British Council Recruitment for Administration and Finance Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

The British Council is currently recruiting to fill the position of an Administration and Finance Manager for the EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme. This position works directly to assist the Programme Manager in its functions. The position is fixed term contract with a Pay band of 6 ending April 2022 and is located in Nigeria, Senegal or Ghana, Sub Saharan Africa.

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.

Refer Also to: British Council Recruitment for Programme Manager (EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme)

British Council Recruitment for Administration and Finance Manager | ROLE PURPOSE

  • This post will support the Programme Manager with administrative and financial management functions of the EU ECOWAS (European Union Economic Community of West African States) Scholarship Programme.
  • The role holder will support the coordination and delivery of the key elements and activities of the programme across all the countries where the scholarship is based. Responsibilities will also include providing support to the Programme Manager on the recruitment, selection, placement and management of candidates and support to the delivery teams in programme host locations across West Africa and HQ.

Job Requirements


  • Fluent level of spoken and written English – level B2
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years programme management and delivery experience, at least one of which should be related to Higher Education programming
  • Experience organising and managing events
  • Experience writing financial reports or internal and external reporting
  • Demonstrated experience managing relationships with external clients, partners and stakeholders
  • Proficiency in using financial management software SAP


  • Experience working on a donor funded contract e.g. World Bank, European Union etc.
  • Experience of working in the area of scholarships management/ administration
  • Accounting qualification

Role Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector, structure, systems and discourse
  • Working knowledge and understanding of local and international scholarships models and delivery processes

Additional Information:

  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria.
  • Successful candidate will be based in their current location.


Naira 8,106,740 per annum (Nigeria), XOF 13,936,244 per annum (Senegal), GHS 72,660 per annum (Ghana).

Application Procedures

How to Apply: If you are interested and meet the job requirements for the British Council Administration and Finance Manager job position for the EU – ECOWAS Scholarship Programme: Click here to apply online.

Application Deadline: 7th February, 2021.

Also See: British Council Future Leaders Connect Programme 2021 (Fully Funded)

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