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  • Posted on: 18 June, 2013 Deadline: 4 July, 2013
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  • As part of water sector reform initiatives to guarantee sustainable access to basic sanitation and basic water supply in Port Harcourt city, the Rivers State Government, through the Rivers State Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development' (RSMWRRD),has identified the immediate need to recruit competent and Suitably qualified professionals to fill top level positions in the newly established Port Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC) and Rivers State Water Services Regulatory Commission (RSWSRC).
    In addition, the Rivers State Government and PHWC are implementing the first phase of the Port-Harcourt Water Supply and Sanitation Project with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank (WB). This project will provide water and public sanitation facilities for approximately 1.5million residents in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas (LGAs). In order to ensure the successful implerrientation of the project, the RSMWRRD has identified the immediate need to recruit competent and suitably qualified professionals to fill various mid-level positions within PHWC.
    Immediate opportunities exist in the following areas:

    Manager, Communication and Public Relations (ESOO45)


    Reporting to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will directly manage communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect PHWC's reputation. In particular, he/she will be responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the Corporation. Key responsibilities will be to:

    • Formulate, implement and manage an effective public relations and communications strategy to promote PHWC's image and reputation.
    • Articulate the Corporation's desired image and position, and ensure consistent communication both internally and externally.
    • Manage communication channels to facilitate effective stake Holder communication and engagement.
    • Maintain effective media relations in order to promote and advocate for the goals and activities of the Corporation.

    Key Requirements

    • A bachelor's degree in Communication, Public Relations or any related discipline.
    • Relevant post-graduate qualification in Public Relations or Mass Communication will be an advantage.
    • A minimum of ten (10) years' experience, with at least three (3) years' experience in a senior management position, preferably in a PR and Communications firm.
    • Proven experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations, activities.

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    Human Resources Officer (ES0046)


    Reporting to the Manager, Finance and Administration, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the following:

    • Develop and implement a comprehensive people strategy and operating plans and ensure alignment with the Commission's corporate strategy and key objectives.
    • Develop and implement Staff Performance Management Systems.
    • Prepare staff career and deployment plans, coordinate the identification, analysis and audit of all reported or suspected compliance violations.
    • Coordinate the input of relevant staff data into HR Information systems, and Payroll systems for the purpose of facilitating the processing of employee

    Key Requirements

    • A good first degree in Human Resources, Social Science or Industrial Relations from a reputable institution.
    • A relevant post-graduate degree will be an advantage.
    • Membership of relevant professional bodies such as CIPD or CIPM.
    • A minimum of five (5) years' human resources post-qualification experience in a reputable public or private sector organization in a HR role.

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    Port Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC) Managing Director I Chief Executive Officer (ES0042)


     Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will provide effective leadership and strategic direction managing PHWC's operations. An essential part of the role will be to identify' new commercial opportunities and drive growth across all business activities of the Corporation. Key responsibilities will be to:

    • Oversee day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Corporation.
    • Develop and implement corporate business development strategies and plans in order to ensure delivery of quality services, customer satisfaction and profitability.
    • Create and develop commercial opportunities to increase revenue streams for PHWC.
    • Develop and implement a modern customer charter service in order to enhance service delivery to customers.

    Key Requirements

    • A' bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration or other related disciplines.
    • Relevant professional qualifications and an MBA will be an advantage.
    • A minimum of twelve (12) years' experience in a commercial environment, with at least five (5) years' experience at executive management level.

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    Manager, Commercial and Business Development (ES0043)


    Reporting to the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and supervising the commercial aspects of the PHWC's operations, particularly as they relate to meter reading, billing customer enrollment. Key responsibilities will be to:

    • Coordinate, lead, and manage the service delivery, revenue generation, and customer satisfaction functions of PHWC.
    • Develop systems for domestic and commercial customer identification, billing, and build relationships with customers in a way that support field staff in meter reading and billing.
    • Develop short and long-term commercial policies, strategies and operating plans that reflect the Company's goals and priorities and also grow customer base, increase revenue, while working with other teams to keep cost down.

    Key Requirements

    • A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business management, Marketing or other relevant disciplines.
    • Relevant post-graduate degree(s) and membership of professional bodies will be an advantage.
    • A minimum of ten (10) years' experience, with at least three (3) years' experience in a senior management position, preferably in the commercial function of a commercially oriented water utility or similar organizations.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in the Water Utilities industry, including the water production process, and challenges, including non-revenue water, sound knowledge and understanding of commercial analysis.

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    Manager, Finance and Administration (ES0044)


    Reporting to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for effective -strategic and operational financial planning, monitoring and reporting to enhance management decision-making. An intrinsic part of this will be to facilitate the achievement of PHWC's business and operational strategies by ensuring the provision of timely and qualitative administrative and support services to the company. Key responsibilities will be to:

    • Drive the implementation of the operational strategy, work-plans, programs, systems, controls, policies and procedures to ensure a rigorous financial frame work in alignment with PHWC's overall objectives.
    • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual management reports to aid management decision-making process.
    • Manage the Corporation's financial' resources and ensure conformity of all financial reports with corporate accounting policies and principles.
    • Monitor the financial status of the Corporation with regards to cash flow, investment, outstanding balance and short-term finance.

    Key Requirements

    • A bachelor's degree in Accounting or finance related field.
    • Possession of post-graduate degree(s) and relevant professional qualifications, e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA are essential with proven analytical and 'qualitative accounting finance competencies.
    • A minimum of twelve (12) years' relevant experience, with at least five (5) years' experience at senior management level.
    • Good knowledge of advanced financial management (accounting and reporting), treasury and investment management, international accounting and financial reporting standards and tax principles, local tax regime/legislation and implications to business as well as information management.

    Method of Application

    To apply, quote appropriate reference number as the subject of email and send your Cv to not later than 04 July, 2013

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