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Living and Working in Barcelona | A Job Guide

Thinking of living and working in Barcelona? We don’t blame you!  Barcelona attracts many expats each year due to its vibrant culture, beautiful array of beaches and high quality of life that many Northern European countries can only dream of.  Our team at DeRoundTable Job wish to make your transition as easy as possible.  So here is our guide for anyone that’s considering the move!

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, attracting people from all corners of the globe to set up shop and home here in Catalonia. Here’s some starting advice if you want to come and join us…

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So you’ve decided to up sticks and move to balmy Barcelona? Well who could blame you! With its stunning Modernista architecture, courtesy of Gaudi and co., the lifestyle of eating tapas al fresco and drinking Cava and cocktails until dawn, and of course the beautiful array of beaches and reliably good weather, Barcelona offers a quality of life that many Northern Europeans can only dream about.

In short you’ve made the right decision. But just to make sure your expat experience goes according to plan you might want to peruse this page to make the most out of living and working in Barcelona.

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Language and Culture in Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, an autonomous region with hopes of independence from the rest of Spain.   Barcelona is a bilingual city: Catalan and Spanish are both official languages and widely spoken.

If you’re planning on living and working in Barcelona then you should definitely spend time learning the language.  There are plenty of language schools.  For day-to-day purposes, you might be able to get by in English but for most situations you will need Spanish.

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The first thing to bear in mind when moving to Barcelona, is that whilst outsiders tend to consider Barcelona part of Spain, the native Catalans consider Barcelona as the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous region with dreams of complete independence. In fact, if you’ve been watching the news for over the last few years you can hardly have missed their point! Even as it stands, with Catalonia as part of Spain, Catalan is the first official language of the the city and region, with road signs, metro instructions and other public notices often appearing in Catalan and not Spanish, whilst Catalan is spoken in all public institutions – such as schools.

Fear not Spanish-speakers however, Castilian is still very much the lingua franca of Barcelona due to the large number of non-Catalans (including expats) who live and work in city, and the fact that all Catalans speak Spanish as well – albeit reluctantly in some cases on account of their regional pride. For these reasons, if you’re planning on spending any time in Barcelona, then you should definitely do your best to pick up at least basic Spanish, and there’s certainly no shortage of language schools in Barcelona willing to help you. For day-to-day purposes, you might be able to get by in English but for emergencies and for dealing with household situations, Spanish is essential – finding an English-speaking locksmith for example isn’t easy!

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The Catalan culture on a superficial level is quite similar to Spanish culture (no doubt many tourists have left here quite oblivious to the notion of “Catalunya”!), however some of the famous associations you hold with Spain don’t wash here in Catalonia. Bull-fighting has been illegal here for some time (and indeed the Catalans reject the bull as their national animal, selecting the Catalan donkey instead), the sardana is preferred to flamenco, and people don’t usually sleep during siesta (they do shut their shops however, much to the irritation of expats/foreigners used to more regular hours).

Catalans pride themselves on their mix of seny and rauxa, common sense and passion, and with their rich heritage of artists, such as Joan Miro, writers, like Joan Maragall, and – of course – architects, it would be churlish not to differentiate between the two cultures. A good way to ground yourself in your new locale would be to read some of the better books about Barcelona and Catalonia.

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Whether you’re pro-independent, a Spanish unionist, or politically indifferent, there’s plenty to celebrate in both Catalan and Spanish culture here in Barcelona where these two worlds collide. It’s rarely boring!

Visa Requirements

EU/EEA citizens and their family members have the right to live and work in Spain under the same conditions as Spanish citizens.  Non-EU/EEA residents need to apply for a visa and a work permit before moving to Spain for work.  A work permit can be requested at the Foreigners Office in Spain as well as the Spanish consulate office in the applicant’s home country.

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Working in Barcelona

Salaries may be lower than other EU countries, but a better work-life balance and buoyant social scene remain big draws for international workings.  In one day you can have an engaging business meeting, take a quick ride on the metro, take a swim in the Med after work and meet international people at any hour of the day or night.

Despite being hit hard by the recession, there are still plenty of opportunities for job seekers in Barcelona.  In particular, there are jobs for those who speak Spanish and/or Catalan along with English.  Job opportunities lie in the fields of business administration, management, consultancy, engineering, architecture and linguistics.  The city has a number of international customer service centres attached to big corporations.  For more information on live job vacancies in Barcelona click here.

