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29 Sep 2016

Full-time British High Commission Current Job Opening

Nigeria Job bucket Staff Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Job Description

The Firm:

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

The Job : Programme Manager, CT Crisis Response Programme (19/16 ABJ), British High Commission.

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Job Category: Management Jobs,

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Profile

Main purpose of Job:

The primary aim of the Crisis Response Programme is to support Nigeria in developing a crisis management and response system with full doctrine, based on HMG’s expertise, including with COBR (the Cabinet Office Briefing Room).
The programme is now in its delivery phase and contributes to the objectives set out in the UK National Security Council’s strategy for Nigeria. Its work has, and continues to, improve the potential Nigerian response to terrorism incidents, and is providing wider crisis management skills to over 25 departments and agencies via a cross-governmental working group.
Typical activities include regular Working Group meetings, [up to] Ministerial-level Table Top Exercises and live Crisis Response Exercises. Work is also growing in scope beyond Abuja, as the programme has begun reaching out to Lagos and, in due course, Port Harcourt, with a view to commencing active support – there is potential for regional travel and a regional remit with the job in the future.
The Crisis Response Team would consist of the programme lead (SME), yourself, and some administrative support; as a result, this will be a varied position requiring a flexible approach. A core part of the position will be supporting the programme lead in delivering programme assurance, financial management and risk management.
Typical tasks here would include drafting working group minutes (coupled with associated WG subjects), helping to compile reports back to London, reporting on programme milestones, new risks, and giving financial headlines. There would also be ad-hoc administrative duties such as collation of training packs, arranging visit programmes, and general support to the programme lead.
However, given the programme lead’s regional role, there would also be opportunities to deputise, and as part of your day-to-day responsibilities you would accompany him on stakeholder calls, exercises and to training events.
There will be numerous opportunities to learn and develop, including by shadowing the programme lead and Chancery colleagues dealing with other CT programmes, financial and political work.
Roles and Responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

Completing the monthly programme report for JOPP (Joint Overseas Protect and Prepare) Unit (and CTD as applicable) including information on programme achievements, milestones, risks and finances.
Drafting Working Group minutes, update the Action Plan matrix, update the sync matrix, and update amendments to the CT CR doctrine.
Ensuring that all key programme management activities are carried out in accordance with FCO (and HO when considering JOPP) rules, procedures and best practices.
Financial management, including ensuring value for money, that expenditure is correctly tracked and recorded, and compiling forecasts for additional expenditure and/or next financial year including cost estimates and business cases.
Supporting the programme lead’s local stakeholder management – including ensuring the smooth running of the Crisis Response Working Group (comprising over 25 Nigerian Ministries or Agencies) and working primarily with the President Command Control Communications Centre (PC4), and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
In addition, building and maintaining relationships with other CT programmes in the mission, with JOPP, CTD, and the NU in London and cross-HMG where appropriate.
Information management including managing the shared folder, and ensuring key documents such as briefings, contracts and invoices are registered or stored as appropriate.
Overall, delivering efficient management of the program, but covering other operational tasks and providing general support to the programme lead as required.

Job Qualifications

A high level of oral and written English skills.
Strong organisational skills including attending to detail, keeping track of deadlines, and ability to manage own work with limited supervision.
Strong collaborative skills including professional and confident communication.
IT skills including in MS Office applications Word and Excel.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

Prior experience of working with the UK or other governments, NGOs or similar oganisations.
Project management skills or experience.
Knowledge / interest in counter-terrorism issues in Nigeria.
UK security clearance to OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE or higher. A ‘cold-start’ with restrictions may apply while the appropriate security clearance is being applied for.
Required competencies:

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Remuneration
Starting salary N493 126

The Job: Administrative Officer, Counter-Terrorism (18/16 ABJ),British High Commission.

Job Profile

Main purpose of Job:

This is a new position as an administrative officer for counter-terrorism (CT) colleagues within the British High Commission in Abuja. The jobholder will provide support across the mission’s CT work. This will include support for First Secretary CT (line manager for the postion, also a new slot), First Secretary Home Affairs, SO15 Counter-Terrorism Police Liaison Officers (CTPLOs) and Criminal Justice and Crisis Response Teams.
The successful candidate will need excellent administration skills, and to be able to prioritise and cope well under pressure. On any given day, they will be working to a variety of Chancery colleagues and across various projects, with changing circumstances and priorities.
They will need to be proactive (for example, resolving issues by a telephone call or visit where more appropriate), have good judgement (including knowing when to escalate issues to team members) and be highly organised, keeping track of deadlines and requests.
This will be a varied and interesting position – the jobholder can expect to get a good background on CT work across the mission. As well as the core duties set out in the job description, there will be scope to get out and about and more directly involved in your CT colleagues’ work, from helping them to deliver training or crisis exercising, acting as a note-taker at external meetings, and helping to look after official visitors that might range from senior UK judges, police or counter-terrorism experts.
There will be numerous opportunities to learn and develop, including by shadowing colleagues dealing with policy, financial, and programme management work.
Roles and Responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

Routine administrative support including bulk printing/photocopying/collating briefing or training packs
Meeting co-ordination, including booking internal or external rooms, making diary appointments or invitations and arranging IT/catering/etc as required
Arranging programmes for official visitors, including making flight and hotel bookings, facilitating visas, and passing on information to visitors on issues such as security, invoicing etc.
General support to the team including co-ordinating stationery orders, transport requests, IT requests, drafting of meeting agendas, invitations or other documents as required.
Information management including managing the shared folder and ensuring paper and electronic filing, storage and security of documents (particularly key documents such as briefings, contracts, invoices)
Establishing and maintaining a contacts list for Chancery CT colleagues.
Supporting the team’s move to the new BHC premises in May 2016, including ensuring assets & documentation moved over securely and keeping track of colleagues’ contact details.
Supporting operational deployments of CTPLOs within Nigeria and the Lake Chad region including travel and accommodation bookings, and processing of expense claims.
Overall, co-ordinating administrative activities to ensure that the day-to-day operational needs of the team are met.

Job Qualifications

Experience of providing administrative support in a busy working environment
A high level of oral and written English skills
Strong organisational skills including attending to detail, keeping track of deadlines, and ability to manage own work with limited supervision
Strong collaborative skills including professional and confident communication with external stakeholders and team members
IT skills including in MS Office applications Word and Excel
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

Prior experience of working with the UK or other governments, NGOs or similar oganisations
Additonal IT skills including Powerpoint
Project management skills or experience
Knowledge / interest in counter-terrorism issues in Nigeria
Required competencies:

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Remuneration
Starting monthly salary N360,778

Application Deadline
12th October, 2016.

Start Date
1st November, 2016

How To Apply

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Programme Manager, CT Crisis Response Programme (19/16 ABJ)
Administrative Officer, Counter-Terrorism (18/16 ABJ)
Note

Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
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 and security clearances checks will be conducted.
Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
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
Successful candidates not resident in Country will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.

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Job Categories: Management Jobs In Nigeria. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: British High Commission and British High Commission jobs. Salaries: N400,000 - N600,000.

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