BRITISH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA JOB RECRUITMENT

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
1) Job Title: Security Manager
Locations: Lagos or Abuja
Role Type: Advisory, policy and expertise
Duration: Indefinite
Reports to: Director Operations Nigeria
Pay Band: PB7
Role Purpose
  • To manage, enhance and embed the British Council Nigeria Security Risk Management function, providing high quality, efficient and integrated security risk management in line with the corporate global manual and practice in order to support and facilitate British Council Nigeria operations.
Geopolitical / SBU / Function overview
  • Nigeria is one of the largest economies in Africa. It is also the most populous country with over 170 million citizens. The UK is its largest trading partner. Nigeria holds significant political power in the region and internationally and its society retains a positive attitude to the UK. There are therefore major opportunities for the British Council to increase our impact, by building on our already strong existing relationships with the Nigerian government, institutions and customers/audiences. To ensure our goals are achieved successfully, it is essential to manage complex and significant risks to our work, notably in security and compliance.
  • Nigeria is the British Council’s largest operation in sub-Saharan Africa with offices in 4 cities – Port Harcourt in the south, Kano in the north, Abuja the Federal capital and Lagos the commercial centre. Our 150 staff work across a range of states delivering large scale contracts, partnership programmes, examinations, projects as well as services in Arts, Education & Society, and English & Exams. All our activities are aimed at bringing benefits to both Nigeria and the UK. We are already achieving substantial impact and income (current turnover is more than £20 million) and have plans to grow and develop still further.
  • Partners and clients include government, public and private institutions, foundations, private sector organisations and civil society. We work closely with the wider UK resource in Nigeria including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Department for International Trade (DIT).
  • 42% of Nigeria’s population is under 14. The country’s Vision 2020 aims to address the aspirations of a young population as part of its drive to achieve peace and prosperity. This has led to unprecedented interest and investment in Education, the Arts and good governance. Such an alignment with the UK’s priorities places the British Council in a pivotal role in developing relations between the Nigerian and British people. It also increases expectations on us. To be successful, we need to build an understanding of our stakeholders: in Nigeria, that the UK is modern, relevant and outward looking; and in the UK, that Nigeria, although it has well-known challenges, is an emerging economy with substantial commercial and development opportunities. In this we integrate our approach with that of the wider UK mission.
  • We are expanding and scaling up our existing programmes, contracts and services, and developing offers to fill important gaps. We are also working to ensure that we have a good balance of partnership, customer services and client funded work across all these sectors.
  • Increasingly, in order to gain scale and relevance, and to increase the impact of our work, we are working closely with other British Council operations in sub-Saharan Africa and, particularly in West Africa (the Cluster).
  • It is an ambitious programme. To do all this we need to create the right enabling environment. We need to ensure we have trusting external relationships in Nigeria and build them further. We operate with integrity and adherence to our values. We require high standards of professional and technical expertise of our staff, and provide support for professional development. And we learn from others, adopting and using best practice.
  • Specifically related to this role, we need to ensure that our security platform in Nigeria is fully equipped to support the opportunities we are pursuing across the country. We need advice for our operations based on an understanding of our business combined with a fully up-to-date awareness and knowledge of the external security environment in the areas where we operate. We need robust risk assessments within a deep understanding of our corporate tolerance of risk, and we need rigorous and compliant security frameworks and procedures.
  • The post holder will play a key role in assisting the Directorate to achieve its priorities, ensuring that operations run smoothly and in full compliance with external and internal requirements.
The Role
  • The post holder will be based in either Lagos or Abuja office in Nigeria and is part of a larger team of Business Support Services.
  • This position will report to the Director Operations Nigeria, acting as security advisor to senior management in Nigeria and to the regional and global security teams in all aspects of security for the Nigeria operation.
