Consultant English in Education Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 7/F / Post Duration: 2 year fixed term contract with possibility of extension for further 1 year / Eligibility: Applicants must be able to secure the right to work or have the right to work in Nigeria. / Mobility package is offered for eligible candidates / Deadline for application: 5 September 2019 (23:59 UK Time).

The British Council in Nigeria has a vacancy for a Consultant English in Education Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). 

Role purpose:
Reporting to the Senior Consultant English and Education SSA and working in close collaboration with the regional, cluster and country-based Education and English in Education teams, key stakeholders in priority countries and other stakeholders, the postholder will support countries in SSA to develop EES State Aid and Non State Aid programmes in line with regional EES strategy. A key accountability will be to contribute to proposal management. The postholder will also support the development and delivery of quality, effective, efficient and compliant State Aid and Non State Aid EES contracts, contributing to the scale up of existing projects and design of new ones (using programme based planning).

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Role Requirements:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in English Language teaching or equivalent
  • MA in ELT or Education advantageous
  • Minimum two years’ experience of writing bids/proposals for external clients
  • Minimum two years’ experience of managing English/Education for development projects in a low-income country
  • Minimum two years’ experience of recruiting, managing and working with international and national consultants
  • Minimum two years’ experience of managing budgets and resources
  • Good operational knowledge of SAP
  • Good operational knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of commissioning research advantageous

Please refer to the role profiles and vacancy Information documents for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

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

Consultant English in Education SSA - Role Profile.pdf
BC Behaviors.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.


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

As this is a business critical role, applicants that do not include examples that meet minimum requirements will not be shortlisted. 


Please apply by 5 September 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

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