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State Office Admin and Resource Assistant (Edo)
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Pay band: 4 / Post Duration: Fixed Term Contract till January 2021 / Eligibility: Right to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Edo / Deadline for application: 25 April 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

About the Role

 The British Council in Nigeria is implementing the European Union Conflict Management in Nigeria programme under their Trust Fund (EUTF) and the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption programme in Nigeria under their Development Fund programme (EUDF). We will be implementing the Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) Programme under the European Union development fund. In partnership with COFFEY, we are delivering the Policing work under their Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and are managing the Programme Coordination Office for DFID’s Deepening Democracy in Nigeria Phase 2 (DDiN2) Programme. To support our existing contracts as well as future contracts, we are developing flexible structures that meet the global British Council standards to provide support to our FCR (Justice, Security and Conflict) work in Nigeria.


To this end, we require a State Office Admin and Resource Assistant to oversee the resources function in the EU State Programme office in line with the programme strategy, implementation plan and financial plan and to client and corporate standards. The post holder must therefore have the ability to work in an ambiguous and difficult environment in which British Council processes need to be adapted or developed to cope with unusual requirements and changing context. The post holder will work closely with the programme delivery and management teams as well as having significant interactions with the technical teams and Nigerian partners.

Read below for more on the responsibilities:

Logistic and Facilities


Handle arrangements for all incoming visitors to the state office including transport and accommodation arrangements


Main duties will include:


•           Ensure transport arrangements for all incoming staff/consultants to the state offices are in line with BC policies

•           Ensure hotel accommodation reservations are made on time and that staff and consultants are informed on arrangement of their transport and hotel arrangements


Workshops and Events


Assist with the running of the logistical arrangements for all workshops, events and meetings


Main duties include ensuring that:


•           All workshop logistical arrangements are in line with agreed standards

•           Procurement of workshop items are in line with procurement policy


Office Management


Maintain appropriate filing system, accountable stationary register and asset register (in liaison with the

Facilities & Procurement Manager) so that all contracts, reports and correspondence are filed properly and all stationary and equipment is recorded correctly.


Main duties include ensuring that:


•           All documents are accurately filed

•           The Accountable Stationary register is up to date




Liaise with all outside contractors and service suppliers concerning all services/utilities supplied to the state office.


Main duties include:


•           Ensure that all procurement is held in line with British Council’s procurement policy

The successful post-holder will have at least 2 years’ experience of working on programme logistics for a similar or related sector.

Please follow the links for relevant requirements and documents to support your application.
  State Office Admin and Resource Assistant (Edo).pdf
  British Council Core Skills.pdf

 British Council Behaviours.pdf


Closing date for applications is 25 April 2019 (23:59 UK time) 

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss. 

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