Grants Officer: Dakchyata- TVET Practical Partnership project
South Asia
Country / Territory
Education & Society
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Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Contract: 17 months (through to February 2021) | Region: South Asia | Country: Nepal | Location: Kathmandu | Department: Education & Society | Similar to Pay Band H

The British Council is looking for a Grants Officer to support on grant management activities for the European Union (EU) funded Dakchyata TVET PP project, managed by the British Council Nepal.Context and Environment.

Context and Environment

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 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 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:
  • Support to monitor implementation and financial management of grant funded projects to ensure compliance
  • Conduct field monitoring and support visits to grant recipient organisations to ensure effective delivery of agreed activities and strengthening of fund management processes
  • Support capacity building of the grantee organisations on admin processes including record keeping, procurement, petty cash, asset management and reporting
  • Support the grants team in financial record verification (monthly, and/or quarterly as scheduled) 
  • Work with the Finance and Grant Support Officer to process grants disbursements and reimbursements in accordance with British Council policies and procedures 
  • Assist the finance team in grantee audits and expenditure verification audits
  • Support the information management of grants through coordination of filing and electronic record keeping
  • Support in grants communication through field implementation reporting, documenting lessons learned and identification of success stories/ case studies 
  • Support the grants team in monitoring and evaluation of grant projects as required 
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required for the successful delivery of the Dakchyata project 

Please note 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, 21 August 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.