Immigration Liaison Officer at the British High Commission (BHC)

Immigration Liaison Officer at the British High Commission (BHC)

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Immigration Liaison Officer

Job ref.: 07/19 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Start Date: 1st June, 2019
Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Job Subcategory: HMPO (HM Passport Office)
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Main Purpose of Job

  • To detect and prevent the abuse of passport applications, and identify and disrupt the activity of the organised crime groups behind 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.

Roles and Responsibilities
What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

Investigation:

  • Individual case working investigations as tasked by HMPO

Crime:

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

Intelligence gathering and analysis:

  • 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 Embassy and with key external partners.

What we do:

  • Immigration Enforcement International (IEI) operates to prevent illegal immigration and disrupt the organised immigration crime groups behind it, supporting both the Immigration Enforcement mission and the Home Office purpose.
  • We have staff deployed to approximately 53 locations across the world.

We deliver this by:

  • Providing intelligence support to the 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

What we want from you?

  • ILOs need to have excellent people skills that they can use strategically to build relationships with key partners to assist Immigration Enforcement in delivering it’s 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 some public speaking.
  • The role of ILO is extremely varied. The challenge with all IEI work is to deliver both the reactive elements such as air calls and requests for support from visa section, as well as the the pro-active  elements such as intelligence research and liaison with stakeholders. As such ILOs need be able to manage very challenging workloads, deliver at pace and be flexible in support of business aims. Once up to speed in the role the successful candidate should be able to work towards objectives with minimal supervision.
  • 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. The successful candidate will also be required to attend training in the UK, most likely for a duration of 1-3 weeks.
  • Working for IEI is fantastic, as much as for the development opportunities it offers as the actual experience of delivering our objectives which can be hugely satisfying. Above all we want you to be keen and to enjoy your work, so that you will find working for IEI as rewarding as we do.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • A UK passport holder
  • 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 skill.
  • An ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision is essential.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous immigration, law enforcement and/or analytical or investigation experience

Required Competencies:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

Remuneration
Starting monthly salary: N610, 536

Closing Date:  22nd April, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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 Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy 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 Deputy 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-frameworkPlease note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.