Vacancies: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) And Federal Ministry of Finance



United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Fresh Job Recruitment 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

 

Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Job Number: 496518
Level: P-4
Location: 
Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

Purpose of the Job

  • Under the guidance of the Supply Manager, the incumbent will work closely with colleagues in Health Section, Supply Division and the respective Departments of Government of Nigeria to manage all aspects of Procurement Services.
  • S/he will provide vision, technical leadership and coordination of technical support to regional and country office for strengthening national Cold Chain Logistics and Supply Management systems.
  • S/he will also work with partners to develop/update the national strategies, tools and guidance on CCL&VM policies, procedures and systems.
  • The incumbent will work with regional and country teams to provide technical assistance to national systems to meet minimum standards in relation to:
    • Equipment used in the CCL system;
    • Vaccine stock management to prevent stock-outs and over-stocking and optimize vaccine usage;
    • Vaccine shipment/transport; and
    • Temperature monitoring.
  • The incumbent will also provide advice and facilitate trainings on:
    • Links and synergies for CCL&VM for immunization campaigns with the procurement and supply management of routine immunization in endemic countries and, where appropriate, other essential health commodities;
    • Where necessary, outsourcing of CCL&VM functions to improve efficiency and effectiveness;
    • Developing alternative strategies to get vaccines from the national port to communities in the field.
    • S/he will work as part of the proposed UNICEF/WHO CCL Hub and with close engagement of other partners globally and in the field and will provide support in countries beyond those specified here, as per need of the programme.

Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks

  • Develops and maintains a strategic framework for the identification of procurement services projects.
  • Provides support and guidance to Key Counterparts at National levels and INGOs on PS  planning and transactions through regular communications, training and workshops and visits, as required.
  • In coordination with Supply Division, delivers PS Key Accounts as well as complex and large requests and projects.
  • Monitors overall PS transactions and facilitates the efficient and effective PS workflow, by addressing the bottlenecks and gaps and improving the processes, in close coordination with PS Unit in SD and National Counterparts.
  • Obtain and communicate to customers, the cost estimate to finalize them within the agreed time-schedules.
  • Contributes to SD Workshops, special/other events. Provides training on PS, particularly with regard to transaction management.
  • Provide advice to the Country Office, Government and implementing partners on offshore and/or local procurement of goods and institutional services policies and procedures, Procurement Services and GAVI Co-financing; delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on supply policy and/or activities.
  • Works with Health Section, Supply Division and partners to develop/update the tools and guidance on CCL policies, procedures and systems; and provide support through ROs and COs to implement at country level. Interacts with relevant teams at country level to develop a plan of action for building a CCL&VM system for polio vaccines prioritizing on polio endemic countries. With a specific focus on supporting the development of systems that produce data on:
    • Equipment management;
    • Vaccine stock management;
    • Transport; and
    • Temperature monitoring.
  • Develop protocols and guidelines to conduct thorough vaccine management assessments and audits related to polio vaccination to identify gaps in supply and management and cold chain and means to rectify them. Provides support, as needed, in undertaking the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessment; and in developing and implementing the EVM-based Improvement Plan. On-going review of the tools and methods in the vaccine management for refining and improving them.
  • Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in supply/logistics and institutional services activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs, and inventory. 5) Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Qualifications of the Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Supply Chain Management or Public Health or Program Management, or other academic qualifications in similar areas, and relevant experience.
  • A first University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in the above fields of studies, combined with 2 additional years of relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • Eight years of work experience in logistics, cold chain or related areas; of which at least 2-4 years in developing countries.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.

Competencies Of The Successful Candidate
Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Drive for Result
  • Working With People

Functional Competencies:

  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Deciding and Initiating Actions
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Planning and Organizing

Technical Knowledge:

  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Adjusts team or department’s approach to embrace changing circumstances.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.
  • Has excellent leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department

Application Closing Date
6th July, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment must be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

 

