Location: Abuja, Nigeria (West Africa Cluster) / Contract Type: Indefinite Contract/ All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits./ Deadline for application: 28 May 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
We are looking to hire an experienced project management professional to join our team as Project Manager-Skills based in our Abuja Nigeria Office. The role holder will be part of a team working to promote our Enterprise and Skills portfolio and also strengthen what is in existence at the British Council. The postholder should understand the skills development landscape in Nigeria and have knowledge of the social enterprise system in the Country.
The person will be required to manage project delivery of the British Councils Skills and Enterprise portfolio. This role will also manage the projects under the Enhancing Employability for Urban Youth Programme and the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
·Managing projects: Manage project activity to agreed contractual terms of reference, timelines, costs, targets and established performance indicators
·Financial management: Responsible for project procurement in line with established corporate policies and guidelines
·Manage Internal communications: Work with British Council Nigeria Marketing and Communications team to manage project communications for internal and external stakeholders.
·Marketing and Communications Services: To develop, manage and execute the agreed communication strategy for these projects.
· At least 2 years programme management and delivery experience
· Experience organising and managing events.
· Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders
· Bachelors’ degree
For further information please view the attached documents
Role profile-Project Manager, Skills PB6.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf
Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.
Closing date for applications is 28 May 2019 (23:59 UK time)
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