BRITISH COUNCIL ENTRY-LEVEL AND EXPERIENCE JOB RECRUITMENT (6 POSITIONS)

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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: Prosperity Officer

Job ref.: 07/20 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week: 37
Duration of Post: 24 months
Start Date: 4 May 2020
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)

Main Purpose of the Job
  • Support for implementing the Nigeria network’s strategic Prosperity objectives through policy advocacy with state governments, business and civil society.
  • Lead on communications and social media work; event and visit preparation, working closely with other members of the joint DFID-DIT-FCO Nigeria Prosperity Team, including the Prosperity Fund.
Roles and Responsibilities
The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is recruiting for a Prosperity Officer.
  • The successful candidate will work with colleagues from the Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Trade (DIT) teams in Lagos and Abuja on mutual prosperity issues.
  • He/she will report to the Head of Prosperity based in Lagos.
  • This will be an interesting job.
  • The prosperity partnership with Nigeria is important for the UK.  Not only is Nigeria Africa’s largest economy, it also has long-established cultural and commercial links with the UK, and the UK is a major development partner for promoting growth and poverty reduction.
  • The UK is expanding the joint prosperity team to support Nigeria’s efforts to deliver on its huge long-term economic potential.
  • The successful candidate will be comfortable handling a range of responsibilities.
Key Elements:
  • Prepare and implement events, projects and visit programmes for the Prosperity team, working closely with the Head of Prosperity in Lagos.
  • Develop communications material (narrative and core script) and social media presence for the FCO Prosperity and Prosperity Fund team, consulting and working with the Post communications, DIT / GREAT communications and DFID communications colleagues, as necessary.
  • Support the Prosperity team through identifying relevant trending issues in traditional and social media.  Advise on and develop engagement and advocacy with key decision-makers:
  • Develop and implement knowledge management systems to enable the efficient circulation of information around the prosperity team, including contact management systems:
  • Support the Head of Prosperity on managing the team.
  • There will be opportunities to travel in Nigeria.  The team is large, diverse, friendly and mutually supportive.  We are keen to accommodate work-life balance wherever possible and there will be some opportunity for working from home.
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelors Level qualification in Economics, Business Studies or equivalent Social Sciences; OR Media Studies and Communications, provided that a candidate can also demonstrate an understanding of economic and business issues.
  • Good organisational skills:  ability to organise events and visit programmes with limited supervision.
  • Right to work in Nigeria
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Experience of working in private sector business or marketing/PR company.
Required Competencies:
  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service.
Working Patterns
Possible limited flexibility in working hours and patterns as follows:
  • Mon – Thu: 07:00 – 15:00 & Fri: 07:00 – 12:00  OR
  • Mon – Thu: 073:0 – 15:30 & Fri: 07:30 – 12:30
Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 539, 370.
Application Closing Date
12th March, 2020.
2) Job Title: IT & Admin Support Officer
Job Ref.: 05/20 LOS – AU
Location: Lagos
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week: 36
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Start Date: 1 April 2020
End Date: 31 March 2021
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Private Office
Main Purpose of the Job
  • This is an exciting multi-hatted role at the heart of the British Deputy High Commission. 
  • Main responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Corporate Services; and joining the IT Support Officer Team to support all the teams at the British Deputy High Commission with general IT support.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Personal Assistant:
  • Provide administrative support to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Corporate Services (diary management, event planning and travel bookings)
  • Support the Deputy Head of Mission with planning internal events for all teams at the British Deputy High Commission (BDHC) and with internal communications
IT Support Officer:
  • Create, manage and upgrade IT accounts
  • Manage distribution lists, WhatsApp groups and shared mailboxes
  • Assist train BDHC staff on new software, such as Microsoft Teams
  • Manage Lagos IT Helpdesk Mailbox and our internal customer service software, Lagos Enquirer
  • Work closely with the IT Helpdesk at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office logging and managing calls and ensuring our Service Level Agreements are met
  • Responsible for IT supplies and managing the IT equipment store, ensuring inventories are up to date and we have enough stock
  • Set up and manage standalone IT terminals (systems not on our internal network) across the BDHC
  • Help manage the move of IT equipment and systems from our current office to our new premises (from 2021)
Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure):
  • Manage the IT equipment store
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications including Microsoft Outlook, Office Online, SharePoint, Teams, Microsoft Excel, Flow, Microsoft Visio, OneNote, Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Foundational understanding of Data Networking.
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Ability to touch type
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:
  • ITIL V4 Foundation certified
Required competencies:
  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience
Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 405, 972
Application Closing Date
12th March, 2020
3) Job Title: Political Economy Adviser
Job Ref.: 06/20 LOS) – AU
Location: Lagos
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week: 35
Duration of Post: 24 months
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Start Date: 1 April 2020
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Economic and Prosperity
Main Purpose of the Job
  • Developing and implementing the Nigeria network’s strategic Prosperity objectives through policy advocacy with state governments, business and civil society. 
