Saturday, 22 October 2011

The British Council Education Adviser (Sub Saharan Africa) Job in Kenya

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 stakeholders.

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 programs.

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 partnerships.

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 by November 4th, 2011.

We will respond to those candidates who are short-listed for interview.

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