Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Vacancy: Director General/Chief Executive Officer needed by Ministry of Mineral Development

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is an agency set up to unlock the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector in Nigeria. The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development (MSMD) was established in 1985 as a bold attempt by the Nigerian Government to spur the rapid and beneficial development of the country's solid mineral resources.

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has openings for interested candidates at the National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency (NSRMEA). The National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency (NSRMEA) has the mandate to carry out exploration of Steel Raw Materials in all part of Nigeria and elsewhere for the iron and steel industry, and to establish and execute steel raw materials base for the country.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates to fill the below position:

Job Title: Director General/Chief Executive Officer

Location: Kaduna
Department: National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency (NSRMEA)

Job Description

    The successful candidate shall be responsible for the execution of the policies and day to day running of the affairs of the Agency.
    The tenure is for a period of 4 years, but renewable.

Conditions for Eligibility
To apply, a candidate must:

    Possess at least a Masters Degree from a recognized Institution in a discipline related to the mandate of the Agency;
    Have at least 25 years post graduation cognate experience five (5) of which must be at a management level;
    Possess a combination of technical, managerial and leadership abilities, which includes, but not limited to:
    Excellent leadership skill/qualities and strategic vision coupled with organizational and managerial skills;
    Scientific and technical competence with demonstrable knowledge of mineral processing; and
    Demonstrable knowledge of the issues, laws and regulations of the Nigerian Mining Sector.
    Be a member of a professional Association relevant to the activities of the Centre.

Salary/Benefit
Conditions of Service are as provided for Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances etc (Amendment Bill) Act 2008) and applied to Federal Government Agencies, which may be modified from time to time by competent Federal Authorities.

Application Closing Date
24th July, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit 15 printed copies of their Applications, current and detailed Curriculum Vitae, accompanied with photocopies of Credentials giving the following information:

1.) Personal Particulars:

    Full Names, Date of Birth, State of Origin, Marital Status, Contact Address, email and Telephone Number (s).

2.) Educational Background:

    Institutions Attended with Dates, Qualifications Obtained with Dates, Membership of Professional Bodies; Prizes, Distinction/Awards obtained.

3.) Work Experience:

    Present Employer, Position and Salary; Previous Position held with Dates;
    List of relevant publications (starting form the most recent) in professional Journals or elsewhere;
    Leisure and spare time activities/hobbies;
    Any other relevant information in support of application.
    Names and addresses of three referees (not relations) who shall be able to testify to the applicant’s academic/professional competence as well as good conduct and character and be ready to send their reports/testimonies directly to the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development within the valid period of submitting applications.

All Applications are to be submitted to:
The Honourable Minister,
Ministry of Mines and Steel Development,
2, Luanda Street off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent,
Wuse II,
Abuja.

Vacancy: Director General/Chief Executive Officer needed by Ministry of Solid Mineral Development

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is an agency set up to unlock the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector in Nigeria. The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development (MSMD) was established in 1985 as a bold attempt by the Nigerian Government to spur the rapid and beneficial development of the country's solid mineral resources.

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has openings for interested candidates at the National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC). The National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC) has the mandate to conduct research and development work on Solid Mineral and Metallurgical Development.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates to fill the below position:

Job Title: Director General/Chief Executive Officer

Location: Jos Director General/Chief Executive Officer
Department: National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC)

Jos Description

    The successful candidate shall be responsible for the execution of the policies and day to day running of the affairs of the Agency.
    The tenure is for a period of 4 years, but renewable.

Conditions for Eligibility
To apply, a candidate must:

    Possess at least a Doctorate Degree from a recognized Institution in a discipline related to the mandate of the centre;
    Have at least 25 years post graduation cognate experience five (5) of which must be at a management level;
    Possess a combination of technical, managerial and leadership abilities, which includes, but not limited to: -
    Excellent leadership skill/qualities and strategic vision coupled with organizational and managerial skills;
    Scientific and technical competence with demonstrable knowledge of metallurgy; and
    Demonstrable knowledge of the issues, laws and regulations of the Nigerian Mining Sector,
    Be a member of a professional Association relevant to the activities of the centre.

