Pay band: 8
Department: Education and Society
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: Fixed term contract ending January 2022
The British Council in Kenya is seeking an experienced professional to be part of an international team managing an established Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) fund – Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) – for higher education (HE) partnerships.
The purpose of the role is to manage four of the six SPHEIR partnerships within the Sub-Saharan Africa region and to be the principal point of contact for partner institutions and other stakeholders. The post holder, who will be based in Nairobi, will be expected to build effective working relationships with participating institutions, FCDO country offices, government agencies and other interested parties (e.g. regional HE networks, private sector companies, the donor community).
S/he will report directly to the Programme Manager in the UK, and will manage the programme’s relationship with four of its eight grantees, as well as supervising programme and financial monitoring in accordance with grant requirements.
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Additional Information: Candidates must have current legal right to live and work in Kenya
Closing Date: 28 March 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time
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