We are looking for a Research Assistant to provide executive administrative and logistical support to the British Council Nigeria Research Committee which sets the strategic direction for research projects in line with corporate, regional and country priorities as outlined in the Corporate Plan, Regional Strategy and Country Strategy and Plan.

The primary purpose of the role is to deliver tasks generated by the activities of the Research Committee in their governance of the research function, guidance to delivery teams and consultants and quality assurance and reviews of research outputs.

This role will report to the Director, Programmes on a Day-to-Day basis and be accountable to the Research Committee.

The assignment is expected to start by September 2019 and end August 2020.


  • The Research Assistant will have a minimum of an advanced degree in one of the British Council focus areas: arts / creative industries, Education or Society (social justice, civil society, governance etc)
  • Experience managing applied research projects in a formal context and will need to show evidence of experience of managing at least two research projects outside their academic research
  • Be available to work out of British Council offices in Abuja or Lagos for a minimum of 20 days a month, from September 2019 until August 2020.


To apply, please send, in a pdf attachment, saved with your name.

Completion of the Expression of Interest showing how your skills, knowledge and experience, match the ToR. This will include links to previous research projects you have participated in.

Kindly send with the mail title “Expression of Interest – Research Assistant” to below:

tempapplication@ng.britishcouncil.org by 11.59 GMT +1 on 09 August 2019

Please download the terms of reference and expression of interest form in the downloads section below.