British Embassy Jobs in Addis Ababa - Deputy Head of Corporate Services Vacancy

British Embassy Jobs in Addis Ababa - Deputy Head of Corporate Services Vacancy

Job Category
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory
  • Corporate Services Support

    Main purpose of job:
  • Provide strategic leadership and staff development for Corporate Services staff and ensure the smooth running of the platform.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    Provide guidance and strategic direction;

  • Ensure CS staff have realistic and measurable objectives, focussed development plans and access to the guidance and tools they need to do their jobs effectively
  • Adherence to FCO Guidance and Best Practice at all times
  • Achieve the standards in the Corporate Services Charter
  • Lead a high performing, customer focused team that underpins the effective functioning of the Embassy
  • Ensure that all staff in the Embassy have confidence that they will receive the support they need from corporate services in order to do their jobs
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery of services including:
  • Implementing all recommendations from internal audit, hub or RMD and reports promptly
  • Ensuring high standards of customer service are maintained at all times
  • Be innovative and creative within existing guidelines to achieve value for money at all times
  • To oversee delivery of the 1HMG Memorandum of Understandings including:
  • Ensuring the standards set out in the MoU are met
  • Keeping Embassy processes up to date with the latest requirements from the Network Board
  • Leading for the Embassy on negotiations with PAGs and succession plans
  • To find more efficient and value for money ways for the Embassy to use the resources available to it, including;
  • Ensuring that procurement is conducted in accordance with procurement policies
  • Introducing more effective systems
    Coaching and supporting individuals and teams to enhance their ways of working
  • Keeping Embassy policies up to date with the latest best practice and central guidance

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of managing a team for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Proven good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Experience of improving systems and procedures.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Bachelors degree in
    Business or Management or any related field.

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience of managing a budget and customer service experience.
  • Amharic an advantage.

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
    Learning and development opportunities:

  • The British Embassy has a learning and development culture.
  • Training for all aspects of the job will be available and a wide variety of personal development training opportunities available to all Embassy staff.

    Working patterns:
  • Flexible working can be accommodated in consultation with the Corporate Services Director.

    Additional information
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia.
  • 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 the fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
    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: Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British Embassy Jobs in Addis Ababa - Deputy Head of Corporate Services Vacancy

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