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Job Title: Immigration Liaison Officer

Job ID: 25/22 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: Executive Officer (EO)
Job Category:Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: Home Office
Number of Vacancies: 3
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Fixed term, with the possibility of renewal
Type of Post: British Deputy High Commission
Start Date: 1 October 2022

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 

Investigation:

  • Individual case working investigations as tasked by Home Office -International Operations.
  • Individual case working investigations as tasked by the Head of Section and Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) as well as other government departments.
  • To disrupt the flow of illegal migration by air to the United Kingdom and identify and disrupt the activity of the organised crime groups behind it
  • Work closely with HMG partners at the post, host authorities and international partners to support the development of intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups
  • Conduct training sessions with international partners
  • Provide presentations to host authorities and international partners
  • Provide leadership on projects and work with Non-Government Organisations to deliver quality outcomes
  • Support Visa Status and Information Services (VSI) section to protect the integrity of the UK visa regime and identify and disrupt the activity of the organised crime groups attempting to exploit it
  • Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources

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 crimes and to gather evidence-based intelligence.
  • Ensure that all relevant intelligence is gathered, assessed and disseminated in line with guidance.
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Liaison:

  • Build effective working relationships with host authorities and 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 British High Commission 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’s purpose. We have staff deployed to approximately 33 locations across the world.

We Deliver this by:

  • Providing intelligence support to the UK 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?

  • In order to meet Home Office security requirements, we need to recruit a new ILO from either the UK/US/Canada/Australia/NZ or the EU where they have a footprint in their home country.
  • We need the ILO to have excellent interpersonal skills that they can use strategically to build relationships with key partners to assist Home Office International Operations in delivering their 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 public speaking.
  • The role of ILO is extremely varied. The challenge with all HOIO work is to deliver both the reactive elements such as air calls and requests for support from the visa section, as well as the pro-active elements such as intelligence research and liaison with stakeholders. As such, ILOs need to be able to manage very challenging workloads, deliver at pace and be flexible in support of business aims. Once trained, the successful candidate should be able to work towards objectives with minimal supervision.
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Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Computer literate with Microsoft desktop functions (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer) at a level where you can: create, use and interrogate complex templates, tables, and data sets on Home Office and FCDO IT platforms
  • A high level of written and spoken English with the ability to write high-quality reports and briefings
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • An ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills

Desirable qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous immigration, law enforcement and/or analytical or investigation experience would be an advantage.

Required Behaviours:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing.

Salary: NGN 758,534.83 monthly.

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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit it, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • 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.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • 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 of relocation
  • The British Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practise to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
  • Please note:  AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted 
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position

Deadline: 8th August 2021.

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