Job Title: International Communication for Development Consultant

Job Number: 496315
Location: Nigeria
Level: P3
Work Type : Consultancy

Purpose of the Assignment

  • Nigeria is Polio free for nearly two years; with the great strides made by Nigeria in the polio eradication drive, the Government of Nigeria is intensifying its efforts to ensure that the gains are sustained and it ultimately receives its much anticipated certification as a polio-free nation.
  • As a key partner in the effort to achieve this, UNICEF has the lead role in communicating to families and communities in the endemic and other areas about the importance of taking the oral polio vaccine to prevent polio until global certification achieved.
  • Beyond this, there is a push for integrating other child survival issues and messages in the basket of behaviours being promoted by the enlarged partnership working on the Polio Endgame.
  • Key additional areas of engagement include full immunization for the child, promoting Ante-natal care as an entry point to proper health-seeking among pregnant women, Hand washing at critical times, management of basis childhood illnesses and delivery by skilled birth attendants.
  • UNICEF is currently consolidating its human resource capacity in 8 of the high risk states of the country where polio were endemic and risk of importation is there and high probability of vaccine derived polio virus.
  • Over 16000 volunteer community mobilizers, volunteer ward supervisors, Polio Survivors, LGA social mobilization supervisors and state social mobilization supervisors have recently been hired to support intensified communications activities in the field.
  • The programme has an urgent need to have intensified and sustained social communication technical support with particular focus on ensuring improved coordination and partnership with key community leaders of underserved populations in the very high risk States.
  • One of the key approaches in community mobilization is the identification, sensitization and engagement of prominent influencers in the underserved and mobile communities.
  • Intensified engagement with the religious institution in Nigeria is critical to addressing the current communication challenges that the programme is facing.
  • There are still lingering challenges with small religious groups (sects) predominantly in Northern Nigeria; these groups culminate into non-compliance with an attendant high number of children being missed.
  • UNICEF hires international consultant; the consultant will mainly be located at State level with frequent trips to all the LGAs with high numbers of missed children in some key wards, high noncompliance due to high mobile population and underserved communities

Assignment Tasks

  • Coordinate with State team on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supplemental immunization activities, especially the advocacy and social communication component; and support targeted social mobilization activities while providing direct oversight for Third Party State Social Mobilization contractors recruited and deployed by UNICEF and the STOP team members deployed at state level.
  • The incumbent will ensure intensified actions at State, LGA and community levels with a special emphasis on overcoming refusal of vaccination by building public trust in the safety and need for OPV and other antigens and improving their acceptance. Identify constraints, challenges and opportunities for program delivery with State Team and State Social Mobilization Working Group.
  • Adapt and use appropriate communication models at community level in all high risk LGAs in State. Monitor all UNICEF funded activities related to advocacy, social mobilization, logistics of polio eradication and supplemental immunization. Establish and maintain coordination with the work of other partners in the assigned State.
  • Provide technical guidance in the design, preparation and use of targeted communication materials in appropriate languages for Government frontline health workers/media networks, traditional and religious opinion leaders, village development/community groups and households.
  • Strengthen house to house strategy of IPDs, other related campaigns, and the Intensified Ward Communication Strategy with massive media campaign and targeted application of social marketing strategies.
  • Support assigned State to develop community communication packages for polio eradication and other supplemental immunization activities and inter-sectorial programmes for use at State level.
  • Support State Governments and State teams to prepare micro plans and make other arrangements to ensure good quality SIAs and other interventions
  • Mobilize support for PEI through advocacy, training and awareness building programmes targeting a variety of groups to include State Governments, media, public relations networks, and traditional, religious and other s and community networks. Facilitate State & LGA Social Mobilization Working Group and Committees and ensure holding of the committee meetings before each IPD by using social data for planning.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the application and use of social data for developing strategies for IPD and for in between rounds activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation activities by regularly analyzing and using social mobilization data, undertaking field visits and other existing study/surveys. On the basis of these to identify problems and propose remedial action, identifying alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve service delivery.
  • Contribute implementing national Communication for Development strategic Framework and Polio legacy in action priorities.
  • Participate in the preparation of all programme reports required by the State. Share information regularly with the Chief & other members of the Communication for Development section and Field Office.
  • Undertake other tasks related to communication that might be required by the Chief, Communication for Development Section.

Expected Deliverables

  • A detailed work plan at the beginning and monthly work plans thereafter (1st week of each month):
  • Monthly report of activities, outcomes, mission reports and Notes for the Record (NFR) on meetings etc. (monthly)
  • One report after each IPD by using a supplied template on intervention and other social mobilization indicators
  • One end of contract, PowerPoint presentation to be used in debriefing Chief of Field Office, Communication for Development Team and other relevant staff members.
  • One end of contract Report

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/Public Health/Communication/Statistics or related technical field preferably in Communications and social mobilization. Working experience in Polio and data management or research will be an added advantage.

