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BRITISH COUNCIL : Project Coordinator

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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.


Role Purpose
Supports the programme team in the implementation of the programme: Increased Resilience II (IR2) in Northern Morocco, in compliance with British Council policies and procedures including financial admin, reporting and data collection, operational project delivery and managing relations with delivery partners.
The post holder provides essential support to the programme, working with the Project Manager and other team members to achieve project success. She/he will report directly to Senior Project Manager   and will be involved in all project activities in country, including liaison with partners and other relevant stakeholders


Main Accountabilities


Managing self and others

  • Holds vendors and suppliers to account for delivering services.
  • Has the ability to work independently and manage workload against project deadlines.


Financial Support

  • Plan and report on project financial plans and budget expenditure and forecasting to Programme Managers and Head of Programme Delivery; manages smaller budgets.
  • Maintain clear and up-to-date records on all financial transactions as per audit requirements.
  • Ensure relationships with vendors are maintained and payments are processed on time and in accordance with FABS on-line system (SAP Finance) guidelines.
  • Coordinate the payment of suppliers in line with their contract
  • Support in the project procurement process
  • Support on general finance tasks, including collection and recording of timesheets, consultants and suppliers’ payments, contract finance reports and audit preparation
  • Compliance to BC financial policies and procedures.


Project Management 

  • Responsible for data management including timely data entry, quality assurance of data and undertaking basic analysis of monitoring data,
  • Assists in the process of delivering project products (outputs) in line with client requirements/contract, work plans, product descriptions / process guides, agreed timelines, quality standards, etc.
  • Efficient operational management and delivery of tasks assigned.
  • Coordinates the provision of logistical support (travel, accommodation) and provision of appropriate support staff, project office, equipment for experts, as well as day-to-day assistance with administrative functions
  • Ensures records management plan is followed
  • Supports in ad hoc translation and interpretation
  • Supports internal compliance such as due diligence, records management, data collection and storage.
  • Manages grants administration, selection & evaluation, and procurement processes.
  • Manages events-based components and trainings within a programme.
  • Supports the project / programme manager in implementing diversity mainstreaming action plans and contributes to it.
  • Compliance to British Council corporate policies and Client Communication and Visibility Guidelines


Communication and M&E support 

  • Provides updates/information for Communication Team to secure appropriate media coverage, in line with British Council scorecards and marketing and communications policies.
  • Communicates fully and in a timely manner with the project team colleagues and external project partners to the satisfaction of the Senior Project Manager and the Communication Manager.
  • Assists in monitoring and evaluating the quality of events and their outcomes
  • Supports the IR2 Project team to develop and maintain active relationships and networks successfully to the satisfaction of network(s) members and stakeholders.


Relationship and Stakeholder Management 

  • Manages relationships with clients/partners/stakeholders at appropriate level.
  • Manages relationship with vendors and suppliers and holds them to account for delivering services.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

  • Contributes actively to an inclusive and anti-racist organisational culture, being aware of your own biases, and taking action to mitigate against these. Ensuring people feel valued and are treated equitably, with support for people’s well-being and mental health.
  • Understands the British Council’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and how it applies to your role and make time for learning and development relating to EDI and anti-racism.


About You (essential requirements for the role):

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Very good written and oral communication skills in French and Arabic
  • Bachelor’s degree /and or equivalent professional experience in Project support and coordination.
  • 2 years of experience of working in a supporting role on programmes or projects.
  • Administrative and financial administration experience.
  • Proven experience in event organization and management
  • Good understanding of basic concepts of monitoring and evaluation, and how they are central to good project management.


Desirable requirements

  • Project Management skills
  • Technical knowledge and/or experience of a sector relevant to the programme (e.g. civil society and youth)


Further Information
•    Role:  Project Coordinator Req ID: 29282
•    Number of positions :1
•    Pay Band: 4/H
•    Salary: Monthly Basic 8,930.00 MAD, Transportation allowances: 750.00 MAD, (Gross Salary) – 9,680.00 MAD
•    Contract type: Fixed term local contract for 2 years
•    Location: Rabat, Morocco
•    Closing date and time: 24 November 2022 (23.59 Gulf Standard Time)


Applicants must have the legal right to work in the country.

Please note that all applications should be submitted only in English.
It is advisable to apply in advance to avoid any technical issues at the last moment.

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Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

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