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For the 3rd consecutive year, the Millard Fuller Foundation has won the award for “The Affordable Housing Project of the Year 2018” at the just concluded Nigeria Housing Award.

The award and dinner event which was part of activities to round off the 12th Abuja International Housing Show held at the International Conference Centre on Thursday, 19th of July 2018 and had in attendance professionals in the housing sector.

In his acceptance speech, the CEO of the Millard Fuller Foundation, Sam Odia, thanked the organisers of the Nigeria Housing Award for the honour. In his words: “This award is an honour done to our organisation because it is the third time we have won. This goes to show that our efforts at providing truly affordable homes for low-income earners are not going unnoticed. We are passionate about what we are doing, and this, we will continue to do. We are truly grateful.”

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The awardees, among many others, include Rev. Ugochukwu Chime - Housing Advocacy Person of the Year (National), Dr. Kunle Faleti - Housing Advocacy Person of the Year (Diaspora) and Ahmed Dangiwa, Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria - Housing Finance Person of the Year.

It will be recalled that the Millard Fuller Foundation won the award for the Affordable Housing Project Of The Year 2016 and 2017. A faith-driven organization that promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide, on a sustainable basis, affordable housing for all people in need, The Millard Fuller Foundation from its head office in Luvu-Madaki, a community in Masaka, Nasarawa State has touched the lives of hundreds of Nigerians by providing them with basic and affordable homes to live in.

Recently, The Millard Fuller Foundation partnered with the Family Homes Funds to deliver affordable homes to low-income earners in Nigeria. With over 600 fully completed housing units comprising of 1 and 2-bedroom semi-detached bungalows selling for as low as N2.9M, The Millard Fuller Foundation has commenced the construction of an additional 600 units of similar units which will be completed within the next few months.

The Nigeria Housing Award, organised by FESADEB Communication Limited, is an annual event which celebrates the successes of firms, individuals, teams and companies who are setting trends in innovative construction, consistent in high industry standards, enabling market expansion and engaged in the development of the national economy. The award endorses abilities and rewards achievements and is widely regarded as the most credible and prestigious award in Nigeria’s housing industry.

The Millard Fuller Foundation, a housing organisation with international affiliation and located in Masaka (near Abuja), is currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

1. Assistant Project Officer

Location: Masaka, Nasarawa

Job Type: Contract (Renewable)

Job Field: Building and Construction

Closing Date: July 25, 2018

 Job Description

  • On-site supervision of teams of artisans working on building construction from ground breaking to completion within an allocated area of houses, facilities or infrastructure.
  • Planning and allocation of tasks in an effective manner in order to get the highest quality housing and infrastructure in accordance to the MFF standards.
  • Responsible for the execution of construction tasks in accordance to the drawings and work descriptions.
  • Responsible for the request of materials (MRF) and transfer/coordination to the Project Officer-Distribution.
  • Responsible for a clean and secure environment within his allocated area of responsibility.
  • Report failures, gaps or training needs directly to the Project Officer (PO).
  • Review work progress on an hourly and daily basis to ensure completion of daily work tasks.
  • Furnish the PO with valuable information that would enhance quality decision making.
  • Resolve conflicts among artisans amicably
  • Motivate the team to achieve set goals in accordance to the required quality and quantity.
  • Perform every other duty as may be assigned by the Project Officer

Requirements

  • BSc/HND in Architecture/Civil Engineering/Quantity Surveying
  • Ability to think methodically, and interpret specifications and dimensions
  • Must be smart and agile
  • Must be analytical and meticulous with good communication skills
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in project management and construction
  • Project Management certification would be an advantage.

Applicants should send their CV’s to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the job title as subject.

2. Warehouse/Procurement Manager

Location: Masaka, Nasarawa

Job Type: Contract (Renewable)

Job Field: Building and Construction

Closing Date: July 25, 2018

 Job Description:

Direct procurement, receiving, warehousing and distribution of site materials;

Oversee the efficient receipt, storage, value-adding servicing and dispatch of a wide variety of site products/items/goods.

Ensure productivity targets are achieved and that all procurement & warehouse processes are running smoothly and promptly.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Strategically manage stores and warehouse in compliance with company’s policies and vision
  • Managing warehouse, overseeing, receiving, warehousing, distribution services and maintenance operations
  • Liaise with clients and suppliers; establish procedures, priorities, schedules, surveillance, and coordination of all procurement
  • Manage and control inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system.
  • Safeguard warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
  • Maintain physical condition of warehouse by inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.
  • Complete warehouse operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintain standards of health and safety of the warehouse
  • Produce reports and statistics regularly (IN/OUT status report, dead stock report, aging and ending balance of each item in warehouse,)
  • Receive feedback and monitor the quality of services provided; ensure that the products and supplies are high quality
  • Maintain warehouse staff by training subordinates, coaching, counseling, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements
  • Estimate and establish cost parameters and budgets for purchases; ensure compliance to project budgets and provide analysis of deviations
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options; negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts
  • Develop plans for purchasing equipment, services and supplies
  • Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
  • Issue purchase orders for procurement and expedition of materials and equipment for jobs
  • Develop and implement new purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process
  • Establish new relationships with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work
  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
  • Control, spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Make professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director, Projects.

