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  British High Commission Recruitment for Graduate Community Liaison Officer/Apply now 2017/2018

The British Government is an wide-ranging and friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organizational potential. We as an organization welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We don’t discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, expert status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are employing to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Liaison Officer (16/17 LOS)
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 20 hours
Duration of Post:12 months
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Main Purpose of Job

  • The Community Liaison Officer (CLO) is a direct information point of contact for families, partners and staff prior to and on arrival at Post.
  • On arrival the CLO assists UK based (including Home Office, SOCA, DFID & British Council) single staff, couples and families to integrate as easily as possible into life at Post.
  • They also act as a continuing source of information, referral and support to provide effective communication on matters that are social within the Post.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supporting UK based staff and their dependants before, during and after arrival at Post by giving out relevant information as suitable. This includes an orientation tour on arrival.
  • Directing the annual update of the Post Report and the Post Fact Sheet.
  • Assist officers, their families and staff on temporary duty by providing medical welfare at Post and confidential information on health and.
  • Act as the major source of contact between Post and local schools.
  • Organizing school monitoring visits and registration where necessary.
  • Point of contact for school bills, fee enquiries and bids for FCO education team.
  • Compile and issue monthly Newsletter to all staff.
  • Completion of the bi-annual ECA Cost of Living (COLA) survey and other returns as required.
  • Liaising with DSFA and submission of various data/information as necessary.
  • Maintain contact with CLO co-ordinator and the CLO world-wide network.
  • Communicate with other Diplomatic Missions in Lagos and maintain contact with British Women’s Group and the British Council.
  • In connection with the Estates Officer, always make certain that staff accommodation is delivered on time and at a satisfactory standard.
  • Attend the following committee meetings – Lagos Joint Post Management Board (LJPMB), Post Housing committee, and the International Mother & Child Playgroup based at the Kingfisher Club (KFC).
  • Adhere responsibilities as required by LM

Necessary Qualifications and Experience 

  • Prior working experience within an office environment, excellent keyboard skills, familiarity with computers and software packages (notably Microsoft Word, Excel and outlook) is desirable.
  • They should have an excellent oral and written communication skill.
  • Being a fine listener, friendly, discreet, understanding, able to respect confidences is pertinent in this role.
  •  The Community Liaison Officer (CLO) should be familiar with the facilities and resources available within Ikoyi and Victoria Island.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Community Liaison Officer
  • Necessary competencies
  • Making Effective Decisions, collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week (exact timing will be agreed with successful applicant).

Learning and Development Opportunities:

  • Proper L & D will be provided when the candidate starts.

Initial Monthly Salary
N206, 365 gross
Application Closing Date
29th August, 2017.

Start Date

15th September, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Please ensure that the application form is completely filled in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • 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.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to: Obtain the relevant permit; Pay the fees for the permit; Make arrangements to relocate; 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.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be performed on successful candidates.


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