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  • Posted on: 24 April, 2013 Deadline: 24 April, 2013
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  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the apex regulator of the capital market in Nigeria. As part of strengthening its corporate governance system, an Ethics office is being newly created in the Commission with two position requiring urgent resourcing in the first instance. The successful candidates will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Commission’s operations and ensure that they are consistent with the Commission’s code of ethics. The successful candidate will ensure the fostering and maintenance of integrity and ethical behavior, manage the whistle blowing hotlines and the resultant complaints about business practices, hold regular dialogue with potential whistleblowers, and be responsible for some key result areas of the regulatory and compliance work in the Commission.

     

    Chief Ethics Officer

     

    Job Description:
    Develop and communicate the corporate values of the Commission and incorporate them into a code of ethics
    Develop, maintain and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the Commission’s ethics programme
    Develop and maintain confidential procedure for handling and processing of complaints and allegations as appropriate
    Craft and ensure dissemination of corporate ethics statements, support forms and relevant tools
    Lead annual corporate governance audits and present findings to the executive management team.
    Create a reporting system and procedure for employees and other stakeholders to report ethical lapses or illegal activities
    Ensure consistency and integration of ethics policy with corporate philosophies and practice
    Design and deliver ethics training programmes to familiarise employees with the Commission’s compliance and ethical goals
    Ensure that the Commission’s code of ethics is a dynamic document and that it is modified to reflect changing attitudes and concerns within the business world.
    Lead / refer investigations of reported unethical activities as appropriate
    Produce periodic reports to executive management and the Board on the state of the Commission’s ethical affairs.

    Requirements:
    Minimum of 20 years relevant experience (Advanced degrees an advantage)
    Corporate governance knowledge and experience a must
    Strong conviction about right & wrong and proven track record of strong ethical conduct
    Strong desire to ensure that the interests of all parties are protected in all that the Commission says and does.
    Strong Leadership and people management skills
    Relevant IT skills

    Retired judges and ex-intelligence corps members are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Ethics Officer

     

    Job Accountabilities:
    Assist in communicating the corporate values of the Commission and incorporating them into a code of ethics
    Assist in maintaining and revising policies and procedures for the general operation of the Commission’s ethics programme
    Maintain the Commission’s confidential procedure for handling and processing allegations as appropriate
    Ensure dissemination of corporate ethics statements, support forms and relevant tools
    Actively participate in annual corporate governance audits and present findings to the executive management team.
    Maintain a reliable reporting system and procedure for employees and other stakeholders to report ethical lapses or illegal activities
    Disseminate corporate ethics statements, support forms and relevant tools as directed
    Assist in designing and delivering ethics training programmes to familiarise employees with the Commission’s compliance and ethical goals
    Assist in ensuring that the Commission’s code of ethics is a dynamic document and that it is modified to reflect changing attitudes and concerns within the business world.
    Take part in investigations of unethical activities as appropriate
    Contribute to divisional periodic reports.

    Requirements:
    Minimum of 10 years relevant experience (Advanced degrees an advantage)
    Corporate governance knowledge is a must
    Strong conviction about right and wrong & proven track record of strong ethical conduct
    Good team working skill
    Relevant IT skills

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in a Word format to the appropriate email to: ceofficer@sec.gov.ng

    Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contactedRemuneration

    All positions offer competitive salary and benefits packages inclusive of medical, contributory pension scheme, paid vacation, in addition to other benefits.
    Application Closing Date
    7th May, 2013

     

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