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Finance & Contracts Officer (Tfanen)_Tunis_RA20155190
Region
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Tunisia
Location
Tunis
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Procurement
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
• Role Type: MENA Education and Society • Pay Band: H/4 - 2 Roles required • Location: Tunisia • Contract Duration: Fixed term until Nov 2021 • Reports to: Head of Finance & Contracts • Closing date: 6 February 2020
 
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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 public body governed by a Royal Charter and are a registered UK charity.

 

Tfanen is delivered by the British Council in partnership with EUNIC (the European National Institutes of Culture). EUNIC is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes, with 36 members from all 28 EU member states. EUNIC members work in the arts, languages, youth, education, science, society, inter-cultural dialogue and development and join together in 100 clusters globally to collaborate on common projects and programmes to promote the role of culture in the EU’s internal and external relations. The EUNIC cluster presidency

 

Function Overview:

 

This post will provide administrative support to the finance, procurement and contracts management for Tfanen, a highly successful EU-funded programme currently in its third year of delivery with a recent extension of 5 million EUR until November 2021. The overall objective of the programme is to strengthen the Tunisian Cultural Sector, with long-term ambitions that this will contribute to the consolidation of democracy and social cohesion in Tunisia. This is to be achieved by creating a cultural ecosystem where actors and beneficiaries (citizens – with a particular focus on youth and women & girls, civil society groups, private/public institutions) are involved in, and therefore actively contribute to and ‘own’, culture and development in Tunisia.

 

Specific Objectives (SOs) of the programme are:

Promotion of Tunisian Cultural Diversity and access to culture at local, national and international levels (SO1)

Supporting freedom of expression and creativity, with a particular focus on youth, and professional development of the Tunisian cultural sector (SO2)

 

Role Purpose:

 

This role has the overall objective of supporting the Head of Finance and Procurement and the rest of the core team in the operational planning, management and delivery of the Tfanen project.

The post holder will be expected to provide support in administrative and logistic tasks, office, resources and information management.

The post holder will report to the Head of Finance & Contracts within the Tfanen Team and will work closely as necessary with colleagues in the region/UK/Brussels.

 

 

Please refer to the Role Profile attached below for further details:

Role Profile
British Council Core Skills
British Council Behaviors

 

 

If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 6 February 2020.

Please make sure to complete your application as we do not check personal resumes or profiles.

 

Equality Statement:

 

The British Council is the UK’s international organization 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.

 

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.