Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Sir Timothy Konye Osondu, gets installed as Fellow of ICAN

Congratulations are in order for the renowned managing partner of Konye Timmy & Co, a financial accounting firm in Port Harcourt, who was recently installed as Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). The dream of every accountant is to reach this height, which is the peak of it all in Nigeria. It is indeed true that dignity and honour follows hardwork.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Sorry for the wait... 2016 just got started up

With all the problems in Nigeria at the moment, and at a time where the leadership is paying no attention to trivial complaints from the masses due to the heavy burdens assumed alongside the mantle of office, one can only wait... Until things get better. Alternatively, the same person(s) can work to make things better for his country and most importantly, for himself.
We at workingclassblog have chosen the alternative road. The road many would call "the road not taken"- by those who chose the first option I mean..
But then, first things first. We apologise for the blind spots and questions created by our unceremonious leave of absence. We also apologise waiting for things to change for the better even when we knew that the solutions are not far-fetched.
We promise you better services and loads of more good stuff that are capable of making you the important person you deserve to be.

The workingclassblog team.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

FG Will Explore New Ways Of Creating Jobs – Ngige

The Federal Government would design a new approach in tackling the the high rate of youth unemployment. This statement was made by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.

He said that the new approach would help to move the economy forward for the benefit of the people.

While on a courtesy visit to the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Ngige said that the government would depart from old ways of tackling the perennial problem of youth unemployment.

Ngige who was in the state to commission an ICT skill acquisition centre completed by the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, at Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, explained that the directorate was committed to combating unemployment in addition to formulating policies on employment.

According to the minister, “Government cannot give employment to everybody, but we can teach people how to employ themselves. The NDE established the skills acquisition centers where people are trained on how to do things with their hands and earn a living for themselves,” Ngige said.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Client Relationship Officers needed at T H O Affordable Homes Limited

Total Housing Options, a product of T H O Affordable Homes Limited is built on a new thinking by reconstructing industry boundaries in housing.

To fulfill and deliver the vision of T H O Affordable Homes Limited, we assembled a team of dedicated experts, visionaries, Lean Six Sigma Experts and Project Managers who have made their marks in the industry with over 50years combined experience in the built-up industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Client Relationship Officer

Ref No: CRO1-15
Location: Lagos

Job Responsibilities
Accomplishes business development activities by researching and developing marketing opportunities and plans; implementing sales plans; working with team.
Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans and implementing them to achieve and exceed expected performance targets.
Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.
Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product development.
Sustains rapport with key accounts and clients by making periodic visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities.
Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Accomplishes marketing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
Manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and promotional staff and activities under his/her purview.
Conduct market research to determine market requirements for existing and future products.
Analysis of customer research, current market conditions and competitor information.
Develop and implement marketing plans and projects for new and existing products.
Expand and develop marketing platforms.
Monitor, review and report on all marketing activity and results.
Deliver marketing activity within agreed budget.
Report on return on investment and key performance metrics
Develop sales strategy
Create marketing presentations
Liaise with media and advertising
Collaborate with the sales function
Monitor industry best practices
Education and Experience
Engineering, Science, Business or Marketing-related degree or equivalent professional qualification.
Experience in all aspects of developing and managing marketing strategies.
Technical marketing skills
Proven experience in customer and market research.
Relevant product and industry knowledge.
Experience with relevant software applications
Key Competencies:
Engineering, science, business or marketing-related degree or equivalent professional qualification.
Experience in all aspects of developing and managing marketing strategies.
Organization and planning
Strategic thinking
Problem analysis and problem-solving.
Must be a fast learner
Application Closing Date
22nd November, 2015.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Working Class Job Alert!

Four (4) New Jobs In Lagos And Abuja At Cobranet
Cobranet Limited was incorporated in 2003 and began its operations to provide the Nigerian Market with a reliable Internet Service and meet the requirements of the market, positioning itself as a leader in providing Internet Solutions and as a provider of choice.

