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Director English for Education Systems (EES), Pakistan
South Asia
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Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Pay band 8 | Three years fixed term contract | Based in Lahore, Pakistan | A mobility package will be offered to candidates relocating to Pakistan
We are recruiting for a Director EES to define and implement the EES Pakistan strategy to pursue and deliver mainly large-scale, schools sector projects and programmes. In the role, you will be responsible for the quality assurance of programme design and implementation, directly leading a team of six people and working closely with the wider Schools and Education teams across Pakistan to ensure a joined-up approach.

What is the English for Education Systems (EES) Programme?
The EES mission is to widen the knowledge and use of the English language around the world, empowering people to access global opportunities and connections. In EES, we support governments and non-governmental actors seeking to improve the quality of English teaching, learning and assessment in their countries and contexts. We work across the education sector – in the primary, secondary, tertiary and informal sectors.

Your key responsibilities in the role will include:
  • Leadership and management of EES vision and strategy
  • Relationship and stakeholder management
  • Lead on EES thought leadership and profiling strategy and plans 
  • Lead on continuous quality improvement for the Pakistan Education/EES portfolio
To apply and be successful in the role, you will need experience of:
  • Managing teacher education for the pre-school, primary, secondary or tertiary levels
  • Managing teacher education projects for teachers, including online
  • Establishing QA systems and incorporating lessons learnt from M&E into Education/ EES programmes 
You will also need a:
  • Recognised TEFL qualification
  • Postgraduate degree in relevant subject or over 5 years as practitioner in relevant sector or technical expertise
If you are relocating to Pakistan:
If you are not currently based in the country the role is in the British Council provides a range of excellent benefits to assignees which include housing and comprehensive relocation support to the host location. In some locations a cost of living allowance and/or a hardship allowance is provided.

If you are interested in applying, 
please see the documents below for further information :

Role Profile

British Council Behaviours
British Council Core skills

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success. 

Closing date:
UK time: 23:59, 5 March 2020

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