British Customer Service Officer Diploma and Degree Holders Jobs in Kenya with a salary of Ksh 145,000


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Job Category

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

Working within the Help Desk in the Corporate Services Department, the role of the Help Desk Officer is to assist in logging and following up on customer queries both Internal and External clients

The successful candidate will need to be flexible with their working hours and have an enthusiastic and energetic personality

Roles and responsibilities:

  • To respond to requests from internal and external stakeholders by logging, responding to, and prioritising all calls that come to the Helpdesk, liaising with the various corporate services teams in a timely manner, maintaining regular and accurate communication with customers on progress of maintenance or service requests whilst ensuring that all requests are processed in line with FCO prescribed policies
  • Day to day management of the Customer Service Help Desk mailbox, responding to straight-forward queries or directing customers to sharepoint self-help guides where appropriate
  • Assigning maintenance/ service requests to the relevant teams
  • In conjunction with the Technical Works Supervisors (TWSs), coordinating the  Estates team’s responses to maintenance requests
  • Identifying and prioritising maintenance/ service requests in line with agreed deadlines for completion with service providers and keeping customers informed of progress
  • Experience of delivering high quality, consistent customer service at all levels and being creative about solutions, but compliant with policies and processes
  • Extensive experience of developing good working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Tracking works requests and ensuring works are completed satisfactorily in line with agreed priority timelines
  • Investigating and solving customers’ problems, which may be complex and or long-standing
  • Keeping accurate records of discussions or correspondence with customers
  • Providing back office support to both corporate services teams and around sourcing suppliers, following up with suppliers and arranging meetings with contractors
  • Liaison with utilities service providers; Working in conjunction with the TWG/Estates team to identify and report faults to relevant utility companies, Following-up on any queries with utility companies to ensure faults are rectified in good time and the utilities are in good working condition
  • Managing relationships with utility companies to ensure a high standard of service delivery


Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Strong administrative skills
  • Good administrative and IT Skills (a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential)
  • Oral and written communication and customer service skills
  • Highly organised, able to take initiative and to work accurately within deadlines
  • The role requires fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Good team player and previous experience in Customer Service
  • Basic customer service skills
  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Customer Service experience will be an essential qualification
  • Excellent IT skills (a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Able to work both independently and in a team, in a flexible and self-motivated manner
    Proven record of taking responsibility and using initiative, excellent self-management
  • Previous Customer Service experience will be an added advantage

Required competencies

Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline

13 August 2019


A2 (L)

Type of Position


Working hours per week






Location (City)


Type of Post

British High Commission

Number of vacancies


Starting monthly salary (KES)


Start Date

1 October 2019

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Working Patterns:

Mon – Thur – Official Working hours are from 7.30am – 4.00pm. Some flexibility is allowed on starting and end times

Fri – 7:30am – 1:00pm

Learning and development opportunities

Mandatory e-learning courses for post


Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follow

Grades A2(L) 25 Days

In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.

Additional information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya
  • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
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