View Vacancy - Office Manager (01/19 PH)

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

To manage the day to day operations of Port Harcourt office

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Managing the smooth day to day operations of the Port Harcourt office
  • Achieve financial objectives by preparing annual budgets, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances, and initiating corrective actions.
  • Maintaining daily financial records and monthly Network post Accounting Spreadsheet (NPAs).
  • Maintaining health and safety policies and managing the policy enforcement.
  • Facility Management
  • Ensure that property is up to FCO standards by keeping an Up-to-date PCA file 
  • Adherence and enforcement of procurement policies and procedures. Evaluating suppliers, products, and services, and ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality.
  • Relationship Management of vendors, service providers and landlord, ensuring prompt payment systems.
  • Providing logistic support for visiting officers (booking of accommodation and transportation)
  • Maintaining an accurate and up to date transport booking calendar
  • Meeting, training and event planning.
  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment for customers and employees. Post Security Officers duties (PSO)
  • Receiving, preparing and dispatching of Diplomatic bags
  • Maintains office staff job results by coaching, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Line management responsibility.
  • Supervising and Monitoring the work of administrative staff
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing ad hoc tasks as needed

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Office Monthly Budget
  • Drivers X 2
  • Technical Works Group (TWG) X 1
  • Cleaner / Receptionist / Store Keeper X 1
  • University Degree
  • Over 3 Years working experience as an office manager
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Experience in budget and facilities management
  • Excellent Communication skills
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace
13 December 2019
A2 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
37
12 months
Africa
Nigeria
Port Harcourt
British Liaison Office
1
NGN 405, 972.21
1 February 2020
30 January 2021

Working Pattern:

  • Monday to Thursday:  07:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Friday:  07:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Port Harcourt are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • 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. 
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation 

The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.  

  • 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 on successful candidates.
Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.