The Centre for Financial Studies, a subsidiary of CIBN (Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria), the umbrella professional body for bankers in Nigeria, in conjunction with Lagos Business School, an institution of higher learning and a specialist in knowledge generation and dissemination is seeking to engage a qualified candidate for the position of Head, Centre for Financial Studies.

To further drive the Research objectives of the Centre, the qualified candidate for the role of Head, Centre for Financial Studies will be responsible for the under listed.

Job Title: Head, Centre for Financial Studies

Reports To: Advisory Board (CIBN) Directly Supervises: Research Assistants

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Advisory Board of CIBN, the job holder’s responsibilities include:
Provide strategic leadership for the Centre.
Present a yearly advancement/grant writing action plan to the advisory board.
Manage and monitor departmental budgets. Plan and drive strategies for achieving target revenue and Centre deliverables
Develop evaluation tools to continuously monitor programme implementation and delivery to ensure quality assurance.
Organise all Centre events and programmes as well as coordinate all related activities.
Constantly publish research outcomes in relevant journals and any other media.
Provide regular information regarding the Centre’s activities to all stakeholders.
Represent the Centre at meetings and events with key organisations.
Any other specific or adhoc duty to be assigned by the Advisory Board from time to time.

Generic Competencies
High ethical standards
Leadership and networking skills
Customer service skills
Planning and organisational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to think strategically
Ability to manage self
Flexible and adaptable

Technical Competencies
Research oriented
Fund raising skills
Budgeting and financial analysis
Relationship management
Strong reporting and presentation skills
Knowledge of business and economic fundamentals
Consultancy skills

Minimum qualification & Experience
Academic Qualification: Minimum of a MBA or MSc. A PhD is an added advantage
Professional Qualification: Membership of a related professional body is an advantage
Cognate Experience: Minimum of Twenty (20) years experience in a business development function of a medium or large organisation. Five (5) of which must be research based.

Method of Application
Interested candidates should send their CV to by March 21, 2014. Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. LBS offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants.

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