The British Council, is UK’s
leading international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural
relations, seeks to recruit a mature, experienced, self driven, dynamic and
result oriented individual able to grow the portfolio business in the education
sector, managing multiple relationships with external and internal
Education Adviser - SSA (Sub-Sahara Africa)
The individual, who must be able to work with a high level of autonomy, drawing
on previous practice and policies to solve current operational and technical
problems, will work closely with the Business Director and other Portfolio
Managers to ensure successful delivery of ambitious business targets, network
extensively with relevant sector, industry and client stakeholders.
Key areas of responsibility for the position are:-
Managing and developing the Education Portfolio - Ensure the growth of education business portfolio
in the SSA region by designing, monitoring and evaluating new and existing
Leadership of Education Portfolio - To provide sector leadership and direction and
ensure continuous portfolio learning and improvement is achieved.
Strategy Development and Delivery - Working with the team to identify, agree and
address strategic priorities and challenges for the business, leading
initiatives in the area of education.
Continuous Professional Development - Drive continuous learning and professional
development in all areas of sector-based portfolio management in SSA, sharing
best practice and learning across the wider organization.
Professional Networking & Stakeholder Management - Develop diverse professional networks which
support development of industry best practice and develop new approaches and
Leadership - Experience of designing and leading client facing services as well as
ability to manage performance effectively across multicultural teams.
Business Management and Development - Managing relationships with customers, clients
and stakeholders and ensure effective planning and management of the varied
components of the role.
Financial Planning - Collaborate with other teams and departments to contribute towards
achievement of organizational objectives.
The ideal candidate will possess post graduate qualifications and have an
extensive knowledge of the education sector in SSA, evidence of having a
network of contacts within the education constituency and a credible track
record of working, in both a senior and consultancy basis, on education sector
projects and programmes.
He/she will also be a person of high integrity who possesses good interpersonal,
planning, organisational and team building skills.
Applicants who meet the essential requirements of the post should send detailed
CV, cover letter, names of three referees and their email/telephone contacts to
email@example.com by November 4th, 2011.
We will respond to those candidates who are short-listed for interview.
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