British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates

British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates

British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates - The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It  creates friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. This it does  by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries it works with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

The British Council  works with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.

It was founded in 1934.  It's  a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.
It has   been in Nigeria since 1943 and works in various centres. Every year, it reaches out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
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British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates

British Council Nigeria is recruiting to fill the following positions below:

British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates

(1)  Examinations Officer

Locations: Lagos
Department: English & Exams
Reports To: Assistant IELTS Administrator
Duration of Job: Indefinite
Pay Band: PB4
Start Date: As soon as Possible

Purpose of Job

  • To support Examination Services in Nigeria in delivering exams and tests and to maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council's EQCA (Examination Quality & Comliance Standards), examinations boards and partner standards.
  • Accountabilities and Responsibilities (including people management and finance)
  • As Exams Officer, the post holder will be line managed by an Operations Manager or IELTS Administrator in Lagos.
  • This role will support delivery of all examinations administered from the Lagos office.
  • This role will ensure that assigned tests are delivered in a timely manner
  • All administrative procedures are in full compliance with examination boards, partners and EQCA standards.
  • Reliability: to ensure examinations are delivered securely according to board requirements
  • Quality and Compliance: to deliver a high standard of customer service to our schools and their candidates. As measured by our own Exams Quality Standards, Customer Service Standards, and inspection visits from Cambridge International Exams, IELTS and other examination boards as required.
  • Finance: all British Council standards for managing finances are met with relation to income reconciliations, cash handling, managing purchase orders, managing contracts and procurement.


Main Duties

  • Administration of Examinations (pre-test)
  • Exam Delivery: Delivering  Examinations on test days 
  • Post-Examination Administration
  • Venue Staff management
  • Client Support
  • Marketing & Customer Service

British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates

Qualifications
A First Degree or equivalent (including via work experience).
Desirable:
A qualification in examinations management.

Experience
Essential:

  • Providing and monitoring service within quality standards.
  • Working quickly and accurately to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of handling and reporting on payments from customers.
  • Training and managing a team to deliver to quality standards.
  • Arranging meetings with stakeholders.

Desirable:
Experience of delivering examinations in a timely and secure manner.

Assessment Stage:
Short listing & Interview

Behaviours
Essential:

  • Working together
  • Establishing a genuinely common goal with others.
  • Making it happen
  • Being Accountable
  • Creating Shared Purpose
  • Shaping the future - Look for ways in which we can do things better
  • Connecting with others - Making regular opportunities to understand others better.

Assessment Stage:

  • Interview
  • These behaviours will be needed to successfully carry out the role, but will not be assessed for recruitment purposes

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Skills and Knowledge
Essential:
Developing Business Level 1 (Analytical skills):

Applies a range of standard analytical techniques to support business development – e.g. pricing tools, revenue tracking, monitoring sales prospects, audience figures or profit margin.

Using Technology Level 1:

  • Able, with adjustments if necessary, to use office software and British Council systems to do the job and manage documents or processes.
  • English Language proficiency to IELTS band 8.0, CEF C2 in all areas (or equivalent).
  • Strong Attention to Detail.
  • Customer Service Focus.
  • Strong Organisation Skills.
  • Teamwork.
  • Ability to deal with conflict.

British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates

Other Important Features or Requirements of the Job:
(e.g. travel, unsocial/evening hours, restrictions on employment etc)

  • Travel to administer/monitor examinations in centres outside of Lagos may be required. Early morning starts, overnight stays and weekend working is required.
  • Flexible working hours during peak periods is required.  Examination delivery deadlines are absolute; therefore, out of hours working may be required in order to meet these deadlines.
  • Please specify any passport/visa and/or nationality requirement:
  • Right of abode and right to work in Nigeria
  • Please indicate if any security or legal checks are require for this role:
  • The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world.
  • The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC 1989.
  • Successful candidate will have to satisfy British Council Child Protection check requirements.

Application Closing Date
4th September, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • It would be great if you have the above and come with added experience in delivering examinations in a timely and secure manner as well as a qualification in examinations management.
  • As part of the recruitment exercise, shortlisted candidates will undergo recruitment tests in Lagos and Abuja while interviews will be in Lagos only.
  • Only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the Role Profile & Guidance Notes. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss.

(2) Graduate Risk and Compliance Analyst - West Africa

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Role Type Advisory, Policy and Expertise
Pay Band: 7/F
Duration: Indefinite
Reports to: Regional Head Risk and Compliance

Role Purpose

  • This role exists to monitor the effectiveness of financial controls, using corporate frameworks as specified; to monitor risk levels and take corrective action where this is required. It also acts as the first point of contact within the region for counter-fraud activity, and will participate in and lead regional investigations as needed drawing on the expertise of the Central Fraud team and acting on their advice. The role holder is accountable for recommending appropriate action to the Regional Finance Director.
  • The post-holder is accountable for Financial Risk Responses, supporting the implementation of and monitoring the adherence to, Finance policy and process in the cluster, providing a critical part of the feedback loop to Regional Head Risk and Compliance.
  • They will proactively analyse the control environment, identify hot spots and ‘trouble shoot’ as needed.
  • They will make recommendations to Regional Head Risk and Compliance for remediation and drive through change to meet required standards.

