Graduate Jobs at Lagos Business School (LBS)

The 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.

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria.
Job Description:
  • The Nigeria NPAP is looking for a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor to promote and mainstream gender and inclusivity considerations throughout the partnership’s activities, approaches, and deliverables.
  • The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor will lead on two main deliverables: the Gender and Social Context Assessment and the Intersectional Gender and Inclusion Strategy.

Essential Duties/Key Job Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of the National GESI Advisor are as follows:

Deliverables and Description
Oversee the Gender and Social Context Assessment:

  • National GESI Advisor to support the development of analysis to understand the gender and social inequalities within the existing national plastics economy and the underlying gender and social norms, roles, and relationships that lead to these inequalities. The context assessment will be conducted in collaboration with a research organization selected through RFP.
  • Analysis should include gender and social issues related to plastics’ production, consumption, management, and disposal. It should also look at marginalized communities disproportionately affected by plastic pollution and gender and social inequalities within the solutions to plastic pollution, such as financing obstacles for plastic alternatives, etc.
  • Provide a critical stakeholder assessment alongside insight into gaps and means for supporting equal access in the circular economy.
  • Discuss national regulatory, market, and social preparedness for supporting and participating women and traditionally marginalized communities across the plastics value chain.
  • The work will include but is not limited to:
    • Overseeing the research firm in their selection, planning, qualitative research, analysis, and report drafting
    • Building relationships with key GESI advocates and potential influencers across sectors, especially within the government, to ensure all stakeholders are included in the report creation process
    • Supporting the development of a brief on the state of the current gender discussion in Nigeria in policy and in the society from literature review and interviews (for example, the National Gender Framework)
    • Assess the best available quantitative gender-disaggregated data on plastics and discuss the gap in data where appropriate from literature review and interviews, especially with plastics stakeholders and members of the NPAP
    • Conduct and support key informant interviews beyond the easily identified plastics stakeholders, seeking out the voices of underrepresented and marginalized communities, considering class, ethnicity, language, wealth, geographic, gender differences, and disability. Informal economy workers should be represented.
    • Support the analysis, drafting, review, and dissemination of a report on the research findings
    • Lead the community dissemination plan for applying insights from the report, including designing and hosting meetings and workshops with relevant stakeholders who can influence the system to be more equitable
    • Provide recommendations on ways to improve the multistakeholder action map to incorporate gender considerations throughout
  • Expected Timeline: 3-4 weeks

Develop Intersectional Gender and Inclusion Strategy:

  • Based on a template provided to the Global Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor, develop an Intersectional Gender and Inclusion Strategy that will cover programmatic and institutional objectives for the NPAP to meet along with concrete actions to meet these objectives.
  • The Strategy will be based on gender and social context assessment findings. It will align with the National Action Roadmap to ensure plastic pollution objectives work in tandem with the gender and social objectives.
  • The strategy will prioritize actions that remedy and channel attention to more marginalized subpopulations (such as women living in the lowest wealth quintiles, in informal housing, or working in the informal economy) while at the same time addressing inequalities throughout the entire plastics value chain, as identified in the social context assessment.
  • Expected Timeline: 3-4 weeks

Provide gender and inclusion mainstreaming recommendations for the Action Roadmap:

  • The National GESI Advisor will prepare a brief for the drafters of the National Action Roadmap with recommendations for integrating gender and social considerations into the main body of the Roadmap.
  • The National GESI Advisor will then review the draft of the National Action Roadmap for its gender responsiveness and will identify further opportunities for integrating a gender and inclusion lens throughout the roadmap, including gender-sensitive policy options, some gender-targeted actions, gender-disaggregated data collection, and other essential recommendations for a holistic gender responsive and inclusive approach to plastic action in the country
  • Expected Timeline: 1-2 weeks

Provide ongoing recommendations, workshops, and Communications to integrate GESI across key NPAP deliverables, initiatives, and actions:

  • The National Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor will act as the point of contact for integrating gender responsive and inclusive approaches across the NPAP, including
  • The NPAP Task Forces focused on inclusivity, behaviour change, metrics, policy, innovation, and financing.
  • The GESI Advisor will participate in a select Task Force.
  • The GESI Advisor will also oversee the management of the NPAP community as it relates to gender equality and social inclusion, building relationships with critical advocates, socializing insights, and hosting training and workshops to translate insights into action.
  • Meetings provide feedback on opportunities to integrate gender-responsive and inclusive approaches throughout the decisions and recommendations made by the Task Forces.
  • The GESI Advisor manages the ongoing commitments of the NPAP Secretariat and community to the GESI Strategy, regularly assessing progress and building agreements to ensure the objectives implement in the strategy.
  • The GESI Advisor will work with the other NPAP advisors and the GPAP GESI Advisor to elevate the visibility of GPAP and NPAP’s work through periodic blog posts, presentations, capacity- buildings, etc.
  • Expected Timeline: Ongoing

Lead and manage the establishment of the InclusivityTask Force:

  • Based on the needs of the local partnership, the GESI Advisor may determine that a vital enabler for gender-responsive and inclusive action across the NPAP is a Social Inclusion Task Force. In this case, the GESI Advisor will leverage their community-building skills to identify, host, and co-create the ongoing goals of a multistakeholder local inclusion task force from within the NPAP community.
  • The task force will serve to integrate gender-responsive and inclusive actions across the plastics value chain and work to make the GESI Strategy a reality.
  • The GESI Advisor may also identify additional opportunities for the task force and will ensure GESI insights are integrated across all the NPAPs activities and task forces.
  • The GESI Advisor will be responsible for ensuring the meaningful operation of the task force, whether this may include designing the structure, identifying chairs or co-chairs, convening the community, determining frequency, drafting agendas and long-term plans, and delegating necessary management to strong task force members who wish to contribute.
  • Expected Timeline: Ongoing
Qualifications and Requirements:

The ideal Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor candidate will exhibit:

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in Social Science, Public Policy, or another related major
  • At least three years of professional working experience in the development sector, with expertise on gender issues. Working on other equity issues (such as disability rights, rights of workers in the informal economy, non-discrimination, etc.) is desirable
  • Candidate to be Nigerian and legally able to work in Nigeria
  • Strong analytical skills in situation analysis and gender analysis
  • Demonstrated ability in engagement with the public and private sector
  • Strong academic research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English. Fluency in one or more Nigerian languages is desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and an organized thinker with the ability to juggle multiple priorities, handle assignments independently, and work under tight deadlines
  • High integrity, passion for sustainable development, and a good sense of humor preferred
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Internet, and virtual meeting tools.

Nigeria’s National Plastic Action Partnership Manager

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria.
Job Description:
  • The manager manages all activities of Nigeria’s NPAP.

Essential Duties / Key Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the identification, organization, and management of NPAP members, including a Steering Board, Technical Committee, Task Forces, and a wider community. Managing the NPAP involves facilitating meetings, briefing the NPAP chair, creating meeting content under the guidance of the NPAP chair, and managing all logistics for meetings, workshops, roundtables, and other formats of convening.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of strategic activities of NPAP in 2022 and beyond that accelerate progress in reaching reduction/elimination of plastic pollution leakage goals through policy, business shifts, improved public awareness, and sustainable financing mechanisms.
  • Managing and monitoring the overall NPAP progress to ensure the deliverables are completed promptly.
  • Support in identifying strategic investment partners and investment opportunities for plastic action.
  • The Manager is expected to drive the Nigeria NPAP towards the following outcomes:
  • Development of a robust governance structure, including engagement and participation of the NPAP Steering Board and Task Forces towards a clear 2022-2025 strategy with clear responsibilities for each member organization to work collaboratively on the implementation of the identified priority actions (to be identified in collaboration with the government and outlined in the Action Roadmap).
  • Development of platform infrastructure and community, including engagement of key regional stakeholders to build a wider NPAP community and increase ownership of the NPAP agenda by plastic producers, plastic users, consumers, collectors, pickers, governments, and others, including but not limited to the private sector and civil society organizations.
  • Connectivity and communication of partners’ initiatives: Improved visibility of the initiatives of GPAP/NPAP partners in the country/region, facilitating action-focused collaboration and learning opportunities both within Nigeria and across West Africa.
  • Support Delivery Teams in the development of the national action roadmap, a tailored plan that summarizes the recommended actions and milestones for solving country-specific plastic waste issues
  • Development of the national plastic financing roadmap, tailored recommendations for creating a financial environment that enables the realization of the national action roadmap and incentivizes and de-risks investments
  • Identification of opportunities to accelerate action for a new plastic circular economy.