Salary/Benefit
Conditions of Service are as provided for Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances etc (Amendment Bill) Act 2008) and applied to Federal Government Agencies, which may be modified from time to time by competent Federal Authorities

Application Closing Date
24th July, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit 15 printed copies of their Applications, current and detailed Curriculum Vitae, accompanied with photocopies of Credentials giving the following information:

1.) Personal Particulars:

    Full Names, Date of Birth, State of Origin, Marital Status, Contact Address, email and Telephone Number (s).

2.) Educational Background:

    Institutions Attended with Dates, Qualifications Obtained with Dates, Membership of Professional Bodies; Prizes, Distinction/Awards obtained.

3.) Work Experience:

    Present Employer, Position and Salary; Previous Position held with Dates;
    List of relevant publications (starting form the most recent) in professional Journals or elsewhere;
    Leisure and spare time activities/hobbies;
    Any other relevant information in support of application.
    Names and addresses of three referees (not relations) who shall be able to testify to the applicant’s academic/professional competence as well as good conduct and character and be ready to send their reports/testimonies directly to the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development within the valid period of submitting applications.

All Applications are to be submitted to:
The Honourable Minister,
Ministry of Mines and Steel Development,
2, Luanda Street off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent,
Wuse II,
Abuja.

Palestinians​ family has been split apart by the Israeli occupation

A report says, Loay Tailakh calls his family in the besieged Gaza Strip every day, but he avoids video chats, which can leave him depressed and immobile for days.

His father told Reporters that, "he feel like a failure as a father".

However, his wife and three children live just a two-hour drive from his home in Ramallah, he has not seen them for two years.

Tailakh said; "I knew I would face some difficulties bringing my family to the West Bank, but I never thought I would be in a situation where I might never see them again".

Meanwhile, over 10-years-ago, Tailakh, who received a PhD in Agriculture from Bulgaria, moved to Gaza from the West Bank to work for the agriculture ministry. He married his wife, Shireen, in 2004, and they had three children: 13-year-old Karim, nine-year-old Yusuf and seven-year-old Salem.

Tailakh added: "I am worried about the long-term psychological effects this will have on my children if we are not reunited soon," Tailakh said, his voice trembling.

He also said: "Each night, I stay awake praying that tomorrow will be the day that I can hold them again, and our suffering will finally end."

Role of a Quantity Surveyor as a construction valuer

Quantity Surveyors are able to carry out monthly valuations of work-in-progress in order to make stage payments to the contractor.

This includes the physical measurement of the work on the site and materials delivered.

The valuation for interim certificates should be made as accurately as is reasonably possible, and the contractor is entitled under the terms of the contract to the full value of work executed on site, less a specified retention sum.

One of the main functions of the contractor's quantity surveyor is to ensure timely and full payment for work carried out on site.

For most contractors interim valuations and certificates form their only source of income, from which they fund the whole of their building operation. In general, building contracts provide within their conditions regular and timely payments to the contractor.

Interim Valuations is the bill that includes cost spent on works, which are completed and in progress in a construction. This is prepared by the contractor’s Quantity Surveyor and check by the consultancy Quantity Surveyor.

The purpose of this, is to obtain money required for carrying out the work.

Interim Valuation are prepared by the Quantity Surveyor whenever the architect considers them to be necessary for the purpose of ascertaining the amount to be stated as due in an interim certificate.

The architect is contractually bound to issue interim certificates at the period stated within the conditions of contract.

Interim certificates is a payment certificate issued under the clause “Contract Price and Payment”, other than the final payment certificate (FIDIC Conditions of Contract Definition)
Most standard forms of contract state an entitlement on the part of the contractor to interim payment.

These payment assist in the contractor’s cash flow, but the actual determination of the contractor’s entitlement is not made until the final certificate.

The interim payments are therefore sums paid on account of whatever the contractor might eventually be entitled to recover from the employer. Most standard forms make issue of a certificate a condition precedent to the contractor’s right to payment.

It is a matter of fact whether payment for work carried out is a statement of acceptance or approval. Most contract provisions for interim certification and payment are based on cumulative valuation of work done, and are only for payment on account.

They are not binding nor conclusive of acceptance of the work.
We will assess the value of any variations and extras and these costs will be included in interim applications for payment.

