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Friday, 31 May 2019

Recruitment For Graduate SME Sales Intern at MainOne Cable Nigeria

Company Description:

MainOne's success is built on having talented and highly proficient people within their respective fields as the driving force behind our business

A job in MainOne is different from any other you have had. With joining MainOne you'll be challenged, inspired and proud as you become a part of something big.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: SME Sales Intern

Location
: Lagos
Department: Commercial
Job Type: Contract

Responsibilities 
The SME Sales Intern will be responsible for the following job functions:

  • Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales.
  • Gathering market and customer information.
  • Providing feedback on future buying trends.
  • Representing MainOne at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations.
  • Meet set sales targets.
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers.
  • Prospect new customers using multiple sales channels.
  • Visiting potential customers for new business.
  • Providing customers with quotations.
Qualifications, Skills & Competencies
  • Target driven and goal oriented.
  • Previous experience in a similar position is an added advantage.
  • Years of Experience: 1-2 years
  • BSc/HND qualification from a relevant course.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demand on the Job:
  • The role requires a lot of patience, and a goal-getter attitude.
  • May be required to go extra mile to get prospective customers.
  • May be required to stay until after office hours.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Vacancy For Treasury Officer at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Company Description:

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Treasury Officer

Reference: ADB/19/115
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL6
Position N°: 50055250

The Complex

  • This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.
  • The Vice Presidency for Finance (FIVP) oversees the financial management of the Bank Group
The Hiring Department
  • Under the supervision of the Division Manager, Treasury Operations Division (FITR.2), the Treasury Officer settles Asset and Liability Management (ALM) transactions, reviews the borrowing and derivative documentations, reconciles the securities accounts, processes the corporate actions and the tax claim linked to investment instruments (Money Market, fixed income securities and derivatives), and assist in the management of collateral activities.
  • The Treasury department is responsible for raising funds from capital markets, managing and investing the Bank Group’s liquidity and shareholders’ funds, processing and settlement of all financial transactions and managing the institution’s banking relationships.
The Position
The objective of the job is to work for the settlement of the Bank Group's capital market operations, collateral management and custodian relationships and investigations, with the objective of:

  • Participate in the review of ISDA/CSA agreements and borrowing documentations and process all derivative contracts.
  • Review and update all counterparties and Bank Group Standard Settlement Instructions (SSIs)
  • Investigate all exceptions related to payments and receipts and negotiate adequate compensation in line with the ALM guidelines and best market standards.
  • Validate, affirm and settle the Bank Group ALM transactions timely
  • Perform daily margin calls on the Bank Group OTC derivatives portfolio
  • Process corporate actions and tax claims and reconcile timely custody accounts to avoid financial loses.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Principal Treasury Officer of the Capital Market Operations, the responsibilities of the Treasury Officer will include, but are not limited to the following:

Validate, affirm and settle the Bank Group ALM transactions:

