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Conflict Adviser at British High Commission

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Conflict Adviser

Job ID: 42/23 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
Start Date: 1 January 2024
Type of Position: Permanent
Working hours per week: 35
Duration: 24 months
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles)
Job Subcategory: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles)

The post holder will:

  • possess a sound understanding of Nigeria’s conflicts.
  • be inquisitive and use your connections to experts from academia, civil society and elsewhere to constantly update and improve your understanding.
  • make independent decisions, within parameters set by UK policy and objectives, on where and how to best contribute to the team, the wider mission, and the UK’s efforts to reduce conflict.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Job holder will be responsible for providing conflict analysis and advice to inform UK policies and programs in Nigeria.  Topics include:
    • Conflict Prevention and peacebuilding
    • women, peace and security
    • policing, security, and justice sector reform
    • worsening insecurity in the North West
    • violent separatism in the South East
    • enduring problems in the North East and wider Lake Chad Basin (LCB).
  • Conflict advisory lead for the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) Nigeria and LCB programmes, and for the wider LCB Block, ensuring that programmatic interventions are based on high-quality evidence of conflict drivers and effective responses.
  • Adviser will work closely with colleagues across the BHC to improve the conflict sensitivity of new and existing programmes by undertaking conflict sensitivity audits and risk assessments.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 
Applicants should demonstrate experience and expertise in the three technical competencies listed below:

  • Applied Conflict and Political Analysis and Strategy Development: An adviser can deliver robust conflict and political economy analysis examining drivers of conflict and instability and the sources of resilience at international/regional, national and local level, an adviser can be forward-looking and able to monitor changing contexts over time. An adviser can use this analysis to influence policy, strategy, and interventions.
  • Conflict Sensitivity: An adviser can explain leading practice in conflict sensitivity, analysing relationships between HMG/external interventions and conflict dynamics, and how our interventions can minimise risks of exacerbating conflict whilst maximizing the peacebuilding effect. An adviser can apply this analysis to design of interventions and support others in developing, implementing, monitoring and adapting conflict-sensitive policy, strategy and interventions, including diplomacy, aid programs and non-ODA activity
  • Conflict Response: Addressing Conflict, Building Peace, Stability and Security. An adviser is expected to assess and develop the appropriate integrated policy, strategy and intervention response depending on conflict, country and regional context. Including: upstream conflict prevention; early warning, crisis prevention and management; conflict resolution, dialogue and support for inclusive peace processes and transitions to sustainable peace. This includes using the full range of FCDO levers as appropriate.

USD 3,424.38 per month.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  13th December, 2023.

Important Information and Notice

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos 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
  • 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.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
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  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • 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”.