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In addition, the city is trying to be recognised as a global IT and technology hub (dubbed [email protected]).  Barcelona has established a solid digital ecosystem that includes more than 200 active digital startups across eCommerce, mobile, B2B, gaming and travel.  For more information on the start up scene in Barcelona click here.

Jobs & Employment

In some ways, Spain and Barcelona were still recovering from the global economic crisis of the late 2000s, when COVID-19 struck at the start of the decade – the fallout of which is yet to become apparent.

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However, for all the grumblings about unemployment and gripes with government spending (and more recently coronavirus related regulations), Barcelona in particular is a resilient and dynamic city. With its geographical situation as a port city, great road and public transport infrastructure, a fantastic lifestyle, which attracts multinationals and foreign businesses, and of course the city’s huge tourism industry there are still plenty of opportunities for job searchers, especially for those who speak Spanish and/or Catalan along with English. Banking and logistics sectors are particularly big, and currently the city is successfully transforming the district of Poblenou into an IT and technology hub (dubbed [email protected]) in the style of Silicon valley, as Barcelona sets itself for further growth.

For more casual, seasonal or short term work then you might be best contacting restaurants, hotels and bars with your CV, whilst plenty of opportunities also exist working as nannies or au pairs, or teaching English as a foreign language.

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As usual the Internet is the best tool for beginning your search and a little Googling should reveal some handy resources. Jobs in Barcelona is a great place to start, whilst Craigslist has a mixed bag of opportunities.

Self Employment

Spain famously – to the chagrin of every autonomo (the word for freelancer here!) – has the largest self-employment fees in Europe. A whopping €300 before you’ve even sent an invoice. But, it’s not as bad as all that. New freelancers pay just €60 a month in social security, and you won’t have to pay full whack until 2 years have passed – by which time you’ve hopefully established a nice client base for yourself and regular income.

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Getting a gestor (accountant) is pretty much mandatory for a foreigner hoping to freelance in Spain, as the paperwork can be confusing for a foreigner. Luckily these tend to be cheap and efficient and make the process fairly painless. The good news is that the tax rates are pretty favourable and you can count the social security payments as an expense, so once you get to about 30k salary you might actually pay less tax than in the UK for example.

See Also: Canada Government Massive Jobs Opportunities For Immigrants – Work in Canada 2022

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Coworking Spaces

One thing that has made self employment a lot more fun over the last decade or so in Barcelona are the raft of fantastic coworking spaces that have sprung up in nearly every barrio.

Working for Barcelona Life

If you’re a self-motivated sales person then read up on our current sales opportunities with Barcelona Life for a chance to join our team! We’re looking for a business partner who can help monetise this wonderful website, which is currently run by a bunch of Bohemian artist types.

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Living and Working in Barcelona
Living and Working in Barcelona

Registering for your NIE

For any legal employment in Spain you will first need to get your hands on a NIE. NIE stands for Número de identidad de extranjero (Foreigner’s Identity Number) and is legally required for any foreigner living in Barcelona, which for EU citizens means anyway staying longer than 3 months. It is required for opening a bank account, buying property, finding employment, registering as self-employed or for getting your Bicing Card (for the city’s shared bike system).

Getting one is a bit of a pain in the @ss. No doubt we’ll return to the topic in time, with some step by step instructions, but in the mean time one easy way to get one is by employing an immigrant specialist to help you book your appointment at the police station and have all the paperwork in correct order. Amongst the English speaking lawyers in Barcelona, the law firm Murla i Contreras are a safe bet!

Lifestyle and Leisure

For many people the chance to live in Barcelona is motivation enough, above any financial rewards, and indeed many expats leave well-paid jobs in their home countries to take up less well-paid positions in Spain… but few complain about having a bit less cash to play with. When the sun shines (virtually) every day and you can spend your weekends lazing on Barcelona’s beaches, sipping mojitos at chiringuitos, nibbling on Spanish and Catalan delicacies on open squares in Barri Gotic, El Born and El Raval, and maybe supplementing these epicurean pursuits with some high culture in the form of opera at the Liceu Theatre or a classical performance at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, then you can truly say life is good.

