BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION, LAGOS
VACANCY NOTICE NO – 13/15 LOS
POSITION : IMMIGRATION LIAISON ASSISTANT
SECTION : RALON (Risk & Liaison Overseas Network)
GRADE : A2
POSITION TYPE : 12 MONTHS FIXED TERM RENEWABLE CONTRACT
SALARY : N335, 411.00 PER MONTH
Main purpose of job:
The British Deputy High Commission is looking to recruit an Immigration Liaison Assistant to work in the Risk & Liaison Overseas Network (RALON) office. The Unit is part of the Home Office and provides intelligence and information support to the UK visa operation as well as being responsible for liaison and training airlines in Lagos. The position is for an initial one year contract, and may be subject to renewal.
Roles and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks including researching trends in visa applications, dealing with passengers referred to the BDHC by airlines and checking application details against confidential databases. Duties will include:
Candidates must be British passport holders who are able to obtain UK Security Clearance or other nationals who have recently lived at least five consecutive years in the UK and may be eligible to obtain UK Security Clearance. Spouses of diplomats from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and United States missions are also eligible to apply. Please submit a copy of your supporting documents e.g. permits when applying.
Level of language required: Fluent
Other skills / experience / qualifications:
Essential on arrival:
Previous experience of working within a visa section or other office environment is preferable and good keyboard skills and familiarity with computers and software packages (notably MS Word, Excel and straightforward databases) is essential for the role.
Selection process for these positions is ‘competency-based’ using the six key competencies detailed below. Applicants will be required to complete an application form outlining how they meet the six required competences and a detailed C.V. They should return this by email to: Recruitment.Africa@fco.gov.uk
Key competences required for the job:
Seeing the big picture is about having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of your own work and how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs. For all staff, it is about focusing your contribution on the activities which will deliver the greatest value.
Effectiveness in this area is about being objective; using evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice. For all staff, it means showing clarity of thought, setting priorities, analysing and using evidence to evaluate options before arriving at well reasoned justifiable decisions.
At all levels, effectiveness in this area is about leading from the front and communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. It’s about supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all and a dedication to a diverse range of citizens.
People skilled in this area create and maintain positive and professional working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done. At all levels, it requires working effectively and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements. People who are effective plan, organise and manage their time and activities to deliver a high quality and efficient service, applying programme and project management approaches to support service delivery.
Those who advance in the selection process will be interviewed based on these competences.
Any suitably qualified member of existing BHC*/DFID/British Council staff (who currently hold SC clearance) wishing to submit an application must also seek approval from their line manager prior to applying
Only electronic applications will be accepted.
You must also enclose a passport sized photograph and a copy of your passport bio-data page.
Internal applicants should also submit the above, with a copy of their most recent 24 months of appraisal evidence (i.e. two full appraisals, or however many abridged appraisals, minutes etc to make up two years’ worth of evidence) to the same email address.
The closing date is 03 August 2015 at 1200pm and no further applications will be accepted after this date.
All candidates: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 13/15 LOS and 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: 13/15 LOS, and position you are applying for, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate or spouse of a diplomatic officer.
*NB: If you have previously applied for this role please do not resend your application.
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