Project Finance Assistant - Bogota, Colombia
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Colombia
Location
Bogota
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
English
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade J
Vacancy Description
Pay Band J / Location: Bogota, Colombia / Contract: Project Based / Duration: 4 months approx / Salary: 1’910.000 COP / Post holder must have the right to work in Colombia.
 
Details
ABOUT THE JOB 
The purpose of this role is to assist the finance execution of an educational project with a public organisation in Bogota city. The role also requires proactively to be able to follow both Colombian rules on public funds and British Council Finance policies. On a daily basis, the role is in continuous communication with partners, external service providers and stakeholders. 

WHAT SHOULD YOU HAVE 
You should have University degree in any subject or qualifications in a relevant field; one  year proven experience in finance and accounting positions; one year proven experience supporting the administration of projects, programmes or related.

ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOURS OR COMPETENCIES  
As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background; therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY? 
Because you will be joining an organisation that 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. 

Colombia is an important commercial, cultural and educational partner for the U.K and we need to increase the impact of our operation locally. In Colombia, the British Council works mainly in English, Education and Arts. The British Council’s delivers a series of consultancy and large- scale projects in the public sector. 

The British Council’s English for Education System Strategic Business Unit (EES) formulates and delivers a series of projects for both the public and private sectors.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Project Finance Assistant Role Profile
British Council  Behaviours
British Council Core skills


HOW TO APPLY?  
Click on the apply button and follow the instructions. 

WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE?
If you are interested, please make sure to apply before the closing date: August 25, 2019 at 23:59 UK time

HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKES?  
After reviewing applications, you can be shortlisted for an interview or not, in either case we will notify you.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. Thanks so much for your patience!    

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.

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.

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.