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What’s more, as well as the infamous nightlife and parties in a seemingly infinite number of great bars and clubs, there’s wide range of entertainment to enjoy in the form of festivals, live music and a constant procession of great events.

Naturally sports fans can drool at the prospect of seeing the mighty Barca FC compete on a regular basis at Camp Nou, and there’s a tonne of outdoor pursuits to take part in as well – from skiing in Andorra nearby during winter, to mountain biking and kitesurfing during summer.

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With the Pyrenees up the road, the Costa Brava coastline, and the beautiful countryside of Catalonia all nearby, life in Barcelona never need be dull! Weekend trips to Madrid and Valencia, and even San Sebastian are all possible as well.

Food & Drink

Spanish food is world famous, and after the weather many would put the local cuisine as one of the main reasons for relocating to Spain. Tapas is the most famous, but is in fact a style of cuisine rather than a specific type of dish – anything served in small portions designed to be shared can be called a tapa, and we recommend you read our article on tapas dishes and restaurants in Barcelona for the lowdown.

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Paella and sangria are typical holiday-maker fare, but in Catalonia a bit more rare (or at least not consumed by locals). Traditional Catalan food tends to be earthy rustic fare, but thanks to a culinary revolution in recent years, modern Catalan cuisine is considered some of the best in the world, with chefs like Ferran Adria blazing a trail. You’ll find his Tickets Bar amongst our recommendations in our guide to eating out in Barcelona.

Drinks-wise you’re in right in the heart of Spain/Catalonia’s Cava country. The Penedes region is where you’ll find a host of vineyards producing both fine table and sparkling wines. You’ll find a scattering of authentic Cava bars for trying it yourself, or else sign up for a wine tour.

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Whilst your sophisticated taste buds are sure to appreciate these sensory pleasures, there will naturally be some times when you simply want to get your hands on some of the familiar food and drink you know from back home. Major international supermarkets like Carrefour and Lidl should stock many of the global brands you know and love, whilst the odd jar of Jamie Oliver’s chili pasta sauce has been spotted even in the Spanish supermercados.

Bars & Hangouts

Knowing a few friendly bars where you kick back with a beer in good company can make any transition a lot easier, and in Barcelona there are no shortage of international bars, restaurants and hang outs.

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For those feeling nostalgic for home there are a glut of great British and Irish pubs that welcome the homesick with a pint of Guinness. I’ll give a special mention to both Flaherty’s and the Wild Rover, two charismatic boozers at the bottom of Las Ramblas that are also reliable bets for all your Premier League and other sporting needs.

Younger expats in particular will love Belushi’s Bar, where its easy to bond with travellers and international folk over a game of pool, table tennis or beer pong.

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For great cocktails and brunch try any of Marmalade, Milk or Firebug, three Irish-owned bars with great customer service and cosmopolitan patrons.

More recently the city has been blessed with a blossoming of craft beer bars, so check out CocoVail and Garage too, if you love a good session IPA or fruity saison.

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Writing a Spanish CV

There are certain key requirements of a Spanish CV that may be different to your country of origin.

Cost of Living in Barcelona

In general, Spain is not an expensive country to live in but prices have risen since the introduction of the Euro.  Although the cost of living in Barcelona is higher than in other regions in Spain, the salaries are also higher.

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Accommodation eats up the biggest part of the salary.  As well as rent, you will have to pay gastos (expenses) such as water, electricity and internet.

When renting an apartment or studio expect to pay between 1-3 months deposit.  If you go through an agency, their fee will usually be a month’s rent and will not be refunded. This is why so many people live in shared flats (a great opportunity to meet new people).

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Food

Eating is an extremely important social activity in Catalonia.  Eating out remains a major pastime, whether in the evening with friends, at lunch in a local bar with colleagues, or the traditional Sunday family feast. Although Barcelona is a fast-paced city, mealtimes, especially lunchtime, are still respected.  The whole city shifts into low gear between the hours of 2 and 4pm.  Many people either head home or crowd into a local restaurant for a three-course menú del día (lunch of the day).

In Barcelona, the diet is typically Mediterranean, with an abundance of fish, legumes and vegetables.