  • Lead on providing high-quality economic analysis and reporting focussed on the three southern geopolitical zones, working closely with other members of the joint DFID-DIT-FCO Nigeria Prosperity Team, including the Prosperity Fund.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is recruiting for a Political Economy Adviser.
  • The successful candidate will work with colleagues from the Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Trade (DIT) teams in Lagos and Abuja on mutual prosperity issues. He/She will report to the Head of Prosperity based in Lagos.
  • This will be an exciting job. The prosperity partnership with Nigeria is important for the UK, as Africa’s largest economy and because of the long-established cultural and commercial links with the UK, as well as the UK being a major development partner for promoting growth and poverty reduction.
  • The UK is expanding the joint prosperity team to support Nigeria’s efforts to deliver on its huge long-term economic potential.
  • The successful candidate will be comfortable handling a wide range of economic issues around growth, structural reform, business environment and sectoral issues.
Key Elements of the Role are to:
  • Provide quality analysis of the economic situation and developments in the southern states of Nigeria, with a particular focus on progress with structural reforms; improving the business environment and efforts to diversify the economy, including the transition to low carbon. Throughout, the analysis should identify political economy linkages to inform, influence and shape wider HMG policy
  • Maintain and expand the UK’s network of contacts across state governments, business and academia, to support the UK Government’s engagement, as well as drawing on information from contacts for analysis and policy recommendations.  This is likely to focus on states in the South-West; South-South and South-East
  • Contribute analysis and evidence to Prosperity Fund programmes in Nigeria and, depending on demand, to DFID economic development programmes:
  • Working closely with DIT Nigeria, identify and analyse economic and business trends of potential interest to UK businesses looking for market opportunities particularly in states proactively seeking foreign direct investment:
  • Broader contributions to high-level visits and events
  • There will be opportunities to travel in Nigeria and occasionally to the UK.  The team is large, diverse, friendly and mutually supportive.  We are keen to accommodate work-life balance wherever possible and there will be some opportunity for working from home
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  
  • Masters Level qualification in economics or equivalent.
  • Permission to work in Nigeria
  • Willingness to travel to other states in Nigeria
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Economics
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Experience of economic policy-making for federal or state governments
  • Masters research in a relevant economics or political economy issues
  • Experience of working in or with government in Nigeria
  • Experience of working in the private sector or organised civil society in relevant fields
Language requirements:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Fluency in one of and preferably both Yoruba and Hausa.
Required Competencies:
  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering
Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment  
Learning and development opportunities:
  • BDHC Lagos is keen to support continuous learning and development. The prosperity team includes professional economists and practitioners in areas such as programmes, trade and investment promotion, trade policy and business environment. 
  • This job should appeal to anyone keen on continuous professional development but especially as an opportunity to apply macro, micro and international economics practically.
Working Patterns:
  • Monday to Thursday:  7:30 – 3:30
  • Friday: 07:30 – 12:30
  • Opportunity to work from home (1 to 2 days a week)
Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 827, 892
Application Closing Date
12th March, 2020
4) Job Title: Entry Clearance Assistant
Job ref.: 10/20 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: A1 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week: 35
Duration of Post: 5 months
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Start Date: 4 May 2020
End Date: 30 September 2020
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)
Main Purpose of Job
  • Affix visas printed by visa writers.  Assure the security and integrity of visa writing processes according to UKVI policy and guidance
  • Process refusal decisions sent by UK decision-making teams, and ensure compliance with guidance to assure security, integrity and quality of decision dispatch processes
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Assist visa writers by checking visa details against passports and affixing visas in correct passports;
  • Take responsibility for matching printed refusals with correct passports in readiness for sealing according to procedures;
  • Take responsibility for sealing matched refusals, first checking details match in accordance with procedures;
  • Help dispatch officers to pull out passports from passport bank against manifests received, flagging up any cases which are not located immediately for further checks;
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties to support business delivery and wider 1HMG platform
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Good standard of IT
  • Excellent written English skills
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Previous experience working in a Visa Section or official Government office
Required Competencies: 
  • Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment  
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • On-the-job training/job shadowing opportunities will be available to the successful applicant
Working Patterns
Possible limited flexibility in working hours and patterns as follows:
  • Mon – Thu:  07:00 – 15:00 & Fri: 07:00 – 12:00  OR
  • Mon – Thu:  073:0 – 15:30 & Fri: 07:30  – 12:30
Starting monthly salary
NGN 298, 960
Application Closing Date
4th March, 2020.
5) Job Title: Trade Adviser – Agriculture & Mining
Job ref.: 09/20 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: C4 (L)
Start Date: 4 May 2020
Working hours per week: 35
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Type of Position: Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)
Main Purpose of Job
  • Developing new export and business investment markets for UK companies is a top priority for the UK Government. This role is based in the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) team in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos to lead work on the agriculture & mining sectors in Nigeria.
