British Embassy Nigeria Jobs 2011: Entry Clearance Assistant

The British High Commission Abuja has the following vacancy in its Visa Section:

Position: LE Vb Entry Clearance Assistant

Job Summary

The British High Commission is looking for three Entry Clearance Assistants to work in the Visa Section. The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks to support visa operations. This position is for an initial one (1) year contract and may be subject to renewal.

Qualities Needed

We are looking for someone with good oral and written communication skills. In particular, the successful candidate should be able to work quickly and accurately, often under pressure, have a positive approach to tackling problems and a willingness to take on new tasks. The most important qualities required are diligence, resilience, self motivation, a flexible approach and the ability to work well and lead a team. Previous experience of working within a visa section or other office environment, good keyboard skills and familiarity with computers and software packages (notably MS Word, Excel and straightforward databases) is desirable, although training will be provided where necessary.

This is a full time position.

Successful candidates must be available to start work as soon as possible.
This is a full time position from 8am – 4pm, Monday to Thursday and 8am – 1pm on Friday. The job will be graded LE Vb with a monthly starting salary of N99,888 including allowances. 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.
Interviews will be conducted within 2 weeks following the closing date. All candidates will be interviewed against the following core competencies.

Working with Others – Treats others with consideration and respect. Works effectively and supportively with colleagues, both individually and in teams.

Delivering Results – Demonstrates the skills and motivation to complete all tasks competently, accurately and on time. Solves problems within own area of responsibility but knows when to seek guidance.

Communicating – Conveys information accurately and concisely. Expresses own views and contributes to team debate.

Learning and Development – Open and flexible approach to new ideas, drawing on skills and experience to improve results.

All those interested in applying should send a CV (which should include contact phone number); passport size photograph, copy of passport bio-data page and a covering letter detailing relevant experience to the following address:

Applications should be sent to:

Human Resources Assistant
British High Commission
No. 33, Dangote House
P. O. Box 4808
Aguiyi Ironsi Street

Or by e-mail to:

Deadline for Applications: Monday 6th June 2011

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.


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