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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health & Safety / Compliance Manager, EO

Job ID: 19/22 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: Executive Officer (EO)
Start Date: 1 November 2022
Type of Position: Permanent
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Subcategory: Estates
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main Purpose

  • The main purpose of this role is to provide  network oversight and advisory to the senior leadership team on all safety, health and welfare matters within the Nigeria network. Post will rely on this role to ensure there is compliance with global FCDO Health and Safety policies, guidance, procedures, standards and practices.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all Nigeria Network (NN) Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented, recommend actions to prevent reoccurrence, circulate information and provide information/data.
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed and employees are aware of their responsibilities.
  • Co-ordinate the NN’s development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.
  • Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks.
  • Establish a structured programme of health & safety training throughout NN.
  • Act as Secretary for NN Health & Safety Committee meetings and ensure all agreed action points are completed within deadlines.
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work and communicate relevant changes to stakeholders.
  • Provide regular reports to Post Health and Safety Committee on relevant health and safety activities in the network.
  • Liaise with suppliers for procurement of health and safety resources
  • Assist wider Corporate Services team with Audit follow up on health and safety matters.
  • Provide compliance support across the core streams in Corporate Services. Working with Head of Corporate Services to ensure ideal scores on compliance indicators across the Network.
  • Promote learning and development as it relates to health and safety within the Network
  • Liaise with the Local Authorities, Fire Authorities and any other safety/trade organisations.
  • Ensure staff are fully conversant with all current health & safety legislation, codes of practice, and other documents that give guidance on the means of ensuring the highest standards of health & safety matters, which are reasonably practicable to attain, are achieved.
  • Prepare for consideration by the Regional Offices procedures for dealing with specific hazards and assist with the development of site health & safety plans.
  • Audit contractors’ competence and advise the Post on the outcome.
  • Assist site management to ensure that contractors’ safe systems of work are adequate.
  • Coordinate vaccinations programmes with respective stakeholders.

Fire Safety Responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement an emergency plan.
  • Review safety procedures and fire precautions, which should include the undertaking of annual fire risk assessments of all estates premises and regional offices.
  • The Fire Adviser’s Fire Risk Assessment report for offices and Head of Mission Residencies should be used to assist with this process.
  • To implement and maintain the recommendations made by the Fire Adviser in the Fire Risk Assessment Report.
  • Carry out fire drills.
  • Appoint Fire Wardens and Assembly Point Officer, where appropriate.
  • Ensure that the inspection and testing of fire alarm systems, fire equipment and portable appliances is carried out.
  • Ensure that fire safety management systems are in place and effective.
  • Identify details of any hazards, special risks and storage areas.
  • The testing and maintenance of both PAT and Electrical Installations to comply with State and Policy Department.
  • Consultation to be sought from post to verify the standards to ensure the equipment is fully operational.
  • Keep a dedicated fire safety file at Post, which should hold the following documents

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Health and Safety Assistant
  • Health and Safety Budget Monitoring Responsibility

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Health and Safety qualification or 5 years relevant experience.
  • Experience in a building service, hospitality or Facilities Management environment
  • Work without close supervision, but a good team player
  • Experience or knowledge of environmental management systems
  • Experience of administrative work
  • He/she should have a proven background successfully generating, monitoring and achieving health & safety objectives.
  • He/she should be an excellent communicator with great influencing skills able to build exceptional working relationships across all levels, confident in challenging unacceptable Health & Safety behaviour
  • Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    • Relevant  Safety, Health and Environmental Business administration certificate
    • IOSH and/or Nebosh ( or similar )qualification  with proof of certificate(s)
    • Valid Nigerian driver’s license
    • Experience with managing H&S in building construction sites

    Required Behaviours:

    • Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Leadership, Working Together

    Other benefits and conditions of employment:

    • Working patterns: BHC working hours – 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday & Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm on Friday.

    Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

    • Mandatory Learning
    • Learning and Development Opportunities on the job
    • Career Development Support.

