Join The British High Commission, Dhaka as Assistant Political and Visits Officer
  • Dhaka

Join The British High Commission, Dhaka as Assistant Political and Visits Officer!

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  They value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing the organisational capability. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Political Team in the British High Commission. You will work within a busy team that covers a broad range of issues ranging from Bangladesh’s internal politics, its relations with neighbours and international fora such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth, as well human rights issues and their response to the Rohingya crisis. You will need to maintain good working relationships with all the UK government departments represented within the British High Commission as well as with – critically – Government of Bangladesh (GoB) Ministries. You must be able to manage competing priorities often working to short deadlines.

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  • Roles and responsibilities:
    • Prepare and log Notes Verbal and other official correspondence from the BHC to the GoB;
    • Manage travel and entertainment budgets and respond to ad-hoc requests for management information;
    • Assist organising visits by FCO ministers, other VIPs and senior officials ;
    • Organise logistical elements of Political Team and HC/DHC in-country visits;
    • Maintain Political Team’s contact database and use it to compile guest lists and arrange meetings etc;
    • Organise small-scale receptions and other events for Political Team. Support larger mission-wide events as required;
    • Lead on Political Team’s Learning and Development (L&D) programme, coordinating with Post’s L&D Champion and L&D Committee as appropriate;
    • Work with the BHC Information Management Officer as Political Team’s Information Management Support Officer;
    • Maintain leave calendars and carry out other ad hoc tasks as required by the team;
    • Requisition and receive goods and services on PRISM
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
  • Political




  • For British High Commission (BHC) candidates, the Local Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.
  • For other than BHC candidates, budgeted compensation will be BDT 64,172 per month.
  • The British High Commission offers a competitive remuneration package, including salary, benefits, a leave entitlement, Health Insurance and relevant L&D opportunities.
  • Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment and security checks.
  • No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.
  • The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance.
  • They treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment.
  • This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe. They are aiming to make it the best.


  • A degree from a reputable institution in any discipline, though political sciences, international relations, development studies, or English will be particularly relevant;
  • Experience of working in a busy team and over a sustained period (minimum 5 years);
  • Proficient use of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Experience of managing budgets.
  • Fluent English and Bengali
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • Complete the Online Application Form
  • Attach a detailed CV
  • Complete the Motivation Segment in the Online Application Form

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Application Deadline: January 21, 2019

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