British High Commission International Liaison Assistant AO Jobs in Ghana

British High Commission International Liaison Assistant AO Jobs in Ghana

Job Category
Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory
Home Office

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main Purpose of Job

Roles and Responsibilities


1. Individual case working investigations as tasked by Home Office -International Operations.

2. Individual case working investigations as tasked by the Head of Section and Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) as well as other government departments.

  • To disrupt the flow of illegal migration by air to the United Kingdom and identify and disrupt the activity of the organised crime groups behind it

  • Support Visa Status and Information Services (VSI) section to protect the integrity of the UK visa regime and identify and disrupt activity of the organised crime groups attempting to exploit it

  • Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources

  • Work closely with HMG partners at post, host authorities and international partners to support the development of intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups

  • Conduct training sessions with international partners

  • Provide presentations to host authorities and international partners

  • Support on projects and work with Non-Government Organisations to deliver quality outcomes


    Using collaborative working with overseas and UK law enforcement partners develop intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups targeting the UK.

    Intelligence Gathering andAanalysis:

    Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources.

    Strong problem solving skills are required to identify and investigate suspected organised immigration crime and to gather evidence-based intelligence.

    Ensure that all relevant intelligence is gathered, assessed and disseminated in line with guidance.

    Liaison: Build effective working relationships with host authorities, international partners. (FCC/EU) and UK partners to support the delivery of crime and intelligence objectives.

    Lead the exchange of actionable intelligence with local law enforcement partners and counterparts in other Diplomatic missions to identify and mitigate threats to the UK Border.

    Representing the Home Office professionally, developing effective partnerships with the wider British High Commission and with key external partners.

    What We Do:

    Home Office International Operations (HOIO) operates to prevent illegal immigration, the trafficking of illicit commodities and disrupt the organised crime groups behind it, whilst supporting the Home Office purpose.

    We have staff deployed to approximately 42 locations across the world.

    We Deliver This By:

  • Providing intelligence support to the UK visa operation, supporting UKVI to take an increasingly global approach to risk streaming built on the analysis of objective data and enhanced with local risk indicators

  • Working with carriers around the world to reduce the threat of inadequately documented arrivals (IDAs) reaching the UK by air

  • Developing intelligence packages related to the visa or air threat for subsequent criminal investigations and prosecutions

  • Working with key stakeholders to train & equip them to identify, seize, investigate and disseminate intelligence on illicit commodities and the associated criminal networks

    What We Want From You?

    In order to meet Home Office security requirements, we need to recruit a new ILA from either the UK/US/Canada/Australia/NZ or the EU where they have a footprint in their home country.

    We need the ILA to have excellent interpersonal skills that they can use strategically to build relationships with key partners to assist Home Office International Operations in delivering their objectives.

    Face to face work is a fundamental part of the job, as is the delivery of training, so the successful candidate should be prepared to do public speaking.

    The role of ILA is extremely varied.

    The challenge with all HOIO work is to deliver both the reactive elements such as air calls and requests for support from visa section, as well as the pro-active elements such as intelligence research and liaison with stakeholders.

    As such, ILAs need be able to manage very challenging workloads, deliver at pace and be flexible in support of business aims.

    Once trained, the successful candidate should be able
    to work towards objectives with minimal supervision.

    Resource Managed: Ad hoc management of x 2 LE Employed Driver

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Computer literate with Microsoft desktop functions (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer) at a level where you can: create, use and interrogate complex templates, tables, data-sets on Home Office and FCDO IT platforms

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills

  • A high level of written and spoken English with the ability to write high quality reports and briefings

  • Strong organisational and time management skills

  • An ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Previous immigration, narcotics, law enforcement and/or analytical or investigation experience would be an advantage.

  • Proficiency in French would be an advantage but not mandatory.

    Required Behaviours
    Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing

    Application Deadline
    30 September 2022

    Administrative Officer (AO)

    Type of Position
    Fixed Term

    Duration of Post
    12 months



    Location (City)

    Type of Post
    British High Commission

    USD 664.42

    Start Date
    1 November 2022

    Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment

    Security Restrictions

    Owing to security clearance requirements, please note that only nationals of UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or EU who have resided within these countries within the last five years are likely to meet this requirement.

    British citizens must have been resident in the UK for at least two of the previous 10 years.

    However, applications will be considered from candidates working overseas for HM Government in the past ten years or who already hold adequate security clearance.

    Important Information

    ALL applicants must have permission to work in Ghana by obtaining the relevant work or diplomatic visa.

    Evidence of your nationality and permission to work in Ghana must be sent with your application form, for example, photocopies of the details page of your passport and/or visa.

    Work permits will need to be obtained prior to arrival direct from the Ghana High Commission in UK, however, HR department will assist with this.

    Employment will be offered only after appropriate level of UK standard security clearance is received, an interview for which will take place via Teams therefore access to a relevant enabled computer is required.

    The onus to apply for a Work Permit is with the applicant, you can re-claim one time visa cost after visa is issued, and after you start work.

    Any applications that do not meet this, criteria or the security requirements will not be considered

    Learning and Development Opportunities

  • The successful candidate will be provided with bespoke training in the UK and the region.

  • Use of Intelligence management databases and the opportunity to achieve Intelligence Professionalism Programme (IPP) accreditation with the UK College of Policing

  • A wealth of professional and personal development opportunities are available from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Diplomatic Academy, local L&D Committee and e-learning programmes

    Working Patterns

  • The role requires the job holder to work flexibly, often starting early or working late

  • Roles and responsibilities include the provision of an occasional out of hours duty phone function, and the successful candidate will be expected to provide coverage on rotation with existing team members.

  • The role necessitates travel for liaison, training, site visits and meetings. Most of this can be done in a day but some overnight stays will be required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see:( British High Commission International Liaison Assistant AO Jobs in Ghana)

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