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Digital Communications Intern Recruitment at the British High Commission (BHC)

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Digital Communications – Intern

Job ID: 34/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: Internship
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British High Commission
Start Date: 1st December 2019
Job Subcategory: Communications, Press and Media
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main Purpose of Job

  • We encourage applications from skilled and motivated young people for a one year internship as a Digital Communications Intern reporting to the Press and Public Affairs Officer in Abuja.
  • The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute and learn from our work.
  • The successful candidate will work within the Communications Team as the Abuja based Digital communications Intern.
  • The Digital Communications Intern will be given specific tasks and responsibilities and will be challenged to develop their capabilities and gain experience.
  • Duties will include, but will not be limited to, designing text and audio-visual material for use on the BHC media channels, and working with a broad range of media stakeholders to deliver HMG messages.

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

  • Support the work of the High Commission communications team through using digital technology and editing software.
  • Operate an HD Camera and capture quality footage at events
  • Work with Nigeria wide HMG departments, including British Council, DFID, UKVI to develop, create and publish content that creatively promotes HMG work in Nigeria
  • Ensure up to date content and quality assurance on the UK in Nigeria digital platforms including the website and social media platforms.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Knowledge of social media, including the ability to design strategy and analyse usage in order to shape BHC engagement and to focus campaigns
  • Ability to write clear, engaging copy for social media and other short form content
  • Experience with audio-visual content production
  • Experience with photo editing
  • Collaborative skills; including professional and confident communication with external stakeholders and team members

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ability to work as part of a busy, creative team, as well as willingness to provide support to team members as needed
  • Resilience, flexibility and ability to deliver quality under pressure and strict timelines
  • Project or event management experience

Required Competencies:

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

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment 
Learning and development opportunities:

  • On the job training will be provided including on FCO digital communications channels and tools.

Working patterns:

  • There may be possibility for flexible working patterns, and if required, should be discussed with the line manager.

Deadline: 4th November, 2019.

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

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • 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.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • 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 Country will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
  • Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.

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