Temporary Arts Project Coordinator, Syria
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
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Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Pay Band 6/G (locally appointed) Contract Duration: 4 months Location: Lebanon, Beirut Salary: 2,725,479 LBP Closing date: 19.09.2019
Role purpose

The post holder will provide temporary coordination support for the British Council’s Syria Arts programming with a focus on overseeing the delivery of a range of projects and events in partnership with local, regional and international arts organisations. 

Key responsibilities include shaping project content and delivering activities in liaison with partners, stakeholders and suppliers, managing project budgets and contracts, overseeing the development of project communications content and developing and delivering risk management and monitoring and evaluation plans for all project work. 

The post holder will work closely with the Syria Director Programmes and Partnerships, Syria Communications Officer and Syria Project Support Officer.

Function Overview

The British Council closed and suspended the operations of its Damascus office in 2012, having been present on the ground since 1943. Nonetheless, we have continued to deliver cultural relations programming in support of displaced Syrians through our neighbouring country offices and remotely through local partners still operating inside Syria.

The current Syria Directorate is based in Beirut. It has a mandate to support host country offices to develop multi-country responses to the Syrian crisis, for overall coordination of the regional response to the crisis, and to develop viable long-term models and programmes for delivering impact back inside Syria.

Our vision is for young Syrians to feel less isolated and have greater access to opportunities to connect with the world and participate in conversations and learning experiences that give them hope for a better future. We are working towards this vision by initiating greater connections, knowledge sharing and collaboration between the people of the UK and Syria.

Our work in the arts aims to promote links, exchanges and mutual enrichment between the UK’s and Syria’s diverse culture, creativity and innovation. We work across all art forms and with the best of British talent to develop artistic programmes and opportunities for collaboration. 

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

Role Profile
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  • If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 19 September 2019.
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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 charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

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