Deputy Director - Lebanon
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Business Development/Partnerships
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade E
Vacancy Description
Contract Duration: 2+1 years Location: Beirut, Lebanon Pay Band 8/E (Locally appointed) Salary: 6,349,933 LBP / transport allowance / medical insurance Closing date: 19 January 2019
Role Purpose

To support Lebanon’s objectives through leadership of the programmes’ and business operations’ teams to ensure effective compliance with British Council global standards and to ensure that our portfolio of programmes in arts, education, English and social development projects achieve the planned impact and deliver against income and surplus targets. 

Function Overview

We have been in Lebanon since 1946 and have 50 staff, including colleagues from our regional and Syria teams. Our activities are broad based, including a growing Exams business and a substantial portfolio of grant, partnership and externally funded programmes and projects across our English, Education, Arts and Society sectors.

In everything we do we are seeking to strengthen relationships between people and institutions in Lebanon and in the UK and to create opportunities for them through our programmes and services. We work with many UK and Lebanon partners to deliver our objectives, ranging from governments, NGOs, examinations boards, universities and school networks, arts organisations and the wider private sector. 

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 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. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

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Additional Information: 

  • Applicants from outside Lebanon will not be provided with relocation allowances.
  • If you are interested in this job, kindly submit your application by 19 January 2019
  • Interviews are scheduled to take place during the 1st/2nd week of February 2019

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, 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.