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Atyrau Youth Development Initiative Project Manager
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Education & Society
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Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan// Contract duration: 2 years, with possibility of extension// Full time job// The post holder must have the right to live and work in Kazakhstan// Closing date for applications: 20 February 2020 at 23:59 UK time
Atyrau Youth Development Initiative Project Manager

Role Purpose:
To oversee the delivery of and act as contract manager for a STEM, Social Enterprise and Civic Development project in Atyrau, Western Kazakhstan, delivered in partnership with Chevron.

Main opportunities/challenges for this role: 
  • Acting as the main contact and liaison point between the British Council and Chevron for the project
  • Leading effective internal and external planning, procurement, reporting, financial and compliance processes and ensuring client requirements (internal or external client) are met and corporate and regional standards for programme management are achieved 
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders to coordinate and negotiate inputs to support programme delivery particularly at Regional and Country levels 
  • Ensuring effective processes are in place to monitor and evaluate the programme delivery on both a quantitative and qualitative level, demonstrating impact both for clients, UK partners, in-country partners and stakeholders and British Council 
  • Undertaking partnership/ business development work to attract other organisations to provide support for the project
  • Line managing the project team (four people based in Atyrau)
Details of the responsibilities and duties of the post, as well as the person specification, are indicated in the Role Profile (please see below): 

If you are interested and feel you are suitable for the role, please apply before 20 February 2020 at 23:59 UK time.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant grounds. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.  

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters– everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC 1989.