Prosperity Officer at the British High Commission (BHC)

British High Commission (BHC)


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  • Full Time
  • Lagos
  • Applications have closed

About the job

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: Prosperity Officer

Job ref.: 07/20 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week: 37
Duration of Post: 24 months
Start Date: 4 May 2020
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Support for implementing the Nigeria network’s strategic Prosperity objectives through policy advocacy with state governments, business and civil society.
  • Lead on communications and social media work; event and visit preparation, working closely with other members of the joint DFID-DIT-FCO Nigeria Prosperity Team, including the Prosperity Fund.

Roles and Responsibilities
The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is recruiting for a Prosperity Officer.

  • The successful candidate will work with colleagues from the Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Trade (DIT) teams in Lagos and Abuja on mutual prosperity issues.
  • He/she will report to the Head of Prosperity based in Lagos.
  • This will be an interesting job.
  • The prosperity partnership with Nigeria is important for the UK.  Not only is Nigeria Africa’s largest economy, it also has long-established cultural and commercial links with the UK, and the UK is a major development partner for promoting growth and poverty reduction.
  • The UK is expanding the joint prosperity team to support Nigeria’s efforts to deliver on its huge long-term economic potential.
  • The successful candidate will be comfortable handling a range of responsibilities.

Key Elements:

  • Prepare and implement events, projects and visit programmes for the Prosperity team, working closely with the Head of Prosperity in Lagos.
  • Develop communications material (narrative and core script) and social media presence for the FCO Prosperity and Prosperity Fund team, consulting and working with the Post communications, DIT / GREAT communications and DFID communications colleagues, as necessary.
  • Support the Prosperity team through identifying relevant trending issues in traditional and social media.  Advise on and develop engagement and advocacy with key decision-makers:
  • Develop and implement knowledge management systems to enable the efficient circulation of information around the prosperity team, including contact management systems:
  • Support the Head of Prosperity on managing the team.
  • There will be opportunities to travel in Nigeria.  The team is large, diverse, friendly and mutually supportive.  We are keen to accommodate work-life balance wherever possible and there will be some opportunity for working from home.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Level qualification in Economics, Business Studies or equivalent Social Sciences; OR Media Studies and Communications, provided that a candidate can also demonstrate an understanding of economic and business issues.
  • Good organisational skills:  ability to organise events and visit programmes with limited supervision.
  • Right to work in Nigeria

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in private sector business or marketing/PR company.

Required Competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service.

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: 073:0 – 15:30 & Fri: 07:30 – 12:30

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 539, 370.

Application Closing Date
12th March, 2020.

How to Apply
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.
  • 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: 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.