• Massive Recruitment at National Pension Commission - Pension Service Department (4 Positions)

  • Posted on: 19 September, 2014 Deadline: 17 October, 2014
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  • Our client, an extra-ministerial department set-up to oversee the management of pensions for “pensioners not transiting to the Defined Contributory Scheme” has recently received the mandate to carry out its functions as stipulated by the PRA 2004. The Organisation now seeks to recruit self driven, experienced and motivated individuals to fill selected positions. The client seeks to fill the following key positions:

    Director, Pension Department (DPD – PFA012)

     

    This role is primarily responsible for overseeing the administration of the Defined Benefit Scheme for a particular category of pensioners.

    The Job Holder would report to the Executive Secretary and has oversight of the Pensions division.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    §  Ensure alignment with approved work plans and programs whilst providing guidance, leadership and strategic direction in the day-to-day activities of the department.

    §  Establish and implement adequate controls to mitigate erroneous, delayed, inaccurate and fraudulent payments to pensioners

    §  Ensure prompt payment of pension for all pensioners under the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme.

    §  Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements.

    §  Develop and implement the Agency’s strategy, objectives, work plans and ensure alignment with its approved goals.

    §  Provide support in resolving all complaints of pensioners under the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme.

    §  Ensure that pensioners records are accurately maintained.

    §  Serve as a liaison with the relevant bodies / Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

    Job Requirements

    §  A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any other Social Science discipline.

    §  A Post graduate / relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.

    §  A minimum of 18 years work experience of which at least 3 years should have been in a management position

    Key Competency Requirements

    §  A good knowledge of the regulations and legislations governing pensions.

    §  A good understanding and historical knowledge of the basis for benefit calculations.

    §  Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal

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    Director, Pension Service Department (DPSD – PFA016)

     

    This role is primarily responsible for coordinating the activities of the State Liaison offices as well as the Pensioner Support Centre.

    The Job Holder reports to the Executive Secretary and has oversight of the Pension Service team.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    §  Provide overall guidance, leadership and strategic direction in the day-to-day activities of the department and ensure alignment with approved work plans and programs.

    §  Ensure high standard for service excellence is adopted and maintained across all Departments.

    §  Define and manage continuous improvement and implement appropriate service standards and service quality management policies and procedures.

    §  Oversee activities of liaison offices including developing and monitoring work plans and timelines.

    §  Present status and evaluation reports on the activities of the Liaison offices and the Contact Centre to the Executive Secretary.

    §  Develop and implement framework / strategy  for resolving pensioner queries at the Liaison offices including accurate collection, collation and analysis of pensioner data

    §  Provide input to the management team and pension departments on most effective ways to manage pensioners based on feedback and analysis of customer information.

    §  Liaise with key stakeholders and oversee the response to all queries.

    Job Requirements

    §  A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any other Social Science discipline.

    §  Professional accounting certification, e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA or other relevant higher business degree will be an added advantage.

    §  A minimum of 18 years work experience of which at least 3 years should have been in a management position.

    Key Competency Requirements

    Excellent project/program and stakeholder management skills.

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    Head, Pension Administration (HPA – PFA013)

     

    This role is primarily responsible for pension administration for a defined category of pensioners.

    The Job Holder would report to the Director, Pension Department and has oversight of the pension administration team.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    §  Supervise the set-up of pensioner records on the pension administration system.

    §  Ensure that pensioner benefits are accurately computed based on appropriate regulations and laws.

    §  Provide guidance to pension administration staff as regards the computation for pensioner benefits.

    §  Provide input into the verification of pensioners and supervise the verification process.

    §  Supervise the issuance of notification to beneficiaries following any changes to pensionable status or pension payments.

    §  Identify and propose process improvements to the Pension Administration policies / procedures.

    §  Prompt and efficient communicate with pensioners and other stakeholders on all queries.

    Job Requirements

    §  A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Actuarial Science or any other social science discipline.

    §  An advance degree is preferred but not required.

    §  A minimum of 12 years work experience in which at least 2 years should have been in a management position.

    Key Competency Requirements

    §  An advanced knowledge of the Federal Government’s Pension Reform Act and other pension legislations, regulations and circulars.

    §  Excellent numerical aptitude evidenced by relevant academic achievements or equivalent work related experience.

    § Demonstrates excellent negotiating and problem solving skills with high level of confidentiality.

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    Head, State Liaison (HSL – PFA017)

     

    This role is primarily responsible for coordinating the activities of all State Liaison offices.

    The Job Holder reports to the Director, Pension Service Department and oversees the State Liaison Officers.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    §  Serve as an intermediary between Liaison Offices and the rest of the department to ensure optimum communication.

    §  Oversee the definition and execution of strategies and work plans of the state Liaison offices.

    §  Present progress and evaluation reports on the activities of the Liaison offices to the Director, Pensioner Service Department.

    §  Ensure the implementation of the Agency’s Service Delivery strategy at all Liaison offices.

    §  Ensure standardization of service delivery and quality assurance in all Liaison Offices.

    §  Liaise with key stakeholders and pension associations.

    Job Requirements

    §  A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any other Social Science discipline.

    §  A Professional accounting certification, e.g. ACA, ACCA or other relevant higher business degree will be an added advantage.

    §  A minimum of 12 years work experience of which at least 3 years should have been in a management position

    Key Competency Requirements

    §  A good knowledge of the regulations and legislations governing pensions.

    §  Good project/program and stakeholder management skills.

    §  Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and ability to relate with diverse people and cultures.

    Method of Application

    Qualified and Interested persons should send Applications to: hr@michaelstevens.com.ng or msjobz@gmail.com stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above. The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant's full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position and code being applied for.

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