View Vacancy - Immigration Liaison Assistant- Immigration Enforcement International A2 (09/19 ACC)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Immigration Enforcement International (formerly RALON)

Main purpose of job:

  • Handle and develop our intelligence, creating packages related to the air threat to disrupt criminal activity and/or for subsequent criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Provide administrative and organisational support to the Immigration Liaison Manager (ILM) and Immigration Liaison Officers (ILO) as necessary.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Manage the team email inbox including responding to, actioning and referring on emails as appropriate;
  • Maintain risk databases, including substantial data entry and related background research;
  • Prepare statistics and reports;
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders including Embassy colleagues, airlines and local Law Enforcement across the Africa region;
  • Organise regional travel, training sessions and internal/external meetings in consultation with the ILO/M.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Previous experience of working in an office environment in a support role performing a wide range of administrative tasks;
  • Previous experience in engaging with stakeholders, customers and partners at all levels;
  • Experience of working in an area with a high level of personal responsibility and track record of being accountable for own actions / decisions;
  • IT literacy, a good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point is essential;
  • Ability to work effectively within a small team;
  • Ability to process and understand data and information, turning these into concise and accurate reports;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; confidence in dealing with government officials at all levels;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to prioritise workloads where required;
  • Ability to respect the confidentiality of work issues and understand the personal and professional consequences of lapses in security;
  • Flexibility. Occasionally the position may require the job holder to work extended hours or work flexibly, sometimes at short notice;
  • Able to successfully pass security clearance procedures.
  • Previous experience of working in a law enforcement or intelligence environment/working in similar position or previous relevant experience;
  • Basic knowledge of UK and Ghana government/civil service structures;
  • Previous experience or knowledge of the travel industry, aviation and/or security sectors.
Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
3 June 2019
A2 (L)
British High Commission
GHS equivalent to USD 647.27
1 July 2019

Learning and development opportunities:

The British High Commission in Accra has a strong ethos of Learning and Development, including our Learning and Development Week. In addition, there will be many opportunities to attend external seminars and events on relevant issues. This is in addition to the induction programme offered to all Embassy staff.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to be actively involved in the corporate life of the Embassy, contributing to the wider objectives of the British Government’s Germany network and supporting the Embassy’s positive working environment.

Working patterns:

Working hours 38 hours per week flexible working hours available subject to overriding operational requirements. 

  • The British High Commission in Accra is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is currently looking to recruit a full-time Immigration Liaison Assistant.
  • Immigration Enforcement International (IEI) operates in more than 40 countries to prevent illegal immigration and disrupt the organised immigration crime groups behind it. IEI Accra deliver this by working with police and carriers (airlines and their agents) across Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and UK counterparts to reduce the threat of inadequately documented arrivals (IDAs) reaching the UK through civilian aviation (flights). We also work closely law enforcement authorities to disrupt organised immigration crime and deliver capacity building training and projects.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British High Commission in Ghana is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Ghana are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.