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04 Octobre 2018 Il y a 12 mois

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Role Title
Project Manager, “Teaching for Success, Tunisia”
Role Information
Role Type Pay Band Location Duration Reports to:
MENA

E&S

PB6 (country-appointed) Tunis 2+1

(subject to continued funding)

Team Leader, “Teaching for Success, Tunisia”
Role purpose
This is a leadership role in the “Teaching for Success, Tunisia” project. The purpose of the role is to act as the key point of contact for project implementation and all project activities, including liaison with partners and other relevant stakeholders and to lead the delivery of the project ensuring that it meets client, corporate and programme quality standards.
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.

Geopolitical/SBU/Function overview:
The Arab Spring began in Tunisia and although many citizens are disappointed that there have not been more tangible outcomes from their revolution the Tunisian government and a very healthy CSO sector continues to work towards entrenching democracy and attracting inward investment. This has to be seen, however, against a backdrop of a sluggish economy and high rates of unemployment.

 

The British Council, meanwhile, has a good reputation in Tunisia and works in the English and Examinations, Education, Arts, and Society sectors, with this latter an increasing priority and often offering client-funded opportunities.

 

The project

 

Tunisia has both high levels of youth unemployment and large numbers of unfilled vacancies. This indicates a skills gap, and surveys of employers confirm this.

 

Teaching for Success, Tunisia is envisaged as a 3-year programme that aims to tackle this skills gap and thus, ultimately, contribute to facilitating a more successful transition from education to employment for young Tunisians. It will do this through a focus on the areas of:

1) English,

2) core skills, and

3) teaching methodology.

 

The project will intervene at both practitioner (teacher) and institutional (MOE) levels to deliver three outcomes:

 

1) stronger teaching & learning of English and core skills,

2) reduced gender and regional disparities in education, and

3) increased institutional capacity of the Ministry of Education.

 

The project is based on the hypothesis that:

 

1)    better teaching & learning ® greater employability

2)    greater employability ® greater prosperity

3)    greater prosperity ® greater stability & security

 

This hypothesis aligns the project to FCO objectives, and the FCO has recently agreed to fund the project, initially for a first phase. The outcomes of this first phase will be a factor in determining continuing FCO funding for subsequent phases.

Main opportunities/challenges for this role:
§   The role offers the opportunity to take the lead on ensuring the successful and effective implementation and management of a high-profile project involving the British Council, the FCO and the Tunisian Ministry of Education

§   One of the main challenges of the role will be liaising with and coordinating multiple stakeholders, striving for consensus and shared buy-in whenever there are differing priorities

Main Accountabilities:
The key accountability is to contribute to the success of the project by ensuring that its activities and plans are:

a)     delivered and

b)     reported

on time and to budget, to the highest possible standards.

 

The responsibilities and duties that will facilitate this include:

 

Product, programme & service development

  • maintains project plans and documentation
  • manages the operational delivery of the project to plan
  • responsible for activity plans and their implementation, which may include managing the work & inputs of external contributors who are not formally line-managed by the British Council (e.g. MoE inspectors identified to deliver training under the auspices of the project).
  • works closely with Marketing and Communication Team to secure appropriate media coverage, in line with British Council policies.
  • monitors project delivery, performance targets, schedules and deadlines against plan
  • resolves day-to-day operating issues with partners etc to ensure consistently high quality and efficient delivery
  • makes recommendations on procedural improvements, resource requirements and other operational initiatives to drive enhanced performance, cost effectiveness, service quality and efficiency
  • keeping and reviewing risk, issues, change and lessons learned logs
  • budget monitoring and contributing to financial management
  • preparing financial and non-financial reports for the project board, the funding partner and other committees etc as required

 

Relationship & stakeholder management

·       builds and proactively manages relationships and partnerships with local stakeholders, in particular the Ministry of Education, to ensure full and effective collaboration for the delivery of the project

·       facilitates the provision, collation and analysis of customer and stakeholder feedback on all relevant interventions so their quality and effectiveness can be assessed and, where necessary, enhanced (now and in the future)

 

Analysis & reporting

  • contributes to, facilitates and ensures the effective implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation Plan by ensuring that data and feedback gathering and reporting are built in to all aspects of the project from the start and implemented to plan.
  • conducts analysis using a range of standard methodologies and across multiple data-sets to provide high quality and evidence-based recommendations on procedural improvements and/or highlight resource requirements needed to enhance operational performance
  • presents complex information clearly, using an appropriate combination of written, graphical and financial data/analysis, to enable evidence-based operational decision-making and planning.

