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Contract Management Officer at the British Council


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:



Job Title: Contract Management Officer

Location: Abuja
Pay Band: 4
Contract Type:  Fixed term contract ending July 2022

Role Purpose

  • The Contracts Officer will work in conjunction with the Operation Managers to manage the substantive life-cycle of multiple consultancy contracts, and ensure the necessary contracts tracking systems to manage a large number of contracts and grants (i.e. consultancy firms, civil society organisations, vendors and other partners)
  • Based on the Client requirement and in accordance with the organisation’s policies and standards.

Role Specific Knowledge and Experience
The main essential knowledge and experience points that we are looking for you to evidence are:

  • Proficient in English, both spoken and written (essential)
  • Experience in contract preparation and management
  • Experience managing people
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function.
  • Graduate level education
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with an international organisation as a contract officer or in a similar role

Role Specific Skills:

  • Procurement and contracts management
  • Customer services
  • People management.

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of work in a Full Cost Recovery (FCR) project/client funded work environment
  • Knowledge of FCR contracts and contracting environment
  • Knowledge of contract law
  • Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context.

N6,154,368 per annum.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in country of application.
  • The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits

Application Deadline  11th April, 2022 (23:59 South Africa Time).

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