1) Project Manager ELT (Deadline extended)

The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Finance Officer. This person must have the right to

work in Nigeria.

Purpose of job: 
To contribute to the regional strategy for English in Sub-Saharan Africa.
To manage a portfolio of large scale and local ELT projects, mainly through partnerships to meet the British Council’s objectives and targets.
Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)
The post will involve managing ongoing and new projects in Nigeria under the supervision of the English Language Teaching Adviser. The post will involve projects for learners of English, teachers of English and policymakers.
Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties: (including people management and finance)
The postholder will be responsible for managing a number of projects within the British Council’s global English portfolio. Specific duties will include:
  • financial accounting and planning for each project, using the following tools:
-       SAP financial reports to verify charges and identify/correct mis-charges/omissions promptly, as part of risk control procedure
-       SAP financial planning/forecasting functions to ensure that up-to-date forecasts of project expenditure are maintained and that budgets are properly and accurately managed
-       monthly cash flow estimates which accurately reflect project expenditure requirements
-       raising or approving purchase orders for operational expenditure items
  • project planning, monitoring and evaluation, using the following tools:
-       project logic models
-       Gantt charts to reflect planned activity
-       scorecard instruments (audience forecasts and actuals, quality of service questionnaires)
  • managing relationships with project partners, and representing the project to other external stakeholders
  • ensuring projects are marketed to the highest standard in print , digitally and at event.
  • soliciting partnership funding against specified income targets
  • ensuring that all project activity reflects key equal opportunities and diversity issues
The postholder will be accountable to English Language Teaching Adviser for the successful progress and implementation of each project. The role will involve team work with one or more Project Officer(s) and one other Project Manager.
How to apply Read through the ELT Manager 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’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.
Completed application forms should be submitted via email to Gposts@ng.britishcouncil.org byThursday 25th April 2013. Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

2) Temporary Project Officer – Lagos

The British Council is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Temporary Project Officer.
Purpose of job:
To support the achievement of country plan objectives in Nigeria by delivering examinations To support the direct and indirect delivery of a portfolio of large scale and local projects, increasingly through partnership , to meet the British Council’s objectives and targets and partner expectations in Nigeria To support a network of internal and external service providers and partners to meet all project targets.
Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)
The post will involve supporting large scale projects in Nigeria under the supervision of the Project Manager-Schools or other named Project Managers. The post will be based in Lagos and required to work across various project portfolios as necessary.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
In line with EOD and other overarching corporate policies:
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 supervising project Manager and other named 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 provide communication support to internal and external contacts marketing projects where required to the highest standards. Other administrative work: As required.
How to apply:
Please read through the Temp Project Officer Role Profile. Download and complete the Temporary Application Form Project Officer. 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’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.
Completed application forms should be submitted to Tempapplication@ng.britishcouncil.org byThursday 2nd May, 2013.
Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

3) Exams Assistant

The British Council is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Lagos Exams Assistant.
Purpose of job:
To support the achievement of country plan objectives in Nigeria by delivering examinations administration support and customer services. To maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council’s EQS (Examination Quality Standards) and by the Examination Board Partners.
Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)
Customers and enquirers engage with the British Council Nigeria for a number of purposes with the majority being for examinations. Nigeria is the largest British Council exams business in the Sub Saharan Africa region. It administers exams in four subject areas: Schools, Professional/Vocational, Educational on behalf of UK institutions and IELTS. In 2012-13 we will delivered  roughly 70,000 exams to 25,000 candidates. The Nigeria team comprises 22 people and are based mainly in Lagos with five in and four in Port Harcourt.
The SSA region delivers exams in over 20 countries from its offices in 16 of these countries. In 2012, we delivered a quarter of a million exams to over 100k candidates. Growth in the region is robust, but our challenges are many. Nevertheless, Exams teams are making solid gains in our 4 strategic priority areas, namely: improving business performance, improving quality, improving financial compliance and increasing impact.
How to apply:
Please read through the Exam Assistant 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’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.
Completed application forms should be submitted to JPosts@ng.britishcouncil.org by Thursday 2nd May, 2013.
Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

4) Lagos Exams Officer

The British Council is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Lagos Exams Officer.
Purpose of job:
To support Examination Services in Nigeria in delivering IELTS exams and to maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council’s EQS (Examination Quality Standards) and by the IELTS Partners.
Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)
Nigeria Exams is the largest British Council exams business in the Sub Saharan Africa region. It administers exams in four subject areas: Schools, Professional/Vocational, Educational on behalf of UK institutions and IELTS. In 2013-1 we will deliver roughly 75,000 exams to 25,000 candidates. The team comprises 22 people and are based mainly in Lagos with five in Abuja and four in Port Harcourt.
The SSA region delivers exams in over 20 countries from its offices in 16 of these countries. In 2012, we delivered a quarter of a million exams to over 100k candidates. Growth in the region is robust, but our challenges are many. Nevertheless, Exams teams are making solid gains in our 4 strategic priority areas, namely: improving business performance, improving quality, improving financial compliance and increasing impact.
The post holder will join of a team of 3 who administer the growing IELTS businesses ensuring quality and compliance as well as control of income and expenditure to deliver on target. Delivery will be in Lagos with usually two sittings per month. This role will support the delivery of exams in Port Harcourt, Ibadan and other centres as necessary.
How to apply:
Please read through the Exams Officer Role Profile- IELTS. 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’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.
Completed application forms should be submitted to Hposts@ng.britishcouncil.org“>HPosts@ng.britishcouncil.org by Thursday 2nd May, 2013.
Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

5) IELTS Examiners

The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join our team of IELTS Examiners.
Purpose of job
Examiners conduct one to one interviews with IELTS candidates to assess their spoken English according to set requirements. Examiners also assess written scripts produced by candidates under exam conditions. Examiners are recruited on a casual basis and are expected to examine at least ten sessions a year at regular intervals. Remuneration is paid per interview/script. Weekend working is usually required. IELTS examinations regularly take place in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. Therefore, we are looking for examiners who live in, or within relatively easy reach of these cities. We may occasionally run examinations in other cities in Nigeria.
Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree or a qualification which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
  • A recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) / Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) / or recognised equivalent as part of a recognised university award course.**
  • At least 3 years full time (14 hours per week minimum or the equivalent part time) relevant TESOL/TEFL teaching experience (minimum one year post certificate level qualification). The majority of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over).
  • The required professional attributes and interpersonal skills. Please see our recruitment pack for more details.
How to apply
Read through the IELTS Examiner Minimum Professional Requirements & IELTS Guide for Examiner Applicants documents. Download and complete the application form. Closing date for applications: Ongoing. Completed applications should be sent via email to exams.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org
For more information about IELTS visit www.IELTS.org
**e.g. UK qualifications: CELTA; DELTA; Cert. TESOL; Dip. TESOL; PGCE; B Ed.; M Ed; MA Applied Linguistics. Assessed teaching practice and ESOL/EFL studies at cert. level must be part of the course.
Nigerian qualifications include either a Nigerian 1st degree, an NCE in ELT plus relevant teaching experience and IELTS 9.0. Or Nigerian B.Ed in English Language Teaching (transcripts verify course content), relevant teaching experience plus IELTS 9.0. A first degree plus a Nigerian PGDE or M.Ed/MA in TESOL or TEFL (transcripts verify course content), plus relevant teaching experience and IELTS 9.0. If shortlisted, you will need to submit a transcript of the teaching course you attended

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