Working for British High Commission Nairobi

Information on job vacancies at the British High Commission-Nairobi

C4 (L) Programme Manager - East Africa Prosperity Fund

A vacancy has arisen at the British High Commission for a Programme Manager who will oversee development of a multi-year programme to tackle the constraints to growth in East Africa. The UK government is setting up a new £1.3 billion global Prosperity Fund to help unlock economic growth. Growth with our African partners is good for the trade relationship and therefore good for the UK. We are setting up a programme to deliver targeted projects across the region to help unlock that economic growth.The successful candidate will be involved at the start of the programme and so this is an opportunity to shape its initial design and development whilst ensuring that current projects are delivered to time, scope and budget. Once the programme is up and running this role is expected to be constantly evaluating and shaping it to deliver maximum impact. This is a one year renewable contract.

This role offers the chance to be involved with a small programme that can make a difference across the region and help East Africa realise some of it’s economic potential. The role will be a stretching one, with the opportunity to take a strategic view across the region with the potential for travel to meet implementers and evaluate programme.

Job Advert

The deadline for submission of applications is 12th May, 2016

B3 (L) Project Officer – East Africa Prosperity Fund

A vacancy has arisen at the British High Commission for a Project Officer who will oversee development of a multi-year programme to tackle the constraints to growth in East Africa. The UK government is setting up a new £1.3 billion global Prosperity Fund to help unlock economic growth. Growth with our African partners is good for the trade relationship and therefore good for the UK. We are setting up a programme to deliver targeted projects across the region to help unlock that economic growth.The successful candidate will be involved at the start of the programme and so this is an opportunity to shape its initial design and development whilst ensuring that current projects are delivered to time, scope and budget. Once the programme is up and running this role is expected to be constantly evaluating and shaping it to deliver maximum impact. This is a one year renewable contract.

This is an opportunity to run a diverse portfolio of projects with real responsibility for ensuring that they are delivered to a high standard. The work will be varied and interesting with the potential for travel to meet implementers and evaluate projects.

Job Advert

The deadline for submission of applications is 16th May, 2016.

B3 (L) Human Resource Manager

A vacancy has arisen at the British High Commission for a Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Manager will join the BHC Corporate Services in providing support to the wider High Commission and will also play a key co-ordination role between Nairobi and the Regional Hub in Pretoria. The successful candidate will need to balance competing demands from a diverse range of customers within the High Commission. In a busy office he/she will need to be a self-starter with the ability to manage a quality service. S/he should also be an effective communicator and demonstrate skills in working well with others.

Job Advert

The deadline for submission of applications is 12 May, 2016

A2 (L) Social Secretary to the High Commissioner

A vacancy has arisen at the British High Commission for a Social Secretary to the High Commissioner. This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of Nairobi’s biggest missions, to develop and manage the High Commissioner’s events which is essential in delivery of his core diplomacy. This will involve working closely with High Commissioner , his PA and Residence Manager to deliver events of a high standard. The individual will need to be extremely efficient in managing events in a high pressured environment. S/he should have the ability to prioritise work and identify and apply new systems where needed.

S/he will also be required to be flexible with their working hours and have an enthusiastic, energetic and creative personality.

Should also demonstrate skills in working well with others and the ability to engage with the High Commissioner’s high profile contacts.

Job Advert - Social Secretary

The deadline for submission of applications is 9 May, 2016.

Project Officer (11/16 NR)

A vacancy has arisen at the British Embassy Mogadishu for a Project Officer B3 (L). The role is based in Nairobi but will require travel to Mogadishu. This is a 1 year renewable contract.

Main purpose of job:

To oversee specific Counter Terrorism projects using programme and project management (PPM) skills to design proposals, manage implementation, monitor project expenditure, and deliver value for money (VFM) within an overall Programme. Particular emphasis is on delivery via contract management skills and maintaining detailed project plans, developing and maintaining mechanisms to monitor spend vs. forecast.

Job Advert - Project Officer

Deadline for application of submissions is May 2, 2016

A2L - Private Sector Adviser (Agribusiness)

A vacancy has arisen for an A2L Private Sector Adviser based in our Nairobi Office. The jobholder will be a member of the DFID Kenya programme team. The appointment will be under local terms and conditions and subject to security clearance. The salary is Kshs 469,298 per month before tax. The A2L Private Sector Adviser (Agribusiness) is a new post established to strengthen DFID Kenya’s Wealth programme supporting a competitive Kenya with inclusive markets.

The ideal start date is 1 July 2016.

A2L Competencies

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PSD Technical Competencies

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Advert - Private Sector Adviser

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BHC External Application Form - Private Sector Adviser

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Deadline for application submission is Thursday May 5, 2016.