Ongoing recruitment in a Leading Downstream Petroleum Company, July 26th 2016

Onskon Consulting International Limited (Onskon) – Our client, a leading
player in the Downstream Petroleum sector with operations in Nigeria,
is currently seeking to recruit exceptionally and highly motivated
professionals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Quality Assurance Officer
Job Descriptions

  • The Quality Assurance Officer is responsible for implement Quality Assurance programs for the company.
  • Drive sustained continual improvement of critical business process performance.
  • Directly manage the team of quality inspectors.
  • To determine the quantity of component that has been loaded on the ship (bill of lading).
  • To determine and certify that the quality of the component that is being loaded satisfies the regulator requirement.
  • The Bill of Lading and the certificates of quality are deposited in a sealed packet with the master of the vessel.
  • Monitor procedures at discharge of petroleum products at discharge Jetty.
  • Maintain quality procedures at product distribution and loading terminal.
  • Facilitate and lead the development, maintenance and
    implementation of the Petroleum Depot quality plan, facilitate and lead
    mapping of critical business processes transferring ownership to the
    process owner for sustained continual improvement.
  • Audits the company’s operational & HSE processes to ensure that it’s up to speed at all times.
  • Translate business strategic goals into critical business
    process goals mentoring process owners in gap closure and improvement
    program definition.
  • Track the generation of non-financial/safety KPIs.
  • Measure and analyze performance of key performance indicators (KPI’s) with the purpose of driving continuous improvement.
  • Will carry out tests of petroleum products

Qualification and Experience

  • Must have had 10 years’ experience in similar role in a
    downstream oil and gas company. With at least 3 years in a supervisory
  • A good first Degree in Engineering or related field. An M.Sc. in Operations Managements will be an added advantage.
  • Experience gained within industry will be an advantage

Job Title: Administrative Manager (Depot Office)
Job Descriptions

  • The Administrative Manager supports operations by supervising
    staff, planning, organising and implementing administrative systems.
  • Has responsibility for directing the activities of subordinate
    staff in the coordination and management of various administrative
    activities at the depot.
  • The work requires knowledge of the policies, procedures, and
    regulations of administrative and departmental programs, and supervisory
    techniques, personnel policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities and directing the work of subordinate employees.
  • Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
  • Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that
    training is obtained. Ensures proper labour relations and conditions of
    employment are maintained.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports and composes correspondence relative to the work.

Qualification and Experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience of which at least 3 of these years will have been at management or supervisory level.
  • Experience gained within fuel storage or depot environment will be an advantage.
  • A good first Degree education is compulsory.

Job Title: Depot Accountant
Job Descriptions

  • He/she is primarily responsible for all the accounting functions in the depot
  • Work with and assist the Financial Controller in implementing account functions for the company.
  • Handles all the cash expenses at the depot.
  • Prepare a stock report of all movement of products in and out of the depot
  • Ensures that daily call-over and verification are carried out on all transactions posted into the system from the depot
  • Produce schedules for remittance/payment of VAT, WHT Pension, PAVE and other statutory payments from the depot.
  • Liaise with the head office to prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements to be submitted to management.
  • He/she will also ensure completeness of all payments and br
    receipts, invoices, Journals, Debit/Credit Memos and ensures they are
    correctly posted into the Accounting System.

Qualification and Experience

  • A degree in Accounting with a minimum of 2 or more years of progressive Accounting experience
  • ACCA/ICAN Professional and MBA is an added advantage.
  • Oil and Gas experience will be an added advantage.
  • Must be detail oriented.

