Energy Trade Officer (DIT) – Maternity Cover at British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Energy Trade Officer (DIT) – Maternity Cover

Job ref.: 23 / 20 LOS
Location: Lagos
Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory: DIT
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 7 months
Start Date: 1 December 2020
End Date: 30 July 2021
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  
Main Purpose of Job:

  • The job holder will be based in the UK Government’s trade team in Lagos with a primary focus of maximising the export of British goods and services to the Energy sector in Nigeria comprising everything from oil and gas, gas to power and renewable energy.  
  • The role will include relationship building with major local players in the relevant sectors in Nigeria and the UK to help identify potential opportunities for UK supply chain energy companies.
  • The job holder will also support UK energy supply chain companies by facilitating commercial partnerships that result in UK businesses landing deals that generate exports from the UK into Nigeria.  It will also involve working closely with the UK’s Department for International Trade’s Oil & Gas and Energy teams and specialists, based in London, along with UK government teams across the UK and Nigeria, including FCDO Prosperity and Economic Development as well as UK Export Finance.

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

  • The Department for International Trade secures UK prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade. We promote UK businesses overseas and attract foreign investment to our shores. We have 3,000 staff across the globe in over 100 countries. Our aspiration is to address some of the challenges facing the UK, by helping British businesses to internationalise and grow overseas.
  • We are seeking for a highly organised person with a strong research skills, attention to detail, strong work ethic, and ability to take the initiative, work accurately within deadlines and be a committed team member who works collaboratively.
  • We are looking for a candidate with experience in the Energy sectors (Oil, Gas and Renewables) in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying and delivering a pipeline of commercial opportunities in Nigeria for UK companies in the Energy sectors, in consultation with the relevant teams and specialists in the UK’s Department for International Trade.
  • Marketing the UK’s capability in Energy (including renewables) to key stakeholders in the Nigerian public and private sectors, to help land multi-million pound deals.
  • Identify and attend sector-specific trade shows, exhibitions and conferences in the market/region to promote UK’s proposition in energy; expand your network of contacts; and identify opportunities for UK companies.
  • Creativity in designing disruptive strategies that will assist with increasing export
  • Identifying & posting Export Opportunities and entering operational activities on Data Hub
  • Work with colleagues to scope major cross-sector opportunities in-market
  • Contributing to wider corporate UK government objectives, including input to Ministerial/VIP visits and deliverables in Post and across one-HMG in Nigeria.
  • Working towards and meeting set targets for the year.
  • Identifying investment opportunities in the Nigerian market and addressing and seeking to resolve any market access barriers faced by UK companies.
  • You will lead Nigeria’s trade activity in the Energy sectors, working closely with colleagues in Nigeria, building a healthy pipeline of potential deals; and working with British businesses to best position them for success;

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in the Energy sector
  • Strong IT skills in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to adapt to a quick changing and evolving business environment; deliver in the face of uncertainty; and work proactively and autonomously
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of seniority in an international environment and within a fast-paced, results-orientated organisation
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, self-motivated and results-driven
  • Great team player, able to build working relationships and work very well across teams
  • Good client engagement and networking skills

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Engineering background

Required Competencies:

  • Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Salary

  • NGN 431,507.86 monthly.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Additional Information  

  • 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 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
  • The British High Commission does 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.
  • 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 Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • 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

Application Deadline  19th November, 2020.

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