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  • Posted on: 22 August, 2011 Deadline: 19 September, 2011
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  • A leading Exchange house in Africa is seeking to recruit qualified professionals to fill the following positions:

    Head Business Development

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Drive the creation of the strategic plan and develop processes to attract companies listed on The Exchange and help achieve our targeted market capitalization
    * Responsible for overall Profit and Loss listings and trading efforts across trading lines.
    * Provides leadership for the effective implementation, measurement and oversight of business development and ability to maintain current product lines.
    * Responsible for the formulation and implementation of new product policies and initiatives.
    * Monitor results of function-wide priorities, and highlight/engage on potential corrective actions and dependencies when necessary
    * Develop the required Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Business Development division to ensure the delivery of first class services.
    * Orchestrate/oversee select practice-level processes across all business areas (e.g. strategic planning, quarterly financial planning, integrated business reviews)
    * Actively manage annual and quarterly budget.  Partnering with Finance and Council Committees to support critical analyses across the function

    Qualifications and Experience:
    * A degree in Business or a related field and a postgraduate degree
    * 15 years post NYSC experience of which a minimum of 5 years must have been at managerial level
    * Strong understanding of exchange regulations and portfolio management
    * Detailed knowledge of product development
    * Sound business and financial judgment with problem-solving abilities.
    * Must be able to build strong partnerships with business and corporate staffs, communicate to a wide variety of audiences in clear, understandable language, and be a skilled facilitator of group action.
    * Knowledge of securities and finance markets.

    Head Legal and Regulation

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Key role in driving the Transformation programme especially with the process of demutualisation.
    * Provide leadership for the effective implementation, measurement and oversight of financial decisions.
    * A strategic leader with the ability to formulate and implement legal policies and initiatives.
    * Monitor results of function-wide priorities, and highlight/engage on potential corrective actions and dependencies when necessary.
    * Develop the required KPI’s for the Legal division to ensure the delivery of first class services.

    Qualifications and experience
    * A law degree and postgraduate degree
    * 15 years post NYSC experience of which a minimum of 5 years must have been at managerial level
    * Strong understanding of exchange regulations and Legal interpretations
    * Demonstrated leadership and management ability in a complex organization.
    * Sound business and financial judgment with problem-solving abilities.
    * Must be able to build strong partnerships with business and corporate staff, communicate to a wide variety of audiences in clear, understandable language, and be a skilled facilitator of group action.

    Chief Finance Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Provides leadership for the effective implementation, measurement and oversight of financial decisions.
    * A strategic leader with the ability to formulate and implement finance policies and initiatives.
    * Influence people management, change management and team spirit.
    * Monitor results of function-wide priorities, and highlight/engage on potential corrective actions and dependencies when necessary.
    * Develop the required KPI’s for the Finance division to ensure the delivery of first class services.
    * Help drive the transition from the current Nigerian Accounting Standards Board(NASB) standards to the International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS)
    * Putting together a team to track all Exchange revenues and cost performance
    * Actively monitor and manage the budget and budget process.

    Qualifications and Experience
    * A degree in Accounting or a business related field from a reputable university
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * 12 years experience of which a minimum of 5 years must have been at managerial level
    * Strong understanding of exchange regulations and portfolio management
    * Demonstrated leadership and management ability in a complex organization.
    * Sound business and financial judgment with problem-solving abilities.
    * Must have IFRS knowledge
    * Strong understanding of change management
    * ICAN qualified or its equivalent.
    * Knowledge of securities and finance markets.
    * Working knowledge and experience in transiting into a new system and practice
    * Experience in a listed company is ideal


    Head of Technology Services

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Drive the formulation of the technology strategy. Lead its execution, working in close collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders
    * Build, retain and motivate a best in class technology team across all the main technology disciplines and oversee associated changes
    * Establish technical standards that will ensure a highly accessible and secure technology environment. Ensure adherence to the standards
    * Identify and manage strategic supplier relationships to augment internal and strategic capabilities, whilst ensuring a high level of service delivery
    * Provide strong leadership skills, ensuring the highest standards of governance, deliverables, risk and stakeholder management
    * Provide E2 technology integration from clients to brokers, trading, clearing, settlements and clearing, including risk surveillance
    * Ensure that all disaster recovery related technology services are up to date and will support the business in the unlikely event of an invocation. Ensure that these are tested regularly in line with the plan
    * Evolve a first class sealable technology infrastructure that enables business objectives

