تعلن السفارة البريطانية في عمان عن شاغر براتب لا يقل عن 1,613 دينار أردني

 


تعلن السفارة البريطانية في عمان عن شاغر براتب لا يقل عن 1,613 دينار أردني

View Vacancy - Project Assistant, Strategy and Delivery Unit

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Job Category  
Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory  
Development and Humanitarian
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  
The Strategy and Delivery unit of the Development and Humanitarian team based at the British Embassy in Amman is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Project Assistant, job grade Executive Officer (EO).

Main Purpose of the job:

This is an opportunity to work for the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) within British Embassy Amman as it implements its new UK-Jordan Country Business Plan. The candidate will join the Strategy and Delivery Unit. The post requires commitment to work with others inside and outside the Embassy to maximise returns on UK investments and coordinate with partners. The successful candidate will be confident working at pace and multi-tasking to respond to changing priorities. This role will provide opportunities to engage with programme delivery and management and to build commercial capabilities within the Embassy. The role will also provide the candidate with opportunities to develop communications skills and take an active role in developing high impact comms on development priorities across the Embassy.

Main Responsibilities:

Cross-Embassy Project Assistant Support

Work closely with programme managers across the Embassy to engage with delivery partners, arrange visits and troubleshoot issues.
Develop a strong understanding of the Programme Operating Framework and provide advice and support to programme management teams on issues and approaches.
Support programme teams to develop and implement high quality strategic and assurance mechanisms including on risk, fraud, safeguarding and value for money.
Support teams to develop and maintain a robust and uniform approach to managing information and making it available to the wider office.
Develop programme management skills through learning, shadowing and doing programme management to be able to deploy across teams to support managing programmes during periods of stretch.
Track key activities to ensure that teams are delivering Embassy action plans and strategies and are embedded strategic priorities into programmes. Support teams to deliver against the British Embassy Amman Country Plan.
Provide Executive Assistant Support to the Development Director and Deputy Development Director

Proactively manage diaries, balancing priorities and commitments to ensure the most critical work is delivered and high-level meetings have appropriate representation.
Set up external meetings and arrange transportation as required.
Book the travel and hospitality requirements for the Development Director and Deputy Development Director as needed.
Own our recruitment and vacancy lists across the team, ensuring that gaps are identified, recruitment progresses and new members of staff are onboarded with high quality inductions.
Ensure that the team meets its central reporting requirements for performance management, building capacity and flagging risks to senior managers.
Coordinate development related communications including by working across teams to ensure we are aware of upcoming opportunities and deadlines. Work with teams to develop strong communications approaches to take advantage of opportunities.
Development Communications Support across the Embassy

Manage the communication activity of development objectives, including tracking announcements, supporting the development of comms products and identifying opportunities to deliver key development messages.
Ensure decisions made by the Development Director and Deputy Development Director are communicated to appropriate internal and external audiences. Track and support the implementation of decisions.
Cabinet Support across the Embassy

Act as the point person for the cross-Embassy Country Board, scheduling meetings and ensuring minutes are recorded and actions are circulated.
Follow up on the delivery of actions agreed at the Country Board, working with teams, troubleshooting issues and driving forward the delivery of critical actions between Board meetings.
Take a leading role in setting the agenda for Country Boards, working across teams to propose high impact agendas that will deliver BE Amman priorities.
Ensure the wider Embassy governance structure functions effectively with key meetings taking place prior to Country Board meetings and key issues escalated.
Quality assure Country Board papers and cover notes ensuring they effectively communicate the decisions that need to be made.
Develop and use commercial acumen to support good contracting and ensure value for money

Attend Procurement Officer training and work closely with experienced Procurement Officers to build your capability.
Lead low value procurements by working closely with programme teams to understand their needs, offer commercial advice and complete all contract documents.
Advise programme teams to consider their procurement approaches in both programme design and implementation, ensuring our approach delivers programme objectives and delivers maximum value for money.
Support Corporate Priorities across the Embassy