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Health Advice

– Public Healthcare

Obviously one important aspect that the prudent will want to resolve as swiftly as possible is your health coverage. Whilst your European Health Insurance Card will cover you in the short term, it is intended to be used for emergencies by those travelling, and not for those who are relocating to Spain. To access the same health privileges as native Spanish / Catalan residents you need to register for your Tarjeta Sanitaria, aka Cat Salut.

– Private Healthcare

Access to public healthcare is a must, but like many healthcare systems, you could find yourself waiting for a long time for non-emergency services and operations, and it’s worth considering private health insurance. You may get this as part of your employment package, whereas some banks have deals with certain providers, otherwise you will want to do some research and shop around.

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– Mental Health

Moving to a new city can be the experience of your lifetime, but it’s certainly not without its challenges, especially if you’re one half of a couple and/or bringing your family with you. Some expert advice can help you navigate such issues, and the English-speaking psychologists at PsIcare Health specialise in supporting expats with their move to Spain.

More Doctors & Practitioners

For a list of doctors, medical centres and more, read our full length advice on health and healthcare. We also list several health practitioners in our Services section, from English-speaking doctors to HIV testing clinics.

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Kids

Obviously if you’re moving your whole family to Barcelona, you’ve got more to think about than just yourself. We invited a local writer who’s been through the process to pen these tips on moving to Spain with children.

Other Practicalities

Naturally there are a thousand other considerations and practicalities to take into account if you’re thinking of joining Barcelona’s expat community in the sunny Med. We’ll come back and update this page with some info on international schools, living costs, finding accommodation, including house-buying, and much more. In the meantime you might want to check out our the business directory where we have some handy information on everything from English-speaking doctors to accountants.

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www.immigrationrecruitment.org | NIS Recruitment Application Form Portal 2023/2024 – The portal for Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Recruitment is open and out for all interested persons to apply or register using the guidelines provided in this article. Kindly use the application link immigrationrecruitment.org to apply successfully.

www.immigrationrecruitment.org | NIS Recruitment Application Form Portal 2023/2024

Applications are hereby invited from suitable qualified persons for full time appointments to the following positions in the Nigeria Immigration Service:

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Positions available for recruitment in Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Recruitment Application Form 2022

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1.) Assistant Inspector of Immigration (All)

Location: Nigeria

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2.) Inspector of Immigration (II), CONPASS 07 Professionals (Nurse)

Location: Nigeria

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3.) Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII), CONPASS 08 Professionals (Nurse)

Location: Nigeria

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4.) Senior Inspector of Immigration (SII), General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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5.) Assistant Superintendent of Immigration II (ASI-2) General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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6.) Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI) Professional, (Pharmacist)

Location: Nigeria

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7.) Superintendent of Immigration (SI) – CONPASS 11 Professional (Doctors)

Location: Nigeria

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8.) Immigration Assistant III (1A-3) – CONPASS 03 General Duty

Location: Nigeria

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9.) Immigration Assistant III (IA-3) – Artisans and Driver / Mechanic

Location: Nigeria

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How to apply for NIS, Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Application Form 2023

Closing Date for NIS, Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Application Form 2023

Application Closing Date is 31st July, 2023.

Note: Application for NIS Recruitment is FREE

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Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment 2023 portal is currently open for online application. The NIS recruitment form can be accessed via the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment website.

The Nigeria Immigration Service is set to recruit 5000 personnel and you can be among the recruited persons if you have all the necessary credentials.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service has announced its 2023 recruitment exercise. Applications are hereby invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigeria Immigration Service, the application is open to all civilians.

However, serving military or paramilitary personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

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In this article, we will reveal all you need to know about the starting and NIS recruitment closing date. We have provided detailed information and guidelines that will assist you in your application process.

Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023

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See Also: NSCDC Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Portal www.cdcfib.career

These include the available job vacancies for graduates and non-graduates, qualifications, entry requirements for interested and experienced applicants, as well as steps on how to apply for the Nigeria Immigration Service 2023 recruitment exercise via the www.immigrationrecruitment.org.ng portal without any hindrance. So read on to see how to apply and fill out the NIS registration form 2023 below.

The NIS recruitment 2023/2024 has commenced. This web page covers vital areas regarding the Nigeria Immigration recruitment process and how to login and fill the Nigeria Immigration application form online through the official NIS recruitment website 2023.

