance in running a full portfolio optimisation process for capital budget consideration, including support and guidance in business case verification process, business case optimisation and portfolio optimisation (ranking of projects).
  • You will help develop/fine-tune templates and operational manuals on how to identify, prioritise and rank proposed capital projects.
  • You will provide training and capability building for Government officials to institutionalise the knowledge.
  • You will help codify projects in uniform templates to increase the integrity of and adherence to the federal budget processes.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring an effective monitoring and evaluation system for within your areas of specialisation with a strong learning component.

Qualifications

  • University degree in social sciences, politics, engineering, development studies, energy, environmental management and conservation.
  • Experience in leading and executing capital optimisation projects in Nigeria, West Africa, or other developing countries.
  • Proven track record of advising public and private stakeholders on portfolio optimization processes
  • Expertise in developing capital project optimization tools and models, including project screening and prioritisation decision support models.
  • Deep expertise/specialisation in one of the following topics: implementing technical assistance programmes for investment decisions, governance, finance, and infrastructure.
  • Clear understanding of tools and methods required for assessing investment needs and identifying bottlenecks to economic growth, quality assurance, planning, implementation, and M&E for large scale interventions
  • Clear understanding of gender and vulnerable population issues related to power investment in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking high-risk projects considered environmentally and socially sensitive.
Job Title: Roads Expert – Nigeria Infrastructure Programme
Location:
Lagos
Who You’ll Work With

  • You will work on our Nigeria Infrastructure Programme and will be based in Lagos.
  • Building on the success of the two earlier phases, the programme will provide high quality embedded and short-term expertise to Nigerian government and regulatory counterparts to support improved delivery of infrastructure services.

What You’ll Do

  • You will be responsible for the delivery, management, and quality assurance of technical assistance related to the Government of Nigeria’s work to improve processes for prioritising road investments and managing projects.
  • You will guide specific areas of the programme based on expertise (e.g., roads, railways, transaction services, governance, investment).
  • You will provide expertise in the design, preparation, implementation and management of roads and transport engineering projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
  • You will be responsible for the preparation of PPP Operational Frameworks and Outline Business Cases (OBCs) for roads projects.
  • You will provide technical assistance to the concession process of the railway and lead development of work plans for rail rehabilitation and modernisation projects.
  • You will carry out detailed technical inspection and verification of works through planned and scheduled regular site visits, and review contractors payments claims and identification and resolution of resultant core issues.
  • You will propose strategies for how each challenge should be addressed; highlight any significant residual risks and potential mitigation.
  • You will ensure each project’s performance and monitoring framework is maintained and up-to-date through unscheduled site visits.
  • You will prepare Operational Procedures for engineering design and construction activities, as well as design, manage, and deliver technical assistance projects related to those specific areas.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (or a Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience)
  • Experience in roads/infrastructure related programmes in Nigeria, West Africa, or other developing countries
  • Deep expertise/specialisation in one of the following topics: implementing technical assistance programmes for investment decisions, governance, finance, and infrastructure
  • Field experience in implementing construction projects and/or engineering training / capacity building programmes
  • Clear understanding of tools and methods required for assessing investment needs and identifying bottlenecks to economic growth, quality assurance, planning, implementation, and M&E for large scale interventions
  • Clear understanding of gender and vulnerable population issues related to power investment in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking high-risk projects considered environmentally and socially sensitive


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