Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) Recruitment 2018

Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) recruitment 2018 – The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (“NSIA”), a corporate body established by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (Establishment, etc.) Act 2011, is mandated to manage funds in excess of budgeted hydrocarbon revenues. Its mission is to play a leading role in driving sustained economic development for the benefit of all Nigerians through building a savings base for the Nigerian people, enhancing the development of Nigeria’s infrastructure and providing stabilisation support in times of economic stress. NSIA operates three mandate funds: the Stabilisation Fund, the Future Generations Fund and the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund
The NSIA is in the process of strengthening its operations and enhancing overall capacity towards delivering its mandate. In this regard, the Authority is seeking to recruit suitably qualified, result-oriented and exceptional professionals to fill the vacant positions below:
 Job Title: Senior Legal Officer
Ref No: ES0097
Location: Abuja
Application Email:vacancies@rhizomeng.com
Job Description
  • Reporting to the General Counsel, the officer will provide legal services to the Authority on matters of litigation, land/ property document perfection, contracts and other transactions that have legal implications to effectively mitigate the Authority’s exposure.
Responsibilities
  • Support the provision of ongoing legal and regulatory advisory for operational and investment-specific matters across the organisation.
  • Support the provision of advice of a general nature on labour, current legislation on tax, finance, investment and other matters that are relevant to the functions and objectives of the Authority.
  • Assist with managing relationships with external solicitors and arbitrators.
  • Monitor, report and advise on litigation claims and ensure minimal damage is sustained by the Authority.
  • Support Interactions with relevant regulatory authorities on behalf of the NSIA and provide backstopping in all meetings with MDAs and other stakeholders on legal matters relating to the operation of NSIA or prospective investments.
  • Use of world class standards of governance, business integrity, and environmental and social stewardship including support for Know-Your- Customer and Anti-Money Laundering procedures, and reputational management
  • Draft and or review NSIA policies, guidelines, frameworks, communications, contracts as well as legal documentation to which NSIA is a party prior to the General Counsel’s review/sign off.
  • Assist in the provision of general sector and investment support where applicable, drawing on international experience and effective practice
  • Assist with legal document retention, storage and custody.
  • Any other responsibility as shall be assigned by the General Counsel or Executive Management from time to time.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • A good first degree in Law (L.L.B. and B.L.) and qualified to practice in Nigeria. Relevant professional and postgraduate qualification(s) will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience, four (4) of which must have been at a strategic management level.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian legal system.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, negotiation and relationship management skills.
  • Political savvy, maturity and tact, including the ability to relate with different levels of authority within the legal sphere.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical standards and high level of integrity.
In addition, candidates must possess the following attributes:
  • Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment.
Job Title: Head, Infrastructure Risk Management
Ref No: ES0095
Location: Abuja
Application Email: executive@rhizomeng.com
Job Description
  • Reporting to the Managing Director/CEO, the successful candidate will manage all Infrastructure-related risks including transaction and project- specific risks.
Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement appropriate framework for providing consistent measurement, reporting and control of risks across the Authority’s Infrastructure portfolio.
  • Perform comprehensive risk assessments, including statistical analyses and provide up-to-date information to guide the Authority’s investment decisions.
  • Continuously review/assess the risks facing the Authority’s Infrastructure projects in order to proactively establish appropriate mitigating controls and monitoring mechanism/framework using existing risk management tools.
  • Define and implement various risk mitigation solutions.
  • Define risk thresholds for Infrastructure projects and monitor the risk profiles accordingly and escalate and manage indicators outside limits with risk owners.
  • Interpret and analyze reports/data/information to identify possible risk exposure.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, events, issues and developments to assist/enable the development and implementation of appropriate control measures, monitoring mechanism as required.
  • Define and continuously review the Authority’s Infrastructure risk policies, processes and activities, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Generate regular reports to executive management on the risk profiles of the Authority’s Infrastructure investments.
  • Perform other functions as assigned by the Managing Director.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • A degree in Finance, or any Business-related discipline and postgraduate qualification(s); possession of CFA and other such professional will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience in infrastructure and project management, preferably in a leading investment bank, International Finance Institution/Development Finance Institution or a similar institution.
  • Credit Risk experience with emphasis/exposure to Project Finance/Infrastructure projects.
  • Ability to think strategically and holistically and to appreciate the impact of various policies, issues and solutions.
  • Need to be strong with financial modelling tools, techniques and analysis
  • Political and business savvy, maturity and tact, including ability to relate and network at different levels of authority.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical standards, high level of integrity. strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
In addition, candidates must possess the following attributes:
  • Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment.
Job Title: Portfolio Manager, Nigeria Infrastructure Fund
Ref No: ES0094
Location: Abuja

Application Email: vacancies@rhizomeng.com
Job Description
  • Reporting to the Head, Nigeria Infrastructure Fund, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring prudent investment of the Infrastructure Fund in projects such as power generation, distribution and transmission, agriculture, dams, roads, rail, airports etc.
Responsibilities
  • Build and manage a well-balanced investment portfolio aimed at achieving target risk-adjusted returns.
  • Identify viable infrastructure projects and advise management on investment decisions based on sound analyses.
  • Champion the valuation and structuring of infrastructure deals.
  • Proactively monitor and supervise the portfolio activity, providing up-to- date report to management.
  • Provide up-to-date analysis of portfolio activities.
  • Provide market insight on a regular basis to share with other portfolio managers and executive management.
  • Plan and implement exit strategies for all holdings in the portfolio ensuring the Authority can exit from its investment on a timely and seamless basis.