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The Nigeria Immigration Service is one of the best federal government jobs in Nigeria. Before applying for the ongoing Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment, please make sure that you are what you said you are. Have all the necessary credentials.

Please note that TopNigerianJobs doesn’t have any influence on the ongoing Nigeria Immigration recruitment process. What we provide is the necessary information you need to be selected. We have outlined the steps, requirements, and guidelines that will guide you to a successful application.

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Warning!

Beware of fraudulent calls and job promises. Also, the application form is free. Do not pay anyone who claims he will help you get this job.

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Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Form Portal 2023

We wish to inform the general public that the Nigeria Immigration recruitment portal 2023 is currently open for application. The Nigeria Immigration Service invites interested and qualified persons who wish to build and advance their careers at the Nigeria Immigration Service to submit an application.

The Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment form 2023 can be accessed via the official recruitment portal. Interested applicants are advised to apply for the recruitment only through the official NIS registration portal.

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Job vacancies at the Nigeria Immigration Service are for degree and non-degree holders. All you need to apply is an active email account and your phone number alongside relevant qualifications.

We will show you everything you need to know about the recruitment process and how to apply and fill the NIS recruitment form successfully without any hindrance.

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So whether you are a degree holder or not, there are lots of opportunities to join the Nigeria Immigration Service. If you are interested in the ongoing 2023 Nigeria Immigration recruitment, then this is the time to take action.

But before submitting an application, there are certain requirements you must meet to prove you are fit and ready to be put through the NIS screening exercise thereby increasing your chances of being recruited. Below are the requirements. Note that job title varies and not all vacant positions require having a degree.

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General Requirements for NIS Recruitment 2023/2024

Take note of the following requirements;

  • Applicant must be a Nigerian Citizen
  • Strong team spirit and excellent analytical skills
  • Free from debt and no form of financial embarrassment
  • Computer literacy is an added advantage
  • Must pass drugs test
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter
  • Candidates with bad criminal records will not be accepted
  • The candidate’s height must not be less than 1.65m for males and 1.60m for females.
  • Interested candidates must have good communication skills
  • Must possess a minimum of Five Credits in no more than two sittings in West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), and General Certificate of Education (GCE). Credit in English is compulsory
  • Interested applicants must be of good behavior and composure
  • HND, B.Sc, NCE, or an OND certificate in any related field, and from a recognized University
  • All candidates must have a valid means of identification such as a valid driver license, National Identification Card, International passport, Voters card
  • Must be willing to work in a new environment
  • Interested applicants must be physically, mentally fit
  • Interested applicants must not be over 35 years

How to Apply for the Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023/2024

To apply for the ongoing NIS recruitment, follow the steps below:

  • Click Here To Start Your Application
  • Access the Jobs and Careers section on the website
  • Click on the available vacancies
  • Read and follow the instructions carefully
  • Register with a valid E-mail account
  • Provide all the necessary information
  • Verify all your information
  • Submit your application

Candidates are advised to print out referees and security Clarence and complete it for submission during screening. Once successful, your name will appear on the NIS shortlist and you will be contacted via your registered e-mail address and be scheduled for the next phase of the recruitment process, leading eventually to an exciting career with the agency.

The deadline for the Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment 2023/2024 registration has not been officially announced. We will let you know once it is disclosed. Keep visiting this website regularly if you want to be notified regarding the latest update.

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Latest Nigeria Immigration Recruitment News 2023

From time to time, we publish the latest news regarding the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise on this portal, so if you wish to stay updated, keep visiting this website regularly.

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The African Union (AU) Recent Job Openings: The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

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Job Title: Legal Officer – Protection (ACHPR)

Requisition ID: 1585
Location: Banjul, Gambia
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer – Protection
Directorate: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Division : Legal
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P2

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Purpose of Job

  • Provide support to the Senior Legal Officers responsible for protection activities in all the stages involved in complaints handling and provide technical assistance to Commissioners in the execution of their protection mandate

