Project Officer, English Programmes at British Council

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 the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with 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. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Project Officer, English Programmes

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full time
Pay Band - 4
Department: Cultural Engagement

Role Purpose

  • Supports the programme team  in the implementation of programmes and projects in compliance with British Council policies and procedures including financial admin, reporting and data collection, operational project delivery and managing relations with delivery partners.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following
Project Management:

  • Responsible for data management including timely data entry, quality assurance of data, undertaking basic analysis of monitoring data, and developing progress reports to meet needs of funders.
  • Manages grants administration, selection & evaluation,and procurement processes.
  • Manages events-based components and trainings within a programme.
  • Supports the project / programme manager in implementing diversity mainstreaming action plans and contributes to it.
  • Supports internal compliance such as due diligence, records management, data collection and storage.

Relationship and Stakeholder Management:

  • Manages relationships with clients/partners/stakeholders at appropriate level.
  • Manages relationship with vendors and suppliers and holds them to account for delivering services.

Financial Support:

  • Plan and report on project financial plans and budget expenditure and forecasting to Programme Managers and Head of Programme Delivery; manages smaller budgets.
  • Ensure relationships with vendors are maintained and payments are processed on time and in accordance with FABS on-line system (SAP Finance) guidelines.
  • Compliance to BC financial policies and procedures.
  • Maintain clear and up-to-date records on all financial transactions as per audit requirements.

Person Specification
Minimum requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant course 
  • Administrative and financial administration experience.
  • Good understanding of basic concepts of monitoring and evaluation, and how they are central to good project management.

Language requirements:

  • Strong written and oral English communication skills.

Locally engaged:

  • Applicants are required to have the legal rights to live and work in the location of this role.

N9,579,375.00 Annually.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  22nd April, 2024.