Project Officer (09/17 ABJ) at British High Commission (BHC)

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: Project Officer (09/17 ABJ)Location: AbujaGrade: B3 (L)Type of Position: Fixed TermDuration of Post: 7 monthsStart Date: 1 September 2017Main Purpose of JobThis is an exciting role in our large High Commission working to support both the Nigerian Government and inward investment from the UK across a number of different sectors. The role will be based in Abuja, contributing to work being delivered by both our Political Section and the British Defence Staff (BDS) West Africa. There may be opportunities to travel.Reporting to the Programme Lead, the successful candidate will work within the British Military Advisory Training Team and wider West African Defence Section in a new Project Officer role. They will deliver a variety of projects for the UK Government in Nigeria, in support of strategy for Nigeria, and working with Nigerian Government, UN agencies and UK businesses.These will include (but won’t be limited to) work on bringing investment into the Niger Delta, on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and linked areas within the Defence Reform agenda.Roles and Responsibilities Lead on delivery of various civilian and military capacity-building projects on maritime security and in the Niger Delta (Global Britain Fund and Conflict Security and Stability Fund).Lead on UK Government  human rights risk assessments (the Overseas Security and Judicial Assistance process), monitor reporting,  establish financial arrangements needed for project delivery (using the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Oracle-based finance system); organise Pledge Letters / Contracts and payments.Support the delivery of the Defence Reform agenda.Ensure project work is joined up across HMG and with other actors (including National Crime Agency and Prosperity leads). Develop good working relationships with both military and civilians within the HMG Nigeria Network, consultants, other stakeholders and with Nigerian Government officials more senior than themselves.Feed into the development of future programme work. Evaluate success.Provide reporting to stakeholders in London and the region on the progress of maritime security issues and work in Nigeria. 

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