We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Liaison Officer (21/16 ABJ)
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 25 Hrs per week
Duration of Post: 12 months
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Job Subcategory: Community Liaison
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of Job:
- The main purpose of the Community Liaison Officer’s job is to support and bolster a cohesive and mutually supporting wider BHC community.
- The successful candidate will be part of a small team advocating for and providing support to UK-based staff and families on family and community issues, primarily in the areas of arrival and departure from post, information gathering, welfare and communication.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
- To ensure that all new arrivals (single officers, couples, families and officers on temporary duty) are welcomed and supported into the community; that advice on living in Abuja is provided in advance both proactively and on demand; and to guide new arrivals through the arrival process, including orientation and induction briefing, with due care and attention.
- Specifically to engage in information gathering and providing advice on spouse/partner employment job at Post and children’s education. To remain actively engaged with new arrivals by following up after a period of time to ensure that people have settled in well. (40%)
- To contribute fully and actively to a strong sense of community cohesion by ensuring that all members are encouraged to contribute and share relevant information on social events and amenities/restaurants/shops etc. To facilitate events, coordinate volunteers, and liaise/network with other missions’ CLOs and local expat groups/organisations. (40%)
- Advocate for UK-based staff and dependents in addressing issues of importance with Post management, including as their representative on the Joint Post Management Board, Post Housing Committee, and evacuation/contingency planning, and as the chief link between Post and DSFA in London. (15%)
- Resource management of CLO Imprest, book and DVD library, keeping updated the CLO Welcome Pack, and, with Post Management, coordination of update of the Post Report. (5%)
How should this be achieved?
- The successful CLO needs to be approachable and sympathetic, be a good listener, discreet and able to respect confidences. CLOs may often be the first person job at Post to hear of a problem and should be prepared to listen and signpost to where solutions may be obtained.
- The CLOs report directly into the Deputy High Commissioner, and are expected to advise him on community needs where relevant to wider management decisions.
Essential Qualifications and Experience
- Previous experience as CLO
- Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Demonstrating Resilience
Starting monthly salary: N 243 768
Application Closing Date
26th October, 2016.
1st November, 2016
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
- All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
- 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.
- Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
- Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
- 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
- Successful candidates not resident in Country will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
- Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
- Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
- The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.