Job Openings at the British High Commission (BHC)

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 natio…

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Entry Clearance Assistant

  • Job Type Contract
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience None
  • Location Lagos
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp , Travels & Tours&nbsp

Job ref.: 10/20 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: A1 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week: 35
Duration of Post: 5 months
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Start Date: 4 May 2020
End Date: 30 September 2020
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)

Main Purpose of Job

  • Affix visas printed by visa writers.  Assure the security and integrity of visa writing processes according to UKVI policy and guidance
  • Process refusal decisions sent by UK decision-making teams, and ensure compliance with guidance to assure security, integrity and quality of decision dispatch processes

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist visa writers by checking visa details against passports and affixing visas in correct passports;
  • Take responsibility for matching printed refusals with correct passports in readiness for sealing according to procedures;
  • Take responsibility for sealing matched refusals, first checking details match in accordance with procedures;
  • Help dispatch officers to pull out passports from passport bank against manifests received, flagging up any cases which are not located immediately for further checks;
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties to support business delivery and wider 1HMG platform

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Good standard of IT
  • Excellent written English skills

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience working in a Visa Section or official Government office

Required Competencies:

  • Changing and Improving, 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):

  • On-the-job training/job shadowing opportunities will be available to the successful applicant

Working Patterns
Possible limited flexibility in working hours and patterns as follows:

  • Mon – Thu:  07:00 – 15:00 & Fri: 07:00 – 12:00  OR
  • Mon – Thu:  07:30 – 15:30 & Fri: 07:30  – 12:30

Starting monthly salary
NGN 298, 960

Additional information  

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • 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 High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • 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.
  • 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 (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

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IT & Admin Support Officer

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location Lagos
  • Job Field ICT / Computer&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

Job Ref.: 05/20 LOS – AU
Location: Lagos
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week: 36
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Start Date: 1 April 2020
End Date: 31 March 2021
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Private Office

Main Purpose of the Job

  • This is an exciting multi-hatted role at the heart of the British Deputy High Commission.
  • Main responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Corporate Services; and joining the IT Support Officer Team to support all the teams at the British Deputy High Commission with general IT support.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Personal Assistant:

  • Provide administrative support to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Corporate Services (diary management, event planning and travel bookings)
  • Support the Deputy Head of Mission with planning internal events for all teams at the British Deputy High Commission (BDHC) and with internal communications

IT Support Officer:

  • Create, manage and upgrade IT accounts
  • Manage distribution lists, WhatsApp groups and shared mailboxes
  • Assist train BDHC staff on new software, such as Microsoft Teams
  • Manage Lagos IT Helpdesk Mailbox and our internal customer service software, Lagos Enquirer
  • Work closely with the IT Helpdesk at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office logging and managing calls and ensuring our Service Level Agreements are met
  • Responsible for IT supplies and managing the IT equipment store, ensuring inventories are up to date and we have enough stock
  • Set up and manage standalone IT terminals (systems not on our internal network) across the BDHC
  • Help manage the move of IT equipment and systems from our current office to our new premises (from 2021)

Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure):

  • Manage the IT equipment store

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications including Microsoft Outlook, Office Online, SharePoint, Teams, Microsoft Excel, Flow, Microsoft Visio, OneNote, Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Foundational understanding of Data Networking.
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Ability to touch type

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • ITIL V4 Foundation certified

Required competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 405, 972

Additional Information  

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Nigeria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO)

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