  • The role will comprise on going country security monitoring and analysis; security risk analysis compliant with international standards; ownership, inputs and updates to the British Council Nigeria policies, plans and procedures related to security and risk, in line with the changing security environment and with British Council Global Security Manual.
  • The Head of Security will play a critical role as a member of the British Council Nigeria Incident Management Team (IMT) requiring regular liaison with external security agencies and stakeholders as well as day to day management of security staff and service providers. An essential element of the role will be a comprehensive understanding of the business objectives of the operation, and internal advice on how objectives can be met within the prevailing Nigerian security context.
  • The post does not have any direct line-management responsibilities but is expected to coordinate and ensure compliance from four security focal points based in each of the British Council offices.
Key Responsibilities
Risk Assessment:
  • Daily monitoring of the security environment in Nigeria. Maintenance and mapping of security related incidents, drawing on open source and discrete sources, throughout current and intended British Council’s Areas of Operation (AOO) in Nigeria
  • Conducting on going Security Risk Assessments (SRAs), in line with international standards, for both permanent locations and British Council Nigeria programmes and events in order to identify both current and future risks and associated trigger events.
  • Providing sound, accurate and reliable security updates for British Council Nigeria senior management
  • Supporting decision-making on feasibility of business operation and events
  • Input into on-going assessment of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) for British Council Nigeria operations
  • Acting as principal Point of Contact (POC) on all security matters for staff in the office. Liaising with and leading the security Focal Point staff in each office, and ensuing an arrival briefing for all visitors that fall under BC Nigeria Duty of Care
  • Updating and ensuring implementation of British Council Nigeria Policy, Plans and Procedures in line with the changing security environment and the British Council Global Security Manual 8. Working with Facilities Managers in undertaking Health & Safety assessments.
Security Management:
  • Security input into all aspects of British Council Nigeria operations, including oversight of permanent facilities, shared locations, exam venues, accommodation provision, and event planning
  • Conducting and imputing into site audits of permanent and temporary venues to ensure the highest standards of security are maintained in order to mitigate current and future security risk and ensure compliance with the British Council Global Security manual, in liaison with Facilities and Brand colleagues where required
  • Providing oversight of contracted security guards and Military Police (MOPOL).
  • Oversight of travel arrangements for all British Council visitors to Nigeria through close liaison with other parts of the office (administrative support, human resources, Senior Leadership Team, Country Director), including management of personal tracking and execution of relevant response plans as required
  • Effective management of travel and journey management of staff and visitors throughout Nigeria ensuring security controls are implemented in line with on-going Security Risk Assessments and the British Council Global Security Manual
  • Assist with operational business pursuit and planning; provide timely and accurate guidance to programme leads supporting the pursuit, costing, planning and delivery of new programmes, business activities or partnerships
  • Regular reviews of Security Policy, Plans and Procedures and the staff responsible for implementation and on-going management.
Training and Drills:
  • Ensuring regular security-related training for British Council Nigeria staff (eg Security Awareness Training, first responder training, induction training)
  • Regular security related emergency drills (eg telephone trees, Emergency Response Procedures)
  • Ensuring arrival briefing for all visitors that fall under BC Nigeria Duty of Care
  • Revision of BC Nigeria Security Policy, Plans & Procedures throughout Nigeria
  • Regular testing of Emergency Response Procedures (ERP) with those staff responsible for their execution
  • Regular Incident Management Training with IMT members
  • Management of Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) for those staff required to operate in Higher Risk environments
  • Management of defensive and security driver training for BC Nigeria drivers of both soft skin and armoured vehicles.
Relationship Management:
  • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with British Council staff locally including the Senior Leadership Team, the Regional Security Lead, and the Global Security Team in London