Main Functions

  • Complain handling on assigned Communications
  • Contributes to the development of policies and strategies
  • Coordinates the implementation of programmes and plans of special mechanism  under the ACHPR
  • Liaise with stakeholders including Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), etc on relevant matters.
  • Conducts analysis and generates accurate reports in a timely manner for the ACHPR’s internal use
  • Assists in setting the overall research direction of a relevant policy area
  • Is responsible for the delegation and execution of defined research areas
  • Participates in the organisation of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders.
  • Drafts reports and participates in the preparation of budget and work programmes related to the Unit
  • Provides technical support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides support in the development of special mechanisms Strategies in line with the approved Strategic Plan
  • Undertakes monitoring activities and delivers periodic reports on time
  • Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes

Specific Responsibilities
Working under the Senior Legal Officer -Protection, provides support in the following areas:

  • Create awareness regarding the Communications procedure;
  • Monitor human rights situation in Africa and provide regular feedback and updates on the human rights situation in Africa;
  • Undertake research into the legal issues raised in the various communications and the provisions of the Charter;
  • Contribute articles to the African Commission’s Review and Newsletter;
  • Draft resolutions and recommendations on Communications, cover the sessions and meetings of the African Commission and prepare the reports;
  • Formulates  principles and rules aimed at solving human rights issues arising in the thematic areas covered by the various Special Mechanisms
  • Manages requests by member states for information and support
  • Contributes to legal or policy analyses and publications
  • Promotes the integration of legal work across the regional programs and particularly in the regional offices
  • Develops and implements capacity building and training programs
  • Contributes to standard-setting, through participating in meetings, drafting work and promoting international standards
  • Participates in the organization of relevant meetings, congresses and conferences with stakeholders
  • Provides support to the Special Rapporteurs and the Working Groups in discharging their responsibilities, and follow-up on recommendations
  • Drafts urgent Appeals, Advisory notes, Guidelines, Information notes, Position/Conference/Meeting papers for the Commissioners
  • Provides technical backstopping to Special Mechanisms through research and documentation
  • Provides interface with, and logistical support for interaction with Member States, Regional Economic Communities, organs of the AU  and other stakeholders
  • Performs any other relevant duties as may be directed or required.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold Master’s Degree in Law from an accredited university with a minimum of two (2) years’ relevant work experience

OR

  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Law from an accredited university with a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience.

Required Skills:

  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work across business units / geographies; cultural sensitive environment
  • Proficiency in one of the AU Official working Language is the Requirement
  • Knowledge of any one of the other AU officials working languages will be considered as an advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Change Management.
  • Managing Risk.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Accountability awareness and Compliance.
  • Learning Orientation.
  • Communicating with Influence.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing.
  • Drive for result.
  • Continuous improvement focus.

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of US$  31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$  15,897.60  (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Security Officer (AfCFTA)

Requisition ID: 1605
Location: Accra, Ghana
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P2
Division: Administration and Human Resources Management
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Reports to: Head of Administration and Human Resources Management Division
Directorate/Department: Administration and Human Resources Management (AfCFTA)

Purpose of Job

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  • Ensure the security of the AfCFTA Assets and also the security and safety of all the officials, staffs and delegates working or visiting the AfCFTA Secretariat

Main Functions

  • Coordinate with the host country all security aspects of the AfCFTA
  • Monitor the state of security at local, national and regional level and inform the management
  • Ensure the security of all assets and proprieties of the organisation
  • Manage the safety and security of the officials, staffs and delegates

Specific Responsibilities

  • Monitor and research on the state of the security.
  • Monitor the state of security preparedness.
  • Update “security information system”
  • Establish regular contacts taking reports and analyzing developments regarding security.
  • Research current collateral security information from media, from the field and other sources on a daily basis.
  • Analyze accumulated information and maintain a continuous picture of evolving local, national and regional events affecting the security of staff
  • Monitor predictive indicators and early warning type information.
  • Identify security, crime, political and military trends that would increase risk to staff.
  • Coordinate the draft of periodic and incidental reports.
  • Supervise the draft of a daily security developments report.
  • Prepare first draft briefs, notes, reports, studies and recommendation on critical issues of interest to senior management decision-making.
  • Follow up on the accumulation of data input for period trend reports.
  • Review first draft after-action reports following all incidents.
  • Monitor security-related preparedness and compliance of the organ.
  • Monitor the security planning and preparedness.
  • Determine if the appropriate equipment and resources are on hand to implement a Security Plan, particularly vehicles and emergency communication systems.
  • Check that the information contained in Security Plan has been properly distributed to all staff and that key individuals are aware of and capable of performing all required actions.
  • Undertake or participate in security missions, as required, including high risk, to perform security assessments.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by supervisor(s)

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Security Studies or related studies and Police or Military Studies with 5 years’ relevant experience.

