Inclusive Communities & Access to Justice Advisor at British Council


RegionSub Saharan AfricaCountry / Territory Nigeria Location: Abuja Department: Education & Society Job Category: Business Development/Partnerships: Pay Band Senior Leadership Band

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

About Education in the British Council:

Through our work in Education we provide opportunities for people to broaden their horizons and build sustainable futures. Our work in Education aims to raise the quality of education globally and connect people across the globe to share perspectives, best practice and ultimately improve learning outcomes. Our work contributes to global education policy, supports international mobility and collaboration and promotes the UK as a world leader in education and research.

The opportunity:

We are seeking an exceptional individual with deep knowledge  and sector expertise to lead our portfolio of work in Nigeria. The portfolio focuses on strengthening inclusive communities and providing access to justice for vulnerable groups. The postholder will be accountable as SRO for the following contracts: Managing Conflict in Northern Nigeria, ROLAC and ACT (all EU-funded programmes). 

This post will lead other projects in Society as and when they are secured. He / she will work closely with the Regional Portfolio Lead Civil Society including in the development and delivery of Pathways and with the Programmes Team to develop and deliver Society programmes. in Nigeria. While the focus of this post is Nigeria, the postholder is expected to contribute to the regional and global Society community. A key focus for this post will be securing follow-on work to the current portfolio as two contracts end in 2021 and the third ends in 2023.

Please note that this opportunity requires considerable amount of sector expertise and demonstrable track record in a comparable senior management role.

What we require of the successful candidate:

  • Knowledge and experience of security, justice and conflict resolution in a development context
  • Business Development and account management with donors on large scale programmes
  • Experience of setting strategic direction for a business, department or region
  • Experience of delivering client funded projects or programmes
  • Familiarity with client policies and procedures
  • Experience of working in Sub Saharan Africa is highly desirable 
  • Credible track record of providing leadership at government and institutional level
  • Commercial acumen

If you would like to understand more about this post then please see full details in the attached documents:

Inclusive Communities & Access to Justice Advisor – SSA.pdf
SSA Local Enhanced Package.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf

Further details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you.  Please apply by 23 March 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

Additional Candidate Information:

Please note that interviews are planned for Early April 2020

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Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies. 
The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements. 


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