Monday, December 3, 2012

British Council in Nigeria Recruits Examinations Officer

The British Council in Nigeria is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the postion of:

Job Title: Examinations Officer

Location: Lagos

Purpose of Job
To support the achievement of Country Plan objectives through effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of customer service while also offering support to Examination Services in Nigeria in delivering examinations and to maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council’s Exams quality Standard (EQS) and related examination bodies. These casual positions will assist in exams administration and customer service to cover for planned and unplanned staff absences and peak activity periods.

To support a network of internal and external service providers and partners to meet all project targets.

Context and Environment
Nigeria Exams is the largest British Council exams business in the Sub Saharan Africa region. It administers exams in four subject areas: Schools, Professional/Vocational, Educational on behalf of UK institutions and IELTS. In 2011-12 we delivered roughly 65,000 exams to 25,000 candidates. The team comprises 22 people and are based mainly in Lagos with five in Abuja and four in Port Harcourt.

The SSA region delivers exams in over 20 countries from its offices in 16 of these countries. In 2010, we delivered a quarter of a million exams to over 100k candidates. Growth in the region is robust, but our challenges are many. Nevertheless, Exams teams are making solid gains in our 4 strategic priority areas, namely: improving business performance, improving quality, improving financial compliance and increasing impact.

The post holder will assist Examination colleagues in Lagos to administer the growing exams business ensuring quality and compliance as well as control of income and expenditure to deliver on target. It is expected that 50% of the post will be devoted to administering IELTS tests. Support will be required for the delivery of tests in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and outreach centres in Nigeria. 

Application Closing Date
5 December 2012

How To Apply
Read through the  role profile document.. Download and complete the application form  To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘how to complete an application’ document. 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 document’ and ‘generic skills dictionary'.

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to . 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.