Career Openings at British High Commission (BHC)
Career Openings at British High Commission (BHC)

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We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Travel and Freight Officer

Ref No: 08/18 LOS
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Grade: A2 (L)
Start Date: 1 August 2018
Type of Position: Permanent
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory:  Protocol, Visits and Events

Main Purpose of Job

  • To work in the Freight and Travel Section assisting staff and visitors of the Mission with services relating to official travel plans, baggage and freight clearance, protocol duties and arranging hotel accommodation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of import and export clearance documentation
  • Co-ordinating all flight booking process through various corporate desk and travel agents
  • Requisitioning of Long Term Purchase Orders/daily Purchase to Pay process for travels, hotels requests, procurement and Prism housekeeping
  • Processing and obtaining Diplomatic re-entry visas and identity cards for UK Based officers
  • Registration of diplomatic vehicles with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, obtain vehicle travel documents and maintenance of an up to date vehicle list for the Mission
  • Hotel bookings and Logistics arrangement for all visitors, including partners across government (PAG) officers.
  • Liaising with clearing agents over clearance of general goods, including personal effects, motor vehicles, furniture/fittings, medical supplies and perishables and supervising their delivery
  • Follow-up on clearance approvals with the relevant government ministries, departments and agencies including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Updating the Post Geographical Expenditure guide, monitor and upload on the intranet
  • Line management of 3 x Airport Facilitators
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Section
  • Line management of 3 x Airport Facilitators in all areas relation to daily airport / administrative duties, staff development, preparation of monthly overtime and vetting of journey sheets

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • First Degree or equivalent in any of the Social Science disciplines
  • Knowledge and previous experience in the shipping and travel industry would be an advantage.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to have good oral and written communication skills, a pleasant disposition,
  • Computer literate with good Word processing, Outlook and Excel skills,
  • Strong client engagement skills and be willing to work as part of a small but very busy team.

Required competencies:

  • Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service

Starting Monthly Salary
N438, 934.

Application Closing Date
18th June, 2018.

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



Job Title: Airport Facilitator 

Ref No: 07/18 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: A1 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Start Date: 1st August, 2018

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

  • To work in the Freight and Travel Section as Airport Facilitator responsible for meeting on arrival and seeing off officers, family members and visitors to the British Deputy High Commission at the Murtala Muhammed Local and International Airport in Lagos.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Working on a rotational 24 hour 3 shift pattern, meeting and seeing off passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
  • Meeting and seeing off British diplomatic staff and their family members, Trade Mission delegates, British Government officials and visitors from other government departments/agencies such as British Council, MOD and DFID at the Airport.
  • Processing of visas from other Diplomatic Missions in Lagos for UK based staff and their family members and Locally Engaged staff on official assignment.
  • Preparing/Circulation of weekly staff movement schedules.
  • Preparing/despatching official letters to MFA regarding airport passes for officers, Queen’s Messenger(s) visits and VVIP visits.
  • Self-driving of assigned official vehicle to other diplomatic missions, MFA and other government agencies in Lagos for official duties.
  • Processing of International Driving Permit and Certificate for Motor Vehicles.
  • Absence cover for Line Manager when on leave or excused absence.
  • Hotel Reservation for officers and official visitors of BDHC, PAGS.
  • Assisting with preparation of freight clearance documentation and handling.
  • Filing of documents for the section and performing other general tasks as may be assigned by the Head of Section.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Must have at least a minimum qualification of Ordinary National Diploma.
  • Must possess a valid Nigeria Driving Licence.
  • Good Knowledge of Computer.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and good inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to work late hours.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • MS Word and Excel. Previous experience working at the airport and or travel industry will be an added advantage.

Required competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting Monthly Salary

  • N315,328

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment

  • 24 hours 3 shift working pattern.

Application Closing Date
18th June, 2018.

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