Aug 2, 2016

Support Officer to the East Africa Aviation Security Liaison Office

Employer: British High Commission
Location: Kenya ,Nairobi

Support Officer to the East Africa Aviation Security Liaison Office (24/16 NR)

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 (Roles and Responsibilities)
The Support Officer will manage the RASLO Office working closely with: Accounts, Corporate Services, BCD and Transport Section in the High Commission, and also with Department for Transport (DfT) colleagues in London.

Given the Counter Terrorism needs in the region and the HMG focus on aviation and wider border security, the Support Officer will also manage a portfolio of aviation security projects (that will include aviation security training, staff mentoring and the provision of security equipment) and the Officer will provide aviation security advice to key stakeholders in the region.

The RASLO office focuses on Countries in East Africa, thus a key part of the work involves diplomacy and liaison with the various Host State government authorities on wide ranging aviation security issues. The office has frequent contact with Post Aviation Security Officers in the relevant Embassies or Consulates, and with UK registered airlines operating in the region. The position supports the high priority work that the UK is doing on aviation security and border management in the region.

Due to the nature of the role it is necessary that any applicant be security cleared to SC status, or demonstrate that they can obtain such clearance. Clearance is most easily obtained by UK nationals with at least 3 years residence in the past 10 years in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada or New Zealand. Nationals of the latter four countries may also be able to get clearance. Candidates must have a traceable history over the last five years

Roles and Responsibilities:
Providing effective office support to the RASLO including: leading on all administrative procedures, travel/hotel bookings, organising meetings/events;
Ensuring RASLO accounts (including Imprest) are kept up to date and in line with FCO and DfT processes;
To plan, manage, implement and evaluate RASLO aviation security projects on a timely basis in the Region;
Managing a Countering Terrorism Programme budget of £100,000 in 2016/17 for aviation security in the region;
Initiating project proposals and taking responsibility for their planning, financial management and delivery;
Monitoring, assessing, evaluating and reporting on local aviaiton security standards and procedures (particualrly following capacity building assistance);
Providing advice and briefing to key stakeholders on aviation security matters in the region; and
Undertaking the duties of the RASLO when on leave/official business.

Essential qualifications and experience
Must be organised, politically astute and be able to identify, develop and manage key relationships to achieve UK Counter-Terrorism objectives in the region
Ability to think logically/laterally,managproject and be able to display sound judgement and common sense
Good communications and proven stakeholder skills
Fluent in Engilish language ( Excellent written and oral)
Desirable qualifications and experience

Knowledge of Aviation Security with ICAO as a baseline standard
Knowledge of Standard Physical Security
Knowledge of FCO Financial Processes
Knowledge of dealing with contrated out parties/stakeholders
Swahili; conversational would be highly desirable 

Required competencies
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering

Application deadline : 16 August 2016

All applicants must be legally able to work in Kenya with the correct visa/status or work permit. .
Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.