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Arts Programme Manager at the British Council

Arts Programme Manager at the British Council

About the Company

The British Council is the country of the United Kingdom’s international agency for intercultural and educational opportunities. We foster mutually beneficial knowledge and understanding between citizens of the UK and other nations. We achieve this through positively impacting the UK and the nations we collaborate with, improving lives by establishing connections, fostering opportunities, and fostering trust.

In the areas of arts and culture, English as a second language, education, and civil society, we collaborate with more than 100 nations worldwide. We communicate with more than 20 million people in person each year and more than 500 million online through broadcasts and publications. We are a UK charity controlled by a royal charter and a UK public entity, having been established in 1934.

Job Title: Arts Programme Manager

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Contract

Job Description

This position is located under the Strategic Business Unit for Cultural Engagement (CE) (SBU).
Our body of work in the arts, education, English, and research are all combined under CE. The delivery of our portfolio is handled through a number of globally oriented programs that place our efforts and impacts within the context of our strategic plan. Our key performance indicators and impact goals are met by these programs. The function will support program delivery across these areas in accordance with regional and international programs, with the country of Nigeria as the primary focus.

This entails participating in the development, execution, and evaluation of the national strategy and plans, as well as ensuring the achievement of ambitious plans (including operational, governance, financial, and non-financial plans and targets) while adhering strictly to all applicable standards and guidelines. This position comprises assisting the Head of Arts in managing the Arts and Culture portfolio effectively and filling in for the Head of Arts as needed. This senior management position will also aggressively pursue and manage strategic relationships, take the lead on commercial expansion prospects, and oversee revenue creation in line with the strategy and vision of the British Council.
Additionally, the position holder will assist in the execution of any change initiatives.

Roles and Responsibilities

This position comprises assisting the Head of Arts in managing the Arts and Culture portfolio effectively and filling in for the Head of Arts as needed. This senior management position will also aggressively pursue and manage strategic relationships, take the lead on commercial expansion prospects, and oversee revenue creation in line with the strategy and vision of the British Council.
Additionally, the position holder will assist in the execution of any change initiatives.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • To undertake big single-country projects or programs that are supported by the British Council, other partners, or clients while adhering to British Council standards and procedures.
  • could take the lead on a particular aspect of a bigger project or program. could take the lead on a certain aspect of a bigger project or program.
  • Manages the project team or the delivery team.
  • Partnerships that are leads on a project- or program-level.
  • Ensures that all projects and programs adhere to all internal procedures and policies (for example safeguarding, EDI, supply change management, social value, and conflict sensitivity).
  • As required, collects program-specific data, collaborates with colleagues to create indicators and mechanisms for data collection, ensures the accuracy of all data, and does rudimentary analysis.
  • Supports the creation of basic Monitoring & Evaluation plans and results frameworks as well as the design of programs that are results-based.
  • Holds delivery partners accountable, including supply chain management where necessary.
  • Through monthly finance reviews and quarterly business reviews, manage and control the agreed budget, expenditures, and income versus plans, assure the accuracy of reports, and maintain solid financial management and analysis across the portfolio.
  • It is possible that there may be occasions when working outside of normal business hours is necessary, just like in any industry that undergoes peaks and troughs of activity.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the application link below to apply.
Click here to apply

  • As part of the program’s requirements, the role may involve some domestic and foreign travel, as well as some after-hours and evening work that is motivated by or in response to program/portfolio demands.
  • Please send an email to askhr@britishcouncil.org if you experience any issues with your application.
  • Only applications submitted through the Apply area of our careers website will be taken into consideration for this position. Our “ASK HR” email should only be used if a technical problem arises when submitting an application via the careers website. Emails submitted to this address with supporting documents and CVs/Resumes will not be evaluated and will be destroyed.

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