29 Aug 2012

Full-Time British Council Nigeria recruitment

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Job Description

The British Council in Nigeria is looking for a suitable and qualified candidate to fill the post of a Project Manager.

Context and Environment:
The post will involve managing ongoing and new projects in Nigeria under the supervision of the English Language Teaching Adviser. The post will involve projects for learners of English (Connect), teachers of English (Engage) and policymakers (Interface).

Job aim:

  • To contribute to the regional strategy for English in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • To manage a portfolio of large scale and local ELT projects, mainly through partnerships to meet the British Council’s objectives and targets.


The post holder will be responsible for managing a number of projects within the British Council’s global English portfolio. Specific duties will include:

  • financial accounting and planning for each project, using the following tools:

•SAP financial reports to verify charges and identify/correct mis-charges/omissions promptly, as part of risk control procedure

•SAP financial planning/forecasting functions to ensure that up-to-date forecasts of project expenditure are maintained and that budgets are properly and accurately managed

•monthly cash flow estimates which accurately reflect project expenditure requirements over the next month or two

•raising or approving purchase orders for operational expenditure items

  • project planning, monitoring and evaluation, using the following tools:

•project logic models

•Gantt charts to reflect planned activity

•scorecard instruments (audience forecasts and actuals, quality of service questionnaires)

  • managing relationships with project partners, and representing the project to other external stakeholders
  • ensuring projects are marketed to the highest standard in print , digitally and at event.
  • soliciting partnership funding against specified income targets
  • ensuring that all project activity reflects key equal opportunities and diversity issues


The post holder will be accountable to English Language Teaching Adviser for the successful progress and implementation of each project. The role will involve team work with one or more Project Officer(s) and one other Project Manager.

How to apply?
Read through the role profile document. Download and complete theapplication form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document at the top of this page. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.

Please read all the documents carefully before you fill in the job application form. Telephone applications will not be considered. Completed applications should be sent via email toGposts@ng.britishcouncil.org by no later than 03 September 2012.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted. We do not accept CV’s, handwritten applications or expressions of interest. The application form must clearly explain how your experience matches the above profile and include names and contact details of 3 references.

Candidates with special needs should please ask us for this information in alternative formats.


Job Categories: Manager Jobs in Nigeria. Job Types: Full-Time.

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One Response to “British Council Nigeria recruitment”

  1. Comment made by NURA DANLADI on Aug 29th 2012 at 9:50 am:

    project manager

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