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[Job Vacancy] Information Records and Data Manager at the British Council

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. 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 work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Information Records & Data Manager, Nigeria

Location: Abuja or Lagos, NigeriaContract Type: Indefinite ContractPay Band: 6

Role Purpose

The Information Records & Data Manager will act in a dual role to support the British Council’s regulatory compliance and reputation by providing professional and business assurance particularly in the fields of:

Data Protection and Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR)
Records Management
Information Security & Governance
Knowledge Management

Main Accountabilities

Increasingly, as we engage with larger audience numbers and develop income-generating partnerships with partner organizations, we generate and handle larger amounts of data and information on our customers, our products, employees, and our partners.
We need to ensure the protection of data, and minimize the risk associated with managing and holding information, while at the same time becoming more effective at utilizing and sharing it. The priorities of this post are to:

Sustain standards, guidelines, and procedures aligned with good national and international practice and legislation to support efficiency and compliance within the business
Establish a robust governance structure for managing information risks and increase awareness about the risks we face, through briefings, trainings, and guidance
Increase the leverage of the British Council’s information assets for business use
Continue the work needed to achieve the required Country Information Assurance Maturity Model (CIAMM) framework maturity levels in Nigeria and ensure that measures to develop Information Governance & Security (IG&S) are embedded in the business.

The role will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the agreed practices within Nigeria and collaborating with the Central Information Governance and Risk Management team, Group Data Protection Officer, and other Information Management Focal Points across Sub Sahara Africa.
Acts as an intermediary between relevant stakeholders (e.g. supervisory authorities, data subjects, and business units within the organization).

Data Protection:

Ensure adherence to the GDPR and NDPR (the “Regulations”), relevant data privacy instruments, and data protection directives of the British Council
Provide advice where requested as regards the data protection audits/impact assessment and monitor its performance
Report to the Group Data Protection Officer on activities that impact the British Council’s compliance with the NDPR, GDPR, and global data protection policies.;

Records Management:

Ensure records retention and disposal policy are applied in a way consistent with corporate policy
Ensure security classifications are applied in a way consistent with corporate policy
Maintain and control the development of a records classification plan
Develop and implement a business recovery plan and support regional Information and M&E Advisor in developing a regional plan, working with relevant regional / country staff
Support implementation of specific projects and related activities which support strategy development in areas of sensitivity and stringent regulation.
Support teams in the setup of project information management plans and retention schedules
Support Regional Information & M&E Advisor to develop and maintain close working relationships with the regional network of focal points

Information Security and Governance:

Ensure that security measures to protect personal data (for access, transfer, storage, and disposal) are in place
Ensure that appropriate mechanisms are in place to control access to information
Ensure that processes are in place to enable timely responses to requests from others for access to information
Contribute to the implementation of projects in the field of information law by conducting research and providing ideas and guidance to the Nigeria team
Support implementation of specific projects and related activities which support strategies for information risk aligned to business needs including the Tax & Status business case for Nigeria
Ensure that Information Asset Owners and Information Asset Managers are kept professionally updated and informed and that development opportunities are offered to them as appropriate.
Monitor data-sharing agreements with other organizations and work with colleagues to ensure adequate information assurance in the supply chain
Keep up to date on Intellectual Property issues and policies relevant to the business

Knowledge Management:

Provide consultancy support to the Nigeria team in embedding global knowledge-sharing practices (tools & techniques), facilitating the process of using them in particular to ensure effective records management and information governance
Support the Nigeria team in maintaining their SharePoint sites
Support the Nigeria Executive Team to develop a Knowledge Management Strategy for the operation
Keep up to date with relevant Knowledge Management initiatives in partner organizations and project teams.

Training, Awareness, and Audit:

Support learning and development, conducting training/workshops to develop relevant behaviors and skills in managers and teams to manage their business information effectively
Work closely with teams to develop appropriate training and/or briefing for partners and consultants in relevant areas of Information Governance and Knowledge Management
Conduct agreed on pre-audit checks and full audits across the operation and report findings to the Nigeria Executive Team
Keep updated on technology developments that impact the business e.g. CRM.

Personal and Professional Development and Cross-Team Working:

Keep updated professionally in the IKM specialist and related areas
Keep updated on relevant Nigerian and UK law
Enhance the British Council’s reputation by communicating relevant developments to British Council teams (UK, regional and country-based) and to external partners, as appropriate.
Take an active role in IKM networking events in Nigeria and the wider Region if called upon
Develop and maintain connections with the information community within the British Council

Role-specific Knowledge and ExperienceEssential requirements:

Degree in any area of Information Science, preferably Information and/or Records Management
Minimum of 5 years of advisory-level experience in data protection, records management, knowledge management and freedom of information policy work.

Additional Information:

The post holder will be expected to travel within Nigeria and regionally. As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.
Language requirements: Strong written and oral English communication skills.
The role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

Remuneration/salaryNGN 10,989,828.00 per annum.


How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 28th February, 2023 at 23:59 East Africa Time