Entry Level Job for Estates Communication Officer at the British High Commission

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We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Estates Communication Officer

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Ref Id: 20/18 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: A2 (L)
Job Subcategory: Estates
Start Date: 1 December 2018
Type of Position: Permanent
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main Purpose of Job

  • To provide prompt and effective Help Desk support, professional Customer Service and communications on behalf of the Abuja Estates Team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Estates helpdesk and maintain regular and effective communication with relevant stakeholders (i.e. Customers, Estates Team, CS management and the wider office).
  • Raise work-requests for reactive and planned preventative maintenance tasks within agreed authority
  • Monitor and report on service level agreements both internally and externally and compile monthly Estates KPIs
  • Monitor, acknowledge and reschedule rejected works from officers and communicate as appropriate
  • Ensure all work requests received are logged correctly, timelessly, and disbursed to the appropriate sections of the Estate Team
  • Maintain the works request data base, monitor active works-request dashboard and report daily progress to the relevant Estate managers and TWS.
  • Calculate cost of materials and man-hours used on each property and produce monthly expense reports
  • Monitor works requests to ensure timely completion as specified in the Corporate Services Charter.
  • Handle all internal and external communications for the Estates team and maintain proper records of this for audit purposes.
  • Carry out any other duties as required, or directed by the Estates/FM Management Team

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Candidates must have a relevant first degree as a minimum.
  • He/she must be a self-starter able to work with minimal supervision and have proven communications and customer service target driven experience, preferably in the commercial world.
  • He/she must have sound knowledge of the local business environment/practices and excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills.
  • In addition, he/she should have significant experience in people management, work scheduling and organisation and demonstrate strong I.T and problem solving skills.
  • Adaptability
  • Capable of working quickly and accurately (attention to detail).

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Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a high paced environment
  • Training / Qualifications in Communications
  • Training / Qualifications in Customer Service.

Required competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service.

Starting monthly salary – N438,934.

Application Closing Date
8th November, 2018.

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 Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy 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 Deputy 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.
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  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

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