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Programme purchase to pay officer Wanted – Apply Here

Programme purchase to pay officer Wanted – Apply Here.

Date: 09-Sep-2021

Location: Abuja, Sub Saharan Africa, NG

Company: British Council

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. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
Programme Purchase-to-Pay Officers (X2
Role Purpose
We have two vacant position for two Programme Purchase-to-Pay Officers to provide accurate and timely administrative support to the British Council’s Justice, Conflict and Security (JCS) programme teams in the areas of Purchase Order management of consultants payments and reimbursements, and consultants invoices management including facilitating organisations.
Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:
  • Ensure that corporate procurement policy and external financial regulations are met in all aspect s of the role.
  • Check that the consultant invoices submitted by the technical teams comply with signed consultant contracts.
  • Purchase Order creation and Goods receipting of Consultants and Facilitating Organisations’ transactions. – ensure 100% accuracy of POs created; standardisation of relevant Goods Receipt Notes such as signed timesheets and invoices and completeness of necessary supporting documents relevant for Goods Receipting.
  • Follow up with the technical team on timely receipt of accurate consultants ‘original invoices.
  • Resolve discrepancies in invoices submitted and ensure sound communication with the technical teams and relevant consultants.
  • Support the year end accruals process for consultants and facilitating organisations by collating all required documents, in collaboration with the Technical/Finance Teams.
  • Support the year end accruals process for consultants and facilitating organisations by collating all required documents, in collaboration with the Technical/Finance Teams.
  • Follow up with the finance team where there are delays in consultant and facilitating organisations payments.
  • Gather data on feedbacks from consultants and facilitating organisations, technical teams and the finance team.
Role specific knowledge and experience:
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2-years administrative experience in procurement and/ or finance
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function
Further Information
Pay band: 4
Salary: N5,431,443 per annum
Contract type: Fixed Term- 9 months with possible extension
Alternative locations the role could be based: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: BSS
Essential Requirements–
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:
  • Basic IT skills including word and excel
Desirable requirements
  • Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context
Closing Date – 19 September 2021 applications will close 23:59 Nigeria Time
Additional InformationRole holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
Equality Statement
The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

If you have any problems with your application please email

Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.
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