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Sahara Power Nationwide Recruitment

Date Posted: 16/May/2014
Deadline: 31/May/2014
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Head (Internal Audit)

Sahara Power

Responsible for Internal Audit cell i.e. financial, commercial and technical audit

Plan, control and record the audit work appropriately to determine the priorities, establish and achieve objectives
Test operating effectiveness of processes, policies, codes put in place in IKEDC Identify and evaluate the organization’s internal control system as a basis for reporting its adequacy and effectiveness
Ensure the timely availability of approved audit strategies and operating plans that reflect the longer-term corporate goals and priorities established by the Board of Directors
Lead the planning process within the audit function, reviewing strategy and plans and ensuring the timely availability of reports justifying current plans, policies, procedures, practices and proposed changes in operational practices and ensuring their compatibility with Board strategy and goals.
 Ensure timely initiation and completion of Annual Audit Plan.
Ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
 Ensure the availability of up-to-date audit standards, covering all aspects (including hierarchy of key ratios; codes of conduct and discipline; quality standards, codes and practices).
Establish audit program, schedules and procedures.
Agree the scope of external audit with the external auditors.
Develop the audit policies & procedures & manuals.
Conduct special investigations.
Ensure compliance with all technical, safety, environmental specifications and standards.
Report findings, conclusions and recommendations arising out of audit and ensure it is communicated effectively
Lead teams that carry out investigations wherever necessary
Provide the board with an assessment of primary risks in the functioning of IKEDC Monitor compliance with technical standards and specifications and initiate action to correct non- compliance
Ensure that adequate procedures exist for a speedy investigation of major incidents occurring on the system.
Ensure that investigations into major incidents are conducted thoroughly and that they conclude with an acceptable report explaining the true causes and associated responsibilities and making recommendations to prevent recurrence.
Submit periodical reports to MD/ CEO and audit committee and departmental heads on important audit findings and represents the company in various forums.
Assist and appraise the top management and audit committee in achieving the overall objectives of the company through efficient performance of the departments Monitor Cell’s performance through Key Performance Measures.
Prepare the Cell budget requirements and getting the same approved, etc
Design and develop training programmes for the officers responsible for the internal audit

Technical Competencies

· Risk Analysis techniques
· Advance Audit techniques

Behavioral Competencies
· Attention to details
· Perseverance

This application closes on the 31st of May 2014





Head (Health, Safety and Environment)

Sahara Power

Responsible for health, safety and environment policy formulation, coordinating with Regional safety officers and ensuring compliance across IKEDC.

Contribute to the formation of health, safety and environment strategy to ensure that aims and objectives of the department are aligned with the organization
Plan, allocate, co-ordinate and monitor the completion of a programme of work  to ensure that deliverables are achieved within timescales.
Contribute to the development of the budget and monitor and control the budget to ensure that expenditure does not exceed agreed limits.
Create safety policies & procedures and spread & communicate ‘the concept of safety’ and ‘safety guidelines’ across the organization, to also ensure adherence to such policies. Regular revision of policies and guidelines and suggest amendments.
Take  decisions  based  on  analysis  of  accidents  &  suggest  the  precautionary  measures  to  prevent  further occurrence of such
Perform a risk analysis for the company and recommend any changes that may be necessary.
Provide  advice and guidance to the  OH&S staff and  others both proactively and in response to requests  to inform business decision making.
Ensure safety monitoring and conduct inspections and audits to ensure compliance as per NERC norms
Prepare, update and implement Safety Manual for IKEDC.
Ensure that IKEDC is in compliance with the Nigerian Electricity Health and Safety Code of NERC
Ensure that the safety practices are implemented by IKEDC
Plan and conduct staff and public awareness programmes
Plan and conduct training of Health & Safety officers and representatives.
Plan and implement initiatives for reduction of work related injuries and death in staff and public
Prepare and submit month reports to CEO/ MD and NERC along with notification of accidents
Prepare  and  submit final reports  on accident  investigation to  MD/  CEO and NERC within stipulated  time (i.e. 2 weeks)
Monitor and ensure that the Safety Committees at each business units are functional.
Attend one meeting of Safety Committee in 6 months.
Plan and implement new initiative related to health and safety in IKEDC
Strengthen IT facilities for health and safety monitoring like upgrading CCTV system
Ensure that all the health related regulations for employees are followed and implemented by IKEDC
Ensure that all the environment related regulations are being implemented by IKEDC as per norms

Other Administrative responsibilities
o Monitor department’s performance through Key Performance Measures.
o Ensure provision of adequate resources for various activities of the department
o Identify training needs of officials and arrange to provide the same.
Perform any other duties as requested by the MD/ CEO and/ Head Department of the company

Qualification, Experience & Essential Knowledge

Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering field with 15 years of Experience OR MBA and Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 12 years of experience.
Diploma in Industrial Safety
Good understanding of technical and engineering aspects of the Distribution of power and electricity

Technical Competencies
Knowledge in O&M, identify hazards in distribution & transmission
Safety rules & regulations, Safety audit, safe work Risk management practice, ISO- 1800

Communication & Team Leadership 52   
Coordination & Problem Analysis 

This application closes on the 31st of May 2014



Head (Legal and Contracts)

Sahara Power

Responsible for providing legal support to CEO/MD  


Oversees all legal and contracts related activities of IKEDC
Represent IKEDC in highly sensitive matters in the courts
Represent IKEDC in legal matters before concerned authorities
Formulate important policies pertaining to various legal issues in consultation with leadership team.
Contribute to meeting discussions, as and when required, and advising members on the legal, governance, accounting and tax implications of proposed policies
Responsible for standardization of contracts within the organization
Analyze the outcome of claims investigations and interpret
Engage in Negotiations with with 3rd parties on compensation
To ensure proper communication between other departments and legal unit in order to seek clarifications pertaining to cases coming up for hearing, providing legal opinions and also updating the departments on the status of the cases

Qualification, Experience & Essential Knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in Law or Knowledge of law and has represented corporate in civil and legal matters At least 10 years of experience

D. SKILLS Technical Competencies
· Legal knowledge
· Knowledge of Regulatory Laws in the power sector
· Knowledge of contract management

Behavioral Competencies
· Good analytical and communication skill,
· Networking skill
· Decision making skills, Commercial Insight & Problem Analysis

This application closes on the 31st of May 2014


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