Vacancies in Yola, Adamawa State at Discovery Cycle Professionals

Discovery Cycle Professionals is a global network of Experienced Consultants, Academics, and Technocrats assembled to provide world-class Knowledge-Based Services globally. DCP has diverse experience across different professional fields and offers a wide-range of multi-disciplinary professional services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Intern, Technology and Innovation
Location:
Yola, Adamawa State
Number of Subordinates: Nil
Reports to: Team Lead/Specialist/Experts/IPM
Duration: The internship programme is for 3 months.
Main Function

  • Provide all the necessary support needed for the smooth implementation of the Technology and Innovation Unit.

Role Responsibilities
Role and Task Complexities:

  • Reports to Team Lead on responsibilities as may be assigned.
  • Assist to carry out Technology and Innovation functions.
  • Carry out system Administration and Web Application Development responsibilities as may be assigned by the Team Lead
  • Participate in Tax Payers Data Gathering and Tax Net Expansion.
  • Provide field support for direct assessment drives.
  • Provide assistance in revenue reconciliations and reporting
  • Provide support and guidance to tax payers in preparing and submitting tax returns, and any other necessary form(s).
  • Provide support and guidance to tax payers on use and application of on-line means of tax filling and remittances
  • Prepare, distribute and update reports on the status of the program to various target audiences.
  • Provide support in the development of software solutions using IT Tools for the project.
  • Provide onsite customer support for all LAN- based, and PC-based applications
  • Identify, research and resolve technical problems through coordination with others in IT Support.
  • Respond to telephone, email, and in-person requests for technical support.
  • Assist in the management all information systems infrastructure and security as well as implementation of network upgrades
  • Provide multimedia meeting support as necessary
  • Assists in testing new software & hardware as necessary.
  • Support the team to perform daytime, after-hours, and weekend LAN, server, and telephony maintenance
  • Ensure systems/ servers are always up, running and backed up;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

Qualification and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or any related field.
  • A Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • 1-3 years’ work experience in a related field

Skills/Physical Competencies:

  • Ability to engage and manage clients
  • Exceptional research and writing skills
  • The ability to multitask and work as a team
  • Decision-making skills
  • Good planning and time management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of graphic designing industry software

Behavioural Qualities:

  • Tactical and interpersonal
  • Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
  • Continual self-development
  • Goal and quality oriented
Job Title: Intern, Tax and Revenue Compliance Audit
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Team: Tax and Revenue Compliance Audit
Duration: The internship programme is for 3 months
Main Function

  • To provide all necessary support needed for the smooth implementation of the projects in the Tax and Revenue Compliance Audit Unit.

Role and Task Complexities

  • Report to the Team Leads as may be assigned
  • Assist to carry out Tax Audit exercise and generate relevant reports of companies and institutions as assigned.
  • Participate in Tax Payers Data Gathering and Tax Net Expansion.
  • Provide field support for direct assessment drives.
  • Provide assistance in revenue reconciliations and reporting
  • Provide support and guidance to tax payers in preparing and submitting tax returns, and any other necessary form(s).
  • Provide support and guidance to tax payers on use and application of on-line means of tax filling and remittances
  • Prepare, distribute and update reports on the status of the program to various target audiences.
  • Work as a team to Provide support to the tax and revenue compliance audit and collection team
  • Assist to complete other tax compliance, tax projects, tax research, tax issues and responsibilities as assigned or deemed necessary
  • Prepare other accounts and financial records as may be assigned.
  • Undertakes other duties/projects which may be required from time to time.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • B Sc./HND in Accounting, Finance or a Business related field
  • 1-3years experience in an accounting or business related role.

Knowledge & Competencies:

  • Interpersonal skills to deal with staff, other professionals, and taxpayers.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Strong numerical skills.
  • To be able to manage people and resources.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Listening skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Telephone skills.

Behavioural Qualities:

  • Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
  • Continual self-development
  • Goal and quality orientation
Job Title: Intern, Legal Division
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Reports To: Project Lead
Duration: The internship programme is for 3 months.
Main Function

  • Ensure the organization complies with standard financial and legal practice and regulations, maintains high standards of corporate governance and ensure the companies actions, products etc. are in compliance with the law.

Role Responsibility
Role 1: Legal:

  • Provide legal counsel to DCP in relation to new ventures, projects, partnerships etc. by assisting in due diligence, structuring of the transaction, drafting key agreements and term sheets and manage external legal counsel to the extent they are involved in specific matters.
  • Provide legal counsel to the company in relation to existing operations including but not limited to, negotiation, drafting and review of contracts, license agreements, and regional or country specific legal issues.
  • Support the implementation of efficient corporate and subsidiary structures.
  • Advise Company on best practice corporate governance requirements.
  • Review and opine on policies and legal implications of such policies on the Company and its operations.
  • Draft Laws to govern the company structure as well as Bills as may arise during project implementation.
  • Ensure all legal processes are in compliance with the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Company’s Code of Business Ethics and International Consultancy Standards
  • Ensure the safe keeping of all Company registers as is required by CAMA as well as company documents.
  • Correspond with Partners, Consultants, Specialists, etc. on behalf of the Company.
  • Ensure proper protection of company and clients’ company from misfortune by anticipating and helping to circumvent avoidable problems
  • Keep the Management and Staff of DCP up to date on new business laws and regulations on Sector opportunities per time as will be identified.
  • Provides advice on labor relations, employee contracts, tax issues, employee injury, patents and contracts with clients/employees/DCP vendors
  • Drafting agreement as required for new and existing contacts/clients/vendors.
  • Liaise with clients both of the private and public sector.