    British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates


Main Accountabilities
The role will:

  • Monitor adherence with the global minimum controls standards (MCS) as defined by Financial Governance and monitor performance on a quarterly / annual basis as requested by Regional Head Risk and Compliance.
  • Spot checking of evidence for key control and assurance tasks and escalate key issues to Regional Head Risk and Compliance.
  • Agreement and follow up of remediation actions where countries are not achieving the required standards and escalate key issues to Regional Head Risk and Compliance.
  • Implement processes and policies to assess and/or monitor the effectiveness of risk governance frameworks / adherence to standards as appropriate.
  • Assess risk/fraud profiles within Region/Country in relation to political/economic changes and understand how this impacts on the Global Risk Framework.
Key Relationships:

  • Cluster Leads
  • Risk & Compliance Managers
  • Policy and Process Analysts
  • Shared Services Centre
  • Counter Fraud Team
  • Financial Governance Team

Other important features or requirements of the job:
Requirement to travel across the region and to the UK but should be no more than 25%.

Role Requirements
Threshold requirements:
Passport requirements/Right to work in country appointed

Qualifications:

Minimum / essential:
University Degree in a relevant area, preferably Accounting, Auditing or Finance.
Desirable:

  • Formal Training in Counter Fraud Management.
  • Risk Management qualification / diploma.

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience
Minimum / essential:

  • Minimum of 1 year of qualified experience in a relevant managerial post.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to work in what is often a confidential, responsive, deadlineoriented and dynamic environment.

    British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates


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Desirable:

  • Counter Fraud Management experience, including counter fraud planning and counter fraud investigations.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English Shortlisted candidates will either demonstrate they have met the required standard through presentation of an agreed English language certificate, or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a B2 level of English proficiency.
  • British Council Core Skills Assessment Stage:
  • Analysing Data and Problems Level 2: Analyses patterns - Seeks out and examines a range of information to identify patterns, trends and options, to solve multifaceted and complex problems.
  • Communicating and Influencing Level 2: IsIs creative and adaptable in communications - Able to use a range of non-standard and creative approaches to inform, and persuade others, extending beyond logical argument to influence decisions and actions in a way which is inclusive and engaging.
Managing risks:
  • Level 2: Supports a risk management culture - Has track record of identifying and highlighting risks and suggesting mitigating actions.
  • Managing People:
  • Level 1: Supervises a small team - Supervises a small team of people doing similar jobs to deliver short term tasks to agreed quality and time standards.
  • Counter Fraud Management:
  • Level 1: Deliver training and build networks to raise awareness of fraud and its prevention.
  • Financial Policy:
  • Level 1: Identify and address the need for local variations to global policies, in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Finance Processes and Systems:
  • Level 1: Inform and advise on the implementation of process performance measures and controls.
  • Financial Risk Mitigation:
  • Level 1: Operate the process effectively to ensure significant financial risks are identified, mitigated and reported.
  • Internal Control Implementation and Assurance:
  • Level 1: Contribute to the development and implementation of governance frameworks and financial controls.
  • Proven risk management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; comfortable tackling complex problems and breaking these down into manageable pieces.

British Council Behaviours Assessment Stage
Working Together (More Demanding):

  • Creating the environment in which others who have different aims can work together
  • Shaping the Future (More Demanding):
  • Changing the nature of what we do and the benefits we gain by thinking and planning with creativity

Creating Shared Purpose (More Demanding):

  • Creating energy and clarity so that people want to work purposefully together.
  • Connecting with Others (More Demanding):
  • Actively appreciating the needs and concerns of myself and others.
Starting Salary
NGN 6,271,654.00 gross.

Application Closing Date
12th September, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Short-listing will be carried out against the essential knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience as specified in the Role Profile which accompanies this.

British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates

(3) Financial Planning & Analysis Lead, West Africa Cluster

Locations: Lagos or Abuja
Department: Finance
Pay Band: Pay Band 7
Duration: Indefinite
Reports to: Regional Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Role Purpose

