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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Community Liaison Officer (16/17 LOS)
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 20 hours
Duration of Post:12 months
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Main Purpose of Job
- The Community Liaison Officer (CLO) is an information point of contact for families, partners and staff prior to and on arrival at Post.
- On arrival the CLO assists UK based (including Home Office, SOCA, DFID & British Council) single staff, couples and families to integrate as smoothly as possible into life at Post.
- They also act as a continuing source of information, referral and support and provide effective communication on social matters within the Post.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Supporting UK based staff and their dependants before, during and after arrival at Post by providing relevant information as appropriate. This includes an orientation tour on arrival.
- In liaison with the Estates Officer, ensure that staff accommodation is delivered on time and at an acceptable standard.
- Assist officers, their families and staff on temporary duty by providing confidential information on health and medical welfare at Post.
- Act as the main contact between Post and local schools.
- Arranging school monitoring visits, arrange registration where necessary.
- Point of contact for school bills, fee enquiries and bids for FCO education team.
- Compile and issue monthly Newsletter to all staff.
- Co-ordinating the annual updating of the Post Report and the Post Fact Sheet.
- Completion of the bi-annual ECA Cost of Living (COLA) survey and other returns as required.
- Liaising with DSFA and submission of various data/information as required.
- Maintain contact with CLO co-ordinator and the CLO world-wide network.
- Liaise with other Diplomatic Missions in Lagos and maintain contact with British Women’s Group and the British Council.
- Attend the following committee meetings – Post Housing committee, Lagos Joint Post Management Board (LJPMB), International Mother & Child Playgroup based at the Kingfisher Club (KFC).
- Ad-hoc responsibilities as required by LM
Essential Qualifications and Experience
- Previous experience of working within an office environment, good keyboard skills, familiarity with computers and software packages (notably MS Word, Excel and outlook) is desirable.
- The CLO should be familiar with the facilities and resources available in and around Ikoyi and Victoria Island.
- They should have good oral and written communication skills.
- Being a good listener, approachable, discreet, sympathetic, able to respect confidences is pertinent in this role.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
- Previous experience as a CLO
- Required competencies
- Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment:
- This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week (exact timing will be agreed with successful applicant).
Learning and Development Opportunities:
- Appropriate L & D will be provided when the candidate starts.
Starting Monthly Salary
N206, 365 gross
15th September, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE
- Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
- Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
- The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
- 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 the fees for the permit; Make arrangements to relocate; Meet the costs to relocation
- 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.
- 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
- Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
- Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
Application Deadline: 29th August, 2017