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British High Commission (BHC) Recruitment for Administrative Assistant

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Location: Lagos

Grade: A1 (L)

Type of Position: Fixed Term

Working hours per week: 36.5 hours

Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory: Estates

Main Purpose of Job

  • To undertake daily administrative tasks to ensure the functionality and coordination of the department’s activities
  • Assist Technical Works Supervisor and Maintenance 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.
  • 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 Maintenance 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 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 to get materials
  • Calculations of overtime for the team
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
  • Contributes to the general development and improvement of service.
  • Carries out statutory duties related to the post and to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Ensures a culture of “Safety & Health above all else”.
  • Work on Property compliance assessment

Essential Qualifications and Experience 

  • Proven Significant and relevant experience in working in an office environment (3 years’ experience)
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and scanner etc.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Well-organized with a customer-oriented approach

Desirable Qualifications and Experience :

  • Experience in facility management is of advantage

Required Competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service

Starting Monthly Salary
Application Closing Date
19th June, 2017.


Start Date

1st August 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos 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 Deputy High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.

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