Job Vacancies at The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria

The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) was established by Decree No. 49 of 1993, promulgated on June 10, and gazetted on August 9, of that year.

The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) is a body corporate with perpetual succession and common seal, a legal entity charged with the control and supervision of the Computing Profession in the country.

Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) is recruiting to fill the positions of:

Job Title: Director Finance & Account
Location:
Lagos
Job Grade Level: Director
Reports to: Registrar/ CE
Group: Finance and Accounts
Supervises: Heads of Units
Department: Finance & Account
Job Accountabilities

  • To keep proper records of all financial transactions of the Council
  • Implement financial  policies of the Council
  • Prepare all financial reports and liaise with external auditors of the Council for the preparation of Final accounts.
  • Advise the Council on application and utilisations of the Council funds.
  • Initiate funding strategies for the Council activities.

Functions

  • Policy implementation with respect to finance, personnel and general management
  • Custodian of all financial books and dealings of the Council
  • Preparation of the overall budget of the Council and defend same when necessary.
  • Ensure the accurate processing of all revenues and expenditures of the Council
  • Establish good working relationships with banks and relevant professional bodies.
  • Invest all excess funds of the Council in high yielding outlets and ensure that there are no losses
  • Liaise with the Budget Office of Federal Ministry of Education, Accountant General of Federation and Central Bank of Nigeria for prompt disbursement of all budgetary allocations within each year
  • Maintain a healthy balance sheet
  • Advise the Council on financial matters
  • Liaise with banks to track all revenue lines of the Council
  • Supervise and ensure that all transactions of the Council&rsquos funds are captured.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time-to-time by the Registrar

Key Performance Indicators

  • Compliance to all policies and procedures on finance, personnel and general administration
  • Correct and up to date records of all staff and financial dealings of the Council
  • Timely preparation of the annual budget of the Council
  • Follow up to ensure timely receipts of all disbursements from the federation account
  • Timely conclusion of external audit of the books of the Council.
  • Proper records of all expenditures and revenues of the Council
  • Staff motivation and productivity
  • Evidence of proper maintenance of records in files and registers
  • Adherence to due dates on all payments due by the Council
  • Zero fraud level

Skills / Competence Requirements
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Good first degree in Social Science, ICAN and an MBA will be an added advantage
  • Recognised professional qualification e.g. ACA
  • Good understanding and knowledge of financial management, treasury operations, investments and general management
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Financial analysis / interpretation

Generic Skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Supervisory Skills:

  • General managerial and administration
  • Team building & conflict management
  • Coaching
  • Leadership / Influencing
  • Organization and coordination skills

Experience:

  • A minimum of fifteen years experience in financial accounts and general management

Job Title: Director of Membership & Registration
Location:
Lagos
Job Grade Level: Director
Reports to: Registrar/ CE
Group: Registration and Membership
Supervises: Heads of Units
Department: Registration and Membership
Job Accountabilities

  • Registration of new members into the different, membership categories that are available.
  • Liaise with the Council Committee on Registration, Regulation and Control on the formulation and implementation of policies on  registration of new members and management of the existing members
  • Identification and convocation of Membership Development programmes that will enable members to conform to the demands of the 21st century.
  • Designing and implementation of  a membership management programme  that is relevant to the needs of members

Functions

  • Develop, initiate , maintain and periodically revise policy and procedure for the registration of  members into the profession
  • Periodically review  (in consort with the Director, Legal) Members Code of Ethics, and any other relevant documents to ensure continuing currency and relevance
  • Consult with the Director, Legal as needed to determine legal issues pertaining to the function
  • Ensure  equitable representation and participation for Council in respect of its collaboration with relevant statutory bodies in the exercise of its accreditation function
  • Develop and implement appropriate response mechanisms for reported violations of Members Code of Ethics,  Standards and relevant provisions of Council&rsquos enabling Act
  • Develop the organization&rsquos monitoring & evaluation capacity/mechanisms
  • Identify the training needs of staff to enhance their  performance and efficiency
  • Development  department) departmental training needs

Skills / Competence Requirements
Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Good first and second degree in Computer Science or other related discipline. etc
  • Recognised professional qualification e.g. NCS, CPN, NIM, CIPM etc
  • Good understanding and knowledge of membership management, Administration  and general management
  • Good  presentation and managerial skills
  • Good analytical and creative skills

Generic Skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Supervisory Skills:

  • General managerial and administration
  • Team building & conflict management
  • Coaching
  • Leadership / Influencing
  • Organization and coordination skills

Experience:

  • A minimum of fifteen years experience in Administration, Personnel and general Management

Job Title: Director, Human Resources, Personnel and Administration
Location:
Lagos
Job Grade Level: Director
Reports to: Registrar/ CE
Group: Human Resources and Administration
Supervises: Heads of Units
Department: Human Resources and Administration
Job Accountabilities

