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Chevening Scholarships Officer - Internal Only
Ref Id: 04/18 ABJ
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Chancery
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 1 April 2018
Main Purpose of Job
Chevening is the UK government’s global flagship global scholarship programme targeted at raising future leaders who will maintain lasting positive relationships with the UK. With oversight from the Head of Communications, the Chevening Programme Officer will co-ordinate the overall implementation of the Chevening Programme in Nigeria. This will involve project management and strategic engagement to target alumni’s support of UK foreign policy priorities in Nigeria and Africa at large. Since inception in 1984, Nigeria boasts of an alumni base of 1,197 talented individuals; making alumni engagement a critical pillar of programme administration.
With an estimated population of 186 million people, a widening youth bulge and strong British-Nigeria educational links, Nigeria currently ranks high application volumes received globally. The job holder will be responsible for owning and running the annual Chevening Scholarship promotion and selection process across Nigeria. Working closely with the Chevening Secretariat in London, to ensure candidates are well informed and managed through the full application process, including preparing to leave for the UK and returning to Nigeria.
The job holder will direct actively in cultivating, managing and nurturing internal and external relationships that are critical to the delivery of the programme and development of new local Chevening partnerships (co-funders) and management of existing ones. He/she will therefore ensure effective liaison with the Chevening Secretariat and Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria. Including visibility/engagement across the BHC Abuja and BDHC Lagos offices and overall brand visibility across Nigeria. A successful Chevening programme is plays an important role in fostering long term relationships between the UK and Nigeria. Setting the strategic direction to capitalise on this potential will be a key part of this role.
As an integral part of the Press and Public Affairs Team, the job holder will also provide cross-government communications support, under the direction of the Head of Communications.
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Starting monthly salary - N610,536
Interested and qualified? Go to British High Commission career website on fco.tal.net to apply