Or

  • Master’s Degree in Security Studies or related studies with 2 years experience.
    Supervisory experience not mandatory but an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently to meet critical and competing deadlines (multi-tasking), to produce high quality work in short timeframes.
  • Excellent interpersonal/teamwork skills.
  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems.
  • Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong program/project management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of two or more of the other working language(s) would be an added value.
  • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight
  • Developing Others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration..
  • Accountable and Complies with Rules..
  • Learning Orientation

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Continuous Improvement Focus

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 21,832.68 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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Note

  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Senior Public Relations and Information Officer (ACHPR)

Requisition ID: 1583
Location: Banjul, Gambia
Reports to: Executive Secretary to the Commission
Directorate: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Contract Type: Regular
Job Grade: P3

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Purpose of Job

  • To ensure that the public is properly informed of the work of the Commission and that the message and work of the Commission is properly communicated to the outside world.

Main Functions

  • Provide strategic guidance on the communication activities of ACHPR including coordination, advocacy and communication strategies, planning and implementation
  • Provide technical and intellectual support in the management of various elements related to the area of expertise
  • Provide support to the implementation of initiatives related to area of specialization;
  • Assist in the organization of thematic networks, make contributions during consultations and meetings
  • Contribute in development of materials and provide necessary training and support to Organization Units as required.
  • Provide technical guidance on matters relating to system review and implementation project in area of specialization, as required.
  • Provide leadership guidance to the ICT Officer and Documentation Officer
  • Provide advocacy, communication and social mobilization support to ACHPR projects and activities to promote Information sharing and Communication.
  • Identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Office’s support to AU.
  • Assist in the development of the strategies and business continuity plan and contribute to their implementation
  • Contribute to development of guidelines, policies and manuals that can guide programmes, system improvement initiatives and overall decision making by higher management in the respective area of expertise.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Working under the Executive Secretary to the Commission, Leads in the following areas:
  • Increase awareness and raise the visibility of ACHPR in the media, thereby positioning the Organization to be recognized as the key Human Rights Organ of the African Union.
  • Position ACHPR as a central actor in national public opinion, developing a close relationship with the media, through its editors, journalists and columnists, among others, so ACHPR activities have continental and global visibility.
  • Promote the organization’s mandate and areas of work guided by the ACHPR’s Strategic Plan and Communications Strategy.
  • Foster greater information and knowledge exchange with key stakeholders, State Parties, NHRI’s and NGOs and Civil Society in the Human Rights sector.
  • Participate in workshops, meetings, trainings scheduled and conducted by the ACHPR or its stakeholders and prepare communication products on same, as appropriate
  • Manage the ACHPR’s Social Media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and develop and solicit content from Legal Officers and Commissioners as necessary to update posts in the accounts.
  • Ensure the website of the ACHPR by updating with all relevant articles and press releases generated
  • Develop and publish monthly, quarterly or biannual newsletter covering important news, activities and updates from Commissioners activities.
  • Revise, edit texts and/or documents to be published using relevant ACHPR guidelines
  • Create visual products and design graphic products as needed for the representation using ACHPR guidelines
  • Disseminate results of programs, projects and activities undertaken by Commissioners to relevant partners as requested
  • Ensure regular communication and updates with the National Correspondents on the continent to promote the activities of the ACHPR.
  • Reinforce the internal communication of the ACHPR, including conducting or organising communications related training for staff, as relevant
  • Prepare communication material such as press releases and social media posts on ACHPR’s work on the continent to disseminate in the media and social media platforms

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The African Union (AU) Recent Job Openings

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Must hold Master’s Degree in Communications, International Relations, Human Rights, Public Relations, or related field from an accredited university with seven (7) relevant years’ experience within a human rights framework, preferably in a regional, continental or international organisation, with three (3) years at supervisor level.

OR

  • Must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, International Relations, Public Relations, or Journalism from an accredited university with ten (10) years’ experience, out of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level, in a similar role preferably in a regional, continental or international organisation.

