English Component Lead, Kano Literacy and Mathematics Accelerator (KaLMA) - Nigeria
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 7/ Location: Kano, Nigeria / Contract type: Fixed tern ending 30 September 2020 (with possibility of renewal subject to donor funding)/ Requirements: Applicants must have pre-existing legal right to live and work in Nigeria/ Closing date and time: 3 September 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for an English Component Lead, Kano Literacy and Mathematics Accelerator (KaLMA) in Nigeria.

The Role:

English Component Lead, Kano Literacy and Mathematics Accelerator (KaLMA)

The Role Purpose:

To provide technical leadership of the English Component of the Kano Literacy and Mathematics Accelerator (KaLMA) Accelerated Learning Intervention working to improve foundational literacy and numeracy for 50,000 primary grade 4-6 students in Kano State.

Role Requirements:

  • Relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Formal Programme Management qualification desirable 
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Hausa
  • Significant (minimum 7 years) recent professional experience working in the basic education sector in Nigeria, preferably Northern Nigeria; with experience in at least two of the following areas: teacher education, language in education, English language materials development, English language curriculum development, English as a Second (Additional) Language
  • A well-developed network among (Northern) Nigerian education stakeholders in the public and private sectors
  • Demonstrable experience of managing diverse public, private and civil society stakeholders in education sector


Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

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

English Component Lead, KaLMA - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf


Closing date for applications is 3 September 2019 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.
Please note, you are not able to upload your CV to the job application. All relevant information you would like to share on your application should be written on the British Council Job Application form. 

About us:

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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.