Intelligence Officer in Lagos, Nigeria

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Vacancy Notice No.: 03/16 LOS
Grade: B3
Section: NCA (National Crime Agency)
Position Type: 6 months fixed term contract

Main Purpose of Job

  • The British Deputy High Commission is looking to recruit an Intelligence Officer to work on a newly established joint unit ran by the National Crime Agency (NCA) but comprising of UK Border Force and Home Office Immigration and Enforcement (HOIE).
  • This joint unit will be investigating and providing intelligence support into the investigation of Human Trafficking (HT), Drug Trafficking, Corruption and Economic Crime in Nigeria.
  • The officer will work with local partners on all forms of Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) investigations providing and capturing current intelligence and ensuring all intelligence records are accurate.
  • They will also conduct UK end intelligence enquiries to support Nigerian Operations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks including the analysing of ongoing and previous SOC operations to capture and record all available intelligence.
  • To analyse and progress new opportunities to investigate SOC.
  • The officer will be required to deal with suspects and possible passengers/potential victims of trafficking referred to the BDHC by airlines and partner agencies and to undertake checks against confidential databases.

Duties will include:

  • Receiving, handling and disseminating intelligence information.
  • Operational support to NCA Managers.
  • Identify opportunities to capture SOC intelligence.
  • Analyse available intelligence in order to identify new SOC operations.
  • Support senior officers when providing training to external partners
  • Liaising with external partners and analysing information to identify trends.
  • Work and research cases that merit further investigation

Key Competences Required:

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Making effective decisions
  • Leading and communicating
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Managing a quality service

Language Requirements:

  • Language: English
  • Level of language required: Fluent

Skills / Experience / Qualifications

  • Essential on arrival: Ability to gather relevant intelligence
  • Drafting of tactical and thematic intelligence reports
  • An understanding/awareness of UK law enforcement capabilities/investigative legislation.
  • Mentoring the Project Support Officers with delegated administrative duties
  • Work with programme leads and implementing partners to monitor progress against set criteria to deliver programme and component objectives.
  • Providing administrative/operational support to the Project Mentors as required
  • Be able to work quickly, accurately, flexibly (there may be times when unsocial hours of attendance will be required i.e. evening/weekends) often under time pressure.
  • Have a positive approach to tackling problems.
  • Willingness to take on new and challenging tasks.
  • Good communication with excellent spoken and written English.
  • The ability to remain customer focused, polite and courteous under pressure.
  • The ability to work quickly and reliably with little supervision, to regularly meet challenging targets across the range of duties.
  • The ability to effectively handle large volumes of information and identify trends.
  • Excellent team players - this is an “all for one and one for all” environment.


  • At least 2 years of Intelligence/administrative experience
  • Fluency in English, orally and in writing
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft software, particularly Excel and MS Access databases would advantageous.


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