  • Validate trade SSIs, check the availability of funds on the cash flow report, assign the appropriate place of settlement, generate the adequate settlement instructions and cash transfer to avoid settlement failures;
  • Validate debt service payments before due date with the Issuing & Paying Agent (IPA) and the swap counterparties to ensure the Bank meets its financial obligations;
  • Perform periodic review of counterparties SSIs and contacts and update Summit database.
  • Verify set-up of capital market operations (Bond, Money market, Futures, Swap and Gold swaps etc.) economic terms in Summit against related trade confirmations received from counterparties to ensure accurate cash flow generation and report any exceptions to the middle-office/front-office for regularization;
  • Generate and send Money Market and FX Swap trade confirmations to the respective counterparties, Match confirmations issued and received using GT Match (automated reconciliation system) and investigate and regularize discrepancies before the release of the related settlement instructions;
Process tax exemptions and corporate actions event related to the bank's investment and borrowing portfolio:
  • Tax Exemptions:
    • Periodic review of the Bank's tax exemptions and certificates of withholding tax with custodians and correspondent banks and provide necessarily information to avoid any financial losses;
    • Gather and process tax claim notices issued by correspondent banks to avoid tax deduction on income;
  • Corporate Actions:
    • Generate the income and entitlement reports on the investment portfolio in Summit and reconcile with information received from the custodians and investigate any discrepancies;
    • Monitor corporate actions (certification, tender, class action) and take appropriate actions to avoid financial losses;
    • Process Call notifications and Buyback notices on borrowing transactions; inform the respective Issuing and Paying Agent (IPA) and transfer the necessarily cash amounts to avoid settlement failures.
Perform daily margin calls on the Bank Group OTC derivatives portfolio:
  • Swaps, Swaptions, FX Swap trades:
    • Generate in Summit the Bank daily margin requirements on OTC exposure and send margin calls to CSA/GMRA counterparties and Clearing Broker before contractual cut of times;
    • Validate accuracy of margin calls (response/initiation) received from counterparties (market value of the portfolio, credit support balance, applicable Threshold and Minimum transfer amounts etc.) to ensure adequate margining of the Bank derivatives exposure and investigate discrepancies;
    • Validate collateral movements including substitutions, reflect credit support flows in Summit for generating the related settlement instructions and accounting postings;
    • Reconcile the month end collateral positions and interests on cash credit supports with CSA/GMRA counterparties and generate the related payment instructions;
    • Maintain the CSA/GMRA statics in Summit;
  • Futures and Options:
    • Ensure adequate margining of the bank's Futures and Options portfolio with the Clearing Brokers;
    • Generate in Summit the daily margin requirements on Futures & Options exposure and send them to the Clearing Brokers before contractual cut of times;
    • Validate accuracy of margin calls (response/initiation) received from the Clearing Brokers and investigate discrepancies;
    • Reconcile the bank's Futures and Options portfolio;
    • Maintain the Give-up Agreement (Futures & Options) statics in Summit;
Participate in the review of ISDA/CSA agreements and borrowing documentations and process all derivative contracts:
  • Ensure that a confirmation is received for each derivatives transaction on a timely basis.
  • Ensure that derivative confirmations comply with the current ALM guidelines and the Treasury open mandate's terms.
  • Verify the accuracy of the borrowing and derivative contracts against trade tickets and transaction's final terms sheets. Report discrepancies to the traders or counterparties for regularization.
  • Monitor and manage discussions between the Bank's Legal department (PGCL), Treasury Risk management's division (FIFM3), Operations (Private and Public sectors), Accounting department (FIFC) and counterparties to achieve agreement on the financial and legal terms of the confirmation
  • Ensure, after PGCL's clearance, that confirmations are signed by the authorized signatory (The Treasurer) archived and subsequently forwarded to the counterparty.
  • Implement "MarkitServ" application to enable real time affirmation and confirmation of derivative transactions;
  • Maintain an adequate record of the status of all confirmations.
Review and update of standard settlement instructions (SSIs):
  • Perform periodic review of all SSIs in line with market standard and regulations and prepare a consolidated SSIs list for distribution to all stakeholders;
  • Update timely all SSIs in the treasury applications to avoid settlement failures
Investigation and Reporting:
  • Daily:
    • Reconcile the daily internal coupon and redemption schedule against custodian income statements, transfer cash available to the main accounts for investment and investigate any discrepancy;
    • Identify bonds that undergo partial redemption and inform both the Front and Middle Office.
    • Review daily settlement notices (match & unmatched alerts) issued by custodians and counterparties and take necessarily actions to avoid settlement failures;
  • Monthly:
    • Reconcile the Bank securities and Futures & Options positions against custodian/Clearing broker statements using GTMatch on a monthly basis and investigate any mismatch;
    • Prepare the monthly settlement failure, custodian fees and non-performing counterparty's reports
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, Finance, Banking, Accounting, Economics or similar fields;
  • 4 years’ relevant practical working experience within a Back-Office environment.
  • Sound understanding of financial instruments and very good knowledge of capital market operations and instruments settlement procedures;
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to work without supervision to resolve complex settlement problems;
  • Proven ability to reduce settlement failure of capital market operations transactions.
  • Private Sector Experience an added advantage
  • Good understanding of payment processing in an automated environment that includes Swift messages.
  • Marketing and presentation skills are needed to communicate with stakeholders
  • Teamwork & Relationships: Work with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, share the knowledge and workload.
  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues and contribute to creation of a positive team environment.
  • Strong ability to work under pressure
  • Articulate, meticulous and well-organized
  • Demonstrable familiarity with and knowledge in the use of a Treasury Systems (preferably Summit, Bloomberg plus common IT skills)
  • Communicate and write effectively in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of SAP/FI or other ERP, Cards management, SWIFT, GTMATCH is desirable.
Application Closing Date
30th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Vacancy For Lubrication Technician At BUA Group

Company Description:
BUA Group is a leading Conglomerate in Nigeria with businesses in Foods, Minim, Manufacturing and infrastructure sectors of the economy. In line with the business objective of the organisation to support local production and provision of employment, the position below exist in BUA Sugar Refinery:

Job Title: Lubrication Technician 

Location: 
Port Harcourt, Rivers
Department: Mechanical
Requirements
  • Possess a minimum of OND in the related field. Have a strong fundamental understanding of mechanical, hydraulic and circulating systems operation, and contamination control and maintenance functions.
  • Candidate should have 2-3 years’ work experience in equipment lubrication and proactive maintenance activities for all lubricated mechanical systems.
Job Application Deadline: 13th June, 2019.

