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Author Topic: Job Vacancy: Recruitment at The British Council (Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt)  (Read 590 times)

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The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1. Job Title: Exams Scheduler

Pay band: 4
Location: Port Harcourt – Rivers
Department: Exams
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: Indefinite

Role Purpose

✅ The purpose of this role is to support planning and tracking exams capacity requirements against demand from 18 months out on a 12-month rolling basis down to handover to Operations Managers for Resource Management and Test Day delivery.

✅ The role will translate demand into capacity/resource requirements for venues, people and test materials to fully optimise operations and margins while maintaining service levels, maximising agility and ensuring contingency.  It will also monitor and review changes to plan reporting on requirements to fill capacity, effectiveness of Planning and cost to serve.

✅ This role will work across functions in country to ensure counterparts understand requirements and execute to plan on Test Day.

Requirements

Essential:
✅ Relevant experience of identifying suppliers in a business environment
✅ Experience of translating demand requirements to ensure capacity can be met to deliver operationally within a large business
✅ Experience managing small teams
✅ Experience in third party relationship management
✅ 2 years’ experience  working within an Exams environment

Desirable:
✅ University degree in any subject or relevant qualification
✅ Experience of working across a dispersed team within a single country

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

2. Job Title: Test Day Coordinator

Location: Kano, Sub Saharan Africa, NG
Pay band: 4
Department: Exams
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: Indefinite

Role Purpose

✅ The purpose of this role is to ensure effective and efficient delivery of Exams within a specified location.  The role holder will manage Venue Supervisor engagement, relationship and performance.

✅ They will co-ordinate and manage any risk or issue resolution, including co-ordination of customer (candidate) communication directly or through customer services.  Post holder will be the point of contact for Venues/Venue Supervisors on the day.

✅ This role will be required to work test days which will involve weekend work as part of the contracted hours.

✅ You will work closely with Operations staff colleagues to ensure exam registration and paper delivery are in place for test day and oversight on post-test activities.

Requirements

Essential:
✅ Shortlisted candidates will need to demonstrate that they meet the required standard through the APTIS test which will be administered as part of the recruitment and selection exercise
✅ University degree in any subject
✅ Experience working in a busy operational environment delivering high levels of customer service.
✅ Ability to ensure compliance, risk and security standards are monitored and maintained.

Desirable:

✅ Experience working in Exams
✅ Experience of supporting on delivery of computer-based exams

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

3. Job Title: Justice, Conflict and Stability Lead – Nigeria and West Africa

Location: Abuja, Sub Saharan Africa, NG
Pay band: Senior Management Broadband – Senior Managers & Professionals
Department: Conflict and Security
Contract type: Country appointed/ International hire
Duration: 3-year fixed term contract

Role Purpose

✅ The British Council is currently looking for an experienced leader to assume the position of Justice, Conflict and Stability Lead to steer their large operation in Nigeria. This post comes at a critical and unprecedented time of change for communities globally. It is a senior management position which requires demonstrable sector expertise and experience.

✅ We are seeking a Programme Director who will be accountable for the following contracts: Managing Conflict in Northern Nigeria Programme (MCN), Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ROLAC) and Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation Programme (ACT) (all EU-funded).

✅ This post will lead other projects in the sector as and when they are secured. The successful postholder will be responsible for driving business development to build the British Council’s work in Nigeria and the West Africa region working closely with the Director of Governance, Justice and Peacebuilding and wider regional teams. While the focus of this post is Nigeria, the postholder is expected to contribute to the regional and global Inclusive Communities efforts and practice.

Context

With the combined pressures of the impacts of Covid-19, a growing but massively unequal economy and complex demographics, programming in Nigeria is at a challenging point; this opportunity offers the right candidate a pivotal role in shaping the changes which will affect British Council work (both donor and self-funded) with substantial potential impact within Nigeria. Building on the successes of British Council’s legacy of justice and peacebuilding work in Nigeria, the programmes underway will support stronger, better and more mutually beneficial relationships between government and civil society essential to a stable, inclusive, accountable future for all.

Opportunities / Challenges:

✅ This role presents considerable opportunities to build upon our track record in delivery of contracts as a trusted partner for both DFID / HMG and the European Commission; our governance, justice and peacebuilding work (which includes supporting inclusive communities and giving voice to vulnerable groups) and our ability to develop large scale co-funding programmes with donors.

✅ Many countries in Sub Saharan Africa are ODA classified. (Official Development Assistance (ODA) is defined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) as government aid that promotes and specifically targets the economic development and welfare of developing countries.)  This aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals means there will be significant contract opportunities in Nigeria and across the region. This is an exciting opportunity to establish the agenda in an area of growing importance for the BC and HMG more generally. The successful candidate will also be given the responsibility for charting a course of action, implementing and measuring success.

✅ There will be significant challenges for this role including the scale of operations, rapid pace of change in the market and the challenges of aligning corporate and client expectations. It requires nimble thinking and strong relationship management skills to navigate between the range of stakeholders involved internally and externally.

Requirements

Essential:
✅ Qualified to a Master’s degree level or equivalent by experience
✅ Experience & knowledge of Nigeria and the rule of law and justice sectors
✅ Recent experience of leading large-scale programmes (of value above £15m)
✅ Demonstrable experience of leading and managing multisectoral teams
✅ Experience of setting strategic direction for a business, department or region
✅ Proven credibility at providing leadership and engagement at government and institutional level

Desirable:
✅ Knowledge and experience of security, justice and conflict resolution in a development context

✅ Business Development and account management with donors on large scale programmes (including the EU)

Additional Information:

This recruitment exercise seeks to attract the most suitable candidate for the role.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

✅ All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
✅ A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world

Application Deadline  31st December, 2020.


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