Job Title: Accountant – Taxation Expert
Job Descriptions

  • The tax accountant is responsible for performing complex tax
    preparation, tax research and tax planning with minimal supervision.
  • The position is accountable for the collection of tax-related
    information, reporting to taxation authorities at the federal, state and
    local levels in a timely manner, and advising management on the tax
    impact of various corporate strategies.
  • He/she will conceive tax strategies to defer or eliminate tax
    payments, create tax data collection systems complete required tax
    reporting in a timely manner and update the company income tax database
    as tax rates change.
  • He/she will also coordinate audits by various tax authorities,
    recognize, anticipate and resolve tax issues; makes recommendations,
    investigate and correct process errors that caused incorrect tax filings
    and negotiate with tax authorities overtax payment issues.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Accounting, Business, Economics or related fields.
  • Minimum of 4 years of tax accounting experience.
  • ICAN, ACA or ACCA is an advantage.
  • Oil and Gas experience will be an added advantage.
  • Must be detail oriented.

Job Title: Security Manager
Job Descriptions

  • He is responsible for design and implementation of Security Strategies atthe depot.
  • He is responsible for ensuring that all company’s equipment and products are adequately protected physically and electronically.
  • He ensures that all properties of the organisation are protected from all forms of threats and are all accounted for.
  • He must identify organizational protection goals and objectives
    ensuring they are consistent with their organization’s strategic plan.
  • To work with other executives to decide on the priority of
    security needs and then spend according to an organization’s financial
    constraints and directives.
  • He/she will also oversee a network of security managers and
    staff and work with local, state and federal law enforcement and other
    security agencies.

Qualification and Experience

  • 10 years’ experience in Security Management in a corporate
    environment. Previous experience with a security agency will be an
  • B.Sc or M.Sc in Business or other relevant field.
  • Significant security experience
  • Knowledge of ICT

Job Title: Head Maintenance
Job Descriptions

  • The Head Maintenance should be responsible for making sure
    machinery and equipment run smoothly in the Petroleum depot by designing
    Maintenance Manual for all the equipment at the depot.
  • He should be capable of being proactive to equipment maintenance issues as against being reactive.
  • He should be able to work with other professionals in order to
    improve operations, reduce the incidences of costly breakdowns and
    develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of plants,
    personnel and production processes.
  • Will also have input into projects effecting modifications from
    design stage through to procurement, construction, commissioning and
    handover operations regarding any expansion plans associated with the
  • Must be fully conversant with terminal and storage equipment for a bulk fuel tank farm site.
  • Be knowledgeable about full compliance in wide scope of areas including operations and HSE.
  • Diagnosing breakdown problems; fitting new parts and making sure
    equipment is working correctly; controlling maintenance tools, stores
    and equipment.
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Qualification and Experience

  • Must have had 7 years maintenance experience in tank farms/depots maintenance.
  • B.Sc or M.Sc in either Engineering or Facility Management.

Job Title: Head – Health, Safety and Environment HSE (Depot)
Job Descriptions

  • Designing and Implementation of a HSE Policy for the company.
  • Carry out the day- to-day operations of HSE department and
    contribute to the application of effective Health, Safety and
    Environmental management by providing technical support.
  • To ensure development and timely delivery of HSE deliverables as required.
  • Have knowledge and enforce compliance of Regulatory requirements including company HSE policies and procedures.
  • Participate in project meetings as necessary to assist or advise Leadership Team in HSE matters.
  • Monitor the progress of resulting HSE action items, and ensure they are being tracked.
  • Maintain relevant HSE logs and documentation.
  • Help develop Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
  • Follow Fall Protection Program (FPP), inspect all fall protection equipment and maintain inspection records.

Qualification and Experience

  • A good university Degree. An M.Sc. degree in HSE or related field will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years cognate experience in Health Safety and
    Environment role in a Production/Engineering/Manufacturing environment
    of a petroleum company.
  • Good knowledge of Health Safety and Environment in downstream
    petroleum sector, terminal operations, engineering, facility upgrades or