Role 2
Organizational Resource Development:

  • Develop learning and development plans and impact assessment systems for DCP staff to ensure personal development
  • Develop proposals and detailed implementation framework for clients
  • Monitor and analyze evaluations for all learning programmes and projects
  • Amend and revise training programmes as necessary in order to adapt to the changes that occur in the work environment for DCP and other clients
  • Liaising with resource persons (internal & external) for Learning and development programs
  • Manage recruitment processes as may be required
  • Perform other functions and manage diverse projects as assigned by supervisor
  • Idea Generation
  • Develop ideas to ensure DCP’s vision & strategic plan is actualized
  • Map out strategies for the implementation of those ideas.

Skills/Physical Competencies:

  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Research & analytical skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • A willingness to be flexible according to the current demands of the organisation.

Behavioral Qualities:

  • Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
  • Continual self-development
  • Goal and quality orientation.
Job Title: Intern, Communications, Compliance & Enforcement
Location:
Yola – Adamawa
Duration: The internship programme is for 3 months.
Reports to: Team Lead/Expert/Specialist/IPM
Main Function

  • To provide all necessary support needed for the smooth implementation of the projects in the Communications, Compliance and Enforcement Unit.

Role Responsibilities
Role and Task Complexities:

  • Report to the Team Leads as may be assigned.
  • Assist to carry out Compliance and Enforcement exercises and generate relevant reports of companies, institutions and established clients as assigned.
  • Support and assist auditors and the entire compliance team.
  • Complete audits and compliance work relevant to the project.
  • Participate in assessment of project impact and compliance by agencies and liaising with the necessary enforcement agencies from time to time as will be directed by the Team Leads.
  • Participate in Tax Payers Data Gathering and Tax Net Expansion.
  • Provide field support for direct assessment drives.
  • Provide assistance in revenue reconciliations and reporting.
  • Provide support and guidance to tax payers in preparing and submitting tax returns, any other necessary form(s) as well as on the use and application of on line means of tax filling and remittances.
  • Prepare, distribute and update reports on the status of the program to various target audiences.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of programs to ensure compliance.
  • Support staff members who are performing audits in the normal course of their duties, or for compliance with project requirements.
  • Assist in developing and revising procedures.

Qualification & Experience

  • B. Sc. or HND in Accounting, Finance, or a business related field
  • 1-3years experience in accounting or business related role.

Skills/Physical Competencies:

  • Strong research and report writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work as a team Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills to deal with staff, other professionals, and taxpayers.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Strong number skills.
  • To be able to manage people and resources.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Listening skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Telephone skills.

Behavioural Qualities:

  • Tactical and interpersonal skill
  • Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
  • Continual self-development
  • Goal and quality oriented
Job Title: Specialist –Tax, Audit & Technical Services
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Reports to: IGR Project Manager
Main Function

  • Management of the Tax, Revenue Compliance Audit Unit Team to ensure that its operations are in consistency with the objectives and requirements of assigned tasks.

Role Responsibility
Role and Task Complexities:

  • Manage the Tax and Audit team’s operations.
  • Develop work plans, programs and schedules, including setting objectives, standards and performance expectations for the team
  • Develops audit work plans, programs and schedules, including setting objectives, standards and performance expectations for approval by the supervisor
  • Analyzes audit approaches to ensure appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness of audit performance.
  • Conducts specialized tax audits and ensures that the audits are prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).
  • Conducts interviews with taxpayers and/or their professional representatives to discuss audit findings and resulting assessments
  • Reports on audit findings, significant issues, observations, recommendations, etc. including identifying patterns of non-compliance and areas for additional audit
  • Develops risk assessment criteria and audit work plans
  • Researches and interprets difficult taxation statutes including case law and provides explanations in accordance with policy and rulings, outlines material issues, describes the proposed tax treatments and illustrates potential tax effect of proposed adjustments to taxpayers and/or their representatives
  • Evaluates additional information received from the taxpayers and negotiates solutions with chief financial officers, tax professionals, appraisers and senior management
  • Collate daily report from Support Staff
  • Perform various other duties as assigned
  • Idea Generation
  • Developing independent ideas to ensure DCP’s vision is actualized.

