British Council Jobs Recruitment in Nigeria [2 new]

Latest British Council Jobs in Nigeria October, 2021 – Lagos, Abuja, Oyo, Enugu, Anambra etc. for

  • Programme Manager – Higher Education
  • Finance Assistant

The 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 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 have been working in Nigeria since 1943. Every year we connect with thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, creatives and entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The focus of our work is on providing opportunities for young people through:

  • supporting young people to achieve the education, qualifications and skills needed to reach their potential in their future careers.
  • creating and developing new networks and platforms to give young people a voice in society.
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Job Title: Programme Manager – Higher Education | The British Council

Location: Lagos, Sub Saharan Africa, NG
Pay band: 7
Contract type: – Two years fixed term
Department: EES

Role Purpose

  • To support the delivery of our new Higher Education portfolio of work within Sub Sahara Africa. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the successful implementation of the activities within the Higher Education (HE) portfolio in Nigeria.
  • This will include leading on the implementation of our regional HE programme, Innovation for African Universities (IAU) and our soon to be launched Regional Insights Hub.
  • The individual will also be responsible for managing the delivery of country level HE related activities and provide oversight and management of activities like the Study UK Campaign, our alumni work and all international education related work in Nigeria.

Main Accountabilities 

  • The post-holder will manage all agreed HE activities in line with agreed timelines, costs, targets and established performance indicators.
  • Work with programme/ project managers from other priority locations within the region and partners to develop and implement effective project management plans that will achieve project targets within agreed time frames.
  • Lead responsibility for ensuring project management information is up to date at all times
  • Prepare contracts for all grants and partnerships ensuring they capture all elements of the partnerships and outline clearly all grantee and partner responsibilities and benefits following established  corporate templates
  • Monitor and ensure delivery of grants and partnership benefits to funding and non-funding partners
  • Provide guidance to team in the contracting of  project contractors, consultants and suppliers ensuring they clearly capture all roles and responsibilities following established corporate templates
  • Ensure that programme delivery, training events and activity are appropriately screened, including conflict sensitivity screening, and reflect British Council EDI policy
  • Lead on programme reporting portfolio managed for British Council Diversity Assessment Framework
  • Support team to develop and disseminate case studies, reports and impact stories for external and internal communication channels including digital and print media.
  • Oversee the development and deployment of agreed communication strategy and plan in line with agreed activity and campaign plan
  • Ensure   relationships with stakeholders and programme partners are maintained by team, ensuring professional standards of communication, timely responses and follow through.
  • Project manage cross project activity as assigned. This will include but not limited to, roll out of new processes, programme evaluations, one –off strategic projects etc.

Role Specific Knowledge and Experience
The ideal candidate should be skilled in the following areas:

  • Evidence of successful programme / project management to high standards, consistently over time including (but not restricted to) evaluation management, financial management, stakeholder management, EDI and child protection.
  • Working knowledge of UK and Nigerian Higher Education systems and policy
  • Experience managing or supporting the delivery of Higher Education programmes, marketing campaigns and activities related to student recruitment and international higher education events
  • Experience organising and managing events.
  • Working knowledge of the UK and Nigerian Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
  • A working knowledge and understanding of international student recruitment campaign activities, platforms and models for delivery.

Essential Requirements
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience managing relationships with high level stakeholders within the UK and Nigerian HE space
  • Experience of working in the area of international education marketing and delivering international education services

Additional Information:

  • Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

Application Closing Date
31st October, 2021.

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

Note: A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

Job Title: Finance Officer, Nigeria | The British Council

Location: Abuja, Sub Saharan Africa, NG
Pay band: 4
Contract type: Six months maternity cover
Department: Finance

Role Purpose

  • The post holder will report to the Programme Finance Manager, the Finance officer will be responsible for managing and ensuring financial processes of all FCR programmes within the justice, security and conflict sector are implemented as per the British Council and EU driven policies and providing support to the Finance Manager and assistance to programme teams to specifically support the payment and invoicing process as required..

Main Accountabilities
The appointed candidate will have the following accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:

  • To undertake timely processing of invoices to designated workshops, meetings and events according to stated requirements.
  • Clearly communicate payment processing requirements and any changes to users and the responsible operations manager.
  • Processing payments and reconciling records according to agreed time standards for same.
  • To render advisory assistance to officers and/or consultants involved in programme delivery activities in terms of requirements.
  • To undertake the preparation and/or processing of all offline payment vouchers and cheques.
  • Maintenance of Abuja office cash imprest and support in parking and posting of Petty cash transactions on to SAP.
  • Audit travel, procurement and workshop expenses as may be directed by the Finance Manager, keeping and recording items in Finance Safe.
  • Printing, filing, scanning and updating of finance related documents.
  • Supporting all payment and processing functions of the finance team.
  • Working closely with the Finance Manager and the Country Finance Team to ensure that due process is followed and that Nigeria’s finances are managed in line with corporate and client requirements
  • Work closely with and provide advice and training on finance for non-finance staff.
  • Overseeing the activities of State Office Admin and Resource Assistants in management of Petty cash transactions and support in parking and posting of these transactions on SAP.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring for staff in the project teams, as agreed to build capability and capacity within the team and ensure the team receives the support it requires.
  • As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.

