British High Commission Job Recruitment

Job Title: Assistant Health & Safety / Compliance Officer AA (20/23 ABJ) – Maternity cover

Location: Abuja
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Grade: Administrative Assistant (AA)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 35 hours per week
Duration of Post: 6 months

Main Purpose of Job

  • To provide maternity cover for the Assistant Health & Safety/Compliance Officer

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide general support and assistance to the Health and Safety/Compliance Manager.
  • Assist the Health and Safety Manager to monitor and coordinate Health and Safety activities.
  • Assist the Health and Safety Manager with the management of safety and property compliance throughout the Post.
  • Liaise closely with the Technical/Facilities/Estates Management team to manage issues relating to facilities service provision, buildings maintenance, fire safety equipment, non-compliance including filing and documentation.
  • Provide clerical support to the Health and Safety Committee and Compliance Forum.
  • Assist the Health and Safety Manager to maintain and coordinate health and safety training.
  • Assist the Health and Safety / Compliance Manager to maintain and coordinate property compliance assessment register.
  • Assist in the identification of operational needs and preparation of risk assessments, asset registers, compliance and training of staff with adequate documentation.
  • Review and record all checks on fire exits, firefighting equipment, First Aid kits, and other activities regarding the Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) of equipment across BHC estates.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Documentation and safekeeping of all items in the H&S store and recording their movements within Abuja and regional posts.
  • Monthly inspection of all Fire Extinguisher’s across BHC estates.
  • Working closely with the Regional office managers on Property Compliance Assessment (PCA) matters.
  • Identifies safety needs and work closely with procurement team on restocking.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Procurement of health and safety items
  • Procurement of medical supplies
  • Vendor management

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • 2 – 3 years of relevant work experience in Health & Safety management will be an added advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of English Language (Writing, speaking, listening and reading)
  • Computer Literate – Good in use of Word, outlook and Excel Packages
  • Ability to learn fast on the Job
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to work in a high paced team
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • A self-starter, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good organizational skills and record keeping skills
  • Excellent administrative skills

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree
  • Good IT skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Membership of a Professional Association (e.g. ISPON, IOSH, etc.)

Required Behaviours:

  • Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together.

Salary  

  • USD 918.84 Monthly.

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • Learning and development opportunities:
    • HERA
    • Complete the mandatory e-learning courses on arrival and develop knowledge as necessary
    • Use of relevant Health & Safety/Compliance software.

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2023.

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

Additional Information

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • 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
  • 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 Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:
  • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will  request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

Job Title: UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Director, International Tech Hub Network SEO ( 17/23 LOS)

Location: Lagos
Grade: Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Working hours per week: 35
Duration of Post: 6 months
Start Date: 1 September 2023
End Date: 31st March, 2024.
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Economic and Prosperity

Main Purpose of Job

  • This is an exciting opportunity to lead the innovative and high-profile UK-Nigeria Tech Hub based in Lagos.
  • The Hub is a component (Pillar 3) of the UK Government’s  Digital Access Programme (DAP) led by the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) and delivered in partnership with DSIT (Department for Science, Innovation & Technology).
  • The Programme promotes digital inclusion, cybersecurity capacity building, and inclusive growth of the digital economy in partner countries (Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia and Brazil). The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub in particular aims to develop the Nigerian tech entrepreneurship ecosystem, strenghten digital skills of digital entrepreneurs, and build links between Nigerian and international (including UK) tech sectors.
  • We are looking for a dynamic, well-networked leader with extensive experience in the Nigerian and wider African tech scene for this important role.
  • The Digital Access Programme’s UK-Nigeria Tech Hub has a critical role in the UK Government’s strategy for Nigeria, with regards to maximising the growth, development and job-creation potential of the digital sector.
  • The successful candidate will lead a small team of country-based staff in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, as part of the wider DAP team, and will be responsible for shaping and delivering the workplan of the Tech Hub as outlined in the DAP’s Country-level Implementation Plan and delivering on broader strategy of the British High Commission on digital development, which aligns with the broader FCDO Digital Development policy framework and upcoming new Strategy.
  • The team will support local digital ecosystems in both the industry hotspots and across more disadvantaged regions of Nigeria. The Tech Hub is part of a cross-departmental programme (the DAP) and therefore the ability to collaborate and partner across programme component will be a critical success factor in this role.

The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub has three main aims:

