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British High Commission Recruits Staffs

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18 Nov, 2016

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Business Management Jobs in Ghana

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Description

Job Title: Business Engagement Officer (17/16 ACCRA)

Job Summary

  • Application deadline: 1 December 2016
  • Grade: B3 (L)
  • Type of Position: Fixed Term
  • Duration of Post: 12 months
  • Starting monthly salary: GHS 4, 180
  • Start Date: 3 January 2017

Roles and Responsibilities

Across West Africa, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Prosperity network aims to support host countries in their efforts to drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth.  Our priorities include improving the investment climate and increasing the ability of partner countries to tackle the barriers to trade . As well as contributing to a reduction in poverty in recipient countries, we expect these reforms to create opportunities for international business including UK companies.

You  will  act as the cross-UK government focal point for business engagement issues, working with stake holders across the public and private sector to enhance the business environment in Ghana.

Key responsibilities include:

Establishing and cultivating a range of contacts (including outreach with the in-country business community); addressing the constraints to growth in areas of particular interest to UK companies through project management and being aware of wider activities undertaken by international players in Ghana to enable HMG and UK businesses to compete with and/or partner other interested parties.  The job holder will also work closely with the Department for International Trade (DIT) on budget and operational management.

Roles and Responsibilities

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  • Manage relationships with key external stakeholders in the British High Commission’s economic/commercial team, including business associations, project implementer and private sector companies.
  • Represent HMG at external trade policy/economic events, reporting on key themes and proposing next steps.
  • Working with the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce, coordinate regular stakeholder events to  feed in stakeholder views on programmes and initiaves emerging from the Economic/Commercial team.
  • Lead project work to address constraints in the business environment.
  • Manage the budgets for Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal and Cote d’Iviore using the Oracle budgeting platform.
  • Co-ordinate regional operations and advisory board meetings across West Africa including preparation of performance against targets.
  • Management of DIT budget for West Africa (tbc); Bilateral Programme funds (currently £30k for FY 2016-17)

Other benefits and conditions of employment

  • This is a full-time position. Requests for flexible working will be considered. There may be requirements on occasion for out of hours work, i.e. to attend receptions and evening engagements.
  • The successful applicant will have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities with in-house and e-learning, with the potential for overseas training. From time to time there will be requirements to assist other teams within the Department, building overall experience.

Required Skills or Experience

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent;
  • Must have at least 24 months work experience in an office environment;
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills;
  • Excellent IT skills with ability in MS Office suite applications e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines;
  • Resourcefulness in solving problems;
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable dealing with high level officials;
  • Flexible;
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail;
  • Superior professionalism and judgment;
  • Strong work ethic.

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in large, complex environments (multinational/international);
  • Knowledge of Economics, Trade/Commercial work

Required competencies
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

How To Apply

Additional information

  • This role is Accra based and reports to the Deputy Head of Trade, DIT Ghana
  • There may be travel requirements and opportunities within West Africa.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Nigerian employment law.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
  • Successful candidates not resident in Ghana will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.

Interested applicants should apply by clicking on the link:

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

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