British High Commission Transport Manager AO - Jobs in Ghana

British High Commission Transport Manager AO - Jobs in Ghana

Other benefits and conditions of employment
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • The High Commission offers a comprehensive induction programme, including but not limited to on the job training, online support, mentoring and coaching and formal classroom based learning.

    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

    Main purpose of job:
  • BHC Accra is a large post, charged with delivering high impact and complex policy, programmes and campaigns on the full breadth of the Africa Strategy. All staff embody the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s approach to cross-departmental ways of working and the High Commission aims to be a highly-inclusive place to work, celebrating a workforce with both diversity of thought and background.

    The Jobholder is responsible for managing the Transport Team.

    Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
  • Manage transport requests and daily transport schedules
  • Manage the Transport Budget for the Financial year with accurate forecasting
  • Ensure that all vehicles are well maintained, serviced and kept in good working order
  • Arrange Insurance covers for all vehicles
  • Contract Manager for Transport Services
  • Maintain transport records and all journey books
  • Check and monitor overtime for drivers on a monthly basis
  • Monitor daily and monthly fuel supplies for official vehicles
  • Requisitioning and receipting POs for the Transport team
  • Vehicle Registration – for Official vehicles, UKB Officers’ Vehicles and Change of ownership of vehicles at the DVLA
  • Create and Coordinate Transport Plans for Ministerial and other High-profile visits.

    Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
  • A Team of drivers
  • Fleet of Vehicles and Motorcycles
  • Transport Budget

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Bachelors in Logistics Management or any related field.
  • Experience of working in a logistics-related role
  • Dealing with logistics, Administration and Budgets.
  • Excellent Communication Skills, fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent IT skills (including working knowledge of MS office packages -Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • The ability to respond flexibly to competing demands, often at short notice.
  • Strong Organisational skills and good attention to details
  • Good Manager with strong Customer Service Skills
  • Good Interpersonal relations
  • Ability to plan ahead, anticipate problems/clashes and proactively manage issues
  • Able to work under minimal supervision and deliver

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Working and delivering in a fast-paced environment

    Required behaviours
  • Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Communicating and Influencing

    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 High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • The current legacy DFID Terms and Conditions of Employment will apply to all internal locally employed staff on promotion and new entrants subject to local employment labour law.
  • 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 1. Obtain the relevant permit, 2. Pay fees for the permit, 3.
  • Make arrangements to relocate & 4. 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 liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Current employees (CBS) transferring between departments need to obtain a new police clearance/certificate of good conduct to be successful appointed to the position.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Transport Manager AO Jobs in Ghana

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