• Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria is Hiring

  • Posted on: 8 April, 2014 Deadline: 22 April, 2014
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  • A central feature of the chequered history of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has been the sustained effort to enthrone professional excellence in the banking industry in Nigeria. This struggle, based essentially on the need to jealously guard, preserve and positively project on the noble profession of banking, which is based on the principle of "Trust and Honesty", has not been easy considering the numerous problems associated with a developing banking industry and the Nigerian economy in general.

    Yet in spite of daunting odds faced in this turbulent journey, it is to the eternal credit of the founding fathers, successive leaders of the Institute, captains of the industry and regulatory bodies, that significant and giant strides have been made within the banking industry.

    Director

     

    Job Title: Director
    Dept./School/lnst.: Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria
    Nature of Engagement/Tenure: Contract/4 years
    Reports to (Job title): Registrar
    Section/Centre/Unit: Centre for Financial Studies
    Grade: Assistant Director - Director
    Appointment period: Full Time
    Current location: Lagos

    The Centre for Financial Studies [CFS] was established in 2013 as a subsidiary of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria [CIBN] with a vision to be the most globally respected African Centre for Financial Studies. An affiliate Centre of the Lagos Business School, it is positioned as a thought-led Institution, offering research capabilities andknowledge based events on contemporary and emerging issues in banking and finance. The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria established the Centre for Financial Studies as a strategic contribution towards addressing the shortage in executive capacity in the banking and finance industry and has positioned it to provide top executive personnel in financial services institutions theopportunity to be on the cutting edge of sound financial knowledge.

    The Director shall have the responsibility of:

    • Engaging in research on topical contemporary and emerging issues in the Banking and Finance Industry with a view to advancing the frontiers of knowledge.
    • Engaging in policy advocacy by generating position/occasional papers on relevant and topical issues in banking and finance.
    • Collaborating with any organization or tertiary institutions towards the achievement of the objectives of the Centre.
    • Organising knowledge events such as Round-tables, Guest Speaker Series, Breakfast Sessions, Public Lecture to provide platform for discussing research findings, access to high quality intelligence about the operating business environment, and also discuss burning issues relevant to banking and finance practitioners, regulators, academics and members ofthe Institute.
    • In addition to proven management and leadership experience, the successful candidate must have a demonstrable passion for academic and professional practice.

    Qualifications/Experience

    • A Doctorate degree or a Master's degree in any of the social sciences or business related disciplines.
    • Possession of relevant Professional Qualifications such as ACIB/FCIB is an added advantage.
    • Candidates must possess membership of relevant and reputable professional body / bodies in Nigeria or overseas and be able to command the respect and loyalty of members of staff, researchers, and other stakeholders.
    • At least fifteen (15) years academic, professional and administrative experience, at least five of which must have been gained in managerial position in an institution of comparable status.
    • Demonstrable ability to offer academic and administrative leadership as well as the ability to effectively discharge the duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Director.
    • Evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals.
    • Computer Skill - Use of Statistical Packages e.g. SPSS and Microsoft Suite
    • Research Skill
    • Writing Skill
    • Presentation Skill
    • Verbal Communication Skill
    • Leadership Skill
    • Knowledge of laws, guidelines, policies and regulations relating to the Banking and Finance industry
    • Candidate must possess Professional and Ethical attitude necessary for the job.

    Method of Application

    Tenure
    The appointment is for an initial period of four (4) years and may be renewed for a second term of four (4) years, subject to satisfactory performance.

    Remuneration
    The remuneration attached to the position is similar to those enjoyable in the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. Interested and suitably qualified applicants should send applications to cibn@cibng.org within 2 weeks from the date of this publication.

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