British Council is Recruiting in Nigeria

The British Council is currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join us in Abuja as Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager – Education & Society

Purpose of job:

To manage the delivery of a portfolio of British Council project activity as part of a small team. This role primarily focuses on implementing the delivery of our Education & Society projects and programmes in Abuja. The role will include leading and managing projects that work with schools; universities and civil society.

Context and Environment:

British Council is the UK’s cultural relations organisation. The British Council in Nigeria works in three strategic business areas; Arts, English, Education and Society.   As a cultural relations organisation, our interest in Education & Society comes from the critical importance of the sector and it’s institutions (schools; universities; NGOs and public bodies) in promoting the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the benefit that such an exchange delivers for the UK, Nigeria and for the wider world.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Project Planning and Delivery: Working with Assistant Director – Education & Society, the post holder will be responsible for implementing a portfolio of largescale and local projects with the support of internal project officers  or external delivery partners and to meet all project targets.

Budget Management : To manage project  financial elements in accordance with agreed project financial plans.

Marketing and Communications and Evaluation :To be the dedicated point of contact with the regional marcomms and evaluation team for all projects managed.

Performance Management: To contribute to the line management of the project officer(s) in order to contribute to a high performance team in accordance with Essential HR.

Equal opportunity and Diversity: To ensure that planning, delivery and implementation of managed projects are executed in line with the standards of EO&D

How to apply
Please read through the Project Manager – Education & Society profile. Download and complete the British Council temporary application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document on the jobs page. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of the jobs page.

Completed application forms should be sent Gapplication@ng.britishcouncil.org  no later than Monday 11 November, 2013. Please ensure the subject of your mail is, ‘Project Manager: Education & Society (Abuja)”.

Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential


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