The UK Government’s consular service supports British people around the world when they are most in need of our help. One important part of our work is to help prevent British people getting into difficulty when travelling or living overseas, and to help British people help themselves when incidents do happen. Our aim is to reduce the number of avoidable consular cases before they happen; ensure that British people have access to the right information when they need it; help facilitate our response whilst dealing with a case; and improve our capability to get better outcomes for British people requiring assistance when they are in difficulty overseas. Our prevention work encompasses the following areas of consular activity: lobbying, partnerships, outreach, campaigns and information services.
The main purpose of the job is to coordinate consular prevention work across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) consular region. Working closely with colleagues in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London and with prevention experts in other regions, the job-holder will provide expert advice and oversight to consular teams in UK Embassies and High Commissions in the region, to help them develop their prevention activities and share best practice. The Coordinator will contribute to the development of global prevention policy by promoting the prevention activities of MENASA teams. This role is a full-time 6-month fixed term contract.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist teams in the planning and development of their prevention work, looking for synergies where they exist across the MENASA region.
- Identify and share best practice across the MENASA region.
- Guide, and contribute to, the development of interventions such as lobbying, projects, partnerships, outreach and communications campaigns across the region. Ensure that all prevention work is measurable in order to evaluate impact.
- Provide creative input and expertise to teams on campaigns, where those are used.
- Identify skills or capability gaps within teams (e.g. Confidence to undertake lobbying) and work with Consular Regional Operations Managers (CROMs) and relevant contacts in the FCO to address these.
- Leading and Communicating – Effectiveness in this area is about leading from the front and communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm.
- Collaborating and Partnering – People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
- Changing and Improving – People who are effective in this area are responsive, innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change.
- Building Capability for All – Effectiveness in this area is having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation.
- Excellent oral, written English and interpersonal skills.
- A self starter, able to work independently and with remote teams
- Excellent communicator, strong outreach and networking skills
- Effective leadership using a collaborating, engaging and coaching management style
- Experience of developing communications campaigns
- Experience of working across cultures, including in MENASA.
- Some understanding of the issues faced by British people travelling, living and working overseas
Working Hours and Remuneration:
The Embassy aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role, including: non-negotiable salary of AED 12,723 per month inclusive, Grade B3 (L); performance bonus, five weeks vacation per annum, free on-site parking and free access to on-site swimming pool, gymnasium and sports facilities.
No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.
Conditioned working hours are 38 hours per week. Standard working hours are from 07.30 am until 2.30 pm on Sunday to Thursday. However, the successful candidate may be required to work outside normal working hours.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain the necessary security clearance. Higher clearances can be granted only to certain nationalities. For this reason, candidates must be of British, American, Australian, Canadian or New Zealand nationality in order to gain the level of clearance required.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online:
1.A covering letter.
2.An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV).
** (Your application must include examples of when you have demonstrated the competencies outlined above in the cover letter or motivation section in the application form. Applications that do not include this information will be rejected).
The closing date for applications is 6th February 2017.
Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted for an assessment.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances, medical clearance and reference checks.
The British Embassy Dubai is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.