Chief Operating Officer at the Nigeria Institute of Chartered Arbitrators

The Nigeria Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICArb) is the premier arbitration institute in Nigeria founded in 1979 under the leadership of former Attorney General of Nigeria and former judge of the World Court at The Hague, Judge Bola Ajibola, SAN, KBE and duly incorporated in 1988 under the Companies Act as a legal entity Limited by Guarantee.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Location: Lekki, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • This individual will be responsible for managing all internal operations of the Organization. This individual will be primarily responsible for implementing core activities and overseeing all administrative and financial task associated with ensuring effective management of memberships and programmes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the ongoing operations of all departments in the company.
  • Ensure the Institute’s compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics for management use and decision making.
  • Present regular reports on the status of the company’s operations to the Registrar/Chief Operating Officer.
  • Manage the smooth functioning of the office support systems including negotiations with suppliers, vendors and other service providers in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Motivate staff to meet or surpass organizational and sales goal.
  • Ensure that company complies with all tax and legal obligations.
  • Promote communication between colleagues for the benefit of information flow and to curb any problems that arise.
  • Oversee any other tasks that may emerge as a result of the growth of the Organization.
  • Work closely with the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer to establish short-term objectives and long-range goals, and related plans and policies.
  • Provide management to staff and leadership to the organization that aligns with the company’s business plan and overall strategic vision.
  • Establish and implement already existing policies that promote company culture and vision.
  • Regularly reviewing operations to ensure that the required standards are met and recommend changes where necessary.
  • Provide management to staff and leadership to the organization that aligns with the company’s business plan and overall strategic vision.
  • Liaise with the Finance Manager in developing and controlling all operational budgets to ensure that the Institute has all the resources required to meets its objectives within its agreed financial parameters and to maintain the financial strength of the company.
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with financial, human resources and administrative policies and procedures.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Business Administration or any other related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years work experience.
  • A Master’s Degree in Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, Developmental Studies, or MBA will be an added advantage.

Functional / Technical:

  • Proven entrepreneurial ability and capacity to work with significant autonomy.
  • A high level of integrity and preparedness to keep stakeholders informed.
  • Strong indication of passion for Nigeria’s development and commitment to the developmental objective of the Institute.
  • Strong fundraising and funds management skills
  • Evidence of strong networks in the Nigerian private, public and nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrable knowledge and interest in literature and literacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills.


  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A team and bridge builder.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


Application Deadline 18th February, 2022.