British High Commission Digital Access Programme Advisor Jobs in Lagos - Nigeria

British High Commission Digital Access Program Adviser Jobs in Lagos - Nigeria

Job Category
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory
  • Economic and Prosperity

    Roles and responsibilities:
  • The Digital Access Programme Adviser will be responsible for helping to set up the programme in Nigeria – working with the Prosperity team at post and with the Programme Management Committee in the UK.
  • The post-holder will provide oversight of project activities and contributing to stakeholder engagement in the public and private sectors to promote digital access and cyber security.
  • The role presents unique opportunities to advance the UK-Nigeria relationship on digital access and cyber security for economic growth at a time when these issues are of increasing importance on the international agenda.
  • The indicative time allocation is shown below.
  • The jobholder will build relationships with the programme management agents and their implementing partners and local supply chain to ensure delivery is monitored in coordination with the Prosperity team in-country and with the central Programme Management Committee.
  • This will include pre-empting risks and ensuring that project activities deliver the expected outcomes.
  • The jobholder will act as focal point for internal and external communication on the programme in Nigeria, ensuring the Programme’s visibility is properly managed and that the UK government gains recognition for its work, while also managing the risks of mis-reporting and misperceptions from external stakeholders.
  • The post holder will support the implementation the Programme’s communications strategy as approved by the Programme’s governance structure.
  • The jobholder will also support the organisation and delivery of key visits from the UK, related to the implementation and promotion of the Digital Access Programme.
  • The jobholder will act as front-of-house for in-country prosperity governance and coordination mechanisms; this means working as part of the broader Nigeria Prosperity team consisting of colleagues drawn from DFID, DIT, FCO and the DCMS Tech Hub, to ensure that the programme’s delivery is coherent with the Nigeria network’s broader objectives, including those on business environment reform and economic diversification..
  • The jobholder will prepare and provide inputs to the Digital Access programme governance functions via the Programme Management Committee, which in its turn feeds into the Senior Governance Committee (Programme SROs) and Strategic Advisory Board.
  • The post-holder will be expected to regularly join key meetings, remotely where required, and to provide regular updates on the programme’s progress.
  • Monitor Nigeria’s cyber security, internet governance and telecoms regulatory environment.
  • Monitor the emerging technological innovations and new business models that drive affordable and inclusive digital access for the most disadvantaged populations in Nigeria.
  • Help to influence key decision-makers at federal and state government level, and in civil society and private sector - in support of the programmes objectives in these areas.
  • This will involve building relationships that help to drive forward UK policy priorities in the digital/cyber policy area in, securing regulatory and policy shifts through diplomatic engagement and leveraging the programme and senior engagement to enhance progress.
  • Provide reporting on analysis and meetings to government colleagues. Coordinate own work with others in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, the High Commission in Abuja and relevant government departments in London.
  • It is expected that the jobholder will deliver quality service in a matrix management environment.
  • Support the prosperity benefits of the programme by identifying opportunities to expand the digital/cyber market and help international (including UK) companies trade with and/or invest into it, including through close collaboration with the Department for International Trade (country-level team).
  • Act as the key point of coordination with the UK Tech Hub in Nigeria to ensure that it is fully aligned with the other parts of the program and relevant British High Commission work.
  • The jobholder will need good communication and coordination skills in collaborating across UK government departments as well as with the Federal Government of Nigeria and state governments.
  • There will be some possibilities for travel in the region and to the UK, as needed by the Programme’s objectives and priorities. Relevant job-related training will be provided as required.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience of managing large and/or complex programmes
  • Permission to work in Nigeria

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Policy experience in at least one of the following will be essential, and awareness of / interest in a second area will be highly desirable: digital access (innovative models for inclusive connectivity, use of digital for development), telecoms, digital/ICT, and cyber security.
  • Experience at policy, regulatory as well as field level will be considered relevant. Experience of working in an international development context, including managing/working with development programmes, including in Nigeria.
  • Experience of working in or with government in Nigeria Experience of working in the private sector or organised civil society in relevant fields (e.g. use of digital for affordable connectivity, use of digital for development).

    Required competencies
  • Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Engaging Internationally

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
  • The job provides an excellent opportunity to acquire and/or deepen skills in programme management/coordination, in technical advice, and in policy influencing, including through exposure to senior levels of host government and within the relevant private sector.
  • We place a strong emphasis on learning and development. You will have access to existing and new Project & Programme Management L&D as well as wider job-relevant L&D and support for your own personal development.
  • You may have the opportunity to participate in annual reviews to assess the performance of PF and other programmes
  • If you only have digital policy experience in one of the areas relevant to the Programme, then you will be expected to undertake a combination of self-study and organised training as soon as possible after starting in order to gain awareness of a second policy area to the extent needed to effectively engage with programme stakeholders and provide credible activity oversight at local level.

    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: 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

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 11th January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Digital Access Programme Advisor Jobs in Lagos - Nigeria

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