Embassy Jobs – Head of Corporate Services – British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:       Head
of Corporate Services
Organization: British
High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Office Notice No.: 02/20 KPL
About US:
The British High
Commission is the diplomatic liaison office that aims to develop and maintain
close bilateral relations with Uganda, in accordance with British government
policies. The British High Commission is responsible for the political
relationship between the UK and Uganda, and we provide advice and guidance on
political and governance issues. BHC provides assistance and documentary
services to British nationals in Uganda. The UK Trade and Investment Section
provides assistance to both British and Ugandan businesses.
Job Summary:  The Head of Corporate Services provides leadership
and management of the Corporate Services Team and is responsible for the
effective implementation of BHC’s human resources strategies, estates, finance,
procurement and transport policies and has oversight for the safety and
security of its staff.  The post holder
will provide leadership and management oversight for a team of about 35 who are
responsible for providing administrative services in all areas including,
financial management and procurement, HR, accounting, estates and office
services, IT, transport, health and safety services.  The role is responsible for ensuring
compliance with UK Government rules and regulations in all areas of Corporate
Services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
To lead
on BHC’s human resources strategies, to ensure that BHC has the resources it
needs to meet business objectives and continuous improvements are made in the
way BHC manages and develops its people. To lead on short and long term
staffing plans and forecasts to ensure staffing needs are met; including management
of Diplomatic staff and locally employed staff 
postings and promotions.
·       
To lead
on the delivery of HR services including locally employed staff  pay and conditions to ensure they remain in
line with local market to enable BHC/DFID to recruit, motivate and retain
talented staff and to ensure that BHC/DFID is seen as a fair and responsible
employer.    To ensure access to medical
and welfare services and learning and development and to oversee effective
implementation of UK based terms and conditions of service.
·       
To lead
on the provision of estates and office services including security, health and
safety of owned and leased properties and the BHC Uganda office buildings and
compound.  To ensure BHC and DFID office
and estates are managed on a sustainable basis and to contribute to HMG’s
targets to reduce carbon emissions and reduce energy consumption.
·       
Oversee
the IT and Information systems, including effective implementation and
compliance with security information policies.
·       
To
oversee BHC’s contracting and procurement operations ensuring corporate
compliance with FCO policies and demonstrating value for money.
·       
To
support the implementation of wider corporate priorities as required by FCO and
DFID and drive forward reform programmes as required.
·       
To engage
with stakeholders in London and across the mission to ensure that a high
quality of service is provided and maintained by the CST. 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the British High Commission (BHC) Head of Corporate Services job
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, preferably in Management or
Administration.
·       
Significant
experience (at least five years) in a leadership/ management role, or
equivalent.
·       
Strong
background in corporate services / management. 
·       
Strong
financial and human resource management knowledge and experience.
·       
Proven
track record of delivering results and managing multiple priorities.
·       
The
ability to lead and operate as part of a diverse team.
·       
Excellent
communication and stakeholder management skills.
·       
Resilience
and adaptability.
·       
Excellent
written and spoken English.
·       
Competencies: Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Building
Capability for All, Managing a Quality Service
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the British High
Commission in the aforementioned capacity should apply by clicking on the link
below.
Deadline: 12th February 2020
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