Application Closing Date
27th September 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information  

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • 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;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
  • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

Job Title: Immigration Liaison Assistant, AO

Job ID: 16/22 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: Administrative Officer (AO)
Start Date: 1 November 2022
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Subcategory: Home Office
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Main Purpose of Job
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
Investigation:

  • Individual case working investigations as tasked by Home Office -International Operations.
  • Individual case working investigations as tasked by the Head of Section and Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) as well as other government departments.
  • To disrupt the flow of illegal migration by air to the United Kingdom and identify and disrupt the activity of the organised crime groups behind it
  • Support Visa Status and Information Services (VSI) section to protect the integrity of the UK visa regime and identify and disrupt activity of the organised crime groups attempting to exploit it
  • Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources
  • Work closely with HMG partners at post, host authorities and international partners to support the development of intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups
  • Conduct training sessions with international partners
  • Provide presentations to host authorities and international partners
  • Provide leadership on projects and work with Non-Government Organisations to deliver quality outcomes

Crime:

  • Using collaborative working with overseas and UK law enforcement partners develop intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups targeting the UK.

Intelligence gathering and analysis:

  • Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources. Strong problem solving skills are required to identify and investigate suspected organised immigration crime and to gather evidence-based intelligence. Ensure that all relevant intelligence is gathered, assessed and disseminated in line with guidance.

Liaison:

  • Build effective working relationships with host authorities, international partners. (FCC/EU) and UK partners to support the delivery of crime and intelligence objectives. Lead the exchange of actionable intelligence with local law enforcement partners and counterparts in other Diplomatic missions to identify and mitigate threats to the UK Border. Representing the Home Office Office professionally, developing effective partnerships with the wider British High Commission and with key external partners.

What We Do

  • Immigration Enforcement International (IEI) operates to prevent illegal immigration and disrupt the organised immigration crime groups behind it, supporting both the Immigration Enforcement mission and the Home Office purpose. We have staff deployed to approximately 33 locations across the world.

We deliver this by:

  • Providing intelligence support to the UK visa operation, supporting UKVI to take an increasingly global approach to risk streaming built on the analysis of objective data and enhanced with local risk indicators
  • Working with carriers around the world to reduce the threat of inadequately documented arrivals (IDAs) reaching the UK by air
  • Developing intelligence packages related to the visa or air threat for subsequent criminal investigations and prosecutions

What We Want From You?

  • In order to meet Home Office security requirements, we need to recruit a new ILA from either the UK/US/Canada/Australia/NZ or the EU where they have a footprint in their home country.
  • We need the ILA to have excellent interpersonal skills that they can use strategically to build relationships with key partners to assist Home Office International Operations in delivering their objectives. Face to face work is a fundamental part of the job, as is the delivery of training, so the successful candidate should be prepared to do public speaking.
  • The role of ILA is extremely varied. The challenge with all HOIO work is to deliver both the reactive elements such as air calls and requests for support from visa section, as well as the pro-active elements such as intelligence research and liaison with stakeholders. As such, ILAs need be able to manage very challenging workloads, deliver at pace and be flexible in support of business aims. Once trained, the successful candidate should be able to work towards objectives with minimal supervision.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Computer literate with Microsoft desktop functions (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer) at a level where you can: create, use and interrogate complex templates, tables, data-sets on Home Office and FCDO IT platforms
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • A high level of written and spoken English with the ability to write high quality reports and briefings
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • An ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous immigration, law enforcement and/or analytical or investigation experience would be an advantage

Required Behaviours:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
Security Restrictions:

  • Owing to security clearance requirements, please note that only nationals of UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or EU who have resided within these countries within the last five years are likely to meet this requirement.
  • British citizens must have been resident in the UK for at least two of the previous 10 years. However, applications will be considered from candidates working overseas for HM Government in the past ten years or who already hold adequate security clearance.

Learning and development opportunities:

  • The successful candidate will be provided with bespoke training in the UK and the region.
  • Use of Intelligence management databases and the opportunity to achieve Intelligence Professionalism Programme (IPP) accreditation with the UK College of Policing
  • A wealth of professional and personal development opportunities are available from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Diplomatic Academy, local L&D Committee and e-learning programmes

Working patterns:

  • The role requires the job holder to work flexibly, often starting early or working late
  •  Roles and responsibilities include the provision of an occasional out of hours duty phone function, and the successful candidate will be expected to provide coverage on rotation with existing team members.
  • The role necessitates travel for liaison, training, site visits and meetings. Most of this can be done in a day but some overnight stays will be required

Salary
USD 1,314.06 / Month.

