Productivity & Business Support Manager at the British High Commission (BHC)


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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Productivity & Business Support Manager


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Job Ref.: 01/22 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 1 February 2022
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Subcategory: UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Main Purpose of Job

  • Manage overall section performance for processing and dispatch of completed applications;
  • Ensure vignette management and control processes are in place and secure to meet daily operational demands;
  • Provide support to the regional Supplier Relationship & Services team (20%). Assist relationship management through performance monitoring, dealing with internal correspondence, daily appointment management and undertaking monthly performance analysis;
  • Provide support to the Integrity Manager Network (20%). Completion of weekly reporting to the Regional Manager and other Integrity lead managers, undertake integrity and compliance visits to assure appropriate UKVI security procedures are being properly adhered to, and draft monthly performance analysis;

Roles and Responsibilities

  • What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
  • Undertake daily vignette custodianship in the UKVI office;
  • Deal with operational correspondence on a daily basis; ensure high profile and sensitive cases are nursed through stages of processing, address and resolve complaints, and manage key stakeholder relationships;
  • Manage the processing, security and integrity of the passport bank, and assure monthly sweep of unresolved cases;
  • Manage logistics for UKVI staff and guests: Arrange hotel booking, flights and transport arrangements for official travel in and out of Lagos
  • Direct managing of at least three staff and responsibility for UKVI team. Opening and maintaining staff appraisals throughout the reporting year; delivering completed appraisal and MTRs to schedule. Counter-signing where appropriate;
  • Develop and agree objectives to support an evolving business model and team tasks;
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties at special request to support British Deputy High Commission and UKVI business delivery

Job Requirements
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Employment will be subject to obtaining the appropriate security clearance. Please note that only nationals of UK, EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand are likely to meet this requirement
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Able to establish and maintain key stakeholder relationships
  • High level of organisational and coordination skills, including the need to prioritise, manage performance, and proactively identify and resolve problems
  • Excellent standard of written/spoken English

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Previous experience working in an office based environment, internationally, or in Visa Section or official Government office

Required competencies:

  • Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service

N 573,296.78 / Month.

Application Closing Date
17th January, 2022.

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

Important Information and Notice

  • Applicants who have met the minimum requirements for this role, but not offered a position may be held on records and invited for future vacancies that may become available within six months of the closing date of this application
  • 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 liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount
  • Information about the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.


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