British High Commission Recruitment April 2021

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British High Commission Recruitment 2021 Vacant Job Position:

 

1.) Sector Specialist: AgriTech – Department for International Trade (15 / 20 LOS)
Location: Lagos
Deadline: 13th April, 2021.
Salary: NGN1,854,742.06 monthly.

Overview

  • The UK Department for International Trade has a committed and growing presence across 23 of Africa’s nations. As the UK Government Department promoting free trade and overseas investment, we want to support the development of strong, prosperous and peaceful African nations, through modern, dynamic and long-term partnerships that deliver mutual benefit for the UK and Africa.
  • The UK believes that by understanding and supporting African-led ambitions, we can help Africa create sustainable trade, prosperity, jobs and livelihoods. That in turn will be of be of benefit to the UK and wider global community. We aspire to help tackle business environment issues, help introduce commercial solutions to meet African needs, and attract foreign investment to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth. This Official Development Assistance (ODA) funded role will offer the jobholder the opportunity to ensure that decisions truly reflect an expert understanding of a crucial area of African enterprise and development – agriculture.
  • The jobholder will join a dynamic network of committed trade officers working to support Africa’s exciting economic growth and position at the heart of the future world economy. This is an exciting time to join DIT Africa, as we continue to expand our resources to deliver on the ambition of our current Government to be Africa’s trade and investment partner of choice.

 

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

  • This role provides enormous opportunities to grow and develop given its pan-Africa leadership role.
  • You will have access to the full suite of DIT and FCDO learning and development opportunities including the FCDO’s Diplomatic Academy, training in the UK, and will be encouraged to join DIT’s trade profession. We also provide regular in-house learning opportunities and are committed to supporting further academic opportunities. Our staff who demonstrate great leadership potential are encouraged to apply for the FCDO’s pan-African Emerging Leadership Programme.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to complete the Certificate in UK Export Finance within the first three months of the role.

Application Closing Date
13th April, 2021.

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

 

2.) NCA Office Manager B3
Location: Abuja
Salary: NGN573,296.78 monthly.
Deadline: 1st April, 2021.

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  
Main Purpose of Job:

  • The role will include managing all administrative elements of a busy NCA Office and providing support to the NCA Regional Manager and Country Liaison Officers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To manage, administer and assist in reconciling and balancing the pot and budgets
  • Engage with FCDO procurement and other FCDO administrative partners
  • Liaise with NCA Finance(UK)
  • Seek VFM for the post, by engaging with external suppliers
  • Plan and book travel arrangements for NCA, and external partners
  • Assist other NCA projects in times of absence
  • Collate, analyse and record budget spend and forecasts for post and projects
  • Collate and file all request from Nigerian Law Enforcement partners and manage these with the NCA Liaison Officer.

Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure):

  • Staff responsibilities – to cover NCA driver management overtime, working patterns and absences.
  • Financial management as per ‘Duties and Responsibilities’.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Familiar and competent with the use of all aspects of Microsoft Office in particular Word and Excel
  • Experience working in an office environment, with some experience of office management.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of financial and budget management
  • Office manager experience.

Required competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at pace.

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 573,296.78.

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

  • The project will provide training based on the experience of the successful applicant.

Application Closing Date
1st April, 2021.

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

3.) Deputy Country Director and Investment Officer C5 (DIT)
Location: Lagos
Salary: NGN1,266,591.88. monthly.
Deadline: 7th April, 2021.

 

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  
Main purpose of job:

  • The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the Trade Promotion and Negotiation organisation for the UK. We promote UK businesses overseas and attract foreign investment to our shores. We have 3,000 staff across the globe in over 100 countries. Our aspiration is to address some of the challenges facing the UK, by helping British businesses to internationalise and grow overseas.
  • Nigeria is the headquarters of the Department for International Trade’s West Africa team, which you will join. You will be a key part of the wider Prosperity team comprising DIT and FCDO colleagues all working to improve economic development, investment and trade between the UK and Nigeria. Reporting to the DIT Country Director, you will be part of the DIT Nigeria team.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve:

  • The primary objective of your role is to encourage private sector led growth, by protecting and promoting investment and leveraging the strengths of British businesses. The Prime Minister’s speech at the Africa Investment Conference early this year re-affirmed the ambition for the UK to be Africa’s investment partner of choice. Achieving this requires increasing support to the British business community in Africa, and targeted promotion of Africa as an investment destination. This is the responsibility of the investment team.
  • The rationale is clear, the UK can unlock economic growth and job creation by unblocking flagship investor issues and bringing private sector investment to Africa.

