Head of English Programmes, Horn of Africa

Website British Council

Job Description

Head of English Programmes, Horn of Africa SSA

Role Purpose

The post holder will lead the English Programmes portfolio of contracts and programmes for the Horn of Africa (covering Sudan and Ethiopia) providing technical sector expertise. The Head of English Programmes will oversee business development and quality, compliant delivery of programmes and contracts to improve standards of the teaching, learning and assessment of English. You will also share knowledge, expertise and best practice from the country with the regional and global English Programmes teams and externally.

Role specific knowledge and experience:

The main essential knowledge and experience points that we are looking for you to evidence are:

  • Qualified to postgraduate degree level in ELT or other English-specific qualification
  • Demonstrable experience of managing large scale, impactful teacher education projects
  • Experience of delivering externally funded projects or programmes
  • Direct experience of client funded contract pursuit
  • Proven experience of overseeing monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) within projects and incorporating lessons learned from MEL into programmes and strategy
  • Experience of engaging with diverse stakeholders including multilateral agencies, donors, government officials, academics

Role Specific Skills:

  • Able to lead on strategy and process development for innovative English/ education solutions
  • Able to lead on the development and implementation of quality standards for English/ education
  • Able to lead on strategy and commissioning of global thought leadership outputs, such as publications
  • Able to lead on relationships with UK sector

Desirable Experience:

  • TEFL-Q: a diploma level qualification in teaching English as a foreign / second language which meets accreditation UK requirements
  • Experience of managing teacher education projects for English language teachers
  • Experience of managing online teacher education projects
  • Experience of writing for academic journals and presenting at international conferences

Further Information

Pay Band – 8

Contract Type – 2 Year Fixed term

Location – Khartoum, Sudan or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Eligibility – This role is open to all applicants including those who need to relocate to undertake the role. Candidates who do not have a natural right to work in the country will be provided with immigration clearance and visa support. Please note Visa approvals are beyond the British Council’s control so any job offer will be subject to securing the required right to work. Relocation support as set out in the British Council international relocation policy is available.

In addition, British Council will provide housing and end of contract relocation support for candidates who need to relocate to Sudan or Ethiopia.

About the Organization

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. 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 overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.