    Qualifications and Experience

    * A first degree in Computer Science, Engineering discipline, Mathematics or Physics from a reputable university
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * 12 years post NYSC experience in IT of which a minimum of 5 years must have been at managerial level
    * Solid technical track record in supporting and implementing technology infrastructures and or applications is essential
    * Networking (switching/routing) and Market Data Services experience will be a distinct advantage
    * Experience on at least two core technical disciplines (e.g., Networks, Server hardware and Operating Systems, software development, etc.,) at a ‘hands-on’ level is essential
    * Experience with managing team of technical experts in a business critical service environment
    * Training on ITIL and experience in working in an ITIL based environment will be a distinct advantage
    * Experience in financial services within a technology discipline will be a distinct advantage

    Internal Audit Head

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    * Develop a strategic plan, key performance indicators and budget for the department in line with corporate objectives.
    * Development of internal control systems, operations manuals and procedures.
    * Periodic review of internal control systems and recommend amendments to the council and management.
    * Ensure budgets approved by the council are strictly adhered to.
    * Periodic review of the management accounts for proper classifications of items of expenses and income.
    * Liaising with the external auditors for timely audit of the financial statement and presentation to the stakeholder.
    * Evaluate and monitor capital projects approved by the council and report on progress of execution.
    * Strong understanding of IFRS.

    Qualifications and Experience:
    * A first degree/ HND in accounting from a reputable Institution
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * 10 years post NYSC experience of which a minimum of 5 years must have been at managerial level
    * Must have good knowledge of Auditing and Regulatory framework.
    * Possess Good analytical and consultancy skills.

    Head Human Resources

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    * Contribute to the development of corporate strategy and lead in the development and execution of HR strategy
    * Establish, control and monitor HRM policies to maximize manpower productivity.
    * Direct the establishment of an effective Learning & Development Management System, Performance Management System and Manpower Development and Training and HR Admin/Employee Welfare.
    * Define and maintain a competitive and merit based compensation system to support the corporate strategy.
    * Direct research into new concepts that could increase HRM operating efficiency.
    * Direct oversight functions on succession planning
    * Monitor administration of payroll and authorize all data entry into the payroll system.
    * Establish employee welfare and benefits, framework and processes (loan, leave and pensions).
    * Provide counseling and guidance on HRM matters

    Qualifications and Experience
    * A  first degree in Industrial Management or a related discipline from a reputable university
    * A related second degree or professional qualification will be an added advantage (e.g. CIPM, NIPR)
    * 10 years post NYSC experience in business administration and human resources management in a corporate organization, of which a minimum of 5 years must have been at  management level

    Chief Risk Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    * Develop and be responsible for firm-wide Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) including but are not limited to Compliance, Market and Credit Risk framework, and business continuity.
    * Provides leadership for the effective implementation, measurement and oversight of enterprise risk management.
    * Monitor results of function-wide priorities, and highlight/engage on potential corrective actions and dependencies when necessary
    * Develop the required KPI’s for the Risk management division to ensure the delivery of first class services.
    * Help create the strategic plan and develop processes to ensure appropriate monitoring and follow-up on key initiatives
    * Actively manage annual and quarterly budget.  Partnering with Finance and Council Committees to support critical analyses across the function
    * Assist in the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) regulations

    Qualifications and Experience:
    * A first degree in Business Administration or related field
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * 10 years post NYSC experience of which a minimum of 5 years must have been at managerial level
    * Strong understanding of exchange regulations and contemporary knowledge of risk framework such as Credit, Market, and Operational risk and portfolio management experience at a macro level.
    * Detailed knowledge of enterprise risk management, including demonstrated experience in the application of enterprise risk management disciplines to optimize risk decisions within an organization.
    * Demonstrated leadership and management ability in a complex organization.
    * Must be able to build strong partnerships with business and corporate staffs, communicate to a wide variety of audiences in clear, understandable language, and be a skilled facilitator of group action more than simply a technical manager of risk.