  • Identify, develop (including project management and budgeting), and deliver tailored interventions to cultivate digital skills responding to the needs and opportunities for inclusion in the local tech sector – for example promoting opportunities for youth and women in the local digital economy. Interventions are delivered by the Tech Hub team and/or by local and international implementing partners;
  • Support tech entrepreneurship through collaborations with local digital ecosystem stakeholders including local hubs, incubators, accelerators and private sector firms, Nigerian government departments and agencies and non-profit organisations, while also highlighting UK strengths and the suitability of the UK as a tech partner.
  • Build on the programme’s support for the Nigeria Start-Up Act as an initiative to improve the regulatory environment for tech start-ups
  • Facilitate partnerships between local tech firms (including tech start-ups) and international companies (across all sectors) in the form of business partnerships, investment opportunities or joint ventures.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Overall leadership of the UK Nigeria Tech Hub, as part of the wider Digital Access Programme, managing and working closely with an Tech Hub Operations Lead; and in partnership with the DAP Country Lead and team.
  • Managing the UK Nigeria Tech Hub budget and ensuring necessary financial processes are followed, in line with the allocations and processes set by the Digital Access Programme;
  • Contributing to the design, development and delivery of cross-pillar activities under the Digital Access Programme and UK in Nigeria country strategies;
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Tech Hub’s monitoring and evaluation framework and providing management, performance and financial updates to DAP Senior Responsible Owners and central teams in FCDO and DSIT.
  • Developing strategic partnership opportunities for the Tech Hub, identifying and cultivating new leads, understanding business and innovation needs across relevant sectors and convincingly present the opportunities for collaboration, in alignment with DAP principles and country plan;
  • Contributing to the Tech Hub’s future sustainability by actively seeking new opportunities for execution of the Hub’s mission, and developing funding streams that will help the Hub to become sustainable in the long term.
  • In coordination and with the steer of DSIT and FCDO SROs for the Digital Access Programme, liaise with other UK government departments, including the Department for Business and Trade (DBT
  • In coordination with the DAP country team to ensure stakeholder engagement coherence, acting as point of of contact for Tech Hub  stakeholders in government, (both Nigerian and UK), corporates, start-ups and related organisations;
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the FCDO Head of Prosperity in the British High Commission, and Tech Hub teams across the DAP International Tech Hub Network to deliver impactful cross-network projects where possible, ensure network-wide learning and evaluation as well as deliver on long-term strategy.
  • Proactively contribute to learning, knowledge sharing and cross-pillar collaboration in the wider Digital Access Programme, communicating effectively with other DAP country teams (in the other four DAP countries) and central teams (in FCDO and DSIT).

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • The jobholder will have direct line management responsibilities for the Tech Hub team one to two members. (S)he will take strategic direction from the First Secretary and Head of Prosperity (line manager), and the Digital Access Programme central teams (including the International Tech Hub Network Team) in FCDO and DSIT in London.
  • The jobholder will be required to work closely with colleagues across UK missions in Nigeria, with other government departments, and the other DAP country teams and Tech Hubs.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • This role will suit individuals with significant experience of the UK/Nigeria tech and start-up scenes, combined with an understanding of development policy and how digital technology can be harnessed to reduce poverty and accelerate the achievement of the SDGs.
  • The role will require significant leadership experience and expert knowledge of the Nigerian digital economy and related business environment and government policy.
  • The role will suit somebody with experience and a track record of impact in Nigeria and international tech markets, and/or in the ‘digital and tech for development’ sector,  and willing to take on the opportunity of building a significant tech partnership between Nigeria and the UK. Experience with  influencing and shaping policy positions, experience with digital enterprise, digital trade or e-commerce regulation is welcome but not required.
  • The ability to manage competing deadlines i.e. long term projects with short same day deadline requests from Ministers, Heads of Mission or other UK Government senior leads.
  • How we do our jobs in FCDO is of equal importance as to the outcomes we deliver.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to adopt, demonstrate and role-model the culture and values of FCDO both internally and externally with stakeholders.

Essential on arrival:

  • At least five years’ experience in, and knowledge of, the tech sector and start-up scene within Nigeria;
  • Significant leadership experience and record of impact in the technology/digital sector or business development more widely (or a passion for innovation and technology);
  • A deep interest and robust understanding of the role of digital and tech for development;
  • Experience of developing strategies in partnership with multiple stakeholders;
  • Well networked within the tech sector (private sector firms and start-ups), federal and state government;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the Nigerian business landscape
  • Track record of leading successful delivery in either industry, government or using technology for development;
  • Proven track record of leading teams to develop and run projects and partnerships from the ground up – core funding will constitute Official Development Assistance, with legal and Value-for-Money constraints on how it is spent so an existing understanding or previous experience of development programming would be very welcome;
  • While budgets are somewhat restricted for travel. willingness to travel within Nigeria, and occasionally to the UK and other locations.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Experience of working within or with Government institutions, an understanding of public accountability and public spending frameworks operate.
  • If the successful candidate does not already possess this experience, they need to demonstrate a drive to familiarise themselves with the many internal policies operated by FCDO including
  • The Programme Operating Framework, financial management and HR processes as defined and implemented by the UK Government.

Required behaviours:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

Other benefits and conditions of employment  
Learning and development (L&D) opportunities:

  • The UK Government in Nigeria and the FCDO-DSIT Digital Access Programme place a strong emphasis on learning and development. You will be encouraged to undertake developmental training and get involved in corporate activities.
  • This role provides an excellent opportunity to build up programme knowledge and expertise and gain exposure to working across government.
  • You will have access to existing and new Project & Programme Management L&D as well as wider job-relevant L&D and support for your own personal development.
  • The priority development need will be to learn how to operate as an FCDO employee, quickly familiarising yourself with the values and policies that apply to our day-to-day work.

Working patterns:

  • There will be the possibility for the successful candidate to work from home 1-2 days a week.
  • Flexible working hours approach is also adopted by BDHC Lagos and hours are compressed to account for a lunchtime finish on Fridays.

Salary
USD 3,424.38 / month.

Application Closing Date
11th August, 2023.

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

Additional information  

  • 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
  • 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 Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
  • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.

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