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Exams Officer - Lagos
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Pay Band:4 / Location: Lagos, Nigeria (West Africa Cluster) / Contract Type :Fixed Term (6 months)/ Applicants must have the legal right to work & live in Nigeria/ Closing date: 12 December 2018 23.59 (UK time)

Regional operating context - Sub Saharan Africa (SSA): 

By 2050 the population of Sub Saharan Africa will be 2 billion people, with the majority living in an urban environment. The region is predicted to have a middle class the size of Europe. 70% of the population is under the age of 25, and this demographic will grow at 15% year on year for the next 10 years. Generally the region is becoming more politically stable. There are on average 50 elections each year, many of which are more open and transparent than before. The majority of countries in SSA are developing economies. Gender inequality remains and life for women and girls on the continent remains challenging. 

The Role:

The British Council is looking to hire 2 Exams Officers in our Lagos Office who will support Examination Services in Nigeria in delivering exams and tests and to maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council's EQCA (Examination Quality & Compliance Standards), examinations boards and partner standards.


The Opportunity:


The Exams Officer is expected:

  • To support delivery of all examinations administered from the Lagos office.
  • To ensure that assigned tests are delivered in a timely manner
  • To be ensure administrative procedures are in full compliance with examination boards, partners and EQCA standards.




It will be important for you to bring substantial experience in the following:

  • Providing and monitoring service within quality standards.
  • Working quickly and accurately to tight deadlines.
  • Handling and reporting payments from customers.
  • Training and managing a team to deliver to quality standards.
  • Arranging meetings with stakeholders. 


Further details:

For more information, please refer to the following documentation:


Exams Officer - Lagos.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

If you are interested and feel that you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience, then we would really like to hear from you.

Please apply by 12 December 2018  (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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