Transport Manager, EO at the British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria
British High Commission is recruiting to fill the following position:
Job Title: Transport Manager, EO
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Type of Position: Permanent
Type of Post: British Office
Grade: Executive Officer (EO)
Working hours per week: 35
Start Date: 1 February 2023
Main Purpose of Job
- To manage the day-to-day running of the BHC Abuja Transport team, providing quality services in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with FCDO policy and post regulations.
- You will be expected to deliver results both individually and through the leadership of a team of 35+ drivers, mechanics and support staff.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement a proactive structured approach to fleet and journey management, ensuring staff rosters are effectively resourced to adequately and efficiently meet business needs.
- Play a leading role in the continual improvement of transport operations by proactively identifying problems, and recommending and implementing innovative solutions.
- Be the first point of contact for handling all escalated transport matters (including enquiries and feedback) deploying excellent communication and influencing skills to develop good stakeholder relationships and promptly, calmly and decisively resolve issues.
- Provide senior management with Management Information (MI) on the Transport Section’s operations to enable timely reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and improved customer communication.
- Lead with the planning and coordination of logistical arrangements for VIP visits and up-country journeys in conjunction with key stakeholders including security to ensure road travel to hazardous areas is supported by adequate risk assessment and mitigation plans.
- Work as a key member of the FCDO management team to ensure customer satisfaction and accountability in recruitment, training, performance management, discipline, health and safety, recognition and reward of the transport team.
- Efficiently manage the provision of all transport resources for Abuja and subordinate posts; including fleet renewal, routine servicing, spares, fuel stocks, uniforms and accessories for the transport team, etc.
- Prepare and monitor monthly, quarterly and annual budgets for the transport team, prudently managing, authorising, recording and regularly reporting on all expenditures.
- Close supervision of the official vehicle fleet, ensuring valid documentation, proper maintenance, driver competence and adherence to health, safety and security regulations.
- Manage the vehicle maintenance workshop, certifying that it is well equipped and that mechanics comply with all health and safety requirements while doing their job.
- Supervise and maintain the integrity of the diesel supply chain, checking that there’s always sufficient diesel to power generators in all FCDO compounds in Abuja as well as official vehicles.
- Manage and supervise the transport stores ensuring that spares are readily available for vehicle maintenance employing lean and agile supply methods ensuring inventory carrying costs are at a minimum.
- Perform other duties as may be required by senior management of the British High Commission.
Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure)
- Direct Line management of 1x AO Deputy Transport Manager, 1 x AA Transport comms/admin officer, 1x AA Diesel officer, 1x AA Senior mechanic, 1 x AA Transport Store officer
Transport Manager, EO at the British High Commission (BHC)
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Previous experience in Transport or Logistical Management
- Experience in managing a large team to deliver a quality service in a high-pressure environment
- A good command of the English language – both verbally and in writing.
- Flexible approach to problem-solving with an ability to think on their feet
- Demonstrate good interpersonal skills, integrity, professionalism and good leadership
- A self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
- Good organisational skills and analytical skills – capable of working quickly and accurately
- Quality and efficiency-oriented, committed to service excellence and continuous improvement
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office tools
- Budgeting and financial management experience
- Familiar with the Nigerian transport system and Abuja/Northern Nigerian road networks
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- University Degree (BSc or HND)
- Professional certification in Transport, logistics and distribution
- Relevant training records/certificates in Transport, General Administration, and Customer Services.
- Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Leadership, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
Learning and Development Opportunities:
- Mandatory e-learning courses
- On-the-job development
- E-learning portal and courses routinely organised by the Regional Learning and Development Team
- Full-time position, with core working hours between 8 am – 4 pm, Monday to Thursday and 8 am – 1 pm on Friday. However, the job holder will need to be flexible to respond to incidents and operational demands as the need arises.
Application Closing Date
12th January 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Please check your application carefully before you submit it, as no changes can be made once submitted.
- 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 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
- 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 at 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 on successful candidates.
- The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
About British High Commission:
British High Commission – The British government values diversity and an inclusive workplace. By valuing diversity, advancing equality, and combating discrimination, we strengthen our organisational capacity. Applications from persons of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged.
We do not discriminate on the basis of age, veteran status, handicap, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, or any other legally protected characteristic. Where operational and security requirements permit, we support flexible work arrangements that support families.