British Council Jobs – Regional Co-ordinator, Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP)

Organisation: British
Duty Station: Kampala,
About BC:
The British Council is the UK’s
international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural
relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and
other countries and build trust between them worldwide. British Council Uganda
is based in Kampala and offers a full range of programmes including
examinations, project management on behalf of other donors, and its own grant
funded projects. British Council has operated in Uganda since 1952 and its aim
is to build cultural and educational relations between Uganda and the UK. 
Job Summary: The Regional
Co-ordinator, Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) will support
two programmes in the SSA Higher Education portfolio; the Commonwealth
Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) and the British Council Uganda Higher
Education grant programme. The incumbent will ensure the consistent delivery of
services to support the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP).
These services will include both pre-departure services as well as services to
support post-award alumni and monitoring and evaluation. This involves
managing/coordinating support in Commonwealth countries where we have British
Council offices and are deemed to be High Priority and also facilitating
support where we do not have an office in country. This post is one of 3
Regional Managers.  The incumbent will manage
effectively the British Council Uganda Higher Education grant programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Regional Management        
  • Provide
    leadership and direction to country teams to ensure high performance and
    appropriate standards of customer service are delivered to scholars and
  • To
    ensure that new staff in their countries are aware of their responsibilities
    and understand their roles.        
  • To
    provide regional coordination of pre award and alumni activity.       
  • To
    ensure that the Project is aligned to regional strategy to achieve
    cultural relations impact for the BC and CSC.       
  • To
    ensure proper risk management of the Project in their region and in
    coordination with other regions working with UK colleagues. This
    especially involves financial and reputational risk.       
  • To
    ensure that communication channels are clear and understood in terms of
    how  regional colleagues work with
    BC UK and with ACU and individual scholars/alumni.       
  • To
    manage the reporting process regionally in terms of impact and M+E
  • To
    ensure best practice and consistently high standards of delivery are done
    on a region wide basis.  
Specific Regional/Country
  • Work
    closely with the country staff on a regular basis (at least fortnightly)
    and to receive written country reports on a regular basis to a format
    agreed with BC UK.       
  • To
    deliver the regional work plan in relation to alumni work, for example
    mapping, tracking and monitoring of alumni.
  • To
    ensure that country budgets are managed and reported on appropriately
    through use of BC SAP system.        
  • To
    be aware of staff days planning on SAP and to monitor and report actual
    days worked by ensuring that time logging data is fed back to the UK on a
    monthly basis.       
  • To
    lead on any regional/country wide monitoring and evaluation activities
  • To
    represent and promote British Council and CSFP at any
    scholarship/HE/Country events as appropriate or through the media or
  • To
    ensure that BC can show maximum impact of the project in priority
  • To
    trouble shoot any issues arising in particular countries or
  • To
    coordinate with Kenya office HE contact on the design, implementation and
    monitoring of HE grant programme.
  • To
    engage with Higher Education sector in Uganda and manage key
  • Effective
    line management of CSFP project officer 
    in line with corporate standards including performance management.
Reporting and Working With the
  • To
    provide a short written report covering countries within the region to the
    UK Product Delivery Manager on a monthly basis.        
  • To
    work with the UK team to develop and deliver an alumni work plan and
    communications plan.        
  • To
    work with UK colleagues to develop a quarterly newsletter/e bulletin on
    alumni activity in region.        
  • To
    ensure that he/she has a secure knowledge of Huddle/data sharing and to
    work with UK colleagues to establish and maintain a secure information
  • To
    work closely with the UK team to ensure that country staff and running
    costs budgets are maintained and monitored. From time to time as required
    to work with the ACU and CSC

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the British Council Regional Co-ordinator, Commonwealth
    Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) job placement should possess a
    first degree or equivalent (substantial work experience in a related field
    may be considered in lieu of a first degree)
  • Knowledge
    of Higher Education sector in Uganda
  • Possession
    of a Masters in any field is desirable
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who so desire to join the British Council in the aforementioned
capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please
further review job requirements and if competent, proceed with the online
Deadline: 3rd May 2018
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