British Council Jobs – Head Partnership & Projects

About British Council:
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build engagement and trust between people of different cultures through the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Our approach to cultural relations harnesses the power of education, the arts and creativity, sport, science, English and governance to build relationships of mutual benefit worldwide and to address global issues.
Job Summary: To develop partnerships and strategic alliances with the private and public sectors; and to contribute and to engage with large-scale product development and delivery so that agreed engagement and funding targets are met. To build and maintain relationships to ensure influence with partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         To increase funding (through the books and in kind) from a range of partners in line with British Council Uganda’s strategic plan.
·         To identify new opportunities and manage a pursuit list for new project partnerships and external funding sources for Uganda
·         To ensure that appropriate budget planning, forecast and monitoring is in place and exceptions for plans are reported in accordance with financial policies and procedures
·         Contribute to external environment risk analysis and management by monitoring external (political, legal and economic) and internal (corporate standards and procedures) environments; and analyse changes and developments; recommending appropriate course of action in response to environmental changes; in accordance with British Council’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
·         To build a high performance project team in line with British Council procedures, standards and values and, in accordance with Essential HR and Equality &diversity policies.
·         Serve as member of country senior management team (SMT), country programme team and other teams as appropriate.
·         To ensure all projects are monitored in accordance with corporate guidelines and that the outcomes are communicated within the market and position British Council projects and Brand amongst stakeholders.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Experience of working with donors on large scale development projects; or of working with multinational company on business development.
·         Strong team player, self-starter and ability to be an active member of the senior management team
·         Ability to work well with limited supervision and with limited resources
Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to communicate to both internal and external audiences with the ability to establish and manage trusted relationships with key stakeholders
·         First degree in a related discipline
·         Strong project management background and expertise .
Behaviors: Creating Shared Purpose, Being Accountable, Making It Happen, Shaping the Future
How to apply:
The full role profile, an application form, a definition guide for the behaviours and Generic Skills Dictionary can be found on our website . Completed application forms should be submitted via email to with subject “Application for the job of Head Partnerships &Projects” or “Head Finance &Resources” by 04:00 PM on Friday 1 March 2013. Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
The British Council is also committed to a Child Protection Policy; applications will be considered only for candidates
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