Vacancies in an Indigenous Oil and Gas Company via PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

PwC – Our client is an
indigenous oil and gas company with businesses within the upstream and
downstream sectors of the industry. In order consistently be a
competitive oil and gas business and deliver value for its stakeholders,
the Company engaged PwC to source for suitable candidates to fill

various key vacant job positions within the organisation.

 Job Title:  Executive Assistant to the MD

Roles & Responsibilities 
•Develop a comprehensive
understanding of the dynamics of the business, the priorities of the
company and the priorities of the MD, as well as company policies,
procedures and methods of operation to effectively and efficiently
conduct duties and responsibilities
•Support the MD in conducting daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, & annual reviews of tasks and correspondences.
•Screen emails, highlight urgent correspondence and print attachments.
•Conduct weekly diary meetings with the MD to discuss upcoming engagements, invitations and other requests
•Maintain, update and categorize contacts lists for easy reference at all times
•Prepare all relevant documentation and information packs for meetings
•Provide secretariat services during meetings.
•Document and circulate minutes of meetings
•Coordinate official engagements
•Schedule on behalf of the MD meetings between him and his direct reports and the committees and groups to which he is a member.
•Follow
up and monitor progress on discussions, decisions and/or special
assignments to ensure timely response from the MD to the respective
person(s) and stakeholders
•Conduct research and gather data on diverse business issues for the MD
•Collate material and prepare presentations and speeches for the MD
•Coordinate
travel and accommodation requirements in connection with the
Administration Department and ensure arrangements are in place for the
MD to match his requirements.
•Maintain effective and comprehensive
electronic and paper filing systems to ensure protection, security and
confidentiality of all files, records and reports
•Prepare correspondence on behalf of the MD, including the drafting of general replies.
•Keep and retrieve files for the MD as at when needed.
Requirements 
•Minimum of first degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Humanities, discipline is required
•Master’s degree in a related discipline is an advantage
•Minimum
of 8 years post qualification experience in office support, secretarial
or administrative function in a reputable company or similar
organisation




Job Title: Commercial Analyst

Roles & Responsibilities 
•Participate in the
preparation of financial studies that establish feasibilities for
contract services and evaluation of alternatives that may be technical,
financial and/or procedural/ administrative
•Develop in conjunction with contracting professional, analyses and technical qualification of bidders
•Develop the scope of work for various contract services
•Participate
as the contract proponent representative on the Bid Review Team charged
with development of a realistic Company position on contract terms and
the negotiation of these terms
•Assist in preparing the professional analysis or development of bid responses, negotiation offers and counter offers
•Assist in the preparation of verifications of contractor cost and escalation or de-escalation amendments
•Negotiate
with contractors as part of a negotiating team comprised of Contracting
and contract proponent representatives. Prepare responses and assist to
represent applicable proponent on Claim Review Panels
•Provide or
assist in the provision for proponent representation in the
administration of contracts and participates in the development of
financial and technical advice on intent of wording, scopes of service
or other clauses that may impact cost and cost/benefit relationships
•Assist
in providing justification and recommendations for changes in
contracting procedure or contract format for management approval
•Assist
in performing periodic examination of Contract Administration in the
field in order to locate shortcomings or potential problems in the
administrative procedures or contract terms and conditions

Requirements 

•Minimum of first degree
in a Social Science, Humanities, Finance & Accounting or Engineering
related discipline is required
•MBA or Masters in a relevant discipline is an added advantage
•Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in similar role


Job Title:  Head of Finance and Performance Monitoring

Roles & Responsibilities
 •Lead the development and delivery of the Finance Improvement Plan
•Ensure
that the Company’s business control framework is effective through
maintenance of a fit for purpose risk based framework of business and
financial controls
•Ensure compliance with financial and fiscal reporting (statutory and others) requirements
•To
identify and explore alternative strategies to improve the
Corporation’s overall financial position including maximising
partnership arrangements, external funding opportunities and income
generation as appropriate.
•Negotiate the resolution of fiscal issues with the relevant Government departments and provide advice on fiscal matters
•Manage
the provision of high quality and efficient Treasury services including
cash management, insurance pensions, credit management, accounts
payable and payroll
•Provide payroll services
•Ensure the
development and maintenance of insightful, fit for purpose financial and
management information to support business decision making
•Ensure optimal development and resourcing of finance staff and positions
•Play a leading role in the development of the Finance strategy and the annual Business Plan
•Play a leading role in driving the Corporation towards cost leadership
•Continually seek opportunities to enhance value for the Corporation
•Work
collaboratively with the upstream, downstream and corporate teams to
gain insights on performance versus plan, LE, prior period and/or prior
year.
•Deliver the monthly and quarterly management information
reports in a timely and accurate manner, and with high quality, to the
senior stakeholders.
•Set clear expectations and timetable for
activities and deliverables, and communicate the same with all relevant
stakeholders who play a role on the overall delivery of the management
information.
•Contribute to the improvement of systems and processes in the delivery of the MI reports.

