The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call these cultural relations. We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation. Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact. We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to working with the UK. The British Council has over 7,000 staff working in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories. The British Council in Nigeria The British Council was established in 1934 and has been in Nigeria since 1943.

  • Job Position: Administration and Finance Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)
  • Job Location: Lagos, Sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria
  • Pay Band: 6
  • Department: Education and Society
  • Contract type: Locally Engaged
  • Duration: Fixed Term Contract ending April 2022  

Job Description

  • This post will support the Programme Manager with administrative and financial management functions of the EU ECOWAS (European Union Economic Community of West African States) Scholarship Programme.
  • The role holder will support the coordination and delivery of the key elements and activities of the programme across all the countries where the scholarship is based. Responsibilities will also include providing support to the Programme Manager on the recruitment, selection, placement and management of candidates and support to the delivery teams in programme host locations across West Africa and HQ.

Job Requirements

  • Fluent level of spoken and written English – level B2
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years programme management and delivery experience, at least one of which should be related to Higher Education programming
  • Experience organising and managing events
  • Experience writing financial reports or internal and external reporting
  • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders
  • Proficiency in using financial management software SAP


  • Experience working on a donor-funded contract e.g. World Bank, European Union etc.
  • Experience of working in the area of scholarships management/ administration
  • Accounting qualification

Role Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
  • Working knowledge and understanding of local and international scholarships models and delivery processes

Additional Information:

  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
  • Successful candidate will be based in their current location.

Naira 8,106,740 per annum (Nigeria).

Closing Date
7th February 2021

How to Apply

Interested and qualified Candidate should:

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