Programme Manager, CT Crisis Response Programme (19/16 ABJ): British High Commission (BHC)
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Main purpose of job:
The primary aim of the Crisis Response Programme is to support Nigeria in developing a crisis management and response system with full doctrine, based on HMG’s expertise, including with COBR (the Cabinet Office Briefing Room). The programme is now in its delivery phase and contributes to the objectives set out in the UK National Security Council’s strategy for Nigeria. Its work has, and continues to, improve the potential Nigerian response to terrorism incidents, and is providing wider crisis management skills to over 25 departments and agencies via a cross-governmental working group.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve:
- Completing the monthly programme report for JOPP (Joint Overseas Protect and Prepare) Unit (and CTD as applicable) including information on programme achievements, milestones, risks and finances.
- Drafting Working Group minutes, update the Action Plan matrix, update the sync matrix, and update amendments to the CT CR doctrine.
- Ensuring that all key programme management activities are carried out in accordance with FCO (and HO when considering JOPP) rules, procedures and best practices.
- Financial management, including ensuring value for money, that expenditure is correctly tracked and recorded, and compiling forecasts for additional expenditure and/or next financial year including cost estimates and business cases.
Essential qualifications and experience
- A high level of oral and written English skills.
- Strong organisational skills including attending to detail, keeping track of deadlines, and ability to manage own work with limited supervision.
- Strong collaborative skills including professional and confident communication.
- IT skills including in MS Office applications Word and Excel.
Desirable qualifications and experience
- Prior experience of working with the UK or other governments, NGOs or similar organisations.
- Project management skills or experience.
- Knowledge / interest in counter-terrorism issues in Nigeria.
- UK security clearance to OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE or higher. A ‘cold-start’ with restrictions may apply while the appropriate security clearance is being applied for.
- Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
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- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
- All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
- 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.
- Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
- Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.