Project Manager – Skills and Enterprise; Zambia

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
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Region: Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory: Zambia
Location: Lusaka
Department: Education & Society
Job Category: Project Management
Pay Band: Locally appointed Grade G

Vacancy Description

Pay band: 6/G (Locally engaged) / Post Duration: 3 years fixed term contract/ Eligibility: Pre-existing legal rights to live and work in Zambia / Location: Lusaka / Deadline for application: 25 March 2019 (23:59 GMT)

Role Purpose:

The role will be required to manage delivery, working with strategic partners in Zambia (currently Lenovo, the Social Enterprise Academy, KPMG and other corporate partners). All this will require working successfully with partners, clients and customers in the UK and Zambia in order to meet the British Councils strategic objectives in Sub-Saharan Africa. The post holder will be reporting directly to the Country Director, currently there are no direct line management responsibilities.

The Opportunity:

  • Working through strategic partners on Creative and Social Enterprises
  • Instrumental in the success of the expanded programme of work as it has the responsibility of delivering activity in Creative and Social Enterprise.

Role requirements:

The successful candidate in this role will be expected to have previous and proven experience of successful managing small to medium scale projects in and across Zambia or another country with a similar operating environment.

S/he will have previous experience with youth related projects.

We are looking for someone with:

  • University Degree or equivalent in a related field

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Closing date for applications is 25 March 2019 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Candidates who do not align their work experience and skills with the Role Profile and Guidance Notes will not be shortlisted.

About us:

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 UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in 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.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.

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