New Vaccancies at the British High Commission (BHC)

New Vaccancies at the British High Commission (BHC)

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.

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Job Type                     Full Time

Qualification              BSC/BA/HND

Experience                 1 Years

Location                     Abuja

Job Unit                      Administration

Job Description

Location: Abuja
Grade: A2 (L)
Working hours per week: 37
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Subcategory: Estates
Start Date: 1 March 2020
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Under the supervision of the FCO Corporate Services Manager – Logistics, the Office and Estate Management Officer, will be responsible for:

Keeping management oversight over the activities within the office &  staff compound  as well as ensuring timely and efficient administrative support. The Office and Estate Management Officer will:

  • Provide effective response to general and specialized work in the office and staff compound
  • Assign and monitor work of service providers (cleaners, gardeners, etc) to meet functional requirements.
  • Monitor the work of outsourced contractors/suppliers.
  • Maintain work requests logs for the office and staff compound
  • Take proactive steps for maintenance of equipment and facilities in the office and the staff compound.
  • Ensure functionality of PABX and other telecommunication equipment in the office and staff compound at all time.
  • Generate phone bills, distribute to appropriate staff compiling cost of such bills and forwarding to the Office Manager.
  • Initiate timely actions for replacement / procurement of both expendable and non-expendable properties, and other supplies for the office and staff compound. Develop replenishment and procurement plans for both expendable and non-expendable properties and other supplies.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports of expendable and non-expendable properties to the Office Manager.
  • Put in place appropriate monitoring / tracking system for all non-expendable properties and other supplies.
  • Maintain Proper files and records for expendable and non-expendable properties, and administrative tasks related administration of such properties and supplies.
  • Manage the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective management of administrative functions within the estates team.
  • Assist in putting in place relevant internal check systems for the Office and Staff Compound
  • Provide accurate information and reports to the Office Manager on breach of operational systems and procedures
  • Provide timely information on problem areas  and ensure Supervisor is aware of potential problem areas for immediate solution
  • Ensure that services and maintenance of office and Staff compound are in accordance with organizational standards, rules and regulations and as per contractual arrangements.
  • Ensure proper screening / collection of all mails from the Security Guards/receptionist.
  • Ensure prompt dispatch of all mails to the appropriate recipients
  • Prompt allocation of meeting / conference rooms & supervision of setting up rooms for meeting.
  • Assist in maintaining orderliness, cleanliness and adequate security at the car parks, common areas, and Office and Staff Compound stores.
  • Ensure that internal and external cleanliness of the office and staff compound is kept to desired standards.
  • Arrange transport and logistics, including hotel bookings, flight bookings, vehicle allocations, and preparation of weekly transport schedule, and other transport reports.
  • Draft letters, memo, reports and take minutes of office weekly meetings.
  • Source for quotes, submit summary of quotes to the Office Manager, and participate in evaluations of such quotes and bids.
  • Prompt collection of invoices form Service Providers and confirmation that services have been provided as requested.
  • 1 x Assistant Estate Clerical Support Office
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Requirements

  • Post Secondary Degree qualification in Finance or Accounting
  • At least 1 year experience managing staff
  • Previous knowledge of procurement and administration
  • Previous exposure to facilities management
  • Fluent in Hausa and English languages
  • Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 405, 972

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

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Defence Reform Advisor

Job Type                   Full Time

Qualification             BSC/BA/HND -OND

Location                     Abuja

Job Unit                      Security/Intelligence

Job Description

Location: Abuja
Grade: C5 (L)
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 37
Duration of Post: 24 months
Start Date: 1 March 2020

  • The jobholder will work closely with the Armed Forces of Nigeria and Ministry of Defence to support development and implementation of strategic reform programmes.
  • They will support and directly report to the Hd British Defence Staff West Africa/Defence Adviser in delivering a range of UK Defence Engagement objectives including defence reform, defence sales and institutional capacity building.
  • They will be expected to manage significant networks of Nigerian defence interlocutors and UK cross government stakeholders, both at post and in Whitehall, including at senior levels.
  • Develop relationships with key interlocutors in the Nigerian Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence.
  • Provide advice to help shape and develop the North East Nigeria Security and Stability Programme.
  • Support initiatives to reform Nigerian defence procurement and modernisation strategy.
  • Engage cross Whitehall (x-WHL) and Inform HMG Policy.  This will require consultation and communication across several partners so to advise on the development and updating of UKs Africa strategy and policy.
  • Contribute to Defence Policy development.  In line with HMG policy help develop the UK Defence policy which supports the Africa strategy.
  • Be the principle officer providing policy advice to UK military personnel.
  • Draft Ministerial Submissions (MINSUBs) on behalf of UK Defence policy that will require ministerial approval such as those that maybe required to support procurement and modernisation programmes.
  • Draft and mange Overseas Security and Justice Assessments (OSJAs) on behalf of the UK Defence programme and ensure that they reflect the International Human Rights Legislation (RISK) that the UK may face when working with specified units within the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
  • Capture Strategic Lessons learnt during the course of your appointment so to inform future plans and decisions.
  • Provide advice and support to the WA Defence Adviser network.
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Requirements

  • Professional background in defence and security sectors
  • Experience at successfully working X-HMG, and of successfully engaging and managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience in the UK Africa Strategic Policy.
  • Dual Nationality (UK/Nigeria)
  • Required competencies:
  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Engaging Internationally

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 1, 191, 637

  • Nigeria is one of HMG’s highest priorities in Africa. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country (c180m), its largest economy and the world’s twelfth largest oil producer. One in five Africans are Nigerian. Two thirds of Nigeria’s c180m people live on under $1.25 a day. By 2050 its population is expected to grow to around 440m. Set against these opportunities, Nigeria faces enormous challenges, including major security threats (for instance: Boko Haram in the north-east, and insecurity in areas such as the Niger Delta), huge corruption, tensions over land, resources, jobs, and a fragile economy.
  • These challenges affects the Nigerian government’s ability to deliver effectively on security, development and prosperity – in a country which is home to a quarter of Africa’s extreme poor. Nigeria has the potential to be major force for development across the continent. It has a strong influence on African politics, peace and security, and trade through ECOWAS/AU, and is a major contributor to peacekeeping.
  • 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 Post are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
  • 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 do 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.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

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Deadline: January 14, 2020

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