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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 16, 2022
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  • The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities.
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    Schools Project Manage

     Role Purpose

    Implementation of projects with a low level of complexity funded by British Council or by another client or funding mechanism. Leads the successful delivery of a range of projects from start to finish including managing the contract or project plan, managing client or internal stakeholders, successfully achieving reporting and meeting compliance standards. Or works within a larger programme or multi country programme on a particular component.

    Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

    The appointed candidate will have the following accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:

    • Has relationships with delivery partners and stakeholders within country and is able to procure services and contract delivery partners.
    • Holds suppliers to account for delivering against contract.
    • Ensure sound financial planning, working closely with finance teams to ensure British Council and client financial year plans are up to date.
    • Ensure accurate and timely monthly (re)forecasting is in place, by running regular reports in the SAP system on actuals, monitoring outstanding purchase orders, reviewing commitments, analysing and commenting on reasons for variances to plan and recommending corrective actions.
    • Contributes to development of, owns and delivers on Project Management Plan
    • Identifies risks in a project or programme and puts together mitigation strategies with SRO
    • Responsible for internal and client, procurement, contracting, compliance and reporting pm
    • Checks on and reports on compliance
    • As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.

    Role specific knowledge and experience:

    The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

    • Experience of managing projects from start to finish and familiarity with project life-cycles.
    • Understanding of procurement, evaluation and reporting requirements of projects.
    • Proven experience of managing project finances.
    • Experience of managing stakeholders 
    • Project management qualification desirable.

    Desirable

    • Foundation level Project Management certificate

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British Council on careers.britishcouncil.org to apply

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