NCA Administration Officer at The British High Commission

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: NCA Administration Officer AO (12/24 LOS)

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Start Date: 1 May 2024
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 35 hours
Grade: Administrative Officer (AO)
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Subcategory: NCA (National Crime Agency)
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)


  • Nigeria is the most important country for the UK in Africa, a priority country in terms of the Global Middle Ground and home to one of FCDO’s biggest development portfolios. Nigeria is an UK Government Tier 1 country but is grappling with serious challenges which cut across many UK priorities, including climate change, conflict, security and stability, prosperity, and demographics.
  • It will be central to our thinking on Africa for the next 50 years. Nigeria is home to the second largest number of poor people in the world and has the largest economy and population in Africa.
  • The 500+ staffed UK in Nigeria Mission has an integrated delivery structure of five thematic “blocks” charged with achieving the key outcomes of the Country Plan and NSC Nigeria Strategy. Delivery is supported by five enabling teams. The blocks include several other government department staff from across the Mission, including Department for Business and Trade, Ministry of Defence and the Home Office. The British High Commission has a Deputy High Commission in Lagos as well as a sub-national structure with staff present in six other state-based locations.
  • The National Crime Agency leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime, protecting the public by targeting and pursuing those criminals who pose the greatest risk to the UK.
  • The post holder will work as an integral part of the NCA Team in Nigeria by managing the administrative requirements of on-going projects including external and internal budgets.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To manage, administer and assist in reconciling and balancing the project budget
  • Engage with FCDO procurement and other FCDO administrative partners
  • Liaise with NCA Finance, Procurement and Commercial Departments (UK).
  • Seek VFM for the NCA, by engaging with external suppliers
  • Plan and book travel arrangements for NCA, and external partners
  • Collate, analyse and record budget spend and forecasts for NCA Projects
  • Assist in the planning of capability uplift of law enforcement partners
  • Maintain various databases and records regarding training and assets
  • Liaise with external partners to manage, reconcile  and audit budgets
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the NCA Nigeria Team.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Computer literate with Microsoft desktop functions (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer) at a level where you can: create, use and interrogate complex templates, tables, data-sets on FCDO IT platforms
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • An ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Previous budget/project management experience would be an advantage.

Required behaviours:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing

Learning and development opportunities:

  • Staff across the Nigeria network are expected to make appropriate time for all L&D activities guided by 70/20/10 where 70% of learning is on the job, 20% is structured learning i.e. with a coach, and 10% is through formal courses. By planning your development in this way, you will be playing your part to build the learning culture of the FCDO and are embodying our key organisational values of: Taking Responsibility, Working Together and Encouraging Innovation.
  • Investing in the L&D of our people is critical to FCDO delivering on its priorities and goals, embedding new ways of working, and contributing to wider Government Reform. L&D helps strengthen team and employee capability, performance, and behaviours. It supports our employee’s engagement, motivation, and their career development. It underpins our ability to learn, innovate and continuously improve.
  • L&D covers a range of activities, most done in the flow of work – including taking on new tasks, feedback, peer learning and reflection, coaching, networking, shadowing, mentoring, e-learning, research, videos, conferences, and more formal courses. It requires commitment, time, and for some interventions, money.

Working patterns:

  • The role requires the job holder to work flexibly, sometimes starting early or working late
  • The role necessitates travel for liaison, training, site visits and meetings. Most of this can be done in a day but some overnight stays will be required.
  • The role will involve access to and handling of classified or sensitive commercial information therefore, applicant must be able to achieve FCDO Official level security clearance.

USD 1,813.40 / Month

Application Closing Date
28th March, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information and Notice

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • 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
  • 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 Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.

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