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Finance Officer_Kano Literacy and Mathematics Accelerator - Nigeria
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Pay band: 4/ Location: Kano, Nigeria/ Contract type: Fixed Term (Until December 2020)/ Requirements: Applicants must have existing legal rights to live and work in Nigeria/ Closing date and time: 26 September 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Officer in Nigeria.

The Role:

Finance Officer

The Role Purpose:

The post holder will be responsible for managing and ensuring financial processes for the Kano Literacy and Mathematics Accelerator (KaLMA) project; providing support to the Operations Manager and assistance to programme teams to specifically support the payment and invoicing processes as required. Support the procurement process through monitoring of the vendor creation/amendment procedures and to provide assurance concerning the validity of potential vendors.

Role Requirements:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional experience
  • Fully or part qualified on any Accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA and CIMA desirable
  • English language certificate or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a B2 level of English proficiency
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in a programme finance environment
  • Experience working with donor funded programmes 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:

Finance Officer_KaLMA - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 26 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.

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.

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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.