Operations Manager – (KaLMA) at British Council of Nigeria

The British Council is the UK’s international establishment for cultural relations and educational openings. They develop friendly knowledge and harmony between the people of the UK and other nations. They do this by effecting a positive contribution to the UK and the nations they work with – changing lives by building opportunities, creating connections and fostering trust. They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Operations Manager – (KaLMA)

Location: Kano
Role type: Business Delivery
Department: Education & Society
Job Category: Project Management
Pay Band: 6
Duration: Fixed Term, Until 31 December 2020 (Renewable)
Report to: KaLMA Team Lead

Main Accountabilities

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

Managing project(s)

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  • Manage project activity to agreed contractual terms of reference, timelines, costs, targets and established performance indicators
  • Manage project events’ financial elements in accordance with the agreed project
  • Work with the designated Child Protection Focal Point to ensure compliance with donor and British Council child protection and safeguarding policies.
  • Support effective identification and management of a range of geopolitical and operational risks and make appropriate recommendations for changes to delivery work plans and resources necessary to mitigate potential difficulties and optimize performance
  • Develop and manage the relationship with project delivery partners, contractors, and suppliers

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Responsible for reporting project performance using British Council Results & Evidence Framework (REF)

Financial Management, Contracting & Procurement:

  • Lead on the development and implementation of project information knowledge management policies and processes
  • Lead on the preparation of contracts, contract amendments and extensions for provision of project goods and services
  • Oversee procurement processes and manage processes designed to safeguard project assets and resources and in line with established corporate policies.
  • Work with program teams and delivery partners to promote strategies that encourage and support cost savings and value for money.
  • Work with the British Council security team to develop and oversee systems, processes and emergency procedures to ensure consultants and staff safety, security and welfare

Line Management:

  • Provide effective line management to team KaLMA Operations Officer in line with British Council’s corporate policies
  • Manage the project delivery support team, including finance officer, operations officer, and driver

Key Relationships

  • KaLMA Team Lead
  • KaLMA Project Delivery Team
  • British Council Finance Team
  • Regional Procurement Team
  • KaLMA Delivery Consortium Partners


  • Project consultants, suppliers and vendors



  • Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience


  • Formal Programme Management qualification

Assessment stage: Shortlisting

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience

  • 2 years’ experience working with donor-funded programs
  • Experience implementing education projects with partners

Assessment stage: Shortlisting and/or Interview

Application Closing Date and Time

17th November 2019; (23:59 Nigeria Time.)

How to Apply for Operations Manager – (KaLMA) at British Council of Nigeria

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