Key Tasks
Under the guidance of the NPAP Steering Board (particularly the chairperson) and in coordination with the Director of GPAP, the Manager will have the following responsibilities:

Support the launch, development, and management of the Nigeria NPAP:

  • Support the identification and organization of the NPAP members, which will ultimately include a Steering Board of approximately 20 members (CEO/Director General-level) and Task Forces (each Task Force comprises 10-20 members, number of Task Forces TBD) and a wider community.
  • Contribute to the design and execution of an event to officially launch the Nigeria NPAP (including a relevant press conference with government counterparts and other awareness campaigns).
  • Support and manage activities for developing the Nigeria NPAP Action Roadmap in collaboration with Government and key stakeholders.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the members of the GPAP Steering Board based in the region, facilitating their participation in the Steering Board meetings, and taking primary responsibility for onboarding new members as directed by the NPAP chair, GPAP Director and Steering Board.
  • Manage the NPAP and support the strategic development and implementation of priority actions in collaboration with the Government and key stakeholders.
  • Act as program manager for the national strategic initiative of NPAP, supporting the Nigeria NPAP Steering Board and Task Forces in coordinating implementation activities:
  • Support the NPAP chairperson to facilitate and organize all NPAP activities and, in coordination with the GPAP Secretariat, lead the recruitment of potential NPAP partners within Nigeria.
  • Act as the lead for preparing and delivering the Nigerian Steering Board Meetings, collaborating with the GPAP Global Secretariat, proposing the agenda and work plans for discussion and moderating the meetings and calls. Preparation includes logistics, event programming, and the selection and on-site management of subcontractors and service providers for the professional execution of the event.

3 ToR – NPAP Manager:

  • Take leadership in organizing and delivering workshops that help bring together organizations focusing on mitigating plastic pollution from private and public organizations to share best practices, focus on specific strategic issues and initiatives, and catalyze change while scaling and replicating positive examples and best-in-class models.
  • Contribute to the preparation and execution of the national and global communication activities of GPAP. Activities may be proposed during each planning year (e.g., to benefit from key engagement and communication opportunities subject to the agreement of the Forum and LBS Sustainability Centre).
  • Curate the Nigeria NPAP spaces on the GPAP Digital Collaboration Platform (TopLink), coordinate the input or partners’ initiatives in the GPAP Initiative Map, and coordinate the input of regional activities in the GPAP Annual Report.
  • Contribute to the design and execution of GPAP events

Contribute to research and evaluation:

  • Collaborate in developing reports and issue briefs for relevant stakeholders on plastic waste and pollution.
  • Synthesize lessons learned and experiences, publish findings in reports, and issue briefs.
  • Review existing literature, studies, news, and events related to plastic pollution and waste.

National Coordination Governance:

  • In performing the Manager’s duties, the organization’s employee or contractor will seek the guidance of the NPAP Steering Board and others as recommended by the GPAP Secretariat.
  • On an operational basis, the Manager will liaise with the GPAP Secretariat at the World Economic Forum in Geneva to ensure coordination between the national, regional, and global activities of GPAP.
  • The Manager is bound to submit financial, progress, and impact reporting on a routine basis (either bi-annually or monthly, depending on the report type) to GPAP Secretariat at the WEF. In addition, regular communication by e-mail and phone between the LBS Sustainability Centre and the GPAP Secretariat to help create visibility over critical activities, outcomes, and expenses as well as to provide guidance and support in times of critical events and milestone activities.
  • The Manager is expected to comply with reporting frameworks agreed on with GPAP Secretariat and LBS Sustainability Centre.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development, Public Policy, or other related major is preferred
  • Must have 6-8 years of experience in project management
  • Candidate to be Nigerian and legally able to work in Nigeria
  • Experience working on sustainable supply chain issues
  • Strong professional network in Nigeria, both with the public and private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to work across the public and private sector
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Excellent English, both verbal and written. Fluency in one or more Nigerian languages is desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and facilitation skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Internet, and virtual meeting tools.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (CV and Cover Letter) to: using the Position as the subject of the email.

Deadline: Jul 29, 2022

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x