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Technical Work Group Administrative Assistant at The British High Commission (BHC)


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We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Technical Work Group Administrative Assistant

Job Ref.: 11/21 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: A1 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 6 months
Start Date: 1 August 2021
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

  • To manage the routine  and mundane administrative task and to ensuring the functionality and coordination of the departments activities, working closely with the helpdesk to receiving request from customers and feeding back required information.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist Technical Works Supervisor and Estates Foreman to ensure effective service delivery by the Estates Team.
  • Assist in Day to day control of Maintenance/Servicing/Project works.
  • Assist with liaising with technicians, contractors and others
  • Assist in providing comprehensive supervision of all works designated to post.
  • Carryout documentation of the day to day work request that comes in/Closed
  • Responding to day to day emails that comes in
  • Assist in attending to the requisition / liaising with procurement and the stores to get materials.
  • Calculations of overtime for the technical team
  • Contributes to the general development and improvement of service.
  • Carries out statutory duties related to the post and to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Stand as leave Cover for the estate helpdesk.
  • Assist in Planning and scheduling own and team’s work to meet required time lines and outputs through prioritising activities against a daily programme and liaison with appropriate staff.
  • Assist Technical Works Supervisor and  Estates Foreman to ensure effective service delivery by the Estates Team.
  • Assist in Carryout activity recording such as Leaves, absent from work, sick etc.
  • Assist in Carrying out effective filing of all Pre-planned, Routine etc.  Documentation in the appropriate manner.
  • Ensuring all documentations are properly filled and kept in order
  • Carryout other administrative works as required in the office.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Significant and relevant experience in working in an office environment
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Minimum of 3 years working in similar environment
  • Good working knowledge of IT. (Proficiency in Micro soft office)
  • Good inter personal Skills
  • Good ability to multi task

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Administrative experience, Strong time management skills,
  • Knowledge of general administration procedures.
  • Excellent Written and verbal communication skills, Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with all members of an organisation, Professional and friendly demeanour.

Required Competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace.

NGN317,764.81 / Month



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Additional Information

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to:
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position


Application Deadline  13th July, 2021.

Posted in United Nations & Multinational Jobs in Nigeria

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