British Council Grants Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

British Council Grants Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

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.


Project Management and Delivery:

  • To support the management of the programme grant system
  • To support the Grants Officer in working with grant recipients to ensure they follow and fulfill requirements in grants implementation and to strengthen their capacity for grants management
  • Support the review of partners’ financial reports and supporting documentations in line with contractual requirements and standards as set out in the Grants Manual
  • To support the grants selection process and ensure eligibility requirements are met by prospective grant recipients
  • Support the processing and administering timely requests for grants payments, after due diligence checks have been carried out in line with contractual requirements and standards as set out in the Grants Manual.
  • Support in organizing meetings where required to support programme/partners’ grants activities
  • To support the process of programme planning and financial reporting by all grants recipients
  • Support adequate monitoring of grants recipients
  • To support the Grants Officer to maintain the grants database
  • Carry out any other task as may be assigned by the Grants Officer.

    Finance Administration:

  • Provide support in maintaining all financial documentation pertaining to grant management (contracting, disbursements and retirements)
  • Support the Grants Officer in providing support to partners by training them on efficient financial management system
  • To ensure risk is minimized by strict application of corporate British Council financial principles in all programme grant related activities
  • Support in monitoring grant expenditures against set budgets to ensure financial targets are met.

    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E):

  • To support initiatives led by M&E technical lead developed to monitor activities and interventions
  • Support in documenting lessons learned to
    improve the quality of events and their outcomes for the implementation phase of the programme.

    Knowledge Management:

  • To provide support to Knowledge Management consultant to broaden the reach of programme impact and improve its sustainability
  • Support activities to facilitate replication of good practices in granting (Demonstrate ‘value for money’)
  • Support in liaising with Knowledge Management team to provide summary reports and stories that feed into the quarterly impact reports, newsletters and other knowledge management products.

    Team Support and Contribution:

  • Ensure professionalism is demonstrated in own work area and that customer / client needs and perspectives are reflected in own behaviors and focus
  • To support the embedding of continuous learning and improvement into the team
  • To seek to understand the inter-dependencies and connections programme team has with other functions and teams within EU programmes and the wider organisation
  • To proactively share best practice and learning across the wider EU programmes team.


  • Essential: Bachelor's Degree
  • Desirable: Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • 2 years of experience in Grants administration or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function
  • Experience of supporting grants and internal stakeholders / external partners management
  • Experience of working in an FCR project
  • Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th June, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; British Council Grants Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

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