  • Liaison and intelligence sharing with those responsible for security on full cost recovery and partnership programmes
  • Liaison with British High Commission security staff
  • Liaison with relevant external stakeholders
  • Liaison with security service providers throughout the country to ensure efficient service is delivered and competitive services obtained.
Financial Management:
  • Managing to corporate standards an annual security budget of £130,000. KEY PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 1. Quality, timeliness and accuracy of security of advice
  • Compliance with British Council Global and Nigeria specific Policy, Plans and Procedures.
  • Effectiveness of relationships
  • Annual independent audit of Security Management System (SMS).
Other important requirements of the job:
  • The post holder is required to travel, including to hostile environments, and as required work unsocial hours.
Key Relationships
Internal:
  • British Council Nigeria leadership teams
  • Regional and Global security teams
  • Full cost recovery office
External:
  • Business units across the Nigerian operation
  • Local security related organisations and personnel within the British High Commission and UK resource
  • External stakeholders including local law enforcement and military, NGOs, commercial businesses, and security firms
  • Liaison with local Security Service Providers (SSPs)
Person Specification
Qualifications:
  • Degree level qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience. – Minimum/Essential  
  • Training or qualification in a related discipline. – Desirable
  • Shortlisting – Assessment Stage
Role Specific Knowledge & Experience:
  • A minimum of 5 years of proven security experience within the security industry, corporate sector, public sector or development. – Minimum/Essential
  • Ability to work independently – Minimum/Essential
  • Knowledge of security issues and factors, in Nigeria – Minimum/Essential
  • Experience of working with an NGO or similar organisation – Desirable
  • Good presentational skills – Desirable
  • Ability to speak Hausa – Desirable
  • Shortlisting and/or interview – Assessment Stage
Language requirements:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English – Shortlisted candidates will either demonstrate they have met the required standard through presentation of an agreed English language certificate, or will be required to take the IELTS test and demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency to conduct the requirements of the role. – Minimum/Essential
  • IELTS. – Assessment Stage
Role Requirements
Threshold requirements – Assessment stage:
  • Passport requirements/ Right to work in country: Right to live and work in Nigeria – Shortlisting
  • Direct contact or managing staff working with children?: Post holder will be required to meet British Council child protection standards – Shortlisting / interviews
  • Notes: Post holder is required to travel, including to hostile environments and, as required, work unsocial hours.
Remuneration
N13,410,959 per annum.
Application Closing Date
25th February, 2020.
2) 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)
Introduction
  • This assignment is to support the ACT Programme to strengthen Civil Society Organisational Capacity through coaching and mentoring of ACT Civil Society Partners and also, to contribute to the deliverables listed in this ToR.
  • This Terms of Reference is a call for registered consultants who are skilled in coaching and mentoring for organizational development, to support the capacity of civil society organizations to enhance their current skills or acquiring new skills.
  • Consultants are expected to carry out a work place, face-to-face facilitation process with the Civil Society Organizations, regular, personal meetings. The coaching and mentoring sessions will be short-term and task-based and duration will be determined based on the need of the civil society organizations.
  • ACT seeks to engage the services of the coaches and mentors coaches, across 7 states in Nigeria, including FCT, Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Adamawa, Borno and Rivers state. to strengthen CSO systems in the following areas:
    • The three-circle model of organisational development (Internal, programme and external capacity areas)
    • CSO Network/coalition development – network specialist skills required  
  • In response to this call for expert coaches and mentors for Organisational Development, consultants are expected to be registered to operate as business entities.
  • Organizations/Consultants interested should send in CVs and expression of interest indicating one of the CSO system strengthening areas highlighted above and submit evidence of relevant work previously done.
  • State-based coaches and mentors are highly preferred, therefore organizations/consultants should indicate location in their application.
Background
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 Organizations (CSOs) in 7 states and FCT, Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Adamawa, Borno and Rivers States).

