Senior Evaluation Advisor - Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Senior Management
Pay Band
Senior Leadership Band
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Senior Management Broadband (SMB) Location: Nigeria Contract type: Fixed term contract (2 + 1 years) Closing date: 25 May 2018 (23:59 UK Time) Reward package: Country plus (*where applicable)

The Opportunity

 This role will lead Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy and implementation for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region, ensuring that the region’s strategic priorities are at the centre of evaluation effort (for external fundraising and/or regional reporting). The postholder will seek to ensure that all SSA projects, programmes and portfolios are equipped with the systems to be able to provide credible evidence of both impact and value for money both in terms of client requirements and British Council’s overall Results and Evidence Framework (REF).

The evidence provided will facilitate management decision-taking based on good evidence.

This opportunity is targeted at experienced professionals with good sector knowledge and demonstrable track record of delivering results in a comparable role.


 The Organisation

 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 the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Regional operating context - Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)

 The British Council Regional Strategy for SSA is to focus on creating opportunities and enabling young people to fulfil their potential - improving their employability, resilience and networks. This is to be achieved through mutually beneficial partnerships between the UK and Africa that support prosperous and secure futures for both.

 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 Senior Advisor will be accountable for:


·         Strategic leadership and regional coordination of monitoring and evaluation

·         Support delivery of SSA contribution to the regional REF process

·         Demonstrating Impact

·         Regional Capacity Building 


If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the steps outlined below and submit all requirements by 25 May 2018 (2359hrs UK time) as follows:

British Council application form – complete online using the British Council jobs portal
• Evaluation Application form (attached below) – Send to
Two pieces of your written work – Send to

Senior Evaluation Advisor.pdf
Evaluation Cadre Accreditation Application Form.docx
Country plus details.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf
BC Core skills.pdf 

Further details:  If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 25 May 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

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 behavior is consistent with our policies, and Education & Society as a function is absolutely committed to this.

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. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.