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Saturday, 23 April 2011

GRID Consulting limited, Nigeria job vacancy: TECHNICAL DIRECTOR in Lagos

GRID Consulting Limited is a leading Nigerian multi-disciplinary consultancy firm with a long tradition of high quality, client-focused consulting work.    We partner with clients on the    national, sub-national, grass root, Small & Medium Scale Enterprises (SME) and corporate levels in Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan Africa to inform policy and strategy and to effect change.

Our extensive experience and expertise within the private sector in Nigeria underpins the capacity we bring to the public, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and civil societies; Our wide range of consultants from across Nigeria understand the terrain, the technical needs and the management support required to deliver effectively. Globally, we are known for our dedication, commitment and ability to provide practical and tailored high quality solutions to our clients' problems.

We take pride in the trust and confidence expressed by our clients all over the world.

Established over 25 years ago, GRID Consulting carries out a substantial amount of work within the Development space, and largely within Nigeria. We partner with a range of international Implementing and Financing agencies and carry out financial management related assignments both for specific development programs and for governments at all level. Our website (  provides more information in this regard.

We are looking to recruit a TECHNICAL DIRECTOR with expertise in Public Finance Management (PFM) to join out top-line management team at GRID:

The Technical Director (PFM) will play an essential role within the GRID technical team by leading and representing GRID’s thinking,modeling and inputs in the PFM aspects of all development programs in which GRID is involved . The Director will strengthen and maintain existing (clients, partners and stakeholders) relationships and engage with all levels of government institutions, programme partners and key stakeholders, to create direct impact in development through interventions and activities in PFM. Whilst these interfaces should enhance the technical value that GRID adds to the various programs, they should also serve to strengthen our partnerships.

The position will report to the Managing  Director. Other key responsibilities of the Technical Director include:
  1. Engaging with GRID management team and key public sector actors, to clarify areas in PFM that GRID will add value
  2. Supporting the design and implementation of PFM activities for the programs in which we work – in line with agreed frame works;
  3. Undertaking technical quality reviews and quality assurance on technical work carried out by staff and external consultants
  4. Evaluating, revising and updating existing models for PFM implementation in response to changes in the work environment;
  5. Conducting studies to demonstrate impact of GRID’s PFM interventions
  6. Managing strategic engagement with partners and stakeholders.

  • The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree (Masters/PHD) in any one of Economics, Accounting, Public Policy, or its equivalent in a relevant discipline. Also required is:
  • Significant practical experience in public sector reforms initiatives.
  • A good understanding of the dynamics and operations of the public sector with specific knowledge in PFM audit, Public Expenditure Assessment, and bdget Preparation/implementation
  • A broad understanding of public policy management and of influencing policies
  • Practical experience in managing relationships with stakeholders at varying levels of Government
  • The ideal candidate will have strong background knowledge of relevant national and international policies that effect economic growth and living standards in Nigeria. S/he will possess excellent computer application, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Prior working experience with International development agencies will be an added advantage for this position.

This position will be ideal for a Nigerian national with substantial international experience and exposure., accordingly , the remuneration package has been tailored to attract candidates with this profile. However, local terms and conditions will apply. The,post will be based in Ikoyi, Lagos but will require periodic travel to the states in which we


Closing date for submission of applications is Friday 29th April, 2011. 

Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to successful candidate commencing work as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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