Seize the Opportunity: Apply for the Oxford-Oak Zimbabwe Graduate Scholarship by the British Council

The British Council’s commitment to education and cultural relations shines through in the launch of the Oxford-Oak Zimbabwe Graduate Scholarship. This fully-funded opportunity, based at the prestigious Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, is designed for individuals passionate about shaping the future of education and cultural understanding in Zimbabwe.

Key Information:

  • Scholarship Name: Oxford-Oak Zimbabwe Graduate Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2024
  • Location: Accra, Sub Saharan Africa, GH
  • Company: British Council

Role of Director of Programmes: The British Council is seeking a Director of Programmes to play a crucial role in implementing strategic plans for Ghana. The position involves leading operational management, ensuring compliance, managing risk, and actively securing key partnerships aligned with the British Council’s vision. The director will support change programs, contribute to strategy and plans, and oversee cultural engagement portfolios.

Role-Specific Requirements:

  • Essential: Graduate degree or equivalent work experience, significant experience in program management.
  • Desirable: Financial control or program management qualifications, project management qualification, experience in client-funded work (e.g., FCDO, EU, World Bank).

Role-Specific Skills:

  • More than 5 years of experience leading and managing programs or large projects.
  • Experience in managing multi-country or large programs meeting closure standards and passing audits.
  • Proficiency in working with diverse funding sources and knowledge of compliance rules.
  • Expertise in consortium arrangements, contract management, risk identification and mitigation, and relationship management.
  • Extensive experience in leading large, dispersed project or program teams.

Contract Details:

  • Pay Band: 8
  • Contract Type: Locally Engaged
  • Duration: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Department/Function: Education

Application Details:

  • Language Requirements: Strong written and oral English communication skills.
  • Closing Date: January 1, 2024, at 23:59 East Africa Time

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement: The British Council is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. All disabled applicants meeting essential criteria are guaranteed an interview.

Don’t miss this chance to contribute to education and cultural relations. Apply now for the Oxford-Oak Zimbabwe Graduate Scholarship and the Director of Programmes position in Ghana.


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