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ICT Officer - Lagos, Nigeria
Sub Saharan Africa
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Business Support Services
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Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Pay band: PB 4/ Location: Lagos / Contract type: 6 month fixed term / Requirements: Applicants must have the existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria/ Closing date and time: 26 September 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has a 6 month contract opportunity for an ICT Officer in Nigeria.

The Role:

ICT Officer - Lagos 

The Role Purpose:

To implement, maintain and monitor the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in Nigeria Main Offices, supporting ICT Manager and Country ICT Manager and providing a range of appropriate, efficient IT services. Overall this will ensure the wider staff body have seamless access and services to meet their own objectives, business needs, strategy, and the aspirations of the Country Plan.


Role Requirements:

  • Fluent level of spoken and written English (level B2)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) on Win 7 and Server 2008 platform
  • University Degree or equivalent 
  • Minimum 3 years IT experience on desktop support and server administration, networking and providing technical and business application support 
  • Office 2016 support and Knowledge of Office 365 functionality, including Skype for Business, Teams, OneNote, One Drive, Planner, Sway and practical ability in deployment, and supporting user requests 
  • User Support skills: Ensures all IT Issues are resolved or channelled to appropriate support function in GIS within agreed service level agreement 
  • Practical knowledge of computer networks (Client server and work group networks) 
  • Practical knowledge of working with Microsoft Windows server products in a corporate environment 
  • Microsoft Certified Professional on (Window10 + Server 2016) desirable 
  • ITIL Foundation certificate or corresponding level of knowledge desirable 
  • Basic Project Management skills desirable 


Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please note this is a 6 month contract role. Please ensure you outline how you fit the role in your supporting statement by including the above requirements. 

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

ICT Officer Nigeria - 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.

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.