    Head Corporate Communications

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    * Develop and be responsible for the implementation of the corporate communication strategy
    * Lead external communications initiatives for key organization milestones to generate local visibility through the media and other channels
    * Work with the products team and Webmaster to push through social media channels
    * Oversee website content to reflect advancement of the organization and to communicate new initiatives
    * Serve as a corporate spokesperson
    * Internal and external communication vetting from and about the organization
    * Own the content management of the intranet and internet portals
    * Develop technical corporate material

    Qualifications and Experience:
    * A first degree preferably in Journalism, Communications or a related field
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * 7 years post NYSC experience in public relations
    * Strong media experience, relationships with reporters and track record of generating positive visibility through the media and other channels
    * Ability to understand financial information and data and to communicate it in simple terms to media and to other lay audiences
    * Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including ability to serve in a spokesperson capacity
    * Willingness to think creatively and test new and unproven communications initiatives, tools etc.


    Bonds Product Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Develop retail market for Bond Trading
    * Enhance market micro structure to increase profitability of bond trading (with respect to market quality, transaction fees, best execution etc)
    * Work with market participants to increase liquidity in bonds traded on Exchange platform
    * Coordinate operator and investor education in fixed income products
    * Develop business requirements to drive trading platform development and enhancement.
    * Liaise with Market Operations and Technology Division to ensure system compatibility with market structure in quote and order driven markets
    * Maintain relationship with Debt Management Office Primary Dealing Market Makers, Exchange registered Broker-Dealers etc in support of order floor effort
    * Drive, review and amendment of  trading rules as necessary to promote fair and orderly trading

    Qualifications and Experience

    * A first degree in a business or related field from a reputable university
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * Minimum of 6 years post NYSC experience in bond trading either in an OTC or in an organized exchange
    * Product development experience is a plus

    Equities Product Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Enhance market  micro structure (in areas such as transaction fees, market making, sponsored access, securities lending and short selling) to increase profitability of equities
    * Work with market participants to increase market liquidity in equities and consider questions such as appropriate length of trading hours, stock circuit breakers, trading lots etc)
    * Coordinate operator and investor education in equity based products
    * Work with market operators to develop equity based products (Exchange Opening and Closing Actions for business regions and interface with technology)
    * Liaise with Market Operations and Technology Division to ensure system compatibility with market structure in quote and order driven markets
    * Drive, review and amendment  of trading rules as necessary to promote fair and orderly trading
    * Maintain relationship with broker-dealers, market makers, Institutional Investors (PFA, Insurance companies, managed funds etc.) and other trading participants.

    Qualifications and Experience
    * A first degree in Economics or business related areas
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * 6 years post NYSC experience of trading on an exchange floor.
    * Product development experience is a plus

    Rules and Interpretations Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities
    * Drafting of new rules and regulations for the Exchange.
    * Provides leadership for the effective implementation, measurement and implementation of rules.
    * A strategic leader with the ability to formulate and implement legal policies and initiatives.
    * Influencing people management, change management and team spirit.
    * Writing and putting out notices to members as well as interpreting existing rules and answering frequently asked questions on proposed rules.

    Qualifications and Experience

    * A law degree from a reputable university
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * 7 years post NYSC legal experience
    * Demonstrated leadership and management ability in a complex organization.
    * Sound business and legal judgment with problem-solving abilities.
    * Must be able to build strong partnerships with business and corporate staff, communicate to a wide variety of audiences in clear, understandable language, and be a skilled facilitator of group action.
    * Knowledge of securities and finance markets.
    * Experience in a listed company is ideal.

    Options Product Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities
    * Develop the Options Product for the market
    * Profit and Loss responsibility for options trading
    * Enhance market  micro structure (in areas such as transaction fees, market making, sponsored access, securities lending and short selling) to increase profitability of bonds
    * Work with market participants to increase market liquidity in Options and consider questions such as appropriate length of trading hours, stock circuit breakers, trading lots etc)
    * Coordinate operator and investor education in options based products
    * Work with market operators to develop options based products
    * Liaise with Market Operations and Technology Division to ensure system compatibility with market structure in quote and order driven markets
    * Drive, review and amendment  of trading rules as necessary to promote fair and orderly trading
    * Maintain relationship with broker-dealers, market makers, Institutional Investors (PFA, Insurance companies, managed funds etc.) and other trading participants.