  • To support the Regional Head Financial Planning and Analysis in providing professional guidance in Financial Planning and Analysis, supporting regional Business Development Managers and providing assurance on the underlying business financial performance.
  • The post holder will be in charge of analysing and interpreting long - and short - term financial and operational plans through management reporting, analysis and interpretation of financial trends, impact assessment in conjunction with the Regional Head in order to enable informed decisions.
  • This post will be part of the SSA regional FP&A team that is dispersed across the region.
  • The role will support all countries and SBUs within the cluster.
  • Geopolitical/SBU/Function Overview
  • The SSA Business Plan sets out ambitious growth targets for both the number of people we will work with and the income that we will generate. Turnover by 2020 is expected to be over to £90 million in SSA, driven predominately by growth in Contract income as well as Exams and Teaching centres, despite a declining grant funding from centre.
  • We also expect to be more profitable, reinforcing financial sustainability. At the same time we aim to achieve a step-change in the quality and performance of the British Council’s Finance function by April 2018.
Main Accountabilities:
Accountable for the analysis and interpretation of long-term financial and operational plans for Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Senegal, being countries within the West Africa cluster, including all SBUs through management reporting, analysis and interpretation of financial trends:

-Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting:
-Financial Analysis:
-Management Reporting:

  • Manage Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Senegal, being countries within the West Africa cluster, including all SBUs management reporting for consolidation at Regional level for SBU leads and Executive Board.
  • Liaise with business leads and Regional Head FP&A for any variances between business planning and operational planning figures and provide explanations / commentary.

-Business Performance Management:
-Team Leadership:

Key Relationships:

  • Internal & External
  • Regional Director
  • Country Directors
  • Cluster Leads
  • SBU Leads
  • Regional Finance
  • Corporate Planning Team
  • Corporate Finance
Role Requirements
Threshold requirements:

  • Passport requirements/ Right to work in country: Country appointed
  • Direct contact or managing staff working with children? : No IF YES. Appropriate police check
  • Notes: Regular travel may be required based on business needs but should be no more than 25% within the region and occasionally overseas, especially to the UK.

Assessment stage:
N/a
Interview
Language requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English - Minimum / essential
  • Shortlisted candidates will either demonstrate they have met the required standard through presentation of an agreed English language certificate, or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a B2 level of English proficiency. - Desirable

Qualifications

  • Degree level education. - Minimum / essential
  • Part qualified with a recognized accounting body. - Minimum / essential
  • Fully qualified with a recognized accounting body ACCA, CPA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent professional accountancy qualification. - Desirable

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Operational financial management and or management accounting. - Minimum / essential
  • Delivery of results within a complex international structure and reporting to tight deadlines. - Minimum / essential
  • Working in virtual teams. - Minimum / essential
  • Working in Sub-Saharan Africa. - Desirable
  • Experience in finance planning and management reporting. - Desirable
  • Experience working with SAP. - Desirable

    British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates


Role Specific Skills (if any) Assessment Stage

  • Reporting, planning & forecasting within a complex multi-site environment.
  • Ability to explain complex financial data to non-finance people, using non-technical language.
  • Advanced excel skills including pivot tables.
  • ERP systems experience (transaction level and reporting).

British Council Core Skills
Analysing Data and Problems

  • Level 3: Analyses patterns - Seeks out and examines a range of information to identify patterns, trends and options, to solve multifaceted and complex problems.
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Level 3: Is creative and adaptable in communications - Able to use a range of non-standard and creative approaches to inform, and persuade others, extending beyond logical argument to influence decisions and actions in a way which is inclusive and engaging.
  • Managing risks
  • Level 3: Develops the culture - Has track record of analysing potential risks, promoting risk awareness, and holding others to account for their practices.
  • Planning and Organising
  • Level 3: Develops annual plans - Develops and reviews the implementation of annual plans for a work group or function, taking account of business and customer requirements and reconciling competing demands.
  • Business Performance Management (including investment appraisal)
  • Level 2: Interpret management information and link to business unit strategy and operational performance. Participate in appraisals that effectively monitor and improve business performance.
  • Financial Analysis
  • Level 2: Provide analysis to support decision-making, identifying key value drivers, benefits, sensitivities, and risks and implications for accounting.
  • Management Reporting
  • Level 2: Interpret management information reports, identify key causes of variances and evaluate risks and opportunities.
  • Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Level 2: Analyse consolidated plans to facilitate effective management reviews and decision making. Advice on master data attributes that deliver meaningful information.
  • Business Partnering
  • Level 2: Partner with the business to provide sound advice based on transparent, meaningful and comprehensive management information to inform, influence and achieve positive business outcomes.
British Council Behaviours Assessment Stage

  • Being Accountable (MORE DEMANDING): Putting the needs of the team or British Council ahead of my own.
  • Making it Happen (MORE DEMANDING): Challenging myself and others to deliver and measure better results.
  • Shaping The Future (MORE DEMANDING): Exploring ways in which we can add more value.
  • Working Together (MORE DEMANDING): Ensuring that others benefit as well as me.
  • Connecting with Others (MORE DEMANDING): Actively appreciating the needs and concerns of myself and other.
  • Creating Shared Purpose (MORE): Creating energy and clarity so that people want to work purposefully together.

    British Council Nigeria Recruiting - Graduate & Exp. Candidates


Starting Salary
NGN 9,178,045 gross

Application Closing Date
12th September, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: You should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the Role Profile & Guidance Notes. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss.

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