Qualifications

  • B Sc., M Sc. in Accounting, Finance or a business related field
  • Membership in accounting bodies such as ACCA is an added advantage.
  • 10-15 years’ experience in Tax, Compliance Audit and Accounting functions

Knowledge and Competences:

  • Experience in financial data reporting and audit coordination.
  • Experienced as a public speaker on specialist area.
  • Experience in financial data reporting and audit coordination
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals of varied backgrounds and skill levels
  • Must be IT literate and proficient in MS Office packages
  • Interpersonal skills to deal with staff, other professionals, and taxpayers.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Strong number skills.
  • To be able to manage people and resources.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Listening skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Project management skills
  • Must be able to operate in a performance driven organization.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Other transferable skills.

Skills/Physical Competencies:

  • Capable legal researcher.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • A willingness to be flexible according to the current demands of the organization.
  • Analytic, with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure.
  • Proactive.
  • Continual self-development.
  • Goal and quality oriented.

Behavioral Qualities:

  • Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
  • Continual self and subordinate development
  • Goal and quality orientation
  • Ethically driven.
  • Assertive.
  • Excellence and quality oriented.
  • Remarkable attention to detail.
  • Must be discreet and able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and efficient, with good judgment.
  • Resourceful and efficient in completing tasks with strong follow through skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Ability to uphold and demonstrate the highest level of integrity
Job Title: Head of Revenue Corridor
Location:
Yola, Adamawa State
Team: Revenue Corridors
Reports to: IGR Project Manager (IPM)
Position Start Date: Immediately
Job Type: Full Time
Main Function

  • To collaborate with DCP Management and IPM to provide specialist service in the area of IGR enhancement and capacity building; Provide Specialist and strategic support to the Revenue Corridors of the IGR project

Role Responsibility

  • Implement plans, programmes and policies for assigned Revenue Corridors.
  • Ensure compliance with IGR programmes, plans and policies in relevant Ministries, Departments & Agencies (MDAs).
  • Design and implement relevant training and capacity support for staff of MDAs.
  • Serve as liaison with MDAs.
  • Make recommendations on IT deployment and support.
  • Serve as technical expert in the interpretation and application of tax laws by tax bodies and tax payers of the state.
  • Provide strategic guides for project implementation using tested and effective local models
  • Serve as resource person for capacity building training in relevant area for revenue enhancement.
  • Provide guidance and advice on tax issues such as all taxes and revenues collectible by State and Local Governments;
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Required Qualifications/Experience

  • B Sc. and M Sc. & P.HD in Accounting, Finance or a business related field.
  • 10 years’ experience in Tax and Audit, Tax and compliance functions, Banking & Finance etc
  • Membership in accounting bodies such as ACCA is an added advantage.

Knowledge and Competencies:

  • Experienced as a public speaker on specialist area.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals of varied backgrounds and skill levels
  • Must be IT literate and proficient in MS Office packages
  • Must be able to work well under pressure both independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Other transferable skills

Behavioural Qualities:

  • Ethically driven
  • Assertive
  • Excellence and quality oriented
  • Remarkable attention to detail
  • Must be discreet and able to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, efficient and with good judgment
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to uphold and demonstrate the highest level of integrity


Job Title: Team Lead, Technology and Innovation
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Number of Subordinates: 2
Reports to: Project Lead
Position start date: Immediately
Job Type: Full Time
Main Function

  • Provide all the necessary support needed for the smooth implementation of the Technology and Innovation Unit.

Role Responsibilities
Role and Task Complexities:

  • Provide direction in development and deployment of technologies in the project.
  • Web application development and management of existing web application.
  • Setting up and management of ERP Systems
  • Troubleshoot and analyze application and database logs and configuration files.
  • Integrate core solution with third-party applications/dependencies such as SMSC (Short Message Service Centre), Intelligent Network (IN).
  • Actively involved in front end, technical and non-technical back office IT issues management for both internal and external customers
  • Involved in data reconciliation activities with third-party applications/solutions
  • Ensure safe and proper custody and maintenance of company IT assets.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

Qualification and Experience

  • BSc/BTech Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent.
  • Experience with a multi-site network (at least 3 sites) with a minimum of 20 users is highly desirable.
  • Experience in:
    • Web Development with good knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, PHP & SQL
    • Setting up and management of ERP Systems
    • Integrating systems using APIs – Integration with Payment Gateways will be an advantage.
    • Server Environment & Active Directory Management – Microsoft OS – Server & Client (Windows98 to Windows 10, Server 2008 – 2016, Exchange), Sharepoint, Active Directory and Domain Management
    • Microsoft Applications (MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Project)
    • Linux Administration (Kali & Ubuntu)
    • Data Analysis and Digital Forensic using tools like Talend, IDEA and Google Refine.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • A Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • 3 years’ work experience in a related field

Skills/Physical Competencies:

  • Ability to engage and manage clients
  • Exceptional research and writing skills
  • The ability to multitask and work as a team
  • Decision-making skills
  • Good planning and time management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of graphic designing industry software

Behavioural Qualities:

  • Tactical and interpersonal
  • Proactive identification and elimination of inefficiencies
  • Continual self-development
  • Goal and quality oriented


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (CV and cover letter with the Job Title as Subject) via email to: [email protected]


Application Deadline  31st May, 2017.

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