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09 Février 2016 Il y a 8 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis

Job Title : Senior Project Manager (Civil Society) 

Directorate or Region : Tunisia

Location of post : Tunisia

Reports to : Programme Manager

Department/Country : Projects/Tunisia

Pay Band : F

Duration of job : 18 Months 


Purpose of job:

The Senior Project Manager will lead the operational planning, management and delivery, evaluation A new partnership project which will form a significant part of British council’s Society programme ,

Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, programme)

Post holder will work as one of 3 Project Managers within the Tunisia Society Team, reporting to local Head of Society and Arts Programmes Managing and working closely with the regional Large Scale Programme (LSP) managers and teams, the local Projects Team and the Projects Team of the British Embassy in Tunis.

 Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:


Project / Programme leadership & management

Lead and direct a project(s) or programme of work, ensuring that associated delivery teams (e.g. project managers, agency and contract workers, relevant discipline heads and regional staff) are managed effectively to achieve required outcomes to time, budget and quality.

Establish the delivery plan for the programme(s) or major project(s) managed, focusing on the effective coordination of related work streams, ensuring they are achieve the required business outcomes (i.e. quality, margin, timeliness, impact).

Identify staff development needs across programme/project teams and ensure appropriate training and support is in place to enable effective and high quality delivery.

Performance & resourcing

In accordance with agreed plans and targets, ensure the appropriate deployment of resources to the programme strands/major project(s) managed, so that Delivery Teams operate efficiently and effectively.

Monitor the achievement of agreed performance targets for Delivery Teams across the programme/major project(s), taking remedial action where necessary, to ensure agreed client and BC objectives are achieved.

Ensure delivery plans across the programme/major project(s) are fully integrated and appropriately prioritised, resolving any conflicts that arise, to ensure planned initiatives will deliver the required business objectives.

Customers & stakeholders

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of senior stakeholders, programme/project sponsor(s), end user(s), suppliers’ and contractors’, to facilitate the smooth running of the programme/major project(s) and ensure alignment of interests.

Build and maintain effective relationships with internal partners and stakeholders, to ensure effective, integrated and joined-up delivery of programme/major project goals in a complex matrix environment.

Risk & compliance

Act as the Project Management discipline lead for the relevant programme/major project(s), ensuring work streams are delivered in line with BC quality standards and BC Project Management methodologies, including adherence to all process and procedures, governance requirements and communication procedures.

Deploy deep technical, client and commercial knowledge and experience to identify and resolve complex problems and define workable business solutions in instances where problems or issues arise, to ensure the British Council and its clients’ interests are protected.

Analysis & reporting

  • Ensure the timely and accurate collation of management information and programme/major project reporting, to enable more effective and robust operational planning and decision-making.
  • Review and monitor current and projected operational performance data across the programme/major project(s), to enable the identification of improved ways of working that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of its delivery.

Commercial & financial management

Within agreed authority levels, negotiate, procure and authorise all major contracts and variations across the programme area/major project(s).


To support Programme Manager and Regional Project Managers on the development and delivery of project strategies and plans on time and to agreed quality standards.

Main Duties

  • Project Management in Tunisia of at least one large scale project agreed within Tunisia country plan and local projects as required
  • Stakeholder management: To build and maintain relationships and partnerships with local governmental bodies, including Ministries as well other key stakeholders in country including different NGOs and international bodies. To build and maintain good relationships with UK-based stakeholders and partners.
  • Reporting, monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Working closely with Marketing and Communication Team to secure appropriate media coverage, in line with British Council scorecard and marketing and communications policies.
  • Resources management: to manage all delegated budgets and processes accurately and ensure resources of right quality and nature are assigned to deliver projects and events.
  • To carry out financial duties in accordance with the Council’s Finance and Business system (FABs) guidance and/or as stated in Essential Finance.

Key relationships: (include internal and external)

External stakeholders include

  • High officials in relevant government ministries
  • Local and international NGOs and Civil Society bodies
  • British Embassy
  • Media

Internal stakeholders include

  • British Council local, regional and UK programmes and projects teams
  • British Council cross-departmental teams (Marketing and Communications, Resources, Teaching and Exams)

Other important features or requirements of the job (e.g. travel, unsocial/evening hours, restrictions on employment etc)

Projects Team hours are variable according to events and can include numerous evenings and occasional weekends. The role includes regularly visiting contacts on their premises, representing the British Council at external events from time to time and occasional travel within the MENA region. On certain days it may be necessary to work longer hours to cater for externally imposed deadlines. Travel within the Region and the UK might also be required.

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