Years of relevant Experience:

  • At least five (5) years progressively responsible professional work experience at national and particularly international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation in Immunization Programmes.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of another UN working language is desirable. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
  • Experience polio eradication will be an added advantage.

Competencies of Successful Candidate:
To view our competency framework, please Click here in PDF file

Application Closing Date
12th July, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Deputy Representative, P-5

Job Number: 496739
Location: Abuja
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

Purpose of the Position

  • The Deputy Representative (DR) reports to the Country Office (CO) Representative for general supervision and direction.
  • The DR serves as principal support and adviser on the overall management of the CO, development of CO policies and strategies; and under delegated authority, for coordinating and managing all phases of the Country Office Program from formulation to delivery of results in accordance with the UNICEF Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework, ethics and integrity.

Key Expected Results
CO program planning and development:

  • Coordinate the planning and conduct of situation analysis by the various sectors in the CO to establish comprehensive and current data and information for program development planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide advice to the Representative on strategies, direction and planning of programs and projects to translate analytical data/information (from situation analysis) and national priorities and goals into concrete country programs and projects that advance UNICEF goals in the country on child rights, survival and development.
  • Guide and advise the various sectoral teams throughout the process of program formulation, planning and preparation of the Country Program ensuring harmonization of approaches and alignment with the UNICEF Strategic Plan, corporate guidelines, policies/procedures and regional and national priorities.
  • Provide technical and operational guidance to the heads of sectors and their teams, as delegated by the Representative, throughout all stages of the programming process to ensure cooperation, collaboration and harmonization of programs and projects.
  • Coordinate necessary technical programming support from PD/Regional Office.
  • Review the Country Program recommendation before approval by the Representative to ensure the quality of the Country Program recommendation and alignment with the UNICEF Strategic plan, compliance with policies and procedures and that documentation materials are completed accurately and comprehensively to facilitate Executive Board review and approval.

Support to the Representative on managing the CO:

  • Serve as officer in charge in the absence of the Representative.
  • Monitor and assess programs and operations and provide advice on best and innovative programming and management practices to enhance programming and operations.
  • Advise the Representative on CO annual work planning, setting priorities/targets and establishing performance measurements. Monitor implementation and progress of work plans; collaborate with colleagues to assist, advise and guide to ensure achievement of results according to targets and performance standards.
  • Take timely decisions to achieve results and/or alert the Representative for timely action. Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to his/her team to enable them to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance planning, management and assessment.
  • Work collaboratively with the Representative and the various sectors to facilitate/contribute to the preparation of CO budget proposal. Monitor critical issues to resolve problems and/or recommend to the Representative appropriate action to ensure appropriate and optimum use of resources.

Monitoring and quality control of programs:

  • Participate in meetings/events and annual/mid term reviews with government and other counterparts/stakeholders to contribute to strategic program discussions, planning and assessments.
  • Evaluate overall program progress; identify weaknesses, bottlenecks and potential problems. Collaborate with the sectors and/or other partners and stakeholders to resolve issues and/or advise the Representative on resolutions to ensure delivery of results as planned and allocated.
  • Monitor the optimum and appropriate use of program resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) and verify compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Approve disbursements and allocations in accordance with delegation of authority established by the Representative.
  • Coordinate and/or provide advice on the preparation of mandated program and operational reports. Confirm accuracy of reports prior to approval by the Representative.

Representation, alliance building and UN System coordination:

  • Represent UNICEF (as appropriate/delegated) in organizational, regional, global, public information/relations events and key meetings to contribute to strategic discussions on programming issues, policy dialogue, discuss initiatives, report on progress achieved, present papers/ideas and/or advocate UNICEF’s vision in the Country that is consistent with the UNICEF Strategic Plan and supportive of national development goals and priorities.
  • Represent the UNICEF Representative in the UN Country Team (UNCT) to collaborate with RC and UN system partners to strengthen UN system interagency coherence, collaboration, cooperation and harmonization of programming, common services and operations. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF development planning and agenda/priority setting.
  • Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF (One) country development planning of programs/projects.
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with government institutions, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia to advocate UNICEF goals to advance child’s right to survival, development and well being, mobilize resources, seek cooperation and establish alliances.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Advise the Representative and other internal colleagues in the CO on the conceptualization, development and implementation of policies and procedures, use of latest information technology and introduction of innovation and best practices in the CO to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy in programming and operations.
  • Coordinate the collection, institutionalization and sharing of lessons learned to enhance performance and to use lessons learned in development/policy planning.
  • Promote learning and development through planning and organization of training events.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • An Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government and Public Relations, Public or Social Policy, Sociology, Social or Community Development or other related fields, is required.
  • 10 years of relevant work experience that combines technical and managerial leadership in development cooperation at the international level, some of which served in a developing countries is required.
  • Relevant professional experience in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies/concepts (III)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (III)
  • Deciding and initiating action (III)
  • Persuading and influencing (III)
  • Leading and supervising (III)

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: TA Wash Specialist

Job Number: 496738
Location: Maidugiri, Nigeria
Level: L-3,
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Purpose of the Position

  • Under the overall direction of the Chief of Field Office, Maidugiri and with technical guidance from the Chief of WASH, UNICEF Abuja, provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants to WASH in Emergency (WiE), especially in the state of Borno. The candidate will also manage the implementation of assigned projects.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
WiE Sector Coordination in Maidugiri (approx. 30 to 40% of the time):

  • Collect, analyze and report on WiE working group activities and resources using existing tools (5W, gap table…) or develop new coordination tools if requested. Train the partners on their use
  • Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information including development of maps, critical to decision making.
  • Facilitate joint needs assessment with WiE sector partners to determine WASH sector priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF based on the local emergency situation affecting children, their families and community.
  • Timely delivery of assistance and supplies is provided, urgent staffing requirements are identified, and the appropriate use of UNICEF resources is monitored for effective project delivery.
  • Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs for Maidugiri Field Office with emphasis on WiE Working Group plans, targets and achievements. Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the WiE Working Group strategy and results; recommending corrective action where necessary.
  • Ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the WiE working groups at the national and sub-national levels.
  • Represent the WaSH sector in coordination meeting with OCHA and participate to coordination efforts leaded by OCHA (Information Management, multi-sectorial Emergency preparedness plan, multi-sectorial assessment).
  • Provide support to Yobe’s State to strengthen coordination efforts.
  • In coordination with the Ministry of Water Resources, co-lead and prepare coordination meetings according to guidelines.

Effective Management of Assigned UNICEF WiE Projects (40 to 50%):

  • Identifies implementing/operational partners and establishes implementing arrangements including preparation of needed documents for implementing the assigned projects.
  • Implements and manages project activities. Undertakes field visits to emergency project areas, to assess local conditions and monitor project progress. Makes technical decisions on project administration (e.g., activates, requests or re-programmes allocation of emergency funds).
  • Ensures that the project funds are managed and reported duly considering UNICEF procedures and internal timelines.
  • Ensures that the funds are utilized in accordance with the approved project documents and any deviation is notified in advance for approval by the donor.
  • Contributes to the preparation of quality reporting on the project progress and completion including identification of potential human interest stories.
  • Ensures that adequate attention is paid to promote donor visibility in-line with the project requirements.

Other Tasks as Needed (10%-15%):

  • Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the Field office’s work plans.  Sectoral input is provided for all related documents for the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response, as well as for the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.
  • Support the National office in the preparation of Emergency appeals and project proposals (Flash Appeal, CAP, ERF/CHF, CERF), and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.
  • Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.
  • Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.
  • Communicates and advocates on the situation and needs of children through local and international media, as appropriate.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • University degree and equivalent experience in a subject area relevant to the cluster required. Advanced University degree preferred. Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications. Formal training in cluster coordination an advantage.
  • At least 5 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster.
  • Understands key technical issues for the WiE Working Group sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with WiE Working Group participants; make full use of their experience and knowledge; guide strategy and plans; communicate and advocate on important issues.
  • Understands the rationale behind Humanitarian Reform, its main components and recent developments including the Transformative Agenda.
  • Communicates, works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response, and demonstrates leadership where required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is considered an asset.

