Graduate recruitment at The British High Commission Lagos, Nigeria – January 2016

The British High Commission is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to deliver highest possible standards of service by selecting experienced and professional staff to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Project Support Assistant – NCA / CSSF Joint Border Task Force

Vacancy Notice No.: 02/16 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: A2
Position type: 6 Months Fixed Term Contract

Job Summary

  • Due to the nature of the role it is necessary that any applicant be security cleared to confidential status, or demonstrate that they can easily obtain such clearance.
  • Clearance is most easily obtained by UK nationals with at least 3 years residence in the past 10 years in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada or New Zealand.
  • Nationals of the latter four countries may also be able to get clearance. Candidates must have a traceable history over the last 5 years.

Main Purpose of Job

  • The main function of this post is to provide administrative and intelligence support to the National Crime Agency-led CSSF Joint Border Task Force (JBTF) project team, based in the British High Commission in Lagos. This is a multi-agency team consisting of officers from the NCA, UK Border Force, RALON and local engaged staff.
  • The role will be specifically to maintain and update the JBTF intelligence database, administrative records and other ancillary duties in support of the JBTF project team.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update the JBTF intelligence database;
  • Provide administrative support to the JBTF team, as directed by the JBTF Office Manager

Roles and responsibilities

  • Effectively manage data and intelligence relating to JBTF core business areas (drug trafficking and human trafficking);
  • Produce accurate reports on data and intelligence as required by the JBTF team;
  • Provide administrative support to the JBTF Office Manager as required. This may include booking flights and accommodation, providing to logistical support to training events, maintaining administrative records in support of project budget management and the management of assets.
  • Other ad hoc duties as directed by JBTF staff and/or the JBTF Office Manager.

Other Skills / Experience / Qualifications

Essential on Arrival:

  • Desirable: Familiar with Firecrest, Echo, FCO and NCA systems.
  • Essential on arrival: Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately input data to a bespoke database.
  • Good attention to detail.

Desirable:

  • Understanding of FCO procurement and financial processes.

Key Competences required:

  • Competence 1: Leading and Communicating
  • Competence 2: Delivering a Quality Service
  • Competence 3: Delivering at Pace
  • Competence 4: Collaborating and Partnering

Language Requirements:

  • Language: English
  • Level of language required: Fluent written and spoken

Remuneration
N 335,411 per Month

Job Title: Office Manager – National Crime Agency CSSF Joint Border Task Force

Vacancy Notice No.: 01/16 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3
Position type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Job Summary

  • Due to the nature of the role it is necessary that any applicant be security cleared to confidential status, or demonstrate that they can easily obtain such clearance.
  • Clearance is most easily obtained by UK nationals with at least 3 years residence in the past 10 years in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada or New Zealand.
  • Nationals of the latter four countries may also be able to get clearance. Candidates must have a traceable history over the last 5 years.

Main Purpose of Job

  • The main function of this post is to act as the Office Manager, providing administrative support to the National Crime Agency-led CSSF Joint Border Task Force (JBTF) project team, based in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos. This is a multi-agency team consisting of officers from the NCA, UK Border Force, RALON and local engaged staff.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update accurate financial records in support of the management of a multi million pound annual budget;
  • Provide administrative support to the JBTF Project Team;
  • Complete other corporate records in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Handle intelligence in accordance with NCA policies and operating procedures
  • Manage staff – A2 Project Support Assistant

Roles and responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough understanding of FCO and NCA budget management and procurement processes;
  • Maintain and update accurate financial records in support of FCO and NCA budget management and procurement processes.
  • Co-ordinate and deliver effective administrative support to the JBTF Project Team. This may include booking flights and accommodation and providing to logistical support to training events, workshops and conferences.
  • Maintain accurate records in relation to incoming and outgoing intelligence reports including quality assurance to ensure compliance with NCA policies and operating procedures.
  • Liaison with other NCA offices, law enforcement partners and private industry in person and in writing, collating information and preparing reports
  • Maintain and update CSSF Project Asset Register (including management of vehicle fleet).
  • Timely completion of own performance records as well as that of those managed.
  • Performing ad hoc duties identified as commensurate to the role.

