British Council Vacancy for Senior Programme Manager – Schools Education – Nigeria

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Programme Manager – Schools Education in Nigeria. 

The Role:

Senior Programme Manager – Schools Education

The Role Purpose:

To provide technical and program leadership of School (Basic) Education programs for British Council Nigeria particularly in Kano and Northern Nigeria to raise the impact and profile of British Council work in Northern Nigeria.

Role Requirements:

  • Relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Formal Programme Management qualification advantageous
  • Significant (minimum 10 years) recent professional experience working in the basic education sector in Nigeria preferably Northern Nigeria; with experience in at least two of (teacher education, language in education, school leadership, inclusive education, education policy development).
  • A well-developed network among (Northern) Nigerian education stakeholders in the public and private sector.
  • Experience of designing and implementing School education projects with partners
  • Minimum of five years’ experience leading multidisciplinary teams directly and, in matrix environments.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing diverse public, private and civil society stakeholders in the education sector
  • Evidence of partnership development and fundraising from the public or private sector or donor agency

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

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

Senior Programme Manager – Schools Education – Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 26 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 organization 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.

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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 organization. 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.