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Programme Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme) at the British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities.

We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

Location: Lagos, Sub Saharan Africa, NG
Pay band: 7
Department: Education and Society
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: Fixed Term Contract ending April 2024

Role Purpose

  • This role will work with Director Programmes, Director Higher Education, Skills and Enterprise and other members of the Higher Education, Skills and Enterprise team in Nigeria, scholarship  support and delivery teams in other West Africa locations and HQ to manage the recruitment, selection, placement of candidates on the EU- ECOWAS (European Union Economic Community of West African States) Scholarships programme.
  • The post holder will provide efficient management of the Scholarships programme at a cluster level, provide management support to country delivery teams across the 4 programme host locations and ensure effective planning and the delivery of key milestones as outlined in the programmes’ Description of Action (DOA).

Requirements
Essential:

  • University Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of scholarship management / administration experience
  • At least 5 years programme management and delivery experience
  • Fluent level of spoken and written English – level B2
  • Proven experience organising and managing events in West Africa
  • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders

Desirable:

  • Experience delivering large scale contracts for donors / clients such as the European Union.

Role Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
  • An understanding of Higher Education sector priorities across SSA.
  • A working knowledge and understanding of local and international scholarships models and delivery processes.

Additional Information:

  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
  • Please note funding for this project is subject to contract approval. We reserve the right to withdraw this role should funding not be approved.

Remuneration
N13,410,959 per annum (Nigeria)

Deadline: (23:59 South Africa Time) 8th December, 2021.

Interviews
Interviews for this role will commence w/b 17 January 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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