Working in support of Nigeria and the UK’s prosperity agenda and reporting to the Country Director, your role will have a number of objectives:

  • You will build important client-facing relationships with important investors and British businesses that want to trade with Nigeria. A strong track record in client-facing functions, for example for a consultancy company, would be welcome amongst applicants.
  • You will help supercharge key reforms to the Nigerian business environment by identifying and monetising the impact of ‘high value investment barriers’ and ensuring UK Government action plans are in place to tackle them.
  • You will sell Nigeria to UK investors and exporters, including by producing a high-quality country guide that describes investment incentives, opportunities and risks credibly and fluently. The ability to research and draft a guide, according to a set template is crucial. The successful applicant will be able to provide evidence of concise, effective drafting.
  • You will increase the demand for UK investment by promoting UK as a quality business partner in key sectors of strategic interest for Nigeria and UK, and look to create partnerships with the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, and the Nigerian senior business / investment community.
  • You will map key UK investors’ presence in Nigeria and manage key investor relationships, facilitate their dialogue with the Nigerian authorities and regulators to expedite resolution of challenges to more mutually beneficial investments.
  • You will facilitate the development of a pipeline of UK investment and export deals in Nigeria.
  • You will lead dialogue with UK Export finance (UKEF) to help operationalise the agency’s export credit offer by facilitating contact with ripe deals.
  • You will also be the Deputy to the Country Director, providing support and working together to ensure that Nigeria is well embedded into the wider pan-Africa DIT region, sharing good ideas and best practice to gain a clear understanding of business drivers across the market. You will be expected to cover in the Country Director’s absence.

Responsibilities

  • You will establish a world-class investment support function in Nigeria
  • Serve as Deputy Country Director
  • Map existing British businesses in Nigeria, tier them and prioritise relationship building with those with greatest investment in jeopardy or in progress that UK Government can support. You will manage the overall needs of the British business community in Nigeria, working with the Country Director
  • Map existing and credible Nigerian companies that could form partnerships with UK companies
  • Address ‘High Value Barriers’ in Nigeria that inhibit investment and convene working groups to address them, using UK VIPs (Ministers) and HMG senior officials to unblock issues where relevant
  • Develop a deal flow of UK investment in Nigeria that promote mutual prosperity
  • Promote Nigeria to new investors, managing an events schedule that ensures maximum visibility of the UK offer, and partner with the Nigerian investment promotion function.

Resources Managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Line management responsibility for at least 1 staff member.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Postgraduate degree and/or undergraduate degree and other professional qualification.
  • At least ten years professional work experience, particularly in investment appraisal and deals brokering
  • Proven track record of delivering on time-bound change management programmes
  • Client facing experience, for example with a professional services business but preferably in the investment sector in Nigeria
  • A positive, resilient, flexible and adaptable “can-do” attitude that can see way through challenges.
  • Proven leadership experience.
  • Fluent in English.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills And Experience:

  • Experience in client facing roles (managing businesses, understanding issues and pursuing strategies together, investment appraisal, deal pipeline preparation, deals brokering).
  • Excellent drafting skills

Required Competencies:

  • Changing and Improving, Building Capability for All, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service

Working Patterns:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 3:30, Friday 8:00 – 12:30
  • Flexible working can be considered for the right candidate
  • Flexible working to be in agreement with line manager.

Additional information 
UK trade and investment in Nigeria has been overtaken by India, China, Germany and France in recent years. But the UK’s bilateral trade with Nigeria stood at £2.4bn and is projected to at least double by 2030. UK FDI stocks in Nigeria were £5.1bn in the same period, increasing from previous years. Flows fluctuate and in Nigeria focus on the secondary sector (manufacturing), in spite of the UK being primarily a services-based economy and investor worldwide. Our ambition is for the UK to regain its position as the top non-oil trading partner with Nigeria. We have a bold offer covering our full set of tools, including:

  • A strong Export Credit offer: UK Export Finance, our award-winning credit agency has up to £1.2bn available for Nigerian initiatives.
  • A large development finance offer. The UK’s development investment arm, CDC, has a portfolio worth over $350m in Nigeria.
  • Access to first-class professional services from the City of London, and in particular the London Stock Exchange, key to ensuring access to global capital to support Nigeria’s development.
  • Expertise and experience from some of the most innovative companies in the world.