Knowledge

  • Hands on experience with warehouse management software and databases
  • Advanced knowledge of warehouse & inventory management
  • Strong knowledge of Warehousing key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Advanced knowledge of Procurement methods & techniques
  • Appreciable knowledge of Spreadsheet application
  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • Expertise in warehouse management procedures and best practices
  • Proven ability to implement process improvement initiatives
  • Proven experience in procurement procedures
  • Leadership skills and ability to manage staff
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market
  • Experience in negotiations and networking

Requirements

  • BSc or HND in Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 7 – 10years’ experience in warehousing/procurement/Supply Chain Management

Applicants should send their CV’s to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the job title as subject.

 

The Millard Fuller Foundation is set to exhibit its products at the 12th Abuja International Housing Show scheduled to take place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, from Monday, 16th to Thursday, 19th July 2018.

As an annual event which brings together housing sector professionals and stakeholders, the Abuja International Housing Show provides an avenue for organizations and individuals to sell their products and brands to potential clients and investors.

The convener of the Abuja International Housing Show, Festus Adebayo in an interview, has promised that this year’s edition will witness new innovations that have been added to the largest housing show on the continent.

Some of the unique innovations, according to Adebayo, include the introduction of the CEO’s forum, women in the housing sector initiative, international real estate investment forum and the youth in real estate development forum.

According to him, “The CEO’s forum is unique in the sense that leaders in real estate, banking, building materials and technology will be meeting together to address the issue of affordable housing finance holistically”.

He further stated, “We will be launching the women in housing sector initiative. The show will also feature youth in real estate development. As you know, there are a lot of youths who are excelling in real estate and there are some who have not discovered the opportunities in the sector; the idea is to catch them young and teach them by educating them on housing mortgage, among others.”

With the Theme: “Driving Growth & Sustainability In Nigeria Housing & Mortgage Markets - Improving Structures & Policies For Impact”, this year’s event, according to the convener, will feature 30 Speakers and 350 exhibitors from not less than 10 countries.

As part of the Federal Government’s effort to find a lasting solution to the huge housing deficit in Nigeria, the chairman of the Family Homes Funds Task Force, the Hon Minister of State II for Power, Works & Housing, Alhaji Sulaiman Hassan, mnis, paid a working visit to the project site of The Millard Fuller Foundation (the GrandLuvu 1 and 2 projects) on Thursday, 15thFebruary, 2018.

The Hon. Minister of State who came in the company of HOU FRSC Housing Cooperative DCC Ebenezer Adebisi; representatives from the office of the Vice-President of the Federation; the chairman, sub-committee on off-takers and other delegates from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, was received at the construction site by the CEO, Millard Fuller Foundation, Sam Odia and other staff members of the organization.

Odia, who thanked the Hon. Minister of State for paying a visit to construction site said, “Most families in Nigeria should be able to afford our houses. With infrastructurein place, our basic shell studio unit goes for as little as N1.6M which is by far the cheapest any formal developer in Nigeria can offer.”

Odia, who noted that the provision of affordable housing was a call from God to provide houses for people who are truly in need of shelter, and not for investors, said that it was possible to build a studio unit for as little as N1M with Government  providing land and infrastructure.

While describing the social impact of the GrandLuvu projects on Nigeria’s economy, Odia said: “The social indicators just as important as delivering the houses, and since this project started, a total of 4,195 temporary jobs have been created. This does not include the vendors who provide daily services on the site.”

The Minister of State, who agreed that a majority of Nigerians need a decent roof over their heads, applauded the efforts of The Millard Fuller Foundation in their quest to ensuring that Nigerians have access to affordable housing. He further said that the cost of the houses could further be driven down if Fuller could make “savings” on some aspects of construction.

The Family Homes Funds Task Force was set up by the Economic Management Team of the Federal Government of Nigeria to facilitate the implementation and delivery of the Family Homes Housing Projects across Nigeria. One of such projects is the Grand Luvu project by The Millard Fuller Foundation.

Founded in 2006, the Millard Fuller Foundation is a faith-driven organisation which promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organisations in an unrelenting quest to provide, on a sustainable basis, affordable housing for all people in need. With its corporate headquarters in Masaka, near Abuja, the organisation is set to deliver more than 3,000 housing units to the Family Homes Funds in 2018 alone.

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