Required Skills:

  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of common computer applications and systems; Excellent drafting, reporting, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in planning and implementing campaigns/strategies, including involving digital communications is required.
  • Concentration, accuracy, and ability to work under minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment
  • Respect for confidentiality and good public relations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of international organizations
  • Ability to work across business units / geographies; culturally sensitive environment
  • Applicants must be proficient in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish).
  • Knowledge of one more or several other working languages would be an added advantage
  • Prior demonstrated relevant experience in strategic communication, digital content creation and information dissemination
  • Previous work with an international organization preferred
  • Knowledge of the African Union policies and procedures
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to prepare legal submissions and opinions

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Insight..
  • Developing Others..
  • Change Management..
  • Managing Risk…

Core Competencies:

  • Building Relationship…
  • Foster Accountability Culture…
  • Learning Orientation…
  • Communicating with Influence…

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual thinking…
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing…
  • Drive for result…
  • Continuous improvement orientation…

Tenure of Appointment:

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

Remuneration

  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 46% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 15,897.60 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th January, 2023.

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Note

  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Title: Deputy Secretary General (AfCFTA)

Requisition ID: 1603
Location: Accra, Ghana
Reports to: Secretary General – AfCFTA
Directorate / Department: Office of the Deputy Secretary General (AfCFTA)
Number of Direct Reports: 8
Number of Indirect Reports: 4
Job Grade: D2
Contract Type: Regular

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Purpose of Job

  • To coordinate the performance and delivery of the AfCFTA Secretariat programmes and ensure high performance results and impact.
  • The Deputy Secretary general will assist and deputize the Secretary General in delivering his/her mandate.

Main Functions

  • Advise and support the Secretary General in the management of the Secretariat
  • Provide practical management and visionary leadership.
  • Facilitates the identification of top priorities for the senior leadership of the AfCFTA’s mandate.
  • Translates the senior leadership priorities into annual targets and goals and establishes a robust organization-wide framework for monitoring and tracking progress.
  • Provides regular reports to the Secretary General on portfolio and Service delivery.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Monitors and tracks progress in the delivery of the AfCFTA’s annual goals.
  • Ensure effective collaboration in program development with AfCFTA institutions, AU Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), African Union Commission (AUC).
  • Cultivates a knowledge management culture through promotion of research and publications that will ensure knowledge sharing and transfer across the Commission; and;
  • Drives performance and delivery across the AfCFTA ’s senior management and inspires high performance, teamwork and delivery across the portfolio.
  • Collaborates with other members of the senior leadership team to ensure strategic coherence and overall synergy in the implementation of the AfCFTA programme and the delivery of high impact results for the continent.

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in International Trade, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Law, Finance, Management. International Relations or a related field from a recognized institution with Fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience with at least ten (10) years served in a senior management role preferably in an inter-governmental organization or national government/public service, international or regional institution, and a minimum of five (5) years of direct supervisory experience.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience with strategic vision and proven skills in managing complex organizations at the national, regional or international level;
  • Demonstrated record of setting clear standards for accountability, probity, value for money and risk management and zero tolerance to fraud and corruption; for ensuring sound and transparent financial management; and delivering continuous improvement, impact, efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-cultural team and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization;
  • Proven ability to inspire, encourage, build trust and confidence and build consensus, stimulate effective campaigns and drive collective action among a broad spectrum of people and organizations.
  • Demonstrated intellectual leadership, creativity and proven ability to propose new ideas and lead on new ways of working across silos in a complementary and synergistic way for a prosperous and peaceful Africa;
  • Proven track record of change management and accomplishments at the regional, national or international level with strong resource mobilization, political and diplomatic skills;

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Leadership Competencies:

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  • Strategic Focus
  • Developing Organizational Capability
  • Change Leadership
  • Strategic Risk Management

Core Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Drives Accountability Culture
  • .Learning Orientation
  • Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge and information sharing
  • Drive for Results
  • Fosters Innovation

 Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Remuneration
Indicative basic salary of USD100,017.00 (D2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment ( 57% of basic salary), Housing allowance USD27,290.88.00 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of USD10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th Janauary, 2023.

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Note

  • Only candidates who have meet all the requirements of the post and have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered.
  • The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
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