View Vacancy - IT & Admin Support Officer (05/20 LOS) - AU

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Private Office

Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delays in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption.

Main Purpose of the Job:

This is an exciting multi-hatted role at the heart of the British Deputy High Commission.  Main responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Corporate Services; and joining the IT Support Officer Team to support all the teams at the British Deputy High Commission with general IT support.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Personal Assistant: 

  • Provide administrative support to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Corporate Services (diary management, event planning and travel bookings)
  • Support the Deputy Head of Mission with planning internal events for all teams at the British Deputy High Commission (BDHC) and with internal communications


 IT Support Officer:

  • Create, manage and upgrade IT accounts
  • Manage distribution lists, WhatsApp groups and shared mailboxes
  • Assist train BDHC staff on new software, such as Microsoft Teams
  • Manage Lagos IT Helpdesk Mailbox and our internal customer service software, Lagos Enquirer
  • Work closely with the IT Helpdesk at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office logging and managing calls and ensuring our Service Level Agreements are met
  • Responsible for IT supplies and managing the IT equipment store, ensuring inventories are up to date and we have enough stock
  • Set up and manage standalone IT terminals (systems not on our internal network) across the BDHC
  • Help manage the move of IT equipment and systems from our current office to our new premises (from 2021)

Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure):

  • Manage the IT equipment store
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications including Microsoft Outlook, Office Online, SharePoint, Teams, Microsoft Excel, Flow, Microsoft Visio, OneNote, Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Foundational understanding of Data Networking.
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Ability to touch type
  • ITIL V4 Foundation certified
12 March 2020
Administrative Officer (AO)
Full-time, Fixed Term
12 months
British Deputy High Commission
NGN 405, 972
1 April 2020
31 March 2021
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Nigeria 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 BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO)
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This opportunity is closed to applications.