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IELTS & General Examinations Officer At The British Council

Date Posted: 05/Jan/2014
Deadline: 10/Jan/2014

The British Council is currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join us in Lagos IELTS & General Examinations Officer.

Purpose of job:

To support Examination Services in Nigeria in delivering exams and to maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council’s EQS (Examination Quality Standards), examinations boards and partners.

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

Nigeria Exams is the largest British Council exams business in the Sub Saharan Africa region. It administers exams in four subject areas: Schools, Professional/Vocational, Educational on behalf of UK institutions and IELTS. In 2012-13 we delivered roughly 70,000 exams to 25,000 candidates. The team comprises 23 people; 15 are based in Lagos with 6 in Abuja and 5 in Port Harcourt.

The post holder will be part of a team of 5 in Lagos who administer the growing exams business ensuring quality and compliance as well as control of income and expenditure to deliver on target. This role will support the delivery of IELTS in Lagos in addition to assisting other exams in Lagos.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

Administration of examinations: Overseeing and taking delivery of examinations materials and checking them prior to exams commencing, packing and returning scripts daily, maintaining logs appropriately.

Exam delivery: Delivering Examinations on test days which includes supervision of venue staff and Ensuring adherence to examination day procedures

Post-Examination administration: Secure and accurate despatch of test answers and materials to the examination board. Maintaining accurate logs of examination paper movements.

Venue Staff: Venue staff creation and payment. To be part of the recruitment, training and monitoring team for venue staff and to schedule venue staff for examination sessions.

Exams Team Support: Maintaining logs of preparation materials for IELTS, to support in recruitment, training, monitoring of IELTS venue staff and clerical markers.

Marketing & Customer Service: To assist IELTS Administrator in collecting qualitative and quantitative marketing data in order to contribute to the marketing action plan and support business development.

Finance: To prepare and submit income reconciliations to agreed timescales, to record income correctly on the FABS financial system and in a timely manner.

How to apply

Please read through the IELTS & General Examinations Officer  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 Friday 10 January, 2014. Please ensure the subject of your mail is, ‘IELTS & General Examinations Officer”.

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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