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Administrative Assistant At The British High Commission

Date Posted: 07/Feb/2014
Deadline: 17/Feb/2014


The British High Commission in Abuja has the following vacancy within the Chancery Section:

Position: A2(L) Administrative Assistant (12 Month Fixed Term Renewable Contract)


The British High Commission is recruiting an Administrative Assistant on a fixed term contract till 31 March 2015 to provide administrative support to the restructured Criminal Justice Team of the British High Commission in Abuja as part of the FCO’s Justice & Human Rights Partnership which seeks to establish a functioning and just “Pathway” through the Nigerian criminal justice system in relation to complex cases.

This person will also be providing support to the Second Secretary Chancery with small scale projects, visits, collation of information etc.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

 Assisting the Programme Manager, Assistant Programme Manager, Legal Adviser and Second Secretary Chancery with project inputs including organising inward and outward visits, capacity building activities, accounting procedures and routine financial management. 
 Liaising with stakeholders and contractors to assist in the delivery of training programmes, workshops, building projects and other capacity building activity.
 Knowledge of the PRISM accounting system required (although training in this will be provided).
 Reporting to the B3 (L) Assistant Programme Manager.

Qualities needed

The job holder will report directly to the Assistant Programme Manager and work closely with other members of the Criminal Justice Team, as well as other colleagues in the British High Commission and Deputy High Commission.  Administrative ability - to keep track of numerous projects, record activities and account for expenditure – is vital.

This will be a challenging position. Getting it right will not be easy, but the satisfaction of being in a position to make a difference means this is a unique opportunity for the right person.

This is a full time position, with core working hours between 8am – 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 1.00pm on Friday – but flexibility may be required from time to time.  The job will be graded A2 (L) with a monthly gross salary of N317,910 including allowances.  Successful candidates who are not liable to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10 % notional tax deduction on the basic salary.  The salary will be paid in Naira.

Applications should be sent to:
Human Resources Assistant
British High Commission Abuja
19 Torrens Close

Or by e-mail to: [email protected]

Deadline for Applications: 17 February, 2014

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae and a typed written covering letter statement in support of the application.  Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.  Telephone applications and enquiries will not be accepted. Only applicants called for interview will be contacted, and it is likely that interviews will be conducted late February or early in March. Start date will be the 1st of April 2014.

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