• Vacancy at The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC Plc)

  • Posted on: 21 July, 2016 Deadline: 2 August, 2016
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  • The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC Plc) was established to distribute quality electric power to its customers, using modern technology and tools. The company desires to build a team of professionals who will manage its operations under global best practices.

    The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, (AEDC) the electric distribution company for the FCT, Niger, Kogi and Nassarawa States, is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

    Head, Dispute Resolution

     

    Job Description

    • Job Role involves using alternative dispute resolution procedures in addition to traditional processes of litigation and arbitration to minimize AEDC’s exposure to risk;
    • Ensure the provision of solutions that are practical, competitive and commercially focused.

    Key Roles / Responsibilities

    • Formulate strategy, provide legal advice, guidance and practical solutions on a broad range of legal issues and disputes including those pertaining to customer relations, staff, revenue protection, investigations, contractual disputes etc.
    • Develop appropriate framework for the effective engagement, supervision and monitoring of anti-graft and other security agencies handling matters assigned by the company.
    • Develop appropriate framework for the engagement of external counsel and debt collection agents through appropriate engagements with Procurement.
    • Conduct, facilitate and properly document investigations assigned to Legal Services and participate in incident / committee investigations.
    • Develop and implement the framework for efficient case management
    • Coordinate the prompt documentation, processing and referral of energy theft, meter bypass and other cases/lawsuits referred to or received by Legal Services.
    • Facilitate publication of successful prosecutions in the media to deter new and repeat offenders.
    • Facilitate the representation of and where permissible represent AEDC in litigation, administrative proceedings, external investigations and reviews, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
    • Prompt resolution of lawsuits initiated against the company through lawful and practical methods including but not limited to ADR techniques.
    • Provide advice and guidance on internal complaint proceedings and internal investigations.
    • Develop work plans, databases, policies and standard operating manual for the Function.
    • Training subordinates.
    • Handle all other issues assigned by the Company Secretary and Director Legal Services.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree in Law (LLB, BL)
    • Master's degree and other post graduate qualifications preferred.
    • Minimum of 15 years legal experience.
    • Tenacity to manage a large work load.
    • Broad knowledge of Company and Commercial Law.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Broad knowledge of ADR policies, procedures and processes.
    • Litigation experience and experience working with Security agencies.
    • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Awareness of the sensitivity and confidentiality involved in the function.
    • IT proficiency.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to: hr.recruitment@abujaelectricity.com  The subject of your email should be the position you are applying for, i.e. Head, Dispute Resolution.

    The cover letter should be addressed to:

    The MD/CEO,
    Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Plc,
    1 Ziquinchor Street, Off IBB Way
    Wuse Zone 4,
    Abuja, FCT,
    Nigeria

    Attention: The Executive Director, Human Resources and Corporate Services.

    Note:
    Only applications sent directly to the above email address and follow the above instructions will be considered and only suitably qualified candidates will be contacted.

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