British Council Job for Business Assurance Manager

British Council | Job Title: Business Assurance Manager Nigeria | Location: Lagos, Sub Saharan Africa, NG

Company: British CouncilThe British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.


Business Assurance Manager Nigeria Pay band: 6 Post Location: Lagos or Abuja Department: English and Exams Contract type: Locally Engaged Duration: Indefinite


Role Purpose:To advocate and advise on corporate and awarding body requirements and risk mitigation measures for all Exams products in designated geographies within the country, resulting in increased levels of compliance and improved risk management.
Opportunities / Challenges

  • Ensure corporate and awarding body compliance standards for all products and risk management measures are advocated and embedded throughout the Country in general, and in particular geographies agreed for specific targeted support within Country.
  • Ensure the exams incident management/response process is embedded in the specific country of focus, so that incidents are managed efficiently, timely and professionally to instil awarding body confidence.

RequirementsEssential:

  • English Proficiency
  • Degree level education
  • Experience of contributing to a geographically dispersed team (e.g. across a large country)
  • Successful demonstration of adhering to corporate and external compliance frameworks and standards.
  • Involvement in the deployment of business assurance and compliance approaches.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of distribution, partnership and British Council Exams products, and their delivery and security needs.
  • Good relationship and stakeholder management skills

Desirable:

  • Professional qualification in related field

Additional Information: Candidates must have current legal right to live and work in Nigeria.Closing Date: 27 November 2020 applications will close 23:59 SAST
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Equality Statement
The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.
We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.
Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

Application Closing Date
27 November 2020

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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