British Council Nigeria Latest jobs Vacancies April 2013 – 2 Positions

1) Facilities officer

Facilities officer

The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Facilities Officer. This person must

have the right to work in Nigeria.

Purpose of job: 
To contribute to the achievement of British Council objectives by supporting the effective and efficient planning, management, delivery and evaluation of facilities, estate, and procurement; and maintenance of an appropriate working and living environment for staff and visitors.
Context and environment:
The Facilities Unit in British Council Nigeria, under the leadership of the Director of Resources, supports the operations of the British Council through effective and efficient planning and management of all its facilities/resources.
The post holder will assist the Facilities Manager in-country to manage all British Council facilities, estate, office vehicles and procurement as defined in the Regional and Country plans.
Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
Working with the Facilities Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the following;
Facilities services and project delivery
To assist facilities managers’ in-country to manage facilities, estate, office vehicles, and procurement as defined in the Regional and Country Delivery Plans in all key sectors of the British Council programme.
Events Support and Management
To support the management and delivery of events for all BC Nigeria activities wherever they are located in partnership with the Administrative Assistant (where available) in that location. This includes management of transport and travel plans, event management, venue hire, liaison with contractors, liaison and partnership with business and programme teams
Financial planning and management
To assist with effective facilities management planning, budget management and business risk requirements to ensure expenditure and other targets are achieved effectively.
Line management and Professional Development
  • To provide effective support for staff managed, in line with British Council brand and values
  • To lead staff in pro-active and effective manner.
  • To actively identify opportunities for staff training and development (attendance at training courses, self-directed learning and cross team working)
  • To provide mentoring and coaching of team and others as needed
How to apply Read through the Facilities Officer Role profile. Download and complete the British Council external 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.

2) Finance Officer

Finance Officer

The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Finance Officer. This person must have the right to work in Nigeria.
Purpose of job: 
To support the delivery of the financial and business processes and systems.
To contribute to the development of British council Nigeria as an innovative and high performing country operation. To model the values and principles of an integrated operation and to ensure that we are aligned with the British Council regional and global priorities.
Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)
Nigeria is the British Council’s largest operation in SSA with offices in 4 cities from Port Harcourt in the south to Kano in the north.
It delivers activity in all our Strategic Business Units, (Arts, English, Education and Society), and operates with both internal and external resources.
This post will play a support role in our resources/finance team.
Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:(including people management and finance)
To provide support on Business processes with respect to audit/year end activities, trial balance/GL analysis and reconciliations.
To support the procurement process through monitoring of the vendor creation/amendment procedures and to provide assurance concerning the validity of potential vendors.
To assist in revenue management by timely collection, recording on SAP and reconciliation of all aspects of revenue.
To manage the payment process to high standards so as to ensure that all systems are working accurately, to time and meet BC corporate standards
To provide advice and direct support to other business teams to enable them complete their tasks on time and to ensure value for money impact for activities.
How to apply
Read through the Facilities Officer Role Profile. Download and complete the . 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  Hposts@ng.britishcouncil.org   by Thursday 4th 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. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
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