Requirements 

•This is a high profile
leadership role requiring a talented Finance professional, with strong
values, excellent leadership and influencing skills and good networking
abilities.
•Minimum of first degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any related discipline
•Relevant
professional certifications e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA),
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of
Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of
Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) or its equivalent is required
•MBA or a Masters’ in related discipline is an added advantage
•Must be able to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of accounting, legal and regulatory frameworks
•Must be able to demonstrate a track record of cost-efficiency and cost savings achievements
•Minimum
of 18 years cognate experience, 7 of which must have been in a Senior
Management position in upstream Oil & Gas, with evidence of regular
engagement with the Executive team and Finance partners
 

Job Title:  Technical Adviser
Roles & Responsibilities
 

•On behalf of the MD,
manage interfaces with GMs & Managers as well as external
stakeholders and visitors including government officials, legislators,
etc.
•Plan, prioritize, and organize the MD’s diversified workload and manage available resources.
•Act on behalf of the MD as delegated or as circumstances demand.
•Along
with the Confidential Secretary, manage key routines (staff meetings) –
including scheduling, agendas, notes and action items/follow-up and
supervises the maintenance of a complex and detailed calendar for all
activities, events, meetings, travel, conferences and Board activities.
•Manage multiple concurrent projects with internal and external contributors.
•Drafts
and supervises the preparation of general correspondence, memos,
charts, tables, graphs, business plans, presentations and reports, etc.
The Technical Adviser is fully responsible for the accuracy and clarity
of all materials released by the MD’s office.
•Analyses financial
reports, budgets and other materials, identifies areas of concern and
summarizes key points for MD; gathers additional data as required to
clarify/resolve any issues or concerns.
•Reviews external media for
relevant articles, newsletters, websites, RSS feeds, etc. and summarizes
key points and identifies any action items for review by MD
•Manage
MD’s Departmental requirements and reporting, conducting analysis of
information and reports and publishing same as appropriate.
•Exercises independent judgment
•Incumbent
must be extremely professional, trustworthy, organized, diplomatic, an
excellent writer, analytical and highly motivated to ensure the success
of the Corporation
•Collects and coordinates data needed by technical staff.
•Reviews
and verifies information which may include source documents, policies,
claims files, summons & complaints, salary data, etc.
•Coordinates
materials or special projects for assigned technical staff or
individual which may include preparing material/reports, distributing,
editing, formatting and proofreading material
•Maintains records and
data utilizing various automated systems which may include creating
database/server, developing tracking systems/spreadsheets, setting up
files, etc.
•Resolves problems and/or discrepancies which may involve research and data collection.
•Support management to ensure the Site Office working culture is structured and time managed.
•Be conversant with project KPI’s and support their delivery and attainment at all times.
•Compile the project weekly and monthly reports in the correct template

Requirements 

•BSc in Engineering, Accounting, Commerce, Economics or Business Management preferred
•8 years’ experience preferably in Petrochemical or Oil and Gas related operations

Job Title: Head of Legal and Compliance
Roles & Responsibilities

 •Provide leadership and ensure efficient effective management of staff and resources in the legal department
•Provide
legal advice to management and the Board as may be required from time
to time on the legal implications of the Corporation’s activities,
ensuring appropriate measures are taken to protect the organisation from
legal risks.
•Support the Corporation’s bidding, negotiation,
contracting and other commercial activities to ensure that the
Corporation’s legal interests are duly protected in all its
transactions. Provide standard templates and minimum document contents
to guide the conduct of the Corporation’s business activities and review
any documents that involve a significant financial or other commitment
on the part of the corporation
•Revise and advise management on
legal implications of internal policies and procedures. Provide and
interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate
appropriate legal procedures to staff.
•Manage any litigation involving the Corporation and co-ordinate external counsel.
•Formulate compliance checklists, while continuously monitoring with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly.
•Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the department for executive meetings
•Negotiate,
review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare
and advise checklist to ensure information is submitted on time.

