British Council Jobs – Regional Co-ordinator, Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP)

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Organisation: British Council
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. British Council Uganda is based in Kampala and offers a full range of programmes including examinations, project management on behalf of other donors, and its own grant funded projects. British Council has operated in Uganda since 1952 and its aim is to build cultural and educational relations between Uganda and the UK. 
Job Summary: The Regional Co-ordinator, Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) will support two programmes in the SSA Higher Education portfolio; the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) and the British Council Uganda Higher Education grant programme. The incumbent will ensure the consistent delivery of services to support the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP). These services will include both pre-departure services as well as services to support post-award alumni and monitoring and evaluation. This involves managing/coordinating support in Commonwealth countries where we have British Council offices and are deemed to be High Priority and also facilitating support where we do not have an office in country. This post is one of 3 Regional Managers.  The incumbent will manage effectively the British Council Uganda Higher Education grant programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Regional Management        
  • Provide leadership and direction to country teams to ensure high performance and appropriate standards of customer service are delivered to scholars and alumni.       
  • To ensure that new staff in their countries are aware of their responsibilities and understand their roles.        
  • To provide regional coordination of pre award and alumni activity.       
  • To ensure that the Project is aligned to regional strategy to achieve cultural relations impact for the BC and CSC.       
  • To ensure proper risk management of the Project in their region and in coordination with other regions working with UK colleagues. This especially involves financial and reputational risk.       
  • To ensure that communication channels are clear and understood in terms of how  regional colleagues work with BC UK and with ACU and individual scholars/alumni.       
  • To manage the reporting process regionally in terms of impact and M+E reporting.        
  • To ensure best practice and consistently high standards of delivery are done on a region wide basis.  
Specific Regional/Country Duties        
  • Work closely with the country staff on a regular basis (at least fortnightly) and to receive written country reports on a regular basis to a format agreed with BC UK.       
  • To deliver the regional work plan in relation to alumni work, for example mapping, tracking and monitoring of alumni.
  • To ensure that country budgets are managed and reported on appropriately through use of BC SAP system.        
  • To be aware of staff days planning on SAP and to monitor and report actual days worked by ensuring that time logging data is fed back to the UK on a monthly basis.       
  • To lead on any regional/country wide monitoring and evaluation activities ·        
  • To represent and promote British Council and CSFP at any scholarship/HE/Country events as appropriate or through the media or publications.        
  • To ensure that BC can show maximum impact of the project in priority countries.        
  • To trouble shoot any issues arising in particular countries or regionally.        
  • To coordinate with Kenya office HE contact on the design, implementation and monitoring of HE grant programme.
  • To engage with Higher Education sector in Uganda and manage key stakeholders.       
  • Effective line management of CSFP project officer  in line with corporate standards including performance management.
Reporting and Working With the UK         
  • To provide a short written report covering countries within the region to the UK Product Delivery Manager on a monthly basis.        
  • To work with the UK team to develop and deliver an alumni work plan and communications plan.        
  • To work with UK colleagues to develop a quarterly newsletter/e bulletin on alumni activity in region.        
  • To ensure that he/she has a secure knowledge of Huddle/data sharing and to work with UK colleagues to establish and maintain a secure information flows.       
  • To work closely with the UK team to ensure that country staff and running costs budgets are maintained and monitored. From time to time as required to work with the ACU and CSC

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the British Council Regional Co-ordinator, Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) job placement should possess a first degree or equivalent (substantial work experience in a related field may be considered in lieu of a first degree)
  • Knowledge of Higher Education sector in Uganda
  • Possession of a Masters in any field is desirable
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the British Council in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent, proceed with the online application.

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