Programme Manager (English for Trainers & School Teachers)

  British Council Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1975
Date Posted:Apr 18, 2017
Reference:0030
Closing Date:May 2, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Business Administration
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:4 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About British Council Afghanistan:

Founded:  

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.

Job Summary:

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.

Main Duties:


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.

Key relationships:

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.

Job Requirement:

CELTA or equivalent
Marketing and Customer Service, Communications, Management and English Language Teaching

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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