British Council Vacancy for Business Development Manager (Port Harcourt, Kano , Abuja)

Business Development Manager (Port Harcourt, Kano or Abuja)
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Port Harcourt
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: PB 6/ Location: 1 in Port Harcourt. 1 in Abuja or Kano/ 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 two exciting opportunities for a Business Development Manager in Nigeria. One role is based in Port Harcourt. One role can be based in Kanu or Abuja. Please indicate on the supporting statement of your application which location you are interested in.

The Role:

Business Development Manager

The Role Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to enact business development across various products and services, including building relationships, identifying needs and enhancing 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.  The role will work closely with account management colleagues.

Role Requirements:

  • Degree in any subject or relevant qualification
  • Relevant work experience in a BD Manager role
  • Demonstrable experience to sustain and/or grow a product/service in line with strategic priorities for income and impact
  • Experience collecting and analysing client/stakeholder feedback
  • Takes a pro-active approach to identifying ways in which service can be improved, and takes these forward
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and commercial acumen
  • Business development experience in the E&E sector advantageous
  • Experience working with exams (or services related setting) 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:

Business Development 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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