British Council Nigeria Vacancy for Project Officer Arts – Lagos

The British Council in Nigeria has an exciting Project Officer role in the Arts space. This position is ideal for someone who has at least 2 years working experience in project delivery support and a demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients,  partners and stakeholders.

The role holder will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

The post holder will work with the Project Managers (Arts), the West Africa Arts team and the wider British Council team to deliver programmes, audiences and partnerships which contribute to the British Council’s arts programme in West Africa.

This role requires a candidate that is well organised with great attention to detail and good communication skills.

The Role:
Project Officer Arts – Lagos

The Opportunity:

This role will:

Afford the post holder exposure to different internal and external stakeholders in the arts and creative industries in West Africa and the UK.

Increase the knowledge and use of SAP (financial management software) of the post holder

Involve working to tight deadlines to support project delivery through administrative support and other tasks

Involve negotiating with external vendors to get best value for money for the council.

Need to use the monitoring and evaluation tools of the British Council to report projects delivered

Role Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institution

Fluency in written and spoken English & ability to communicate effectively in English

Minimum 2 years working experience in project delivery support

Demonstrable experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders

Experience organising and managing events

Experience working in creative sector in West Africa or the UK advantageous

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Project Officer Arts – Lagos Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 11 January 2019 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Candidates who do not align their work experience and skills with the Role Profile and Guidance Notes will not be shortlisted.

About us:

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 UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in 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.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.


Deadline for application: 11 January 2019 23:59 UK Time)