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Contract Finance Partner, Qatar
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract Duration: 12 Months Location: Qatar Local grade: 7 / Full time (locally appointed) Benefits: Visa / Medical Insurance / Annual Airfare Closing Date: 22 February 2020 Start date of position: As soon as possible

The purpose of the Contracts Finance Partner is to oversee and manage the financial systems, processes and budget of donor funded programmes in the Region. This includes effective management of financial risk, compliance, planning, grants provision mechanisms, management reporting and financial analysis for specific programmes. 

S/he will ensure that finance-related activities within the programmes are established and delivered to the required standards of the financial control framework to enable successful delivery of the project and meet British Council and Donor standards, requirements, audit and reporting needs.

S/he act as the main point of contact for the project, Country and MENA Regional Teams for all queries relating to the project finances, planning and forecasting and commercial information.

S/he will work with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the programme

is managed in a way that maximises:

  • value for money
  • donor satisfaction
  • compliance with British Council internal policy
  • compliance with the donor contract requirements
  • contribution to cultural relations impact.
  • promote transparency and integrity in dealings with stakeholders and advocating best practice at all times

Role Profile, British Council Behaviours and British Council Core Skills Dictionary are enclosed for reference:


Local Restrictions on Employment

1. Post holder must be eligible to work in the Qatar

2. Successful candidate will be required to provide a police clearance certificate. 

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We work in over 100 countries, connecting millions of people with the United Kingdom through programmes and services in the English language, the Arts, Education and 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.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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.