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Country ICT Manager - Nigeria
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Pay band: 7 / Location: Lagos / Contract type: Indefinite / Requirements: Applicants must have the existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria / Closing date and time: 17 December 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Country Information and Communication Technology Manager in Nigeria.

This role is unique in that the role holder has a major opportunity is to reshape the British Council’s IT function in Nigeria to respond to the expansion and strategic demands of the operation. 

The Role:
Country ICT Manager Nigeria 

The Role Purpose:

To provide visible and engaging leadership of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) function within the British Council main offices in Nigeria, ensuring strong overall management through provision of best-practice IT services and operations, team leadership, security management, business partnering and training to the IT team and wider staff body.


Role Requirements:

  • English language to minimum B2 Level (CEFR) (Candidates will take an assessment) 
  • Project Management: Prince 2 Foundation Level or recognised equivalent
  • MCP on Windows 2008 certificate or corresponding level of knowledge
  • ITIL Foundation certificate or corresponding level of knowledge   
  • Microsoft Office 2016 package exploitation and support
  • Extensive knowledge of O365 functionality, including Skype for Business, Teams, OneNote, One Drive, Planner, Sway 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of contemporary software applications for collaborative working and project management 
  • Proven experience and ability to write structured, cohesive narrative reports in plain English 
  • Demonstrable experience in IT training delivery, including knowledge of training transfer and evaluation principles     
  • Stakeholder management and consulting skills (see ‘Communicating and influencing’ on the Role Profile)
  • Project Management Prince 2 Practitioner 1 or recognised equivalent desirable 


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:

Country ICT Manager - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf


Closing date for applications is 17 December 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 applications chances of success.

Please note candidates who have applied and been unsuccessful for this role in the last 6 months are ineligible to apply again. 

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.