Monday, 25 March 2013


Oando Nigeria Plc Recruits for Government Officer

Oando Nigeria Plc is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Governance Officer
Vacancy Code: GO/FT//34952
Department: Governance Office

Functional Area:
Manages the Corporate Secretarial, Ethics and Training, Compliance Governance Office and Contracts, Corporate Registry, Records and Forensics, Board Matters and Regulatory aspects of the Governance Office
  • Be responsible for the organization and management of all statutory meetings (Board, Committees, General meetings), and business meetings including preparation of all preliminary documents and post-meeting tasks in accordance with the Governance Office Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Be responsible for the processes of policy development, improvement, management & provision of guidance to employees, managers and other verticals on the application of company policy in complex situations.
  • Be responsible for all Corporate Secretarial & Compliance aspects of corporate transactions & other special projects such as acquisitions, restructuring, board evaluations or other strategic transactions of the Group.
  • Strengthen the corporate compliance function through identification & implementation of required improvements in the compliance program design.
  • Apply the Group’s document and records management procedure in managing statutory and legal requirements, and processing of all company statutory records.
  • Be responsible for conducting due-diligence and vetting of all business partners across their various jurisdictions of operation. Prepare due-diligence reports on suitability of vendors for business engagement.
  • Evaluate services rendered on contractual agreements, negotiate orders for settlement on behalf of the Company and process payments of same, in keeping with the company procurement policy.
  • Act as the responsible relationship manager for all corporate secretariat & compliance matters for at least one designated business entity/unit and at least one jurisdiction of the Group’s operation.
  • Effectively coordinate all matters relating to Directors’ remuneration, induction, training and general Board matters while maintaining standard Board processes across the Group.
  • Be primarily responsible for drafting, collating and preparing non-financial information across the Group for Oando plc’s annual report in compliance with all statutory requirements.
  • Be responsible for drafting Board Papers, resolutions and other documentation to assist with the decision making process of the Board and the implementation of Board decisions.
  • Create awareness on compliance issues throughout the Group through compliance on-boarding of all new employees and training of employees, directors and business partners on Company policies and Code of Business Conduct & Ethics and drafting of Ethics Watch and other compliance communication tools.
  • Ensure compliance with the Group’s Compliance and EHSSQ policies and procedures. Advise on sanctions for breach of Compliance and EHSSQ policies and procedures.
  • Manage client/auditor relationship and effectively communicate key audit recommendations to managers, working together to identify problems and find creative solutions to them.
  • Conduct periodic audits to monitor and track compliance of the Oando Group and its subsidiaries with rules, laws & regulations and prepare periodic reports to senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Prepare in conjunction with the Audit team, the statutory reports for the Board and Audit Committee meetings.
  • Monitor contract performance of service providers based on executed SLAs.
  • Align all work plans with the unit’s business continuity and disaster recovery plan, participating in audits and drills to ensure preparedness to manage different operating scenarios.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships with regulatory and government agencies, shareholders, registrars, local and international organizations etc and fulfil all of the company’s reporting and continuing obligations to these bodies/agencies
  • As part of financial management function, provide input to budget preparation and monitoring in alignment with financial targets of the unit.
  • Actively contribute to developing the company’s stakeholder management strategy in keeping with the company’s communication guidelines and standards.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Effectiveness of documentation management and accessibility of information
  • Smooth and effective stakeholder relationship management with no penalties
  • Demonstrated cost saving and budget management practices employed in day-to-day activites.
  • Promptness/timeliness of response/ service delivery
Person Specification:
  • A good University degree
  • Minimum of 5 years experience of legal, compliance or corporate secretarial work, 3 of which should be in a legal and compliance department of a public quoted Company;
  • Strong & Effective Business Communication and drafting skills (Verbal & Written);
  • Excellent Communication Skills;
  • Analytical & problem solving ability
  • Ability to plan and execute multiple assignments under pressure.
Required Competencies:
  • Knowledge of Corporate Transactions/Company Law
  • Oil & Gas Industry History and Dynamics
  • Knowledge of the different Statutory/Regulatory bodies governing Companies and the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Change Management
  • Team player
  • Customer focused & customer service oriented
  • Strong interpersonal Relations
  • Numeracy and Analytical skills
  • Cost Control
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Organization/Administration
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • PC Utililsation
  • Attention to detail
  • Reporting
Application Closing Date 
March 31, 2013
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

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