Latest Job Opportunities at Lagos Business School (LBS)

Lagos Business School is committed to creating and transmitting management and business knowledge based on a Christian conception of the human person and of economic activity relevant to Nigeria and Africa at large. We strive to be a world class business school which will have a significant impact on the practice of management.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Research Manager

Location: Lagos

Essential Duties / Key Job Roles and Responsibilities
Include but not limited to the following:

Critical Skills:

Leadership:

  • Provide adequate leadership to the MSAs to achieve their target in the first two years of their career with LBS
  • Provide supervision, guidance and support to direct reports
  • Manage the performance of Research Assistants.

Research Skill:

  • Evidence of scholarship in research. Must have published at least 5 papers in a peer review journal.

Grant Proposal Skill:

  • Identify prospective funding sources, new funding initiatives and support for current research projects.
  • Manage application for external research grant including proposal development, budgeting, completion of proposal forms, progress report submission, expenditure reconciliation, research compliance requirements, subcontracts, renewals, exit and sponsors term and conditions.
  • Liaising with funding bodies on their procedures, regulations, terms and condition to ensure these are adhered to in a timely and accurate manner.

Others:

  • Maintain liaison and effective communication and build beneficial relationship with individuals and organizations at various levels across the research community.
  • Provide technical support to the Research Director in strategic planning and implementation of policies and procedures to promote research activities in the faculty.
  • Identify prospective participants and coordinate development of faculty interdisciplinary research teams and proposals.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences that enhance research funding opportunities and profile.
  • Prepare substantive administrative reports and documents. Manage varying voluminous caseload of complex assignments and projects from multiple sponsors requiring deadlines and timely submissions.
  • Represent the unit in committees and relevant university meetings.
  • Oversee that institutions research outputs and academic publications are on the university website, ensuring accuracy and quality.
  • Any other specific or ad hoc duty to be assigned by line manager from time to time.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of new research funding and grant opportunities secured
  • Rate of rejection of research proposals based on non-adherence to donor criteria.
  • Feedback from customers internal and external
  • Valuation of relationships established with donor agencies
  • Level of awareness on the institutions research profile and capabilities within the academic and research community.
  • Accuracy in budgeting and efficiency in financial management of research projects
  • Efficiency in managing LBS case catalogue and ECCH case registration process

Qualifications

  • Good First and Master’s Degree in Social Sciences.

Professional Qualification:

  • An MBA is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years in administrative position with at least 3 years in supervisory level.
  • Experience gained in Higher Education or reputable organization with interest in funding research projects will be an advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Planning and Organizational skills and initiative
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High integrity, reliability and confidentiality
  • Supervisory skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to details
  • Knowledge of Budgeting and project management
  • Knowledge of research grant administration
  • Knowledge of contract administration
  • Knowledge of proposal writing
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Experience of policy drafting
  • Experience of operations of research funding and donor agencies
  • Secretarial skills
  • Public Relations skills.

 

 

 

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Location: Lagos

Purpose of Position

  • This position reports to the Director of the LBS Public Sector Initiative and entails undertaking analysis and research independently and within a team approach in a fast-moving and changing environment, often involving multiple stakeholders.
  • The position will involve working at the School’s research departments and knowledge centres. Presentation and communication of research and research results to a variety of audiences and in different venues is also involved (i.e. presentations at conferences, workshops, team meetings as well as in various written publications). Peak times will occur near deadlines for reporting analysis and results to project stakeholders.
  • This position involves coordination with multiple stakeholders, survey and interview administration, data compilation and analysis of population data and policies related to public-private sector partnerships, sustainable and inclusive economic development especially in Nigeria.
  • Critically, this position will require good understanding of business, management, social/economic policies, and the workings of the public sector. This individual will primarily be engaged in research projects aligned with the public sector- ministries, organizations, state-owned firms, working collaboratively within a team of academics and industry stakeholders.
  • This individual will also be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of research assistants and therefore require strong skills in communication, organization, people management, and leadership.

