British Embassy in Kathmandu is inviting application for following positions: Community Liaison Officer & Crisis Coordinator and Residence Manager FULLTIME

British Embassy Kathmandu

Closing date : 2017-09-13

Job Description :

    British Embassy in Kathmandu is inviting application for following positions: Community Liaison Officer & Crisis Coordinator and Residence Manager

    British Embassy in Kathmandu is inviting application for following positions: Community Liaison Officer & Crisis Coordinator and Residence Manager

        Community Liaison Officer and crisis coordinator:

         Roles and responsibilities 

         Welfare 

    • To support expat/UK families in all the practicalities of expat living. To gather and provide information in advance of a posting on, for instance,  general living conditions – such as accommodation, local medical service providers, international schools, employment opportunities, shopping, entertainment options and general information on living in Kathmandu.
    • To liaise with the spouses/partners through social events and coordinating a social newsletter, linking up with other expat missions and organisations.
    • To coordinate annual returns to the Foreign Office in London on the cost of living, medical facilities, Post report , DSFA returns , education options among other areas.
    • Adhoc duties as assigned by Line Manager.

        Crisis Coordination 

    • To Play a key part in ensuring officers and families are prepared for an emergency or  crisis through training/communication and thus building awareness of possible scenarios, and understanding the impact of such an event . 
    • To liaise and maintain links to the wider diplomatic and international communities on crisis preparedness.
    • To support the Embassy and DFID to implement their crisis preparedness plans and to support the security manager in general earthquake preparedness training, exercises and crisis inventory management. 

      Residence Manager:

      Roles and responsibilities 

      Staff management

    • Manage, oversee and give direction to the team; to ensure the team pursue their personal development; to support staff during periods of change.
    • First-point of contact for outsourced personnel.
    • Operational Management.
    • Ensure successful day-to-day operation of the Official Residence to a high standard.  
    • Ensure that the Residence including garden is well kept at all times.
    • Continuously review operations to identify better ways of working to secure best value for money and resource savings.Work closely with the Estates and Security Managers and their team over security/maintenance issues.
    •  Events Management

    • Take responsibility for the organisation of events at the Residence to a consistently high standard.
    • Work and negotiate effectively with external clients and contractors (working with HMA’s PA).

      Financial Management

    • To manage Residence income and expenditure, ensuring full compliance with FCO financial rules and ensure value for money. 
    • To plan, profile and track expenditure for the Residence including costs of official entertainment, procurement of goods, uniforms for staff, wine/drink stocks, etc.
    • To be responsible for stores and inventory management including food, drink, furniture and other household effects.




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