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Job Title: Electrician
Ref No: 10/17 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: A1 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Estates
Start Date: 1st November, 2017
Main Purpose of Job

  • Hands-on Electrician to carry out effective day to day maintenance work, routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, breakdown maintenance, new installation and construction works.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist TWG team to attend to work requests on regular basis as it affects the mission’s operations.
  • Follow FCO health & safety standards in regular works, also ensuring compliance with all TWG work practices and policies.
  • Assist TWG team to complete planned preventive maintenance (PPM) works and meet the deadline as per our Calendar schedule.
  • Attend to all Ad hoc tasks delegated by Building Services Manager (BSM) and provide updates on the same.
  • Carry out daily routine inspection and maintenance of all electrical panels and Distribution boards.
  • Routine and corrective maintenance of all small power outlets.
  • Carry out routine Inspection and maintenance of Generators, ATS, and LV Stabilisers etc.
  • Carry out routine Inspection and maintenance of building elevators (lift) and fire system.
  • Carry out routine Inspection and maintenance of all fan coil units and room thermostats.
  • Conduct weekly test on fire alarm system.
  • Responsible for all Energy Isolation and De-Isolation during maintenance.
  • Read and interpret blueprints or Electrical diagrams
  • Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems.
  • Install, maintain or repair electrical wiring or equipment.
  • Routine inspection and maintenance of electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers.
  • Identify electrical problems with a variety of testing devices.
  • Follow the building regulations based on British standard.
  • Execute plans of electrical wiring for well functioning lighting, intercom and other electrical system.
  • Install safety and distribution component such as switches, sensors, resistors, circuit breakers, relays and other electronics components
  • Prepare and assemble conduit both galvanize and PVC and connect wiring through them.
  • Perform effective troubleshooting to identify hazards or malfunctions and repair or substitute damaged units.
  • Connect wiring in electrical circuits and networks ensuring compatibility of components.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Electrical Labour Trade Test 1, 2, & 3 (Ministry of Labour & Productivity Certificate of Competence).
  • Minimum of 3 years experience providing Electrical maintenance and installation services in Multi-complex Office buildings.
  • Possess 2 and 4 wheel vehicle driving license.
  • Computer literate – Word, Outlook (email) and Excel.
  • Trained Watford 1500kVa Stabiliser maintenance personnel.
  • Experience maintaining MCC panels.
  • Experience maintaining DDC Panels

Required Competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting monthly salary
N263,239

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Press and Public Affairs Officer
Ref No: 15/17 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 24 months
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media
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.
  • Reporting to the Head of Communications in Abuja, the successful candidate will work within the Communications Team as the Lagos based Press and Public Affairs Officer.
  • The main objectives are to deliver and implement a range of communications tasks to support and project the objectives of HMG in Nigeria. Duties will include, but will not be limited to, designing text and audio-visual material for use on the BHC media channels, and working with a broad range of media stakeholders to deliver HMG messages.
  • The role is based in Lagos, contributing to the larger communications team based in Abuja.
  • The successful candidate will also provide tailored communications planning support to HMG departments working on the BHC platform.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve:

  • Work with Lagos based HMG departments, including British Council, DFID, DIT UKVI to establish and implement appropriate campaign plans ensuring cross HMG communication is coordinated both within Lagos and across the network
  • Provide media support to the Deputy British High Commissioner and British High Commissioner on visits to Lagos and the South West.
  • Create graphics to communicate messages that inspire, inform and engage audiences on the BHC digital channels.
  • Monitor digital, print and broadcast media for issues of interest to the UK mission in Nigeria
  • Effectively manage media relationships acting as the first point of contact for interviews and media requests including drafting news releases and press lines
  • Photograph and record BDHC and other HMG departments’ activities as required

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Thorough knowledge of social media, including the ability design strategy and analyse usage in order to shape BHC engagement and to focus campaigns
  • Appropriate work experience in a media, marketing, advertising or public relations role
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and presentation skills
  • 3 to 5 years experience work experience in a media, advertising, marketing or public relations role
  • 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

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Evidence of maintaining effective professional networks 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 when needs be.
  • Familiarity with messaging for digital diplomacy
  • Resilience, flexibility and ability to deliver quality under pressure and strict timelines
  • Project or event management/experience

Required Competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service.

Starting Monthly Salary
N521, 826.

Start Date
1st October, 2017.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Mechanical Plumber
Ref No: 12/17 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: A1 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Start Date: 1 November 2017
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Estates
Main Purpose of Job

  • Hands-on Mechanical Plumber to carry out effective day to day maintenance work, routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, breakdown maintenance, new installation and construction works.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist TWG team to attend to work requests on regular basis as it affects the mission’s operations.
  • Follow FCO health & safety standards in regular works, also ensuring compliance with all TWG work practices and policies.
  • Assist TWG team to complete planned preventive maintenance (PPM) works and meet the deadline as per our Calendar schedule.
  • Attend to all Ad hoc tasks delegated by Building Services Manager (BSM) and provide updates on the same.
  • Carry out the new installation and repairing of plumbing fixtures/ fittings.
  • Carry out the routine/breakdown maintenance, check up, inspection of all the plumbing fixtures and pipe lines of residential and official accommodations.
  • Carry out the routine preventative maintenance of the cold and hot water supply pipeline system.
  • To carry out the routine preventative maintenance of ground & high level water tank and cisterns.
  • Carry out routine and corrective maintenance of HVAC chilled system water valves, meters, Gauges, and mechanical flow switches.
  • Preparing daily and weekly reports of work done and other necessary documentation.
  • Carry out routine and corrective maintenance of Barriers, blockers and folding gates.
  • Keep & clean tools and machines in proper position after using it.
  • Operate and carry out routine & corrective maintenance of domestic water treatment plant.
  • Carry out installation and routine cleaning/unblocking of drainage, water supply pipes.
  • Assist other trade persons to carry out their tasks i.e. Electrician, A/C Technician, Painter, Plumber, Mason and Carpenter.
  • Carry out routine maintenance of fire fighting equipment (Hydrant Heads, Hose reels, etc).
  • Develop skills in all trades to meet Mission’s multi-tasking policies.
  • Take responsibility and custody of maintenance stores and procurement as per need.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Plumbing Labour Trade Test 1, 2, & 3 (Ministry of Labour & Productivity Certificate of Competence).
  • Minimum of 3years experienceproviding Mechanical & Plumbing maintenance services in Multi-complex Office buildings.
  • Possess 2 and 4 wheel vehicle driving license.
  • Computer literate – Word, Outlook (email) and Excel.
  • Trained Avon Barrier Systems maintenance personnel.
  • Experience maintaining Trox Fan-coil Units

Required competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting monthly salary
N263,239.

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

 

Additional Information

  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • 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.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • 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
  • Successful candidates not resident in Country will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
  • Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.

 

Application Deadline: 4th October, 2017.

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