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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 25, 2020
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  • The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities.
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    Arts Manager, Kenya

    Pay band: 6

    Alternative locations the role could be based: Kenya

    Department: Arts

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Duration: Six Months

    Role Purpose

    As the Arts Manager, you will support the East Africa Arts Programme Managers and the wider British Council team, to deliver an engaging East Africa Arts programme including key areas of work as required across Kenya that works to British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and understanding between the UK and East Africa.

    Challenges & Accountabilities

    This role requires a clear understanding of project management, team management and leadership skills and the ability to contribute to planning and strategy of the East Africa Arts programmes in order to deliver effectively. You will make a major contribution to the successful of the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and ensure effective delivery and impact of the East Africa Arts programme. You will be responsible for supporting communication strategies as well as building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the cultural scene and beyond including the private sector, media and donor organisations. The post holder will maintain records and reports for all programme activities using the British Council and should have strong attention to details. You will have clear communications skills and the ability to reach new audiences for the Arts programme through the delivery of digital and print communications strategies across Kenya and the UK. You will also manage Kenya digital arts content and coordinate with Programme Managers East Africa to ensure content is well communicated across East Africa social media and press channels and share content from the East Africa Arts programmes in Kenya with internal stakeholders. 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.

    Essential Requirements

    The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

    • Relevant post-secondary school qualification or comparable experience
    • Good knowledge and use of social media for the promotion of cultural activities;
    • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail;
    • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines.
    • Be proficient in spoken and written English
    • Experience of complex project management
    • Experience of financial and narrative reporting
    • Experience of monitoring and evaluation
    • Experience of working with arts sector

    Desirable Requirements

    • Degree in relevant field
    • Have an innovative approach to the use of digital and social media to connect audiences.
    • Experience of working with both large and small organisations

    Additional Information: Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in Kenya

    Closing Date: 25 October 2020 applications will close 23:59 Nigeria Time

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    Equality Statement

    The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
    The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

    The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

    We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

    Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

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    Arts Officer East Africa

    Pay band: 4

    Alternative locations the role could be based: Kenya

    Department: Arts

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Duration: Six Months

    Role Purpose

    As the Arts Officer, you will support the East Africa Arts Programme Managers and the wider British Council team, to deliver an engaging East Africa Arts programme that works within British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and understanding between the UK and East Africa..

    Challenges & Accountabilities

    This role requires a clear understanding of project coordination and administrative processes which will support the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme delivery to Kenya as the East Africa Arts cluster hub. The role will also lead on financial support to the East Africa Arts Managers including assisting in budget development, procurement and granting of goods, creating and raising purchase orders, finances and services in line with established corporate policies and guidelines; and support and report on the arts programme monitoring and reporting on budget and finances for Kenya and East Africa in compliance with the British Council’s standards and external financial control frameworks.

    Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation would be advantageous as the postholder will support a monitoring and evaluation process in all projects so that project outcomes and impacts are measured reported and archived according to corporate/client standards, and lessons learned fed into on-going project design and delivery. You will work with the Arts Managers across East Africa to ensure projects are marketed to the highest standards according to the brand guidelines in print (press, publications) TV, radio, digitally (websites, social media) and at events (conferences, workshops, meetings), and also support communications teams from across the organisation to tell stories of the impact of the Arts and for British Council’s East Africa Arts programme.

    Essential Requirements

    The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

    • At least two years’ recent professional experience 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
    • Experience of financial administration
    • Database Management
    • Good knowledge and use of social media for the promotion of cultural activities;
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
    • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines.

    Desirable Requirements

    • Degree in relevant field
    • Experience in using SAP

    Additional Information: Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in Kenya

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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