14 Mar 2013

Full-Time Jobs at British High Commission

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Job Description

Position: LE III PA to Deputy High Commissioner, IT Support Officer and Political Section support


The British High Commission is recruiting an LEIII officer based in the Chancery building. Due to the need for security clearance to the required level, all applicants must hold a UK passport and have permission to work in Nigeria.

This is an interesting and varied job in the heart of the British High Commission’s Chancery. The main focus is on providing an excellent level of administrative support to the Deputy High Commissioner and Chancery Officers, and ensuring the smooth running of the bag service and IT system.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the following duties;

PA to Deputy High Commissioner: Managing diary, arranging transport, replying to invitations, and general office support. Note taking at Post Security Committee and other meetings. (35%)

Diplomatic bags and customs clearance: Sending and receiving UK and Lagos diplomatic bags, including arranging clearance. (20%)

Restricted ITSO: To carry out Information Technology Support Officer (ITSO) duties on the Restricted tier in the Confidential area of BHC. (20%)

Political Section support: Provide support to Chancery including Queen’s Birthday Party arrangements, drafting Notes Verbale to the MFA, setting up calls arranging visits etc. (15%)

Line management: Manage 2 x part-time LE IV Chancery Receptionists. (10%)


Qualities needed

The High Commission is looking for a candidate with previous office experience, with strong IT and technical skills, as well as PA skills. The ability to speak and write in clear, correct, jargon-free English is essential.

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.

The job will be graded LEIII with a starting monthly gross salary of N 287,490.00 including allowances. Successful candidates who are not liable to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10 % notional tax deduction on the basic salary. The salary will be paid in Naira. The successful candidate will need to have the necessary permissions to work in Nigeria.

Applications should be sent to:

Human Resources Assistant
British High Commission Abuja
19 Torrens Close

Or by e-mail to: recruitment.abuja@fco.gov.uk
Deadline for Applications: 22nd March 2013

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae and a typed written covering letter statement in support of the application. Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Telephone applications and enquiries will not be accepted. Only applicants called for interview will be contacted, and it is likely that interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 8th April 2013.

Job Categories: Computer & IT Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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2 Responses to “Jobs at British High Commission”

  1. Comment made by OLAWUMI OLUSOLA KAYODE on Mar 15th 2013 at 3:33 am:

    am interested but how would i apply?

  2. Comment made by OLAWUMI OLUSOLA KAYODE on Mar 15th 2013 at 3:36 am:

    am interented but how would i apply?

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