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The Programme Manager Schools and EES, is a new post. The post holder will be expected to integrate and head a team consisting of four individuals previously working in separate teams (Schools and EES) based across 2 locations (Lagos and Abuja). The post holder will manage the integration of expertise, products and approach and lead on stakeholder engagement management and business development
Applicants are expected to have the following experience. These are essential.
-Working knowledge of Nigerian Education systems and donor environment.
-Experience of working with donor/grant/ client funds
-Knowledge and understanding of sector stakeholders at state and federal levels
A Bachelor's degree is the minimum qualification. However, Post-graduate degree in Education, Humanities or Social Sciences is desirable.
The post holder will act as the Senior Responsibility Officer for Programme delivery in the Port Harcourt office with associated representational, leadership and management responsibilities and accountabilities. The post holder will work with the Director Programmes, Director Education and Skills, and wider Education and Skills team to lead on the development and implementation of a new Skills portfolio in Nigeria including management of the grant funded two year Fast Forward (FF) action research pilot project starting in 2015.
Applicants should have working knowledge of Nigerian Education and Skills systems. This should include private and public funded interventions.
A Bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement. However, post-graduate degree in Education, Humanities or Social Sciences is desirable.
The post holder is expected to work with the Director Arts Nigeria; Arts team Nigeria and the wider BC team to deliver programmes, audiences and partnerships which contribute to the British Council’s Arts programme, starting with the UKNG 2015 2016 programme.
The post holder is expected to have
· At least three years’ recent professional experience of working in a creative, producing, programming or management capacity in the Arts sector in Nigeria, ideally with international links.
· Proven ability to identify, develop, and manage relationships with major partners and stakeholders
· Experience planning and delivery of events to specific groups of people.
· Experience of working on projects between UK and Africa is desirable.
A Bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement. However, project management qualification is desirable.
The post holder is expected to work with the Director Education and Skills, Programme Manager, Skills and the wider Education and Skills team to manage the delivery of the Fast Forward (FF) action research pilot project starting in 2015. He/She will support the programme manager on the implementation and delivery of a new Skills portfolio in Nigeria.
Applicants are expected to have working knowledge of Nigerian Education and Skills systems. This should include private and public funded interventions and Employability fields.
A Bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement.
The post holder is responsible for leading Programme Management of the high profile UK NG 15/16 Arts Season in Nigeria including the implementation, direction and co-ordination of up to 80 arts projects that will be delivered through partners in Nigeria and the UK, and 4 large scale, flagship events that will be held in Abuja, Calabar and Lagos.
Applicants are expected to have the following experience. These are essential
-At least 5 years’ recent experience of programme leadership in UK or Nigeria
- At least 5 years’ experience of managing successful project or programme delivery teams
- Proven ability to manage relationships with partners, contractors and vendors
-Track record of managing risk Proven experience of working with senior leadership, external using strong interpersonal skills.
-Proven ability of managing a team, acting as a coach and a mentor.
A Bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement. However, project management and event management qualification is desirable.
How to Apply:
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.