BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION JOB RECRUITMENT (3 POSITIONS)

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: Entry Clearance Assistant


Ref Id: 43/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: A1 (L)
Slot: 2 Openings
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Temporary
Working hours per week: 37
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 1 December 2019
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)


Job Description

  • Print visas according to manifests sent from the UK decision-making teams. Assure the security and integrity of visa writing processes according to United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI) policy and guidance;Undertake enrichment activity requests sent by UK decision-making teams, and ensure compliance with guidance to assure security, integrity and quality of enrichment processes;

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Process the printing of documents for cases sent by the UK decision-making teams;
  • Take responsibility to resolve enquiries from TLS, internal and external stakeholders;
  • Receive, record and follow through to resolve all overturned cases, by commenting on CRS and dispatching to the VAC in line with agreed procedures;
  • Manage logistics for UKVI staff and guests: Arrange hotel booking, flights and transport arrangements for official travel in and out of Abuja;
  • By rotation, plan and publish bi-weekly duty list to allocate resources fairly and according to demand;
  • Book Visa Application Centre appointments and provide support to MFA, State House and other BHC key stakeholders. Ensure all facilitations/Note Verbale applications are processed and recorded accurately;
  • Manage the content, security and integrity of the passport bank to assure an organised and efficient process according;
  • Manage the dispatch process and resolve any complaints or service failures to the VAC, and escalate ongoing problems to a Team Leader;
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties at special request to support British High Commission and UKVI business delivery

Requirements
Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • IT skills, well versed in Microsoft Office package specifically Excel
  • English language – read, write and speak

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Previous experience working in a Visa Section or official Government office

Required competencies:

  • Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 298, 960.22 Monthly.


Other benefits and conditions of employment
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Learning and Development opportunities will be available to the successful applicant.
  • An analysis of training needs will be discussed between the successful candidate and line manager.

Official BHC Working patterns:

  • Monday to Thursday: 08:00-16:00hrs
  • Friday: 08:00-13:00

Application Closing Date
8th November, 2019.

2) Job Title: Digital Communications – Intern
Job ID: 34/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: Internship
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British High Commission
Start Date: 1st December 2019
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)


Main Purpose of Job

  • We encourage applications from skilled and motivated young people for a one year internship as a Digital Communications Intern reporting to the Press and Public Affairs Officer in Abuja.
  • The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute and learn from our work.
  • The successful candidate will work within the Communications Team as the Abuja based Digital communications Intern.
  • The Digital Communications Intern will be given specific tasks and responsibilities and will be challenged to develop their capabilities and gain experience.
  • Duties will include, but will not be limited to, designing text and audio-visual material for use on the BHC media channels, and working with a broad range of media stakeholders to deliver HMG messages.

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

  • Support the work of the High Commission communications team through using digital technology and editing software.
  • Operate an HD Camera and capture quality footage at events
  • Work with Nigeria wide HMG departments, including British Council, DFID, UKVI to develop, create and publish content that creatively promotes HMG work in Nigeria
  • Ensure up to date content and quality assurance on the UK in Nigeria digital platforms including the website and social media platforms.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Knowledge of social media, including the ability to design strategy and analyse usage in order to shape BHC engagement and to focus campaigns
  • Ability to write clear, engaging copy for social media and other short form content
  • Experience with audio-visual content production
  • Experience with photo editing
  • Collaborative skills; including professional and confident communication with external stakeholders and team members

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ability to work as part of a busy, creative team, as well as willingness to provide support to team members as needed
  • Resilience, flexibility and ability to deliver quality under pressure and strict timelines
  • Project or event management experience

Required Competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application Closing Date
4th November, 2019.


Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment 
Learning and development opportunities:

  • On the job training will be provided including on FCO digital communications channels and tools.

Working patterns:

  • There may be possibility for flexible working patterns, and if required, should be discussed with the line manager.

Application Closing Date
4th November, 2019.


3)Job Title: Plumber – Technical Works Group


Job ID: 39/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: S1
Type of Position: Permanent
Start Date: 15th November, 2019
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Subcategory: Estates
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)


Main Purpose of Job

  • Hands-on Plumber to carry out effective day to day maintenance work, routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, breakdown maintenance, new installation and construction works related plumbing.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist TWG (Technical works Group) team to attend to work requests on regular basis as it affects the mission’s operations.
  • Follow FCO (Foreign Common Wealth) health & safety standards in regular works, also ensuring compliance with all TWG work practices and policies.
  • Assist TWG team to complete planned preventive maintenance (PPM) works and meet the deadline as scheduled.
  • Attend to all Ad hoc tasks delegated by Estates Manager and provide updates on the same.
  • Carry out the new installation and repairing of plumbing fixtures/ fittings.
  • Operate and carry out routine & corrective maintenance of domestic water treatment plant.
  • Carry out installation and routine cleaning/unblocking of drainage, water supply pipes.
  • Assist other trade persons to carry out their tasks i.e. Electrician, A/C Technician, Painter, Plumber, Mason and Carpenter.
  • Carry out routine maintenance of fire fighting equipment (Hydrant Heads, Hose reels, etc).
  • Carry out the routine/breakdown maintenance, check up, inspection of all the plumbing fixtures and pipe lines of residential and official accommodations.
  • Carry out the routine preventative maintenance of the cold and hot water supply pipeline system.
  • To carry out the routine preventative maintenance of ground & high level water tank and cisterns.
  • Carry out routine and corrective maintenance of HVAC chilled system water valves, meters, Gauges, and mechanical flow switches.
  • Preparing daily and weekly reports of work done and other necessary documentation.
  • Carry out routine and corrective maintenance of Barriers, blockers and folding gates.
  • Keep & clean tools and machines in proper position after using it.
  • Develop skills in all trades to meet Mission’s multi-tasking policies.
  • Take responsibility and custody of maintenance stores and procurement as per need.
  • Drive water bowser to deliver water to various compounds when required.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Plumbing Labour Trade Test 1, 2, &3 (Ministry of Labour& Productivity Certificate of Competence).
  • Minimum of 3 years experience providing Mechanical & Plumbing maintenance services in Multi-complex Office buildings.
  • Possess 2 and 4 wheel vehicle driving license.
  • Computer literate – Word, Outlook (email) and Excel.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • BHC (British High Commission) working experience or experience from other international organisation

Required Competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting Monthly Salary
N184, 069


Application Closing Date
4th November, 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 Post are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
  • 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:
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission/Embassy 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.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

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