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The Bible Society of Nigeria was founded on 8th February, 1966 through the pioneering efforts of the late Dr. Francis Ezeogo Akanu Ibiam, the first indigenous Governor of the defunct Eastern Region. Earlier in February, 1965 Dr. Ibiam had initiated a consultation with representatives of most of the Churches [Church organizations] in Nigeria on the need to form a national Bible Society in Nigeria. It was the unanimous decision of that meeting that The Bible Society of Nigeria be formed which consequently led to its formation and inauguration on February 8, 1966.

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Before 1966, The Society was under the supervision of the British and Foreign Bible Society [BFBS] which had operated in Nigeria as far back as 1807. Then the Bible House, Apapa was serving as a distribution centre to other neighbouring West African countries.

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  1. Distribution Manager
  2. Territorial Distribution Officer
  3. Fundraising Officer
  4. Proofreader / Copy Editor
  5. Programmes Officer
  6. Donors / Members Relation Officer (DMRO)
  7. Bookshop Assistant
  8. Data Entry Assistant
  9. Audit Assistant

1. Distribution Manager

Key Responsibilities

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  • Coordinates and directs the overall distribution activities of the society to achieve organizational goals.
  • Ensure prompt positioning of products to distribution outlets and customers pan Nigeria.
  • Planning, forecasting, implementation of marketing programmes and nationwide distribution of products in a way that facilitates distribution and creates warehouse space.
  • Ensuring consistent growth in customer base and sound customer relationship management as well as organizing customer service forums regionally and nationally.
  • Ideation and implementation of innovative product and market developmental initiatives.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND, MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 8 years
  • Location: Lagos

Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Preferred candidate must have First Degree or HND qualification in Marketing, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines including membership of a recognized marketing or similar professional institution.
  • Possession of an MBA certificate will be an added advantage.

Personnel Specification(s):

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  • High level of computer literacy and working knowledge of Sage 50 application.
  • Excellent market research/application skills.
  • Very strong distribution, marketing and driving skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the diversity of the Nigerian Bible market, international marketing, and publishing Process.
  • Must have a high standard of transparency and integrity.

2. Territorial Distribution Officer

Key Responsibilities

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  • Responsible for distribution activities at the assigned location.
  • Planning, forecasting, and implementation of marketing programmes in a way that facilitates distribution and creates warehouse space.
  • Ensuring broad customer base and sound Customer relationship management.
  • Responsible for expanding the customer base by developing new customers and channels of distribution.
  • Good Inventory management of the Society’s scripture stock nationwide.
  • Product and market development through creativity and innovation.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years

Requirements

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  • Minimum of 3 years marketing, distribution, or business development experience in a structured environment.
  • First Degree or HND in Marketing, Distribution, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines.
  • Professional certification from a recognized body will be an added advantage.

Personnel Specification(s):

  • Working knowledge of Sage 50 application.
  • Good knowledge of Nigerian Bible market diversity.
  • Excellent flair for figures and product codes.
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to analyze and interpret distribution data and trends.

3. Fundraising Officer

Key Responsibilities

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  • Developing strategies to source and raise funds for the execution of projects and programmes of the organization.
  • Managing new and existing donors/members of the organization.
  • Prospecting and enlist new donors / members.
  • Being an active tean member of programmes & events planning for the organisation.
  • Relating with and speaking at Churches / Christian bodies fellowship to ensure their support for the organisation.
  • Effectively managing assigned donors / members to ensure their maximum endorsement and support for the organisation.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Location: Lagos

Requirements

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  • Relevant similar work experience in a structured environment.
  • Minimum of First Degree or HND qualification in Social Sciences, Humanities or related disciplines.

Personnel Specification(s):

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  • Strong command of written and spoken English.
  • Computer Literacy with proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • An excellent (Digital) marketer with a proven track record of meeting targets.
  • Must be highly creative and innovative with the ability to develop new products.
  • Excellent team player with great relationship management skills.

4. Proofreader / Copy Editor

Key Responsibilities

  • Resolving queries directly with the Typesetters and Translators e.g: style and text inconsistencies.
  • Sub-editing text written by several authors to ensure consistent house style.
  • Preparing preliminary pages for the title, contents, and preface of a publication.
  • Identifying the common proof errors that are often missed by Translators.
  • Using a structured proofreading process to ensure error-free copy.
  • Responsible for the editorial work of all Publications of The Bible Society of Nigeria.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Lagos

Requirements

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  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Translator / Editor / Publishing Officer in a reputable publishing organization.
  • Minimum of First Degree in English Language, Linguistics, or Mass Communication with working knowledge in Biblical Studies (Theology) background from a recognized university.

