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We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Sector Director: Finance and Professional Services (FPS) – Department for International Trade

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Ref.: 07/21 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: C5 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Working hours per week: 36
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory: DIT
Start Date: 1 June 2021

Overview
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) operates in 23 of Africa’s nations. As the UK Government Department selling free commerce and open market entry, UK exports and UK enterprise abroad funding, we help the event of sturdy, affluent and peaceable African nations, by means of trendy, dynamic and long-term commerce and funding partnerships delivering mutual profit for the UK and Africa. DIT brings collectively coverage, promotion, and monetary experience to interrupt down limitations to commerce and funding in markets internationally, to assist companies succeed.

This is a good alternative to steer work in Africa in a vital sector for the UK and for Africa. The UK supply may be very sturdy globally, and is complete, and consists of world class functionality in banking, insurance coverage, asset administration, company finance, elevating finance, authorized and advisory providers, with the City of London the centre for worldwide finance, and a robust observe file in innovation in areas similar to Fintech and inexperienced finance.

Your job might be to work with African consumers and UK firms. You will assist UK corporations to create new, and broaden present enterprise, and construct up investments in Africa. This consists of figuring out the best alternatives, methods and markets along with UK firms. You will assist DIT nation groups to grasp FPS, and to work successfully in help of UK enterprise pursuits of their international locations. You will work in partnership with main UK companies to assist facilitate improved enterprise entry to the African markets.

You will develop a robust understanding of the present state of FPS in Africa, the best alternatives for the UK, figuring out the brand new initiatives on the horizon. You will perceive limitations to commerce and funding, and work with colleagues to deal with these limitations. You will interact UK firms early on alternatives in Africa. You will establish and liaise with key consumers (Government and Private), improve their understanding of UK experience, and assist key consumers to have interaction with UK firms. You will ship a small variety of very top quality occasions that replicate the distinctive high quality of the UK supply in FPS, and that advance our pursuits with key consumers.

The job holder will be part of a dynamic community of dedicated commerce officers working to help UK enterprise pursuits and Africa’s financial development. This is an thrilling time to hitch DIT Africa, as we ship on our ambition to be Africa’s commerce and funding accomplice of alternative.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • You will lead and ship DIT Africa’s Sector work within the FPS sector.
  • You will develop and lead the supply of a transparent sector plan with objectives, milestones and deliverables.
  • You will create higher consciousness within the UK, organise focussed sector occasions, and supply an proof primarily based view of the important thing areas for UK enterprise engagement.
  • You will create a pipeline of key initiatives and alternatives, and guarantee there’s acceptable and robust help for UK firms in making progress on these initiatives. You will lead a pan-Africa digital sector staff working within the sector. You will work along with the DIT UK sector headquarters.
  • You will do that working by means of your digital staff throughout the continent, offering them with course, serving to to upskill them, and guaranteeing a constant excessive normal of supply and repair.
  • You will develop sturdy relationships with main UK firms, by means of a strategic relationship administration programme, working to grasp their technique and aims, delivering help for them which matches their wants.
  • You may even develop relationships with purchaser Governments, and your function will embody some occasional journey when situations allow to African international locations and the UK
  • You will guarantee alignment with different HMG work streams the place related, for instance Official Development Assistance (ODA) by means of the FCDO.
  • You may even develop sturdy relationships with the London Stock Exchange Group, the City of London, the Green Finance Institute and different key companions within the monetary {and professional} providers sectors.

Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure):

  • Team of round 8 advisers, who you’ll matrix handle in coordination with their Country Directors.
  • Operational budgets for journey and subsistence, and advertising and marketing and communications.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree and different related skilled qualification or expertise.
  • Knowledge of, and a eager curiosity within the FPS sectors, a minimum of 5, ideally 10 years’ expertise working in finance or related sectors.
  • Experience of main groups throughout Africa.
  • Experience of working with enterprise at a senior stage, with authorities departments, and related establishments
  • Proven observe file of cross-team collaboration
  • A optimistic, resilient, versatile and adaptable “can-do” perspective that may see a method by means of challenges.

Desirable Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the UK, and a eager curiosity in sustainable improvement.

Required Competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment  
Learning and improvement alternatives (and any particular coaching programs to be accomplished):

  • This function supplies wonderful alternatives to develop and develop given its pan-Africa management function.
  • You could have entry to the total suite of DIT and FCDO studying and improvement alternatives together with the FCDO’s Diplomatic Academy and might be inspired to hitch DIT’s commerce career.
  • We additionally present common in-house studying alternatives and are dedicated to supporting additional tutorial alternatives.
  • Our workers who reveal nice management potential are inspired to apply for the FCDO’s pan-African Emerging Leadership Programme.

Working Patterns:

  • Flexible working is feasible however please be aware that the function is prone to contain some night commitments and common journey to the UK and throughout Africa, however any adjustments in working practices because of the present Covid scenario.