Essential Key Responsibilities
Job Functions include but are not limited to:

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  • Development of research projects, review of the relevant literature, data gathering, application of appropriate theory and empirical analysis, development and assessment of results, development of policy implications and recommendations, and the writing and presentation of reports and other study products to stakeholders
  • Presentation and publication of high-quality policy papers.
  • Apply analysis involving anything from simple data regression models up to and including advanced econometric analytics, as well as graphic representation of conclusions and results.
  • Undertake a careful and insightful evaluation and interpretation of all analytical results. The candidate will assess and interpret results in the context of existing literature and policy recommendations
  • Organize time effectively so that research results are produced by set deadlines that support overall project timelines
  • Provide an evaluation of all policy implications of the results and develop carefully considered recommendations for practical and effective policy responses based on data analysis
  • Engage in stakeholder consultation and partner development meetings to guide analysis
  • Regularly updates project team on data collection and analysis, as well as prepare and present reports of results using excellent technical writing skills
  • Engage with project and research teams and external research collaborators to ensure consistency and organization within research projects, as well as to build and sustain research momentum.

Succession Plan:

  • The role should have a growth path into the role of faculty.

Requirements
Education:

  • PhD qualification in Economics, Public Policy, Business Management.

Experience:

  • 3 – 4 years postdoctoral research experience
  • Related work experience in public policy, advocacy and/or consulting.

Competencies Required:

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  • Database compilation and management experience
  • Knowledge of state and federal economic policies and programs in Nigeria.
  • Understanding of experimental design and scientific process
  • Knowledge of bibliographic research methods and familiarity with relevant databases essential
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Experience with software (Invivo), databases as well as Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Stata, Econometrics)
  • Experience managing complex projects and working collaboratively
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Proven ability to deliver high-quality publications and presentations.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and organize work, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in performance of day- to-day duties while remaining adaptable and flexible in a fast-moving and changing environment
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills for the collection, maintenance and organization of data and relevant literature
  • Ability to follow established procedures for research work, but also displays the ability to be innovative with respect to suggesting new procedures/evaluation methods.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Research Assistant

Location: Lagos

Key Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Carry out research with faculty (source for and gather data, review literature, analyze data, etc.).
  • Conduct preliminary studies and other fact finding assignments to facilitate research activities.
  • Write up, read up, and review research constantly
  • Seek out industry contacts for technical data and cases studies.
  • Liaise with industry managers for business data verification.
  • Interview firms to extract information for case studies, books, etc.
  • Develop and present complex reports on assigned tasks.
  • Develop self to enhance professional growth and quality of work.
  • Any other relevant responsibility assigned by faculty and line manager from time to time.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Concrete contributions to enable a variety of specific faculty publications.
  • Timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Constant improvement of quality of work output.
  • Feedback from Faculty/Line Manager.

Requirements
Education:

  • First or Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or related disciplines

Experience:

  • Experience in data collation/analysis in a medium or large scale organization or research institution.

Competencies Required:

  • Good quantitative and qualitative research methodology and data analysis skills
  • Good computer skills (including mastery of Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Proficiency in use of SPSS, LISREL, STATA, NVivo, or other data analysis packages, etc.
  • Transcribing skills
  • Data gathering skills (archival, field, etc.)
  • Knowledge of proofreading and referencing
  • Humility and tenacity.

 

 

 

Job Title: Video Editor / Graphics Designer

Location: Lagos

Key Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design and produce brochures and flyers from content provided by the market facing departments.
  • Design ATL, BTL and digital creative materials as requested by various departments.
  • Conceptualize and run the end-to-end process of video recordings for brand promotion and record keeping purposes (testimonials, programme overviews, event coverage, documentaries etc.)
  • Conceptualize and manage production of non-conventional video material (animated videos etc.)
  • Liaise with printers, photographers, videographers, advertising agencies and other vendors to obtain costs, prepare payments and receive finished work as required.
  • Manage all APCON related activities
  • Keep up-to-date record of work produced in the department (photos, videos, brochures, designs etc.)
  • Serve as quality controller for brand collaterals and branded items
  • Liaison with all internal and external parties on branding requirements for events and/or communication materials.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Producing error-free creative materials
  • Innovation in creative development
  • Completing assignments on schedule
  • Timeliness in delivering tasks
  • Efficient vendor management.

Qualifications

  • HND or Bachelor’s degree in design; or a combination of any other degree and certificate courses in creative design.

Experience:

  • 4 years experience in creative development and designs.

Required Skills:

  • Must be adept at using graphics and design software such as Corel Draw, Photoshop, Illustrator etc.
  • Must be familiar with video recording equipment and editing software, and have experience in video production; recording, editing, shot angles, etc.
  • Must be able to communicate ideas visually and through motion pictures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Should be able to plan and organize tasks.
  • Should have a keen eye for and attention to detail in order to assess photographs, graphic design, videos etc. and ultimately produce error free and excellent work.

Application Closing Date
27th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: careers@lbs.edu.ng using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
  • LBS offers equal employment opportunity.

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