Arts Project Manager - Sierra Leone (1 Year FTC)
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Sierra Leone
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Payband: 6 (Locally engaged grade G) / Remuneration (SLL 5,131,426 - 6,453,718) / Post Duration: Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2020 (Renewable subject to programme requirements) / Eligibility: Right to live and work in Sierra Leone / Location: Freetown / Deadline for application: 14 October 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

About the Job:

The British Council in Sierra Leone is currently looking for an Arts Project Manager.  The post will work with the in-country Arts lead to develop close relations with the Nigeria cluster lead, Arts colleagues based in the British Council HQ in London and with key arts stakeholders in Freetown and more generally in Sierra Leone to deliver on the project plans for 2018 and beyond.

Role purpose:
The post holder will work with the West Africa Arts cluster team, regional and global Arts team to deliver programmes, audiences and partnerships which contribute to the British Council’s cultural relations programme through the arts and creative industries.

The Opportunity:
Arts staff work to develop international opportunities in specific priority areas:

Building creative partnerships and collaborations
Showcasing the UK in Freetown and vice versa
Developing skills and leadership in the creative sector
Harnessing the power of arts in achieving international development goals

Role Requirements:

Undergraduate Degree or Equivalent experience
Minimum of 3 years recent project management experience
Proven ability to identify, develop and manage stakeholder and partner relationships
Event planning and successful delivery thereof
Good understanding and appreciate of current trends and practices in at least one art form in Sierra Leone
Exposure and understanding of digital tools, online marketing, community management and development

If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below:

Arts Project Manager - Sierra Leone.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf
Further details:
If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you.


Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.


Please apply by 14 October 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

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Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the 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.