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Key Expert - Communication and Advocacy
South Asia
Country / Territory
Sri Lanka
Education & Society
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade E
Vacancy Description
2 years (renewable for up to 2 additional years) fixed term contract/Sri Lankan citizen or in possession of a valid work visa to work in Sri Lanka/Under our Child Protection agenda, the post-holder is required to obtain a Police Report prior to appointment, clearances on three reference checks, three forms of identification and original qualifications.

The British Council is recruiting for a Key Expert: Communications and Advocacy to act as the communications lead for the design and delivery of the project’s communications and visibility strategy, working across all Result Areas and in close coordination with the Senior Management Team.  

The Project Overview

Supporting Effective Dispute Resolution (SEDR) is a four-year project due to be implemented by the British Council. The aim of the project is to strengthen dialogue between the people and the state, with a focus on contributing to the resolution and upstream prevention of local disputes. 

In the role, key responsibilities will include:
·Project Communication and Visibility - Designs and implements a multi-faceted strategic approach to project communications across result areas.
·Advocacy - Applies knowledge and sector expertise to advise, change, transform and deliver results under result areas 4, supporting the Team Leader in national advocacy activities. 
·People Management - Effectively line manages the Communications officer.

To apply and be effective in the role, you will need experience of:

·Managing communications for international development

·Creating communications, campaign development and management, delivered offline and online for different audiences and across multiple platforms

·Coordinating and working with a range of stakeholders

·Managing social media campaigns

·Ability to work under pressure and in complex environments.


We are looking for a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.


Refer to the role profile below for further details.
·Start date: Sunday 09 February 2020
·Closing date: Wednesday 26 February 2020
·Role profile

·British Council Behaviours
·British Council Core Skills

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and child protection. We welcome 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. 

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.