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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
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  • Our Political Section is responsible for political relations between the UK and Nigerian Governments. They monitor the political situation in Nigeria and seek to strengthen the bilateral relationship. The Consular Section at the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, and our consular network throughout the country, provide assistance to British natio...
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    Entry Clearance Assistant

    Job ID: 16/21 LOS
    Location: Lagos
    Grade: A1 (L)
    Start Date: 14 January 2022
    Type of Position: Fixed Term
    Working hours per week: 37
    Duration of Post: 12 months
    Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
    Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)
    Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

    Main Purpose of Job

    • Print visas according to manifests sent from the UK decision-making teams. Assure the security and integrity of visa writing processes according to UKVI policy and guidance
    • Manage the content, security and integrity of the passport bank to assure an organised and efficient process according to guidance

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Process the printing of documents for cases sent by the UKVI Decision Making Centres (DMCs);
    • Manage the content, security and integrity of the passport bank to assure an organised and efficient process according to guidance and security procedures;
    • Undertake enrichment activity requests, following up cases and responding to DMCs in a timely manner.  All calls and transcripts are completed professionally and to a high standard;
    • Receive, record and follow through to resolve all overturned cases, and manage the Keep My Passport service by commenting on databases and liaising with our commercial partner in line with agreed procedures;
    • Manage the dispatch process and resolve any complaints or service failures to the VAC, and escalate ongoing problems to a Team Leader;
    • Manage logistics for UKVI staff and guests: arrange hotel booking, flights and transport arrangements for official travel in and out of Lagos;
    • Perform other ad-hoc duties at special request to support British Deputy High Commission and UKVI business delivery

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    • Good standard of IT
    • Excellent written English skills
    • Level of language required: Proficient in English

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

    • Previous experience working in a Visa Section or official Government office

    Required competencies:

    • Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

    Salary
    NGN317,764.81 / Month

    Other benefits and conditions of employment:

    • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
    • Learning and Development opportunities will be available to the successful applicant.
    • An analysis of training needs will be discussed between the successful candidate and line manager.

    Method of Application

    Important  Information / Notice

    • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
    • Applicants who have met the minimum requirements for this role, but not offered a position may be held on records and invited for future vacancies that may become available within six months of the closing date of this application.
    • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
    • 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.
    • Spouses / registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
    • 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
    • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
    Interested and qualified? Go to British High Commission on fco.tal.net to apply

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