Friday, 29 January 2016

Intelligence Officers at the British Deputy High Commission

The British Deputy High Commission is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to deliver highest possible standards of service by selecting experienced and professional staff to fill the position below:

Job Title: Intelligence Officer

Vacancy Notice No.: 03/16 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3
Section: NCA (National Crime Agency)
Position Type: 6 months fixed term contract 

Main Purpose of Job
  • The British Deputy High Commission is looking to recruit an Intelligence Officer to work on a newly established joint unit ran by the National Crime Agency (NCA) but comprising of UK Border Force and Home Office Immigration and Enforcement (HOIE).
  • This joint unit will be investigating and providing intelligence support into the investigation of Human Trafficking (HT), Drug Trafficking, Corruption and Economic Crime in Nigeria.
  • The officer will work with local partners on all forms of Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) investigations providing and capturing current intelligence and ensuring all intelligence records are accurate.
  • They will also conduct UK end intelligence enquiries to support Nigerian Operations.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks including the analysing of ongoing and previous SOC operations to capture and record all available intelligence.
  • To analyse and progress new opportunities to investigate SOC.
  • The officer will be required to deal with suspects and possible passengers/potential victims of trafficking referred to the BDHC by airlines and partner agencies and to undertake checks against confidential databases.
Duties will include:
  • Receiving, handling and disseminating intelligence information.
  • Operational support to NCA Managers.
  • Identify opportunities to capture SOC intelligence.
  • Analyse available intelligence in order to identify new SOC operations.
  • Support senior officers when providing training to external partners
  • Liaising with external partners and analysing information to identify trends.
  • Work and research cases that merit further investigation
Key Competences Required:
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Making effective decisions
  • Leading and communicating
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Managing a quality service
Language Requirements:
  • Language: English
  • Level of language required: Fluent
Skills / Experience / Qualifications
  • Essential on arrival: Ability to gather relevant intelligence
  • Drafting of tactical and thematic intelligence reports
  • An understanding/awareness of UK law enforcement capabilities/investigative legislation.
  • Mentoring the Project Support Officers with delegated administrative duties
  • Work with programme leads and implementing partners to monitor progress against set criteria to deliver programme and component objectives.
  • Providing administrative/operational support to the Project Mentors as required
  • Be able to work quickly, accurately, flexibly (there may be times when unsocial hours of attendance will be required i.e. evening/weekends) often under time pressure.
  • Have a positive approach to tackling problems.
  • Willingness to take on new and challenging tasks.
  • Good communication with excellent spoken and written English.
  • The ability to remain customer focused, polite and courteous under pressure.
  • The ability to work quickly and reliably with little supervision, to regularly meet challenging targets across the range of duties.
  • The ability to effectively handle large volumes of information and identify trends.
  • Excellent team players - this is an “all for one and one for all” environment.
  • At least 2 years of Intelligence/administrative experience
  • Fluency in English, orally and in writing
  • Strong IT skills usingMICROSOFT SOFTWARE, particularly Excel and MS Access databases would advantageous
N458, 509 per month.

Application Closing Date
1st February, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV in English, by email to:

Internal applicants should also submit the above, with a copy of their most recent 24 months of appraisal evidence (i.e. two full appraisals, or however many abridged appraisals, minutes etc to make up two years’ worth of evidence) to the same email address.

All candidates: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 03/16 LOS, and position you are applying for.

Internal candidates, and spouses of diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 03/16 LOS, and position you are applying for, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate, or spouse of a diplomatic officer.

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Only electronic applications will be accepted.
  • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Staff members recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Nigeria employment law.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
  • Due to the nature of the role it is necessary that any applicant be security cleared to confidential status, or demonstrate that they can easily obtain such clearance. Clearance is most easily obtained by UK nationals with at least 3 years residence in the past 10 years in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada or New Zealand. Nationals of the latter four countries may also be able to get clearance. Candidates must have a traceable history over the last 5 years.