Arts Officer, Tanzania
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Dar es Salaam
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: 4 Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Duration: Fixed Term Contract (2 years) Salary: 2,094,168 TZS The post is on local terms, Applicant must have existing right to work in Tanzania Deadline for application: 7 February 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

About The Job:

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.


Role purpose

The purpose of this job is to support the CSSP2 Grants Manager in contributing to the effective co-ordination and management of Civil Society Support Programme’s (CSSP) grant funds.



Main opportunities for the role include but not limited to;

·        The Arts Officer will provide direct administration and coordination support to the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme.

·        The Arts Officer will contribute professional knowledge and skills to the team in project coordination and event organisation in a busy working environment whilst ensuring British Council and client rules and procedures are followed and expectations are exceeded.

·        Work with the Arts Manager and Head of Programmes Tanzania, to plan and deliver the East Africa Arts programme in Tanzania;

·        To provide financial support to the Arts Manager including assisting in budget development, raising purchase orders, getting quotes from suppliers and correcting mis-postings


If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below: 
Arts Officer, Tanzania.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. Please apply by 7 February 2019 (23:59 UK Time)  

Our Equality Commitment:
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.