Assistant Programme Manager | British High Commission (BHC)- Abuja, Nigeria

Job Details:
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Political
Main Purpose of Job
Based in the British High Commission, Abuja, Nigeria, the Assistant Programme Manager sits within the Criminal Justice Team, working to establish a functioning Nigerian Criminal Justice system in relation to complex cases.
Roles and Responsibilities
What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
*.The job holder will need to have good stakeholder engagement skills in order to build strong networks with decision makers and then use those networks to deliver results
*.The job holder will work closely with other members of the Criminal Justice Team, as well as other colleagues in the British High Commission.
*.The job holder needs to be systematic and organised in their work, be resilient and focused in the face of a challenging working environment, be able to multi-task and work towards the programmes focused objectives under UK FCO Policy.
Key Responsibilities
*.Contributing to individual elements and activities within the programme. Helping devise implementation plans.
*.Overseeing some of the programme activities and taking them forward.
*.Assisting in creating budget plans for the programme and effectively monitor budgets ensuring value for money
*.Follow the appropriate Procurement procedures in line with UK FCO’s Policy
*.Ensuring that project delivery is in line with Terms of Reference provided to contractors and that deliverables are achieved within time and budget
*.Assist in providing terms of reference for contractors against which to measure delivery. Ensuring the quality and timeliness of contractors’ work against budget.
*.Liaising with stakeholders and contractors, maintaining good working relationship for quality service delivery of the programme
*.Ensuring payments are made to suppliers and registered accordingly
*.Overseeing and organising the logistical and administration requirements for the programme
*.Reporting to the Criminal Justice Team Programme Manager.
Job Requirements
Essential Qualifications and Experience:
*.Programme management experience
*.Financial compliance and reporting
*.Stakeholder/beneficiary engagement
*.Managing local partners and delivery agents
*.Experience in working for the UK government or similar enviroment
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
*.Previous experience on implementing programmes in Nigeria
Required competencies
*.Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Starting monthly Salary: N493,162
Start Date: 1st July, 2016
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.
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 checking and security clearances will be conducted.
Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
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