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  • Posted on: 14 May, 2016 Deadline: 20 May, 2016
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    Assistant Programme Manager


    Grade: B3 (L)
    Type of Position: Fixed Term
    Duration of Post: 12 months
    Type of Post: British High Commission
    Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory: Political

    Main Purpose of Job

    • Based in the British High Commission, Abuja, Nigeria, the Assistant Programme Manager sits within the Criminal Justice Team, working to establish a functioning Nigerian Criminal Justice system in relation to complex cases.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

    • The job holder will need to have good stakeholder engagement skills in order to build strong networks with decision makers and   then use those networks to deliver results
    • The job holder will work closely with other members of the Criminal Justice Team, as well as other colleagues in the British High Commission.
    • The job holder needs to be systematic and organised in their work, be resilient and focused in the   face of a challenging working environment, be able to multi-task and work towards the programmes focused objectives under UK FCO Policy.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contributing to individual elements and  activities within the programme. Helping devise implementation plans.
    • Overseeing some of the programme activities  and taking them forward.
    • Assisting in creating budget plans for the programme and effectively monitor budgets ensuring value for money
    • Follow the appropriate Procurement procedures in line with UK FCO’s Policy
    • Ensuring that project delivery is in line with Terms of Reference provided to contractors and that deliverables are achieved within time and budget
    • Assist in providing terms of reference for contractors against which to measure delivery. Ensuring the quality and timeliness of contractors’ work against budget.
    • Liaising with stakeholders and contractors, maintaining good working relationship for quality service delivery of the programme
    • Ensuring payments are made to suppliers and registered accordingly
    • Overseeing and organising the logistical and administration requirements for the programme
    • Reporting to the Criminal Justice Team Programme Manager.

    Essential Qualifications and Experience:

    • Programme management experience
    • Financial compliance and reporting
    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Stakeholder/beneficiary engagement
    • Managing local partners and delivery agents
    • Experience in working for the UK government or similar enviroment

    Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

    • Previous experience on implementing programmes in Nigeria
    • Required competencies  
    • Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Starting monthly Salary

    Application Deadline

    20th May, 2016

    Start Date
    1st July, 2016

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online here


    • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
    • 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.
    • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
    • Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
    • Any other post specifics - like information on the application form that is not include on the system.

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