Senior Communications Manager - Teaching for Success Tunisia
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Contract Duration: 2 years (renewable) Location: Tunis, Tunisia Pay Band 7/F (Locally appointed) Salary: 3497 TND Gross + benefits / medical insurance / annual leave Closing date: 17 August 2019
Role Purpose

The role will be responsible for leading the implementation of a two-year communication strategy for the Teaching for Success, Tunisia programme. They will need to have the capability to interpret and deliver the strategy in collaboration with the British Council’s country, regional and global communication teams. They will be responsible for internal and change communications; external communications planning and delivery, including media, PR, events and stakeholder communications. 

They will work closely with internal and external key stakeholders (including the programme’s donor partner: FCO/British Embassy), implement strategies that strengthen and integrate communication initiatives to continue to engage current audiences, identify and attract new ones and create greater awareness of the British Council and the programme’s funder: FCO.

This is an important role that will suit an experienced communications professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, proven strategic thinking capability, the ability to make things happen, as well as specific project management experience.

They will have a good understanding of emerging technology and its role in modern communication techniques. They will be assertive, driven, and accountable. The post holder will be enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, be innovative and creative, and have a strong outcome focus and commitment to a high level of professionalism. They can maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion. 

Function Overview

Communications at the British Council is a strategic function which drives awareness, understanding and engagement with us across our diverse audiences. We use insight, knowledge and analysis of our market and our customers to engage them with the British Council’s international cultural relations mission, our products and services in the most impactful and effective way. We lead the development of our brand and use our expertise to tell inspiring stories to enhance our global reputation, build lifelong relationships, engage our staff and prove the impact of what we do.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Communications Directorate plays an essential role in helping us to make a positive contribution to the UK and the communities where we work - 17 dynamic and diverse countries in MENA. The Directorate is driving an approach to communications excellence through an integrated team of communication professionals that include specialists working in communications, insights and analysis, marketing performance and digital communications. The work is varied, challenging and rewarding, and supports a portfolio of work in English language teaching services, examinations and professional qualifications, education programmes, and arts and society initiatives. 

To join this high functioning team, we are looking for candidates who are adaptive and innovative. Prepared to think differently, drive value and demonstrate high levels of expertise and professionalism. They will be dedicated to growing the impact and reputation of the British Council and the FCO in Tunisia, supporting the requirements of the programme’s varied target audiences.

For more information about the job requirements, British Council core skills and behaviours, kindly refer to the documents attached below;

Role Profile
British Council Core Skills
British Council Behaviours

If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 17 August 2019

About Us

Teaching for Success, Tunisia  
Teaching for Success, Tunisia is a three-year project (2018-20) that aims to reduce the skills gaps by addressing the key areas of: English, core skills, and teaching methodology. 

In Tunisia, twenty-five percent (25%) of companies report having vacancies that they cannot fill due to a lack of candidates with the right skills. Part of the cause of this high youth unemployment is a skills deficit amongst young Tunisians entering the job market.
The programme intervenes at both the practitioner (teacher) and institutional (Ministry of Education - MoE) levels to deliver three outcomes: 

1. Stronger teaching & learning of English and core skills, 
2. Reduced gender and regional disparities in education, and 
3. Increased institutional capacity of the MOE. 

The impact sought is a more successful transition from education to employment for young Tunisians, which contributes to the vision of enhanced employability leading to greater prosperity, which - in turn – can contribute to increased stability and security in Tunisia. 

The project is funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) – building on the UK government’s National Security Council (NSC) strategy for the region - and managed by the British Council. 

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.

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.

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.