Grants Assistant X2 - Yobe State and Adamawa, Nigeria
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 4/ Location: Adamawa & Yobe State, Nigeria/ Contract type: Fixed Term (1+ year)/ Start Date: ASAP / Requirements: Applicants must have pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria/ Closing date and time: 19 January 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Grants Assistant in Nigeria.

The Role:

Grants Assistant

Adamawa and Yobe State 

The Role Purpose:

The purpose of this post is to support the Finance and Grants function in contributing to the effective co-ordination and management of the programme grant funds; ensuring financial processes of the FCR programmes within the justice, security and conflict sector are implemented in the North East as per the British Council policies in line with clients requirements.

Role Requirements:

  • Degree level finance qualification or equivalent
  • Fully or partly qualified in any Accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA and CIMA desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a project finance/grants environment
  • Experience of supporting grants and internal stakeholders / external partners management
  • Experience of an ERP system
  • Experience of working in a Full Cost Recovery (FCR) project advantageous


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:

Grants Assistant Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 19 January 2020  (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.

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.

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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.