Projects and Partnerships Officer AO (39/22 ACC)

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Job Category

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

BHC Accra is a large post and is charged with delivering high impact and complex policy, programmes and campaigns on the full breadth of the Africa Strategy.  All staff embody the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s approach to cross-departmental ways of working and the High Commission aims to be a highly-inclusive place to work, celebrating a workforce with both diversity of thought and background.

The Jobholder is responsible for supporting the Head of Diaspora Relations’ strategic engagement with British Brands and the Ghanaian Diaspora capitalising on partnership opportunities that deepen UK-Ghana interest. Lead the end-to-end management of the yearly Chevening Scholarship scheme for Ghana, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso, and the International Leaders Programme.  Deliver BHC Accra’s bilateral and regional political objectives through the effective administration of programme funds allocated to the High Commission through various funding mechanisms. Providing budget and procurement support to the Team.

Roles and responsibilities :

·       Assist with researching and initiating potential partnership opportunities and maintaining relationships with current partners

·       Assist with managing events of varying sizes, including the administration, planning and execution stages

·       Maintain oversight of BHC contact list, working with across the mission to ensure this is kept up-to-date

·       Manage and develop the Chevening Scholarships brand, and boost its impact in Ghana, including through mobilising the Chevening Alumni Network

·       Manage accurate records of the Chevening alumni database and ensuring alumni are well engaged with the High Commission

·       Increase the number of Chevening scholarship applications through diverse mediums and activities to create nationwide awareness, constant engagement and activities commercial sponsorship

·       Maintain oversight of the Political and Communications Team Budget by providing monthly forecast and tracking activity expenditure

·       Day-to-day administrative oversight of programme budgets (working closely with Finance Teams), ensuring spending remains on track, achieves maximum impact and value for money

·       Manage the nomination and selection of candidates from Ghana for the International Leaders Programme

·       Maintain files to ensure good information management in line with FCO guidance. Encouraging good use of information tools


Resources managed :

Provide guidance to National Service Personnel working under your supervision to enable you to deliver your objectives.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience working in a Diplomatic Mission or media organisation
  • Event management experience
  • Demonstrable social media skills, including implementing media campaigns

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • French Language
  • Budget management experience


Required behaviours

Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together

Application deadline

26 October 2022


Administrative Officer (AO)

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Location (City)


Type of Post

British High Commission


USD 664.42

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. Members of staff are encouraged to make use of the learning and development opportunities that the office has to offer.

Working patterns:

  • 35 hours per week
  • There may be a requirement to work out of hours to support events.

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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