Project Coordinator - Scottish Scheme
British Council
5d ago

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.

Location : Islamabad

Duration : 1 Year Fixed Term Contract, Extendable

Department : Education

Closing Date : Application will close by 28 September 2021, 23 : 59 PST Time

Role Purpose :

To provide support to the team with the delivery of the Scotland Pakistan Scholarship Scheme for Young Women and Girls project.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the delivery of the project activities with stakeholders in Pakistan, this involves and is not limited to administrative, procurement, working on tender documents, contract management, managing finance, Monitoring & Evaluation of the project activities, reporting on British Council agreed platforms and coordination with key delivery partners and project funder Government of Scotland.

Challenges and Oppurtunities :


Ensuring that, Scotland Pakistan Scholarship Scheme for Young Women and Girls is implemented effectively

Liaising with partner organisations to ensure that British Council delivery is in line with their expectations

Working on large scale Scholarship project across Pakistan.

Working with Universities and Implementing partners in Pakistan

Gaining expertise for Scholarship management.


Making decisions and acting quickly to get things done

Managing different stakeholders, both internal and external

Main Accountabilities :

Co-ordinate the delivery of specified project activities and undertake specified technical / support tasks (e.g. manage events, communications, contacts, networks, logistics, external suppliers, meetings) to meet agreed targets

Support relationship management of key contacts for project and programmes

Provide support in financial accounting of the project on a regular basis

M&E - developing instruments, overseeing their deployment, overseeing the collection, collation and storage of M&E data, contributing to the interpretation and presentation of results, in line with M&E plans

Interpret and follow British Council project procedures (project, financial and risk reporting) to ensure compliance with all systems and standards

Role Requirements

Must have the right to work in Pakistan

1+ years’ experience in administrative support

Ability to communicate in English and Urdu

Essential Core Skills for the Role :

Managing Projects (L2)

Examines project data and performance, reporting on progress and recommending corrective action as needed.

Communicating and influencing (L2)

Relates communications to circumstances. Displays good listening, writing and speaking skills, setting out logical arguments clearly and adapting language and form of communication to meet the needs of different people / audiences.

Planning and organising (L2)

Plans ahead. Organises own work over weeks and months, or plans ahead for others, taking account of priorities and the impact on other people.

Using Technology (L2)

Operates as an advanced user Works as an advanced practitioner in the use of office software and / or British Council standard and social media platforms and trains or coaches others in their use.

Managing Finance and resources (L2)

Uses financial systems and processes

Uses corporate financial systems and processes appropriately as part of the job and on behalf of a team.

Desirable Skills

Analysing Data and Problems (L2)

Uses data : Reviews available data and identifies cause and effect, and then chooses the best solution from a range of known alternatives.

Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on behaviour. Knowledge and understanding of child transitions.

Knowledge and understanding of legislation and ethics surrounding confidentiality and security of information.

Business Development (L1)

Reviews data Applies a range of standard analytical techniques to support business development e.g. pricing tools, revenue tracking, monitoring sales prospects, audience figures or profit margin.

Analysing data and problems (L2)

Uses data. Reviews available data and identifies cause and effect, and then chooses the best solution from a range of known alternatives.

Our Values and Behaviours

British council values and behaviours are applicable across our organisation, in all roles and at all levels. They are important because they say what we stand for at the British Council and help us to deliver our strategy.

We use them to guide our decision making, as well as guiding how we treat one another and the people we work with. These will be assessed in the selection process. Our values are :

Open and Committed; Expert and Inclusive; Optimistic and Bold.

The behaviours for each values pair can be found on our for internal staff and at our Careers portal for external applicants.

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do.

We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.

All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status.

We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

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.

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