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R&D Assistant Manager N&HR&D Assistant Manager N&H(
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Unposting Date
 : Jun-19-2014, 12:59:00 AM

 : Full-time

Primary Location
 : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun - Head Office


Unilever Nigeria is looking to hire an Expert in Nutrition & Health management

The employee contributes to growth by driving Nutrition & Health (N&H) for brands, categories and corporate. Based on local market insights manages N&H risks and opportunities wrt portfolio and claims and deploys centrally developed N&H communication packages / initiatives.

Main Accountabilities
•Understand brand / category strategy and N&H environment (policies, consumers, markets, competitors, health influencers) and share these with GDC or RDC to identify nutrition and health opportunities (key cells).
•Contribute to the claims co-generation process by identifying risk / opportunities and sharing these in early stages with the GDC / RDC.
•Proactively manage associated risks of centrally agreed claims by creating a local support for our claims, preparing spokespeople to deal with external Qs and by monitoring issues and timely involving relevant stakeholders.
•Deploying centrally developed N&H communication approach and materials for both “health influencers” (experts, health care professionals, NGOs, GOs, media, social networks and customers) and consumers aimed at influencing local consumer behaviour to create demand for Unilever products in an effective way.
•Accountable for N&H soundness of related local communications for health influencers, media and consumers.
•Champion USLP Health & Wellbeing commitments by driving quality of nutritional data in our databases, monitoring portfolio status and identifying and flagging issues and opportunities.
•The above mentioned accountabilities apply also for local jewels, but country N&H manager is responsible for design and clearance of N&H claims and communication materials.
•Leverage expertise, best practice and learning across countries and brands via relevant networks (e.g. Unilever Nutrition Network)

Relevant Experience Required:
•3 years of relevant working experience in a relevant discipline such as R&D, Nutrition & health in FMCG, Public Health, Communication, Science.

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Location: Not Specified
Experience: 3 year(s)
Course of Study: Public Health
Required Grade: Not Specified
Pension Funds Administrator
Pension Funds Administrator(
Job Number:

Unposting Date
 : Jun-18-2014, 12:59:00 AM

 : Full-time

Primary Location
 : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun - Head Office


Unilever Nigeria is looking for an Internal Fund Administrator of their Pension, Savings and Provident Funds. The role is appointed by and accountable to the Board of Trustees.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the below:

·       Carrying out the day to day administration of the funds on behalf of the board of trustees.

·       Ensuring that the Board’s decisions are carried out.

·       Ensuring that the funds comply with all laws and regulations.

·       Ensuring that the funds fulfil regulatory obligations for returns and submissions.

·       Ensuring that the funds are administered in accordance with Corporate Pensions Policy.

·       Ensuring that service providers meet their contractual obligations.

·       Ensuring that Funds meet good governance criteria as agreed with the trustees.

·       Ensuring that innovation opportunities are taken whenever possible.

·       Attending to Pensioners’ requests on all 3 funds

 Principal Activities

1.     Ensure that the day to day activities of the funds are managed according to best practice, within statutory regulations and guidelines, according to generally accepted accounting practice and as instructed by the board of Trustees.  This includes but is not limited to:

2.     Remittance of monthly statutory deductions with contribution schedule to Pension Fund Administrators (PFA’s).

3.     Ensuring accurate and timely processing of pensioners payments by Fund Managers.

4.     Processing and forwarding completed Annuitants Verification form to Fund Managers.

5.     Assistance with the retirement process for retirees and withdrawal benefits in the case of resignations from the funds.

6.     Provision of correct information to members on Investment and Annuity choices.

7.     Liaison with, agreeing scope of service, and monitoring the performance of service providers.

8.     Ensuring that interfaces with Members and Trustees are effective and efficient.

9.     Ensure that there is a thorough understanding and application of the regulatory environment governing pension funds in Nigeria.  This includes:

10.   Pension Fund Act, PENCOM Regulations and pension fund circulars as issued from time to time.

11.   Financial Services Board and it’s operations.

12.   Accounting for pension funds.

13.   Tax and treasury regulations.

14.   Global Pension Policies

15.   Provide guidance to the board of trustees on the above matters.  (The IFA does not have a vote at Board meeting but should provide meaningful contribution to ensure unbiased decision making of the board).

