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.
Overview The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We make a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with changing lives by creating opportunities, buildingconnections,and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, Englishlanguage,andeducation. 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 Role purpose Leads the successful delivery of a range of education projects from start to finish including managing the contract or project plan, managing client or internal stakeholders, successfully achieving reporting and meeting compliance standards.
Or works within a larger programme or multi country programme on a particular component. These can be funded by British Council or by another client or funding mechanism.
Role Context This role sits within the Cultural Engagement (CE) Strategic Business Unit (SBU). CE brings together our portfolio of work in arts, education, English, and research.
Our portfolio is delivered through a set of globally led programmes that locates our work and impact within our strategic framework.
These programmes deliver our key performance indicators and impact ambitions. All programme management roles deliver activities and projects within this global programme and strategic framework.
Our programmes are funded by the British Council’s grant in aid, through partnerships and external clients. The British Council has a contextualised programme and project management framework with clear standards and procedures for programme management set out by the CE Centre of Excellence.
This framework is in line with, FCDOOperatingFramework andthe Association for Project Management Body of Knowledge. Main accountabilities Relationship & Stakeholder management Has relationships with delivery partners and stakeholders within country and is able to procure services and contract delivery partners.
Holds suppliers to account for delivering against contract. Build strong internal relationships and networks Commercial and Financial Management Ensure sound financial planning, working closely with finance teams to ensure British Council and client financial year plans are up to date.
Ensure accurate and timely monthly (re)forecasting is in place, by running regular reports in the SAP system on actuals, monitoring outstanding purchase orders, reviewing commitments, analysing and commenting on reasons for variances to plan and recommending corrective actions.
Project Management Contributes to development of, owns and delivers on Project Management Plan Identifies risks in a project or programme and puts together mitigation strategies with SRO Responsible for internal and client, procurement, contracting, compliance and reporting pm Business Development Supports the identification and development of professional networks, relationships and partnerships to increase the British Council’s impact and reputation.
Ensures high quality and accurate pipeline data for country / pillar. Role specific knowledge and experience Minimum / essential Experience of managing projects from start to finish and familiarity with project life-cycles.
Understanding of procurement, evaluation and reporting requirements of projects. Proven experience of managing project finances.
Experience of managing stakeholders Project management qualification desirable. More than 2 years working in project or programme management.
Experience of using technology n project delivery. Good understanding and experience of supporting monitoring and evaluation.
Education, Certification and Professional Qualifications Essential Undergraduate degree / University degree Desirable Foundation level Project Management certificate Language Requirements C1 English Role specific knowledge and experience Experience of business development with major donors and clients / partners Knowledge of the international development agenda and experience of successfully incorporating this into business plans Experience of operating successfully in a complex, multi-cultural context Experience in leading continual improvement and raising standards around business development Experience of gathering evidence to demonstrate track and ability for new opportunities and / or new donors / partners Ability to bring ideas and insight which informs more effective ways of working Experience of leading pursuit and proposal development Knowledge of good practice in one or more of these areas pipeline identification, bid writing and / or costing, contract management, programme / project management Further Information Pay Band Pay Band 6 Contract Type IDC Location Pakistan1 post in Lahore and 2 post in Karachi Requirements- Role could require some domestic and international travel as required by the programme and some out of hours and evening work responding to or driven by programme / portfolio needs 2-3 years of post-qualification experience in education sector for programme design and delivery Closing Date 05th Aug 2022 (23 : 59 UK Time) Interviews Will commence in the week of 15th Aug 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 iscommitted to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with. We believe that all children an