The British Council is the world’s leading cultural relations organisation 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. We call this work – cultural relations.
We are looking for an Exams specialist to set the strategic direction and lead the development and delivery of the Nigeria examinations business. The postholder will build relationships with key national and international stakeholders and contribute to the leadership of the British Council Nigeria operation.
Examinations work focuses on providing access to high quality UK qualifications to Nigeria customers, thereby facilitating the building of relationships with our target audiences. One of the largest in the global network by income, surplus and volume surplus, the Nigeria examinations business delivers almost 100,000 exams and has an income stream of over £8 million. Our ambition is to double this by 2020.
Nigeria is now officially the largest economy in Africa. It is also the most populous country with over 170 million citizens. The UK is its largest trading partner. Nigeria holds significant political power in the region and internationally and its society retains a positive attitude to the UK. There are therefore major opportunities for the UK and British Council to increase influence, income and, through this, our impact by building on our strong existing relationships with the Nigerian government, institutions and customers/audiences. However, there are complex and substantial risks to this work i.e. security and compliance.
Please note applicants need to be a UK passport holder as this post has diplomatic status.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.