Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Vacancy for a Head, Dispute Resolution

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) is  currently recruiting for the following position: 

Job Title: HEAD, DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Job Location: Abuja

Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB, BL)
  • Masters degree and other post graduate qualifications preferred.

 

Years of Experience: Minimum of 15 years legal experience. 

Other Requirements:

  • Broad knowledge of ADR policies, procedures and processes.
  • Litigation experience and experience working with Security agencies.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Awareness of the sensitivity and confidentiality involved in the function.
  • IT proficiency.
  • Tenacity to manage a large work load.
  • Broad knowledge of Company and Commercial Law.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

 

 

Job Specification(s):
Job Role involves using alternative dispute resolution procedures in addition to traditional processes of litigation and arbitration to minimize AEDC’s exposure to risk; ensure the provision of solutions that are practical, competitive and commercially focused. 

KEY ROLES / RESPONSIBILITIES :

 

  • Formulate strategy, provide legal advice, guidance and practical solutions on a broad range of legal issues and disputes including those pertaining to customer relations, staff, revenue protection, investigations, contractual disputes etc.
  • Facilitate publication of successful prosecutions in the media to deter new and repeat offenders.
  • Facilitate the representation of and where permissible represent AEDC in litigation, administrative proceedings, external investigations and reviews, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
  • Prompt resolution of lawsuits initiated against the company through lawful and practical methods including but not limited to ADR techniques.
  • Provide advice and guidance on internal complaint proceedings and internal investigations.
  • Develop work plans, databases, policies and standard operating manual for the Function.
  • Training subordinates.
  • Handle all other issues assigned by the Company Secretary and Director Legal Services
  • Develop appropriate framework for the effective engagement, supervision and monitoring of anti-graft and other security agencies handling matters assigned by the company.
  • Develop appropriate framework for the engagement of external counsel and debt collection agents through appropriate engagements with Procurement.
  • Conduct, facilitate and properly document investigations assigned to Legal Services and participate in incident / committee investigations.
  • Develop and implement the framework for efficient case management
  • Coordinate the prompt documentation, processing and referral of energy theft, meter bypass and other cases/lawsuits referred to or received by Legal Services.

 

Apply Before: 2nd August, 2016 at 5 pm GMT.

How to Apply: All applications should include curriculum vitae and cover letter only. The application should be emailed to [email protected]. The subject of your email should be the position you are applying for, i.e. Head, Dispute Resolution. 

The cover letter should be addressed to:
The MD/CEO,
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Plc,
1 Ziquinchor Street, Off IBB Way
Wuse Zone 4,
Abuja, FCT,
Nigeria

Attention: The Executive Director, Human Resources and Corporate Services.

NB: Only applications sent directly to the above email address and follow the above instructions will be considered and only suitably qualified candidates will be contacted

 



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