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Administration and Finance Manager (EU - ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

Date: 25-Nov-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 connections 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.

 

Administration and Finance Manager (EU - ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

 

Pay band: 6

Remuneration: Naira 8,106,740 per annum (Nigeria), XOF 14,145,288 per annum (Senegal), GHS 76,908 per annum (Ghana)

Post Location: Nigeria, Senegal or Ghana 

Department: Education and Society   

Contract type: Locally Engaged    

Duration: Fixed Term Contract ending April 2024 

 

Role Purpose:

This post will support the Programme Manager with administrative and financial management functions of the EU ECOWAS (European Union Economic Community of West African States) Scholarship Programme.

The role holder will support the coordination and delivery of the key elements and activities of the programme across all the countries where the scholarship is based. Responsibilities will also include providing support to the Programme Manager on the recruitment, selection, placement and management of candidates and support to the delivery teams in programme host locations across West Africa and HQ.

 

Requirements

Essential:

  • Fluent level of spoken and written English – level B2
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years programme management and delivery experience, at least one of which should be related to Higher Education programming 
  • Experience organising and managing events
  • Experience writing financial reports or internal and external reporting
  • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders
  • Proficiency in using financial management software SAP

Desirable:

  • Experience working on a donor funded contract e.g. World Bank, European Union etc.
  • Experience of working in the area of scholarships management/ administration
  • Accounting qualification

Role Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
  • 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.    
Please note funding for this project is subject to contract approval. We reserve the right to withdraw this role should funding not be approved. 
Interviews - Interviews for this role will commence w/b 17 January 2022. 

 

Closing Date: 8 December 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time

 

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

 

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.


The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

 

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.

 

  If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org