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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Grants Assistant

    Role Purpose:

    The post holder will support the coordination and management of JCS programmes’ grant process. The post holder will work closely with and support the Grants Officer, other Grants Assistants, M&E lead, and component teams in planning, implementation and management of the programme grant process, ensuring effective monitoring of implementation of grants to sub-grantees in line with programme’s grants manual, strategic direction and in line with clients requirements



    • Financial or Accounting University degree
    • 3 years of experience in Grants administration or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience of supporting grants and internal stakeholders / external partners management
    • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function
    • Demonstrable experience in interpreting donor budget


    • Experience of working in a full cost recovery project and international NGO
    • Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context
    • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality at all time

    Role specific Skills:

    • Grant management skills
    • Skills in managing relationship with sub grantees and other external stakeholders
    • Time management skills
    • High proficiency in the use of MS office tools (intermediate excel skills)

    Pay band: 4

    Remuneration:  N 6,154,368 per annum

    Contract type: Locally Engaged   

    Duration:  Fixed Term ending 31 January 2023 (with possibility of extension) 

    Method of Application

    Important Information and Notice

    • Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
    • Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
    • If you have any problems with your application please email
    • Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.
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