View Vacancy - Receptionist & Admin Officer A1 (L) (01/18 AS)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Corporate Services Support

Main purpose of job:

To carry out Reception and Administration duties in BE Asmara, including management of HMA’s diary.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Cover all Reception duties - including greeting visitors, taking phonecalls, etc 25%
  • Management of HMA’s diary & appointments 20% 
  • Travel administration - including arranging travel permits, making flight and hotel bookings, co-ordinating visa applications 10%
  • Diplomatic Bag and External Administration – including dip bag and heavy baggage arrangements, and distribution of tasks to Embassy Drivers 25%
  • General Office Administration, including responding to emails to embassy inquiries inbox 15%
  • Post Health and safety co-ordinator 5%
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role
  • Diploma in a related field
  • Tigrinya required, Fluent spoken and written English required’
  • Experience of working for an international organisation.
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
14 January 2018
A1 (L)
British Embassy
16,258 ERN
1 April 2019

Hours of work

Embassy opening hours are split unevenly across five days: 8:00am – 16:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am – 12:30pm on Friday.

·       Permanently employed locally engaged staff of all grades will be entitled to be paid annual leave as follows:

COMPLETED YEARS OF SERVICE                                    DAYS LEAVE

Grade A1

Up to 2 years                                                              24

After 2 years                                                               26

After 5 years                                                               29

After 7 years                                                               31

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Eritrea with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Eritrea.
  • 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.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.