Diaspora Engagement Manager HEO (37/22 ACC)

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Job Category  

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory  

Private Office

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

The UK and Ghana are forging a partnership for the future. The most valuable parts to this are often our people-to-people links – over 250,000 Brit-Ghanaians in the UK.

The purpose of this job is to support investment in the UK-Ghana diaspora to underpin a strong future partnership. The successful candidate will ‘own’ the British High Commission’s (BHC’s) relationship with the Ghanaian Diaspora and main Diaspora offices in Ghana. Together, the successful candidate will be expected to set a vision for their part of the future relationship, and use the resources of the BHC to deliver on it.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Facilitate and manage the BHC’s relationship with the Diaspora, in all its forms: individual links, links with Diaspora organisations, and government to government policy links.
  • Curate Diaspora engagement opportunities and seeking partnerships which align with BHC objectives
  • Represent the BHC at Diaspora events across Ghana and the UK
  • Assume responsibility of the BHC’s forward facing Diaspora office
  • Build and deliver a highly visible and effective public communication strategy, which promotes the UK’s soft power with both Ghanaians and the Brit-Ghanaian diaspora. Use existing channels (such as @UKinGhana) and considering new ones.

Resources managed:

x1 administrative Staff

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

·       Bachelor’s in Communications, International Relations or other relevant field of study.

·       A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a fast-paced working environment as a manager.

·       Experience of working across the UK-Ghana diaspora, there sub-groupings, and their needs.

·       An understanding of Ghana Governments Diaspora engagement policies and strategies

·       Event Planning experience

·       Dealing with logistics, administration and budgets

·       Excellent IT skills (including working knowledge of MS office packages (excel; word, PowerPoint etc);

·       The ability to respond flexibly to competing demands, often at short notice;

·       Discretion and confidentiality;

·       Strong organisational skills and good attention to detail (events planning; guest lists).

·       Ability to write accurate, professional English at speed, in formats including formal letters and minutes.

·       Good team player with strong customer service skills, including with others with competing priorities

·       Ability to plan ahead, anticipate problems / clashes and proactively sort them out

·       Able to work under minimal supervision and deliver for senior-level individuals

·       Ability to build highly-effective relationships with external organisations.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Local knowledge of Accra (to inform logistics) and Twi / Ga for working with local contacts.

Required behaviours

Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

Application deadline

26 October 2022


Higher Executive Officer (HEO)

Type of Position


Working hours per week






Location (City)


Type of Post

British High Commission

Number of vacancies



GHS equivalent to USD 1,618.65

Start Date

1 December 2022

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities:

The British High Commission in Ghana takes learning and development seriously. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop many core and transferable skills through both formal and informal learning and development opportunities, including the full suite of HMG training courses and opportunities and the opportunity to work closely and shadow the High Commissioner. Members of staff are encouraged to make use of the learning and development opportunities that the office has to offer.

Additional information

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate that they meet the requirements under Ghanaian law to work in Ghana.
  • The British High Commission in Accra is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Ghanaian employment law.
  • 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.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.



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