 

Commercial & resource management

·       plans and manages all delegated budgets and processes accurately and ensure resources of right quality and nature are assigned to deliver projects and events.

·       carries out financial duties in accordance with the Council’s Finance and Business system  guidance and/or as stated in Essential Finance

 

Leadership & management

·       plans and prioritises own work activities, and those of a wider project team/teams (many of which exist outside the direct management line), to ensure effective delivery of diverse responsibilities and programme deliverables over a monthly to quarterly time horizon

·       may be formal line manager to a small, local team of staff

·       shares intelligence and ideas to support senior managers in identifying/developing ways in which English and education could make the most effective impact on the British Council’s cultural relations and commercial strategies

·       ensure that all British Council policies and standards are adhered to at all times, including but not limited to EDI, Child Protection, Information Management and Financial standards.

Key Relationships:
External

Ministry of Education stakeholders (including their staff involved in project delivery whilst not formally line-managed by the British Council)

British Embassy programme team members (funding partner)

Consultants and suppliers

Other stakeholders and communities of interest

 

Internal

Project team

British Council Tunisia team (in particular Education, Schools & EES teams)

Regional and global colleagues, especially in EES and E&S

Role Requirements:
Threshold requirements: Assessment stage
Passport requirements/ Right to work in country Applicants must have the right to work in Tunisia. Shortlisting
Direct contact or managing staff working with children?  

 

Notes
Person Specification: Assessment stage
Language requirements (DELETE IF NOT APPROPRIATE)
Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage
English, French & Arabic Shortlisting
Qualifications
Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage
Project management qualification Shortlisting
Role Specific Knowledge & Experience
Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage
 Experience of project management roles

Financial literacy/experience of budget management

Experience in managing and leading teams in an international and/or multi-cultural context

§  Experience of partner-funded programmes Shortlisting
Role Specific Skills (if any)  
Minimum / essential Desirable
Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines  
Assessment Stage

 

Shortlisting AND Interview

British Council Core Skills Assessment Stage
Managing risk (Level 3)

Develops the culture – Has track record of analysing potential risks, promoting risk awareness, and holding others to account for their practices

 

Managing Finance and resources (Level 4)

Plans and deploys resources – Negotiates and agrees the resources for a defined area as part of forward planning, monitoring progress and adjusting resources or priorities to meet goals.

 

Planning and Organising (Level 3)

Develops and reviews the implementation of annual plans for a work group or function, taking account of business and customer requirements

 

Communicating & Influencing (Level 3)

Is creative and adaptable in communications – Able to use a range of non-standard and creative approaches to inform, and/or persuade others, extending beyond logical argument to influence decisions and actions.

Shortlisting AND Interview
British Council Behaviours Assessment Stage
Being Accountable (MORE DEMANDING): Aligning oneself and others to the mission and needs of the organisation.

 

Creating Shared Purpose (MORE DEMANDING): creating clarity internally and externally about strategy and direction and inspiring others to play their part in it.

 

Connecting with Others (MORE DEMANDING): showing a drive to understand and build connections with people beyond immediate need or task.

 

Working Together (MORE DEMANDING): creating the environment in which people who have different aims can work together.

 

 

Interview
Prepared by: Date:
Tony Fisher

Team Leader, Teaching for Success,Tunisia

For more information regarding this vacancy, please refer to the documents below:

Project Manager – Role Profile 
British Council Behaviours
British Council Core Skills

 

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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