Recognizing that strengthened Civil Society actors have great potential to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in Nigeria if their capabilities as drivers of change are enhanced, the 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.

The ACT programme is funded by the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund and is managed by the British Council.  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 is working with different categories of CSOs including Networks/coalitions who are different level of formation, therefore ACT would support “Emerging” CSOs- These are CBOs that provide services or support to local communities. They do not have organisational systems and processes in place, with very limited financial sources. In some cases, they are only funded by members of the organisation and they may not have a business operational space, thus making it very difficult to comply with registration or other legal requirements for its operations. There is limited evidence of gender and social inclusion mainstreaming.  There is no consideration given to risk, ownership or the sustainability of activities. This category will be supported through Coaching. 

ACT would also facilitate access to Mentoring support to “Developing” CSOs- These are CSOs that provide services or support to their constituents at 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 constituent level.  There is 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, or to fully mitigate against areas of potential risk. They are compliant with registration requirements but could be at risk of being non-compliant if not supported, are not always able to consider the sustainability of their CSO and are at risk of not accessing the required resources.  

Another level of coaching and mentorship support is required for CSO networks/ coalitions in the states- believed to have considerable reach based on the number of NGO memberships they have. Networks are complex, difficult to manage because it involves the governing of members who are autonomous with diverse objectives and goals. Through this support, the networks should learn to build trust of their members and other stakeholders by being open and accountable. Networks must create open lines of communication among members. Networks should have strategy to build technical capacity of members. The networks should be able to coordinate policies/programs.

The Objectives of this Assignment

  • The objective of this assignment is to improve selected ACT CSO partners output and enhance the organizational systems and sustainability mechanisms of participating organizations through coaching and mentoring.
Approach and Activities
  • 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. These organizations do not have organisational systems and processes in place, with very limited financial sources. In some cases, they are only funded by members of the organisation and they may not have a business operational space, thus making it very difficult to comply with registration or other legal requirements for its operations. There is limited evidence of gender and social inclusion mainstreaming.  There is no consideration given to risk, ownership or the sustainability of activities.
    • Organizations that provide services or support to their constituents at 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 constituent level.  There is 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, or to fully mitigate against areas of potential risk. They are compliant with registration requirements, but could be at risk of being non-compliant if not supported, are not always able to consider the sustainability of their CSO and are at risk of not accessing the required resources.    
  • 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 develop specific skills and behaviours 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 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.
Deliverables
The deliverables for this assignment include:  
  • Individual coaching and mentoring plan and targets for participating CSOs (this should come with agreed timelines)
  • Individual Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for measuring 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
Risks:
  • Risk remains with travel, we do not envisage specific risks at this stage, however, security advice will be provided on the relevant State prior to commencing the consultancy.
Monitoring & Evaluation:
  • ACT will monitor progress towards the achievement of the Deliverables closely
Timing and Resources:
  • TBD after ACT review of expressions of interest.
Management Arrangements:
  •  The Component one Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day as well as oversight management of this assignment.
Requirements
This Consultancy firm has been selected on the following basis:  
  • 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 organisational development   
  • Evidence of Knowledge of the CS environment (Including NGOs, CBOs & Networks)
  • Ability to travel (inter / intra-state).
Application Closing Date
18th February, 2020 at 23:59hrs (Nigeria time).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download, fill and send the completed “ACT Expression of Interest Form” and their CV to: NG-FCR.HR@ng.britishcouncil.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.
Or
Click here to apply online

Click here to download “ACT Expression of Interest Form” (Ms Word)

Click here for more information (pdf)

