Project Co-ordinator Project Manager | British Council jobs

Project Co-ordinator Project Manager | British Council jobs

Project Co-ordinator - UPPER - Sudan
Project Co-ordinator Project Manager | British Council jobs
Project Co-ordinator Project Manager | British Council jobs

Company: British Council

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These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overalls, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.


Project Co-ordinator – UPPER - Sudan   

Pay band: 4

Post Location: Khartoum-Sudan

Department: Cultural Engagement  

Contract type: Locally Engaged   

Duration: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract with possibility of extension (until 31 January 2024)


Role Purpose:


The post holder will support the delivery of University Partnership in Peace Education and Research (UPPER) Project – an ambitious and innovative peace education programme in Sudan and Ethiopia. S/he will work as part of country delivery team.


Main opportunities / challenges for this role:


The Project Co-ordinator University Partnership in Peace Education and Research (UPPER) will:

  • Support the successful delivery of the British Council’s Sudan activities as part of the regional ‘University Partnership in Peace Education and Research (UPPER)’ Project. The role will include a strong aspect of coordination, administrative and financial support as well as project management when required.


  • Relationship Management / Business Development: S/he will contribute to building of long-term partnerships for the British Council and maintain professional relationships with coalition partners and other key players.


  • Resources and People Management: The ideal candidate will support the management of financial resources to implement project activity accurately allocated, forecasted, monitored and reported. Ensure that relevant business processes (procurement, sales, travel and expenses, etc.) carried out in line with corporate standards using SAP where appropriate.


  • Successful candidate will also ensure that procurement is managed in the highest standards suppliers selected and managed to maximum value for money.


  • Risk Management: Identify, assess, report and monitor progress in addressing risks to the achievement of project objectives.






  • English language (IELTS 6 or above equivalent).
  • Amharic Proficiency
  • University Degree in project management, business or social studies including in development or Social Studies.
  • 2 Years’ experience in supporting the delivery of projects and/or similar support in equivalent business environment.
  • Ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines




  • Project Management for Development (PMD)
  • Financial Management for Development (FMD) equivalent
  • Management of Risk (MoR)


Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Sudan.


Closing Date04 July 2021 applications will close 23:59 Kenya Time



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