Job Title: Operations Manager (Depot)
Job Descriptions

  • The Depot Operations Manager is required to manage all
    activities and ensure compliance in a sustained manner following through
    with procedures and plans of the company in order to achieve improved
    operations efficiency.
  • The role involves Leading, supervising and developing the depot
    operations team as well as being the HSE lead for the base and all
    inventory and asset & property maintenance.
  • She/he is responsible for planning, controlling and implementing strategies for safe loading of trucks and logistics operations.
  • Must ensure compliance with the standards, procedures, legislations and depot management specific systems.
  • Must ensure compliance with safety, health and environment in the loading gantry.
  • Inventory management pre and post-load out and maintenance of
    appropriate inventory levels to support business operations as
  • Liaising with agents for vessels loading and discharge.
  • Liaising with STS coordinators for mooring master, cargo hose, fenders, etc.
  • Liaising with JETTY coordinators for cargo hose, and other materials during JETTY discharge

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Eng. in Mechanical, Chemical or Electronics/Electronics Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years cognate experience in a Production/Engineering/Manufacturing environment of a petroleum company.
  • Good knowledge of downstream petroleum sector, terminal
    operations, engineering, facility upgrades or manufacturing processes is

Job Title: Depot Manager
Job Descriptions

  • Reporting to the Head of Operations, Depot Manager will be
    responsible for the efficient and smooth running of the Petroleum Depot.
  • He/she leads the team at the depot and is responsible for
    driving depot performance to ensure healthy, safe, efficient and cost
    effective operation.
  • He/She is responsible for the good working of all the equipment at the depot.
  • Act as the depot focal point for all interested bodies (internal
    and external) and is accountable for the 24/7 safe and efficient
    operation of plant and equipment at the depot.
  • Ensure optimum performance and seeks improvements to create
    competitive advantage in terms of safety, security, asset utilization
    and costs within agreed budgets.
  • Maintains a constant and critical appraisal of all depot
    activities and costs within the depot by directing the team to manage
    all achievable resources so that company products are stored, handled
    and distributed to the agreed standards at optimum cost.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Logistics, Engineering or any related fields
  • 5 years corporate experience in a Downstream Petroleum Trading Company with minimum of 4 years in Depot Operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of Depot operations Procedures.

Job Title: Head of Internal Control
Job Descriptions

  • She/he will design appropriate controls, financial, physical and technical.
  • Will lead the planning and conduct of operational, financial,
    technical and compliance internal audits of the company’s departments
    and branch, with selected policies, procedures and regulations to
    evaluate and increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the internal
    control systems to promote good corporate governance towards achieving
    the organisation’s mission and vision.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an internal risk based audit strategy and annual plan for the company.
  • Develop the organisation’s risk management framework and monitor the risk maturity and ensure this is reflected in the strategy.
  • He is to identify key risks to business objectives, evaluate and
    test controls in place to ensure area for improvement are identified
    and risks minimized.
  • He will also communicate with other governmental agencies or
    legal professionals with insights into changing regulations, standard
    compliance practices and other changes that may impact the merit of
    current internal control policies.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in any field with ACCA/ICAN.
  • Minimum of 12 years in internal control role in a corporate
    body, with specific emphasis on financial risk and regulatory
    requirements in any oil and gas industry.

Job Title: Head of Human Resources
Job Descriptions

  • Design, implement and manage human resources by identifying and
    training the right people who could align with the company’s strategic
    growth plans;
  • Designing, planning and managing human resources programs;
  • Develops organizational strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues;
  • Contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction;
  • Establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Manages human resources operations by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining staff;
  • Planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing staff job contributions;
  • Maintaining compensation;
  • Determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies;
  • Designing systems;
  • Accumulating resources;
  • Resolving problems;
  • Implementing change;
  • Function in an active & influential business advisory role
    with management in order to drive business results as it affects human
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Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Social Sciences or any related field.
  • Professional certificate in HR such as CIPM, CIPD, and SHRM.
  • Minimum of 15 years HR related experience 3 of which should be in managerial position.
  • Must have a good knowledge of Human resources business manuals,
    organisational development, talent management, performance management,
    workforce planning, & retention strategies.

