British High Commission recruitment for Graduate Project Officers

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Officer – NCA/CSSF Anti Kidnap Project
Job ID: (01/17 PHT)
Location: Port Harcourt
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 6 months
Start Date: 1 May 2017
Main Purpose of Job

  • The main function of this post is act as an project support officer  providing operational support to the National Crime Agency Anti Kidnap & Extortion Unit (AKEU) officer currently based in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, Nigeria
  • The successful candidate will be expected to operate from  the offices in  BDHC,  Port Harcout, Nigeria
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work effectively both alone and within a team, at pace and collaborating with partners.
  • Appointments within the NCA require a high level of integrity and discretion. All candidates should be aware that this appointment is subject to security checks and clearance prior to appointment.

Roles and Responsibilities / what will the Jobholder be Expected to Achieve
The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks including:

  • Initial kidnap response and liaison
  • Liaison with consular section
  • Maintenance of accurate records in relation to administrative procedures
  • Maintain and update CSSF Project Asset Register
  • Maintain and update records relating to CSSF AKEU training delivery
  • Interaction and debriefing of recovered hostages in conjunction with AKEU officer
  • Liaison with Nigerian Police Force Intelligence Response Team (Anti Kidnap)
  • Liaison with other NCA offices, law enforcement partners and private sectors partners in writng and in person
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Essential Qualifications and Experience 

  • Familiar with law enforcement processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload effectively.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Familiar with consular processes
  • Good local and geographical knowledge of South/South area of Nigeria

Desirable Qualifications and Experience 

  • Understanding of FCO procurement and financial processes.

Required Competencies:

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


  • Starting salary is N 521, 826

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • The successful candidate will need to show  flexibility over working hours, as these will on occasion be unsociable.
  • Willingness to be available when required seven days a week
  • The candidate will also have to travel to other states  in the region/country from time to time.

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

Additional Information

  • Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Port Harcourt are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • 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.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:
  • Successful candidates not resident in Nigeria will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.
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Application Deadline  11th April, 2017.

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