Application Closing Date
19th July, 2016

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Federal Ministry of Finance Fresh Job Recruitment

 

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reference Number: 130-PEO00645
Location: Abuja
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

Overall Function of the Position:

  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for setting and driving the Bank’s strategic business direction; ensuring compliance with governance policies and management of business risks.
  • The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Provides strategic direction and oversight to the management team to drive the Bank’s business towards profitable and sustainable growth
  • Articulates and oversees the translation of high level corporate strategies and growth plans into business and operational strategies
  • Leads the Bank-wide annual business planning and budgeting process and also defines the compliance benchmark standards for the Bank
  • Liaises with the relevant industry, government and/or regulatory bodies and ensures that Bank’s interests are presented and protected
  • Creates an enabling environment that empowers management and staff to develop the capability to achieve set goals and objectives; proactively and innovatively respond to opportunities and challenges in the business environment
  • Monitors the Bank performance to ensure effective implementation of the recommendations of the Board of Directors and shareholders
  • Coordinates the succession planning for key roles within the Bank
  • Manages the delivery of the Bank’s budget and execution of projects
  • Oversees the presentation of statutory reports and drives the implementation of recommendation arising from statutory reviews (e.g. audit, tax, risk etc.)
  • Shapes the definition of sustainability and social responsibility within the Bank and leads the adoption of the appropriate culture to entrench sustainable and socially responsible practices.
  • Abides by specific internally established control systems and authorities, role models ethical behavior and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the Bank’s standards and policies, including its environmental, safety and health policies.

Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s in any discipline and a Master’s Degree in any business related discipline
  • Minimum of 20 years post-graduation experience,
  • 15 years must have been in the financial services industry, with 10 years in senior management position out of which at least 2 years’ experience as a Deputy Managing Director, Executive Director or its equivalence.
  • Relevant professional qualifications preferably in a business related discipline
  • Proven track record in MSME and developmental projects

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Independent Director

Reference Number: 130-PEO00651
Location: Abuja
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

Overall Function of the Position:

  • The Independent Director is a non-Executive Director who is a key Board Member of the Bank.
  • The Independent Director will offer independent judgement as well as necessary scrutiny to the proposals and actions of the management and executive directors especially on issues of strategy, risk management, performance evaluation and key appointments.

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Provides advice, judgement and feedback to other members of the Board on business planning and the Institution’s strategy
  • Supports, in collaboration with other board members establishment of clear objectives for delivering and achieving strategic and business plans and participates in setting challenging objectives for improving organisational performance
  • Provides an external perspective to constructively challenge and analyse the development of the Institution’s strategy
  • Ensures that financial information is accurate and that financial controls and risk management systems are robust and defensible
  • Adopts an oversight role, ensuring that the corporate assets are used only for the Institution.
  • Participates in:
    • Providing entrepreneurial leadership to the institution and sets strategic goals and objectives
    • Ensuring that the necessary financial and human capital are in place for the institution to meet its objectives
    • Establishing a framework of prudent and effective controls which enables risk to be assessed and managed
    • Reviewing the performance of Board members and Senior Executives
    • Setting the institution’s values and standards, and ensures that obligations to stakeholders and others are understood and met
    • Succession planning and the appointment, training, remuneration and replacement of board members and senior management
    • Overseeing the maintenance of the Institution’s communication and information dissemination policy
    • Ensuring that the Board operates in line with accepted good corporate governance culture
  • Works with other Directors to ensure that objective decisions are taken in the interest of the institution
  • Acts as a check and balance on the acts of the Board and management of the Institution
  • Examines anything which has the appearance of being amiss in the Institution.

Requirements
Education and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in any business related discipline
  • Relevant professional qualifications preferably in a business related discipline
  • Minimum of 20 years post-graduation experience, with at least 10 years in Senior or Executive Management position.
  • Highly credible with experience of operating at senior level within an organisation with significant budgets/complexity gained in the private or public sector
  • Knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations guiding the industry
  • Must not be a politically exposed person

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Reference Number: 130-PEO00648
Location: Abuja
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

Overall Function of the Position:

  • The Chief Risk Officer (CRO) plays a critical role in proactively identifying and understanding the potential threats, opportunities, actions or events that will affect the Bank’s ability to achieve its objectives, and in developing appropriate management policies.