The valuation of variations involves the omission of work originally included in the bill of quantities and the addition of work as executed in its place. Each variation is considered separately and their net values carried forward to a general summary.

Nominated subcontractors and suppliers accounts are also included in interim valuations as and when the work has been executed on-site or materials supplied.

The elements to be included within an interim certificate can therefore be summarized as:

(1) Preliminaries.

(2) Measured works.

(3) Valuation of architect's instructions or variations.

(4) Remeasurement of provisional items, prime cost (PC) sums and provisional quantities.

(5) Valuation of nominated subcontractors and suppliers.

(6) Unfixed materials on site and, where allowable, materials off-site.

(7) Fluctuations, where they are allowed within the contract provisions.

Despite the obligations on the architect and the quantity surveyor to produce both interim certificates and valuations, interim valuations are generally carried out together, i.e. between quantity surveyors, so that agreement can be reached between parties before certification.

Role of risk manager in Nigeria

There is no common job description for the risk officer, and where there is one, it is far from uniform.

But there is something important we do know: Risk officers become more important year after year.

Risk officers must:

-  Manage the implementation of all aspects of the risk function, including implementation of processes, tools and systems to identify, assess, measure, manage, monitor and report risks.

-  Assist in the development of and manage processes to identify and evaluate business areas' risks and risk and control self-assessments.

-  Manage the process for developing risk policies and procedures, risk limits and approval authorities.

-  Monitor major and critical risk issues.

-  Manage the process for elevating control risks to more senior levels when appropriate.

-  Manage the corporate risk and control assessment reporting process as well as manage and maintain infrastructure elements (e.g. management reporting, including reporting to senior management).

-  Be leaders in developing and improving management reporting.

-  Liaison with Business users to prepare Functional specifications.

-  Generate project management documents.

-  Prepare high-level user requirements to assist in preparation of Project Initiation Documents.

-  Translate business requirements and functional needs into business / reporting and system specifications.

-  Ensure technical specifications meet the stated needs of the business.

-  Provide User Training for in-house developed systems.

-  Conduct compliance & risk assessments.

-  Conduct and document audits of client compliance to industry standards

-  Document project plans, action plans, presentations and project results for clients.

-  Define & produce client policies, procedures, processes & other documentation as required.

-  Enhance the security architect function and be responsible for the end-to-end security architecture of applications, technologies and services.

-  Implement the security program’s risk and control framework and global IT risk strategy.

-  Ensure the program is effectively integrated into product development and delivery methodology.

-  Participate in local and global discussions to formulate new or enhance existing security processes, policies and standards.

The independent risk management function (bank-wide and within subsidiaries) should have authority within the organisation to oversee the bank’s risk management activities.

Key activities of the risk management function should include:

• identifying material individual, aggregate and emerging risks;

• assessing these risks and measuring the bank’s exposure to them;

• supporting the board in its implementation, review and approval of the enterprise-wide risk governance framework which includes the bank’s risk culture, risk appetite, RAS and risk limits;

• ongoing monitoring of the risk-taking activities and risk exposures to ensure they are in line with the board-approved risk appetite, risk limits and corresponding capital or liquidity needs (ie capital planning);

• establishing an early warning or trigger system for breaches of the bank’s risk appetite or limits;

• influencing and, when necessary, challenging material risk decisions; and

• reporting to senior management and the board or risk committee, as appropriate, on all these items, including but not limited to proposing appropriate risk-mitigating actions.

While it is common for risk managers to work closely with individual business units, the risk management function should be sufficiently independent of the business units and should not be involved in revenue generation.

Such independence is an essential component of an effective risk management function, as is having access to all business lines that have the potential to generate material risk to the bank as well as to relevant risk-bearing subsidiaries and affiliates.

The risk management function should have a sufficient number of personnel who possess the requisite experience and qualifications, including market and product knowledge as well as command of risk disciplines

Staff should have the ability and willingness to effectively challenge business lines regarding all aspects of risk arising from the bank’s activities.

Vacancy: Director General/Chief Executive Officer needed by Ministry of Mineral Development

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is an agency set up to unlock the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector in Nigeria...