• Vacancies at The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

  • Posted on: 5 August, 2014 Deadline: 16 September, 2014
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  • The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is the manager of Nigeria's Sovereign Wealth Fund. It was established as an independent agency by an act of the National Assembly in May 2011. The NSIA is set up to receive, manage and invest in a diversified portfolio of medium and long term revenue of the Federal Government, State Government, Federal Capital Territory, Local Government and Area Councils, in preparation for the eventual depletion of Nigeria's hydrocarbon resources, as well as the development of critical infrastructure in Nigeria that will attract and support foreign investment, economic diversification, growth and job creation.     .

    Driven by a private sector philosophy in outlook and orientation, the NSIA adopts global best practices in its operational systems, processes and procedures, and values the competencies, talents and differences of its diverse group of employees. Amongst other strengths, the NSIA has assembled an exceptional team, with a broad diversity of educational and professional experiences, which shares a common passion to achieve the NSIA mandate.

    As part of ongoing initiatives to strengthen its operations and enhance its capacity to achieve its goals, the NSIA seeks to recruit exceptional, result-oriented and suitably qualified professionals to fill the following positions:

    Head, Infrastructure Risk Management (ESOO94)

     

    Reporting to the Executive Director/Chief Risk Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing all infrastructure-related risks, including transaction and project-specific risks. Inherent in this will be to develop and implement an appropriate framework for providing consistent measurement, reporting and control of risks across the NSIA's Infrastructure portfolio.

    Key responsibilities will be to:

    • Perform comprehensive risk assessments, including statistical analyses and provide up-to-date information to guide the Authority's investment decisions.
    • Continuously review/assess the risks facing the NSIA's infrastructure projects in order to proactively establish appropriate mitigating controls and monitoring mechanism/framework.
    • Interpret and analyse reports/data/information to identify possible risk exposure(s).
    • Generate regular reports to executive management on the risk profiles of the Authority's infrastructure investments.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, events, issues and developments to assist/enable the development and implementation of appropriate control measures, monitoring mechanism as required.
    • Define and implement various risk mitigation solutions including insurance options.

    Qualifications, experience and attributes

    • A good first degree in Economics, Finance or any Business related discipline from a reputable institution.
    • Post-graduate degree(s) in any related disciplines and relevant professional qualification(s) will be an advantage.
    • A minimum of ten (10) years' experience, five (5) of which must be in infrastructure risk management, preferably in a leading international investment bank or a similar institution.
    • Excellent knowledge of risk management practices and practical hands-on experience of market, operational and cross-border risk management techriques and practices.
    • Strong understanc'!tng of risk management and infrastructure project development.
    • Ability to think strategically and holistically and appreciate the impact of various policies, issues and solutions.

    In addition, candidates for all roles must possess the following attributes:

    • Proven leadership. negotiating and influencing skills.
    • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment
    • High ethical standards and level of integrity.

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    General Counsel (ES0095)

     

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of legal services to the Authority on litigation, land/property document perfection, contracts and other transactions that have legal implications in order to effectively mitigate the Authority's exposure. A key component of this role will be to provide comprehensive advice to
    management on the legal implications of proposed policies, decisions and actions.

    Key responsibilities will be to:

    • Ensure that the NSIA complies with appropriate requirements as stated in the NSIA Act and other legal documents guiding its establishment and existence.
    • Coordinate, monitor and ensure the Authority's overall compliance with statutory and relevant regulatory requirements.
    • Provide on-going legal and regulatory advisory for operational and investment-specific matters across the organisation, as well as, interact with relevant regulatory authorities on behalf of the NSIA.
    • Manage relationships with extemal solicitors and arbitrators.
    • Monitor and advise on litigation claims and ensure minimal damage is sustained by the Authority.
    • Coordinate the drafting of all legal documentations between the Authority and third parties as required, as well as, liaise with relevant authorities in perfection of title documents for the Authority's acquired properties.
    • Handle routine and complex contract disputes and negotiations, as well as corporate matters.

    Qualification, experience and attributes

    • A good first degree in Law (L.L.B. and B.L.) and qualification to practice in Nigeria. Relevant
    • professional and postgraduate qualification(s) will be an advantage.
    • A minimum often (10) years' relevant experience, four (4) of which must have been at a strategic
    • management level.     .
    • Good knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian legal system.
    • Excellent written and oral communication, negotiation and relationship management skills.
    • Maturity and tact, including the ability to relate with different levels of authority within the legal sphere.

    In addition, candidates for all roles must possess the following attributes:

    • Proven leadership. negotiating and influencing skills.
    • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment
    • High ethical standards and level of integrity.

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    Company Secretary (ES0096)

     

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Board of Directors, the successful candidate will coordinate all Board secretariat activities and provide guidance in the implementation of the NSIA's corporate governance framework. He/she will also provide effective administrative support in the execution of the Authority's corporate governance policies.

    Key responsibilities will be to:

    • Coordinate, monitor and ensure the NSIA's overall compliance with statutory and relevant requlatory requirements.
    • Monitor and ensure appropriate and timely execution of the Authority's secretariat functions.
    • Provide secretarial and administrative support to the Authority's Board, including preparation of agenda, papers, resolutions, and minutes.
    • Render all necessary secretarial services in respect of meetings and advise on compliance by the meetings within the applicable rules and regulations.
    • Ensure the proper custody of the statutory and other books of the NSIA and also ensure that records are up-to-date.

    Qualifications, experience and attributes

    • A good first degree in Law (L.L.B. and B.L.).
    • Possession of ICSAN will be an advantage.
    • Other relevant professional and post-graduate qualification(s) will be also an advantage.
    • A minimum of ten (10) years' company secretarial experience.
    • Good knowledge of leading practices in secretariat services and corporate governance.
    • Good knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian legal system.
    • Excellent written and oral communication, negotiation and relationship management skills.
    • Maturity and tact, including the ability to relate with different levels of authority within the legal sphere.

    In addition, candidates for all roles must possess the following attributes:

    • Proven leadership. negotiating and influencing skills.
    • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment
    • High ethical standards and level of integrity.

    Method of Application

    All positions are based in Abuja, Nigeria. The roles are open to Nigerians within and outside the country. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for any of the positions on offer. An attractive, highly competitive remuneration package and a pleasant working environment await the successful candidates.

    To apply, please quote the appropriate reference number as the subject of your e-mail and send your current curriculum vitae (prepared as a Microsoft Word document, and saved with your full names) to recruitment@hcp-ng.com not later than 16 September 2014.

    Please include in your application, a statement of how you meet the advertised criteria, as well as names and contact details (including telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements and abilities. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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