British High Commission in Malta is looking to recruit a Policy and Programme Officer (International Crime and Justice B3 (MLT21.212))
to join their team on a full-time basis.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles):
Roles and Responsibilities:
Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption. The British High Commission in Malta is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is seeking a Policy and Programme Officer - International Crime and Justice. This new role in the Political Team will lead work to design and oversee the delivery of the British High Commission’s programme for International Crime and Justice cooperation with Malta including circa £100k+ of programme funding. The job holder will also become the teams expert on Malta’s financial jurisdiction. The job holder will report to the Justice and Home Affairs Officer and work closely with colleagues across the High Commission to deliver UK objectives.
Main responsibilities will include:
Programme Management (70%):
- Management of the High Commission’s International Crime and Justice Programme worth circa £100k+;
- Ownership of programme governance and ensuring compliance with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office Programme Delivery Framework;
- Ensuring projects are delivered on time and to budget;
- Liaison with project delivery partners and ensuring monitoring and evaluation requirements are met;
- Coordinate with programme leads at other UK Embassies and FCDO HQ London. Policy - (30%).
Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
- Work with colleagues across the High Commission to support the delivery of relevant national security outcomes in the Cross-HMG Country Business Plan for Malta;
- Identify opportunities for UK projects focussed on support to rule of law and justice;
- Develop a network of contacts working on risk and compliance across Malta’s financial services sector;
- Carry out research of press reporting, open-source and official publications;
- Prepare both oral and written reports for Embassy and London based audience with readers from across UK Government;
- Track and report the impact of reforms to Malta’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance regime;
- Support wider Political Team performance and contribute to team resilience.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:
- Fluency in English (both oral and written, minimum C1 level*);
- Self-starter with the ability to work well in a team and independently;
- Experience in project or programme management;
- Proven record of managing budgets;
- Excellent written communication skills;
- Strong IT skills, especially MS Office Word, Excel and Teams;
- Good attention to detail and ability to closely follow mandatory guidance for projects and programmes;
- Ability to make and use contacts, including at senior levels.
- Fluency in Maltese;
- An Undergraduate Degree in Finance, Economics, Criminology or Social Sciences;
- Previous experience of work in Law Enforcement, Government, Embassy or International Organisations;
- Prince2 or MSP or equivalent programme management qualification.
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace.
Other benefits and conditions of employment:
- Application deadline - 27 June 2021
- Grade - B3 (L)
- Type of Position - Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
- Working hours per week - 35
- Starting monthly salary - €2181.74 gross
- Start Date - 2 August 2021
This is a full-time of 35 hours/week, 9 months renewable contract.
*The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance. All applicants should have the right to live and work in Malta. The British High Commission does not sponsor work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Malta are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Maltese employment law.
Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Malta and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. The successful candidate will be subject to professional background and security clearance.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen. Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when traveling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.
* Please note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment
indicates Level C2 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations. For more information please click on the following link CEFR
. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skills are going to be assessed.
Additional Information (due to Covid 19):
- You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption;
- Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action;
- Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed upon with the selected candidate.
*Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net
site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third-party websites, however, our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net
site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.
British High Commission:
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, 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.