Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Vacancy for a Head, Dispute Resolution

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company
(AEDC) is the electricity distribution network operator for the Federal
Capital Territory, Niger State, Kogi State and Nassarawa State.
Abuja
Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) is one of the 11 power
distribution companies that was successfully
privatized and handed over
to new investors on 1 November 2013.

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company
(AEDC) is  currently recruiting for the following position: 

JOB TITLE:  HEAD, DISPUTE RESOLUTION

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Role involves
using alternative dispute resolution procedures in addition to
traditional processes of litigation and arbitration to minimize AEDC’s
exposure to risk; ensure the provision of solutions that are practical,
competitive and commercially focused. 

KEY ROLES / RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Formulate strategy, provide legal advice, guidance and practical
    solutions on a broad range of legal issues and disputes including those
    pertaining to customer relations, staff, revenue protection,
    investigations, contractual disputes etc.
  • Facilitate publication of successful prosecutions in the media to deter new and repeat offenders.

  • Facilitate the representation of and where permissible
    represent AEDC in litigation, administrative proceedings, external
    investigations and reviews, and alternative dispute resolution
    proceedings.

  • Prompt resolution of lawsuits initiated against the
    company through lawful and practical methods including but not limited
    to ADR techniques.

  • Provide advice and guidance on internal complaint proceedings and internal investigations.

  • Develop work plans, databases, policies and standard operating manual for the Function.

  • Training subordinates.

  • Handle all other issues assigned by the Company Secretary and Director Legal Services


  • Develop appropriate framework for the effective
    engagement, supervision and monitoring of anti-graft and other security
    agencies handling matters assigned by the company.

  • Develop appropriate framework for the engagement of
    external counsel and debt collection agents through appropriate
    engagements with Procurement.

  • Conduct, facilitate and properly document investigations
    assigned to Legal Services and participate in incident / committee
    investigations.

  • Develop and implement the framework for efficient case management

  • Coordinate the prompt documentation, processing and
    referral of energy theft, meter bypass and other cases/lawsuits referred
    to or received by Legal Services.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB, BL)

  • Masters degree and other post graduate qualifications preferred.

  • Minimum of 15 years legal experience. 
  • Broad knowledge of ADR policies, procedures and processes.

  • Litigation experience and experience working with Security agencies.

  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Awareness of the sensitivity and confidentiality involved in the function.

  • IT proficiency.
  • Tenacity to manage a large work load.

  • Broad knowledge of Company and Commercial Law.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

HOW TO APPLY
All applications should include curriculum vitae and cover
letter only. The application should be emailed to
hr.recruitment@abujaelectricity.com
. The subject of your email should
be the position you are applying for, i.e. Head, Dispute Resolution. 

The cover letter should be addressed to:
The MD/CEO,
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Plc,
1 Ziquinchor Street, Off IBB Way
Wuse Zone 4,
Abuja, FCT,
Nigeria

Attention: The Executive Director, Human Resources and Corporate Services.

NB: Only applications sent directly to the above email address and follow the above instructions will be considered and only suitably qualified candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline: 2nd August, 2016
at 5 pm GMT.

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