Travel and Freight Officer 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: Travel and Freight OfficerRef No: 08/18 LOSLocation: Lagos, NigeriaGrade: A2 (L)Start Date: 1 August 2018Type of Position: PermanentType of Post: British Deputy High CommissionJob Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)Job Subcategory:  Protocol, Visits and EventsMain Purpose of JobTo work in the Freight and Travel Section assisting staff and visitors of the Mission with services relating to official travel plans, baggage and freight clearance, protocol duties and arranging hotel accommodation.Roles and ResponsibilitiesPreparation of import and export clearance documentationCo-ordinating all flight booking process through various corporate desk and travel agentsRequisitioning of Long Term Purchase Orders/daily Purchase to Pay process for travels, hotels requests, procurement and Prism housekeepingProcessing and obtaining Diplomatic re-entry visas and identity cards for UK Based officersRegistration of diplomatic vehicles with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, obtain vehicle travel documents and maintenance of an up to date vehicle list for the MissionHotel bookings and Logistics arrangement for all visitors, including partners across government (PAG) officers.Liaising with clearing agents over clearance of general goods, including personal effects, motor vehicles, furniture/fittings, medical supplies and perishables and supervising their deliveryFollow-up on clearance approvals with the relevant government ministries, departments and agencies including the Ministry of Foreign AffairsUpdating the Post Geographical Expenditure guide, monitor and upload on the intranetLine management of 3 x Airport FacilitatorsAny other duties as assigned by the Head of SectionLine management of 3 x Airport Facilitators in all areas relation to daily airport / administrative duties, staff development, preparation of monthly overtime and vetting of journey sheets

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