Plan, develop and implement strategy for HR management and development including recruitment and selection policy/practices, discipline, grievance, counselling, pay and conditions, contracts, training and development, succession planning, morale and motivation, culture and attitudinal development, performance appraisals and quality management issues

Functions

  • Liaise with other functional/departmental managers so as to understand all necessary aspects and needs of HR development, and to ensure they are fully informed of HR objectives, purposes and achievements
  • Contribute to the evaluation and development of HR strategy and performance in cooperation with the executive team
  • Oversees the human resource database.
  • Develop job descriptions and designations
  • Ensure institution and implementation of well-defined organizational structure (articulate demarcation and distribution of duties and responsibilities)
  • Conduct Staff Appraisals
  • Process employment verification process
  • Participate in staffing decisions and direct training of subordinates.
  • Develop performance standards, and evaluate employees work in light of established standards.
  • Identify( in conjunction with the Training & Development  Unit) departmental training needs
  • Carry out any other tasks as may be reasonably required
  • Discuss job performance problems with employees to identify causes and issues and to work on resolving problems.
  • Train or instruct employees in job duties or company policies or arrange for training to be provided.
  • Evaluate employees&lsquo job performance and conformance to regulations and recommend appropriate personnel action.
  • Interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff.
  • Supervises the responsibilities of Human Resources Officers.

Skills / Competence Requirements
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Good first and second degree in Arts, Social Science, etc
  • Recognised professional qualification e.g. NIM, etc
  • Good understanding and knowledge of Human  Resources  management, Administration  and general management
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good analytical and creative skills

Generic Skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Supervisory Skills:

  • General managerial and administration
  • Team building & conflict management
  • Coaching
  • Leadership / Influencing
  • Organization and coordination skill

Experience:

  • A minimum of fifteen years experience in Administration, Personnel and general Management

Job Title: Director, Education and Examination
Location:
Lagos
Job Grade Level: Director
Reports to: Registrar/ CE
Group: Education and Examination
Supervises: Heads of Units
Department: Education and Examination
Job Accountabilities

  • Initiating the review of education policies and programmes
  • Develop and periodical review of CPE curriculum
  • Advising on policies and programmes for the development of Education Co-ordinating the functions of the professional officers in the field.
  • Taking responsibility for education development Planning, Curriculum Development and Research

Functions

  • Evaluate curricula and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and utilization, and to ensure that CPE activities comply with Federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Establish, coordinate, and oversee particular programs across training schools such as programs to evaluate student academic achievement.
  • Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies and procedures to carry them out. Assisting in the general administration of the Department
  • Assisting in the formulation and implementation of Education Policies and Programmes
  • Setting and vetting examination questions
  • Giving professional advice to the organization.
  • Implement marketing activity and all other strategy aimed at ensuring adequate publicity for the CPE
  • Cultivate relationships/alliances with relevant bodies and organizations (public and private sector)

Skills / Competence Requirements
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Good first degree in Computer  Science, Education or Social Science,
  • Recognised professional qualification e.g. NIM, IPMN etc
  • Good understanding and knowledge of Educational  management, Development Planning and Educational Research
  • Good negotiation skills

Generic Skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Supervisory Skills:

  • General managerial and administration
  • Team building & conflict management
  • Coaching
  • Leadership / Influencing
  • Organization and coordination skills

Experience:

  • A minimum of fifteen years post-qualification experience in  Educational Management and General Administration

Job Title: Registrar
Location:
Lagos
Job Descriptions and Responsibilities

  • Maintain register of members
  • Day-to-day running of the activities at the Secretariat of the Council (Head office and the regional offices in the six geo-political zones of the country).
  • Carry out functions and responsibilities as stated by the Act establishing CPN
  • Other functions as may be directed by the Council from time to time
  • The Registrar will be responsible to the Council of CPN

Qualifications and Experience

  • First Degree in Computer Science or any information Technology related discipline
  • Masters Degree in IT related discipline or Masters of Business Administration (MBA) will be an advantage
  • Membership of Nigeria Computer Society
  • Must be a registered and up to date member of CPN
  • Must be active, committed and visible in the Information technology industry and possess a public service experience
  • Candidate must have had not less than 15 years post-qualification experience, including relevant administrative/cognate experience

Conditions of Service and Remunerations

  • The conditions of service and remuneration are the same as obtainable in the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letter and CV’s to:

Professor Vincent Ele Asor FNCS
President/Chairman of Council,
Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria),
110, Norman William Street,
South-West, Ikoyi,
Lagos State.

Or

Send their email to: [email protected]

Application Deadline  13th May, 2016.

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