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  • Posted on: 9 June, 2015 Deadline: 17 June, 2015
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  • The British High Commission is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to deliver highest possible standards of service by selecting experienced and professional staff.

    Corporate Services Assistant

     

    Main purpose of job:
    The post holder will be expected to function as a full time staff in Corporate Service covering various workloads within the team

    Roles and responsibilities:

    • Revise and maintain residential inventories on database.
    • Implement and maintain pyramid records for Post.
    • Quality controller for procurement service delivery to the Estates Team.
    • Disbursement of stationery items.
    • Maintain an accurate stationery store inventory to avoid stock out.
    • Retain a neat and updated store at all times.
    • Responsible for HR registry.
    • Preparation of LE staff induction packs.
    • Liaise with the Hub for information on recruitment and or new employees.
    • Any other responsibilities as assigned by Deputy HCS or HCS including acting as leave cover for Accounts, Procurement and HR teams.

    Resources managed:

    • Stationery store.

    Key competences required:

    • Competence 1: Collaborating and Partnering 
    • Competence 2:Delivering a Quality Service
    • Competence 3: Seeing the Big Picture
    • Competence 4: Making Effective Decisions
    • Competence 5: Delivering at Pace  
    • Competence 6: Changing and Improving

    Language requirements:

    • Language: English Language
    • Level of language required:  Fluent written and spoken

    Other skills / experience / qualifications:

    Essential on arrival:

    • Be able to work quickly and accurately often under pressure.
    • Have a positive approach to tackling problems.
    • Willingness to take on new and challenging tasks.
    • Good communication with excellent spoken and written English.
    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
    • The ability to remain customer focused, polite and courteous under pressure.
    • The ability to work quickly and reliably with little supervision, to regularly meet challenging targets across the range of duties.
    • Ability to work well under pressure.
    • The ability to effectively handle large volumes of information and identify trends.
    • Minimum 2 years experience in a corporate services environment (including but not limited to HR/Finance/Procurement)

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    Deputy Press And Public Affairs Officer, B3

     

    Main purpose of job:
    The successful candidate will work within the Press and Public Affairs Team to deliver and implement a range of communications tasks to support and project the objectives of HMG in Nigeria. Duties will include, but will not be limited to, managing the BHC digital media platforms, its audio-visual material and working with a broad range of journalists to deliver HMG messages.  The successful candidate will also provide tailored communications planning support to HMG departments working on the BHC platform.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    • Manage the British High Commission Abuja  webpage and digital media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter
    • Keep a well organised electronic library of photos and audio/visual files for use in publications, productions or for release to the media
    • Photograph and record  BHC and other HMG departments’ activities as required
    • Monitor digital, print and broadcast media for issues of interest to the UK mission in Nigeria
    • Maintain an up-to-date database of media contacts for the BHC, including staying engaged with a broad range of international and domestic journalists
    • Prepare draft news releases for the press
    • Work with Abuja-based HMG departments, including British Council, DFID, UKVI to establish and implement appropriate campaign plans and to ensure that HMG communication is coordinated
    • Provide briefing and media handling support to the High Commissioner and other senior officials as required

    Key competences required:

    • Competence 1: Delivering a Quality Service  
    • Competence 2:Delivering at Pace
    • Competence 3: Engaging Internationally
    • Competence 4: Seeing the Big Picture

    Language requirements:

    • Language: English
    • Level of language required: Excellent command of written and spoken English

    Other skills / experience / qualifications:
    Essential on arrival:

    • IT literate with specific knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel programmes
    • Thorough knowledge of social media, including the ability to analyse usage in order to shape BHC engagement and to focus campaigns
    • Appropriate work experience in a media, marketing or public relations role
    • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
    • 3 to 5 years experience work experience in a media, marketing or public relations role

    Desirable:

