AS Operations West Africa Limited Job Vacancy for an Manager, Operations in Kano

AS Operations West Africa Ltd. (ASO) is a Nigeria-registered subsidiary of Adam Smith International (ASI). ASO provides operational support to three DFID-funded projects in Nigeria, i.e. NIAF, GEMS and ENABLE. Operational services include IT and Communications; Residential and Hotel Accommodations; Administrative Support; Domestic Ground and Air Transportation; International Travel and Protocol; and, Security Services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Operations
Location: Kano
Who Can Apply: Nigerian citizens only
Job Summary

  • Based in Kano, the position manages day to day operations for a mid-sized operational services
  • The position is responsible for the efficient and effective management of property, office and fleet assets
  • The position interacts regularly with the Abuja-based management team to ensure that:
    • Opportunities for improved services are identified;
    • HR, IT, vehicle and property assets are documented, reviewed and reported; and
    • Operational activities are aligned
  • The position has supervisory responsibility
  • This is an entry-level management position and salary is based on an established, posted pay scale. This position is classified as Management Services Level 1


  • Organizing and providing a well-managed and efficient work place for employees and consultants
  • Carrying out routine and complex activities with extreme accuracy
  • Ensuring that all services provided in the North are aligned with ASO plans and priorities
  • Occasional travel to outlying states for the purpose of meeting with clients and suppliers
  • Occasional travel to Abuja for the purpose of training and management meetings
  • Overseeing the management of residences and guesthouses for employees and consultants
  • Overseeing a broad range of operational activities including those relating to Protocol, Property Management, , Fleet Management and IT and Communications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to organize clerical work, administration, and control systems
  • Ability to perform a variety of detailed functions and meet established deadlines
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

Education, Experience and Certification – Basic Screening Criteria:

  • First Degree with a focus on Finance, Management or any Degree relevant to the position
  • At least five years of documented project management experience
  • Excellent MS Office skills including: Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Above-average written and verbal communication and problem solving skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience with logistics coordination
  • At least 2 years’ experience with asset management
  • At least five years of documented supervisory experience


  • English is the essential language of this position; preference will be given to candidates who are also fluent in Hausa

Note: Applications received after the stated time, will not be considered.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s to: [email protected] using “Manager, Operations” as the subject line.

Your application package should include:

  • A cover letter detailing why you are qualified for this position;
  • Your CV detailing how you meet the basic screening criteria (Education, Experiences and Certifications.

Application Deadline: 1600hrs (WAT), 8th March, 2017.

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