Method of Application: Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note
  • When the link above opens, select the position applied for and complete application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

BUA Group Recruitment for fulltime Clarification Operator.

Company Description:
BUA Group is a leading Conglomerate in Nigeria with businesses in Foods, Minim, Manufacturing and infrastructure sectors of the economy. In line with the business objective of the organisation to support local production and provision of employment, the position below exist in BUA Sugar Refinery:

Job Title: Clarification Operator

Location: 
Port Harcourt, Rivers
Department: Process 
Requirements
  • Years of Experience - 3 & Above
  • Candidates should have at least three (3) years’ cognate experience. Minimum of OND/Trade Test in any related field or relevant Technical Certificate.
Job Application Deadline:13th June, 2019.

Method of Application: Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note
  • When the link above opens, select the position applied for and complete application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Recruitment At BUA Group is recruiting For Quality Assurance Manager.

Company Description:
BUA Group is a leading Conglomerate in Nigeria with businesses in Foods, Minim, Manufacturing and infrastructure sectors of the economy. In line with the business objective of the organisation to support local production and provision of employment, the position below exist in BUA Sugar Refinery:

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager

Location: 
Port Harcourt, Rivers
Department: Quality Assurance 
Requirements
  • Have excellent communication skills, with a desire to help others achieve their best.
  • Have a willingness to assist other departments to develop solutions and metrics with an eye for details.
  • Years of Experience: 7 & Above.
  • Candidate should have at least a Bachelor's degree or HND in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or related field with at least seven (7) years cognate experience.
  • Must be able to generate reports, analyze data, create and review processes.
Job Application Deadline: 13th June, 2019.

Method of Application: Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note
  • When the link above opens, select the position applied for and complete application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Vacancy for Pump Technician At BUA Group

Company Description:
BUA Group is a leading Conglomerate in Nigeria with businesses in Foods, Minim, Manufacturing and infrastructure sectors of the economy. In line with the business objective of the organisation to support local production and provision of employment, the position below exist in BUA Sugar Refinery:

Job Title: Pump Technician

Location: 
Port Harcourt, Rivers
Department: Mechanical
Requirements
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the field of irrigation, installation, maintenance, and repair of pumps.
  • Years of Experience - 3 & Above
  • Candidate should have 2-3 years working experience in repairs of various types of pumps; Possess a minimum of OND in Engineering-related discipline.
Job Application Deadline:13th June, 2019.

Method of Application: Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note
  • When the link above opens, select the position applied for and complete application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Recruitment At BUA Group For HSE Officer.

Company Description:
BUA Group is a leading Conglomerate in Nigeria with businesses in Foods, Minim, Manufacturing and infrastructure sectors of the economy. In line with the business objective of the organisation to support local production and provision of employment, the position below exist in BUA Sugar Refinery:

Job Title: HSE Officer

Location: 
Port Harcourt, Rivers
Department: HSE
Requirements
  • An additional professional certificate would be an added advantage.
  • Years of Experience - 4 & Above
  • Candidates should have at least four (4) years’ experience.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or HND in any related field.
Application Closing Date
13th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note
  • When the link above opens, select the position applied for and complete application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

British High Commission (BHC) Recruitment For Finance and Compliance Manager

Company Description:

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance and Compliance Manager, CSSF West Africa

Ref: 26/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Start Date: 1st July 2019
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: CSSF - Conflict Stability and Security Fund

