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British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria is currently seeking to recruit competent candidates suitable to fill the vacant positions in their organization. Interested candidates should kindly follow the job application guidelines listed below to apply successfully.

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality, and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organizational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other categories 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:

Job Title: Senior Health and Demography Adviser

Job ID: 24/22 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: Grade 6 (G6)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 36 months
Working hours per week: 35 Hours
Type of Post: British High Commission
Start and End Date: 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2026
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles)
Job Subcategory: Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (Programme Roles)

Job Descriptions

  • FCDO Nigeria is looking for a dynamic Senior Health and Demography Adviser to drive forward our ambitious and high-profile portfolio, supporting Nigeria to advance human development and accelerate the demographic transition.
  • As a passionate expert with strong leadership skills, you will lead the implementation of the current flagship health program, Lafiya, and lead the design of the next phase of health programming.
  • You will lead our external engagement with development partners and the Government of Nigeria, including through the Health and Demography Development Partners Groups, and engagement with the National Development Partners Group and Key Political Partners Group.
  • You will provide cross-office support to respond to health emergencies, and to apply a demography lens across the whole portfolio.
  • You will work closely with UKHSA (the UK’s National Public Health Institute, implementing the International Health Regulations Project) as part of a single one-HMG health portfolio, and link with CMPs on health and demography working in Nigeria.
  • You will work with and manage an experienced and capable team, including line management responsibilities. This includes a G7 health adviser, a Global Fund Accelerator CMP-funded G7 health adviser, 50% of an SEO Programme Manager, an HEO Deputy Programme Manager, and 2 EO Programme Officers. You will report to the Head of Human Development and Demography and work alongside education advisers and programme staff.
  • You will actively encourage and ensure collaboration with other FCDO Nigeria colleagues to maximize impact on development and poverty reduction.

Roles/Responsibilities

  • We all have a responsibility to embrace the changes of the FCDO as it transforms, building the culture we want to see and delivering our cultural statement in how we lead and behave towards others; how we make decisions, and how we get the job done is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Leading and providing strategic oversight of the health and demography portfolio, ensuring coherence and maximizing value from the UK’s health and investments – including bilateral programmes, centrally managed programmes, UKHSA programming, and cross-HMG investments, interests, and influencing.
  • Performing the SRO role for FCDO Nigeria’s flagship health programme, Lafiya, including contract management, providing technical oversight, and supporting the development of strong relationships with programme partners; and leading the development of the future health portfolio.
  • Leading FCDO Nigeria’s approach to mainstreaming demography across the portfolio, including working with thematic leads across the office, and providing advice to FCDO Nigeria leadership.
  • Leading strategic engagement with Government partners at the Federal and State level, and development partners, to raise political and financial commitment to health and to accelerating the demographic transition and strengthening health systems, working through a political economy lens to maximize impact, and as a Senior Adviser to contribute to the broader development agenda through the Nigeria Development Partners Group and Key Political Partners Group.
  • Actively participate in leadership across the High Commission as a senior adviser, including cross-office activities, responding to and feeding into FCDO-wide human development priorities (including those stipulated in the Global Health Strategic Framework), and key corporate agendas.
  • You will have a demonstrable track record of delivering Health outcomes at an expert level through strong capability in Health technical competencies. As an expert, you will be recognized for deep specialist technical knowledge and/or skill which will be underpinned by extensive experience working on complex technical issues.
  • More information is available in the Health Technical Competency Framework. (FCDO technical competency frameworks – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) If you are successful, and are not already accredited to the Health cadre, you will have the option of seeking accreditation and will be supported to do so.
  • If you are an adviser, you will be expected to maintain strong links to the Health Cadre, providing relevant input and support to the development of the cadre as a collective and to individuals within the cadre.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Experience in leading and delivering large, complex health programmes in challenging contexts, and a track record of achieving results and impact through health programmes.
  • Experience in working across a wide range of health topics, including health systems strengthening, health security, sexual and reproductive health and rights, nutrition, and health service delivery in fragile contexts.
  • Experience in working with and influencing Government partners and health development partners in low- and middle-income countries.
  • An understanding of the political economy of health in low- and middle-income countries.
  • An understanding of population dynamics and demography, including a cross-sectoral approach to framing the drivers and consequences of demographic trends and how to respond to these effectively.
  • A track record of people management and leadership roles
  • The resilience to manage multiple projects concurrently, with the ability to research, benchmark, scope, design, implement and evaluate project delivery to tight deadlines.
  • A proactive approach and a focus on continuous improvement of self and service, with an appetite to work with others to simplify processes and improve efficiency.

