Latest Recruitment at British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

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.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Recruitment at British Council

Programme Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria.

Location: Lagos, Sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria
Pay band: 7
Department: Education and Society
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: Fixed Term Contract ending April 2022

Job Description:
  • This role will work with Director Programmes, Director Higher Education, Skills and Enterprise and other members of the Higher Education, Skills and Enterprise team in Nigeria, scholarship  support and delivery teams in other West Africa locations and HQ to manage the recruitment, selection, placement of candidates on the EU- ECOWAS (European Union Economic Community of West African States) Scholarships programme.
  • The post holder will provide efficient management of the Scholarships programme at a cluster level, provide management support to country delivery teams across the 4 programme host locations and ensure effective planning and the delivery of key milestones as outlined in the programmes’ Description of Action (DOA).
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Fluent level of spoken and written English – level B2
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of scholarship management / administration experience
  • At least 5 years programme management and delivery experience
  • Proven experience organising and managing events in West Africa
  • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders

Desirable:

  • Experience delivering large scale contracts for donors / clients such as the European Union

Role Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
  • An understanding of Higher Education sector priorities across SSA.
  • A working knowledge and understanding of local and international scholarships models and delivery processes.

Additional Information:

  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
  • Successful candidate will be based in their current location.

Remuneration
Naira 13,410,959 per annum (Nigeria).

Administration and Finance Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria.

Location: Lagos, Sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria
Pay Band: 6
Department: Education and Society
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: Fixed Term Contract ending April 2022

Job Description:
  • This post will support the Programme Manager with administrative and financial management functions of the EU ECOWAS (European Union Economic Community of West African States) Scholarship Programme.
  • The role holder will support the coordination and delivery of the key elements and activities of the programme across all the countries where the scholarship is based. Responsibilities will also include providing support to the Programme Manager on the recruitment, selection, placement and management of candidates and support to the delivery teams in programme host locations across West Africa and HQ.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Fluent level of spoken and written English – level B2
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years programme management and delivery experience, at least one of which should be related to Higher Education programming
  • Experience organising and managing events
  • Experience writing financial reports or internal and external reporting
  • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders
  • Proficiency in using financial management software SAP

Desirable:

  • Experience working on a donor funded contract e.g. World Bank, European Union etc.
  • Experience of working in the area of scholarships management/ administration
  • Accounting qualification

Role Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
  • Working knowledge and understanding of local and international scholarships models and delivery processes

Additional Information:

  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
  • Successful candidate will be based in their current location.

Remuneration
Naira 8,106,740 per annum (Nigeria).

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Recruitment at British Council” should click the button below to apply.

Deadline: February 7, 2021

Latest Recruitment at British Council

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