Starting Monthly Salary

  • N1,266,591.88

Interested and certified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Sector Director: Finance and Professional Services (FPS) – Department for International Trade

Ref.: 06/21 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Grade: C5 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Working hours per week: 36
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Job Category: Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Job Subcategory: DIT
Start Date: 1 June 2021

Overview
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) operates in 23 of Africa’s nations. As the UK Government Department selling free commerce and open market entry, UK exports and UK enterprise abroad funding, we help the event of sturdy, affluent and peaceable African nations, by means of trendy, dynamic and long-term commerce and funding partnerships delivering mutual profit for the UK and Africa. DIT brings collectively coverage, promotion, and monetary experience to interrupt down limitations to commerce and funding in markets internationally, to assist companies succeed.

This is a good alternative to steer work in Africa in a vital sector for the UK and for Africa. The UK supply may be very sturdy globally, and is complete, and consists of world class functionality in banking, insurance coverage, asset administration, company finance, elevating finance, authorized and advisory providers, with the City of London the centre for worldwide finance, and a robust observe file in innovation in areas similar to Fintech and inexperienced finance.

Your job might be to work with African consumers and UK firms. You will assist UK corporations to create new, and broaden present enterprise, and construct up investments in Africa. This consists of figuring out the best alternatives, methods and markets along with UK firms. You will assist DIT nation groups to grasp FPS, and to work successfully in help of UK enterprise pursuits of their international locations. You will work in partnership with main UK companies to assist facilitate improved enterprise entry to the African markets.

You will develop a robust understanding of the present state of FPS in Africa, the best alternatives for the UK, figuring out the brand new initiatives on the horizon. You will perceive limitations to commerce and funding, and work with colleagues to deal with these limitations. You will interact UK firms early on alternatives in Africa. You will establish and liaise with key consumers (Government and Private), improve their understanding of UK experience, and assist key consumers to have interaction with UK firms. You will ship a small variety of very top quality occasions that replicate the distinctive high quality of the UK supply in FPS, and that advance our pursuits with key consumers.

The job holder will be part of a dynamic community of dedicated commerce officers working to help UK enterprise pursuits and Africa’s financial development. This is an thrilling time to hitch DIT Africa, as we ship on our ambition to be Africa’s commerce and funding accomplice of alternative.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • You will lead and ship DIT Africa’s Sector work within the FPS sector.
  • You will develop and lead the supply of a transparent sector plan with objectives, milestones and deliverables.
  • You will create higher consciousness within the UK, organise focussed sector occasions, and supply an proof primarily based view of the important thing areas for UK enterprise engagement.
  • You will create a pipeline of key initiatives and alternatives, and guarantee there’s acceptable and robust help for UK firms in making progress on these initiatives. You will lead a pan-Africa digital sector staff working within the sector. You will work along with the DIT UK sector headquarters.
  • You will do that working by means of your digital staff throughout the continent, offering them with course, serving to to upskill them, and guaranteeing a constant excessive normal of supply and repair.
  • You will develop sturdy relationships with main UK firms, by means of a strategic relationship administration programme, working to grasp their technique and aims, delivering help for them which matches their wants.
  • You may even develop relationships with purchaser Governments, and your function will embody some occasional journey when situations allow to African international locations and the UK
  • You will guarantee alignment with different HMG work streams the place related, for instance Official Development Assistance (ODA) by means of the FCDO.
  • You may even develop sturdy relationships with the London Stock Exchange Group, the City of London, the Green Finance Institute and different key companions within the monetary {and professional} providers sectors.

Resources managed (workers and expenditure):

  • Team of round 8 advisers, who you’ll matrix handle in coordination with their Country Directors.
  • Operational budgets for journey and subsistence, and advertising and marketing and communications.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree and different related skilled qualification or expertise.
  • Knowledge of, and a eager curiosity within the FPS sectors, a minimum of 5, ideally 10 years’ expertise working in finance or related sectors.
  • Experience of main groups throughout Africa.
  • Experience of working with enterprise at a senior stage, with authorities departments, and related establishments
  • Proven observe file of cross-team collaboration
  • A optimistic, resilient, versatile and adaptable “can-do” perspective that may see a method by means of challenges.

Desirable Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the UK, and a eager curiosity in sustainable improvement.

Required Competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment  
Learning and improvement alternatives (and any particular coaching programs to be accomplished):

  • This function supplies wonderful alternatives to develop and develop given its pan-Africa management function.
  • You could have entry to the total suite of DIT and FCDO studying and improvement alternatives together with the FCDO’s Diplomatic Academy and might be inspired to hitch DIT’s commerce career.
  • We additionally present common in-house studying alternatives and are dedicated to supporting additional tutorial alternatives.
  • Our workers who reveal nice management potential are inspired to apply for the FCDO’s pan-African Emerging Leadership Programme.

Working Patterns:

  • Flexible working is feasible however please be aware that the function is prone to contain some night commitments and common journey to the UK and throughout Africa, however any adjustments in working practices because of the present Covid scenario.

Starting Monthly Salary

  • N1,266,591.88

Interested and certified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline twenty second April, 2021.


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