Job Vacancies at British High Commission (BHC)

British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria – Our Political Section is responsible for political relations between the UK and Nigerian Governments. They monitor the political situation in Nigeria and seek to strengthen the bilateral relationship

The Consular Section at the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, and our consular network throughout the country, provide assistance to British nationals visiting or living in Nigeria. All consular assistance enquiries should be directed to Lagos.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Vacancies at British High Commission (BHC)

Job Specifications:

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Grade: S1
Type of Position: Permanent
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Start Date: 1 July 2021.
Working hours per week: 40 hours
Number of vacancies: 1

Job Description:

Main Purpose of Job:

  • To provide transport services for staff and visitors of the British High Commission (1HMG) to and from assigned destinations within Maiduguri, Abuja and Northern Nigeria Region in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules and post security regulations.
  • Perform administrative duties as may be required to support the effective running of the Abuja office and Transport operations in the Nigeria Network.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Transport Services – 60%:

  • Manage transport booking requests and communicate effectively with customers and other stakeholders 
  • Drive 1HMG staff and visitors to meetings and functions within Maiduguri, Abuja and Northern Nigeria.
  • Conduct Airport runs to pick up/drop off 1HMG staff and visitors. Liaise with Airport officials as necessary.
  • Undertake journeys to other states within Nigeria as necessary
  • Perform duties in line with post security regulations
  • Complete accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles.

Vehicle Maintenance and Management – 20%:

  • Keep accurate records of vehicle mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance work/costs
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official vehicles are road worthy and in good working order.
  • Wash/Clean official vehicles ensuring they are kept tidy and parked in a secured area.
  • Complete vehicle inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the Transport Manager
  • Check that all vehicle equipment and tools are secured safely and are functioning correctly.
  • Manage a working stock of spares (held in stores with restricted access) for the fleet based in Maiduguri in line with FCDO / BHC policy.

Administrative Support – 20%:

  • Provide administrative support for the day to day running of the Maiduguri / Abuja office
  • Assist the Deputy Transport Manager / Team Leaders and liaise with other Corporate Services staff based in Maidugguri/Abuja as necessary
  • Update transport related data using Microsoft Office IT systems and maintain other records as may be delegated by the office / transport manager
  • Maintain adequate records for all the operations of the Maiduguri transport unit required for audit purposes e.g. Journey records, Stores, Vehicle maintenance checklists, Fuel Consumption, etc.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • Minimum of 3 years verifiable previous driving experience
  • Qualified and experience of driving Armoured Vehicles
  • Good working knowledge (and driving experience) of Maiduguri, Abuja and Northern Nigeria
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools
  • Must possess minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
  • Must be able to relate and speak fluently with locals
  • Only candidates living full time in Maiduguri will be shortlisted.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Experience of driving for other Embassies or NGOs.

Required Competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Mandatory FCDO e-learning
  • Access to FCDO e-learning opportunities and formal/informal learning and development opportunities at the British High Commission

Working Hours:

  • Drivers must work shifts rather than standard office hours. The nature of the job will require flexible working patterns.  There is a requirement to work on a rotational basis sometimes in the evening and on weekends. Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked.

Salary
N223,596.96 Monthly.

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Job ID: 09/21 ABJ
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Type of Position: Permanent
Grade: S1
Start Date: 1st July, 2021.

Job Description:
  • To provide mail delivery services in a safe, efficient and courteous manner observing all road traffic rules, while maintaining a good tracking system for all handled mails. Perform administrative duties as may be required to support the effective running of the Abuja transport operations

Roles and Responsibilities
Transport Services – 90%:

  • Responsible for receiving and delivery of mails from/to various Diplomatic missions, government offices and private establishments
  • Collection of High Commission’s bills of various organisations.
  • Collection and delivery of daily newspapers to the High Commission.
  • Liaise with Nigerian Postal services for the High Commission
  • Keep records of incoming and outgoing mails.
  • Serve as messenger.

Motorbike Maintenance and Administrative Support – 10% :

  • Keep accurate records of motor bike mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance work / costs
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure that all official motor bikes are road worthy and in good working order.
  • Wash / Clean official motorbikes ensuring they are clean and parked in a secured area.
  • Complete motorbike inspection checklists and promptly report any defects, faults or incidents that occur to the Transport Manager
  • Provide administrative support to the transport desk as may be required
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Full valid Nigerian driving licence
  • No previous traffic convictions
  • A minimum of 2 years cognate despatch rider experience is required
  • Good working knowledge of Abuja  
  • Basic Computer skills – Microsoft Office tools
  • Must possess minimum of SSCE with 5 credits obtained in one sitting
  • Must be able to write and speak English fluently

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • An ability to work unsupervised

Required Competencies

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Working Hours

  • Drivers must work shifts rather than standard office hours. The nature of the job will require flexible working patterns. There is a requirement to work on a rotational basis sometimes in the evening and on weekends. Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked.

Salary
N138,237.69 / Month.

Other Benefits:

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
    • Mandatory FCDO e-learning
    • Access to FCDO e-learning opportunities and formal/informal learning and development opportunities at the British High Commission

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Method of Application

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Additional information  

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening. Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.    
  • 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 Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

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