Project Officer, Education and Society Jobs – British Council

British Council
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
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 Project Officer, Education and Society
will plan, promote, manage, deliver and evaluate events and project outputs,
working with partners and stakeholders to meet the Council’s strategic
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Delivers a range of administrative work within agreed corporate
    procedures, to maximise quality, continuity and efficiency.        
  • Maintains accurate records as they relate to the different project
    areas and drafts routine and some non-standard documentation, reports or
    financial analysis/reconciliations.        
  • Performs straightforward analysis, manipulation and interpretation
    of data, tasks or information, presenting findings/results accurately and
    appropriately to support effective maintenance of management information
  • Provides logistical support to the organisation and delivery of
    internal and external activities/events, to ensure they run smoothly and
  • Deliver high quality project activity and events, working with
    partners and stakeholders in order to meet global, regional and country
Relationship &
stakeholder management       
  • Proactively communicates and liaises with others (inside and outside
    the BC) to ensure effective coordination and delivery of events, services
    and activities.        
  • Builds an understanding of who’s who within the wider department,
    unit or region to enable effective resolution of issues when they
  • Deliver projects in accordance to business need, ensuring compliance
    with all client and corporate standards.
  • Deliver projects to agreement and proactively manage partners
    through positive communication to ensure that projects maintain positive,
    mutually beneficial relations.
Monitoring &
Evaluation, Database Management
  • Plan and implement questionnaire surveys, collate, analyse and
    report results.
  • Maintain an accurate database of contacts engaged through projects.
  • Prepare case studies that will be used as evaluation of long term
  • Ensure that project targets set out in all project plans are
Marketing and
  • Deliver the agreed marketing and communications project outputs.
  • Work with agencies to ensure that promotional and branded materials
    meet branding standards.
  • Manage content of publications of various projects  
  • Receive and respond to enquiries from/to customers, and may be a
    specific point of reference on queries relating to an area of project or
    responsibility.  Identifies where
    more complex issues require resolution by others and refers them on
  • Recognise and understand the impact of incidents arising (e.g.
    complaints, resourcing problems, logistical or technical difficulties) and
    proactively alerts the team leader to any issues of concern that are
    likely to impact service/project/task delivery or customer experience.
Finance &
resource management     
  • Monitor and take responsibility for small-scale
    resources/cash/stock, following established procedures and ensures that
    equipment and materials are available and ready to use when needed. 
Managing self &
  • Plan and prioritise own work activities, responding to changing
    requirements to ensure effective delivery of responsibilities over a
    daily/weekly time horizon.
  • Task and coordinate others (e.g. internal colleagues or external
    contractors/suppliers) to complete time-limited, straightforward
    activities, within established procedures, in order to ensure efficient
    delivery of services.  Monitors task
    completion to agreed quality and time standards.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the British Council Project Officer, Education and
    Society job placement should possess a Degree in a related discipline.
  • Project Management qualification is desirable.
  • Right to work in Uganda.
  • A background security check is needed to work at the office
    premises. Criminal records, military service and/or child protection
    checks may be carried out.
  • Project Management Skills.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Financial Planning and Management Skills.
  • Proficiency in English.
How to Apply:
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.
Deadline: 21st August 2018
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