Programme Officer ACT, Abuja, Nigeria
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6/ Post Duration: Fixed term Contract Three years/ Eligibility: Right to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Abuja, Nigeria / Deadline for application: 13 June 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

About The Job:

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.


We work with 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. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body




 The Role 


This is a fixed role to support with the implementation phase of the Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation (ACT) Programme. The post holder will be responsible for managing the administrative and logistical support to programme activities to ensure quality and timeliness of delivery; good control of resources and compliance with agreed programme management systems and processes; ensuring full and complete budgets are prepared and met for all activities with variance reports prepared as and when required; utilize M&E tools for measuring results during the programme implementation phase.


 §  To provide support for projects and manage and organise events to a high standard and within deadline.§  Responsible for project procurement in line with established corporate policies and guidelines.§  To support initiatives led by M&E technical lead developed to monitor activities and interventions.§  To provide support to Knowledge Management consultant to broaden the reach of programme impact and improve its sustainability.§  Ensure professionalism is demonstrated in own work area and that customer / client needs and perspectives are reflected in own behaviours and focus.


The person we are looking for should possess the following essential requirements:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience with an international organization

Experience of working as part of a successful team/function.

Experience of scheduling and supporting meetings with internal stakeholders / external partners.




Role profile- Programme officer Act.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Further details:


Short-listing is carried out against the essential knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience as specified in the Role Profile which accompanies this. Were required, desirable skills can also be used.

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 13 June 2019 ( (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 behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource 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.