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Ensures that the Governance, Risk, Compliance and Control Frameworks of the bank are maintained and updated as approved by the Board of directors and in operations.
  • Compiles, assesses and reports risk information to the CEO and the Board
  • Ensures that the Bank’s activities comply with relevant legislation and regulation.
  • Develops, manages and refines qualitative and quantitative risk reporting which meets the needs of the Board, in order to support effective decision making.
  • Formulates and articulates a coherent risk appetite and infrastructure, including operating and financial models and hiring plans.
  • Develops, oversees and maintains an early risk alert reporting system
  • Establishes and maintains corporate governance systems and committee structures by reviewing and confirming investment processes.
  • Understands and monitors key elements of the Bank’s risk profile and develops proactive mitigating and coping strategies.
  • Embeds a positive culture of confidence and informed risk taking through training, communication and promotion of the agreed risk framework.
  • Partners effectively with third parties, regulatory bodies and others, as appropriate and serves as a role model for high personal and corporate ethical values and standards of integrity.
  • Develops and maintains regular liaison with Risk-Rating agencies and external auditors to ensure compliance with statutory requirements
  • Provides essential input as a member of senior management and the executive committee and credibly challenges the management of current issues and the development and implementation of strategy.
  • Reviews, reports and advices the CEO on identified and incident of risks affecting the Bank.
  • Monitors to ensure statutory compliance with relevant company policies, procedures and regulatory provisions, conducting risk assessments, monitoring performance and reviewing procedures.
  • Develops and maintains compliance with all the Bank’s policies.
  • Manages the Bank’s risk profile in line with the intent of the Board
  • Monitors and advises the Board of Directors on corporate governance trends

Requirements
Education and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline and a Master’s Degree in any Business related discipline
  • Minimum of 18 years post-graduation experience in Risk Management /Internal Audit out of which at least 13 years must have been in the financial services industry, 8 of which must have been in a Senior Management position
  • Relevant professional qualifications such as, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Managers.
  • Proven track record in MSME and developmental projects

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Reference Number: 130-PEO00646
Location: Abuja
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

Overall Function of the Position:

  • The Chief Operating Officer (COO) directs and coordinates the internal operational activities of the organization in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors.
  • The Chief Operating Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Directs internal operations to achieve budgeted results and other financial criteria, and to preserve the capital funds invested in the Bank.
  • Participates in the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets (based upon broad organization goals and objectives) and recommends their adoption to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Directs the development and installation of procedures and controls, to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the enterprise.
  • Develops and establishes operating policies in line with the CEO’s and Board’s guidance and ensures their adequate execution. Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically, and reports these results to the CEO
  • Insures that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Develops and maintains a sound plan of organization. Establishes policies to insure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession for those functions/business units falling under his/her responsibility.
  • Ensures that all team members are looking for ways to systematize the business to increase efficiency
  • Manages master project list and assigns special projects as needed

Requirements
Education and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s in any discipline and a Master’s Degree in any Business related discipline
  • Minimum of 18 years post-graduation experience out of which at least 13 years must have been in the financial services industry and at least 8 years must have been spent at an Executive or Senior management level
  • Relevant professional qualifications preferably in a business related discipline.
  • Proven track record in MSME and developmental projects

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Reference Number: 130-PEO00647
Location: Abuja
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities
Overall Function of the Position:

  • The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the development of a financial strategy and providing leadership on the financial management of the Bank.
  • The CFO is the financial spokesperson for the Bank.
  • The CFO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and assists the CEO on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, capital market analysis , cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new funding.

