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  • The British Council is the world’s leading cultural relations organization and creates opportunities for people in the UK and worldwide to understand each other, to work together and learn from one another. We see this as crucial to building secure, more prosperous and sustainable futures for us all. We build trust and understanding between different countries and cultures and develop strong international links that are of benefit to people in Britain and the rest of the world.

    The British Council is currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join us as:

    Fundraising Manager

     

    Location: Lagos
    Reports To: Director Arts Duration of job
    Fixed Term till March 31 2016.

    Purpose of Job
    To work with the Director Arts Nigeria and Arts team Nigeria to raise partnership and sponsorship funds for a planned programme that peaks between August 2015 and March 2016.

    Context and Environment

    • The British Council in Nigeria works in three strategic business areas; Arts, English, Education and Society.
    • As part of a global programme of big seasons of arts activity in the organisation, Nigeria will have a big ‘season’ in 2015 (working title - Nigeria 2015). This season will aim to strengthen artistic exchange and collaboration between Nigeria and the UK in key arts sub sectors.
    • The programme which peaks between August 2015 and March 2016 is being designed to give greater focus, depth and contemporary relevance to the long-standing and complex relationship between Nigeria and the UK.
    • Working with Nigerian and UK partners we will deliver a cultural programme that will strengthen existing relationships and broker new ones between people and institutions, break down stereotypes and identify genuine opportunities for collaboration between Nigeria and the UK.
    • Projects within this programme will cut across art forms, facilitating multidisciplinary collaborations and developing a platform that will provide opportunities for all sectors of the UK to network with Nigeria.
    • Partnership will be at the heart of the programme and so project ideas will be developed working closely with partners in both countries. As part of our commitment to mutuality the programme will showcase Nigerian and UK art and creativity reciprocally.

    The season will focus on:

    •     Strengthening and growing UK – Nigeria creative partnerships and collaborations
    •     Reciprocal showcasing between Nigeria and the UK
    •     Developing skills and leadership in the creative sector
    •     Harnessing the transformative power of arts in achieving international development goals

    Accountabilities, responsibilities and main Duties
    Fundraising Strategy and Research:

    •     Working with Director Arts to plan and implement an effective fundraising strategy to meet challenging income targets.
    •     Identify funding opportunities and prospects by conducting in-depth research as required to identify for example Heads of CSR and Marketing Departments, the size of their respective budgets and their giving strategy / focus.
    •     Conduct market insights into the corporate, foundation and public sector top donors in Nigeria
    •     Research potential new partners as required to identify people responsible and propose strategies for cultivation
    •     Secure meetings with identified potential donors

    Fundraising Delivery including Communications

    •     Develop high quality proposals and applications for funding making sure that any applications are submitted on time and follow the correct process, working closely with Director Arts
    •     Leads on the production of partnership materials (web and print) including documents for cultivation e.g. brochures
    •     Stewardship of secured partnerships e.g. Infographics on partnership successes, collation of evaluation results according to donor requirements etc.
    •     Organises high profile external events with existing and potential partners which show- case the British Council’s Partnerships capability and benefits.
    •     Develop relationships with donors, deliver fundraising pitches as designated by Director Arts
    •     Responsible for income generation for specific projects

    Contract and account management
    In compliance with corporate standards, processes and templates for contract and fund management:

    •     Drafts contracts for all partnerships ensuring they capture all elements of the partnerships and outline clearly all partner responsibilities and benefits
    •     Monitoring of contract database to ensure up to date records at all times
    •     Will be responsible for account management and benefits delivery to donors and partners
    •     As part of Country CRM framework, maintains and updates the CRM, recording contacts/ leads and outcomes of meetings , ensuring follow up action is carried out in a timely and efficient manner
    •     Monitor proper invoicing and payment schedule from donors

    Key relationships:

    •     Country Director Nigeria, Director Programmes, Director Arts Nigeria, Director Partnerships Nigeria, Arts Programme Manager, Nigeria 2015 Programme Manager, Project Team Nigeria, UK and regional Project Managers, Nigeria, regional and UK Marcomms Teams
    •     Corporates, Government, Trusts , Foundations that are existing or potential partners

    Other important features or requirements of the job

    Required candidate will also need to possess:

    •     Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
    •     Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines
    •     Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
    •     Excellent presentation skills and interpersonal skills
    •     Regular attendance at evening and weekend events are a normal part of the job.
    •     Significant knowledge and experience in the Nigerian arts and creative industries sectors is desirable

    Skills and Knowledge (Contract management)
    Computer Skills:

    Fundraising Skills

    •     Expert knowledge of sponsorship and partnership funding landscape in Nigeria
    •     Knowledge of trends and best practice in sponsorship and partnership fundraising

    Communication skills

    •     Writes clearly and persuasively taking into account audiences’ requirements
    •     An ability to present credibly (both in writing and orally to internal and external stakeholders
    •     Strong organisational and research skills
    •     Evidence of skills in building and maintaining trust based relationships

    Experience

    •     Experience of researching and identifying funding opportunities and shaping solutions which deliver results
    •     A proven track record of working at a senior level with corporate sponsors
    •     Experience of working with senior colleagues in partner / donor organisations

    Qualifications
    Bachelor's Degree qualification

    Remuneration
    Role is Pay band 7/ 6,604,753NGN gross pay per annum/Fixed term contract till March 2016/Applicants must have right to work in Nigeria.

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    Communications, Public Relations and Digital Manager

     

    Location: Lagos, Nigeria
    Reports to: Director Arts Starting

    Job Details
        The post holder will work with the Arts team Nigeria and the Nigeria 2015 team to implement external and internal communications, lead and implement digital marketing initiatives and campaigns and manage Public Relations activities for a planned programme in Nigeria that peaks between August 2015 and March 2016

    Purpose of Job:
        To implement external and internal communications, lead and implement digital marketing initiatives and campaigns and manage Public Relations activities for a planned programme in Nigeria that peaks between August 2015 and March 2016.

