Thursday, 7 June 2012


The British Council in Nigeria has been contracted by the UK’s Department for International Development to manage the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP). The British Council works in partnership with International Alert and with Social Development Direct. The implementation phase of this five year programme will start in August 2012.The British Council is now looking for suitably qualified individuals to complement the existing team and to fill the following posts:


We also have vacancies in Maiduguri, Kano, Port Harcourt and Jos (or Kaduna) for the following:
The duties of the posts are given below.
The management and development of the security system for the NSRP including the enhancement of the management plan, the strategic operating procedures and the updating of the operating context
 Liaison on all issues relating to safety and security with appropriate agencies, institutions and individuals
The appropriate training and updating of staff in Abuja and all regional offices on all issues relating to safety and security
Ensuring the programme’s resources function supports the programme requirements and operations to the highest possible standards.
Responsibility for ensuring efficient and effective deployment of programme resource facilities
Ensuring the programme procurement strategy and plans are developed and implemented to client and corporate standards.
Building, maintaining and managing relationships with the programme’s core suppliers.
Management of the programme’s asset registers.
Ensuring the management and regular updating of the Approved Suppliers Listing
Ensuring NSRP achieves value for money through its procurement process.
The successful implementation of specified projects and ensuring client, corporate and programme standards are fully met.
Ensuring specified project activities are accurately costed and budgets are managed effectively.
Timely and accurate support to financial and technical reporting.
The skills and qualifications needed for the positions advertised vary so please read through the role profiles carefully to ensure that your experience and qualifications match those required by the position. For posts based outside of Abuja preference will be given to those with an in depth knowledge of the region for which the application is being made.
Download the role profile by clicking on the job title above and read through the document. Download and complete the application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document at the top of this page. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.
Please read all the documents carefully before you fill in the job application form. Telephone applications will not be considered. Completed applications and a covering letter should be sent via email to by no later than 15 June 2012.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted. We do not accept CV’s, handwritten applications or expressions of interest. The application form must clearly explain how your experience matches the above profile and include names and contact details of three references. We will not be able to consider any application which arrives after that date.
Please ensure that the position you are applying for is given as the subject head of your e-mail. Please note all posts will be filled for two years in the first instance subject to the standard probationary period.

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