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Regional Co-ordinator (Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan - CSFP) at British Council Nigeria


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The British Council Nigeria is looking Regional Co-ordinator: Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP). This position is opens to Abuja, Nigeria. The ability to travel is essential.

Position Summary
The job holder will ensure the consistent delivery of services to support the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) across the whole of the West Africa region. These services will include both pre-departure services as well as new services to support post-award alumni and monitoring and evaluation. This will involve managing/coordinating support in Commonwealth countries where they have British council offices and also facilitating support where they do not have an office in country.

Context and environment:
We have worked with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC) to support CSFP for over 50 years with a dominantly administrative role providing scholars and fellows with pre-departure briefing and making payments in the UK.

From April 2013 the Association of Commonwealth Universities will manage all scholarship delivery in the UK and the British Council’s will be responsible for pre­award and post­award stages of the scholarship cycle overseas The CSC wish to draw on our overseas networks to support these services and to develop new activities to support overall programme objectives.

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
(including people management and finance)
  1. Working closely with UK CSFP Product Delivery Manager and Product Delivery Officer to ensure clarity on regional delivery and agree standards
  2. Regional co­ordination of pre­departure activity
  3. Regional co­ordination of alumni activity
  4. Providing direction and ensuring cross­regional work­plans delivered
  5. Provide leadership and direction to country teams to ensure high performance and appropriate standards of customer service are delivered to scholars, and alumni
  6. Be responsible for ensuring the programme is aligned to regional strategy to achieve cultural relations impact for the CSC and British Council
  7. To have overall responsibility for co­ordinating and monitoring British Council performance within region, ensuring the contract is delivered and lessons learned and evaluation reports are fed through to the UK and used for continuous improvement
  8. Work with countries to seek innovations to the programme and make continuous improvements, particularly with the alumni
  9. To ensure a focus on development as an outcome of engagement with alumni and alumni activity
How to apply?
Read through the CSFP role profile. Download and complete the British Council external application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document at the top of this page. 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’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to SSA_HR@britishcouncil.or.ke by Saturday 30 March 2013. 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. They guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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