The British High Commission Recruitment, Tuesday 13th March 2018


The British High Commission Recruitment, Tuesday 13th March 2018 – The British Government is a comprehensive and assorted variety well disposed boss. We esteem distinction, advance uniformity and test segregation, improving our authoritative capacity. We invite and energize applications from individuals of all foundations.

We don’t segregate based on inability, race, shading, ethnicity, sex, religion, sexual introduction, age, veteran status or other class secured by law. We advance family-accommodating adaptable working openings, where operational and security needs permit.

We are enlisting to fill the accompanying positions beneath:

Title: Political Advisor

Ref No: 03/18 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 30th March, 2018.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Political

Main purpose of job

  • The Senior Political Advisor (SPA) plays a key role in the High Commission’s Political team, providing political context to help deliver HMG’s priorities in the area of internal and external politics, the security situation and elections.
  • In the runup to elections in 2019, the SPA will build and maintain an excellent network of contacts, identify opportunities for UK engagement and support the political engagement of teams across the High Commission.
  • The officer will provide a leading role in HMG’s election monitoring activity, particularly covering the High Commission’s engagement with relevant Nigerian government institutions.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Political analysis and contact building (50%):
    • Build and maintain an excellent network of contacts with the Nigeria Government, political parties and the international community across the range of issues in order to fulfil the High Commission’s objectives.
    • Attend meetings and events with the Nigerian Government and international community, including covering EU working groups to provide reporting across the High Commission.
    • Organise and report meetings for the High Commissioner and support wider political team with politicians, commentators and political experts.
    • Gather and help analyse information on political developments to help the political team provide relevant policy advice to the HMG in Nigeria and London.
  • Political Reporting (30%):
    • Provide timely and concise background briefing to High Commission and London colleagues on political developments. Follow closely the campaigns for the 2019 elections.
    • Provide background research to support political team’s analysis of highprofile political issues, and support drafting of regular political roundups.
    • Research to help draft responses to questions from UK parliamentarians.
  • Political Advocacy (15%):
    • Support political work around different HMG projects to increase their effectiveness.
    • Provide organisational support for conferences, meetings, events, and trips (for example during visits of Ministers from the UK) to further HMG objectives.
    • The officer will play a leading role in delivering HMG election monitoring and advising the wider international community.
  • Learning and Development (5%)

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Master’s Degree, (or in certain circumstances Bachelors) or higher in: Government, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Law or related fields.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and persuasion skills.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional activity in international organisations, nongovernmental organisations or the public sector.
  • Experience in building and managing relationships with government officials, international organisations, NGOs and businesses.
  • A strong understanding of the government, the political agenda and international interest in Nigeria.

Required competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering

Starting monthly salary 
NGN 812, 470 – NGN 1,022,438 (based on experience)

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • The jobholder will be encouraged to take forward training opportunities. These include:
  • International Policy Skills for Policy Officers;
  • Programme and project management;
  • Specific modules of the FCO’s Diplomatic Academy

Additional information:

  • There will be a requirement to travel within country and develop representational skills.

Deadline  26th March, 2018.

Title: Chargeable Services Manager (01/18 LOS)

Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed term
Duration of Post: 24 months
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)
Start Date: 3rd April, 2018.

Main Purpose of Job

  • The job holder will work in the Africa Region of the UK Department for International Trade (DIT).
  • They will manage the Chargeable Services staff for West Africa within the Africa Trade Services Unit. The Trade Services Unit exists to provide a simplified and standardised service to British companies looking to export to Africa.
  • The job holder will report into the Head of the Trade Services Unit based in Alexandria, Egypt and be responsible for the delivery of Chargeable Trade Services delivered across West Africa.
  • Chargeable Services (also known as OMIS – the Overseas Market Introduction Service) include the scope of any services required by British businesses looking to export to Africa. The service can vary from providing market research, introductions to contacts in-market (including visit programmes) and delivering networking receptions and other events.
  • The Job Holder will deliver services, coordinate requests coming from the central enquiries mailbox, provide quality assurance, deliver to deadlines and follow-up with companies across the team, and manage the team of 2x A2L and 2 interns.
  • The job holder will need to work collaboratively with colleagues across other UK departments in Africa, including DFID, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Defence and the British Council. They will also need to actively engage external stakeholders in the Private Sector and host Governments.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • DIT Africa is developing a trade strategy to better tap into the vast potential for business across the continent specifically increasing trade between the UK and Africa.
  • The job holder will be responsible for the delivery of chargeable services across West Africa.
  • The Chargeable Services Team needs to be self-sustainable, funded through income generated.
  • The job holder needs to ensure a consistent and high quality delivery across the team, with services delivered to deadlines.
  • The job holder will work with the local Africa Public Engagement and Communications (APEC) Officer to promote the chargeable services on offer to British companies with a view to increasing demand and building a healthy pipeline of clients.

Key Responsibilities
Lead delivery of Chargeable Services across West Africa managing a team of 4 people to deliver the following services:

  • Planning and delivering on requests for market research, warmed-up contacts, introductions to local partners (including support for market visits), delivery of events (in liaison with the APEC Team), and any other chargeable services/support required from British companies doing business in W Africa
  • Personally delivering these services as necessary, as well as managing others to do so;
  • Ensuring all activity is recorded on the Customer Database Management System (CDMS), including interactions and significant assists;
  • Line Management of one Trade Services Officer in Lagos, one in Accra and 2 interns, (Lagos, and Accra);
  • Liaison with managers in North, South and East Africa.
  • Substituting for other staff when on leave.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • We are looking for a highly organised person with a strong attention to detail, ability to take the initiative, work accurately within deadlines and with limited supervision, and be a strong team member who works collaboratively.
  • A degree level qualification
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Willingness to travel if required
  • Great team player, able to build collaborative working relationships across teams
  • Good client engagement skills
  • Strong IT skills in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to adapt to a quick changing and evolving business environment; working proactively and autonomously
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of seniority in an international environment and within a fast paced, results orientated organisation

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree level background

Required competencies:

  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service


  • English – Level of language required: Fluent

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • Learning and development opportunities
  • The applicant will be given a full induction with DIT in London ideally before starting or in their first 3 months on the job.
  • Full range of L&D available in DIT

Starting Monthly Salary
N610, 536

15th March 2018

Application Method
Interested candidates should:
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