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  • Posted on: 30 January, 2014 Deadline: 12 February, 2014
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  • The British Council is currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join us in Lagos as Project Officer - Schools.

    Project Officer - Schools


    Purpose of job:
    To provide direct support to the Project Manager in the delivery of British Council’s activities with schools.

    The role will include successfully administering projects that work with schools across Nigeria. Some of these projects will have been devised for delivery throughout British Council’s global networks, and will require the role holder to support the Project Manager in the delivery of the Nigeria elements; others will specifically have been designed in Nigeria, with our partners.

    The role holder will therefore be expected to provide flexible and responsive support to help manage a network of internal and external relationships with partners, and in order to assist in meeting all project targets through successful interpretation of briefs; delivery and undertaking monitoring and evaluation.

    Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)
    British Council is the UK’s cultural relations organisation. The British Council in Nigeria works in three strategic business areas; Arts, English, Education and Society. As a cultural relations organisation, our interest in Education & Society comes from the critical importance of the sector and its institutions (schools; universities; NGOs and public bodies) in promoting the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the benefit that such an exchange delivers for the UK and for the world.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Project delivery: To provide support for projects and organise events to a high standard and within deadline. To make arrangements for visitors including booking travel, accommodation and preparing programmes.
    • Financial administration: to provide financial support to the project managers, including raising of purchase orders, getting quotes from suppliers, tracking payments and correcting mispostings.
    • Scorecard: To administer our monitoring and evaluation tool called Scorecard. Collect and record all data within deadline and according to corporate standards.
    • 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).


    •     Experience of organising projects or events.
    •     Experience of basic financial administration.
    •     Previous work experience in education
    •     Experience of gathering / submitting data for Monitoring and Evaluation purposes


    •     Relevant post-secondary school qualification

    N 2,972,137 gross per annum. This includes allowances commensurate to experience and qualifications.

    Method of Application

    Please read through the Project Officer – Schools role profile. Download and complete the British Council external application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document on the jobs page. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of the jobs page.

    Completed application forms should be sent no later than 12th February 2014. Please ensure the subject of your mail is, “Project Officer – Schools”.

    Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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