Graduate Intern – General Admin & Operations

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 vacant position below:Job Title:  Intern - General Admin & OperationsJob Ref.: 03/19 LOSLocation: LagosType of Position: Fixed TermDuration of Post: 3 monthsStart Date: 1st May, 2019Job Category: Department for International Trade rolesJob Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)Main Purpose of JobBased in the UK Government’s trade team in Nigeria to support the Country Director and wider team, with a primary focus on providing support based on exporting British Businesses into the Nigerian market.The role involves providing general administrative and operation support. This would include, but not limited to carrying out market research, taking minutes at meetings, updating the master database, identifying export opportunities, supporting delivery of business networking events, keeping the CRM system (Data Hub) up to date, handling procurement duties and overall support to the team.Roles and Responsibilities  Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, with vast natural resources and a talented workforce   representing significant opportunities for UK businesses. The UK and Nigeria have long-established cultural and commercial links with scope to deepen the relationship further.As a result, Nigeria offers a wide array of business opportunities, especially in the oil and gas sector but also increasingly in areas such as renewable energy, infrastructure, agriculture, technology and education. Current trade figures are good, but we want to do better.   We are looking for a highly organised person with a strong attention to detail, strong work ethic, and ability to take the initiative, work accurately within deadlines and be a strong team member who works collaboratively.A dynamic candidate with a can-do attitude, looking to learn and develop multi-sector knowledge and capacity. While some experience around business support, research and customer experience management is valuable, demonstration of a keen interest will also be considered.Key ResponsibilitiesUnder the guidance of the Country Director; take full responsibility for operational and administrative dutiesProviding administrative support for the trade section; taking minutes at team & external meetings; updating the forward look calendar and arranging appointments, flights, transport & airport facilitation etc.Maintaining the department’s master database and keeping the forward look document up to dateWorking together with sector leadsIdentifying Export Opportunities and flagging this with the Trade Service UnitUploading entries such as significant assists and interactions weekly into the Customer Relationship Management system – Data Hub.Providing support for inward and outward DIT trade missions and business networking receptionsHandle procurement requests for the department

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