ACT Consultant (Coach & Mentor) at British Council of Nigeria

ACT Consultant (Coach & Mentor) at British Council of Nigeria – Here are the requirements and how to apply for the position of ACT Consultant (Coach & Mentor) in the ongoing British Council of Nigeria job recruitment.

ACT Consultant (Coach & Mentor) at British Council of Nigeria – About Position

The British Council is the UK’s global establishment for cultural relations and educational openings. They establish friendly knowledge and comprehension between the people of the UK and other nations. They do this by ensuring a positive contribution to the UK and the nations they work with – transforming lives by creating chances, building connections and engendering trust.

They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

Job Title: ACT Consultant (Coach & Mentor)

Locations: FCT, Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Adamawa, Borno, and Rivers
Assignment Title: Coaching and Mentoring for selected ACT supported Civil Society Organizations
Pay Band: Part-Time
Department: Education & Society
Job Category: Education (non-Teaching)

Job Responsibilities

  • Consultants will be required to provide coaching and mentoring support for:
    • Organizations at the earliest stages of their development whose organizational development systems are in rudimentary form.
    • Organizations that provide services or support to their constituents at the local, state or national level; they have a system of governance in place but may struggle to source required resources to be fully functional. There is evidence of Gender and Social Inclusion mainstreaming. They have acceptable processes in place for management, financial records, plans and may have basic or adequate infrastructure to operate and make efforts to ensure ownership at the constituent level.  There is a limited focus on sustainability as these CSOs may struggle to attract enough financial and human resources to remain fully functional and may lack some skills to manage and operate the CSO.
  • The Consultant will work with teams and individuals on a one-to-one basis in an organization using a task-oriented methodology to enable the organizations to develop specific skills and behaviors necessary to strengthen their operating systems
  • The consultant will be guided by the report of the capacity assessment, already conducted by ACT, to come up with an extensive plan required for the organizational coaching and mentoring.
  • The consultant shall provide the services and deliver the deliverables to the British Council, with reasonable skill, care, and ability in accordance with the standards set by the British Council in any contractual agreement associated with these Terms of Reference.

Scope of Work:

  • The role of the consultant(s) is to provide coaching and mentoring support on organizational development for 5 ACT supported CSOs in a state
  • This work will be done with the Supervision of ACT state focal persons and the ACT Component 1 team.

The deliverables for this assignment include:

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  • Individual coaching and mentoring plan and targets for participating CSOs (this should come with agreed timelines)
  • Individual Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for measuring the progress of input with participating CSOs
  • Redefined strategic positioning of the CSOs
  • Reviewed organizational systems and structure
  • Clear and documented sustainability plan for participating CSOs
  • Regular feedback and sharing of coaching and mentorship progress through reports, with the ACT team
  • Final comprehensive report of the mentoring and coaching process

Job Requirements

  • Registered to operate as a consultancy firm in Nigeria/Certified coaches and mentors
  • Having a Postgraduate Degree in Strategic Management, Development Studies or other related Social Science courses
  • Expert in human development and interpersonal dynamics with good advisory and mentoring skills
  • Expert in fostering organizational competencies by using performance management tools
  • In-depth knowledge of organizational change management and empowerment process.
  • Extensive work experience and proven record in multi-stakeholder engagement and strategic management.
  • Good analytical and documentation/report writing skills
  • Good communication and facilitation skills
  • Evidence of previous experience on coaching or mentoring on organizational development
  • Evidence of Knowledge of the CS environment (Including NGOs, CBOs & Networks)
  • Ability to travel (inter / intra-state).

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How to apply for ACT Consultant (Coach & Mentor) at British Council of Nigeria

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should download, fill and forward the filled “ACT Expression of Interest Form” and their CV to [email protected] stating the Job Title as the subject of the email.


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Download “ACT Expression of Interest Form” (Ms Word)

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Application Deadline

  • 18th February 2020 at 23:59hrs (Nigeria time)

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