View Vacancy - Dispatch Rider S2 (26/23 ABJ)

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

Main purpose of job:

To be part of the British High Commission team responsible for handling official mails and  distribution of mails both within and outside the British High Commission in compliance with FCDO policy and post regulations.

Roles and responsibilities:

Mail Handling

Receiving all incoming mails.

Sorting out and delivering all outgoing mails to different organizations within the Federal Capital Territory.

Keeping records of all mails received and delivered.

Keeping track and tracing all incoming and outgoing mails.

Delivering mails to various departments within the British High Commission.

Handling of Motor Bikes

To take proper care of the official Motor bikes by washing, cleaning and ensuring that the bikes are in good condition

Ensure that Motor Bikes and their accessories are securely parked when not in use and keys are properly kept to prevent theft and unauthorised use of the bikes.

Ensure that the parcel Boxes on the bikes are in good condition and kept closed at all times

Any Other duties

Keep accurate records on fuel used and other maintenance costs.

Promptly report identified faults on motor bikes to the transport office for proper maintenance and routine Services.

Carry out assigned tasks as directed by the Transport Manager, Deputy Transport Manager and Transport Communication Officer.

  • Previous experience in mail handling and distribution
  • Experience in driving motor bikes and basic maintenance of motor bikes
  • Flexible approach to problem solving with an ability to think on their feet
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills, self starter able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good organisational skills - capable of  working quickly and accurately
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office tools
  • Fluent written and spoken English language.
  • At least SSCE Certificate or Equivalent.
  • Relevant training records in Customer Services.  
  • Familiar with the Nigerian transport system and the Abuja road networks.
  • Possess a valid drivers licence.
Delivering at Pace, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Working Together
5 October 2023
35 hours per week
British High Commission
USD 399.72
1 November 2023

Learning and development opportunities: 


Mandatory e-learning courses

On the job development

E-learning portal and courses routinely organised by the Regional Learning and Development Team

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • 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.
  • 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;
  1. Obtain the relevant permit
  2. Pay fees for the permit
  3. Make arrangements to relocate
  4. Meet the costs to relocation
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.  
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  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.