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Vacancy At The British Council

Date Posted: 23/Dec/2013
Deadline: 06/Jan/2014

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

Purpose of job:

To project manage the delivery of British Council’s activities with schools as part of a small team.  The role will include leading and managing projects that work with schools across Nigeria.  Some of these projects will have been devised for delivery throughout British Council’s global networks, and will require the role holder to deliver the Nigeria elements, others will specifically have been designed in Nigeria, with our partners.  

Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)

 The British Council in Nigeria works in three strategic business areas; Arts, English,    Education and Society.

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 Delivery: To implement a portfolio of largescale and local projects with the support of internal project officers  or external delivery partners and to meet all project targets.

Monitoring and Evaluation: To ensure that  the evaluation strategy for each project is implemented in accordance with Corporate Scorecard standards and to report likely variations from target

Marketing and Communications: To support the Education Team in country as the dedicated point of contact with the regional schools, marcomms and evaluation teams for all projects managed and to ensure  the regular flow of relevant information between the operations team and the regional marcomms team and to support media relations activity 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 (Schools) role profile. Download and complete the British Council external 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 [email protected]no later than Monday 6 January , 2014. Please ensure the subject of your mail is, ‘Project Manager (Schools)”.

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 criteria.


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