16.   Implement changes to pension fund administration as required from time to time.

17.   Liaison on life insurance and medical benefits (post retirement) as they relate to the pension benefits and Total Benefit

18.   Drive the Fund’s communication and education programme.

19.   Lead projects that involve the fund.

20.   Identify areas in which the fund could innovate benefits, administration or communication.

21.   Formulate responses to complaints lodged  in respect of the  Funds.

22.   Drive continuous education for Trustees

23.   Ensure the governance of Trustees meetings is adhered to – i.e. Trustees meetings are convened and attended by a quorum once a quarter

24.   Document and circulate accurate minutes of Trustees’ meetings and follow up on all actions

 Candidate requirements
·          Bachelors Degree

·          At least 5 years post qualification experience.

·          Strong influencing skills, strong team management skills.

·          Candidate must be self driven

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Location: Lagos
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified
SHE & Security Manager(
Job Number:

Unposting Date
 : Jun-18-2014, 12:59:00 AM

 : Full-time

Primary Location
 : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun - Head Office

 : Day Job

 : Supply Chain

 : No


Main Job Purpose:

The Country SHE and Security  Manager  has overall responsibility for managing Safety, Health , Environment  and Security improvement activities to achieve excellence at all Manufacturing and Non-manufacturing sites in the country.  These sites include Agbara and Oregun factories , the Head offices, sales offices, R&D centers, distribution centers, and merchandizers.  S/he works with Supply Chain teams to develop the local SHE and Security Strategy and improvement plans and supports the deployment of group safety strategies in order to achieve sustainable SHE excellence by reducing injuries, illnesses and environmental impact as measured in the core KPIs. S/he also has responsibility for leading the Community of Practice of SHE professionals and overseeing legal compliance of all sites in the country. S/he represents the country/cluster in the Group forums and vice versa.

Key Accountabilities:
•Deploy the global/cluster SHE and Security strategy, policy and standards in the non-manufacturing sites to achieve excellent sustainable results
•Manage the SHE and Security teams responsible to deliver Occupational Health, Safety , Environment and Security results
•Drive safety , security and environment risk assessment in the non-manufacturing sites and develop/implement appropriate controls 
•Reduce the non-manufacturing sites’ environmental impact in the areas of COD, hazardous & non-hazardous waste, SOx & CO2 emissions and water & energy consumption
•Lead the SHE Pillar in accordance with ManEx
•Develop a thorough understanding of the Unilever BBS Program and support deployment in the site
•Support the application of Unilever guidelines and procedures for Process Safety assessment (SIMAS) primarily in the R&D sites
•Monitor non-manufacturing sites legal compliance an ensure they meet all local/national regulatory requirements and Unilever standards, provide advice on national SHE legislation requirements & implement relevant procedures and policies  
•Oversee the legal compliance of all manufacturing sites in the country/cluster
•Work closely with Occupational Health personnel to identify and mitigate risks which may lead to occupational ill health
•Assist the Cluster SC VP in leading and developing the internal crisis committees and safety committee; support site leaders in the country/cluster in serious incident investigation and analysis
•Assist the relevant VP to lead the Country  Safe Travel Committee and ensure compliance with safe travel training and reporting requirements
•Develop and deploy internal SHE auditing and inspection systems, participate in audits of other Unilever organisations as required
•Advise line management in all accident/incident investigations
•Conduct trend analysis from incidents, near misses and safe behaviour observations
•Oversee professional SHE  and Security skills in the sites , determine training needs and assist in delivery of training programs
•Lead the community of practice of SHE and Security professionals (manufacturing and non-manufacturing) to ensure sharing of best practice and effective communication to and from Group.
•Oversee OS/EPR/SHE PAR reporting in non manufacturing within the cluster for accuracy and timeliness

Profesional Experience Required

•University degree in Science or Engineering
•Qualifications required by local regulatory authorities
•5 - 10 years Experience in Supply Chain.
•Excellent knowledge of SHE management systems and standards- ISO Standards.
•Good knowledge of Process Safety.
•Good Interpersonal relation (Influencing others)
•Bias for action
•Good Observation and Auditing skills.


•Advanced degree in Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Sustainability

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Location: Lagos
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified