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  • Posted: Feb 28, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 4, 2020
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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 ref.: 10/20 LOS
    Location: Lagos
    Grade: A1 (L)
    Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
    Working hours per week: 35
    Duration of Post: 5 months
    Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
    Start Date: 4 May 2020
    End Date: 30 September 2020
    Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
    Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)

    Main Purpose of Job

    • Affix visas printed by visa writers.  Assure the security and integrity of visa writing processes according to UKVI policy and guidance
    • Process refusal decisions sent by UK decision-making teams, and ensure compliance with guidance to assure security, integrity and quality of decision dispatch processes

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist visa writers by checking visa details against passports and affixing visas in correct passports;
    • Take responsibility for matching printed refusals with correct passports in readiness for sealing according to procedures;
    • Take responsibility for sealing matched refusals, first checking details match in accordance with procedures;
    • Help dispatch officers to pull out passports from passport bank against manifests received, flagging up any cases which are not located immediately for further checks;
    • Perform other ad-hoc duties to support business delivery and wider 1HMG platform

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    • Good standard of IT
    • Excellent written English skills

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

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

    Required Competencies: 

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

    Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment  
    Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

    • On-the-job training/job shadowing opportunities will be available to the successful applicant

    Working Patterns
    Possible limited flexibility in working hours and patterns as follows:

    • Mon - Thu:  07:00 - 15:00 & Fri: 07:00 - 12:00  OR
    • Mon - Thu:  07:30 - 15:30 & Fri: 07:30  - 12:30

    Starting monthly salary
    NGN 298, 960

    Additional information  

    • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
    • 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 (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO.
    • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

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    IT & Admin Support Officer

    Job Ref.: 05/20 LOS - AU
    Location: Lagos
    Grade: A2 (L)
    Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
    Working hours per week: 36
    Duration of Post: 12 months
    Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
    Start Date: 1 April 2020
    End Date: 31 March 2021
    Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory: Private Office

    Main Purpose of the Job

    • This is an exciting multi-hatted role at the heart of the British Deputy High Commission. 
    • Main responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Corporate Services; and joining the IT Support Officer Team to support all the teams at the British Deputy High Commission with general IT support.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities
    Personal Assistant:

    • Provide administrative support to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Corporate Services (diary management, event planning and travel bookings)
    • Support the Deputy Head of Mission with planning internal events for all teams at the British Deputy High Commission (BDHC) and with internal communications

    IT Support Officer:

    • Create, manage and upgrade IT accounts
    • Manage distribution lists, WhatsApp groups and shared mailboxes
    • Assist train BDHC staff on new software, such as Microsoft Teams
    • Manage Lagos IT Helpdesk Mailbox and our internal customer service software, Lagos Enquirer
    • Work closely with the IT Helpdesk at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office logging and managing calls and ensuring our Service Level Agreements are met
    • Responsible for IT supplies and managing the IT equipment store, ensuring inventories are up to date and we have enough stock
    • Set up and manage standalone IT terminals (systems not on our internal network) across the BDHC
    • Help manage the move of IT equipment and systems from our current office to our new premises (from 2021)

    Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure):

    • Manage the IT equipment store

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications including Microsoft Outlook, Office Online, SharePoint, Teams, Microsoft Excel, Flow, Microsoft Visio, OneNote, Microsoft PowerPoint.
    • Foundational understanding of Data Networking.
    • Microsoft Active Directory
    • Ability to touch type

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

    • ITIL V4 Foundation certified

    Required competencies:

    • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience

    Starting Monthly Salary
    NGN 405, 972

    Additional Information  

    • All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.
    • 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 Deputy High Commission in Nigeria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
    • 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.
    • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO)

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    Political Economy Adviser

    Job Ref.: 06/20 LOS) - AU
    Location: Lagos
    Grade: C4 (L)
    Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
    Working hours per week: 35
    Duration of Post: 24 months
    Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
    Start Date: 1 April 2020
    Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory: Economic and Prosperity

    Main Purpose of the Job

    • Developing and implementing the Nigeria network’s strategic Prosperity objectives through policy advocacy with state governments, business and civil society. 
    • Lead on providing high-quality economic analysis and reporting focussed on the three southern geopolitical zones, working closely with other members of the joint DFID-DIT-FCO Nigeria Prosperity Team, including the Prosperity Fund.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is recruiting for a Political Economy Adviser.
    • The successful candidate will work with colleagues from the Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Trade (DIT) teams in Lagos and Abuja on mutual prosperity issues. He/She will report to the Head of Prosperity based in Lagos.
    • This will be an exciting job. The prosperity partnership with Nigeria is important for the UK, as Africa’s largest economy and because of the long-established cultural and commercial links with the UK, as well as the UK being a major development partner for promoting growth and poverty reduction.
    • The UK is expanding the joint prosperity team to support Nigeria’s efforts to deliver on its huge long-term economic potential.
    • The successful candidate will be comfortable handling a wide range of economic issues around growth, structural reform, business environment and sectoral issues.

    Key Elements of the Role are to:

    • Provide quality analysis of the economic situation and developments in the southern states of Nigeria, with a particular focus on progress with structural reforms; improving the business environment and efforts to diversify the economy, including the transition to low carbon. Throughout, the analysis should identify political economy linkages to inform, influence and shape wider HMG policy
    • Maintain and expand the UK’s network of contacts across state governments, business and academia, to support the UK Government’s engagement, as well as drawing on information from contacts for analysis and policy recommendations.  This is likely to focus on states in the South-West; South-South and South-East
    • Contribute analysis and evidence to Prosperity Fund programmes in Nigeria and, depending on demand, to DFID economic development programmes:
    • Working closely with DIT Nigeria, identify and analyse economic and business trends of potential interest to UK businesses looking for market opportunities particularly in states proactively seeking foreign direct investment:
    • Broader contributions to high-level visits and events
    • There will be opportunities to travel in Nigeria and occasionally to the UK.  The team is large, diverse, friendly and mutually supportive.  We are keen to accommodate work-life balance wherever possible and there will be some opportunity for working from home

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

    • Masters Level qualification in economics or equivalent.
    • Permission to work in Nigeria
    • Willingness to travel to other states in Nigeria
    • Sound knowledge and understanding of Economics

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Experience of economic policy-making for federal or state governments
    • Masters research in a relevant economics or political economy issues
    • Experience of working in or with government in Nigeria
    • Experience of working in the private sector or organised civil society in relevant fields

    Language requirements:

    • Fluency in spoken and written English
    • Fluency in one of and preferably both Yoruba and Hausa.

    Required Competencies:

    • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering

    Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment  
    Learning and development opportunities:

    • BDHC Lagos is keen to support continuous learning and development. The prosperity team includes professional economists and practitioners in areas such as programmes, trade and investment promotion, trade policy and business environment. 
    • This job should appeal to anyone keen on continuous professional development but especially as an opportunity to apply macro, micro and international economics practically.

    Working Patterns:

    • Monday to Thursday:  7:30 - 3:30
    • Friday: 07:30 - 12:30
    • Opportunity to work from home (1 to 2 days a week)

    Starting Monthly Salary
    NGN 827, 892

    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.

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    Prosperity Officer

    Job ref.: 07/20 LOS
    Location: Lagos
    Grade: B3 (L)
    Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
    Working hours per week: 37
    Duration of Post: 24 months
    Start Date: 4 May 2020
    Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
    Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
    Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)

    Main Purpose of the Job

    • Support for implementing the Nigeria network’s strategic Prosperity objectives through policy advocacy with state governments, business and civil society.
    • Lead on communications and social media work; event and visit preparation, working closely with other members of the joint DFID-DIT-FCO Nigeria Prosperity Team, including the Prosperity Fund.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is recruiting for a Prosperity Officer.

    • The successful candidate will work with colleagues from the Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Trade (DIT) teams in Lagos and Abuja on mutual prosperity issues.
    • He/she will report to the Head of Prosperity based in Lagos.
    • This will be an interesting job.
    • The prosperity partnership with Nigeria is important for the UK.  Not only is Nigeria Africa’s largest economy, it also has long-established cultural and commercial links with the UK, and the UK is a major development partner for promoting growth and poverty reduction.
    • The UK is expanding the joint prosperity team to support Nigeria’s efforts to deliver on its huge long-term economic potential.
    • The successful candidate will be comfortable handling a range of responsibilities.

    Key Elements:

    • Prepare and implement events, projects and visit programmes for the Prosperity team, working closely with the Head of Prosperity in Lagos.
    • Develop communications material (narrative and core script) and social media presence for the FCO Prosperity and Prosperity Fund team, consulting and working with the Post communications, DIT / GREAT communications and DFID communications colleagues, as necessary.
    • Support the Prosperity team through identifying relevant trending issues in traditional and social media.  Advise on and develop engagement and advocacy with key decision-makers:
    • Develop and implement knowledge management systems to enable the efficient circulation of information around the prosperity team, including contact management systems:
    • Support the Head of Prosperity on managing the team.
    • There will be opportunities to travel in Nigeria.  The team is large, diverse, friendly and mutually supportive.  We are keen to accommodate work-life balance wherever possible and there will be some opportunity for working from home.

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    • Bachelors Level qualification in Economics, Business Studies or equivalent Social Sciences; OR Media Studies and Communications, provided that a candidate can also demonstrate an understanding of economic and business issues.
    • Good organisational skills:  ability to organise events and visit programmes with limited supervision.
    • Right to work in Nigeria

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Experience of working in private sector business or marketing/PR company.

    Required Competencies:

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

    Working Patterns
    Possible limited flexibility in working hours and patterns as follows:

    • Mon - Thu: 07:00 - 15:00 & Fri: 07:00 - 12:00  OR
    • Mon - Thu: 073:0 - 15:30 & Fri: 07:30 - 12:30

    Starting Monthly Salary
    NGN 539, 370.

    Additional Information  

    • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
    • 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 (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO.
    • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

    Method of Application

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