    Qualifications and Experience

    * A first degree in Economics or Business related areas
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * Minimum of 6 years post NYSC experience in Options trading
    * Product development experience is a plus

    Web Master

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Develop and implement overall web presence strategy
    * Writes web content, edits content submissions and develops web pages.?
    * Maintains the organization’s website to ensure that it remains up-to-date, engaging and useful.?
    * Document and respond to both internal and external customer inquiries regarding various ecommerce relevant matters.?
    * Works directly with internal and external stakeholders and coordinates web-related initiatives.?
    * Serve as a liaison between technical and corporate communications staff
    * Coordinate communications efforts to ensure online/?offline integration.?

    Qualifications and Experience

    * A first degree in a related field from a reputable university
    * Minimum of 6 years post NYSC experience in Website Design, SEO Optimization and Website Management
    * Basic graphic manipulation skills (Photoshop, ImageReady)
    * Strong knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures associated with website management
    * Proficiency in web building /?content management software (Dreamweaver, MS SharePoint) or web authoring language (HTML, JavaScript) preferred?
    * Proficiency in CRM systems (Sage, Oracle) preferred.
    * Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint required.?


    Corporate strategist

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    * Driving strategic planning and executing corporate strategy
    * Leading the implementation of initiatives that support the enterprise’s vision and direction
    * Developing and overseeing initiatives that build corporate capabilities e.g., environmental scanning, industry benchmarking, functional planning
    * Researching industries, competitors and emerging trends to scope new business opportunities
    * Identifying investment opportunities and acquisition candidates, and performing financial valuations and due diligence of potential opportunities and acquisitions
    * Creating financial models to evaluate business opportunities
    * Managing relationships with international trade associations

    Qualifications and Experience:

    * A first degree in Finance, Economics or other quantitative discipline from a reputable university an
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage.
    * Minimum of 6 years post NYSC experience expertise in the Nigerian, US, EU or UK financial services sectors
    * Minimum of 2 years experience in a middle management position in investment banking or in a top-tier management consulting firm
    * Transactions experience in financial services is highly valued
    * Superior problem-solving abilities; project management, teamwork and quantitative aptitude
    * Proven ability to effectively synthesize and communicate complex business issues
    * Demonstrable aptitude in communicating with senior management
    * Experience in the financial services industry is highly desirable, ideally with a Financial Institutions Group (FIG)


    Product Strategist

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    * Develop and present new product analyses, including fact-based supply and demand analyses based on industry trends, competitive intelligence, capacity of the capital markets, and business development channels
    * Document the proposed investment process and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses relative to broker-dealer capabilities and competitor strategies
    * Determine appropriate delivery and sales channels for products, based on market opportunity, participant interest and investor behavior
    * Lead regulatory and tax evaluations of proposed products
    * Develop pricing models based on market, environmental and related concerns
    * Manage new product launch initiatives
    * Track and report on market trends and competitor activity; develop subject-matter expertise on economic, regulatory and marketing trends, including monitoring new filings and development of product related publications
    * Develop strategic analyses to influence business development strategies, marketing and product programs, and broader business strategies
    * Work with key stakeholders to develop 2-year product plan and budget proposal, and coordinate the product pipeline
    * Conduct scheduled pricing reviews (Market Data Products and Licensing for Index Products)

    Qualifications and Experience:

    * A first degree in Finance or other quantitative discipline from a reputable university
    * A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) is an added advantage
    * 6 years post NYSC experience in product or product line management with a financial services organization;  Marketing experience strongly preferred
    * Expertise in the Nigerian, US, EU or UK financial services sectors
    * Investment management experience and/or experience with financial markets, investment concepts, styles and issues
    * Experience with alternative investment products and strategies strongly preferred


    Executive Assistant

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Manage office communication
    * Take minutes of meetings
    * Diary management and keeping track record of all official documents
    * Organise and coordinate all corporate travel and accommodation arrangements
    * Organise meetings, functions and conferences
    * General Office administration

    Qualifications and Experience
    * A first degree from a reputable university
    * 5-10 years post NYSC experience in supporting corporate level executives in a well structured reputable organization
    * Professional, experience working with confidential matters, strong gatekeeper
    * Efficient meeting planning and calendar management experience
    * Domestic and international travel arrangement experience
    * Knowledge of basic financial concepts
    * Proficiency with MS Office Suite applications
     
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