Personnel Specification(s):

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  • Versatility in IT. Skills especially Microsoft Office.
  • A high-level oral and written communication skill.
  • High level of concentration, accuracy, and great attention to detail.
  • Tact and diplomacy for negotiating changes with Translators and typesetters.

5. Programmes Officer

Key Responsibilities

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  • Execution of existing programmes in a more creative way and initiation of life changing programmes that are targeted at different categories of Nigerians.
  • Ensuring prompt response to national issues using relevant programmes while projecting the image of the Society.
  • Initiating quality programmes that can attract international support, proper management, timely reporting and the continuous engagement of people on the programme database.
  • Proper planning and management of feedback from the impact assessment of all programmes.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Lagos

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of similar work experience in a structured environment.
  • Must have B.Sc / HND qualification in Social Sciences or Project Management. Other Related professional certification is an added advantage.

Personnel Specification(s):

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  • Excellent Planning and Organisation skills.
  • Must possess Social / Interpersonal, effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Must possess strong Problem-solving and Decision-making skills
  • Proficient use of the computer and vast use of social media is a must.
  • Must be assertive and have an eye for details.
  • Must be a multi-skilled individual with a speed of delivery and highly creative.

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6. Donors / Members Relation Officer (DMRO)

Key Responsibilities

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  • Using database on donors/members to delineate them into categories for effective management.
  • Ensuring that donors and members are always updated with BSN programmes and developments of the organization.
  • Ensuring donors/members receive related pecks as and when due.
  • Maintain contacts with donors/members of the BSN on regular basis via monthly goodwill wishes, their birthdays, church anniversary, marriage anniversary, naming ceremonies of their children and soon, provided we are aware based on a deliberate effort to get such information.
  • Essentially ensuring that members and donors become ambassadors of the organization through effective relationships.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Lagos

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in Customer relations or similar role
  • Minimum of First Degree or HND qualification in the Social Sciences or Humanities. Additional qualification and membership of a professional body will be added advantage.

Personnel Specification(s):

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  • Excellent team player with the ability to work in a target driven environment.
  • Strong command of spoken English and ability to write proposals and letters flawlessly.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and sound digital marketing.
  • Excellent customer relations skills.
  • Ability to relate with Churches of all denominations.

7. Bookshop Assistant

Key Responsibilities

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  • Ensure the achievement of the yearly set target on Bible distribution by making available Scriptures to customers in the coverage area based on BSN’s distribution and discount policies as structured by the Management.
  • Breaking into new grounds in market and product development.
  • Carrying out other marketing roles that will ensure demands.
  • Ensuring effective products display and space management in the bookshop.
  • Providing accurate and prompt market intelligence reports to the Manager- Distribution.
  • Maintaining daily ledger posting and monthly reconciliation, generates daily reports from point of distribution.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: OND, Secondary School (SSCE)
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Lagos, Oyo

Requirements

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  • Minimum of 2 years of similar experience in a structured environment.
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate or National Diploma in Marketing, Business Administration, or any other related field.

Personnel Specification(s):

  • Highly numerate or good with figures, possess good negotiation and listening skills.
  • Being sound health-wise as s/he may be required to embark on out-station distribution during conferences and book fairs.
  • Proficiency in Computer Software applications such as Sage 50.

8. Data Entry Assistant

Key Responsibilities

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  • Records all payments into a register.
  • Inputting all payments from donors, members, and areas Into the Kingdom Project platform.
  • Packaging and monitoring all souvenirs /correspondences due for dispatch to donors and members such as letters, annual reports, Sower magazine etc.
  • Create all new members categories and donors.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: OND, Secondary School (SSCE)
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Lagos

Requirements

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  • Minimum of 2 years cognate experience
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate or National Diploma in any discipline.

Personnel Specification(s):

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  • Good command of English both spoken and written.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites.

9. Audit Assistant

Key Responsibilities

  • Auditing of the activities of assigned BSN depots, Areas’ activities and the Bible Guesthouse.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with BSN and Bible Guest House policies.
  • Monitoring staff advances and recovering debts and report the true state of same to the Divisional Manager.
  • Ensuring strict adherence to necessary controls put in place to detect and prevent errors and frauds early.
  • Reporting every observed variance or breach of BSN and Bible Guest House operational standards promptly and effectively.
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND, OND
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Lagos

Requirements

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  • Minimum of 2 years cognate experience in an Internal Audit or Finance function in a reputable organization.
  • Minimum of National Diploma in Accounting and / or ATS.

Personnel Specification(s):

  • Good and practical knowledge of accounting software preferably Sage 50.
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Self-driven with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates who must be practicing Christians should send their updated CV and Application Letter in Word or PDF to: vacancy@biblesociety-nigeria.org using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email.

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Application Deadline: 5th April, 2022.

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