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Programme Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

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Date: 26-Jan-2021

Location: Lagos, Sub Saharan Africa, NG

Company: British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These conn noections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Programme Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

Pay band: 7

Remuneration: Naira 13,410,959 per annum (Nigeria), XOF 24,295,116 per annum (Senegal), GHS 93,012 per annum (Ghana)

Post Location: Nigeria, Senegal or Ghana

Department: Education and Society  

Contract type: Locally Engaged   

Duration: Fixed Term Contract ending April 2022  

Role Purpose:

This role will work with Director Programmes, Director Higher Education, Skills and Enterprise and other members of the Higher Education, Skills and Enterprise team in Nigeria, scholarship  support and delivery teams in other West Africa locations and HQ to manage the recruitment, selection, placement of candidates on the EU- ECOWAS (European Union Economic Community of West African States) Scholarships programme.  The post holder will provide efficient management of the Scholarships programme at a cluster level, provide management support to country delivery teams across the 4 programme host locations and ensure effective planning and the delivery of key milestones as outlined in the programmes’ Description of Action (DOA).

Requirements

Essential:

  • Fluent level of spoken and written English – level B2
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of scholarship management / administration experience
  • At least 5 years programme management and delivery experience
  • Proven experience organising and managing events in West Africa
  • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders

Desirable:

  • Experience delivering large scale contracts for donors / clients such as the European Union

Role Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
  • An understanding of Higher Education sector priorities across SSA.
  • A working knowledge and understanding of local and international scholarships models and delivery processes.

Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria, Senegal or Ghana. Successful candidate will be based in their current location.    

Closing Date: 8 February 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa Time 

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Equality Statement

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 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 has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.


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We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

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