Fresh Vacancies at One Precious Life (OPL) Academy

One Precious Life (OPL) Academy is an employment accelerator connecting job seekers to job opportunities in Nigeria’s construction industry.

We are looking to hire a mission-focused, strategic and process-minded individual. He/she will be responsible for providing critical support in building and scaling the company’s recruitment services business.

  • Job Openings
    1. Recruitment Coordinator
    2. Quantity Surveyor – Interior Design
    3. Freelance Architects

Recruitment Coordinator

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Human Resources / HR

Description of the Role
The recruitment coordinator will have thorough knowledge of recruitment best practices and will be responsible for attracting candidates, screening resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews and providing support to OPL candidates on their jobs. Ultimately, this individual should be able to manage the full recruitment cycle and ensure OPL always meets its clients’ requirements.


  • 3-5 years’ experience working as a recruiter
  • BSc degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology or relevant field
  • Impeccable organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Confident, articulate and effective communicator (verbal and written)
  • Strong business analytical skills with the ability to develop high quality and focused presentations
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Good project management skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to work in a start-up environment
  • Ability to prioritize and complete projects within deadline
  • Solid knowledge of recruiting policies and best practices
  • Hands-on experience with various selection processes like phone interviews and reference checks
  • Familiarity with HR databases, applicant tracking systems and candidate management systems
  • Prior experience in start-up projects, NGOs and development organizations/initiatives is a plus

Duties and Responsibilities
The Recruitment Coordinator will be required to do the following:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of each client’s hiring needs and meet competitive hiring goals and expectations
  • Write and post job descriptions on career websites, newspapers and universities boards
  • Build a robust pool of prospective candidates by partnering with universities, employment agencies and internet sites.
  • Evaluate and screen resumes and cover letters.
  • Shortlist and schedule interviews for candidates
  • Conduct phone, Skype and/or in-person interviews
  • Maintain a complete record of interviews and new hires
  • Facilitate reference checks, background checks and salary negotiations
  • Maintain information in OPL’s CRM and applicant tracking system
  • Attend job fairs and career events
  • Keep abreast of innovative recruiting methods and technology


Quantity Surveyor – Interior Design

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Building and Construction


  • Degree in quantity surveying
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in quantity surveying services with a proven track record of delivering cost benefits
  • Prior experience working on interior design projects
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work independently and through own initiative
  • Strong aptitude for numbers, spreadsheets, and financial reports
  • Thorough understanding of contract administration
  • Experience in compiling and following strict budgets
  • In-depth understanding of construction materials, pricing, and industry
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to focus on critical elements and, at the same time, remain mindful of the big picture
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Good working knowledge of Auto CAD and Excel
  • Ability to optimize all aspects of a project’s life cycle including costs and value management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to express complex ideas in simpler terms
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a clear assessment of requirements and priorities
  • Recognized qualifications such as Chartered status would be an advantage

Job Description for Experienced Quantity Surveyor

The Quantity Surveyor will oversee the following activities:

  • Preparing various documents including budgetary estimates, bill of quantities, costs estimates and other documentation
  • Overseeing the costing and billing of a project
  • Managing vendor and supplier selection process based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability
  • Negotiating with vendors and suppliers on an ongoing basis
  • Liaising with other construction professionals, including project managers and architects, to advise on requirements of a contract
  • Handling contractual correspondences, vetting contract documents and awarding contracts up to an agreed sum
  • Tracking changes to the design and construction work and adjusting budget projections accordingly
  • Utilizing software to calculate, record, and track inventory and estimates.
  • Identifying potential financial or construction risks
  • Inspecting site and collating information including but not limited to statement of claims from contractor, anticipated claims from contractor, assessment of costs of works and expected final cost
  • Analyzing completed projects to determine ROI and compare costs
  • Aiding the improvement of current processes; establishing and implementing new processes, procedures and best practices where necessary
  • Performing other related duties as may be assigned

Freelance Architects

  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Building and Construction


  • 4+ years of practical experience in commercial architectural design with relevant experience in interior architecture and furniture design.
  • Experience in leading clients and teams through the design process.
  • Experience as lead architect on fit-out projects of budgets +100M Naira.
  • Ability to translate user needs, technical realities, brand attributes, and business needs into compelling design solutions.
  • Creative mind, detailed oriented with excellent design and communication skills.
  • BArch / MArch degree required.
  • Highly resourceful problem solver and a quick learner.
  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong visualization skills: from quick concept sketching to complete presentation sketches, 3D CAD modeling, Revit, SketchUp, Google Apps (docs, spreadsheet, slides)


  • Plan, design, and review detailed architectural drawings and schedules.
  • Engage and manage clients at different levels, from junior project managers to executives.
  • Lead research initiatives to surface insights around clients challenges and design solutions to address such challenges.
  • Coordinate site activities to ensure the design is executed according to specification, quality, budget, and timeline.
  • Manage external vendors to deliver tasks within the agreed project scope.
  • Develop conceptual solutions that are both innovative and executable.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors, and digital marketers.
  • Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications, and contracts.

Method of Application

Use the email(s) below to apply.

Interested and qualified? Go to One Precious Life (OPL) Academy career website on to apply

Deadline: 23 August 2019

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