Posted on :
14 Jun, 2016
14 Jun, 2016
The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, 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.
Job Title: Regional Training Assistant
Job Category Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory RALON (Risk and Liaison Overseas Network)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
The British Deputy High Commission is looking to recruit a Regional Training Assistant to work in the Risk & Liaison Overseas Network (RALON) office. RALON has secured funding for a programme of upstream border capacity building in West Africa. The objectives of this programme are
Improved border and migration management capacity in key irregular migration source countries – supporting a reduction in irregular migration flows.
Improved capacity to sustainably re-integrate and rehabilitate returned migrants, including Victims of Trafficking – supporting increased returns and improved protection for vulnerable groups.
Improved upstream co-operation on tackling the push factors that drive irregular migration at source – supporting a reduction in irregular migration flows.
Improved Value For Money – Working upstream, at source, to prevent and reduce illegal immigration to the UK to reduce downstream costs to the UK taxpayer. Building capacity of key partners through frequent, targeted, responsive and intelligent liaison/expertise transfer as a more cost effective approach than large scale programming and/or equipment investment.
Improved security system management through building capability to detect fraudulent documents and prevent inadequately documented passengers from travelling; increasing investigation and intelligence skills to tackle the underlying criminality behind immigration crime.
The Successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Regional Training Offcer in the capacity building programme in Overseas Development Aid (ODA) countries. The roles will focus on developing technical knowledge and strengthening institutional capacity on migration, human trafficking and border security management, aiming at long-term sustainability. The programmes aim to build capacity in three areas:
Roles and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will assist in researching trends in visa applications, dealing with passengers referred to the BDHC by airlines and checking application details against confidential databases.
Duties will include:
Essential qualifications and experience
Desirable qualifications and experience
Fluency in French would be advantageous
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All
Grade A2 (L)
Type of Position Fixed Term
Duration of Post 12 months
Location (City) Lagos
Number of vacancies 2
Starting monthly salary N360,778
Start Date 1 July 2016
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below
Application deadline 17 June 2016