Contracts Finance Partner
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Job Category
Business Development/Partnerships
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Location: Algiers, Algeria • Contract type: Full time / Fixed term 2 years with a break out clause at 31 March 2020 • Pay band: G/6 • Closing date and time: 20 August 2019 (23.59 GMT+1).


Role purpose

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


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.

Suitable candidates should have:

Minimum/essential requirements:

      -  English at Proficiency Level B2
      -  Arabic at Proficiency Level B2
      -  Project level financial management for donor funded project (at least 2 years)
      - Operating successfully in large development project teams
      - Intermediate excel skills


Desirable requirements: 

      - Professional qualification in finance and/or accounting (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA).
      -  Knowledge about grants, NGO financing, foreign donations rules and regulations

      - Contract and procurement management

      - Stakeholders relationship management
      - Advanced excel skills


  Role Profile.doc
  BC Behavior.pdf
  BC Core Skills.pdf
  Child Protection code.pdf


Benefits Package

Pay Band  G : Gross Salary 132,000.00 DZD (Before tax and social security deductions)
Transportation allowance : 2,000.00 DZD
Food Allowance: 5,000.00 DZD

Closing Date 

If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 20 August 2019  (23:59 DZ Time) 


Internal applicants need to notify their line managers and include their performance report ( If applicable)
NOTE: Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in Algeria. We do not accept CVs.


Kindly fill up all sections of application form in order to be considered for shortlisting.  


Equality Statement

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 is required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.


Child Protection

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.



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

We are committed to employing disabled people.