British Council Nigeria Recruitment 2013 for ELT Project Manager

British Council Nigeria Recruitment 2013 for ELT Project Manager

The British Council Nigeria is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of ELT Project Manager. The role is based in NIGERIA.

Purpose of Role
The job holder, To contribute to the regional strategy for English in Sub-Saharan Africa. To manage a portfolio of large scale and local ELT projects, mainly through partnerships to meet the British Council’s objectives and targets.

The post will involve managing ongoing and new projects in Nigeria under the supervision of the English Language Teaching Adviser. The post will involve projects for learners of English, teachers of English and policymakers.

Accountabilities, Main Duties and Responsibilities
The job holder will be responsible for managing a number of projects within the British Council’s global English portfolio. Specific duties will include:
  • Financial accounting and planning for each project, using the following tools:
  1. SAP financial reports to verify charges and identify/correct mis-charges/omissions promptly, as part of risk control procedure
  2. SAP financial planning/forecasting functions to ensure that up-to-date forecasts of project expenditure are maintained and that budgets are properly and accurately managed
  3. Monthly cash flow estimates which accurately reflect project expenditure requirements rising or approving purchase orders for operational expenditure items 
  • Project planning, monitoring and evaluation, using the following tools:
  1. Project logic models
  2. Gantt charts to reflect planned activity
  3. Scorecard instruments (audience forecasts and actuals, quality of service questionnaires)
  • Managing relationships with project partners, and representing the project to other external stakeholders
  • Ensuring projects are marketed to the highest standard in print , digitally and at event.
  • Soliciting partnership funding against specified income targets
  • Ensuring that all project activity reflects key equal opportunities and diversity issues
The role holder will be accountable to English Language Teaching Adviser for the successful progress and implementation of each project. The role will involve team work with one or more Project Officer(s) and one other Project Manager. 


Ministry of Education , Universal Basic Education Commission; State Universal Education Boards, State Ministers of Education,  State and Local Government Area training officers and supervisors , radio and print media houses, other private sector partners 

Coordination and cooperation with colleagues in ELT team
Liaison with finance colleagues to ensure that all financial tasks and deadlines are fully met
Other Project Management Teams
Country Director Nigeria and Deputy Director Nigeria

Skills and Knowledge
Knowledge of the Nigerian state education sector
Knowledge of ELT
Financial planning and management – Level 2
Project & contract management – Level 2
Knowledge of the needs of state teachers

Qualifications and Experience
Experience of managing projects
Experience of projects in education
Relevant post –secondary qualification

How to apply?
Read through the position profile document. Download and complete the application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document at the top of this page. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills' dictionary at the top of this page.

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to by Tuesday 08 January 2013. Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria

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