Border Force International Project Officer at British High Commision (BHC)

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:

 

 

Job Title: Border Force International Project Officer (Joint Border Task Force)

Job ID: 09/21 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: A2 (L)
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: Officer Home
Number of Vacancies: 1
Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Start Date: 1 July 2021

Main purpose of job
This is an interesting and varied job working with Border Force International at the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos. The focus of the job is to provide an excellent level of administrative support to Border Force and Project co-ordination/implementation of all administrative tasks in support of the Joint Border Task Force and wider British High Commission as tasked.

This role will be required to:

  • Perform administrative responsibilities for Border Force International with tasks relating to the Joint Border Task Force.
  • Coordinating and compiling all details relating to the Joint Border Task Force and deliver on the Business Plan, meeting the policy and procedural requirements of senior staff.  
  • Liaison and supplier identification, managing of budgets and the payment of invoices in line with procurement, Home Office and FCDO policy.
  • Completion and submission of detailed financial business reports throughout the year.
  •  Attendance and representation of the JBTF at meetings & conferences.

Secretariat functions (organising, minute taking, reminders/follow-ups) in support of Borer Force operational delivery.

  • Provide advanced IT / Software support to Border Force.
  • Design and Create / re-configure various reports/forms/tables for effective use across the mission.
  • Data handling and use / data entry.
  • Work on detached duty in other locations if required 
  • Preparation of various presentations/analyses/reviews
  • Training for use of the internet-based Integrated Business Plan platform

Provide back-up and leave cover for Border Force:

  • Sorting official correspondence and drafting replies.
  • Assisting with receiving, dealing with and prioritising meeting requests from both internal and external stakeholders

 Project support and wider office work:

  • Provide support to the Crisis Management Team if required.
  • Takes an interest in continually developing administrative processes in their area to improve efficiency and decision making.
  •  Provide support for wider High Commission.
  • Support the implementation of Programme work.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of procurement, managing budgets and financial management
  • Excellent Team Player; Experience in dealing with a range internal and external stakeholder; Ability to manage upwards
  • Strong, professional skills in use of Microsoft software packages
  •  Ability to exercise sound judgement and interpretative skills
  •  Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience and work in related activity
  • Proven Leadership and effective interpersonal skills

Required Competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Additional Information

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position

Salary
N431,507.86 / Month.

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed)
  • A range of learning and development opportunities open to all staff at post.

 

 

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

Note: 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

 

Application Deadline  27tht May, 2021.

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