The company was founded and is managed by a group of professionals whose collective business backgrounds include managing diversified business such as Banking/Industry/and Internet Services in Nigeria as well as other countries internationally.

Due to expansion of business, we are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Network Engineer

Location: Abuja

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support for corporate clients.
Upgrade come network equipment and configuration.
Install and configure Microwave links, PTP Links, PTMP Radio and indoor A?.
Laying cables, trunks. PVC.
Design, implement and support IT, Security end Network Solutions for corporate clients.
Troubleshoot Core network problems.
Technical Skills

Basic RF knowledge,
Experience in installation and configuration of Outdoor/Indoor radios, AP, …3- Configuration and maintenance of cisco networks (routers and switches)
Knowledgeable in Mikrotik router boards Configuration.
Ability to understand and work on new technologies and to quickly adopt to equipment made by different vendors.
Ability to design topologies and provide consultancy for corporate customers,
In depth knowledge of TCP/IP protocol stack.
Troubleshooting distribution and core Network problems,
LAC/LNS Implementation and troubleshooting knowledge.
MPLS L2VPNs, L3VPN5 and VPLS knowledge is a plus.
Good knowledge in EIGRP, OSPF BGP VLAN, Trunks and VPN networks.
Very Good Knowledge in Site-to-Site and Remote Access VPNs
Good Knowledge in Unix Servers (Red hat, Centos, and Debian…)
Very Good knowledge in IP sub-netting, super-netting and aggregation.
Cisco ASA and Juniper firewalls configuration and maintenance is a plus.
Basic knowledge in Virtualization.
Education Qualification

B.Sc (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Communication Engineering or Telecom.

CCNP is a must; CCIE is an added advantage.
A previous experience in deploying ICT infrastructures is mandatory.
Job Title: RF/Installation Rigger

Location: Abuja

Job Descriptions

Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools,
Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, using bolts and clamps.
Climbing tower it fixing all types of antennas along with alignment.
Knowledge and experience installation and commission BTS, microwave.
Assembling & installing of MW & AP antenna, orienting and tilting of antenna based on cell plan. hoisting & installing of RF & jumper cables to antenna. Connectorization for Feeder cables, IF cables CAT cables & other transmission cables.
Complete knowledge for installation work of site,
Antenna Alignment
Knowledge of installing all kinds of Site indoor equipment as well Outdoor equipment
Installation of Feeder cable on Runway.
Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces using chainfalls, gin poles. gallows frames, and other equipment.
Dismantle and store rigging equipment alter use.
Fabricate, set up, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools.
Manipulate rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy Equipment, ships, or theatrical sets.
Ensure safety of workers and materials.
Tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles, using multipoint suspension techniques.
Educational Qualifications/Experience

Minimum qualification of ND/OND/NABTEB in Computer related course.
Candidate should have minimum of 2-5 years’ work experience in Telecom Rigging.
Certificate in safety and health in telecom operation will be an added advantage,
Able to climb towers and install Microwave Antennas and radio, laid the needed cables with relative expertise.
Must be ready for emergency call to duty.
Good understanding of satellite or wireless communications equipment is required.
Good experience of multi-vendor telecommunication equipment.
Job Title: Corporate Sales Executive

Location: Lagos

Educational Qualifications/Experience

Minimum of 5 years sales experience is an ISP company a MUST; skills in Corporate Sales an added advantage.
B.Sc, /B.A degree or its equivalent in related field from a recognized institution.
Must be computer literate with excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel, word and PowerPoint and in the use of internet based resources.
Must have experience in the internet connectivity environment and a technical overview or background.
Excellent Communication skills, organizational skills, self motivation, results-oriented with a positive outlook, punctuality, ambitious, clear focus on high quality and business profit. mature, credible, perceptive and articulate.
Must be comfortable to contact and deal with all types of companies: small, medium and multi. national companies.
Other personal traits: reliable, tolerant, determined, well presented, businesslike, polite, well-mannered and be a team-player.
Ability to develop and maintain a computerized customer and prospect database.
Ability to prospect for new potential sales, respond to and follow up sales enquiries.
Maintain and develop existing and new customers through planned individual account support, and liaise with Internal order-processing staff.
Flexibility is required and ability to work extended hours when required without it upsetting domestic situation.
Job Title: Admin/Front Desk Officer

