Thursday, May 22, 2008

British Council and the World Bank Vacancy

Positions available:

•Lead Facilitator – 3 positions (Kano, Lagos, and Abuja)

•Assistant Facilitator – 4 positions (Kano, Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt)

Duties and qualifications:

1. Lead Facilitator

The Lead Facilitator is part of the On Site Team and is responsible for all learning and training of the course participants. He or she will work in close cooperation with the Assistant Facilitator, Resource Persons and the British Council/World Bank Team to deliver and facilitate the on-site and on-line training. The Lead Facilitators will also coordinate the other members of the Nigerian Team for logistical issues and will communicate with them on a regular basis to exchange project experiences, challenges and solutions.


•Contribute to training design to integrate local issues and concerns into training

•Conduct and facilitate workshops, including greeting participants; introducing resource persons; organizing and facilitating breakout sessions; lead activities; answer questions. Must be on location for entire training

•Facilitate on-line discussions and assignments/projects

•Liaise with Assistant Facilitator for logistical issues

•Ensure adherence to the training schedule

•Be the “eyes and ears” of the British Council/World Bank Team, ensuring that potential difficulties or opportunities are addressed at earliest possible moment

•Ensure that questions raised are addressed to the proper Resource Persons

•Provide regular updates on remote site learning issues and group morale

•Conduct, tabulate and summarize site evaluations, pre-, post- and during training.

•Provide reports.


•Experience in facilitating interactive and participatory face-to-face and distance learning workshops for youth

•Be comfortable with working in a variety of training modes, including face-to-face, videoconference and on-line

•Be familiar with sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly with respect to local issues

•Be familiar with local youth issues, particularly with respect to development, the MDGs and relationships within the youth sector

2. Assistant Facilitator

The Assistant Facilitator is part of the On Site Team, and is responsible for all logistics and administrative support necessary for a successful learning event. He or she is assigned to work in close cooperation with the Lead Facilitators, the Resource Persons, and the British Council/World Bank Team. The Assistant Facilitators will also coordinate with other members of the Nigerian Team for logistical issues and communicate with them on a regular basis to exchange project experiences, challenges and solutions.


•Help to identify and hire local Resource Persons

•Liaise with the Ministry of Youth, Lead Facilitators, local youth organisations, Local British Council and World Bank offices.

•Prepare the workshop delivery facilities to include classrooms and facilities as well as food and lodging for participants as needed

•Coordinate for on-site registration

•Administer training budget

•Maintain attendance/activity records

•Coordinate the receipt and distribution of training materials throughout the full duration of training, as well as pre- and post-training periods.

•Be on-site during the workshop to handle any logistical issues that may arise

•Assist participants with resolving logistical issues during implementation period of project

•Provide complete and timely information regarding the progress of logistical arrangements


•Experience in administering workshops and distance learning events, including managing budgets and organising all logistical aspects

•Be familiar with operations of, and have working relationships with, youth organizations and the local Ministry of Youth.

To Apply

Please send your letter of application along with Curriculum Vitae, two references who can attest to the quality of your work, and copies of certificates or credentials which would support your application to the British Council office in the relevant state:

Plot 3645, IBB Way, Maitama,
P.M.B. 550, Garki, Abuja.

10 Emir’s Place Road,
PMB 3003, Kano.

20 Thompson Avenue,
Ikoyi, Lagos.

Port Harcourt
Plot 300, Olu Obasanjo Way,
GRA II, Port Harcourt

These are 10-month positions, requiring full-time commitment during the delivery of the workshops, and part-time commitment during the on-line and roll-out periods.

These are local hire positions, and salary will be in accordance with a fixed salary scale.

Preference will be given to applicants who are currently affiliated with a registered youth organization. Past DTA participants are encouraged to apply. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: Friday 6 June 2008

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant grounds. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria “


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