Application Closing Date
28th September 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information  

  • The role will involve access to and handling of classified or sensitive commercial information therefore, applicant must already hold a minimum of the UK’s SC level of clearance or be able to achieve it. Because of the security clearance requirement mentioned above, only nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply: UK or other EU country, Canada, Australia, USA, New Zealand
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • 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;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
  • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position
  • Any applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria above will not be considered
  • ALL applicants must have permission to work in Nigeria by obtaining the relevant work or diplomatic visa.
  • Employment will be offered only after appropriate level of UK standard security clearance is received, an interview for which will take place via Teams therefore access to a relevant enabled computer is required. The onus to apply for a Work Permit is with the applicant.
  • Any applications that do not meet this criteria or the security requirements will not be considered

Job Title: Corporate Services Assistant, AA

Job ID: 33/22 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: Administrative Assistant (AA)
Start Date: 1 November 2022
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Number of vacancies: 1
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main Purpose of Job

  • This is an exciting multi-hatted role at the heart of the British Deputy High Commission. With responsibility for a varied range of Corporate Services support activity, this role assists in the effective delivery of the Corporate Services platform. Finance / accounting knowledge is required to make and monitor various transactions.
  • The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they are able to work independently with minimal supervision. They will need to exercise good judgement and they will also need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills including time management and the ability to prioritise effectively.

Roles and Responsibilities
What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
Accounts (45%):

  • Manage all payments and receipts at the cash office. Ensure prompt replenishment is made and assist with preparation and authorisation of cheques from the weekly batches, if any. Review expenses and claims, daily documentation of cash transactions and ensure monthly checks are carried out by delegated authority (cash transactions)
  • Preparation of all payment schedules and sending it off for processing, also ensuring any payment issues are resolved as soon as possible and Prepare debit memos and MIRs   .
  • Liaise with and communicate with the bank representatives for helping new staff with opening of personal accounts, contacting the back when there are ATM issues, and advice on any issue that relates to bank transactions, payments, or national regulations that may affect the mission.
  • Ensure proper documentation of minutes of meeting during the regular finance update meeting, contractors meeting, CS meeting, amongst others.
  • Perform other basic administrative functions: filing of documents, maintenance of bank implant files, posting of monthly exchange rates on pin board, dissemination of timely information, BT Payments list, email responses, and filing.

Human Resources (35%):

  • Database management and updating of staff personnel files.
  • Preparation of staff letters and documentation.
  • Assist the Human Resource Officer with new staff on-boarding and enrolment.
  • Maintain accurate HMO staff lists.
  • Providing support to the Learning & Development function.
  • Providing cover to the Human Resource Officer when required.

General Administration (20%):

  • Stationary Store Management- Addressing all stationery requisitions, reorders, update of occasional stock count, proper documentation and handling of the store on Wednesdays. (Store management)
  • Procurement Responsibilities- Liaise with procurement team to ensure or prevent stock out and placement of special orders; proper receipt and waybill is received. Filing of all BDHC property documents and ensuring correct item description and details.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Qualifications in Accounting / Business Administration or any other Social Science disciplines.
  • At least 1 year relevant experience in Finance and HR with knowledge of accounting and payroll.
  • Customer service experience in dealing with large volume of emails.
  • Good working knowledge of IT. Proficient use of Microsoft Office tools – Word, Outlook, Excel, Teams.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Prior experience in audit and financial reporting processes.

Required Behaviours:

  • Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together

Salary
USD 765.70 monthly.

Application Closing Date
28th September 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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

  • Complete the mandatory e-learning courses on arrival and develop knowledge as necessary completing the available e-learning course.

