View Vacancy - Digital Communications - Intern (34/19 ABJ)

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.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media

Main purpose of job:

We encourage applications from skilled and motivated young people for a one year internship as a Digital Communications Intern reporting to the Press and Public Affairs Officer in Abuja. The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute and learn from our work. The successful candidate will work within the Communications Team as the Abuja based Digital communications Intern. The Digital Communications Intern will be given specific tasks and responsibilities and will be challenged to develop their capabilities and gain experience.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to, designing text and audio-visual material for use on the BHC media channels, and working with a broad range of media stakeholders to deliver HMG messages.

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

  • Support the work of the High Commission communications team through using digital technology and editing software.
  • Operate an HD Camera and capture quality footage at events
  • Work with Nigeria wide HMG departments, including British Council, DFID, UKVI to develop, create and publish content that creatively promotes HMG work in Nigeria
  • Ensure up to date content and quality assurance on the UK in Nigeria digital platforms including the website and social media platforms.
  • knowledge of social media, including the ability to design strategy and analyse usage in order to shape BHC engagement and to focus campaigns
  • Ability to write clear, engaging copy for social media and other short form content
  • Experience with audio-visual content production
  • Experience with photo editing
  • collaborative skills; including professional and confident communication with external stakeholders and team members
  • The ability to work as part of a busy, creative team, as well as willingness to provide support to team members as needed
  • Resilience, flexibility and ability to deliver quality under pressure and strict timelines
  • Project or event management experience
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
4 November 2019
Internship
Fixed Term
12 months
Africa
Nigeria
Abuja
British High Commission
1
1 December 2019

Learning and development opportunities: 

  • On the job training will be provided including on FCO digital communications channels and tools.

Working patterns:

  • There may be possibility for flexible working patterns, and if required, should be discussed with the line manager.
  • 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.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria. 
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit. 
  • 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 and security clearances checks will be conducted. 
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
  • Successful candidates not resident in Country will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
  • Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.
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.