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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.

    Director Finance Nigeria


    Role is in the Senior Management/Professionals category/Indefinite term contract/Open to internal and external applicants/Applicants must have right to live and work in Nigeria/Post is in Lagos, Nigeria.

    British Council Nigeria is looking for a professional. The individual will have responsibility for all aspects of strategic and operational finance in Nigeria, acting as the finance partner to the Country Director and Nigeria Executive Team. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the finance strategy delivers growth through new business operating models, and conforms to the Council’s financial control standards and the broader corporate and regional objectives, whilst ensuring compliance with local tax and regulatory requirements. 

    The post holder will be a key member of the Nigeria Executive Team, working collaboratively with the UK and regional SSA Finance Teams, and will actively contribute in the design and implementation of regional financial strategy.

    Refer to the role profile for more information on the role accountabilities & responsibilities. 

    Applicants must have the following experience

    -Leading a team of professionals and working across functions/locations
    -Operating in international and multi-cultural organisations
    -Member of a governance team or Board
    -About ten years of relevant experience in commercial and/or ‘not for profit‘ organisations 

    Required Skills/Knowledge 

    -Knowledge of Nigerian Tax and reporting regulatory requirements.
    -Commercial experience, including analysis of business operations, investment appraisal feasibility analysis.
    -Change management, leading medium and large scale change programmes.

    Vacancy Announced: 14th September, 2015
    Closing Date: 23:59UK time 27th September, 2015

    Role Profile Director Finance Nigeria.
    BC Core Skills.doc
    BC Behaviours.pdf

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    Event Manager


    Post sits with the Arts team/Post is pay band 7 (Middle Management)/Fixed term contract till December 2016/Open to internal & external applicants/applicants must have right to live and work in Nigeria/Post is in Lagos.

    The post holder will lead on all the event production, management and delivery linked to the high profile events in the UK NG 15/16 Programme. This position will work directly to the Director Arts Nigeria and closely with the arts team.

    The Arts Events Manager will deliver high profile, media catching arts events spread across Abuja, Lagos and Calabar and support external event producers to deliver events under the UK/Nigeria 2015-16 programme banner.

    See the role profile for role responsibilities

    Applicants must have

    -At least 5 years’ recent experience of managing and delivering high profile events  
    -Experience of researching and identifying trends that support event delivery strategy  
    -Proven ability to manage relationships with vendors  
    -Track record of managing risk
    -Project/Event Management Qualification 

    Vacancy Announced: 14th September, 2015
    Closing date: 23:59 UK time 27th September, 2015

    Role Profile Event Manager.doc
    BC Core skills.pdf
    BC Behaviours.pdf

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    Higher Education (HE) Programme Manager


    Post is pay band 7 (middle management)/fixed term contract for two(2) years/open to internal & external applicants/applicants must have the right to live and work in Nigeria/post can either be in Abuja or Lagos.

    The post holder will work with the Director Education and Skills, other members of the Education and Skills team and Director Programmes to lead on the development and implementation of the Higher Education portfolio in Nigeria.

    This is a new post, and the post holder will (not limited to)

    -Develop and lead our strategic response to opportunities for the UK to assist the Nigerian Government strengthen the provision and quality of tertiary education in Nigeria.
    -Lead the team implementing the British Council’s paid Services for International Education Marketing (SIEM) targeted at UK institutions to support them do business in HE, FE and independent school sectors and grow the business for the Nigeria context  
    -Develop and lead an engagement project, utilising available and upcoming research evidence, to enable the UK to benefit from and support the Nigeria Cross Border Higher Education Policy (known in British Council as transnational education TNE)

    See role profile for further information on role responsibilities

    Applicants must have

    -Working knowledge of Nigerian Higher Education system.
    -Experience of working with donor/grant/ client funds Bachelor’s Degree

    -Post-graduate degree in Education, Humanities or Social Sciences is desirable.

    Vacancy announced 14th September, 2015
    Closing date: 23:59UK time 27th September, 2015

    Role Profile Programme Manager Higher Education.doc
    BC Core skills.pdf
    BC Behaviours.pdf

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    Programmes Team Project Officer


    Post is pay band 4 (Administrative Support)/fixed term contract for 2 years/Open to internal 7 external applicants/applicants must have right to work and live in Nigeria/post is in Abuja.

    The post holder will work with Project Managers in the Programmes team to manage project delivery across the Nigeria Programmes portfolio. 

    The post holder will  also support programmes team activity across the three business areas taking place in Abuja and the north of Nigeria.  This includes (but is not limited to)    

    1.The MacArthur funded Teacher Education Research project  
    2.The Researcher Links programme  
    3.The Customer  Relationship Management (CRM) project  
    4.Stakeholder Engagement Projects

    Refer to the role profile for more information on role responsibilities

    Vacancy announced: 14th September, 2015
    Closing date:23:59UK time 25th December, 2015

    Role Profile Programmes Team Project Officer.doc
    BC Core skills.pdf
    BC Behaviours.pdf

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit British Council's Career Page

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