Job Title: Head of Business Development
Job Descriptions

  • Dynamic, entrepreneurial driven Head of Business Development is
    required to drive aggressive business growth and revenue generation
  • Must have a proven successful track record of delivering against
    board level business revenue targets in a performance driven
    environment, set business plan and keep updates on progress.
  • He/she will be responsible for ensuring that all our business development and sales revenue targets set by the board are met.
  • Must have proven relationship with government parastatals such as NNPC, PPMC, DPR, PPPRA, etc;
  • Must have proven relationship with International Commodities
    trading companies (Oil), international oil companies’ (IOC) & major
    Petroleum marketing companies must understand trade terms for
    international transactions including pricing & contracts;
  • Must understand how to initiate and conclude international trades.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc or M.Sc. degree in either Business, Engineering or relevant subject.
  • MBA or Post graduate business degree in Marketing will be a strong advantage
  • Must have 15 years’ experience working in business development
    role in the Oil & Gas Sector. 3 years must have been at senior

Job Title: Head of Operations (HOP)
Job Descriptions

  • Head of Operations will work closely with the COO and play a
    critical role in the developing and implementing the company operations
    and meeting the targets of the board.

The HOP will be responsible for:

  • Planning & execution of all business operations within the company
  • Expediting the design and implementation of strategic policies governing all aspects of business operations and administration;
  • Ensure that systems, policies and solutions that address business imperatives are aligned with strategic direction;
  • Provide direction and lead direct reports in performing their roles and responsibilities.
  • The HOP will also manage and monitor vessel movement from point of loading in the country of import to the local Nigerian jetty.
  • Ensure that the vessel charter arrangements are always firmed up as required.
  • Ensuring that financial targets and other agreed targets are met in all departments.
  • He/she will drive the business to increase profits.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in either Operational Management, Engineering or Technology.
  • Minimum of 15 years cognate experience in any Manufacturing or Oil & Gas company

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Job Descriptions

  • The Chief Financial Officer will work closely with the COO, CEO,
    and the board and play a critical role in developing and implementing
    the company’s financial strategy.
  • The CFO will be advisor to the unit heads, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic models.
  • The CFO will be responsible for overseeing all financial and
    fiduciary responsibilities for the organization in conjunction with the
    directors, finance, audit and investments teams.
  • The CFO will be a resource for financial modelling for all big
    opportunities and prospective projects and be able to arrange funding
    locally and internationally, plan, implement and manage group CAPEX and
    OPEX budget and cash flow forecast across the operation, interface with
    the auditors, tax authorities, banks and regulatory agencies and also
    responsible for ensuring that proper accounting records are maintained.

Qualification and Experience

  • Must be graduate, Chartered Accountant & expert in Finance
    with minimum of 15 years cumulative experience, 5 of which must have
    been in a top Management position with membership of ACCA/ICAN.
  • MBA or Postgraduate business degree in Finance will be a strong advantage
  • Experience in the downstream oil industry will also be a plus.
  • Must possess strategic perspective and strong analytical skills.
  • Should be conversant with accounts solution packages.

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Job Descriptions

  • We are looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee the organizations on-going operations and procedures.
  • The COO shall have the primary responsibility of leading the
    day-to- day operations of the business of the organisation in accordance
    with the strategic plan and operating and capital budgets.
  • He/she will design and implement the business strategies, plans and procedures
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth;
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision;
  • Oversee daily operations of the company and the work of executives in various departments;
  • Assist the CEO in overseeing the organisation’s achievement and
    maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within its industry;
  • Perform other functions related to the office of the COO or as may be requested by the CEO or the Board.
  • The COO reports to the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).

Qualification and Experience

  • Must have a minimum of 15 years cumulative working experience,
    of which 7 must be in a top management position in the Downstream
    Petroleum Industry sector.
  • B.Sc. degree in any relevant field; MBA/Professional qualification is a plus
  • Must possess strategic perspective and strong analytical skills.
    Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
  • Proven experience as COO or relevant role
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc.
  • Experience in fund raising will be a plus
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application to: subject heading on the email MUST be the position you are applying for.

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  5:00pm; 9th August, 2016.

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