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Provides leadership in formulating, implementing and monitoring of the Bank’s strategic business plans.
  • Manages the treasury and accounting functions of the Bank and oversees the financial operations of subsidiary companies.
  • Oversees the utilization of funds of the Bank towards instilling confidence and attracting more investors
  • Maintains in-depth relations with all members of the management team as well as any third parties to which functions have been outsourced while ensuring the implementation of financial best practices.
  • Supervises and negotiate acquisitions; oversees the issuance of financial information and reports financial results to the Board of Directors and Shareholders.
  • Provide financial advice on the Bank’s short, medium and long term cash/ funding situation and terms of subsidiary loan agreements to the management team and the Board.
  • Prepare periodic statutory and management information reports.
  • Implement continuous financial monitoring and control systems to monitor the performance of the Bank’s flow of funds, adherence to the budget, the expenditures, the income, the cost of operations and other budgetary items
  • Manage the performance of all staff in the Finance and Accounting function
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of the Bank’s performance targets and service standards through a Service Level Agreement.
  • Monitors cash balances and cash forecasts, arranges for debt and equity financing, invests funds and maintains the Bank’s loan portfolio.
  • Oversees the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the Bank including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of contract/grant budgets.
  • Oversees all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and business insurance plans.
  • Directs the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds (computers, etc.) assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations and ensures adequate cash flow to meet the bank’s needs.
  • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with IFRS, GAAP and other applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Oversees the preparation of the annual budget for each department and monitor the implementation of the budget to minimize overruns.
  • Coordinates, collates and prepares reports

Requirements
Education and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline and a Master’s Degree in any Business related discipline
  • Minimum of 18 years post-graduation experience out of which at least 13 years must have been in the financial services industry, 8 of which must have been in a Management position interfacing with the Executive team and Financial partners,
  • Relevant professional qualifications such as, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) , Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or its equivalent
  • Experience of statutory financial reporting and knowledge of GAAP, IFRS
  • Proven track record in MSME and developmental projects

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: General Legal Counsel / Company Secretary (GLC/CS)

Reference Number: 130-PEO00650
Location: Abuja
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities
Overall Function of the Position:

  • The General Legal Counsel / Company Secretary (GLC/CS) is responsible for ensuring the formulation, implementation and provision of legal strategies, legal advice and secretarial services to the Bank, its Board and Committees in compliance with applicable rules and Banking regulations, in order to ensure minimal interruptions to the Bank’s operations.

Specific Duties of the Position

  • Assists the Board and Management in developing and implementing good corporate governance practices and culture.
  • Prepares and drives implementation of approved legal/company secretarial budgets and reports on variances
  • Provides legal advice on all transactions with third parties including all legal documents and external publications to avoid or minimize exposure to potential litigation
  • Serves as an internal Legal Consultant to other business units in the Bank by providing advice on contracts, laws, legal implications and dispute resolution.
  • Oversees the drafting, vetting and reviewing of all legal documents and agreements relating to the Bank’s operations (e.g. supplier contracts, insurance contracts, employee contracts, service level agreements, subsidiary loan agreements) and ensures company standards are properly complied with before signing new deals/executing the agreements
  • Liaises with external regulators and advisers, such as CBN, Lawyers, Auditors, Corporate Affairs Commission on behalf of the Bank
  • Prepares legal guidelines for use of the Bank to mitigate against possible litigation, arbitration, labour dispute and other situations capable of disrupting the Bank’s operations
  • Advises management in all contractual negotiations and arrangements
  • Monitors changes in Banking legislations and other regulatory environment and advises management on current legislation, regulatory issues, or legal risks that might impact the Bank strategies and operations
  • Liaises with the Bank’s external solicitors to defend the Bank in all litigation involving the Bank.
  • Arrange meetings of the Directors and the Shareholders. Issue proper notices of meetings, prepares agenda, circulates relevant papers and ensures that notices of such meetings and all relevant papers are dispatched to Directors in sufficient time to ensure their meaningful contribution.
  • Takes and produces minutes to record the business transacted at Directors and Shareholders meetings and the decisions taken.
  • Maintains and updates all statutory records, i.e. register of shareholders/directors, minutes of board meetings, share ownership structure and changes in any of these, in accordance with the relevant regulations/acts
  • Articulates and develops the department’s strategy, and ensure alignment with the Bank’s strategic objectives and provide support in its execution
  • Approve and coordinate the execution of the departments work program and plans
  • Ensures that collateral security is taken for the Bank’s loan facilities and are adequately perfected
  • Works with the relevant department on the fulfilment of pre-disbursement conditions and legal documentations prior to drawdown
  • Maintains custody of all original contract documents as well as security documents
  • Prepares and submits period activity and performance reports to the MD/CEO

Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience in Law, Company Secretary and General Counsel out of which at least 12 years must have been in the financial services industry, 7 of which must have been in a Senior Management position
  • Relevant professional qualifications in Management, Legal and/or Secretarial discipline
  • Proven track record in MSME and developmental projects.

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2016.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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