British High Commission (BHC) Graduate Internship Recruitment

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The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organizational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Intern 

Job ref.: 27/19 LOS (DIT)
Location: Lagos
Grade: Internship
Start Date: 1 September 2019
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)
Job Category : Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Main Purpose of Job

  • Provide administrative support for the West Africa Trade Service Manager and the corresponding wider trade service team; business development, research and analysis; strategic and logistical support for the team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research: help in the formulation of market studies for British companies and the online management of customers.
  • Maintenance of the team’s project database, and assistance in the identification of new contractual opportunities for British businesses.
  • Event coordination: support in the organisation of official events and visits, including the preparation of agendas and invitations, arrangement of meetings, coordination of guests at events, and all related logistic activities.
  • Relations with stakeholders: develop and maintain contact with local (private and public) stakeholders, keeping record of all activities in the team’s databases.
  • Any other related task that might be required as part of the Trade Service activities.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria, if required
  • Great team player, able to build collaborative working relationships across teams
  • Good client engagement skills
  • Strong IT skills in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent English (written and spoken)

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Able to adapt to a quick changing and evolving business environment; deliver in the face of uncertainty; and work proactively and autonomously
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of seniority in an international environment and within a fast paced, results orientated organisation

Required Competencies:

  • Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Remuneration
Starting monthly salary: NGN135,419.

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • The internship has a probation period of 3 months and is renewable for up to a maximum of 12 months subject to satisfactory performance.  The intern position has a monthly allowance of NGN135,419 (paid in Naira directly into a Nigerian bank account

Working patterns:

  • Normal working hours for BDHC Lagos will be from 7.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 7.30am – 12.30pm on Friday.  All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.

Application Deadline: 22nd July 2019.

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

Additional information 

  • 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 High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja 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 High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so. 
  • 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-frameworkPlease note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5 
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however, our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

Good luck as you apply. May the odds be in your favor.

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