3) Job Title: ACT Consultant (OD Specialist)
Locations: FCT, Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Adamawa, Borno and Rivers
Assignment Title: Development of Tool Kits/Handbooks and Training of Civil Society Organizations
Pay Band: Part Time
Department: Education & Society
Job Category: Education (non Teaching)
Introduction
  • This assignment is to support the ACT Programme to strengthen Civil Society Organisational Capacity through the development of toolkits which will be used to train ACT supported CSOs on its use and also, to contribute to the deliverables listed in this ToR.
  • This Terms of Reference is a call for registered consultants who are skilled in various areas of organisational development. ACT seeks to engage the services of consultants to develop toolkits and train CSOs in any of the following areas:
    • Governance 
    • Mainstreaming Equality Diversity and Inclusion in NGO
    • Stakeholder Analysis and Mapping 
    • Project Management Cycle 
    • Advocacy and rights-based strategy 
    • Risk analysis/ Mitigation framework 
    • 360 degrees’ appraisal system
    • Communications and media engagement for NGOs
    • Research and Analysis 
    • IT & Social networking for NGOs
    • Monitoring Evaluation and Knowledge Management for NGOs
    • Strategic planning and budgeting for NGOs
    • Fundraising for NGOs
    • Financial Management for NGOs
  • In response to this call for Organisational Development experts, consultants are expected to be registered to operate as a business entity, and also expected to specify areas (at most 2) where they have expertise to deliver on this consultancy.
  • This assignment should commence in February 2020, therefore, applications should be sent in by 18 February 2020
  • Organizations interested should send in CVs and expression of interest indicating evidence of relevant work previously done.
Background
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 Organizations (CSOs) in 7 states & FCT (Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Adamawa, Borno and Rivers state).

Recognizing that strengthened Civil Society actors have great potential to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in Nigeria if their capabilities as drivers of change are enhanced, the 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.

The ACT programme is funded by the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund and is managed by the British Council.  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. 

The Objectives of this Assignment
The objective of this assignment is to develop and deliver organisational development toolkits and training materials to strengthen the capacity of ACT Civil Society partners. This will deepen NGO Knowledge of Organisational systems that:

  • Demonstrate how NGOs should effectively function 
  • Provides Civil Society Organisations with tools to create strategies, enhance policies and deliver on their organisational objectives 
Approach and Activities:
  • The Consultant will be required to develop organisational development toolkits and handbooks and to facilitate training sessions on the use of organisational development toolkits and handbooks
  • 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 British Council in any contractual agreement associated with these Terms of Reference. 
Scope of Work:
  • The role of the consultant(s) is to work under the supervision of the ACT Component 1 team to Research and draft Organisational Development toolkits for ACT supported CSOs and to deliver trainings on the use of developed toolkits.
Deliverables
The deliverables for this assignment include: 
  • Organisational development toolkits developed (following several rounds of drafts, reviews and revisions)
  • ACT Civil Society partners trained on the use of organisational development toolkits and handbooks
  • Develop and share pre training and post training evaluation forms (for ACT CS partners) with the ACT 
  • Administer and share consolidated finding of the evaluation exercises with the ACT Team
  • Details of each facilitation/training exercise including data of all participants of the exercise, the venue and the date (ACT attendance register sheets will be provided) 
Risks:
  • Risk remains with travel, we do not envisage specific risks at this stage, however, security advice will be provided on the relevant State prior to commencing the consultancy. 6. Monitoring & Evaluation
  • ACT will monitor progress towards the achievement of the Deliverables closely
Timing and Resources:
  • TBD after ACT review of expressions of interest. 8. Management Arrangements
  • The Component one Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day as well as oversight management of this assignment.
Requirements
This Consultancy firm has been selected on the following basis: 
  • Registered to operate as a consultancy firm in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of organisational development
  • Evidence of previous experience on developing organisational development toolkits and handbooks  
  • Evidence of previous work relevant to training and facilitation exercises for CSOs
  • Previous Organisational Development experience (at least 10 years of supporting OD)
  • Evidence of Knowledge of the CS environment (Including NGOs, CBOs & Networks)
  • Holds at least a Master’s Degree 
  • Have expressed ability to travel 
  • Have at least 10 years of working in the NGO sector in Nigeria 
  • Have the ability to write a technical report in a clear and concise manner without losing key details and salient points from the discussion.
Application Closing Date
18th February, 2020 at 23:59hrs (Nigeria time).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download, fill and send the completed “ACT Expression of Interest Form” and their CV to: NG-FCR.HR@ng.britishcouncil.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.
Or
Click here to apply online

Click here to download “ACT Expression of Interest Form” (Ms Word)

Click here for more information (pdf)

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