Recent Job Openings in Nigeria at Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a £1.1 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents.

Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client. The role sits within our International Development Services division which operates as three separate portfolios within the international development arena, Environment and Water, Education and Health. 

Job Title:  Facilities Officer

Job Profile

Responsible for the day to day management, maintenance and services of office, guesthouse, and residence facilities to ensure they meet the needs of the MM programmes in Nigeria and CENL, as efficiently, safely, and cost effectively as possible.

Support the Procurement, IT and Facilities Manager to ensure that ESSPIN, DEEPEN, TDP and other MM programmes in Nigeria obtain suitable office, guesthouse and residence facilities in a timely manner and at the right prices, and that company and programmes assets and inventory are tagged, located, stored and transferred or disposed correctly, and that register and inventory records are accurate

Job Description
Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of CENL Abuja office, guesthouse, and residence and ensuring that they meet MM health and safety standards and the local legal requirements, and that IMS checks are diligently completed.
  • Support the Procurement, IT and Facilities Manager to establish Abuja and States programmes offices, guesthouses and residences and oversee the purchase of all furniture and equipment, ensuring that the programme obtains value for money.
  • Support the Procurement, IT and Facilities Manager in planning best allocation and utilization of space and resources for new facilities or re-organizing current premises and managing any refurbishments, renovations and relocations to make sure they all run smoothly and according to plan.
  • Ensure that CENL facilities management processes and procedures are implemented and that any issues regarding implementation of relevant process maps or need for updating are escalated to the Procurement, IT and Facilities Manager.
  • Take direct responsibility for ensuring that company and programmes assets and inventory are tagged, located, stored and transferred or disposed correctly, and that register and inventory records are accurate.
  • Take direct responsibility for managing the cleaning, waste disposal, and parking of each facility, while ensuring that agreed work by contractors are completed satisfactorily and following up on any deficiencies.
  • Provide leadership and direction for Abuja Office Cleaners, Abuja Guesthouse Staff, and Abuja Domestic Staff that fosters a strong team culture and organizational ownership that ensures efficient delivery of functions and supports ongoing professional development.
  • Implement the MM PDR procedures, ensuring timely completion of meaningful reviews for all line management staff and follow up to ensure that development actions are implemented.
  • Support HR section to ensure completion of mandatory training by all line management staff.
  • Communicate timeously and effectively with line manager, other BST staff, managers of MM programmes and external parties as required.
  • Support all measures to ensure cost-effectiveness and value for money both for MM and external clients such as DFID
  • Support the Procurement, IT and Facilities Manager to develop and implement strategic facility management initiatives that align with overall MM business objectives, and maintain an up-to-date and accurate lease register for the company, including ensuring that due rents are renewed promptly in advance as stipulated by the contracts.
  • Support the Procurement, IT and Facilities Manager to implement sustainability principles in the management and maintenance of CENL facilities that foster energy efficiency and saves cost.
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining the office systems, which include the IT and office equipment such as computers, printers, photocopiers, generators, etc., and ensuring they work efficiently.
  • Actively develop and maintain relationship with contractors that is mutually beneficial, long term and trust-based, and act responsibly, with integrity and be fair, honest and open in all commercial activities.

Candidate Specification

Required Academic/Professional Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Relevant professional qualification in facility management
  • Previous experience in establishing offices and guesthouses
  • Good knowledge of issues around facilities management desirable

Job Title:  Intervention Leader – Rules and Standards

Job Profile

  • DEEPEN is a five-year UK government-funded programme designed to improve the quality of education in private schools in Nigeria.
  • The programme will support
  • low cost and medium cost schools serving children from low income
  • families in particular and is initially focused on the private school market in Lagos.
  • The Intervention Leader for Rules and Standards will design, manage and lead the programme’s interventions and activities to facilitate a more favourable regulatory environment for private education in Lagos.
  • With guidance and assistance from the Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and Results and Learning (R&L) Leader, the Intervention Leader will also work to monitor and measure the impact of DEEPEN and to develop synergies across the programme to reduce the effect of wider market constraints.
Job Description

