The British Deputy High Commission is seeking to appoint a C4(L) Deputy Director Trade & Investment based in Lagos.

Location: Lagos

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is the wing of the British Government which supports UK companies to export overseas and encourages foreign investment in Britain.
UKTI Nigeria pursues that agenda locally and operates from offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
The section is currently re-structuring and is looking to recruit a locally employed Deputy Director for the Lagos team. The successful candidate will work with another Deputy Director to support the Director in delivering the objectives of the team.

The successful candidate will:
•    Lead on managing our pipeline of activity and ensure that our services reach the required standards both in quantity and quality.
•    S/he will also supervise two teams pursuing business opportunities in infrastructure, transport, education and financial services. Experience in these particular sectors would be an advantage and successful exposure to business development activity essential.
•    Directly manage two Senior Trade Development managers and will have appraisal input into the two teams s/he supervises.

Candidates will be expected to meet the competences for this senior position which is graded C4L.

Interviews will focus on these competences and expect the candidates to illustrate examples of their approach in these areas. The competences include:
•    managing and developing staff
•    delivering results
•    managing external relationships
•    problem solving and judgement
•    strategic awareness
•    working with others
•    communicating and influencing
•    learning and developing

Candidates must have a relevant first degree as a minimum. He/she must be a self-starter and have proven significant service delivery and target driven experience, preferably in the commercial world. He/she must have sound knowledge of the local business environment/practices and excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills. In addition, he/she should have significant experience in people management and demonstrate strong I.T skills.

Travel within Nigeria and to UK is an integral part of the job.

This is a fixed term 12-month renewable contract from start date.  Working hours 0730 – 1530 Monday to Thursday and 0730 -1230hrs on Fridays. Flexible working options are available.

The job will be graded C4(L) with a starting salary of N631,985.00 monthly.  Successful candidates who are not liable to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10 % notional tax deduction on the basic salary.  The salary will be paid in Naira.

Candidates must have the legal right to take up employment in Nigeria (evidence of which must be included with this application).

Mode of Application
Interested applicants should complete the C4(L) core competency based Application Form attached – giving examples of how they meet the competences and submit with a detailed C.V. to:

Human Resources Manager
British Deputy High Commission
11 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island

Ref: C4(L) UKTI

Or by e-mail to: [email protected]

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.   Telephone applications and enquiries will not be accepted.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Deputy Director Trade Investment, Lagos – APPLICATION FORM

18th September, 2013.
INTERVIEWS: Week beginning 30 September 2013


Location: Abuja 

The British High Commission is looking for an official driver to work in its Transport Section.  The duties will include:

Daily maintenance checks on BHC vehicles.  Ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy before starting on their journey
Driving BHC staff to meetings and functions in and around Abuja
Driving BHC staff to meetings and functions in other States within Nigeria

Driving the BHC’s Rapid Response Vehicle
Regular journeys to and from Abuja Airport to pick up passengers from and to the Domestic and International terminals respectively
Regular journeys to the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos
Completing accurate journey record sheets for all journeys in official vehicles

Qualities needed
Applicants must have held a full Nigerian Driving licence for at least two years, with no previous traffic convictions.  Applicants should be presentable, courteous and have a good command of written and spoken English. A good working knowledge of Nigerian roads and especially the Abuja area is essential. Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to take a practical driving test, written test and a competence based interview.

BHC opening hours are from 8am – 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 1.00pm on Friday.  All BHC drivers operate on a shift system to provide vehicle coverage 24 hours per day, for which an allowance is paid.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake night shift and weekend shift working in addition to the usual day shift working. The job will be graded S1 with a monthly starting salary of N156, 813.00 per month.  A successful candidate who is not liable to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10 % notional tax deduction on the basic salary. The salary will be paid in Naira.

Mode of Application
Applications should be sent to: 
Human Resources Assistant
British High Commission Abuja
19 Torrens Close

Or by e-mail to: [email protected]

Applications should consist of a CV with a type written covering letter, and include a photocopy of the applicant’s current Nigerian Driving Licence.   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, and it is likely that interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 7th October, 2013.

20th September 2013