Project Support Officer – Border Force 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 vacant position below:Job Title: Project Support Officer – Border ForceRef No: 19/17 LOSLocation: LagosGrade: A2 (L)Type of Position: Fixed TermDuration of Post: 5 monthsStart Date  1st December, 2017.Main Purpose of Job:The main function of this post is to provide administrative and intelligence support to the Border Force, based in the British High Commission in Lagos.The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a team.Appointments within the Border Force require a high level of integrity and discretion.All candidates should be aware that this appointment is subject to security checks (past 5 years) and clearance prior to appointment.The role will be specifically to maintain and update the administrative records, manage budget spreadsheets and other ancillary duties in support of the border Force project team.All applicants will be required to hold a UK passport and citizenship and have an accountable work and/or personal record for the past 5 years.Roles and Responsibilities:Maintaining records of Project Hunter/Chaucer staffMaintenance and accounting of monthly/annual budgetsPreparing official letters, recording meetingsArranging callsBasic criminal investigations, research and analysisCompleting UK intelligence reportsOffice and asset managementLiaison with law enforcement and public bodies – both at senior management and practitioner levelManaging of drivers and maintenance of official vehicles, insurance and monthly payments to Hunter/Chaucer local support staffAddressing of accommodation issuesArranging payments of invoices, utility and other billsAssisting with monthly reports and training programmes, including their evaluationMaking travel arrangements for UK and other African countries, including visa applications.

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