Location: Abuja

Educational Qualifications/Experience

B.SC/HND or equivalent in any discipline with 2- 3 years experience is similar position.
Must have at least average Accounting/Inventory knowledge
Manage reception and attend to all in-coming calls/clients.
Conducts monthly inventory of receivables.
Take charge ni petty cash for daily transactions.
Accountable to the Branch Coordinator
Only Female are needed
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to:

Application Deadline  1st December, 2015.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Managing Partner of Konye Timmy & Co, Sir Tim Osondu inducted into the CITN


Great men always have a vital force. The force of  determination in itself is a vital recipe for success. Rising from a boy who witnessed three  years of a brutal civil war to a hardworking individual throughout his days in the university. He was undeterred from hisgoal as he went ahead to complete his MBA and subsequently, chartered as an accountant under ICAN. His practising Licence  came as no surprise even when he was honoured with it many years before his equals in the profession. This exemplary giant is also being inducted into the CITN-  The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, on the 26th of November 2015.  We are inspired and motivated by your determination sir. God bless you.
Congratulations, Timothy  Konye Osondu (B.Sc, MBA, ACA, ACTI, KSC).

Courtesy: The Management and staff of Konyetimmy & Co
                   (12 Agip Road, Port Harcourt).

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

New job at Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF)

Job Description

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Director of Research - Nigeria for the HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Abuja, Nigeria.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
  1. Supports the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) in carrying out research related to HIV/AIDS and other emerging infectious diseases.
  2. Provides strategic direction for MHRP research activities in Nigeria and West Africa to include development of a research plan for WRP-N.
  3. Directs and manages the development of research based activities at Walter Reed Program - Nigeria facilities.
  4. Provide leadership and mentor Nigerian and West African staff in design, development and conduct of scientific research protocols under all applicable host and international regulatory standards.
  5. Develops research proposals, budgets and identifies funding resources to meet the research plan.
  6. Evaluates potential research expansion sites in Nigeria and West Africa, with other team members
  7. Acts as a coordinator and point of contact for current research protocols, both within the program and for externally funded protocols.
  8. Accountable for overall program and individual research project progress consistent with all applicable regulatory requirements and development of corrective actions as needed.
  9. Offers expertise and mentoring to other potential academic and USG funded partners.
  10. Prepares and/or directs the timely, accurate and complete progress reporting to funders and Army chain of command, scientific reports, posters, presentation and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.
  11. Works within country USG committees, providing support and undertaking assigned tasks as needed as part of the overall MHRP Research effort.
  12. Represents DoD interests in expansion of HIV/AIDS and emerging infectious diseases research activities in Nigeria and leveraging of relevant areas of DoD expertise to assist other USG and DoD efforts.
  13. Provides collaborative assistance to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise.
  14. May require up to 20% travel to other sites in Africa and the United States.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge and experience regarding implementation of clinical research protocols in resource limited settings. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and human subjects protection in the conduct of medical research. Basic understanding of good clinical laboratory science, quality management systems and standards for accreditation. Research management experience and training in international settings. Ability to communicate effectively to include excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and supervise others. Ability to oversee and troubleshoot research procedures in clinical and laboratory settings. Track record of publishing research manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific/clinical/ public health journals and experience securing funding through grants or cooperative agreements for research activities.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: M.D. or equivalent degree.

Minimum Experience: 6 – 10 years experience in medical research.

Physical Capabilities: The incumbent will be expected to relocate to Abuja, Nigeria and able to tolerate intercontinental travel to the United States and to other sites in Africa and Asia.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensure to practice medicine.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May supervise technical and scientific staff.

Work Environment: Laboratory, clinic and office environment.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Please apply online at click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 210872 in the Job Opening ID box.