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Field Coordinator - Ette Ennaka, Colombia
Country / Territory
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
Pay Band H / Location: Bogota, Colombia / Contract: Project based contract (with possibility of renewal) / Salary: 2’959.000 COP plus benefits / Post holder must have the right to work in Colombia.
The Field Coordinator - Ette Ennaka will support Programme Technical Lead, Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (CH4IG), to deliver the pilot programme focusing on cultural heritage and indigenous communities in Colombia, with cultural relations activities and connections to the UK and Colombia which foster inclusion, economic growth and social welfare for Colombia’s indigenous groups and provide them with opportunities for their sustainable survival.  

The Post holder will assist the delivery of projects following Colombia’s CH4IG technical document to benefit the Ette Enaka communities through 4 main strategies focused on: Intangible cultural heritage; Creative Economy; Sustainable tourism and Stakeholders Management.

The Post holder will also assist the delivery of projects including logistics, financial and administrative support, to be undertaken in accordance with British Council values, Customer Service, EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) and Green standards.

You should have:
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with ethnic groups.
  • At least 2 years working with communities through a participatory approach.
  • Heritage sector knowledge, with Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
  • Active and up-to-date network in the Colombian heritage and environmental sector.
  • At least 2 years working with public sector.
  • University graduate in relevant fields of Social Science.
  • Ability to operate in English at Proficiency Level B2. 
  • Ability to operate in Spanish at a Proficiency Level C1.
As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background; therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose.

Because you will be joining an organisation that create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. 

Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (CH4IG) is a British Council´s pilot programme taking place in Colombia, Kenya and Vietnam. Cultural Heritage, both tangible and intangible, can cover many areas: from the built environment through to cultural traditions like craft, music, language and ancestral indigenous knowledge. Heritage has been proven to provide direct and indirect benefit to communities and individuals leading to social welfare and economic growth in tourism and job creation. It has a powerful role to play in shaping distinctive, vibrant and prosperous places that attract regeneration and development and improved quality of life. Heritage is crucial to helping people locate a sense of identity, improving community cohesion and citizenship. Furthermore, it can be used as a tool for education, improved skills and employability.

As one of most culturally diverse countries, Colombia has been spreading indigenous heritage as an exhibition window around the world, promoting cultural expressions like music, carnivals and festivals but also diverse craftworks and tourism. Nonetheless, indigenous welfare programs focused on protecting their intangible heritage are less common, and their economic and cultural sustainability at risk.

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If you are interested, please make sure to apply before the closing date: March 1st, 2020 at 23:59 UK time.

After reviewing applications, you can be shortlisted for an interview or not, in either case we will notify you.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. Thanks so much for your patience!    

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 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 has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process. 

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. In line with the British Council’s safeguarding policies, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks. 

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