Account Manager at British Council, Lagos-Nigeria

Account Manager
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: PB 6 / Location: Lagos & Port Harcourt / Contract type: Indefinite/ Requirements: Applicants must have existing legal right to live and work in Nigeria. / Closing date and time: 16 June 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has three exciting opportunities for an Account Manager in Nigeria. Two roles are available in Lagos and one role is available in Port Harcourt. Please indicate on the supporting statement of your application which location you are interested in.

The Role:

Account Manager

The Role Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to build relationships, identify needs and enhance opportunities with key accounts to meet business related targets. The role is also required proactively resolve issues, add value and ensure delivery on expectations. On a daily basis the role executes the country key account strategy and plan.


Role Requirements:

  • University degree in any subject or qualification in a relevant field
  • Experience of managing relationships with account clients
  • Proven experience of building relationships, identifying needs and enhancing opportunities with key accounts to meet business related targets
  • Designing and implementing business development or marketing plans in an education sector context
  • Experience of working with UK exam boards
  • Familiarity with school exams (CIE/Edexcel) advantageous


Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

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

Account Manager – Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 16 June 2019 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application’s chances of success.



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.

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