Assistant Programme Manager (LDC-MLE Conference), Thailand (THA-AES-0011)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
Thailand
Location
Bangkok
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Contract: Fixed-term until Oct 2019 (fixed term) | Location: Bangkok | Salary: Pay band 4/H (from THB 32,105 per month) | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 08 May 2019 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Assistant Programme Manager (LDC-MLE Conference), Thailand (THA-AES-0011)

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

The British Council is hosting the Language and Development Conference on behalf of the LDC Trustee with UNESCO as another leading partner in terms of funding the conference. UNICEF, Save the Children and SIL will also be involved in the conference.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

You will be supporting the Senior Programme Manager to deliver the Language and Development Conference (LDC) for pre and post conference events on behalf of the Language and Development Trustees and in partnership with UNESCO. You will manage the overall logistics and administrations of the conference while maintaining an agreed budget and timeframe while maintaining an agreed standard. You will be working with external and internal partners in a way that will maintain and strengthen the position of the Language and Development Conference as one of the world’s leading conferences of its type.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

These different stakeholders have different expectations and priorities and it will be critical to negotiate with a range of high-level stakeholders to persuade them to buy into common expectations and comply with agreed contracting arrangements. The two conferences have progressed different approaches to programming – a key challenge will involve bringing the two approaches to programming together, promoting best practice, changing and improving working practices and ensuring improved results and high-quality outcomes. Making a key contribution to regional strategy around language and development issues in the context of the East Asia region will require a strong and strategic approach to communications strategy and plan.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for someone who possess a tertiary education qualification with at least three years of demonstrable experience in an administrative role. You will need to have knowledge of events management and delivery. Fluency in both English and Thai is essential.

 

NEXT STEPS

For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours

 

This is an interesting, absorbing role where you can work to support us building awareness of the British Council in delivering to the needs of our customers.

 

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

 

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

 

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 try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

 

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.

 

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.