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Head of Business Development - Nigeria
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
English & Exams
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Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 7 (Locally engaged contract) /Post Duration: Indefinite / Eligibility: Pre-existing legal right to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Lagos or Abuja / Deadline for application: 7 April 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council has a new and exciting opportunity for a Head of Business Development Nigeria.
This role is part of the new Exams Organisational Design Model for Nigeria.  

The Role:
Head of Business Development Nigeria   

The Role Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver the 2-year market led, integrated cross portfolio Business Development & Sales strategy aligned with Global/Regional Exams strategy working with other British Council colleagues to leverage opportunities and create value. This role is ultimately responsible for building and managing demand, ensuring capacity fill, delivering income/surplus targets, ensuring excellent B2B Customer Service and overseeing quality of B2C customer experience.

Role Requirements:

  • Relevant work experience in a Business Development Manager role
  • University Degree in any subject or qualification in a relevant field
  • Significant experience of managing a large team preferably within a global organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of sustaining and/or growing a product/service in line with strategic priorities for income and impact
  • Significant experience collecting and analyzing client/stakeholder feedback and using the data to identify business needs and obstacles; works to resolve them.
  • Takes a pro-active approach to identifying ways in which service can be improved, and takes these forward 
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and commercial acumen
  • Business development experience in the Education and Exams sector advantageous
  • Experience working in exams 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:

Head of Business Development Nigeria - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 7 April 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.

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.