British High Commission Skills Programme Adviser, Prosperity Fund Jobs in Nigeria

British High Commission Skills Programme Adviser, Prosperity Fund Jobs in Nigeria




The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.


We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.


We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.


Responsibilities


  • Ensure in-country activity run by the global implementers and their partners is effective, remains align with progamme objectives and provides good value for money.
  • Provide monitoring oversight, flagging up risks and helping to mitigate them appropriately.
    With delivery partners, develop evaluation methods to measure and report the programme’s impact
  • Continue to work with DFID and Department for International Trade (DIT) Education Advisors and British Council colleagues in country to ensure policy coherence on education and promote opportunities to UK businesses
  • Ensure that the HMG gets due credit for successes, and that Nigeria’s contribution to the overall programme’s annual reviews has impact and showcases best examples of work in-country.
  • Ensure the Nigeria programme complies with the International Development Act, including the International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014; meets the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)’s criteria; is untied; meets UK government transparency commitments on ODA spend; and complies with HMG audit requirements.
  • Identify and manage risks to successful programme implementation.
  • Keep abreast of skills policy developments in Nigeria and the UK, using this knowledge to spot opportunities for programme interventions which support better skills in Nigeria.
  • Support gender equality act compliance and support PF’s policy and guidance on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and inclusive growth.
  • Maintain a strong network with your colleagues in the UK, and counterparts in other countries in the Skills programme, adapting the programme on the basis of lessons learnt (this will involve international travel).


    Job Requirements


  • We are looking for a proactive, creative self-starter with experience of the Nigerian education system who can work largely unsupervised but also
    as a team player, working alongside other prosperity colleagues in London, Abuja and Lagos, and reporting to the Prosperity Manager.
  • The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills to build strong relations with important stakeholders, previous project management experience and the leadership skills to build strong connections and influence others.
  • There may be some possibilities for travel within the country and to London and development in support of delivery will be actively encouraged. Job related training will be given as required.
  • Knowledge of the higher education sector in Nigeria from having worked in the public/private sectors and
  • Experience in developing or provide policy advice/analysis; or experience in delivering successful programmes and managing budgets
  • Excellent standard of English, spoken and written
  • Computer literate, working with Microsoft Windows and able to manage information effectively with available computer systems.

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in an international development context, including managing/working with development programmes
  • Experience of working in or with government.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 16th October, 2018


    For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Skills Programme Adviser, Prosperity Fund Jobs in Nigeria


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