Required behaviors:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Leadership, Communicating and Influencing

Salary
USD 7,510.33 / Month

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • This is an exciting and stretching opportunity to lead one of FCDO’s most interesting and rewarding portfolios. Nigeria’s health and demography challenges are unparalleled in scale and scope, but so are the potential benefits to poverty reduction and the country’s development trajectory through effective programming and policy influencing in these areas.
  • Health and demography are core parts of the Human Development and Demography Block, one of five strategic delivery blocks in FCDO Nigeria.
  • Your role will also be cross-cutting, providing strategic advice and challenge on health and demography to FCDO Nigeria leadership and the other thematic delivery blocks: Sustainable Economic Transformation, Governance and Stability, and Lake Chad Basin (which includes our humanitarian programming).
  • FCDO Nigeria is supported to work effectively through five additional enabling blocks and working across blocks and enablers supports the delivery of our Nigeria Strategy across our network of over 500 staff in Nigeria. This includes a wide range of Partners across the Government (PAGs), including UKHSA.
  • We place a premium on facilitating learning and development, ensuring staff have a tailored professional development journey, and ensuring a continuously improving People offer. There is a vibrant social community with regular events and two Community Liaison Officers who provide information on social activities available outside work – across sport, music, film, art, crafts, and food and drink.

Application Closing Date

8th November 2022

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Procurement Officer, AO

Job ID: 37/22 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: Administrative Officer (AO)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Working hours per week: 35 hours
Start and End Date: 1st December 2022
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Procurement

Job Description

  • The job holder will support the Corporate Services team in Finance and Procurement processes as well as ensure that post is in line with audit requirements and compliant with One HMG  guidance and policies.

Roles/Responsibilities

Procurement:

  • To ensure procurement is undertaken in line with FCO policies and principles. To support the Head of Procurement and Head of Corporate Services at post and across the network, to achieve financial compliance and integrity.
  • Provide a commercial lead on platform procurement needs under £25k closely following VMF principles.
  • Working with the Regional Procurement Hub for Post to comply with the FCO Procurement policies and guidelines.
  • Reviewing all the supporting documents of a Supplier Maintenance Form and submit to Head of Corporate Services for approval.
  • Working with the Regional Procurement Hub and Embassy sections on opportunities for framework agreement and cost savings initiative.
  • Conduct regular market research in order to maximise VFM procurement opportunities and routes to market.
  • Manage active supplier list and ensure it is fit for purpose across procurement categories.
  • Maintain agreed supplier list in conjunction with the Procurement Hub
  • Maintain records of suppliers and documentation
  • Perform Supplier yearly market testing
  • Lead procurement of capital expenditure at the BDHC, which includes generators, vehicles and other assets.
  • Monthly housekeeping of open Purchase Order’s (PO’s), Goods Received Not Invoiced (GRNI) report, ensuring that PO’s are closed in a timely manner, investigating any ‘red’ scores on the post report.
  • Work closely with the accounts team to ensure invoices are received and uploaded for timely payment.
  • Other procurement tasks as directed by line management.

Contract management:

  • Manage the contract tender process of various procurements of goods, services, or work projects. This will include; sourcing of suppliers, creation of input and agreement of specification, preparation of tender documentation, liaison, and coordination with suppliers to clarify requirements, coordination and evaluation of bids, seeking appropriate approval, direct negotiation, agreement of contracts with their management and closure for the BDHC, Lagos.
  • Manage documentation of all purchases and tenders above £25k through the Procurement hub.
  • Ensure all contracts are delivered and managed in line with FCO legal requirements and procedures.
  • Working with the different teams at Post to monitor supplier performance based on agreed KPIs.

Budget Management and Forecast amendments:

  • Support planning and forecasting of seasonal procurement needs across departments.
  • Arrange budget meetings in consultation with the Head of Corporate Services, attend meetings and take minutes, and distribute to budget holders.

Other:

  • Lead on asset disposal in addition to any other capital assets as advised by DHCS in line with policy.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Fixed Asset Register for BDHC, Lagos.
  • Act as cover in charge of the stationary store in the absence of the CS assistant.

Resources Managed:

  • N350,000 Impress

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree  in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field
  • Previous procurement/contract management experience in a structured organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Have a Master’s Degree in any related field
  • Be a member of CIPS with a road map to completing the course.

Required Behaviors:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, and Working Together

Salary

USD1, 314.06 / Month.

Other benefits and Conditions of Employment 
Working Patterns:

  • Full-time but should be willing to work flexible hours

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date

8th November 2022

Additional Information

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit it, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • 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 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 of 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 at 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.
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