British Council Program Officer-ACT Jobs in Nigeria

British Council Program Officer-ACT 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 provide support for projects and manage and organise events to a high standard and within deadline.
  • To liaise with support units to manage the arrangements for visitors including booking travel, accommodation and preparing programmes.
  • Provide administrative and logistic support to consultants who deliver programmes.
  • To support financial and technical reporting to internal/external clients and customers, ensuring reporting standards are in accordance with client and corporate standards.
  • Produce monthly work plan for end client, useful for planning and monitoring of programme implementation.
  • Support with review of consultant deliverables against Terms of Reference to ensure agreed outputs and outcomes are delivered.
  • Build and manage output folders and database of key contacts and stakeholders to ensure regular growth in engagement of key audiences, with the aim of increasing awareness and impact.
  • Ensure the provision, collation and analysis of participants and stakeholder feedback on all events and programs to ensure quality and effectiveness can be assessed and recommend improvement.
  • Actively builds professional networks and information channels that maintain an excellent understanding of relevant developments, stakeholders and opinion formers in the development sector to support the creation of high quality programs and events.

    Finance Administration:

  • Responsible for project procurement in line with established corporate policies and guidelines.
  • To provide financial support to the Programme Manager and Finance team, including the detailed budgeting for planned events, raising advances, issuing payments to workshop participants, processing of workshop claims, retirement of advances in a timely manner.
  • To ensure risk is minimized by strict application of corporate BC financial principles in all programme related activities.
  • Monitoring expenditure against set budgets for an agreed portfolio of projects 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.
  • Document 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 interventions (Demonstrate ‘value for money’).
  • Liaise with Knowledge Management team to provide summary reports and stories that feed into the quarterly impact reports, newsletters and other knowledge management products.
  • Provide up-to-date information and share stories of live events on social media networks such as twitter, Facebook, Flickr with the wider audience.

    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.


  • Graduate level education
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Project management qualification aligned to P&P professional standards (APM) at the appropriate level of the role.
  • Other project / programme management qualification
  • Assessment Stage: Shortlisting
  • Role Specific Knowledge & Experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with an international organization
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function.
  • Experience of scheduling and supporting meetings with internal stakeholders / external partners.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th June, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; British Council Program Officer-ACT Jobs in Nigeria

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