Recruitment for a Common Services Officer at The Deputy High Commission of Canada in Nigeria (Lagos)

The Deputy High Commission of Canada in Nigeria (LAGOS) is recruiting for the following personnel:

Job Title: Common Services Officer

Job Ref: 3608

Salary: NGN 10,338,250 gross per annum

Vacancy type: Term/Indeterminate

Term Details: This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Nigeria.

Level: Officer

Classification: LE-07

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Summary of position:

The Common Services Officer, under the direction of the Management Counsellor, ensures the implementation of program objectives and functionally supervises the Embassy’s administrative functions, including finance and human resources. The incumbent directly plans and administers the Embassy’s budget, contracting and projects, as well as conducts research and analysis to advise Management on financial matters.

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Essential Qualifications:

Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience, management of a team and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.Education:
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a discipline related to the job requirements (e.g. Economics, Business, and Finance).

High level of proficiency in English (reading, writing and speaking)


• Minimum of five years of recent*, significant and/or combined experience in financial management.
• Recent* experience in procurement and contracting from suppliers and service providers;
• Recent* experience in an administrative role establishing and maintaining filing systems, maintaining accurate records, processing financial transactions, interpreting and implementing policy guidance.
• Recent* work experience in managing a team in an operational and/or customer service environment.* Recent is defined as within the last five (5) years.

Rated Requirements:

The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.


• Knowledge of budget management
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Materiel Management
• Basic knowledge of procurement
• Knowledge of standard office procedures and practices


• Effective communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and client focus
• Sound judgment
• Superior problem-solving
• Results-focused, with the ability to see long term projects to completion
• Adaptability/Flexibility (flexible and able to adapt to changing work pressures and range of tasks)
• Superior organizational skills

How to Apply:

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