  • The aim is to increase the export of UK goods and services to Nigeria, and to expand UK business investment in Nigeria in these sectors.  This includes building relationships with key buyers and the Government in these sectors in Nigeria. The job holder will identify opportunities for UK firms; and help British companies to win contracts and make successful investments.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Department for International Trade secures UK prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.We promote UK businesses overseas and attract foreign investment to our shores. We have 3,000 staff across the globe in over 100 countries. Our aspiration is to address some of the challenges facing the UK, by helping British businesses to internationalise and grow overseas.
What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
  • We are looking for someone with credible private sector experience, an organised person with an ability to take the initiative, work with enterprise and with limited supervision, as a self-starter able to drive work forward creatively, drawing on UK strengths in business and local opportunities. The individual should be a team member who works collaboratively.
Key Responsibilities
  • Identifying and delivering a pipeline of export business opportunities in Nigeria for UK companies in the agriculture and mining sectors, in consultation with business and based on an understanding of UK business interests.
  • Marketing the UK’s capability in agriculture and mining to key stakeholders in the Nigerian public and private sectors, to help land multi-million pound deals.
  • Working towards and meeting set targets for the year.
  • Identifying investment opportunities in the Nigerian market and addressing and seeking to resolve any market access barriers faced by UK companies.
  • You will lead Nigeria’s trade activity in the agriculture and mining sectors, working closely with colleagues in Nigeria, building a healthy pipeline of potential deals; and working with British businesses to best position them for success;
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Have worked within Nigeria’s private sector in business development for major local or international companies, for a minimum of 4 years;
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Resourcefulness in solving problems;
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable dealing with senior officials and business people;
  • Flexible, adaptable and resilient;
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail;
  • Superior professionalism and judgment;
  • Strong work ethic
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in agriculture or mining sectors;
  • Experience of working on multi-year campaigns on business development
Required competencies:
  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service.
Starting Monthly Salary () 
NGN 827, 892
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 with in-house and e-learning, with the potential for overseas training. From time to time there will be requirements to assist other teams within the Department, building overall resilience and broader experience
Application Closing Date
6th March, 2020.
6) Job Title: Trade Adviser – Infrastructure, Retail & Healthcare Sectors
Job ref.: 08/20 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: C4 (L)
Working hours per week: 35
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Type of Position: Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)
Start Date: 1st May, 2020
Main Purpose of Job
  • Developing new export and business investment markets for UK companies is a top priority for the UK Government. This role is based in the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) team in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos to lead work on the infrastructure, retail & healthcare sectors in Nigeria.
  • The aim is to increase the export of UK goods and services to Nigeria, and to expand UK business investment in Nigeria in these sectors.  This includes building relationships with key buyers and the Government in these sectors in Nigeria.
  • The job holder will identify opportunities for UK firms; and help British companies to win contracts and make successful investments.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Department for International Trade secures UK prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.We promote UK businesses overseas and attract foreign investment to our shores.
  • We have 3,000 staff across the globe in over 100 countries. Our aspiration is to address some of the challenges facing the UK, by helping British businesses to internationalise and grow overseas.
What will the jobholder be expected to achieve:
  • We are looking for someone with credible private sector experience, an organised person with an ability to take the initiative, work with enterprise and with limited supervision, as a self-starter able to drive work forward creatively, drawing on UK strengths in business and local opportunities.
  • The individual should be a team member who works collaboratively.
Key Responsibilities
  • Identifying and delivering a pipeline of export business opportunities in Nigeria for UK companies in the infrastructure, retail & healthcare sectors, in consultation with business and based on an understanding of UK business interests.
  • Marketing the UK’s capability in infrastructure, retail & healthcare to key stakeholders in the Nigerian public and private sectors, to help land multi-million-pound deals.
  • Working towards and meeting set targets for the year.
  • Identifying investment opportunities in the Nigerian market and addressing and seeking to resolve any market access barriers faced by UK companies.
  • You will lead Nigeria’s trade activity in the  infrastructure, retail & healthcare sectors, working closely with colleagues in Nigeria, building a healthy pipeline of potential deals; and working with British businesses to best position them for success;
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  
  • Have worked within Nigeria’s private sector in business development for major local or international companies, for a minimum of 4 years;
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Resourcefulness in solving problems;
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable dealing with senior officials and business people;
  • Flexible, adaptable and resilient;
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail;
  • Superior professionalism and judgment;
  • Strong work ethic
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in the infrastructure, retail or healthcare sectors;
  • Experience of working on multi-year campaigns on business development
Required Competencies:
  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service.
Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 827, 892
Other benefits and conditions of employment  
Learning and development opportunities:
  • The successful applicant will have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities with in-house and e-learning, with the potential for overseas training. From time to time there will be requirements to assist other teams within the Department, building overall resilience and broader experience.
Application Closing Date
6th March, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online 
Scroll to location/country to select Nigeria on the page.
Additional Information  
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • This role is Lagos based and reports to the Country Director for the UK Department for International Trade in Nigeria, also based in Lagos.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Lagos and Nigeria.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Nigerian employment law.
  • Spouses / registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on the successful applicant.
  • 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 does 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

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