Manager, Legal & Regulatory Affairs

Organization
Husk Power Systems
Location
Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
04/29/2022
How to Apply
Apply using the link provided - https://smrtr.io/8HZJ6
Where to Apply
https://smrtr.io/8HZJ6
Tags
Full-time

About Husk Power Systems

Husk is one of the world’s leading rural energy providers. We provide low-cost and reliable power to rural households and businesses, entirely from renewable energy sources. Powering economic possibilities in every village is at the heart of everything we do.
We design, build and operate the lowest cost hybrid (solar and biomass) power plant and distribution network in India and Africa. To date, Husk has provided electricity to over 15,000 homes and business, reducing 95,000 tonnes of CO2. Our aim is to provide 30MW of power to 225,000 customers by 2025, and save 350,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.Key

Responsibilities

General

Drive all engagements with regulatory and government agencies as well as key policy makers in ensuring the best interest of the company always.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant regulations applicable to Husk operations in Nigeria.
Provide requisite support and inputs on legal, policy and regulatory engagements to various business units.
Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Regulatory Compliance

Ensure all relevant permits and site level documentation – ESIA, Land Lease, NERC registration etc – for effective mini grid deployment and operations are in place and order at all times.
Drive efforts at ensuring adherence to relevant polices and regulations within the power sector.
Develop and implement right processes and practices for whole operations in accordance with country and sector regulatory requirements.

Business Growth and Support

Drive engagements with the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) for relevant grant award submissions and grant disbursement claims.
Provide support to Business Units to ensure relevant documentation, agreements, contracts etc are reviewed and in alignment with relevant policies/regulations and business objectives.
Drive engagements with Company Secretary and provide legal support as required.
Drive all engagements on regulatory agency correspondence, applications and reports.

Stakeholder Management

Develop, coordinate engagements and maintain effective relationships with all relevant government agencies, policy and regulatory stakeholders – REA, NERC, NEMSA, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Environment & all other principal policy actors relating to Husk’s business goals.
Provide regular updates on government policy direction and possible impact on Husk’s business objectives and strategy.
Act as a liaison for engagement with regulatory stakeholders and various business units.

Organizational Strategy

Actively contribute inputs to the development of company’s Business plan, ensuring alignment with policy and regulatory outlook.
Support the Country Manager and other Business Unit Heads in stakeholder engagements and building partnerships.
Contribute towards long-term organizational strategic goals, identify key policy and regulatory actors, and build relationships for continued engagements.

General Skills & Attributes

Able to provide high level support/inputs on legal and regulatory issues to various business units
Ability to drive engagement with relevant high-level government and policy stakeholders.
Clear and concise communication and presentation skills in both verbal and written contexts.
Should possess knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and standards driving the off grid (power) sector in Nigeria.

Physical Demands

Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body
Could work in outdoor weather conditions at certain times
Have adequate visual and hearing acuity to follow instructions; and determine accuracy of the work assigned
Ability to work in and around rural, peri-urban locations as required

Does this sound like you?

Graduate from a leading institution with a related degree in Law or Social Sciences. Postgraduate degree and/or related professional qualifications, a plus.
3-5 years of experience in a similar role within the (off grid) power sector.
Up-to-date knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines, standards within the off grid (power) sector in Nigeria.
Must have experience working within large diverse teams towards achieving common goal and objectives.
This position requires critical thinking and the ability to provide time-bound solutions to the benefit of the company, and its business verticals.
Lead by example and offer support/co-ordination to company workflow as required.
Excellent skills with MS Office/Google Suite
Business level fluency in major Nigerian languages especially Hausa, a plus

Also;

You are driven to support the delivery of business growth in a new market.
You have a robust industry network and understand effective stakeholder engagement practices.
You are an effective planner and have a strong orientation to process
You building strong relationship built on trust, and are a strong verbal communicator
Most importantly, candidate must fit company spirit where people work smart, play hard, have fun and are dedicated to success.

If Yes, then we have a role fitting your ideals!!

Additional Information

DISCLAIMER

This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Husk Power Systems and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We hire without consideration to race, colour, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law.