Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

Sahara Group is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Front Desk Officer
Location: Nigeria
Key Deliverables

  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments.
  • Hear and resolve complaints from customers/clients or the public.
  • Collect, sort, distribute, or prepare mail, messages, or courier deliveries.
  • Greet persons entering establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations.
  • Provide information about establishment, such as location of departments or offices, employees within the organization, or services provided.
  • File and maintain records.
  • Analyze data to determine answers to questions from customers or members of the public.
  • Schedule appointments and maintain and update appointment calendars.
  • Supervision of Office Assistants in respect of janitorial services whilst maintaining the lobby or reception area.
  • Keep a current record of staff members’ whereabouts and availability.
  • Schedule space or equipment for special programs and prepare lists of participants.
  • Taking messages and relaying them to the relevant department/companies.
  • Administration of meeting rooms
  • Adhoc duties as advised.

Minimum Qualification / Experience:

  • First Degree from a reputable University
  • Minimum of 1- 2 years cognate working experience (Post NYSC) in a similar role within a corporate Organization.


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced corporate environment.
  • Ability to handle high volume switchboard /telephone/ reception duties.
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Proven experience as front desk representative, agent or relevant position
  • Knowledge of office management and basic bookkeeping
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel and Word)
  • Strong communication and people skills

Personality Traits:

  • Customer friendly attitude,
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Creativity and Efficiency
  • Good coordinating/ organizational skills.

Working Relationships

  • All Staff
  • Companies/Departments
  • Visitors
  • Clients and Vendors.

Job Title: Payroll Supervisor
Location: Nigeria
Payroll Administration:

  • Ensure that all payroll related inputs required for the monthly payroll process are received before 15th of the month.
  • Review all payroll related inputs into the payroll system and check for accuracy
  • To reconcile current month payroll with previous month and explain the variances
  • Run the payroll software
  • Review cost center changes, all deductions and check for accuracy of Payroll
  • Print out schedules of statutory deductions i.e. PAYE, NSITF, and Pension etc.
  • Print out all payroll schedules i.e. Payroll Analysis, Bank Mandate & Payment Summary on GAPS
  • To ensure high confidentiality on employees’ pay, package and position

Payroll Reconciliation:

  • Monthly upload of staff salary cost & Transfer to Journal on Oracle payroll
  • Provide adhoc reports on staff salary costs to the relevant units within finance
  • Compute all end of services entitlements or indebtedness
  • Ensure resigned staff are not included in payroll
  • Advise Finance Mangers of monthly and Quarterly Reimbursable net position
  • Coordinate the administration of Pension, Taxes, NSITF, ITF, and Group Life Insurance.
  • Assist in the preparation of HR annual budget
  • Review salaries journal vouchers raised manually to determine their accuracy and to ensure they impact the correct general ledger accounts.
  • Monitors the amortization and accruals of all reimbursable and salaries related payments.

Statutory Compliance:

  • Coordinate the processing, remittance and reconciliation of all payroll related statutory liabilities (PAYE, NSITF, NHF, Group Life) to ensure compliance with all payroll related tax laws and regulations.
  • Administration of statutory audit (concerning PAYE, NSITF, NHF) process and respond promptly to payroll related queries raised by the tax authorities and other regulatory bodies.
  • Filing of tax returns in compliance with the deadline of the statutory authorities.
  • Prepare PAYE audit support data for external auditor’s use.
  • Implement all new Payroll related Law and Amendment within Nigeria and other African countries where

Minimum Qualification/ Experience:

  • A University Degree (or its equivalent) in Accounting or related fields
  • Minimum of 3- 5 years cognate working experience (Post NYSC) within the Reward & Remuneration department of a corporate organization, with at least 3 years in a similar role.
  • Professional certification such as ICAN, ACCA is an added advantage


  • Good knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the employee remuneration such as PAYE guidelines, Pension, etc is necessary.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Apt for figures
  • Must be good with reconciliations.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Oracle payroll software package
  • Must be good with Microsoft office suite (MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PPT etc)

Personality Traits:

  • Must be a quick self-starter
  • A good communicator
  • Must be flexible and ready to work long hours
  • Must be hard working
  • Must be a quick thinker
  • Must have be assertive
  • Must be Resilient
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Must possess analytical skills

Working Relationships

  • Company/Function Head
  • Group Legal
  • Finance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Agencies/Contractors, External Auditors
  • All staff

