Fresher Arts Officer Job Opportunities – British Council

Job Title:   Arts Officer
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
Job Summary:  The Arts Officer will support the Arts
Manager, Programme Manager Arts, Kenya and East Africa, and the wider British
Council team, to deliver an engaging Tanzanian arts programme that works within
British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and
understanding between the UK and Tanzania. 
The Arts Officer will provide direct administration and coordination
support to the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme. The Arts Officer
will contribute professional knowledge and skills to the team in project
coordination and event organisation in a busy working environment whilst
ensuring British Council and client rules and procedures are followed and
expectations are exceeded.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work with the Arts Manager and Programme Manager Arts, Kenya and
    East Africa to plan and deliver the East Africa Arts programme in Uganda;
  • Support administration, coordination and delivery of activities to
    agreed timelines, budget and performance indicators;
  • Support the Arts Manager in maintaining programme activity;
  • Support the Arts Manager in identifying and recording Ugandan
    cultural partners for the British Council to engage with through the East
    Africa Arts programme;
  • Strengthen the British Council’s position as the key organisation
    for international collaboration between Uganda and the UK.
Procurement and
Financial Administration:
  • To provide financial support to the Arts Manager including assisting
    in budget development, raising purchase orders, getting quotes from
    suppliers and correcting mis- postings;
Marketing and
  • Ensure that projects and opportunities are marketed to the highest
    standards in print, digitally and at events;
  • Work with the Arts Manager to build and increase audiences for the
    East Africa Arts programme through British Council Uganda Facebook and
    Twitter pages and East Africa Arts microsite;
Monitoring and
  • Support a monitoring and evaluation process in all projects so that
    project outcomes and impacts are measured and reported according to
    corporate/client standards, and lessons learned fed into on-going project
    design and delivery;
  • Provide support to the Arts Manager in delivering high quality,
    timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities. Collect and
    record all data within deadlines and according to corporate standards.
Marketing and
  • Work closely with the Arts Manager to ensure projects are marketed
    to the highest standards according to the brand guidelines in print
    (press, publications), digitally (websites, social media, TV, radio) and
    at events (conferences, workshops, meetings).
Other key responsibilities:
  • Working on the understanding that you are part of a larger team who
    have a collective responsibility to deliver British Council programmes to
    the highest standard;
  • Ensure that project activities reflect            key data protection standards (Information
  • Knowledge Management), Child Protection and equality, diversity and
    inclusion issues;
administrative work:
  • As required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the British Council Arts Officer job should
    hold relevant post-secondary school qualification or comparable
    experience. Applicants should preferably hold a Degree
  • At least two years’ recent professional experience in coordinating and
    supporting projects in the arts and cultural sector (as per role profile).
  • Experience of working in a team to ensure significant impact through
    successful outcomes from cultural programmes.
  • Knowledge and experience of event organization
  • Previous experience in financial administration
  • Database management skills
  • Good knowledge and use of social media for the promotion of cultural
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in spoken and written 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: 26th March 2019
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