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British Council of Nigeria Graduate Internship Program 2023

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

The British Council is committed to supporting all staff to make sure their behavior is consistent with this commitment. We create a friendly environment for our staff and high incentive. 

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the British Council of Nigeria Graduate Internship Program 2023. See below.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The British Council in Nigeria works in three strategic business areas; Arts and Culture; English; Education. We are looking to recruit interns to join our Business Support Services (“BSS”) Unit which will provide general administrative support to the Country Director, the senior leadership team in Nigeria and the Company Secretary in Lagos.

The BSS unit provides products or services to frontline teams. Those products or services are in turn utilised to create deliverables for the external customer.

 The BSS unit focuses on:

  • Strategic decision making which involves other business units and BSS as a whole
  • Ensuring all logistics and administrative support are provided as at when required
  • Negotiating deliverables with the preferred suppliers and approved suppliers; and
  • Driving down costs and creating efficiencies across the business.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Country Director (“CD”) and the Company Secretary the intern duties will include:

  • Attending to selected high level visitors to the country directorate, providing advice and support to teams on processes and priorities.
  • Scheduling of meetings as will be directed by the CD and the Company Secretary
  • Managing of the Country Director’s calendars and ensuring meeting prioritisation.
  • Managing of correspondence on behalf of the CD and the Company Secretary to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Responding to emails and letters on requests for British Council engagement, sponsorship, partnerships, attendance at events and meetings
  • Organising internal meetings and workshops including logistics planning

Learning and development opportunities for the intern

  • General understanding of the work and mission of the British Council (and international, not-for-profit organisation) and how it contributes to the development of the Nigeria’s prosperity and stability
  • Insight and hands-on experience in administrative functions, contact management and stakeholder management in a formal setting
  • Becoming familiar with working in an International Organisation and in a multicultural environment
Qualifications and Requirements:

Essential: The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a recent graduate (graduated within the last 4 years) with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Be computer literate with proficiency in the use of MS Outlook, Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have good organisation, time management and scheduling skills
  • Be confident in communicating with senior stakeholders on behalf of the Country Director and senior team.

Desirable:

  • Proven work experience as an Administrative Officer, Administrator or similar role and ideally Executive Assistant experience

Management and Support for the role:

The intern will report to the Company Secretary based in Lagos. S/he will be expected to work closely with other members of the Nigeria Country Leadership Team (SLT).
 

Duration: 12 months (March 2023 – February 2023)

Remuneration and benefits:

  • The intern will be paid equivalent N130,000 per month
  • Health Insurance (HMO) will be provided for interns who are on 6 months or more
  • Group Life Insurance will be provided for all interns during throughout the duration of their internship.

Contract Type – Locally Engaged

Location – Lagos

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Facilities Intern Port Harcourt

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The British Council Nigeria is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work in three strategic business areas: Arts, English, Education and Society. 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 are looking to recruit a Business Support Service (BSS) Resource Intern based in Kano to join the BSS team. The BSS Unit delivers and supports the strategy and operations of the British Council through effective and efficient planning and Management of all support operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

With the support of the Facilities Manager the intern duties will include

Facilities Services and Premises Project Delivery:

  • Assist Facilities Team in-country to manage the Port-Harcourt facilities/estate effectively and efficiently as defined in the Regional and Country Delivery Plans enabling delivery of all key sectors of the British Council Programme.
  • Responsibility for the pro-active maintenance management of Port Harcourt office and compound undertaking daily checks on facilities and equipment to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintain the office and estate by ensuring security and optimum delivery of customer care services in Facilities Unit.
  • Responsible for day-to-day coordination of all facilities services and project activities for the Facilities team, ensuring relevant and necessary report to the Facilities Manager
  • Where appropriate, assists the Facilities with the coordination of other facilities and building improvement activities and liaise with relevant internal and external stakeholders and staff to ensure effective conclusion.

Logistics Management:

  • Provides logistic supports to visitors coming to Port-Harcourt.
  • Effective planning and management of vehicles and drivers to ensure optimum transport support for British Council operations.

IT Support:

  • Support with management of IT.

Management and Support for the role:

  • The intern will report to the Facilities Manager based in Port-Harcourt. S/he will be expected to work closely with other members of Staff, in Port-Harcourt and key internal stakeholders such as the Country Facilities team
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Maximum of 4 years post-NYSC in any field of study.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Have fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Be computer literate with proficiency in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have an interest in Facilities management

Desirable:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Duration: 12 months (March 2023 – February 2023)

Remuneration and benefits:

  • The intern will be paid equivalent N130,000 per month
  • Health Insurance (HMO) will be provided for interns who are on 6 months or more
  • Group Life Insurance will be provided for all interns during throughout the duration of their internship.

Contract Type – Locally Engaged

Location – Port Harcourt

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Facilities Intern Kano

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The British Council Nigeria is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work in three strategic business areas: Arts, English, Education and Society. 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 are looking to recruit a Business Support Service (BSS) Resource Intern based in Kano to join the BSS team. The BSS Unit delivers and supports the strategy and operations of the British Council through effective and efficient planning and Management of all support operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

With the support of the Facilities Manager the intern duties will include

Facilities Services and Premises Project Delivery:

  • Assist Facilities Team in-country to manage the Port-Harcourt facilities/estate effectively and efficiently as defined in the Regional and Country Delivery Plans enabling delivery of all key sectors of the British Council Programme.
  • Responsibility for the pro-active maintenance management of Port Harcourt office and compound undertaking daily checks on facilities and equipment to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintain the office and estate by ensuring security and optimum delivery of customer care services in Facilities Unit.
  • Responsible for day-to-day coordination of all facilities services and project activities for the Facilities team, ensuring relevant and necessary report to the Facilities Manager
  • Where appropriate, assists the Facilities with the coordination of other facilities and building improvement activities and liaise with relevant internal and external stakeholders and staff to ensure effective conclusion.

Logistics Management:

  • Provides logistic supports to visitors coming to Port-Harcourt.
  • Effective planning and management of vehicles and drivers to ensure optimum transport support for British Council operations.

IT Support:

  • Support with management of IT.

Management and Support for the role:

  • The intern will report to the Facilities Manager for Abuja, and Kano. S/he will be expected to work closely with other members of staff.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Essential: The ideal candidate should:

  • Maximum of 4 years post-NYSC in any field of study.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Have fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Be computer literate with proficiency in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have an interest in Facilities management

Desirable:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Duration: 12 months (March 2023 – February 2023)

Remuneration and benefits:

  • The intern will be paid equivalent N130,000 per month
  • Health Insurance (HMO) will be provided for interns who are on 6 months or more
  • Group Life Insurance will be provided for all interns during throughout the duration of their internship.

Contract Type – Locally Engaged

Location – Kano

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by clicking on the BUTTONS below.

Note: 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.

Deadline: December 31, 2022

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