Project Manager ELT at British Council Nigeria

Project Manager ELT at British Council Nigeria

The British Council Nigeria is looking full time Project Manager ELT. The job holder will be reports to the ELT Adviser. This position must have the right to work in Abuja, Nigeria.

Position Summary
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.

Context and environment:
(E.g. dept description, region description, organogram)

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, responsibilities and main duties:
(Including people management and finance)

The post 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:
  • SAP financial reports to verify charges and identify/correct mis-charges/omissions promptly, as part of risk control procedure
  • 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
  • monthly cash flow estimates which accurately reflect project expenditure requirements
  • raising or approving purchase orders for operational expenditure items
  • project planning, monitoring and evaluation, using the following tools:
  • project logic models
  • Gantt charts to reflect planned activity
  • 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 post 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.

How to apply?
Read through the ELT Manager role profile. Download and complete the role profile . 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 Thursday 17th April 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. They guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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