Act as the IT Champion across the office, building skills to understand how systems work and working with Headquarters on rolling out and upskilling staff on new IT systems.
Ensure the development teams have appropriate equipment, functioning rooms and troubleshoot issues. Ensure there are adequate resources for teams to deliver (e.g. IT hardware, stationary).
Take part in at least one BE Amman People Strand to ensure the Embassy continues to be an excellent place to work and develop.
Key Behaviours:

Making Effective Decisions - Use evidence and knowledge to support accurate, expert decisions and advice. Carefully consider alternative options, implications and risks of decisions.
Working together - Form effective partnerships and relationships with people both internally and externally, from a range of diverse backgrounds, sharing information, resources and support.
Managing a Quality Service - Deliver service objectives with professional excellence, expertise and efficiency, taking account of diverse customer needs.
Delivering at Pace - Take responsibility for delivering timely and quality results with focus and drive.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience  
A confident and clear communicator with excellent communication skills in English and Arabic. Able to express ideas and messages clearly and concisely, both verbally and in written communication.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Experience managing diaries and delivering priorities for senior staff.
Strong organisation skills and ability to manage competing priorities and organise high profile external activities.
Ability to build strong, respectful and collaborative working relationships with stakeholders within and beyond HMG, including those with different cultural backgrounds and opinions.
Literacy in Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, Outlook, Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint).
Excellent organisational skills.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  
Two (2) years programme management experience in a relevant field.
Experience developing policies and supporting internal governance structures to reach decisions.
Ability to work under pressure and manage a complex and varied workload sometimes to tight deadlines.
A network of contacts across Jordan and good experience building and maintaining relationships with donors and partners.
Experience in drafting reports and briefs for an international audience.
Required behaviours  
Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together
Application deadline  
13 November 2022
Grade  
Executive Officer (EO)
Type of Position  
Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week  
37
Region  
Middle East & North Africa
Country/Territory  
Jordan
Location (City)  
Amman
Type of Post  
British Embassy
Number of vacancies  
1
Salary Currency  
JOD
Salary  
1,613
Start Date  
2 January 2023
Other benefits and conditions of employment  
Eligibility:

If you are selected for this position, we will be able to employ you as long as:

Receive the appropriate level of standard security clearance;
Have the right to live and work in Jordan.
Working Hours and Remuneration:

The position is full-time, at 37 hours a week with considerations of flexibility depending on circumstances.

Pay is on the Embassy EO scale, with a salary of JOD 1613 per month. Please note that your salary will be paid gross and you are expected to comply with your tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the local authorities.  If exceptionally you are not liable to pay Jordanian tax, you will receive a net salary which is minus the deduction of an equivalent level of local tax.  Further information on this will be given to candidates at interview if necessary.

This position is offered on a Full Time, Permanent contract basis.

The successful candidate will be subject to a 90-days probationary period (as appropriate). The selected candidate will have the right to live and work in Jordan.

The package includes a good level of health insurance and a friendly, English-speaking work environment. Leave entitlement is 25 days (on pro rata basis) plus 14 public holidays.

There will be learning and development opportunities under the 70 – 20 – 10 model and candidates will be encouraged to seek opportunities to strengthen programme management, procurement and communication skills.


Additional information  
How to apply:

Interested candidates must include 1) an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) 2) a covering letter/ motivation essay stating how you meet the requirements of the role; and 3) examples, in the relevant sections of the online application form, of how you meet the key behaviours and skills required.

Applications that do not include this information will not be considered.

Closing date of receiving applications is before 23:55 (local time) on 13 November 2022.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Process:

The recruitment process, including security clearance, is expected to take around one months.

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances, and reference checks.

The checks can take several weeks to complete and the applicant will only be employed if the UK security clearance is granted.

 

The British Embassy Amman is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local labour law.


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