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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
This is a new position as an administrative officer for counter-terrorism (CT) colleagues within the British High Commission in Abuja. The jobholder will provide support across the mission’s CT work. This will include support for First Secretary CT (line manager for the postion, also a new slot), First Secretary Home Affairs, SO15 Counter-Terrorism Police Liaison Officers (CTPLOs) and Criminal Justice and Crisis Response Teams.
The successful candidate will need excellent administration skills, and to be able to prioritise and cope well under pressure. On any given day, they will be working to a variety of Chancery colleagues and across various projects, with changing circumstances and priorities. They will need to be proactive (for example, resolving issues by a telephone call or visit where more appropriate), have good judgement (including knowing when to escalate issues to team members) and be highly organised, keeping track of deadlines and requests.
This will be a varied and interesting position – the jobholder can expect to get a good background on CT work across the mission. As well as the core duties set out in the job description, there will be scope to get out and about and more directly involved in your CT colleagues’ work, from helping them to deliver training or crisis exercising, acting as a note-taker at external meetings, and helping to look after official visitors that might range from senior UK judges, police or counter-terrorism experts. There will be numerous opportunities to learn and develop, including by shadowing colleagues dealing with policy, financial, and programme management work.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
Essential qualifications and experience
Desirable qualifications and experience
Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace