British High Commission (BHC) Job Recruitment Form & How To Apply

British High Commission (BHC) Job Recruitment Form & How To Apply

Application form for British High Commission (BHC) Job Recruitment is now out online for young graduates that are currently unemployed, see details about how to apply below.

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.

1.) Private Office Administrative Assistant and Support to Political Section
2.) Digital Communications – Intern
3.)
Protect and Prepare Programme Officer – CT Crisis Response Programme

1. Job Title: Private Office Administrative Assistant and Support to Political Section

Ref Id: 06/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Type of Position: Permanent
Start Date: 1st June 2019
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Private Office
Grade: A2 (L)

Main Purpose of Job

  • This is an interesting and varied job working in the High Commissioner’s Private Office in the heart of the British High Commission.
  • The focus of the job is to provide an excellent level of administrative support to the Private Office and support the Executive Assistant to the High Commissioner and the PA to the Deputy High Commissioner.
  • In addition you will also provide support to the wider Political section

Roles and Responsibilities
Office Tasks:

  • Sorting official correspondence and drafting replies.
  • Assisting with receiving, dealing with and prioritising meeting requests from both internal and external stakeholders in consultation with the EA/HC and PA/DHC.
  • Liaising with the visa section on visa requests from external contacts and keeping visa log up to date
  • Collaborating with the High Commissioner’s EA and Deputy High Commissioner’s PA to manage the combined activity and output of the HC and DHC, including diary coordination, internal communications and liaison with the Residence Manager.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Previous office experience with good organisation skills.
  • Strong IT (including good working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, outlook etc).
  • The ability to speak and write in clear, correct, jargon free English.
  • The successful candidate will need to be flexible and able to work unsupervised to keep on top of the workload and changing priorities. Good interpersonal skills will be essential as the jobholder will need to build close and effective working relationships with colleagues from across the High Commission, the FCO, and with Nigerian officials.

Application Closing Date
1st April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2. Job Title: Intern – Digital Communications

Job Ref.: 04/19 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: Internship
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Start Date: 1st April 2019
Duration of Post: 12 months
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main Purpose of Job

  • This is an exciting role in a part of Africa that has received renewed UK and Ministerial attention since the election in 2015 of President Buhari.  The role is based in Lagos, contributing to the larger communications team based in Abuja.
  • Reporting to the Press and Public Affairs Officer in Lagos, the successful candidate will work within the Communications Team as the Lagos based Digital Communications Intern.
  • The main objectives are to deliver and implement a range of communications tasks to support and project the objectives of Nigeria network HMG departments in Nigeria.

Job Requirements
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of social media, including the ability to design strategy and analyse usage in order to shape BHC engagement and to focus campaigns.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to design, implement and measure social media campaigns.
  • Ability to write clear, engaging copy for social media and other short form content.
  • Experience with audio-visual content production.
  • Familiarity with messaging for digital diplomacy.
  • Strong collaborative skills; including professional and confident communication with external stakeholders and team members.
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of email campaign software

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Evidence of maintaining effective professional network of contacts
  • Evidence of designing and delivering communications plans
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Nigerian arts & cultural scene
  • Familiarity with video editing software.

Application Closing Date
29th March, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

3. Job Title: Protect and Prepare Programme Officer – CT Crisis Response Programme

Ref Id: 04/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 1 May 2019
Job Subcategory: Chancery
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main Purpose of Job

  • The Crisis Response Programme is a core component of the UK’s Counter Terrorism Strategy for Nigeria which aims to strengthen Nigeria’s ability to tackle the terrorist threat and protect civilians. This jobholder will support the UK’s engagement with over 28 Nigerian departments and agencies in order to improve cross government coordination in response to a live terrorist incident. This is important, fast paced and varied work which affords the opportunity to act alongside senior UK and Nigerian government officials and to make a valuable contribution to Nigeria’s security. In just one example of the scope – this year the incumbent helped deliver the largest Crisis Response Exercise in Abuja involving 20 agencies and over 1500 personnel.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • A high level of oral and written English skills.
  • Project management skills or experience.
  • Strong organisational skills including attending to detail, keeping track of deadlines, and ability to manage own work with limited supervision.
  • Strong collaborative skills including professional and confident communication.
  • IT skills including in MS Office applications Word and Excel.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Prior experience of working with the UK or other governments, NGOs or similar organisations.
  • UK security clearance to OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE or higher.  A ‘cold-start’ with restrictions may apply while the appropriate security clearance is being applied for.

Required competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Salary
Starting monthly: N610, 536

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2019.

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

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