12 Jun 2019

Full-Time British High Commission (BHC) Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

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Job Description

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Office Manager – NCA Joint Border Task Force Project

Job ref.: 09/19 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 10 months
Start Date: 1st May 2019
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Subcategory: NCA (National Crime Agency)
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Main Purpose of Job

  • The main purpose of this job is to act as Office Manager, providing administrative support to the National Crime Agency (NCA)-led Joint Border Task Force project team, based in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos.
  • This is a multi-agency team consisting of UK-based officers and staff from NCA, Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service and locally-engaged support staff.
  • The job holder will need to demonstrate a high level of integrity and discretion.
  • All candidates should be aware that the appointment is subject to security checks and clearance prior to taking up the post.
  • Candidates should be UK passport holders with a recent 5 year verifiable footprint within the UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Project Lead, maintain and update accurate financial records in support of the management of an annual budget in excess of £2 million;
  • Provide administrative support to the JBTF Project Lead and wider project team;
  • Complete other corporate records in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Manage local engaged staff – A2(L) Project Support Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough understanding of FCO and NCA financial management and procurement processes;
  • Maintain and update accurate financial records in support of FCO and NCA budget management and procurement processes;
  • Co-ordinate and deliver effective administrative support to the JBTF Project Team. This may include booking flights and accommodation and providing logistical support to training events, workshops and conferences;
  • Maintain and update the JBTF Asset Register, including the supervising the management of the vehicle fleet;
  • Timely completion of own performance records as well as of those managed;
  • Performing ad hoc duties identified and commensurate with the role.

Requirements
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • UK passport holder

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Understanding of basic procurement and financial processes
  • Experience and /or qualification in Project Management (Prince2)
  • Experience in financial record keeping

Required Competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Conditions of employment
Working patterns:

  • If the job is suitable for flexible working patterns, please provide details
  • The role will be office-based due to the requirement to access IT systems. Some flexibility in working hours will be considered but will largely be restricted to core business hours due to access issues.
  • Job sharing could be considered if two suitable candidates were identified.

Remuneration/Benefits
Starting monthly salary: N 610,536
Other benefits:

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • Project Management (Prince2);
  • Human resource management training;
  • Advanced MS Office training (if required)
  • Develop knowledge of NCA core business areas, policies and procedures

Application Closing Date
18th June, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to:
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

 

 

 

Job Title: Market Access Officer – C4 (DIT)

Job ref.: 29/19 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Job Category: Department for International Trade roles
Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)
Start Date: 15th July 2019

Main Purpose of Job

  • This is an exciting time to join the Department for International Trade (DIT). Our aim is to promote British trade and investment across the world which is vital for the prosperity of the UK.
  • DIT brings together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment in markets across the world to help businesses succeed.
  • This is a great opportunity to be part of an international team that contributes to the success of the UK’s trade goals.
  • The jobholder will be required to identify barriers to market entrants into Nigeria – and where applicable other key countries in the region – and will be responsible for devising prioritised solutions to those market access issues, to assist British companies use that understanding to gain access to markets.
  • With excellent interpersonal skills and strong sense of initiative, the jobholder will work to support the DIT’s Senior Regional Trade Policy Adviser with the implementation of the commitments made by the UK-Nigeria Economic Development Forum.
  • The jobholder will also support DIT’s sector leads in engaging Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for the removal of specific legal or regulatory barriers constraining specific immediate commercial wins for the UK; and will support HMG in maximising the benefit of the UK Africa Investment Summit (AIS) 2020 by working to ensure investment commitments made in London find smooth implementation in country from a policy and regulatory perspective.
  • The role might have a regional dimension supporting DIT country leads (e.g., in Senegal) by analysing and addressing specific market access and trade policy barriers to greater commercial wins for British companies. This could potentially include supporting the launch of EDF-like processes in other countries within the region.
  • The post will be based in Lagos. Travels to Abuja will be the norm. Some intra-regional travels are possible as the jobholder might work on trade policy and market issues pertaining other countries in West Africa.

Roles and Responsibilities
The remits of the jobholder are the following:

  • Outreach to exporters, importers and investors (existing and potential) to monitor and identify the challenges faced by British companies trying to access or expand in the Nigerian market – and where applicable the market of other West African countries. Understand the scale and impact of those barriers, including the government’s motivations for imposing them.
  • Undertake sectoral analysis based on the country’s priorities and the UK’s offer. In Nigeria, key sectors of importance are agribusiness, energy, infrastructure, education, ICT, financial sector.
  • Develop and manage HMG’s political response to these challenges by working with colleagues in DIT, FCO and DFID.  Where applicable, prioritise barriers and devise strategies to overcome them through a mixture of different instruments (lobbying, technical assistance, high level interventions, etc).
  • Support the implementation of the UK commitments made under the UK-Nigeria Economic Development Forum (EDF), focusing on the removal of specific market access barriers and leading the UK effort in some workstreams in cooperation with the Nigerian counterparts. Where applicable, contribute to adapting the EDF experience in Nigeria to other countries across the West Africa region to support the UK commercial effort via the removal of non-tariff barriers and senior level diplomatic engagement.
  • Feed into centrally run systems aiming to bring coherence into DIT’s work into Market Access barriers (the Digital Market Access Service) and ongoing Ministerial-level dialogue on economic development between the UK and Nigeria.
  • Work with the Embassy’s trade, economic and programme teams (London and in-country) that are already working to identify where the UK can provide technical assistance to support a friendlier trade and investment environment, including on trade facilitation. Where applicable, the job holder will also support, design or manage programmes (or components) which contribute to these objectives – especially as they related to the market access agenda.
  • Develop networks with key partners to get a deeper understanding of Nigeria’s (and where applicable West Africa’s) economic regulatory bodies, focused on the removal of targeted market access barriers to more trade and investment. Where applicable, design joint lobby work and draw on ODA technical assistance to inform partner country’s stance on key issues. Partners might include:
    • Relevant government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs)
    • Local businesses and British firms operating in country
    • Academic and think-tank institutions
  • Assist the trade diplomacy skills development within the UK Mission in Nigeria and where applicable in selected countries in the region; and be an active member of the economic diplomacy working groups within the UK Mission in Nigeria, contributing to policy and ministerial/high level briefs on trade policy and market access.
  • Lead the post-Brexit trade policy information desk providing market access links and information to interested local and British businesses to contribute to an effective transition of trading relations when the UK leaves the EU.
  • This role is subject to change and could be withdrawn.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics, Commercial Law, or related fields.
  • At least three years professional work experience – preferably with exposure to policymaking
  • Proven analytical skills, ability to understand and communicate complex policy issues effectively to non-specialist audiences.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, including the ability to work with colleagues in other departments.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Postgraduate degree or professional qualification in, economics, commercial law, or related fields.
  • Experience of policy-making, particularly in trade policy or economic policy-related fields.

Required Competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Remuneration
Starting monthly salary – NGN 812,470

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • The successful applicant will have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities with in-house and e-learning, with the potential for overseas training. From time to time there will be requirements to assist other teams within the Embassy, West Africa prosperity/ DIT teams, and the wider UK Government, working with other members of the team to build your overall experience.

Application Closing Date 
21st June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information
This role would be of interest to candidates who are seeking a role in:

  • Business Management & Improvement
  • Commercial
  • Policy
  • Customer Insight
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Industrial
  • The job holder should be ready to start as soon as possible.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer C4 (24/19 ABJ)

Location: Abuja
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 24 months
Start Date: 1st August 2019
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main Purpose of Job

  • The British High Commission wishes to recruit an experienced and dynamic professional to run and manage the British High Commission’s Press Office.
  • Working to the Head of Communications, the Senior Press Officer plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the UK government in Nigeria is able to communicate effectively and innovatively across a range of traditional and digital media.
  • They set the direction of the team, ensuring prompt and effective response to national and international media. This is an exciting and fast paced role suitable for a communications professional wishing to stretch themselves.

Roles and Responsibilities 
What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Working with the BHC’s Head of Communications, colleagues across all Government departments operating in Nigeria as well as the press offices of Government Departments in London, to set the direction of UK communications in Nigeria and ensuring the BHC’s communications strategy is consistent with instructions and guidelines set by senior officials in London and Nigeria.
  • Team leader for the BHC’s Press and Public Affairs team with direct line management for three locally engaged staff in Abuja.
  • Leading the Press and Public Affairs team in the monitoring and analysis of national and international media, so as to provide reliable and informative products to colleagues in the Nigeria Network as well as the Nigeria Team in the Foreign Office in London.
  • Managing media engagements for senior staff in Nigeria as well as visiting senior officials and Ministers, ensuring that they are well planned and that staff are prepared for and supported through them.
  • Ensuring the UK in Nigeria has an active and effective approach to all aspects of communications including but not limited to public diplomacy events, external digital communications and increasing the audience receiving UK messages.
  • Building and maintaining an effective network of contacts across the spectrum of the Nigerian Media to ensure that the BHC has a thorough understanding of the Media’s role in Nigerian society and is well placed to engage constructively when needed.
  • Acting as one of the British High Commission’s spokespeople, including drafting, clearing and delivering appropriate media messages to local and international media

N.B: This position is based in abuja, the location will be reviewed 6 months after appointment of the successful applicant to consider relocation to lagos. Applicants must be happy to transfer to lagos if necessary – a relocation package will be provided.

Essential Qualifications, Skills And Experience

  • Qualified to at least undergraduate degree level
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Highly organised, able to take initiative and to work accurately within deadlines and with limited supervision  in a fast paced environment
  • A good working knowledge of ICT software (e.g. MS Word) in general and strong skills in digital media, including Face book, Twitter and other social networking sites
  • Attention to detail and comfortable producing accurate statements under pressure
  • Strong networking and relationship management skills
  • Previous experience in public relations, marketing or media, including developing and implementing media communication plans/media campaigns and managing events.
  • Effective management of teams

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in an international organisation

Required competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Remuneration
Starting Salary N790,125/month

Application Closing Date
14th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to:
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates

Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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