    • Evidence of maintaining effective professional networks of contacts
    • Evidence of designing and delivering communications plans
    • Photography and/or graphic design skills
    • The ability to work as part of a busy, creative team, as well as willingness to provide support to team members when needs be
    • Resilience, flexibility and ability to deliver quality under pressure and strict timelines

    Learning and development opportunities:

    • International Communication Skills Course run by the FCO in London
    • There are also opportunities to learn about and implement the FCO’s communications planning guide, to ensure communication is well targeted, delivered and evaluated
    • Other formal and informal learning and development opportunities accessible through the FCO will be made available
    • Photo production training if required

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    Chevening Scholarships Officer

     

    Main purpose of job:

    • To be responsible for owning and running the BHC’s annual Chevening Scholarship application process.  Working closely with the Chevening Secretariat in London, to ensure candidates are well informed and managed through the full application process, including preparing to leave for the UK and returning to Nigeria.
    • To maintain contact with and reenergise the Chevening Alumni network in Nigeria, including liaising with leaders to determine customer needs and establishing how the BHC could support.
    • To provide ad hoc support to the Press and Public Affairs Team at BHC Abuja and BHDC Lagos.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    • Ensure the BHC manages the application process smoothly, keeping up-to-date knowledge of developments through the online system
    • Coordinate and prepare BHC staff to be able to assess applications and conduct candidate interviews
    • Maintain good contact with the Chevening Secretariat and respond quickly and helpfully to their needs
    • Ensure the BHC promotes the Chevening Scholarship programme effectively throughout the year as part of a focused and well-implemented communications campaign
    • Organise and deliver departure and arrival events for Chevening Scholars in coordination with BHC Abuja and BDHC Lagos
    • Maintain real-time contact with current Scholars, seeking their feedback of the process and reflecting their experiences around the UK in Nigeria Network
    • Manage and maintain the network of Chevening Alumni in Nigeria, including seeking ways the BHC can provide specific, tailored support to their needs
    • Assess the potential for the BHC to develop partnerships within Nigeria to support Chevening Scholars and working with seniors to develop and implement an engagement plan aimed at gaining companies’ support
    • Where capacity permits, provide support to the Press and Public Affairs Team, with a particular focus on routine press monitoring and providing support to BHC-led media events

    Key competences required:

    • Competence 1: Delivering a Quality Service
    • Competence 2:Collaborating and Partnering
    • Competence 3: Engaging Internationally  
    • Competence 4: Changing and Improving

    Language requirements:

    • Language: English
    • Level of language required: Excellent command of written and spoken English

    Other skills / experience / qualifications:
    Essential on arrival:

    • IT literate with specific knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel programmes
    • Working experience and knowledge of Social Media, including Facebook and Twitter
    • Minimum of 2 years experience in Bursary/Scholarship role or similar work experience

    Desirable:

    • Experience of managing complex processes
    • Evidence of maintaining effective professional networks of contacts
    • Experience of working with Communications and/or Public Relations

    Learning and development opportunities:

    • International Communication Skills Course run by the FCO in London
    • There are also opportunities to learn about and implement the FCO’s communications planning guide, to ensure communication is well targeted, delivered and evaluated
    • Other formal and informal learning and development opportunities accessible through the FCO will be made available

    Method of Application

    All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV in English, by email to: Recruitment.Africa@fco.gov.uk

    Internal applicants should also submit the above, with a copy of their most recent (last 24 months) appraisals to the same email address.

    All candidates: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the VACANCY NOTICE NO – 11/15 LOS and the position you are applying for.

    Internal candidates, and spouses of diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the VACANCY NOTICE NO – 11/15 LOS and the position you are applying for, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate, or spouse of a diplomatic officer.

    Only electronic applications sent via email will be accepted. The closing date is 17 June 2015 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.

    NOTE:
    All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.

    The British High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
    Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Nigerian employment law.
    Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.

    Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
    If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
    Employment will be subject to obtaining the appropriate security clearance.

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