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May 31, 2011

British High Commission Hot Naija Vacancy 2011: Project Officer


The British High Commission Abuja has the following vacancy in its Political Section:

Position: LE II Full Time Project Officer

Job Summary

To support the security-related training programme of the High Commission, consisting of at least 3 projects running over the 2011/12 financial year. Taking lead responsibility for liaising with training staff from the UK, budget monitoring, coordinating and evaluating projects. To make regular reports to senior High Commission staff on the progress of the programme. To organise related visits of British officials to Nigeria and vice versa. The Project Officer will report to a Political Officer in the Political Section.

Specific responsibilities include:
? Liaising with UK-based trainers to agree details for training courses such as dates, venue, participant details etc.
? In line with Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance, drafting contracts for delivery of projects
? Drafting official requests to the Nigerian Government on training projects
? Organising effective visits to and from Nigeria of UK-based trainers and UK-based officials, including facilitating visa applications, booking accommodation and making other relevant arrangements such as helping to arrange meeting programmes
? Financial management of the security policy programme, including compliance with Foreign and Commonwealth Office best practice and its payment system
? Producing evaluative reports on the security policy programme for the parent department in London
? Liaising with the British Council Kano and, where applicable, the Department for International Development in Nigeria to gain their input into the delivery of projects
? Drafting regular written updates on progress of the projects to your line manager and senior staff of the High Commission www.nigeriabestjobs.com Identifying opportunities to improve the security policy programme and help secure additional funds where necessary, including assistance to the Political Section on development of bids

Qualities Needed

This is an exciting new position. We are looking for a high quality candidate with excellent project management ability. The successful applicant will have very good communication and organisational skills. They will work quickly and accurately, often under pressure, have a positive approach to tackling problems and a willingness to take on new challenges. Key qualities will be drive, resilience, flexibility and an ability to deliver effective results independently. Good people skills are essential. The job will involve regular contact with a wide range of stakeholders, including British Government officials.

Previous experience of working within a project team or other office environment, competence with computers and relevant programmes (MS Word, Excel and Outlook) is essential.

This is a full time position with working hours 8am – 4pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 1pm Friday. The job will be graded LE II with a monthly starting salary of N329,656 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.

This position is for a fixed contract of one year, which may or may not be renewed on termination, depending on the availability of funding and the performance of the job holder.

Please note that this position is open only to UK passport holders and will be subject to security clearance.

All those interested in applying should send a CV (which should include contact phone number); passport size photograph and covering letter detailing relevant experience to the following address:

Human Resources Assistant
British High Commission
No. 33, Dangote House
P. O. Box 4808
Aguiyi Ironsi Street

Or by e-mail to: recruitment.abuja@fco.gov.uk

Deadline for Applications: Friday 3rd June 2011

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Telephone applications and enquiries will also not be accepted. Only applicants called for interview will be contacted.


1 Comment on this Article

  • Muhammad Hamza Siddiqui Jun 23RD, 2011

    Respected Sir / Madum,
    My name is Muhammad Hamza Siddiqui s/o Muhammad Sadiq Siddiqui currently working as Human Resource Offiicer in RID NGo funded by UNICEF peshawar since 1 feb2010 and here my my past jobs deatils if u feel that iam eligilbe for job so kindly give me chance for interview
    Thanks and Regards
    Muhammad Hamza Siddiqui

    To join any dynamic organization where I can build my abilities and prove myself an energetic, enthusiastic and career oriented person under all circumstances where knowledge and hard work are highly valued, respected and appreciated.


    S.No Education Board Year Subject
    1 Matric B.I.S.E Pesh 1999 Science Peshawar Public
    2 F.SC B.I.S.E Pesh 2001 Pre Med Govt College
    3 BA-I Peshawar University 2003 Law and Political science Govt College
    4 BA-II Peshawar University 2004
    5 M.A English City University 2007 Studied 4 semesters from City University

    Computer Skills
    1. MS Office course in 2001 from postal information technology center
    2. Basic functionalities course from abacus airline system Peshawar in 2005
    3. Basic functionalities course from Galileo airline system Peshawar in 2005

    Professional Experience
    ? Peshawar National school worked as teacher in 2002
    ? TSC travel agency Islamabad worked as counter staff 2004
    ? Travel world Peshawar worked as counter staff and also worked as BIMAN airline Manager in travel world 2005
    ? KLM Royal Dutch airline worked as training staff 3 months training 2006
    ? Golden Gate Public school worked as vice principal and Administration 2007
    ? Asia Model School worked as senior English teacher 2008-09
    ? Rural Development Initiative working as HR officer and also working as Project Reporter funded by UNICEF from feb2010 till now

    Swimming, Table tennis and Cricket and Snooker

    Additional Credits

    ? Member of Wild life Department in school session 97-98
    ? Participated in Speech competition in City University
    ? Commander of my house in passing out parade 98
    ? Attended Teacher training in School job2010
    ? Attended NGO Training in SSD office2010

    Visited Country : Dubai

    Name: Muhammad Hamza Siddiqui
    Father Name: Muhammad Sadiq Siddiqui
    Religion: Islam
    Material Status: Married
    Nationality: Pakistani

    My father Muhammad Sadiq Siddiqui also worked in UNICEF US aid and American base Peshawar as English translator in 1962-69 and later many embassies at Islamabad

    Contact No.:92-314-9727237, 92-3025560556
    Home : 92-91-5200513
    Email Address: hamza.rid@gmail.com
    Home Address: warsak road shad man colony street no1 House No 1, T-3411 Peshawar Pakistan

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