British Council Nigeria Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Portal

British Council Nigeria is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant job positions in their company. Interested candidates should kindly follow the job application guidelines below to apply successfully.

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.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Director Higher Education Nigeria

Location: Lagos
Pay Band: 8
Contract Duration: 2-year fixed term

Job Summary

  • 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.
  • We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language and education. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Director Programmes will manage the development and delivery of Higher Education portfolio in Nigeria including partnership work.
  • This post will lead programmes/projects to a high standard and in compliance with British Council policies and procedures. The programme director will act as Senior Responsible Officer as required on programmes with an appropriate level of complexity and will manage large and geographically dispersed programme delivery teams.

Job Requirements

  • Project management or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years of extensive experience of leading and managing programmes or large projects
  • Experience of managing multi country or large programmes that have met project closure standards and passed audits
  • Experience of working with several different funding sources and knowledge of different programme frameworks and compliance rules
  • Experience of working within a consortium arrangement or with other funding partners or sponsors and management of associated contracts
  • Extensive experience of managing complex, senior, client, stakeholder and partner relationships and reporting requirements
  • Experience of identifying risk, mitigating risk and monitoring risk and reporting risk through appropriate channels
  • Experience of developing MEL frameworks and designing data collection mechanisms
  • Experience of leading a large, diverse, dispersed project or programme team
  • Experience of presenting and communicating programme success to a range of external audiences.

Role Specific Skills:

  • Significant understanding and experience in Higher Education in Nigeria

Further Information:

  • Requirements – All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
  • The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date
14th August, 2022 (23:59 Nigeria Time).

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