    Background

    •     The British Council in Nigeria works in three strategic business areas; Arts, English, Education and Society.
    •     As part of a global programme of big seasons of arts activity in the organisation, Nigeria will have a big ‘season’ in 2015 (working title - Nigeria 2015). This season will aim to strengthen artistic exchange and collaboration between Nigeria and the UK in key arts sub sectors.
    •     The programme which peaks between August 2015 and March 2016 is being designed to give greater focus, depth and contemporary relevance to the long-standing and complex relationship between Nigeria and the UK.
    •     Working with Nigerian and UK partners we will deliver a cultural programme that will strengthen existing relationships and broker new ones between people and institutions, break down stereotypes and identify genuine opportunities for collaboration between Nigeria and the UK.
    •     Projects within this programme will cut across art forms, facilitating multidisciplinary collaborations and developing a platform that will provide opportunities for all sectors of the UK to network with Nigeria.
    •     Partnership will be at the heart of the programme and so project ideas will be developed working closely with partners in both countries. As part of our commitment to mutuality the programme will showcase Nigerian and UK art and creativity reciprocally.

    The season will focus on:

    •     Strengthening and growing UK - Nigeria creative partnerships and collaborations
    •     Reciprocal showcasing between Nigeria and the UK.
    •     Developing skills and leadership in the creative sector.
    •     Harnessing the transformative power of arts in achieving international development goals.

    Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Main Duties
    Strategy Development:

    •     Develop (in some cases) and execute strategies relating to internal and external communications, digital marketing and Public Relations activity linked to the Nigeria 2015 programme to high standards of internal and external stakeholder requirements.
    •     Develop successful online strategies and evaluate online campaigns using web analytics tools regarding the Nigeria 2015 programme
    •     Initiate and explore new partnerships opportunities for digital campaigns and digital programme delivery.
    •     Provide consultancy services to Programme Delivery team on development of digital delivery mechanism for projects in the 2015 programme portfolio

    Marketing and Communications:

    •     To ensure that projects are marketed to the highest standards in print (press, publications), digitally (websites, social media, TV, radio) and at events (conferences, workshops, meetings).
    •     Responsible for Nigeria 2015 website and act as Editor-in-Chief regarding its contents.
    •     Take ownership of the section of the British Council country website part related to the Nigeria 2015 programme and ensure all information is up to date and relevant to online audiences.
    •     Lead on Paid Search Marketing, online media buy and relevant digital marketing project related to the programme.
    •     Work with Project Managers to improve our social media presence and digital footprint
    •     Build impactful social influencer marketing programmes to drive inquiries and engagement among the online communities.

    Planning, Monitoring and Reporting:

    •     To manage project budgets to corporate standards and responsible for the procurement process of external suppliers and partners to deliver PR, Digital and other communications related services.
    •     Cost effective procurement of services; positive feedback from end user of services
    •     Plan, monitor and reforecast relevant budget and check expenses against monthly financial reports
    •     Put in place systems to monitor return of investment of communications, PR and digital marketing spend
    •     Supervise consistency of end-to-end online marketing strategies of the Nigeria 2015 programme with corporate digital initiatives.
    •     Feed into the annual business planning process in the context of Comms, PR and Digital marketing
    •     Provide overview and updates on local digital development and propose how to capitalise on the trend.
    •     Ensure audiences for Nigeria 2015 programme are accurately planned, monitored and reported.

     

    Key Relationships
    Internal:
        Director Arts Nigeria, Director Partnerships Nigeria, Arts Programme Manager, Nigeria 2015 Programme Manager, Project Team Nigeria, UK and regional Project Managers, Nigeria, regional and UK Marcomms Teams

    External:
        On-line media agency, Advertising agency , BC web editors, Market research agency, Key members of formal networks/ communities of identified target segments

    Other important features or requirements of the job:

    •     Occasional unsocial hours in the evenings and weekends if required to attend events.
    •     Occasional international and national travel will be required.

    Qualification, Experience, Requirements
    Personal Specifications:

    Behaviours (Essential)
    1.) Making it Happen (More Demanding:

        Achieving stretching results when faced by change, uncertainty or major obstacles

    2.) Being Accountable (More Demanding):

        Showing real dedication to the long-term mission of the British Council or the team

    3.) Shaping the Future (More Demanding):

        Exploring ways in which we can add more value

    Skills and Knowledge (Essential)
    1.) Good understanding and experience in:

    •     Execution of digital marketing strategies.
    •     Content marketing and content editorial.
    •     Online media (display ads and search engine ads).
    •     External and internal communications management.

    2.) Good analytical skills. Knowledge of web analytics. Able to comprehend data and identify key issues, cause and effect and prioritise actions.
    3.) Good communication skills in English, including fluency in speaking and writing.
    4.) Proficient in MS Office application.
    5.) Sound understanding of digital marketing and digital production.
    6.) Strong interest in web trends and technologies.

    Experience (Essential)

    •     A minimum of two-year solid working experience and track record of managing, developing, delivering and evaluating successful online and digital marketing campaigns as well as search engine marketing campaigns
    •     Experience in developing and coordinating promotion campaigns on social media platform
    •     Experience in coordinating with external suppliers and media agencies to deliver positive results on campaigns and projects
    •     Experience in developing/ managing digital/web content and e-commerce platforms.
    •     Developing partnerships with corporate clients for online campaigns
    •     Managing online registration for sales and  events

    Qualification (Essential)

    •     Relevant qualification, Diploma/ Degree
    •     Qualification in PR/Communications Information / Marketing

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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