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 

  • The Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) West Africa team, British High Commission Abuja, a rapidly growing team, is looking for a confident and proactive finance and compliance manager to lead oversight of a £35m p.a. regional portfolio of conflict programming across West Africa. The CSSF is a global cross-UK government fund which brings together the UK’s contribution to stability, security and defence activities in fragile and conflict affected countries and countries at risk of instability.
  • The job holder will work directly to the Head, CSSF West Africa, and be based in Abuja. He/she will work with a wide range of regional UK government and international actors to monitor, report on and improve financial risk management across the entire portfolio. This will require a range of activities, including establishing and communicating UK financial processing requirements; strengthening systems to monitor spend and compliance; improving regional financial capacity; providing financial advisory support to programme leads in Nigeria, Mali and Sierra Leone; and leading procurement, due diligence and audit processes directly as appropriate.
  • This role presents an exciting opportunity to support UK foreign policy priorities in West Africa. It would suit anyone who wishes to apply strong financial skills, risk management and stakeholder engagement skills in a fascinating, fast-moving and challenging context. You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong financial technical skills.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Leading oversight of financial and compliance performance across the West Africa CSSF portfolio, including delivering through a West Africa CSSF Finance Assistant, and supporting a Sahel finance officer based in Bamako and the CSSF lead in Freetown.  You will need to proactively ensure compliance with all financial risk management and audit requirements, advising on and escalating any identified risks and identified areas for improvement as necessary;
  • Leading on providing financial reports to the CSSF Africa Team in London across the West Africa portfolio, coordinating with others in the team;
  • Ensuring programme management cycle principles and best practice are applied to support delivery of projects in line with annual milestones and targets;
  • Providing or supporting the production of accurate and timely financial and compliance reports for the Nigeria, Sahel and Sierra Leone strategy boards, presenting information in a clear and accessible way to inform strategic decisions;
  • Improving regional capability on finance, procurement and risk management by sharing guidance, tools and training opportunities;
  • Ensuring and implementing all necessary pre-contract compliance requirements such as due diligence and audit processes to protect programme funds,
  • Maintaining and managing relationships with suppliers, implementing partners and programme managers professionally and effectively to ensure value for money, minimising the occurrence of fraud and inefficiencies;
  • The post holder will have line management responsibility for the West Africa Finance and Programme Assistant and will be the countersigning officer for the Sahel Finance and Programme Officer in Bamako.
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
  • A2L West Africa Programme and Finance Assistant; oversight of ca. £35mn CSSF budget
Essential qualifications, Skills and Experience 
  • Experience in managing large  funds (preferably programme funds)
  • Strong financial management skills
  • A strong understanding of systems and tools for financial planning and budgeting (including excel) Strong programme and project cycle management skills and experience
  • Be articulate, competent in drafting high quality written communication, and have an excellent attention to detail
  • Able to engage effectively with both  technical level and senior staff in government and other donor
  • Effective at networking and building relationships and able to negotiate with others
  • Experience of working with commercial suppliers, multi-lateral agencies, civil society, government and development partners to identify problems/obstacles and develop/implement practical solutions
  • Able to work as part of a team to deliver results, be a self-starter and able to take and see through delegated decisions
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:
  • Financial management qualification
  • Conflict/Security/development experience
Required competencies:
  • Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace
Remuneration
Starting monthly salary: NGN790,125

Other benefits and conditions of employment  
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • There are a wealth of learning and development opportunities available through the Diplomatic Academy, as well as lots of on the job learning opportunities, attending CSSF professional development, conferences and training. 
  • The CSSF is extremely supportive of ongoing professional development and open to creative ideas for interesting learning and development.
Working patterns:
  • Face to face relationships involved in this role mean that a full time presence in Abuja with periodic visits to other parts of the region is required. Home/ remote working on some occasions would be feasible, but not on a sustained basis.
Application deadline  
12th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja 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 High Commission do 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-frameworkPlease note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5 
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

Recruitment at the British High Commission (BHC) For Programme and Finance Assistant - CSSF West Africa

Company Description:

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme and Finance Assistant - CSSF West Africa

Ref Id: 27/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: CSSF - Conflict Stability and Security Fund
Start Date: 1st July, 2019

Main Purpose of Job

  • The team supports a number of UK Government departments and Agencies such as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for International Development, Ministry of Defence, Home Office and National Crime Agency, as well as working with international and local civil society, ministries, departments and agencies
  • The job holder will provide support to the CSSF West Africa team on aspects of programme management and administration
  • The job holder will also be expected to undertake ad hoc tasks within the team as and when required.
  • This position is in the West Africa Conflict, Security & Stability Fund (CSSF) Team, based in the British High Commission in Abuja.  This dynamic team has a regional remit in support of upstream conflict prevention and security in West Africa
  • The team manages approx. £35m per year (FY 19/20) of CSSF programmes, focused on Nigeria, the Sahel and Sierra Leone
  • The biggest programme within our portfolio is Nigeria, valued at £24.45m this financial year
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Supporting the team finance manager in the collection, collation and review of financial reporting and carrying out spot checks on implementing partners, and being able to provide cover during absences.
  • Providing responses to the CSSF London team on specific request and queries, coordinating with comms teams/programme managers of implementing partners to collate success stories, liaising with the BHC and CSSF communications teams to circulate and amplify messaging on social media platforms.
  • Preparation of regular programme fact sheets and regional news letters for the CSSF West Africa portfolio.
  • Information Management (Shared folder, Easyfile and SharePoint management) which includes managing the filing, storage and security of documents (contracts, MOUs, Project Terms of References, etc.)
  • Making administrative arrangements for regular meetings hosted by the team, in particular monthly Working Group and quarterly Programme Board meetings. This includes booking rooms, technical services and making diary appointments.
  • Providing support for the team on administrative and programmatic matters across CSSF West Africa, especially Nigeria.
  • Arranging programmes for visiting CSSF team leaders, HMG staff and consultants working with CSSF, including making travel plans (e.g. flights, transport and hotel bookings).
  • Coordinating administrative activities to ensure day to day operational needs of the team are met.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience  
Essential:

