View Vacancy - Assistant Programme Manager

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main purpose of job

Based in the British High Commission, Abuja,   Nigeria, the Assistant Programme Manager sits within the Criminal Justice   Team, working to establish a functioning Nigerian Criminal Justice system in   relation to complex cases.

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


The job holder will need to have good stakeholder   engagement skills in order to build strong networks with decision makers and   then use those networks to deliver results

The job holder will work closely with   other members of the Criminal Justice Team, as well as other colleagues in   the British High Commission.


The job holder needs   to be systematic and organised in their work, be resilient and focused in the   face of a challenging working environment, be able to multi-task and work   towards the programmes focused objectives under UK FCO Policy.


Key   Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to individual elements and  activities within the programme. Helping devise implementation plans.
  • Overseeing some of the programme activities  and taking them forward.
  • Assisting   in creating budget plans for the programme and effectively monitor budgets   ensuring value for money
  • Follow the   appropriate Procurement procedures in line with UK FCO’s Policy
  • Ensuring   that project delivery is in line with Terms of Reference provided to   contractors and that deliverables are achieved within time and budget
  • Assist in providing terms of reference for contractors against which to measure delivery. Ensuring the quality and timeliness of  contractors’ work against budget.
  • Liaising with stakeholders and contractors, maintaining good working relationship for quality service delivery of the programme
  • Ensuring payments are made to suppliers and registered accordingly
  • Overseeing and organising the logistical and administration requirements for the programme
  • Reporting to the Criminal Justice Team Programme Manager.
  • Programme management experience
  • Financial compliance and reporting
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Stakeholder/beneficiary engagement
  • Managing local partners and delivery agents
  • Experience in working for the UK government or similar enviroment
Previous experience on implementing programmes in Nigeria
Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
20 May 2016
B3 (L)
Fixed Term
12 months
British High Commission
1 July 2016
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
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