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Job Vacancies at Millard Fuller Foundation

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Millard Fuller Foundation - A housing organisation with international affiliation, based in Masaka (near Abuja) is looking to fill the roles below

LEGAL COUNSEL

JOB BRIEF

We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our home development business.
You will provide administrative support and guidance to the company directors and safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and provide legal advice to management about land and other relevant issues.
The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure as well as advise on land and property transactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (land law, labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)
Collaborate with management to devise efficient defence strategies
Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation
Convening and servicing annual general meetings (AGM)/meetings (producing agendas, taking minutes; conveying decisions etc)
Providing support to committees and working parties such as the Board of Directors etc
Implementing procedural/administrative systems
Handling correspondence before and after meetings
Ensuring policies are kept current, are approved, and that company members are aware of their implications, eg legal
Writing reports
Collating information
Providing legal/financial advice during and outside of meetings.
Managing contractual arrangements with suppliers/customers

REQUIREMENTS
Proven experience as a legal counsel in boardroom matters & in the business environment
Excellent knowledge and understanding of land & corporate law and procedures
Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
High degree of professional ethics and integrity
Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information
Outstanding communication skills
A business qualification will be considered an advantage;

HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER

JOB BRIEF

We are looking for a responsible Safety Officer to facilitate compliance with occupational health and safety (OSH) guidelines.
You will provide advice on measures to minimize hazards or unhealthy situations on all our construction sites and throughout the office environment. You will also be on a constant lookout for violations.
The ideal candidate will be a responsible individual who swears by OSH regulations. Your work will be largely focused on prevention so you need to be conscientious and far-sighted. The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented and ready to act in emergencies.
The goal is to establish a safe workplace according to legal standards and foster a culture of attention to health and safety.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the development of OHS policies and programs
Advise and instruct on various safety-related topics (noise levels, use of machinery etc.)
Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures
Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation
Initiate and organize OHS training of employees and executives
Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using protective equipment)
Oversee construction sites, maintenance, disposal of substances etc.
Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy
Record and investigate incidents to determine causes
Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management

REQUIREMENTS
Proven experience as safety officer
In depth knowledge of local & international legislation (e.g. OSHA/EPA/FEPA) and procedures
Knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices
Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety
Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics
Proficient in MS Office; Working knowledge of safety management information systems is a plus
Outstanding organizational skills
Diligent with great attention to detail
Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics
BSc/BA in safety management, engineering or relevant field is preferred
Certificate in occupational health and safety

FACILITIES MANAGER

JOB BRIEF

We are looking for an experienced Facilities Manager to oversee our new facilities management & maintenance unit, growing it into a full-fledged company of its own. You will be responsible for preserving the good condition of infrastructure and ensure that facilities are safe and well-functioning.
The ideal candidate will be well-organized and able to optimize the use of space and equipment while reducing operating costs. Leadership abilities and phenomenal efficiency can set you apart among our candidate pool.
The goal is to ensure our newly built residential estates run safely and problem-free after construction so that residents are able to optimally enjoy their new environments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan and coordinate all installations (telecommunications, heat, electricity etc.) and refurbishments
Liaise with the Residents Association to implement the facilities management strategy
Manage the upkeep of equipment and supplies to meet health and safety standards
Inspect buildings’ structures to determine the need for repairs or renovations
Review utilities consumption and strive to minimize costs
Supervise all staff facilities staff (security men, gardeners, technicians etc.) and external contractors
Control activities like parking space allocation, waste disposal, building security etc.
Allocate office space according to needs
Handle insurance plans and service contracts
Keep financial and non-financial records
Perform analysis and forecasting

REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of 15 years’ experience as facilities manager or relevant position
Well-versed in technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices
Knowledge of basic accounting and finance principles
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Good analytical/critical thinking
BSc/BA in facility Management, Engineering, Business administration or relevant field
Relevant professional qualification (e.g. CFM) will be an advantage.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their CV's and Cover Letters to: mffhousing@gmail.com use the Job title as the subject of your email.

Note

Kindly state your current salary.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DUE DATE: 23 December, 2016

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