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 1,266,591.88.

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

  • The successful applicant will have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities with in-house and e-learning, with the potential for overseas training.
  • From time to time there will be requirements to assist other teams within the Department, working with other members of the team to build overall experience through delivery of training and awareness sessions.

Application Closing Date
7th April, 2021.

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

 

OLDER BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION JOB RECRUITMENT
Procurement Officer
Location: Lagos
Salary: N405,972.21 monthly.
Deadline: 21st October, 2020.
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, with possibility of renewal
Working hours per week: 37
Start Date: 1 December, 2020
End Date: 30th November, 2021
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Procurement

 

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  
Main purpose of job:

  • Conduct market researches to identify suppliers who can meet the British Deputy High Commission (BDHC) quality standard and negotiate long time call off agreements and to source potential suppliers.
  • Manage the contract tender process of various procurements of goods, services or work projects. This will include; sourcing of suppliers, creation of input and agreement of specification, preparation of tender documentation, liaison and coordination with suppliers to clarify requirements, coordination and evaluation of bids, seek appropriate approval, direct negotiation, agreement of contracts their management and closure for the BDHC, Lagos.
  • Other procurement task as directed by line management.
  • To ensure procurement is undertaken in line with FCO policies and principles. To support the Head of Procurement and senior leadership at post and across the network, to achieve financial compliance and integrity

Roles and responsibilities
Delivering a Quality Service (Customer Focus) – 35%:

  • Carry out procurement function for the BDHC:
    • Use Government Procurement Card (GPC) for Goods and services under £3,000
    • Ensure internal control procedures are followed for GPC use
    • Support Budget Monitors for payments below £3,000.
    • Create requisitions for goods and services under £25,000 from agreed supplier list
    • Work with the Contract Manager on contracts above £25,000 with the Procurement Hub/CPG

Collaborating and Partnering  (Working with Others) – 20%:

  • Responsible for procurement at the BDHC liaising with stakeholders both internal and external to ensure the following:
    • Resolving Invoices on hold
    • Ensure good received not invoiced (GRNI) are reconciled
    • Creation, maintenance and update of distribution sets (DS)
    • Creation and updating of supplier maintenance forms
    • Lead on Procurement returns to the Centre for post.
    • Constant communication to ensure Post FPCI scores on Invoices on Hold, Accruals, Retrospective POs, Open POs and GPC are within the green category.
  • Raise requisitions for PAGs to maximize UK government collaboration.
  • Point of contact for Budget Monitors and Suppliers at post on procurement issues and guidance.

Delivering at Pace (Problem Solving) – 10%:

  • Lead on asset disposal in addition to any other capital assets as advised by DHCS in line with policy.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Fixed Asset Register for BDHC, Lagos.
  • Filing of all procurement paperwork for audit purpose.
  • Carry out weekly prism housekeeping.
  • Track monthly spend on imprest and verify all account codes for each purchase to Accounts Department.

Delivering Value for Money  (Delivering Results) – 35%:

  • Ensure the delivery of the Purchase 2 Pay (P2P) process at the BDHC.
  • Check a N350,000 Imprest and receipt goods and services purchased on PRISM maintaining the segregation of duties policy
    • Quality checks
    • Consistency checks
  • Maintain agreed supplier list in conjunction with the Procurement Hub
    • Maintain records of suppliers and documentation
    • Perform Supplier yearly market testing
  • Lead procurement of capital expenditure at the BDHC, which includes generators, vehicles and other assets.
  • Act as cover in charge of the stationary store in the absence of the CS assistant.
  • Resolve vendor grievances and claims
  • Provide procurement support services to both the Freight & travel and TWG departments in the absence of the responsible officers
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Contract Manager/Team lead.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • N350,000 Imprest

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • B.Sc. in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field
  • Previous procurement / contract management experience in a structured organisation
  • Previous financial management experience
  • Fluent in spoken English

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Be a member of CIPS with road map to completing the course

Required Competencies:

  • Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting Monthly Salary

  • NGN 405,972.21 monthly.

Application Closing Date
21st October, 2020.

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