British High Commission (BHC) Job Recruitment

British High Commission (BHC) Job Recruitment


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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 position below:

1. Job Title: BMATT Nigeria Travel Clerk – A1

Ref Id: 35/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Job Category: Other British Government
Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory: MOD (Ministry of Defence)
Start Date: 1 November 2019
Type of Position: Full-time
Working hours per week: 37
Grade: A1 (L)

Job Description

  • To support the effective
    day-to-day running of BMATT’s travel team, providing a quality and
    efficient service to staff and stakeholders in compliance with FCO policy
    and post regulations.
Roles
and Responsibilities
  • Plan and run an efficient
    travel booking scheme
  • Provides information concerning
    fares, availability of flights and accommodation
  • Provide excellent and efficient
    solutions to problems that may arise with travel bookings. Support to the
    overall BMATT travel team within the budgeted resources
  • Provides answers about travel
    policies and processes
  • Confers with clients by
    telephone, writing or in person to answer questions regarding services and
    travel preferences
  • Process information-compiling,
    categorization, calculating, auditing and verifying data within the
    budgeted resources
  • Other duties as may be assigned
    by Line Manager.
Requirements
Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
  • Previous experience in Travel
    administration e.g. in travel agent role.
  • Customer service orientation
    and attention to details at all times.
  • Experience of working in a Team
    to deliver a quality service in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple
    assignments and prioritise.
  • A good command of English
    language – both verbally and in writing.
  • Flexible approach to problem
    solving with an ability to think on their feet.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal
    skills.
  • A self-starter able to work
    with minimal supervision. A positive attitude is essential.
  • Good organisational skills –
    capable of working quickly and accurately.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft
    Office tools.
Desirable
qualifications, skills and experience:
  • Familiar with the principles
    and processes for flight and hotel bookings.
  • Experience of working in a
    travel agency
  • Reliability and experience of
    working in security sector reform or with the military.
Required
competencies:
  • Making Effective Decisions,
    Leading and Communicating, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.
Starting
Monthly Salary

NGN 285,321.83.

Application deadline

23rd September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click
here to apply online

Additional Information

  • Please complete the application
    form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application
    carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission
    will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • 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.
  • All candidates must be legally
    able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct
    visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant
    permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the
    successful candidate to; The British High Commission do not sponsor
    visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security
    clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • If you don’t already hold a
    valid SA Police Clearance Certificate, we recommend that you apply for the
    certificate at the time of your application.
2. Job
Title: Freight and Travel Manager, B3

Ref Id: 32/19 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Type of Position: Permanent
Start Date: 21st October, 2019

Main Purpose of Job

  • To lead and manage the Freight
    and Travel team of the British Deputy High Commission Lagos providing
    quality and efficient service in the movement of freight for the Mission
    and One HMG (Her Majesty’s Government) Partners, across the Nigeria
    Network, and the provison of travel services for staff and stakeholders.
  • The jobholder will be expected
    to facilitate clearance and delivery of all consignments belonging to the
    British High Commission and officers of the Mission including project
    supplies for Department for International Development (DFID) funded
    projects and programmes.
  • In addition the jobholder will
    be expected to support the local, regional and international travel needs
    for officers and staff of the Mission.
Roles
and Responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate arrival and
    departure arrangements for UK Based staff in the BDHC Lagos and BHC Abuja,
    including officers of the Department for International Development, and
    the British Council, as these relate to the movement of their personal
    effects.
  • Provide guidance to new arrivals
    expected at Post relating to shipping and clearance of heavy baggage and
    UAF consignments and advise timelines for expected delivery.
  • Liaise with Pickfords on the
    movement of all heavy baggage consignments to and from Post and issue call
    forward notices on completion of pre-clearance.
  • Check and approve draft
    shipping documents for all origin agents and provide guidelines for the
    despatch of consignments to Post.
  • Establish, develop and maintain
    useful contacts at the Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs
    Service and Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Follow up approvals with
    relevant government ministries, departments and agencies including the
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and respond to queries from the Ministry of
    Foreign Affairs and agencies pertaining to approvals for clearance.
  • Liaise with clearing agents
    over clearance of general goods including personal effects, motor
    vehicles, furniture/fittings, medical supplies and perishables and
    supervise their deliveries, safe keep and/or storage.
  • Carry out goods inspections at
    the air and seaports as required and attend to any discrepancies.
  • Registration of Diplomatic
    vehicles with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and issuance of number
    plates to officers and official vehicles.
  • Process and obtain permission
    to sell from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for vehicles imported under
    diplomatic privilege.
  • Obtain vehicle travel documents
    for officers and official vehicles and maintenance of an up to date
    vehicle list for the Mission.
  • Processing and obtaining
    re-entry visas and Diplomatic Identity Cards for members of the UK based
    staff.
  • Process and obtain End User
    Certificate from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for
    the Missions Armoured vehicles importation.
  • Process requisitions and
    purchase orders for freight clearances and check invoices submitted for
    payment.
  • Process payments for agents for
    clearance of all imports for the Mission including import and export of AF
    bags.
Resources
Managed:
  • 2 x A2 (L) Freight / Travel
    Staff.
Budget
Management:
  • Management of Freight, Bags and
    Postage Budgets
  • Management of Travel Budget
    (Lagos)
  • Management of Freight Clearance
    Budget (General Goods and Motor Vehicles) Abuja
  • Management of DFID Clearance
    Budget for Goods and Project Supplies
Essential
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
    in any of the Social Science disciplines
  • At least 3 years relevant
    experience in Cargo / Freight Management, Travel and Protocol 
  • An excellent command of the
    English language – oral and written
  • Excellent communication and
    collaboration skills including the ability to work with colleagues across
    departments
  • Good problem solving skills and
    ability to think outside the box to deal with complex issues
  • A self starter who is able to
    work with very minimal supervision delivering a quality service
  • Good organisational and
    analytical skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft
    Office tools – Word, Outlook, Excel.
Desirable
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Familiarity with the clearance
    and delivery processes for diplomatic shipments and International Donor
    Consignments for DFID sponsored projects
  • Familiarity with the
    Accreditation process for qualifying Diplomats
  • Good contacts base at relevant
    agencies including the Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Immigration
    Service, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian Ministry
    of Foreign Affairs, and ability to engage
  • Use of Import Duty Exemption
    Cerificates for clearance of Non-Diplomatic goods
Required
Competencies:
  • Leading and Communicating,
    Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at
    Pace
Starting
Monthly Salary

NGN514,764.63

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
Learning and development
opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):




  • The successful applicant will
    have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities including
    in-house e-learning, Civil Service Learning and training offered by the
    Diplomatic Academy Regional Team (DART).
Working
patterns:
  • Full time position, with core
    working hours between 7.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 7.30am –
    12.30pm on Friday. However, the job holder will need to be flexible to
    respond to occasional time bound assignments as these arise.
Application
deadline

13th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click
here to apply online

Additional Information 

  • Employees recruited locally by
    the British High Commission 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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