The British Council recruitment

Region Sub Saharan Africa

Country / Territory Nigeria

Location Lagos

Department

Education & Society

Job Category

Education (non-teaching)Pay BandPart time

Vacancy Description

The Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) programme seeks to engage the service of consultants, coaches and mentors with specialisation in various organisational development aspects. /

Locations: FCT, Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Adamawa, Borno and Rivers State. / Eligibility: Current legal right to live and work in Nigeria / Deadline for application: 18 February 2020 (23:59 Nigeria Time). 

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
 
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Overview
The Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) programme was designed by the EU as its response strategy on the need to invest and engage more with the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) The programme will be implemented over a period of five years from July 2018, with the first 6 months serving as the programme’s Inception Phase for the development of strategies for full programme implementation and will support the EU to strengthen the voice of civil society across all its current programmes. ACT programme will implement innovative actions that will support the strengthening of institutional mechanisms, structures and processes aimed at improving the internal, external and programmatic environments of selected CSOs, networks, and coalitions. It will also seek to facilitate an improvement in the current complex regulatory environment through strategic support that promotes self-regulatory mechanisms amongst selected CSOs, as well as interrogate the possibilities and support the process of evolving a functional and effective national regulatory framework that will be acceptable to all stakeholders.

ACT seeks to engage the service of consultants, coaches and mentors with specialisation in various organisational development aspects for short duration assignments. (see the full range in the Terms of Reference).   

The programme will launch implementation in the following locations: FCT, Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Adamawa, Borno and Rivers state.

The closing date for the expression of interest for the consultancy roles is 18 February 2020 at 23:59hrs (Nigeria time). Applicants should also note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and engagement can start before the specified closing date.

How to Apply: 

  1. Review the details of the Terms of Reference and Expression of Interest Document and tailor your application to the stated requirements
  2. Please consider how your skills and experience match the criteria in the role profile.  It will assist your application if you specifically address the criteria for the role.
  3. It is mandatory to complete sections A, B and C of the Expression of Interest form. 
  4. Do outline your relevant skills and experience in section B
  5. Provide a clear rationale for your application in relation to your suitability for the opportunity in section C
  6. Please save your expression form as Family name – role applied for e.g. Abijah – Coach
  7. Please indicate on your application your primary area of specialisation to be considered for (up to a maximum of 3 areas can be listed.) 
  8. Please indicate the state you will like to be considered for from the list of locations mentioned above.

Do email your completed form & CV to NG-FCR.HR@ng.britishcouncil.orgby 18 February 2020 at 23:59hrs (Nigeria time)

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification. 

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 

ACT – Expression of Interest Form.docx
Terms of Reference OD Consultant.pdf
Terms of Reference Coaches and Mentors.pdf

About us: 

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.   

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. 

Our Equality Commitment: 

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. 


The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. 

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