Apply for British High Commission (BHC) Recruitment in Abuja (See Details)


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Job Category  
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory  
Economic and Prosperity

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

To coordinate British High Commission work to combat Climate Change, including diplomatic action to support delivery of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in December 2020.

Roles and responsibilities 

  • To coordinate implementation of the Embassy’s COP26 strategy for Nigeria, working closely with economic, political, prosperity and communications colleagues. This will include ensuring that delivery of COP26 objectives supports long-term decarbonisation, resilience & adaptation objectives in Nigeria, including clean growth, energy transition, transport and industrial decarbonisation, nature-based solutions and green finance.
  • To coordinate with colleagues in the UK and within the Mission on engagement with Nigeria, advising on local sensitivities and Nigerian priorities; including briefing for ministers and senior officials.
  • To liaise with officials in the Nigerian government on policy and operational elements of delivering COP26. This will include advising and supporting engagement between senior officials (including the Head of Mission) and Ministers.
  • To plan and implement engagement with non-Government actors. This will include building relationships with working level contacts in sub-national authorities (cities, states), representatives of businesses, and civil society activists. The job will be Abuja based but will involve regular travel within Nigeria, particularly Lagos, and potentially some regional travel.
  • To manage Ministerial and official visits from the UK related to COP26 and climate events in Nigeria. This could include planning and advising on visit agendas, coordinating with media colleagues, and supporting events as required.
  • To look for opportunities for impactful programme engagement, liaising with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BEIS) as required .
  • The job holder will be encouraged to hold a corporate responsibility objective e.g. Learning & Development, and be active on the ‘Greening’ Committee.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, for instance, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Relations, Climate and Environment Science, etc.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of experience working for an organisation in a relevant field, for example, working for/with national or regional government, international organizations or agencies, preferably in climate change.
  • Strong understanding of international climate change policy, with relevant experience including from university or previous professional work experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of managing diverse and senior level relationships.
  • Knowledge of financial / budget management principles or previous financial management experience.
  • Knowledge or experience of project management and relevant skills.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

Required competencies  
Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace


Application deadline  

23 December 2019

Grade:  C4 (L)
Type of Position:  Fixed Term
Duration of Post:  24 months
Region:  Africa
Country/Territory:  Nigeria
Location (City):  Abuja
Type of Post:  British High Commission
Starting monthly salary: N 827, 892.98
Start Date:  24 February 2020

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

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

  • Compulsory online training courses include Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Courses offered on UK government climate change and energy policy.
  • The British High Commission has an active L&D Committee and offers a wide range of in-house training and funding for external training on policy and programme work
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Post are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
  • 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 do 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.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

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