Schools Project Officer at the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation 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 position below:

Job Title: Schools Project Officer, Nigeria

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Pay Band: Pay band 4
Contract Type: 2 years fixed term contract

Role Purpose

  • To work with the Programme Manager in supporting the delivery of the British Council’s School Education programme.
  • The role will include successfully administering activities and projects that delivers value for the schools system across Nigeria.

Main Accountabilities
This post will have the following core functions:

  • Project & Contract Delivery: to support the delivery of high-quality events, workshops and project activity working with partners and stakeholders in order to meet sector and country plans. To co-ordinate venues, consultant logistics, guest lists, transport, accommodation, media coverage and photographers, programme development.
  • Marketing & Customer Service: To work with the Programme Manager to deliver communication services to all school’s projects including the development and dissemination of project reports and impact stories for external and internal stakeholders through appropriate communication channels including digital and print media.
  • Financial Planning & Management: To create and maintain purchase orders and sales orders in line with British Council policies and procedures, ensure good receipting and invoicing of orders to facilitate vendor and consultant payments.
  • Scorecard Management: To support the collection, processing and reporting of monitoring and evaluation data gathered from projects in support of the British Council Results and Evidence framework, project logical framework and other evaluation requirements, as needed.
  • Contacts Database Management: To develop, update and maintain an up-to-date contacts management database related to project activity
  • Delivery of our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy in relation to our projects work and in compliance with our policy on Child Protection.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with a minimum of three years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Nigerian basic and secondary education system
  • Previous experience in activity coordination and planning within the following sectors: Education and Schools, Governance and Society and project management
  • Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.


  • Managing projects Works with project management systems and procedures, and has a track record of compliance with them as a project team member.

Language requirements:

  • Strong written and oral English communication skills.

NGN 7,363,086 / Annum (Gross)

Deadline: 2nd June, 2023; 23:59 Nigerian Time

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

Important Information and Notice

  • All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status.
  • We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.
  • The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.
  • We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.
  • Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
  • If you have any problems with your application please email
  • Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.


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