  • IT skills, MS Office applications e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Confidence to deal with senior personnel
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience of providing administrative support in a busy working environment
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills
  • Highly organised, strong attention to detail and able to take initiative and to work accurately within deadlines and with limited supervision
Desirable:
  • Some Financial Management and Accounting skills
  • Knowledge and interest in peace, conflict and security issues in Nigeria and West Africa.
  • Prior experience of working with the UK government
  • Excellent numerical and spreadsheet skills
Required Competencies:
  • Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Remuneration
  • Starting monthly salary: NGN387,452.00
Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment 
  • In addition, there are opportunities for career development and progression, which we would be pleased to support.
  • There are also opportunities for travel and networking with other CSSF teams in Africa and the UK.
  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • There is a range of Learning and Development opportunities with in-house and overseas training, e-learning, coaching etc. These include: courses in FCO and CSSF administrative systems
Working Patterns
  • The working hours are 08:00-16:00 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 to 13:00 on Fridays.
Application Closing Date
6th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja 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 High Commission do 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-frameworkPlease note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5 
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

Recruitment For Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer at the British High Commission (BHC)

Company Description:

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer C4 (24/19 ABJ)

Location:
 Abuja
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 24 months
Start Date: 1st August 2019
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main Purpose of Job

  • They set the direction of the team, ensuring prompt and effective response to national and international media. This is an exciting and fast paced role suitable for a communications professional wishing to stretch themselves.
  • The British High Commission wishes to recruit an experienced and dynamic professional to run and manage the British High Commission’s Press Office.  
  • Working to the Head of Communications, the Senior Press Officer plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the UK government in Nigeria is able to communicate effectively and innovatively across a range of traditional and digital media.  
Roles and Responsibilities 
What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Managing media engagements for senior staff in Nigeria as well as visiting senior officials and Ministers, ensuring that they are well planned and that staff are prepared for and supported through them.
  • Ensuring the UK in Nigeria has an active and effective approach to all aspects of communications including but not limited to public diplomacy events, external digital communications and increasing the audience receiving UK messages.
  • Building and maintaining an effective network of contacts across the spectrum of the Nigerian Media to ensure that the BHC has a thorough understanding of the Media’s role in Nigerian society and is well placed to engage constructively when needed.
  • Acting as one of the British High Commission’s spokespeople, including drafting, clearing and delivering appropriate media messages to local and international media
  • Working with the BHC’s Head of Communications, colleagues across all Government departments operating in Nigeria as well as the press offices of Government Departments in London, to set the direction of UK communications in Nigeria and ensuring the BHC’s communications strategy is consistent with instructions and guidelines set by senior officials in London and Nigeria.
  • Team leader for the BHC’s Press and Public Affairs team with direct line management for three locally engaged staff in Abuja.
  • Leading the Press and Public Affairs team in the monitoring and analysis of national and international media, so as to provide reliable and informative products to colleagues in the Nigeria Network as well as the Nigeria Team in the Foreign Office in London.
N.B: This position is based in abuja, the location will be reviewed 6 months after appointment of the successful applicant to consider relocation to lagos. Applicants must be happy to transfer to lagos if necessary – a relocation package will be provided.

Essential Qualifications, Skills And Experience

  • Attention to detail and comfortable producing accurate statements under pressure
  • Strong networking and relationship management skills
  • Previous experience in public relations, marketing or media, including developing and implementing media communication plans/media campaigns and managing events.
  • Qualified to at least undergraduate degree level
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Highly organised, able to take initiative and to work accurately within deadlines and with limited supervision  in a fast paced environment
  • A good working knowledge of ICT software (e.g. MS Word) in general and strong skills in digital media, including Face book, Twitter and other social networking sites
  • Effective management of teams
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Experience working in an international organisation
Required competencies:
  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Remuneration
Starting Salary N790,125/month

Application Closing Date
14th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja 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 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-frameworkPlease note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates

 
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