British High Commission Recruitment 2020

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British High Commission Recruitment – 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 following positions

1) UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Deputy Director (04/20 LOS)
Location: Lagos
Salary: NGN1,191,637 per month
Deadline: 12th Febuary, 2020

2) Digital Consultant – Africa Campaigns Hub
Location: Abuja
Salary: NGN539,370 Per Month
Deadline: 3rd Febuary, 2020


1) UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Deputy Director (04/20 LOS)

Main purpose of job:

This is an exciting opportunity to support the establishment and success of a new, innovative and high-profile Tech Hub in Nigeria that will aim to develop the Nigerian tech ecosystem, deliver digital skills programmes, and build links between Nigeria and international (including UK) tech businesses.  We are looking for a dynamic, well-networked individual from the Nigeria tech scene for this role, to initiate and pursue new strategic opportunities for the Hub across a number of sectors. The hub will be one of four critical pillars of a new Prosperity Fund programme to drive greater digital access in countries like Nigeria. New and innovative, the Prosperity Fund (PF) represents a step change in HMG’s approach to promoting economic development and prosperity overseas.

The PF was established under the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) with the primary aim of supporting growth in recipient countries and thereby reducing poverty. As such, it represents a key component of the prosperity pillar of the UK Aid Strategy. But the Fund uniquely focuses on promoting growth in ODA-eligible middle income countries, which are home to nearly 60% of the world’s poor and where the development challenges remain significant, but at the same time are important business partners and drivers of prosperity. By delivering high impact, strategic multi-year programmes, across high opportunity countries, regions and sectors, the Fund will help create opportunities for international business, including UK companies. As the UK leaves the EU, an even more outward-looking global Britain investing and trading with the fastest growing markets will become increasingly important.

The role will be based in Lagos, with some travel across the country which will be required to maximise the success and outputs of the hub across Nigeria. There will also be some overseas travel, including to the UK.

The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub will be one of the first in a global network of international tech partnerships developed by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to build digital ecosystems that will facilitate sustainable economic growth and development.

The successful candidate will be part of a small team of locally-engaged staff, based within the British Deputy High Commission, and will support the Director of the Hub to develop its strategy, and then be responsible for helping to deliver that strategy. They will also manage the hub’s day to day operations. The Tech Hub Network is funded as part of a cross-government, Prosperity-funded programme, and so collaboration across departments will be a critical success factor in this role.

The Hub will have three main aims:

  • Identify, develop, 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. Interventions will generally be delivered by local and international partners;
  • Support tech entrepreneurship through partnerships with local digital ecosystem stakeholders including incubators, accelerators and private sector firms, Nigerian government departments and agencies and non-profit organisations
  • Facilitate partnerships between local tech firms (including tech start-ups) and international companies (across all sectors) in the form of commercial partnerships or joint ventures

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Leading on selected operational management responsibilities, including potentially: project oversight, budget management, impact assessment (monitoring and evaluation), HR supervision, or as further defined according to need in order to support the work of the Hub’s Director and new strategic directions for the Hub;
  • Leading on Programme Management & Delivery for the Hub, in particular digital & capacity building programmes and events. This will include budget development and management;
  • Supporting the Director of the Hub in their development of a strategy to establish and make this hub succeed in the Nigerian landscape;
  • Supporting the Director to pursue new strategic opportunities for the Hub, cultivating new leads, understanding business and innovation needs across all sectors and convincingly presenting the opportunities for collaboration via the Hub;
  • Working in collaboration with DCMS and other government departments, taking responsibility for delivering delegations (both inward and outward) and events that support the development of the local tech ecosystem;
  • Developing and managing relationships with local tech firms, start-ups and wider tech sector stakeholders, using these to support the development of new partnerships and programmes;
  • Collaborating with the other Hubs in the global network to develop the network offering;
  • Deputising for the Director in various leadership roles within the team, including representing the Hub and the British High Commission externally in some circumstances (media, speaking opportunities, event representation);
  • Acting as a gender champion in your leadership role.  Ensure Gender Equality Act (2014) compliance and support implementation of gender policy and guidance so that, at the least, no harm is done and gender inequality is not worsened. Actively support PF ambitions on women’s economic opportunities, inclusive growth and poverty reduction through your team.

Resources managed:

  • The post-holder will report to the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Director.;
  • The post holder will be required to work closely with the DCMS Tech Hub network team; other government departments, including DfID, FCO and DIT, as well as the other Tech Hubs in the network;

This role will suit individuals with experience of the UK/Nigeria tech and start-up scenes. The applicant would ideally bring a network of business contacts in Nigeria, using this to expand the Hub’s network.