Additional Information  

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • 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 Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/717275/CS_Behaviours_2018.pdf Please note:  Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position

Job Title: Immigration Liaison Officer, EO

Job ID: 34/22 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: Executive Officer (EO)
Start Date: 1 November 2022
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British High Commission
Number of vacancies: 1
Job Subcategory: Home Office
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Investigation:

  • Individual case working investigations as tasked by Home Office -International Operations.
  • Individual case working investigations as tasked by the Head of Section and Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) as well as other government departments.
  • To disrupt the flow of illegal migration by air to the United Kingdom and identify and disrupt the activity of the organised crime groups behind it
  • Support Visa Status and Information Services (VSI) section to protect the integrity of the UK visa regime and identify and disrupt activity of the organised crime groups attempting to exploit it
  • Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources
  • Work closely with HMG partners at post, host authorities and international partners to support the development of intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups
  • Conduct training sessions with international partners
  • Provide presentations to host authorities and international partners
  • Provide leadership on projects and work with Non-Government Organisations to deliver quality outcomes

Crime:

  • Using collaborative working with overseas and UK law enforcement partners develop intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups targeting the UK.

Intelligence gathering and analysis:

  • Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources. Strong problem solving skills are required to identify and investigate suspected organised immigration crime and to gather evidence-based intelligence. Ensure that all relevant intelligence is gathered, assessed and disseminated in line with guidance.

Liaison:

  • Build effective working relationships with host authorities, international partners. (FCC/EU) and UK partners to support the delivery of crime and intelligence objectives. Lead the exchange of actionable intelligence with local law enforcement partners and counterparts in other Diplomatic missions to identify and mitigate threats to the UK Border. Representing the Home Office Office professionally, developing effective partnerships with the wider British High Commission and with key external partners.

What We Do

  • Immigration Enforcement International (IEI) operates to prevent illegal immigration and disrupt the organised immigration crime groups behind it, supporting both the Immigration Enforcement mission and the Home Office purpose. We have staff deployed to approximately 33 locations across the world.

We deliver this by:

  • Providing intelligence support to the UK visa operation, supporting UKVI to take an increasingly global approach to risk streaming built on the analysis of objective data and enhanced with local risk indicators
  • Working with carriers around the world to reduce the threat of inadequately documented arrivals (IDAs) reaching the UK by air
  • Developing intelligence packages related to the visa or air threat for subsequent criminal investigations and prosecutions

What We Want From You?

  • In order to meet Home Office security requirements, we need to recruit a new ILO from either the UK/US/Canada/Australia/NZ or the EU where they have a footprint in their home country.
  • We need the ILO to have excellent interpersonal skills that they can use strategically to build relationships with key partners to assist Home Office International Operations in delivering their objectives. Face to face work is a fundamental part of the job, as is the delivery of training, so the successful candidate should be prepared to do public speaking.
  • The role of ILO is extremely varied. The challenge with all HOIO work is to deliver both the reactive elements such as air calls and requests for support from visa section, as well as the pro-active elements such as intelligence research and liaison with stakeholders. As such, ILOs need be able to manage very challenging workloads, deliver at pace and be flexible in support of business aims. Once trained, the successful candidate should be able to work towards objectives with minimal supervision.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Computer literate with Microsoft desktop functions (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer) at a level where you can: create, use and interrogate complex templates, tables, data-sets on Home Office and FCDO IT platforms
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • A high level of written and spoken English with the ability to write high quality reports and briefings
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • An ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous immigration, law enforcement and/or analytical or investigation experience would be an advantage

Required Behaviours:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing.
  • Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

    Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
    Security restrictions:

    • Owing to security clearance requirements, only nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply: UK or other EU country, Canada, Australia, USA, New Zealand.
    • British citizens must have been resident in the UK for at least two of the previous 10 years. However, applications will be considered from candidates working overseas for HM Government in the past ten years or who already hold adequate security clearance.
    • Any applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria above will not be considered.

    Additional Information  

    • The role will involve access to and handling of classified or sensitive commercial information therefore, applicant must already hold a minimum of the UK’s SC level of clearance or be able to achieve it. Because of the security clearance requirement mentioned above, only nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply: UK or other EU country, Canada, Australia, USA, New Zealand
    • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
    • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
    • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
    • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
    • 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 Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
    • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
    • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
    • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
    • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted
    • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position

      Salary
      USD 1,827.80 Monthly.

      Application Closing Date
      28th September 2022.

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