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Project Officer Education and Society - Kano
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Pay Band: 4/ Remuneration: 340,331 Naira per month / Location:Kano / Contract: 6 months / Closing date: 2 January 2019 at 23.59 (UK time) /

The British Council in Kano has a 6 month contract role for a Project Officer.  This position is ideal for someone who has project management experience, experience of the Nigerian Education system and is inbetween jobs.

The role holder will be based in Kano, Nigeria.

The post holder will:

Work with the Schools Education and Society Programme Manager, Society Project Manager and other members of the Programmes team to support project delivery for the  Premier Skills and Active Citizens Project and on an ad-hoc basis other projects delivered in Kano State.

The Role:
Project Officer – Education and Society Kano (6 month contract)

The Opportunity:

The British Council in Nigeria works in three strategic business areas; Arts, English, Education and Society.

The Society portfolio in Nigeria is delivered through a mix of large scale donor funded contract work including the Justice for All (J4A) and Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation (NSRP) programmes as well as partnership projects, including Active Citizens and Premier Skills. Our work focuses on three key areas:

Working with civil society to enable the development of more inclusive, open and stable societies

Working with partners across the justice sector and with civil society to strengthen the rule of law, ensure access to justice and address and resolve conflict

Working to contribute to improved opportunities for women and girls through all our programmes

Active Citizens is a social leadership project run in partnership with four universities including Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Bayero University Kano, University of Jos and Uthman Dan Fodiyo University Sokoto, providing training for students in citizen engagement, volunteering and social action projects.

Premier Skills is a partnership between the British Council and the English Premier League, which uses football as a tool to engage with and develop the skills of young people.

Through the legacy Girl’s Education Advocacy and Research Project, we supported communities of researchers, civil society advocates and policy makers in Northern Nigeria to work towards creating a collaborative approach to improving access to and outcomes of basic education for girls.


Role Requirements:


Undergraduate degree

Understanding of the Nigeria Education system and social landscape in Northern Nigeria

Experience working in North East / North West Nigeria

Project Management experience

Knowledge of the local language and understanding of the environment in Kano

Experience working with NGD’s and civil society groups

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Project Officer Education and Society Maternity Cover Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf 

Closing date for applications is 2 January 2019 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Candidates who do not align their work experience and skills with the Role Profile and Guidance Notes will not be shortlisted.

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. 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 is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.

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