Other skills / Experience / Qualifications

Essential on arrival:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload effectively.
  • Able to obtain UK security clearance

Desirable:

  • Understanding of FCO procurement and financial processes.

Key Competences required:

  • Competence 1:Making Effective Decisions
  • Competence 2:Delivering a Quality Service
  • Competence 3: Delivering at Pace
  • Competence 4: Collaborating and Partnering

Language requirements:

  • Language: English
  • Level of language required: Fluent written and spoken

Remuneration
N 458,509 per Month,

Job Title: Intelligence Officer

Vacancy Notice No.: 03/16 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3
Section: NCA (National Crime Agency)
Position Type: 6 months fixed term contract

Main Purpose of Job

  • The British Deputy High Commission is looking to recruit an Intelligence Officer to work on a newly established joint unit ran by the National Crime Agency (NCA) but comprising of UK Border Force and Home Office Immigration and Enforcement (HOIE).
  • This joint unit will be investigating and providing intelligence support into the investigation of Human Trafficking (HT), Drug Trafficking, Corruption and Economic Crime in Nigeria.
  • The officer will work with local partners on all forms of Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) investigations providing and capturing current intelligence and ensuring all intelligence records are accurate.
  • They will also conduct UK end intelligence enquiries to support Nigerian Operations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks including the analysing of ongoing and previous SOC operations to capture and record all available intelligence.
  • To analyse and progress new opportunities to investigate SOC.
  • The officer will be required to deal with suspects and possible passengers/potential victims of trafficking referred to the BDHC by airlines and partner agencies and to undertake checks against confidential databases.

Duties will include:

  • Receiving, handling and disseminating intelligence information.
  • Operational support to NCA Managers.
  • Identify opportunities to capture SOC intelligence.
  • Analyse available intelligence in order to identify new SOC operations.
  • Support senior officers when providing training to external partners
  • Liaising with external partners and analysing information to identify trends.
  • Work and research cases that merit further investigation

Key Competences Required:

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Making effective decisions
  • Leading and communicating
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Managing a quality service

Language Requirements:

  • Language: English
  • Level of language required: Fluent

Skills / Experience / Qualifications

  • Essential on arrival: Ability to gather relevant intelligence
  • Drafting of tactical and thematic intelligence reports
  • An understanding/awareness of UK law enforcement capabilities/investigative legislation.
  • Mentoring the Project Support Officers with delegated administrative duties
  • Work with programme leads and implementing partners to monitor progress against set criteria to deliver programme and component objectives.
  • Providing administrative/operational support to the Project Mentors as required
  • Be able to work quickly, accurately, flexibly (there may be times when unsocial hours of attendance will be required i.e. evening/weekends) often under time pressure.
  • Have a positive approach to tackling problems.
  • Willingness to take on new and challenging tasks.
  • Good communication with excellent spoken and written English.
  • The ability to remain customer focused, polite and courteous under pressure.
  • The ability to work quickly and reliably with little supervision, to regularly meet challenging targets across the range of duties.
  • The ability to effectively handle large volumes of information and identify trends.
  • Excellent team players – this is an “all for one and one for all” environment.

Desirable:

  • At least 2 years of Intelligence/administrative experience
  • Fluency in English, orally and in writing
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft software, particularly Excel and MS Access databases would advantageous

Salary
N458, 509 per month.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit covering letter (2 pages maximum) stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position, giving brief examples of how they have applied the above competencies in a previous role, along with a copy of their CV, Via email to: [email protected]

Internal applicants should also submit the above, with a copy of their last appraisal to the same email address.

All candidates: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No. eg: 02/16 LOS and position you are applying for.

Internal candidates, and spouses of diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, theVacancy Notice No: 02/16 LOS and position you are applying for, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate, or spouse of a diplomatic officer.

Note

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British High Commission in Abuja is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Nigerian employment law.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
  • Only electronic applications sent via email will be accepted.

Application Deadline  1st February, 2016.

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