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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 7, 2021
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    The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations. We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosper...
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    Administration and Finance Manager (EU - ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

    Location: Lagos, Sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria
    Pay Band: 6
    Department: Education and Society
    Contract type: Locally Engaged
    Duration: Fixed Term Contract ending April 2022  

    Role Purpose

    • This post will support the Programme Manager with administrative and financial management functions of the EU ECOWAS (European Union Economic Community of West African States) Scholarship Programme.
    • The role holder will support the coordination and delivery of the key elements and activities of the programme across all the countries where the scholarship is based. Responsibilities will also include providing support to the Programme Manager on the recruitment, selection, placement and management of candidates and support to the delivery teams in programme host locations across West Africa and HQ.


    • Fluent level of spoken and written English - level B2
    • University degree or equivalent
    • Minimum of 3 years programme management and delivery experience, at least one of which should be related to Higher Education programming
    • Experience organising and managing events
    • Experience writing financial reports or internal and external reporting
    • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders
    • Proficiency in using financial management software SAP


    • Experience working on a donor funded contract e.g. World Bank, European Union etc.
    • Experience of working in the area of scholarships management/ administration
    • Accounting qualification

    Role Specific Skills:

    • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
    • Working knowledge and understanding of local and international scholarships models and delivery processes

    Additional Information:

    • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
    • Successful candidate will be based in their current location.

    Naira 8,106,740 per annum (Nigeria).

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British Council on to apply
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