Friday, December 7, 2012

Job at British High Commission Islamabad


Job Title

Campaign Manager
Slot Code
Reference Number
Date of Announcement
Thursday – 29 November 2012
Last Date to apply
Wednesday – 12 December 2012
Job Type
6 months (with possibility of extending the contract)

LE-II (Non-Industrial)
PKR 74,099/- per month
Number of Positions
 01 (Full time)
Press & Public Affairs
Þ   Masters or 4-years Bachelors Honours degree in communications, social sciences or humanities

Þ   At least two years experience of project or campaign management




Main purpose of job:

Management and day-to-day implementation of strategic communications campaign to improve perceptions of the UK in Pakistan, focussing on existing strong UK-Pakistan links as well as increasing awareness of the work being delivered by the UK government in Pakistan (Celebrating Connections); monitoring and reporting of progress against objectives, timelines, and budget. To proactively develop and source content for the Celebrating Connections campaign by working closely with external partners, press and digital teams, and colleagues from the British Council, UK Trade and Investment and UK aid; with oversight and support from the Strategic and Digital Communications Manager.
Other tasks include;

Þ   Owner of the campaign action plan – ensuring that timelines on agreed actions are being met by both external and internal partners. Regular contact and meetings with partners to manage delays or problems in delivering outputs. Reporting delays, risks, and problems in real time to the Strategic and Digital Communications Manager (line manager).
Þ   Lead on managing outreach activities and events for the campaign with support from Strategic and Digital Communications Manager and other team members.
Þ   Monthly reporting and monitoring of activities and impact of the project, using information provided by press and digital teams on coverage and engagement. Reporting back to the Bilateral Programme Team at the end of project.
Þ   Proactively working with the press and digital teams to spot opportunities and procure content from various departments across the mission.
Þ   Managing the budget of the campaign effectively and reporting potential under/overspend to the line manager and the Bilateral Programme Team in time. Ensuring budget sheet is up to date and spending and procurement is managed according to the High Commission’s procurement guidance, with support from LE-3 and LE-4 staff members managing the team budget.

Þ   Communicating & Influencing
Þ   Problem Solving & Judgement
Þ   Delivering Results
Þ   Managing & developing Staff

Þ   IT proficient: Fully proficient on Microsoft Excel, Word and Power-point.
Þ   Excellent oral and written communications. Fluent in Urdu and English languages.
Þ   Budget management and forecasting skills.

Þ   Experience and knowledge of using social media tools including Face book, Twitter and Tumblr is desirable.

Submit to

Applications should be submitted on the attached job application form to:

HR Department,
British High Commission,
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5
P. O. Box 1122

Special Note
 (It would be appreciated if along with your job application form you could also send any relevant job references (experience) letters / certificates.)

Þ    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.
Þ    Shortlisted candidates will be expected to be available for interview within one to two weeks of being advised they have been shortlisted.
Þ    There will be a written test at the interview stage.
Þ    Appointment is subject to medical and security clearance.
Þ    Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.
Þ    Applicants must abstain from contacting the BHC for information on the selection process. Any applicant who in any way tries to influence the Selection Committee will be disqualified immediately.

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