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Vacancies At Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Foundation

Date Posted: 01/Feb/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Foundation (OOPLF), located in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, is the first Presidential Library in Africa. The main focus of the centre is the promotion of excellence in knowledge, history, learning, hospitality, tourism and service through the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of resources relating to the life, career and ideals of Olusegun Obasanjo.


Notably, construction work at the Foundation’s complex, comprising, Museum and Exhibition, Archives and Information Management Resource centres and many other ventures is nearing completion, so, it has become imperative to search for suitably qualified foreign professional candidates with international experience and exposure and, interest to work in an historic and calm city in Nigeria, to apply for a leading position in OOPLF as – Head Facilities Management/Security Department.


Facilities Manager

Job description

  1. Develop and implement a strategy for Facility Management and the management of modern Hi- Tech security systems for the organization;
  2. Plan and manage facilities of a large office complex; plan for future development of complex in line with strategic business objectives, ensuring buildings and facilities meet government regulations, environmental, health, safety and security standards;
  3. Organise for adequate security of the office complex, applying the use of modern security equipment and services;
  4. Project management, oversee and coordinate the work of contractors to ensure building works, fences and renovations are completed satisfactorily and maintained well after completion;
  5. Oversee and supervise Physical Planning and development; Landscape/Gardens/ Environment;
  6. Plan, allocate and manage space within buildings, allocate parking spaces, ensuring best allocation and utilization of space and resources for new buildings, or reorganising current premises;
  7. Coordinate, supervise the maintenance unit responsible for building maintenance and all repairs, making sure all office equipment, furniture, tools are functioning well; supervise the  inspection of  buildings, facilities etc to know when repairs are needed;
  8. Responsible for analyzing utility bills including energy expenditures, plan for efficiency in costs and services;
  9. Take inventory of OOPL’s facilities and equipment; maintain accurate records with regards to annual inspection of equipment and general preventive maintenance;

10. Develop Facility Management Guidelines- such as safety rules and regulations etc; disseminate information to both internal and external clients; manage communication about facility use;

11. Train staff about health and safety and in basic and advanced security;

12. Respond appropriately to emergencies and urgent issues as they may arise.

Desired Skills and Experience

This position reports to the Group General Manager.


The ideal candidate must have knowledge and experience in diverse areas of engineering, building, mechanical, electrical, electronics, roads, drainages, fences, water and water systems. The candidate must have knowledge and experience in managing security systems, must be capable to provide leadership and guidance to a multi-disciplinary team. (Facilities Management, Modern High Tech security systems, physical planning and development, maintenance and repairs)  Excellent organizational skills, ability to work with different groups, strong interpersonal and communication skills are also essential skills for this position.


  1. BSc, MSc in Building Engineering; Estate Management and Facility Management;
  2. 5- 10 years of international work experience in facilities management, building engineering, qualifications and experience in  related disciplines including estate management, surveying, mechanical, electrical, electronics, roads, drainages, fences, water and water systems;
  3. Accredited qualification in Facilities Management;
  4. Qualification, knowledge or experience in managing a broad range of high tech, security systems;
  5. Technically competent with excellent problem solving skills;
  6. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management skills; ability to write analytical reports, create presentations, prepare statistical reports;
  7. Strong managerial skills; Capability to supervise multi-disciplinary team;
  8. Good interpersonal and communication  skills;
  9. Initiative, drive for result, strong organizational skills and ability to work well with people;

10. Experience and knowledge of how to plan and deliver training activities, prepare training materials, lead and conduct training programmes for technical staff;




Head of Business Development

Job description

 The ideal candidate must have considerable amount of work experience in tourism, sales and marketing with business management qualifications. The candidate must be dynamic, versatile and creative with good presentation skills and passion for developing and promoting tourism products and services: must have strong motivation to increase sales, also, have excellent leadership skills and ability to manage a team of marketing/sales officers to meet sales targets.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Research market trends in hospitality and tourism industry, develop and  implement a marketing strategy, including online marketing ideas and programmes aimed at generating and increasing  sales for the organization;
  2. Prepare and submit a work plan that outlines key initiatives for revenue growth; Supervise all revenue generating Unit;
  3. Supervise a team of marketing/sales managers to plan the marketing of the conference facilities and services owned by the organization, as well as, the tourist and recreational facilities and services at the office complex;
  4. Identify and follow up on new tourism business opportunities, plan and prepare presentations to prospective clients; establish and build relationships with new clients, grow and retain accounts with existing clients; maintain client database for follow up actions;
  5. Oversee the development of marketing materials- flyers, brochures, posters etc;
  6. Promote the brand  of the organization in Nigeria and internationally; consult the management about business trends with a view of developing new products and services, protect organization’s values, ensuring new services  are aligned  with organization’s priorities and goals;
  7. Create marketing campaigns and deliver campaigns within timescales, to maximize revenue generation for the organization;
  8. Plan and organize promotional events and evaluate their success;
  9. Keep up to date with new social media tools and how organizations are using them; develop other innovative ways to sell new products and services;

10. Develop e-tourism platforms, including websites , build and maintain database of tourism contacts;

11. Prepare and submit variety of status reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis;

Perform any other duties as may be required

Desired Skills and Experience


  1. Must possess a first or second degree in Marketing, Communications, Economics or Business Administration. MBA is an added advantage;
  2. Five to ten years experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Administration preferably gained in an international organization or  a tourism or hospitality organization; Must be familiar with the aims and goals of the tourism industry;
  3. Ability and experience to develop and implement a marketing strategy; Able to take responsibility and demonstrated high level of integrity to work with all stakeholders;
  4. Proven track record of increasing revenue through generation of leads;
  5. Ability to build effective working relationships both within and outside the organization
  6. Target-driven, initiative-taking and entrepreneurial skills, self motivated and result oriented;
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  8. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Must understand internet communication strategies; excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.



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