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Head of Education- Sudan
Region
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Sudan
Location
Khartoum
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Location: Khartoum, Sudan (East Africa Cluster) / Contract Type: Fixed Term Two years All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Sudan. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits. Deadline for application: 23 February 2020 (23:59 UK Time)
 
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About the Role

 

The post holder will contribute to improving education standards and networks in Sudan through the successful delivery in country British Council`s Education programmes. The post-holder is expected to achieve substantial impact through management of the Sudan Education portfolio.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

Head of Education will ensure Sudan has an ambitious but achievable Education strategy signed off by Country Director and the relevant cluster lead, aligned with both the British Council and the in-country needs of our partners. You will also ensure that the education work complements and interfaces with British Council education work to present an integrated education offer in Sudan.


The role holder will also be responsible for the following:

  • Project Delivery to ensure: Delivery of training meets in-country plans and targets
  • Relationship Management: Contribute operationally, in conjunction with the local management team, towards building positive relationships with key external contacts and partners.
  • Manage the education team and in-country local contractors to standards set out under the British Council’s Performance Management system.
  • Regular liaison with FCR unit to explore opportunities for income generation and contribute Education expertise to bids as required
  • Monitor budgets for income and expenditure on a monthly basis in line with delegated role on the Council’s accounting system (FABS/SAP)


WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.

 

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You should have at least minimum four years in a sponsorship, fundraising or business development role
  • A proven track record of working at a senior level in the education sector with corporate sponsors
  • Experience of working in the education sector with senior colleagues in partner organisations
  • Experience of operating successfully in a complex, multi-cultural context
  • Good knowledge of Sudan’s Education system and infrastructure 
  •  You should also have education to degree level or equivalent with a professional qualification in a management, business administration, Logistics management. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines;
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and influencing skills (including with senior managers)
  • Ability to think creatively in identifying potential sponsorship opportunities

 

NEXT STEPS

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification, by clicking on the links for relevant document to support your application: 


 
Role profile- Head of Education, Sudan.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

 

 

This is an interesting, absorbing role where you can work to support us building awareness of the British Council in delivering to the needs of our customers.

 

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Closing date for applications is 23 February 2020 (23:59 UK time)

 

ABOUT 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.

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, recognizing 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.

 

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.

 

Our Equality Commitment:

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 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.

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. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.