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Career Openings at British High Commission (BHC)

The British Government through British High Commission 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 

Ref Id: 09/19 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Start Date: 1st May 2019
Duration of Post: 10 months
Type of Position: Fixed Term
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.

Job 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

Remuneration
Starting monthly salary: N610,536

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
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

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.

Application Closing Date
1st May, 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-frameworkPlease 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: BMATT Nigeria / Driver

Ref Id: 19/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: S1
Start Date: 3 June 2019
Slot: 3 Openings
Type of Position: Permanent
Type of Post: British High Commission
Working hours per week: 37 Hours Plus ALL BMATT Nigeria Drivers work overtime
Job Subcategory: MOD (Ministry of Defence)
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Main Purpose of Job

  • To provide transport services for staff and visitors of BMATT Nigeria to and from assigned destinations within Abuja and Nigeria as a whole in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules and post security regulations.
  • Perform administrative duties as may be required to support the effective running of Transport operations in the Nigeria Network.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive BMATT staff and visitors to meetings and functions within Abuja and Nigeria.
  • Complete transport-booking requests and communicate effectively with customers and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct Airport runs to pick up/drop off BMATT staff and visitors. Liaise with Airport officials as necessary.
  • Undertake journeys to other states within Nigeria as necessary.
  • Perform duties in line with post security regulations.
  • Complete accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles
  • Keep accurate records of vehicle mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance work/cost
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official vehicles are road worthy and in good working order.
  • Wash/Clean official vehicles ensuring they are kept tidy and parked in a secured area.
  • Complete vehicle inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the BMATT Fleet Manager
  • Check that all vehicle equipment and tools are secured safely and are functioning correctly.

Job Requirements
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Previous experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
  • Must possess minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of driving for other Embassies or NGOs and International Organisations.
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools.
  • Reliability and experience of working in security sector reform or with the military

Required Competencies:

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

Remuneration
Starting monthly salary: 234,033 NGN

Application Closing Date
1st May, 2019.

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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.

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  • 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 do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.

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