  • Liaise with investment risk managers to appropriately assess the risks facing the portfolio in order to define mitigating strategies.
  • Build strong relationships with external counterparties (BPE, ICRC, State and Federal Ministries), investors and gain insight into market dynamics.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • A degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering or any Business-related discipline and post-graduate degree(s) and relevant professional qualifications.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience in infrastructure and project management, preferably in a leading investment bank, International Finance Institution/Development Finance Institution or a similar institution.
  • Good knowledge of infrastructure sector trends (globally and within the Nigerian context), and practical experience in valuation, structuring, portfolio management and business strategy.
  • Hands on experience in project finance and management of infrastructure funds.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in financial modeling and structuring of infrastructure deals.
  • Expertise in negotiating complex transactions.
  • Strong business acumen, maturity and tact, including the ability to relate with senior management of financial institutions and other stakeholders.
  • Track record of successful investing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical standards, high level of integrity, strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
In addition, candidates must possess the following attributes:
  • Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment.
Job Title: Officer, Human Resources
Ref No: ES0098
Location: Abuja
Application Email: recruitment@rhizomeng.com
Job Description
  • Reporting to the Head of Human Resources (HR), the officer will be required to provide support in the various human resource functions, through leveraging on HR applications that are aligned with the NSIAs business goals and objectives.
  • S/he will also contribute to enhancing the current and future human resource value proposition of the Authority.
Responsibilities
  • Manage the HR applications in use and ensure the integrity of the data by ensuring the maintenance of employee records, and ensure accurate and timely updates of employee information on HRIS
  • Manage and update of HR portal.
  • Assist in the administration of payroll
  • Assist in the management of staff compensation and benefits/entitlements administration process.
  • Assist in implementing policies in relation to the core HR areas
  • Ensure all staff statutory payments are remitted to relevant regulatory bodies
  • Provide a single point of contact to all staff for resolving HR queries and requests
  • Manage staff records relating to leave and vacations, medicals and general administration
  • Assist in ensuring accurate job descriptions are in place and assist in the implementation of performance management process
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • A degree in social sciences or any relevant field.
  • Knowledge and skill with minimum of five (5) years relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of Human Resource Management applications
  • Good knowledge of Nigerian labour and employment legislations.
  • Commendable level of attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Human Resource
  • Management practices and principles
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical standards and high level of integrity.
In addition, candidates must possess the following attributes:
  • Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment.
Job Title: Analyst, Nigeria Infrastructure Fund
Ref No: ES0099
Location: Abuja
Application Email: recruitment@rhizomeng.com
Job Description
  • Reporting to a Portfolio Manager, in Nigeria Infrastructure Fund, NSIA, the successful candidates will Support the Portfolio Manager in the investment of the Infrastructure Fund in essential and efficient infrastructure such as power generation, distribution and transmission, agriculture, dams, roads, rail, airports etc.
Responsibilities
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative analysis on proposed infrastructure projects and develop presentation materials for the Team Lead.
  • Proactively monitor and report portfolio activities, provide up-to-date report to the Team Lead.
  • Manage NIF transaction pipeline and provide weekly deal log report
  • Support the Portfolio Manager in the planning and implementation of exit strategies from projects as directed by Management.
  • Develop relationships with external counterparties (BPE, ICRC, State and Federal Ministries), investors and gain insight into market dynamics.
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the Portfolio Manager.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • A degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering or any Business-related discipline.
  • Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience.
  • Good knowledge of infrastructure sector trends (globally and within the Nigerian context), and practical experience in valuation, structuring, portfolio management and business strategy.
  • Experience in Project Finance and management of infrastructure funds.
  • Strong analytical skills with hands-on experience in financial modeling.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical standards and high level of integrity.
In addition, candidates must possess the following attributes:
  • Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment.
Job Title: Secretary to the Authority
Ref No: ES0096
Location: Abuja
Application Email:executive@rhizomeng.com
Job Description
  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Board of Directors, the successful candidate will coordinate all Board secretariat activities and provide guidance in the implementation of the NSIA’s corporate governance framework.
  • He/she will also provide effective administrative support in the execution of the Authority’s corporate governance policies.
Key Responsibilities
  • Issue notices of meetings of the Board and the Governing Council.
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to the Authority’s Board, including preparation of agenda, papers, resolutions, and minutes.
  • Keeping records of the proceedings of the Board and the Governing Council.
  • Monitor and ensure appropriate and timely execution of the Authority’s secretariat functions.
  • Render all necessary secretarial services in respect of meetings and advise on compliance by the meetings within the applicable rules and regulations.
  • Ensure the proper custody of the statutory and other books of the NSIA and also ensure that records are up-to-date.
  • Carry out other duties as the Managing Director or the Board may, from time to time, direct.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • A first degree in Law (L.L.B. and B.L.) and post-graduate qualification(s). Possession of ICSAN will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years company secretarial experience, five (5) of which must be as a Company Secretary.
  • Good knowledge of leading practices in secretariat services and corporate governance.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian legal system.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, negotiation and relationship management skills.
  • Political savvy, maturity and tact, including the ability, to relate with different levels of authority within the legal sphere.
In addition, candidates must possess the following attributes:
  • Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent networking skills, particularly relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae (prepared as a Microsoft Word document, and saved with your full names) to the Application Email corresponding to the Position they are applying for. Please quote the appropriate reference number as the subject of your e-mail.
Note
  • All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • The role is open to Nigerians within and outside the country who have completed the National Youth Service Programme. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position on offer.
Application Deadline  20th June, 2018.
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