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  • Posted on: 1 November, 2011 Deadline: 15 November, 2011
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  • H.Pierson’s client, the Cross River State Government has mandated us to carry out an executive recruitment exercise to acquire qualified and high achieving workforce for its PPP unit. The potential candidates will be obligated to strengthen public-private partnership projects, to meet the goals and objectives and ensure consistent achievement of superior results for the unit.

    Job Title: Director General, PPP
    Location: Cross River

    • Establish a fully functional PPP unit that is capable of ensuring that the needs of the Government of Cross River State are met when it comes to a PPP programme that delivers projects that are sustainable and financed and delivered by the projects that are sustainable and financed and delivered by the private sector.
    • Ensure that PPP projects are prepared for competitive market bidding in such a way that all financial and risk components are adequately identified, quantified and allocated in a manner consistent with prescribed methodologies
    • Provide assistance to line ministries at all stages of a project life-cycle in the preparation of initial project investment proposals for projects that could be suitable for PPP, the appointment of transaction advisors to assist in the project preparation, feasibility study, ensuring the study is of adequate quality for review, ensuring the financing structure is sound for the involvement of State.
    • Financial institutions is appropriate, ensuring bidding documents are suitable for market issuance, assisting the Line Ministry with bidding processes and bidder
    • Assisting the Line Ministry with negotiation and award of the PPP contract and assisting the Line Ministry with contract management
    • Assisting the Ministry of Finance in establishing and managing a Project development facility for the provision of funding for transaction advisors.

    • 10-15 years of successful and verifiable experience in a senior management position with a reputable investment company/bank or project sponsor.
    • Preferably a post graduate qualification in finance, with a supplementary master in Business Administration.
    • Must be a top class manager who is driven and pro-active.
    • Must be able to lead large teams with complex task requirements.
    • Must be able to analyze and solve complex problems.
    • Must have a balanced personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Job Title: Director, Support Services
    Location: Cross River


    Develops, implements, controls and evaluates departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
    Coordinates the operations and administration of the unit and staff and assists with Maintenance.
    Develops organizational systems in each department to reflect the department’s role.
    Develops documentation and reporting systems to maintain records and communication for the department.
    Supervises designated staff by performing duties such as interviewing and hiring, scheduling and coordinating work assignments, evaluating employee performance, disciplines employees and determining related training and orientation requirements.
    Responsible for purchasing of supplies, receiving supplies, resolving discrepancies with suppliers stock control and monitoring of supplies.
    Perform other related duties as assigned.


    First degree in Accounting, Administration or any related discipline.
    Masters degree in Business Administration or public Administration.
    Professional membership with ACA or Nigerian Institute of Management or Chartered institute of personnel management.
    Minimum of 10 years cognate experience.
    Display high level of organization and planning skills.
    Excellent written, presentation, oral  and communication skills.
    Ability to work and contribute to a team building environment.
    Proficiency in the use of a computer.

    Job Title: Director, Legal Compliance and Risk Management
    Location: Cross River


    Oversees internal audit staff responsible for assessment of compliance risk management programs at an enterprise-level and auditing execution of legal and regulatory requirements in diverse lines of business and specialty areas.
    Provide major input to staff audit engagement planning, field work, reporting, and the identification, development and documentation of audit issues, and recommendations for their remediation.
    Manages the implementation of compliance audit procedures, including, but not limited to , identifying and defining issues, reviewing and analyzing evidence, documenting auditee processes and procedures and assessing appropriateness of any needed remediation.
    Interacts with middle and senior level compliance management in ongoing evaluation and consultation about Capital One compliance risk management processes.
    Assists compliance Audit vice president/managing vice president in the planning, organizing, directing and monitoring of internal audit operations.
    Continually achieves and maintains high level of regulatory compliance and risk management practices knowledge.
    May interact directly with regulatory agency examination teams.
    May manage up to 4 people and have staff management responsibilities including hiring, training, evaluating staff, and taking corrective action when necessary.


    A first good degree in law
    At least 10 years post qualification experience
    Must be computer literate
    Member of relevant association
    Proven track record with evidence in legal drafting, commercial transactions, project finance, transaction legal advisory services and  corporate legal services.
    Excellent written, presentation and oral communication skills
    Good knowledge of Nigeria's legal system and law

    Job Title: Director, Technical Evaluation and Monitoring
    Location: Cross River


    Leading the development of annual work plans for the state team and district project teams.
    Leading the development of a framework system for project activities in the state for monitoring progress and process documentation, including drafting progress and results reports in line with the state requirements
    Leading the review of project progress in the state through analysis of project reports, rapid assessments and other information sources, using these for providing timely feedback to the project technical team for course correction and improved impact of the program.
    Participating in and facilitating the Design and development of projects. Design and implementation of an effective monitoring and evaluation plan, consistent with the annual work plans and approved action monitoring plan
    Identification of short-term technical assistance needs including experts and organizations that can contribute to the M&E work plans
    Design and implementation of project led operations research.
    Providing support to the PPP unit by establishing standards of quality in their capacity building initiatives and in ensuring that the initiatives are in line with establishing standards (training quality assurance)
    Developing guidelines for evidence reviews
    Ensuring high quality process documentation
    Providing technical assistance to Government
    Providing oversight and support to M&E specialists in designing, conducting and supervising qualitative and Quantitative studies relevant to the project and ensuring high quality deliverables.
    Supervising M&E specialists and consultants so as to ensure their timely deliverables according to the activities assigned


    First degree in Engineering, Architecture or any related discipline
    Membership of relevant professional body
    Diploma/Certificate in project programme management
    Minimum of 10 years cognate experience
    Must have personally been involved in managing a number of PPPs-varied experience in this regard will be an added advantage.
    Experience in specialist utility, financial/commercial expertise.
    Should have previously led teams in similar field
    Track record of having managed multiple projects/teams
    Good management, organization and communication skills
    Experience in the use of Microsoft Project Office

    Method of Application
    Qualified candidates for any of these roles should apply via: http://smartrecruiters.com/HPiersonAssociatesLimited by clicking on the relevant job links or send their resume to selection@hpierson.com stating the post applied for as subject matter. The exercise expires in 2 weeks from this publication. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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