Communications Manager 2013 at British Council Nigeria

Communications Manager 2013 at British Council Nigeria

The British Council Nigeria is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of Communications Manager (CM). This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria. The CM will reports to the Assistant Director, Education.

Post title: Communications Manager (CM)
Department: Marketing and Communications
Job type: Full Time
Pay band: 7
Start date: Immediately
Remuneration: N 6,468,161 gross per annum. This includes allowances.

The job holder support to the effective delivery of British Council Nigeria programmes and projects by working with the Marketing and Communications team to develop, launch, deliver and evaluate marketing projects which maximise the profile of the British Council in Nigeria.

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties (including people management and finance):
  • Responsible for managing the performance and development of the Assistant Communications Manager and Planning and Evaluation Manager.
  • Responsible for timely and effective management of Marketing and Communications budgets.
  • Manage delivery of the marketing mix for British Council Nigeria projects and programmes.
  • Contribute to the development of new marketing opportunities particularly digital offers.
  • Manage internal relations to ensure effective communication of projects and programmes.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to internal customers on communications, branding and marketing standards for programs, projects and events.
  • Ensure that the Assistant Director and Senior Leadership Team are updated on Communications activity.
  • Work with the Assistant Director to continuously improve British Council Nigeria Marketing and Communications strategy.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and management of all British Council Nigeria digital activity including websites, social media and other digital resources used to promote our work.
  • Working with the Partnerships Manager to design effective marketing material which support the development of new partnerships.
Qualifications & Experience:
A first degree or equivalent
Experience with managing digital media for marketing and corporate communications.
Experience of producing marketing material or other published material.

Skills and Knowledge:
Strong editing and proof-reading skills.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Strong IT skills.
Experience with non-profit fund raising.
Experience of managing staff.
Project management knowledge.

Last date of application:
The application submission is closed on 2nd January, 2013.

How to apply?
Read through the role 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 2 January 2013. Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. British Council will not accept CVs. The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The Council guarantees an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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