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  • Posted on: 1 June, 2011 Deadline: 10 June, 2011
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  • The British High Commission Abuja has the following vacancy in its Visa Section:

    Position: LE III Immigration Liaison Assistant

    Job Summary

    The British High Commission is looking for an Immigration Liaison Assistant to work in the Risk and Liaison Overseas Network Office. The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks to support visa operations. The main duties will include liaison with stakeholders, undertaking field trips, writing reports, creating and maintaining databases and general administrative tasks. The role also involves the checking of application details against confidential databases and access to restricted and sensitive information. The successful applicant will need to be security cleared for such access and for this reason must hold a British passport.

    Qualities Needed

    We are looking for someone with good oral and written communication skills. In particular, the successful candidate should be able to work quickly and accurately, often under pressure, have a positive approach to tackling problems and a willingness to take on new tasks. The most important qualities required are diligence, resilience, a flexible approach and the ability to work well in a small team. Previous experience of working within a visa section or other officeenvironment, good keyboard skills and familiarity with computers and software packages (notably working wth MS Word, Excel and Outlook is essential, although training will be provided where necessary.

    This is a full time position starting from 8am – 4pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 1pm on Friday. Although this is a full-time position applications to cover business hours on a job-sharing basis can be considered. The job will be graded LE III with a monthly starting salary of N238,620 including allowances. Successful candidates who are not liaible to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10 % notional tax deduction on the basic salary. The salary will be paid in Naira. The preferred start date is: Monday 6th July 2011


    All those interested in applying should send a CV (which should include contact phone number); passport size photograph and covering letter detailing relevant experience to the following address:

    Applications should be sent to:

    Human Resources Assistant
    British High Commission
    No. 33, Dangote House
    P. O. Box 4808
    Aguiyi Ironsi Street

    Or by e-mail to: recruitment.abuja@fco.gov.uk

    Deadline for Applications: Friday 10th June 2011

    Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Telephone applications and enquiries will also not be accepted. Only applicants called for interview will be contacted.
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