Grants Manager: Dakchyata- TVET Practical Partnership project
South Asia
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Contract: 2 years (fixed term) | Region: South Asia | Country: Nepal | Location: Kathmandu | Department: Education & Society

The British Council is looking for a Grants Manager to lead on grant management activities for the European Union (EU) funded TVET PP project, contracted to the British Council.

Context and Environment

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.

The British Council is highly experienced in managing vocational education and training programmes throughout the world. It has extensive experience in managing large TVET projects including financial management, procurement, contract management and monitoring and evaluation. It has supported various governments in institutional reforms and capacity development in TVET sector, organisational restructuring of TVET institutions, quality improvement of TVET and partnership programs for linkages of TVET trainees to various industry employments.Country Operation   

The British Council has had a presence in Nepal since 1959. The British Council office in Nepal has been active in improving the teaching and learning of English, education sector projects and partnership programs, education promotion, UK examination and policy dialogue activities. British Council has also delivered range of Skills programmes in South Asia.   

 The Project  

The Dakchyata - TVET Practical Partnership project has the overall objective of contributing to Nepal’s inclusive and sustainable growth through investment in human capital and by creating better employment opportunities.  
 The specific duties comprise, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist in the development and management of Results Area 2 in collaboration with the Senior Programme Manager and Team Leader.
  • Lead the project Grants management team, working closely alongside the Dakchyata Head of Finance and Administration, ensuring that all members adhere to the British Council grant management standards and procedures according to the grant management toolkit.
  • Create a coaching and mentoring structure for the project grantees and facilitate required information sharing workshops.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with grantees to ensure effective, integrated and joined-up delivery.
  • Serve as a liaison from the project team to coordinate on issues regarding grants projects.
  • Monitor interventions and programs funded by grants to ensure compliance with guidelines.
  • Manage all financial reporting and the payment distribution process which may include at times a transactional role.
  • Support Team Leader and MEL Manager in monitoring and evaluation of grant projects.
Please note that duties and tasks may be revised as necessary according to project requirements.

If you are interested to apply, for further information please see the documents below: 

Closing date:  UK time: 23:59, 10 November 2019 

 The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. 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.