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • The Intervention Leader for Rules and Standards will have primary responsibility for all programme activities and interventions (including monitoring and results measurement (MRM)) within the Rules and Standards work stream.
  • Working together with the Team Leader, the Deputy Team Leader and other team members, s/he will:
  • Intervention Design and Management
  • Design and manage the overall intervention strategy within the Rules and Standards work stream;
  • Develop the budget for each intervention and activity, and the Rules and Standards work stream overall;
  • Provide the R&L team with regular data on work stream activities and progress as required;
  • Provide the Communications Officer with information on the Rules and Standards interventions and activities as required;New Interventions
  • Explore and initiate new interventions and activities for the Rules and Standards work stream to achieve outputs, outcomes and impacts within the work stream and across the programme in accordance with the agreed logical framework, particularly with reference to Output Indicator 1 and Outcome Indicators 1 and 2;
  • Conduct analysis of constraints on private schools relating to Rules and Standards to identify areas for potential research and relay such recommendations to the R&L Leader and Research Officer;
  • Liaise and work with the other programme Intervention Leaders to discuss current activities (including challenges, failures and successes), identify opportunities for synergy across the programme and maximise key interactions between the work streams
  • Develop an activity plan and results chain for each intervention and review such documents on a periodic (at least quarterly) basis;
  • Provide a written progress report to the/Deputy Team Leader on a monthly basis and contribute to the quarterly programme reports to DFID;
  • Participate in monthly team meetings to report on progress within the Rules and Standards work stream;
  • Monitoring, Results Measurement and Learning
  • Support the R&L Leader to develop an effective MRM system in respect of the Rules and Standards work stream;
  • Comply with the requirements of the MRM system as instructed by the R&L Leader in respect of the Rules and Standards work stream;
Candidate Specification
Competencies, Skills and Experience

Required:

  • Significant professional experience working on international development and/or education projects or programmes, ideally with experience in organisational and/or institutional development.
  • Education to first degree level or equivalent.
  • Effective people and team management skills.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Strong project management, financial and budgeting skills.
  • Fluent in English (spoken, reading and writing) with good writing skills.
  • Experience working in international and cross-cultural contexts.
  • Confidence/proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and email packages.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Desirable:

  • Experience working on policy reform and/or with policy-makers.
  • Relevant Master’s degree.
  • Experience working with private education and/or low-cost private schools.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams in projects or programmes with components of social development and/or poverty reduction.
  • Experience working with donor agencies (specifically DFID).
  • Experience conducting training and facilitating workshops in a developing and cross-cultural context.

Job Title: Operations Manager – Security, Transport & Logistics

Job Profile

Ensure that the strategy and guidelines for security are aligned with corporate policy and professional security advice and implemented strictly according to agreed guidelines

Ensure high quality security, logistics and technical support services for ESSPIN, TDP, DEEPEN and other MM programmes in Nigeria in accordance with best practice and consistent with MM systems and procedures.

Provide leadership and line management to the Security and Logistics Section to ensure efficient delivery of service and the exercise of appropriate controls and also over-see the transport functions across Nigeria – driver training, fleet management, vehicle checks etc.

Job Description

Accountabilities:

  • Take responsibility for the implementation of security policy and procedures in line with MM policy
  • Manage the day-to-day approach to security across all CENL MM activity in Nigeria:
  • Coordinate and liaise with both the in-country team as well as the SMT in the UK around specific security emergencies
  • Provide leadership and direction for the Security and Logistics Section to build a strong team culture that ensures efficient delivery of HR services to all clients and supports ongoing professional development
  • Implement the MM PDR procedures, ensuring timely completion of meaningful reviews for all staff in Security and Logistics and follow up to ensure that development actions are implemented
  • Oversee the deliverables of the Business support team logistics functions (visas, workshops, consultant visits, etc.)
    to ensure Value for Money (VFM) at all times.
  • Ensure all relevant transport/logistics reports and recommendations are received and acted upon promptly.
  • Support HR section to ensure completion of mandatory training by all Security and Logistics staff
  • Communicate timeously and effectively with line manager, other BST section heads, managers of MM programmes and external parties as required
  • Ensure that all the security documentation (Security and Evacuation Plans, Security Guidance Notes, MMF100, Visitors spreadsheets etc) is periodically reviewed and updated
  • Liaise with DFID, the BHC and other SLPs to ensure a consistent and appropriate approach to security across Nigeria and all who work in Nigeria
  • MM Weekly Security update will be the responsibility of this role
  • Participate as a member of BST management to contribute as required to the development and strengthening of BST functions
  • Ensure that all process maps that fall under Security and Logistics are implemented and that any issues regarding implementation of process maps or need for updating are escalated for discussion within the Business Support Team
  • Support all measures to ensure cost-effectiveness and value for money both for MM and external clients such as DFID
Candidate Specification

  • Educated to Masters’ Degree
  • Significant experience working in a security environment.
  • Previous experience of security in a developing country context would be a distinct advantage
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent time management
  • Flexible and pro-active approach
  • Confident in providing support to team members
  • Experience of coaching/developing others

How to Apply

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