  • Experience in, and knowledge of, the tech sector and start-up scene within Nigeria;
  • Proven track record of developing and running tech/ digital skills programmes, and partnerships from the ground up in Nigeria;
  • Proven project management and budget management skills;
  • Well networked within the tech sector (private sector firms and/or start-ups); Knowledge of, and experience with, the Nigerian business landscape;
  • Track record of leading successful delivery in either industry or government;
  • Ability to engage credibly with senior government and senior industry stakeholders;
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Nigeria, and to occasionally travel to the UK and other locations;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Highly motivated, passionate about innovation and technology;
  • Open and clear communicator, excellent networking skills including across international environments;

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

We 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.

Working patterns:

●         Working from home (1-2 days a week): Yes

●         Compressed hours / Flexi-time: Yes

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 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;
  1. Obtain the relevant permit
  2. Pay fees for the permit
  3. Make arrangements to relocate
  4. 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-framework 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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION RECRUITMENT


2) Digital Consultant – Africa Campaigns Hub

Main purpose of job:

The UK wants to work alongside, invest in and partner with African nations to deliver more opportunities, more jobs and greater stability – both in the UK and across Sub-Saharan Africa.

To deliver these new partnerships, HMG is rebooting its ability to deliver creative communication campaigns across the continent, with the launch of the Africa Campaigns Hub – and we are looking for an ambitious, talented and motivated Digital Consultant to join this new team.

The Africa Campaigns Hub will be a team of 14 communications specialists split between London, Pretoria, Nairobi and Lagos, designing and delivering creative pan-African communications campaigns.

This role will be based in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos. Working directly to the Head of Regional Campaigns (West Africa) to provide regional campaign support across Western Africa, the successful candidate will bring specialist skills in digital content creation, campaign delivery, social media analytics, monitoring and evaluation.

You will be enthusiastic and proactive; have excellent organisational skills and a broad understanding of how media and digital channels can be used to reach and influence audiences; and be a team-player with a passion for developing your campaign planning skills.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Develop and create high-quality original digital content including video, graphics, photography, tweets and other short form content, in support of key strategic objectives, tailored to different local needs across Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Work closely with Africa Campaigns Hub colleagues across London, Lagos, Nairobi and Pretoria, providing support to ensure communications campaigns make strategic use of digital communications techniques and platforms. Ensure digital communications are fully effective, make use of audience insight, and are properly targeted and evaluated.
  • Support the upskilling of communicators across HMG’s Africa Network in line with the latest Government Communication Service learning and development programmes, including in digital campaign planning, digital audience insight and production. This includes championing the improvement of visual content across HMG’s Africa Network, and working with local teams to adopt a story-telling approach to digital content. This includes using evaluation and data insight to inform campaign planning and understand the impact of our digital communications.
  • Build trusted relationships with local, national and international partners, developing and maintaining an active directory of third party stakeholder contacts – from academia, NGOs, think tanks, campaigners and social media influencers – for supportive digital engagement opportunities. Use this network to ensure the HMG Africa Network is fully plugged-in to the latest thinking and movements in the digital sphere.
  • Translate business and policy objectives into digital communications objectives, generating ideas and plans to meet them and being confident in providing strategic digital communications advice.  This includes working closely with policy colleagues in London and across the HMG Africa Network to identify excellent digital stories that will advance our communications objectives, whilst also identifying and managing risks.
  • Working with a Campaign Planning and Support Officer, input into a grid of digital communications activity to help plan future campaigning and media stories.
  • Monitor digital output from across the HMG Africa Network, capturing and sharing examples of best practice across the network and identifying teams who would benefit from further training or support.
  • Work closely with the FCO’s digital network – including the hub in Pretoria, and the digital network manager in Madrid – and engage collaboratively with other British government department digital teams.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience producing high quality visual content for impactful communications campaigns
  • Graphic design and production skills, including experience of Photoshop or equivalent
  • Video production and editing skills, including experience using iMovie, Adobe Premiere Elements, Final Cut Pro or equivalent
  • Experience taking briefs and ability to establish a clear and nuanced understanding of client needs whilst at the same time able to shape and guide those with lesser experience on the best way to develop digital content
  • Experience of dealing with and managing corporate brands
  • Experience in running campaign/activity reports and accessing social media analytics
  • Knowledge of the social media landscape across Africa – and specially Western Africa – and how different social media channels are being used across the continent
  • An effective communicator with strong customer service skills, and comfortable presenting to and persuading senior staff
  • Driven and able to deliver against challenging timelines
  • The ability to learn quickly and work with a high degree of autonomy
  • A positive “can-do” attitude that can see way through challenges
  • Excellent organisational and self-management skills to respond effectively to tight – and changing – deadlines and priorities

  • Experience delivering training and/or designing training to be delivered by others
  • Experience of working in a crisis situation or delivering under high pressure would be highly regarded
  • Experience of working with Government departments and/or public-sector agencies

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Various courses and programmes are available across a huge range of professions from communications to project management and policy. More details will be provided

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 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;
  1. Obtain the relevant permit
  2. Pay fees for the permit
  3. Make arrangements to relocate
  4. 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-framework 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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION RECRUITMENT

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