Job Openings at Sahara Group

Sahara Group is a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 38 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Spanning three decades, we have broken ground and challenged stereotypes across the global business landscape. The women and men who make up our organization are our strongest levers for growth.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Payroll Analyst

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Purpose Statement

  • The Payroll Analyst plays a crucial role in ensuring accurate and timely processing of payroll for employees.
  • The role involves managing various aspects of payroll administration, compliance with local regulations, and supporting the overall financial operations of the organization.

Key Responsibilities
Payroll Processing:

  • Collect and process data related to employee work hours, leave, bonuses, and other payroll-related inputs.
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with company policies and relevant labor laws in Nigeria.
  • Collaborate with HR to update employee records, including new hires, terminations, and changes in employment status.


  • Stay updated on changes in local tax laws, labor regulations, and other statutory requirements related to payroll.
  • Ensure payroll processes adhere to legal and regulatory standards in Nigeria.
  • Prepare and submit required payroll-related reports to government agencies.

Data Analysis:

  • Analyze payroll data to identify trends, discrepancies, and areas for improvement.
  • Generate reports for management to support decision-making and strategic planning.

Communication and Support:

  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Collaborate with HR and Finance teams to address and resolve payroll-related discrepancies.

System Maintenance:

  • Utilize and maintain payroll software to facilitate accurate and efficient processing.
  • Assist in the implementation and upgrading of payroll systems.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in payroll processing and administration, preferably in a similar industry or organization.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian labor laws, tax regulations, and statutory requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in using payroll software and Microsoft Office applications.

Application Closing Date: 24th March, 2024.

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2.) Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Purpose Statement

  • The Talent Acquisition Specialist will play a critical role in attracting, sourcing, and hiring top talent for the organization.
  • This position involves collaborating with hiring managers, understanding business needs, and implementing effective recruitment strategies to meet the company's staffing requirements.

Key Responsibilities
Recruitment Strategy:

  • Develop and implement effective recruitment strategies to meet the organization's talent needs.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand job requirements and create job descriptions.

Candidate Sourcing:

  • Utilize various channels (job boards, social media, professional networks) to source qualified candidates.
  • Build and maintain a network of potential candidates.

Selection and Screening:

  • Conduct initial resume screening and shortlisting of candidates.
  • Coordinate and conduct interviews, assessments, and other selection processes.

Employer Branding:

  • Work on enhancing Sahara Group's employer brand in the talent market.
  • Represent the organization at job fairs, industry events, and other networking opportunities.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Partner with hiring managers to understand their staffing needs and priorities.
  • Provide regular updates to stakeholders on the status of ongoing recruitment activities.

Compliance and Documentation:

  • Ensure compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records in the applicant tracking system.

Onboarding Support:

  • Collaborate with HR and hiring managers to ensure a smooth onboarding process for new hires.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Talent Acquisition Specialist or similar role.
  • Knowledge of relevant employment laws and regulations.
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian job market and recruitment trends.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Application Closing Date: 24th March, 2024.

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3.) Legal Manager

Job Identification: 196
Job Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Job Schedule: Full time


  • Provide expert legal advice and guidance to the various companies within the Sahara Group in order to safeguard the businesses from exposure to legal and compliance risks.
  • Ensure the legal department and the various operation companies and stakeholders are updated on applicable legal and regulatory requirements by providing support and advice on laws, regulations, and rules.
  • Review, draft and negotiate medium to high risk commercial agreements with minimal supervision.
  • Provide in-depth detailed research on various legal issues.
  • Attend meetings with external stakeholders of the organization including public/regulatory bodies. 
  • Engage and work closely with external legal counsel when required.
  • Provide litigation support to external legal counsel and assist with management oversight of external legal counsel.
  • Provide support on assignments or take the lead on assignments as required.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience

  • Law Degree from a commonwealth jurisdiction.
  • At least 8 years of post call experience, 5 of which must be in an Energy focused law firm or company.
  • Completion of NYSC is mandatory.
  • Qualified to practice Law in Nigeria (i.e. BL).
  • Geographical mobility within and outside Nigeria where necessary.

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Nigerian laws and regulations, corporate commercial law as well as regulatory compliance.
  • Strong knowledge of laws, regulations, and industry standards related to the Energy Sector (oil & gas and power), construction & infrastructure.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with both internal and external stakeholders with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Strong IT Skills, including proficiency with Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong commercial awareness and ability to apply commercial solutions to legal problems.
  • Experience in working with regulators.

Personality Traits:

  • Strong team spirit
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Good planning and organizational skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function efficiently whilst working to strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Must be dedicated, conscientious and reliable.

Application Closing Date: 3rd March, 2024.

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4.) Business News Analyst (Sub-Saharan Africa Region) 

Job Location: Remote (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

  • We are seeking talented Business News Analysts to cover Sub-Saharan Africa. In this role, you will be responsible for reporting on business news, market developments, and economic trends across various countries within the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Your role will involve conducting in-depth research, producing high-quality written content, and engaging with key stakeholders to provide valuable insights to our readership.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and report on business news, market trends, and economic developments across Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Produce high-quality written content, including articles, reports, and analyses, focusing on the business landscape in the region.
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to ensure the accuracy, relevance, and timeliness of content delivery.
  • Conduct interviews with local entrepreneurs, business leaders, and industry experts to gather insights and perspectives.
  • Monitor and report on regulatory changes, policy developments, and market dynamics affecting businesses across
  • Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Engage with our audience through various platforms, including social media, to foster discussion and interaction.


  • Bachelor's Degree in English Language, Mass Communication, Journalism, Economics, Finance, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in journalism, reporting, or related roles.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with content management systems.
  • Strong understanding of business environments, economic indicators, and market dynamics across Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Must understand macroeconomic subjects and have knowledge of capital markets.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Previous experience covering business news and market developments across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Application Closing Date: 31st March, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: using the Job Position as the subject of the mail.