British Council Nigeria Latest Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in Lagos State:

1. Business Operations Manager

Role Specific Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Minimum / essential:
  • At least 3 years line management experience with evidence of managing staff performance
  • At least 3 years in operations, meeting challenging targets
  • Experience of business process management improvement including improvement within a global business environment
  • Experience of supporting projects in response to customer expectations and changing products & services.
  • Data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder dispersed teams management skills.


  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the Exams Delivery end to end supply chain
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Education or exams management experience; or working in public sector
  • Knowledge of UK qualifications
  • Leading teams across
  • Working knowledge of SAP

Assessment Stage:

  • Shortlisting
Language Requirements
Minimum / essential:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Shortlisted candidates will need to demonstrate that they meet the required standard through IELTS tests which will be administered as part of the recruitment and selection process

Assessment Stage:

  • Shortlisting and Interview
British Council Core Skills
Assessment Stage:
  • Managing People (Level 4): Experience of providing full line management to a team where members working across different areas of business or expertise.

Shortlisting AND Interview:

  • Managing Finance and Resources (Level 4): Negotiates and agrees the resources for a defined area as part of forward planning, monitoring progress and adjusting resources or priorities to meet goals.
  • Managing risks (Level 4): Has track record of analysing potential risks, promoting risk awareness, and holding others to account for their practices.
  • Analysing data (Level 3): Able to apply or devise specialised concepts and methods of analysis – or commission them from others. Understands the output and uses the results to make clear and / or solve complex business, market or policy problems.
British Council Behaviours
Creating shared purpose (more demanding):
  • Creating energy and clarity so that people want to work purposefully together
  • Connecting with others (more demanding): Actively appreciating the needs and concerns of myself and others
  • Making it Happen (more demanding): Achieving stretching results when faced by change, uncertainty or major obstacle
  • Being Accountable (more demanding): Showing real dedication to the long-term mission of the British Council or the team.
  • Shaping the future (more demanding): Exploring ways in which we can add more value
  • Working together (more demanding): Ensuring that others benefit as well as me.

Assessment Stage:

  • Interview
  • Required for the role but not assessed during the application stage.

Starting Salary NGN 10,316,122.00.

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Click here to download Job Details (pdf)

Click here to download BC Behaviour (pdf)

Click here to download BC Core Skills (pdf)

2. Purchase to Pay Officer

Minimum / Essential:

  • University Degree or equivalent.

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience
Minimum / Essential:

  • Minimum of 2 years administration work experience in procurement and / or finance

Role-specific Skills and British Council Core Skills
Minimum / Essential:

  • Managing Finance and Resources (Level 1): uses Resources efficiently in own role and complies with financial rules and procedures
  • Communicating & influencing (Level 1): communicates clearly & effectively
  • Planning & organization (Level 1): is methodical
  • Analysing Data & Problems (Level 1): is systematic & diligent
  • Ability to work numerically at speed, with full accuracy in data entry and strong clerical checking skills
  • Basic administrative and financial skills with demonstrable attention to detail.


  • Good knowledge of the British Council procurement policy
  • Operational use of Payable purchase to pay within SAP

Assessment Stage:

  • Shortlisting and interview
  • Post-shortlisting assessment of clerical skills ability

British Council Behaviours

  • Connecting with Others (Essential): Interview
  • Being Accountable (Essential)
  • Working Together (Essential)
  • Making it Happen (Essential)
  • Shaping the Future (Essential): Required for the role but not used in recruitment
  • Creating Shared Purpose (Essential): Required for the role but not used in recruitment.

NGN 340,331 Gross monthly salary.

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3. Head of Arts

Minimum / essential:

  • Graduate Level


  • Project Management or Arts Management Certification

Assessment Stage:

  • Shortlisting.

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience
Minimum / essential:

  • Extensive experience in the arts and creative sector either within an institutional, government or non-government setting in Nigeria and at least one other context, preferably the UK or another West African country
  • Experience of programme planning, monitoring and management in at least two formal / organisational contexts
  • Experience managing a large team or a small organisation
  • Experience of commissioning and managing consultants and partner organisations
  • Sector knowledge in the field of arts and programme management
  • Partnership development and fundraising
  • Managing relationships with stakeholders
  • Knowledge of digital media tools
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience with previous programmes


  • Strong knowledge of UK creative sectors
  • Experience of presenting arts work in the UK

Assessment Stage:

  • Shortlisting

British Council Core Skills

  • Managing People: Leads a large and varied team: Level 4*
  • Managing Projects: Leads larger projects: Level 4*
  • Communicating and influencing: Uses influencing techniques: Level 4
  • Managing Finance and Resources: Plans and deploys resources: Level 4
  • Managing Risk: Develops the culture: Level 3
  • Managing Accounts and Partnerships: Plans and leads on accounts and partnerships: Level 4
  • Developing Business: Leads business development: Level
  • Connecting with others – Most Demanding
  • Building trust and understanding with people who have very different views
  • Being accountable – Most Demanding*
  • Showing real dedication to the long-term mission of the British Council or the team Shaping the future – Most Demanding
  • Changing the nature of what we do and the benefits we gain by thinking and planning with creativity
  • Making it happen – Most Demanding
  • Achieving stretching results when faced by change, uncertainty or major obstacles Creating shared purpose – More Demanding*
  • Creating energy and clarity so that people want to work purposefully together Working together – Most Demanding
  • Creating the environment in which others who have different aims can work together

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Job Application Deadline

31st October & 5th November 2018.

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