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Assistant Programme Manager 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: B3(L) Assistant Programme Manager (12 Month Fixed Term Renewable)

General: Criminal Justice Team

The British High Commission is recruiting an Assistant Programme Manager on a fixed term contract till 31 March 2015 to work in its Criminal Justice Team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

 Contributing to the overall design of the programme and of individual elements within it.  Devising implementation plans.  Preparing bids, OSJAs, campaign plans and budget forecasts.
 Liaising with stakeholders and contractors.
 Providing terms of reference against which to measure delivery.  Ensuring the quality and timeliness of contractors’ work against budget.
 Deputising for the UK-Based Programme Manager in his absences.
 Line Manager for one administrative assistant working half time on the Justice & Human Rights Partnership programme and half time on wider Chancery issues.
 Reporting to the JHRP Programme Manager within Chancery.

Qualities needed

The Assistant Programme Manager function sits within the Criminal Justice Team of the British High Commission, and is part of the FCO’s Justice & Human Rights Partnership working to establish a functioning and just “Pathway” through the Nigerian criminal justice system in relation to complex cases.

This is a new position with significant responsibility and a chance to make a real impact. The successful applicant will need to build strong networks with decision makers and then use those networks to deliver results.  

The job holder will work closely with other members of the Criminal Justice Team, as well as other colleagues in the British High Commission and Deputy High Commission.  Previous programme experience would be advantageous but not essential. 

This is a full time position, with core working hours between 8am – 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 1.00pm on Friday – but a flexible approach will be required according to the demands of the job.  The job will be graded B3(L) with a monthly gross salary of N442,149 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 March 2014.

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