Requirements 

•Graduate degree in law, a Masters will be an added advantage.
•Must be a member of the Nigerian Bar Association
•At
least 10 years’ experience ideally in a leading organization with
proven track record in contract negotiation and legal drafting.
•Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel.
•Proven
track record of adding value to an organization through the development
of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
 

Job Title:  Head of Corporate Services
Roles & Responsibilities
 

•To ensure the
development, implementation and evaluation of corporate services
strategies for the provision of service and support that are responsive
to client’s needs and are sufficiently dynamic to respond to changes in
Government direction and legislative change. Scope includes HR and Admin
services, Information Management and technology and External Relations.
•To manage the provision of quality services that reflect the Company’s core values
•To
promote and champion new ways of working with internal and external
partners to achieve more effective and customer focused levels of
service delivery within the company’s current and future strategy.
•To ensure the development of organizational structure that meets changing service needs
•To
provide the full spectrum of HR services and advice ranging from
Recruitment and Resourcing, Retention, motivation, staff development,
Policy development and advice, performance management and disciplinary
procedures in a peaceful and harmonious industrial relations atmosphere
•Ensure
proactive provision of seamless and top quartile IM/IT service delivery
whether in-house or outsourced to meet the requirements of the company
•Establish
long time and sustainable network with both internal and external
stakeholders and ensure that the organization is well informed and
engaged with sustainable communication channels.
•Ensure close
consultation with external agencies to promote public understanding of
the company’s vision in order to facilitate their effective
implementation and wider credibility
•Ensure all outsourced services are adequately managed for efficient and value-adding delivery

Requirements

 •Successful candidate must
possess a University degree in any of the social science disciplines
with at least 15 years of relevant experience, preferably in the oil and
gas sector. A Masters’ degree will be an added advantage.
•Professional certification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) or its equivalent is required
•Incumbent
must have a good understanding of working in a multi-functional team,
with good supervisory skills and a sound understanding of the challenges
of such function.
•Ability to lead, motivate and develop innovative
solutions and work effectively in a private sector operating with a
political environment will be essential.
•Incumbent will be expected
to represent the Company and interface with Government agencies,
regulatory bodies and associations to develop and maintain effective
relationships that will advance the course of the Company
 

Job Title:  Head of Commercial and Technical
Roles & Responsibilities
 

•Develop a comprehensive
investment strategy that will enable the corporation identify, develop
and realise profitable investment opportunities in the Upstream,
Midstream & Downstream sectors of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry
•Secure
Board of Directors’ approval for the investment strategy and implement
the strategy as approved. Continuously review and update the strategy in
response to actual or anticipated changes in the political, economic,
technological, social and business environment
•Manage the review and
analysis of technical, operational and commercial datasets, to improve
risk adjusted returns, to deliver profitable growth and to support
decision making by the Managing Director, the Board of Directors and
other stakeholders
•Identify suitable investment opportunities for
the Corporation, including but not limited to bidding rounds,
divestments, farm-ins, greenfield, brownfield, etc. as well as suitable
organisations to partner with in order to realise the said opportunities
•Lead
the development and submission of technical and commercial
documentation required to realise identified opportunities, leading
negotiation teams on behalf of the corporation, setting objectives and
strategies required to realise the opportunities
•Manage engagements
with internal and external stakeholders (including government and
regulatory agencies) in order to ensure the Corporation’s objectives are
achieved while maintaining appropriate governance and oversight.
•Establish
a framework to guide the Corporation’s approach to managing investor
relations and joint venture relationships, ensuring representation in
relevant decision making and governance structures, in order to assure
that the management and operations of joint ventures are conducted in
accordance with the Corporation’s objectives and values and in ways that
maximize value and returns for the Corporation and its stakeholders
•Develop and implement operational strategies for any ventures in which the Corporation might take the role of operator

Requirements

 •15 years’ experience in
the oil and gas industry, including senior leadership positions with
significant technical and commercial content obtained in a joint venture
environment.
•International experience will be an added advantage
•Graduate
degree in Engineering or Geoscience disciplines. Higher qualifications
are not essential, but may be an added advantage
•Proven track record
of managing corporate social responsibility as well as health, safety
and environment processes and activities
•Management of budgets and resource plans.
 

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right fit for any of the job roles, please “Apply online”  by 17th August 2016
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