|Date Posted:||Apr 18, 2017|
|Closing Date:||May 2, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Business Administration|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||2 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||4 months|
About British Council Afghanistan:
The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We operate in 100 countries. Our purpose is to build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and other countries and increase appreciation of the UK's creative ideas and achievements.
The effective management of specific programmes - in full compliance with British Council strategy, objectives and standards – to enhance the impact of the British Council’s cultural relation activity.
Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)
The British Council’s objective is to contribute to the development of next generation Afghan leadership. Providing current or future Afghan leaders in schools with the opportunity to improve their English language skills is central to this because English is the tool they need to access learning and good practice, and engage with their counterparts in other countries.
Our English for Schools programme currently focuses on one specific project:
- The English for master trainers, teacher trainers and school teachers project: this is the UK’s education legacy in Afghanistan and will, when it reaches capacity, training approximately 1000 master trainers, teacher trainers and school teachers in the English and leadership skills needed for effective English in schools. The essential skills include English language, and the British Council provides this training.
The British Council delivers the project in partnership with the Department for International Development (DfID) that is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering overseas aid, which funds the project.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Accountability, Responsibilities and Main Duties:
This post is jointly accountable (together with other English for Schools Programme Manager) for the effective management, development and implementation of the project plan(s) to the standards and targets agreed with the partner.
Key responsibilities are:
Management of the English for master trainers, teacher trainers and school teachers project
Responsible for the delivery of the number of courses agreed in the plan and the management and effectiveness of agreed Learning Centres.
Resources and Finance Management
Management and development of teaching staff and Learning Centre coordinators
Build capacity across the English for Schools team.
Management of the English for Schools budgets to required standards of efficiency and compliance.
Contributing to the on-going development of English for Schools strategy and plans.
Timetabling courses and scheduling teachers to ensure that all components of the projects are delivered to the agreed standards and at the right times
Monitoring and managing master trainers, teacher trainer and school teachers and Learning Centres coordinators to ensure that they fulfil their operational and administrative duties effectively
Contributing to and ensuring the continual professional development of master trainers, teacher trainers and school teachers and Learning Centre coordinators
Liaising with host the Department for International Development(DfID) organisations to ensure the smooth-running of all programmes to agreed standards
Servicing the relationship with the DfiD to ensure high levels of satisfaction
Budget and financial management of the projects, including management of payment processes & approval of payments for programme staff.
Effective resource management including stock control & purchasing
Overseeing and ensuring the integrity of placement testing
Teaching classes when there is an operational need to do so, and substituting for absent teachers if cover arrangements cannot be found.
Internal: Country Director, Senior Programme Manager, Head of Teacher Development, English team, Exams team,Head of Resourcesr, support staff, teachers
External: The Department for International Development(DfID); Minstry of Education, Schools and other education organiations as required; suppliers
Other important features or requirements of the job
The post holder will need to be flexible in terms of occasional travel and weekend and evening work.
The post will holder may have frequent trips to provinces.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.
The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment.
CELTA or equivalent
Marketing and Customer Service, Communications, Management and English Language Teaching