Role Specific Knowledge and Experience
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Full Cost Recovery programme finance environment.
  • High levels of personal effectiveness and the ability to focus on achieving deadlines.
  • Experience working with SAP.
  • In depth knowledge of book keeping and accounting procedures is a must along with high degree of concentration and an ability to identify accounting discrepancies.
  • Ability to maintain and update accounting spreadsheets, journal logs to ensure that it is compliant with organizations rules and regulations, and any other relevant legislation.
  • Ability to handle high volumes of financial data and information, and should be well acquainted with ways of storing and retrieving it whenever there is any need.

Desirable:

  • Evidence of continuous professional development in ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting qualifications
  • Experience of working in a Full Cost Recovery (FCR) project
  • Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context
  • Computer skills – A good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Essential Requirements:

  • Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

Salary
NGN8,106,740.00 annually

Application Closing Date
27th October, 2021.

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

Note: A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

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Job Title: Finance Assistant | British Council | Location: Abuja, Sub Saharan Africa, NG
Pay band: 4


Contract type: One-year fixed term contract
Alternative locations the role could be based: Nigeria
Department: Finance

Role Purpose

  • The post holder will be responsible for managing and ensuring financial processes of all FCR programmes within the justice, security and conflict sector are implemented as per the British Council and EU driven policies and providing support to the Finance Manager and assistance to programme teams to specifically support the payment and invoicing process as required.

Main Accountabilities
The appointed candidate will have the following accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:

  • To support timely processing of invoices to designated workshops, meetings and events according to stated requirements.
  • Support processing of payments and reconciling records according to agreed time standards for same.
  • Support maintenance of Abuja office cash imprest and support in parking and posting of Petty cash transactions on to SAP.
  • Audit travel, procurement and workshop expenses as may be directed by the Finance Manager, keeping and recording items in Finance Safe.
  • Support printing, filing, scanning and updating of finance related documents.
  • Support all payment and processing functions of the finance team.
  • To assist in taking on responsibilities to support the Programme finance team where necessary and practical.
  • Ensure professionalism is demonstrated in own work area and that customer / client needs and perspectives are reflected in own behaviours and focus.
  • To support the embedding of continuous learning and improvement into the team.
  • To proactively share best practice and learning across the wider EU programmes team.
  • To seek to understand the interdependencies and connections that programme office has with other organisations and manage such relationships within own work area.
  • To ensure personal development on IT skills for wider administrative assistance.
  • Other administrative work
  • As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.

Role specific Knowledge and Experience
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a project finance environment.
  • Experience of working on SAP
  • Experience of positive contribution to change
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function.
  • High levels of personal effectiveness and the ability to focus on achieving deadlines.
  • In depth knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting procedures is a must along with high degree of concentration and an ability to identify accounting discrepancies.
  • Ability to maintain and update accounting spreadsheets, journal logs to ensure that it is compliant with organizations rules and regulations, and any other relevant legislation.
  • Ability to handle high volumes of financial data and information and should be well acquainted with ways of storing and retrieving it whenever there is any need.

Desirable:

  • Evidence of continuous professional development in ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting qualifications
  • Experience of working in a Full Cost Recovery (FCR) project
  • Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context
  • Computer skills – A good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Essential Requirements:

  • Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

Salary
NGN5,431,443 annually

Application Closing Date
19th October, 2021.

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

Note: A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

Selected Job

Title: Head of English for Education Systems (EES) Nigeria | The British Council | Location: Abuja / Kano, Lagos
Pay band: PB8
Department: Business Delivery  
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: 3 Year Fixed Term

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Role Purpose

  • The successful candidate will lead the English for Education Systems (EES) portfolio of contracts and programmes in Nigeria, providing technical sector expertise.
  • The post holder will oversee business development and quality, compliant delivery of programmes and contracts to improve standards of the teaching, learning and assessment of English.
  • The Head of EES will also share knowledge, expertise and best practice from Nigeria with the regional and global English for Education Systems teams and externally.

Main Opportunities / Challenges for this Role

  • Position Nigeria as one of the leading English for Education Systems (EES) countries in the region.
  • Build a transformational and impactful EES programme in Nigeria, ensuring that quality teacher training, teaching and appropriate delivery, including digital and radio, are at the heart of the approach.
  • Embed gender transformative programmes within the EES portfolio.
  • Design innovative, evidence based EES programmes with strong monitoring, evaluation, research and learning elements underpinning the programmes.
  • Actively seek partnership and full-cost recovery funding for the EES programmes.

Requirements
Essential:

  • Qualified to postgraduate degree level in ELT or other English-specific qualification
  • Minimum 5 years experience of managing teacher education projects
  • Minimum 5 years experience of delivering externally funded projects or programmes
  • Direct experience of client funded contract pursuit
  • Experience of overseeing monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) within projects and incorporating lessons learned from MEL into programmes and strategy
  • Experience of engaging with diverse stakeholders including multilateral agencies, donors, government officials, academics

Desirable:

  • TEFL-Q – A diploma level qualification in teaching English as a foreign / second language which meets accreditation UK requirements
  • Experience of managing teacher education projects for English language teachers
  • Experience of managing online teacher education projects
  • Experience of writing for academic journals and presenting at international conferences

Role Specific Skills:

  • Candidate will need to:
    • Lead on strategy and process development for innovative English/ education solutions
    • Lead on the development and implementation of quality standards for English/ education
    • Lead on strategy and commissioning of global thought leadership outputs, such as publications
    • Lead on relationships with UK sector

Additional Information:

  • Candidates must have current legal right to live and work in Nigeria.  

Application Closing Date
4th July, 2021.

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