Job Title: Program Supervisor
Any City, Nigeria
Key Deliverables

  • To provide support to the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) secretariat and manage expectations from cross sectoral partners.
  • To provide regular updates on activities of the to Line Manager and ensure these activities are in line with the expectations of the Global PSAG
  • Engage local communities to determine needs, develop strategies and initiate programs which would answer these needs, in connection with the company’s strategies and Business Plan.
  • Ensure full understanding of PCSR strategies and work with implementing partners to coordinate the timely execution of sustainable Entrepreneurship programs
  • Facilitate the process of impact assessment of programs on recipients
  • Promote company-wide awareness of Sahara Group PCSR strategies and initiatives
  • Day-to-day coordination of existing PCSR projects ensuring alignment with the SDGs.
  • Monitor expenditure relating to the PCSR budget in accordance with financial regulations and processes.
  • Initiate and coordinate Partnership Relations with business neighbors
  • Provide business support to the Line Manager.

Working Relationships:

  • Executive Director
  • Company MD’s
  • Unit Heads & Finance Managers
  • Host Community Representative & Implementing Partners
  • Contemporaries in other Private Sector Organizations

Minimum Qualification/Experience

  • First Degree from a reputable University.
  • 4-5 years of cognate work experience with large organization, relating with people of diverse cultures and traditions
  • Experience of implementing policies and strategies whilst encouraging change within an organization
  • Experience in Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory


  • Knowledge of the Corporate Social Responsibility agenda
  • Knowledge of computer applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Investigative and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize workloads
  • Project management skills, including the ability to coordinate the work of others

Personality Traits:

  • Candidate must be hardworking and dedicated
  • Candidate must be highly analytical and creative
  • Candidate must be resourceful with good interpersonal skills to relate with people across different social strata.
  • Candidate must possess ability to adapt to different types of environment

Job Title: Oracle System Administrator/DBA Support
Any City, Nigeria
Key Deliverables

  • Perform daily system maintenance on Oracle E-Business suite.
  • Manage username, passwords, profile and responsibilities within Oracle ERP.
  • Works with vendors, developers and technical support personnel to implement and support Programs or interfaces.
  • Applying Oracle recommended patches to resolve application bugs and implement fixes.
  • Performing system cloning of production environment to provide up to date test environment for testing.
  • Migrating tested patches to production environment through the change process
  • Identify, support and resolve user issues and work with the team to resolve these issues in the least possible time.
  • Provide technical assistance to the Database administrator.
  • Performing daily database health check and performance tuning.
  • Provide technical support to the Technical reports developer.
  • Reviews and debugs existing configurations and report’s findings as necessary.
  • Ensuring high availability of oracle E-Business suite services.
  • Work as an integral part of the “In-house Development and Support” technical team for nSahara.
  • Support User Community with emphasis on functionality enhancements
  • Must act as each modules System Administrator for the Group and ensure proper documentation is in place

Working Relationships:

  • Oracle Team
  • Group Finance department,
  • Business functions,
  • Project consultants
  • All Staff

Minimum Qualification/Experience

  • in Computer Science from a reputable University (Minimum Second Class lower)
  • Minimum  of  3-  5  years  cognate  working  experience  (Post  NYSC)  in  a  similar  role  within  a  corporate organization.
  • Oracle certified Professional (OCP) will be an Added advantage


  • Must have relevant experience involving Oracle ERP implementation and support.
  • Good knowledge of Oracle 11g Grid Infrastructure implementation and support.
  • Knowledge of Oracle warehouse builder and Oracle Business Intelligence.
  • Good knowledge of Oracle forms and reports.
  • Good Knowledge of PL/SQL and Unix/Linux Shell Scripting.
  • Good knowledge of Oracle backup and disaster recovery concepts.
  • Ability to perform Oracle database and system health checks
  • Good knowledge of Oracle Workflow and approval management engine.
  • Good Knowledge of Oracle technology development suite.
  • Good knowledge of Java programming language.

Personality Traits:

  • Candidate must have good technical understanding of Oracle ERP application and database.
  • Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial & dynamic environment.
  • Candidate must be hardworking and one who thinks “out of the box”
  • Candidate must be ambitious with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and a team player with a proactive approach to work.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Candidate must possess excellent analytical problem solving skills.
  • Candidate must be committed to continuous career development and skill improvement initiatives.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: