Head of English for Education Systems – British Council
|Closing Date:||4 July 2021|
|Location:||Khartoum, Sub Saharan Africa, SD|
|Duration:||3 Year Fixed Term|
|Contract type:||Locally Engaged|
Head of English for Education Systems (EES) Sudan
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.
The successful candidate will lead the English for Education Systems (EES) portfolio of contracts and programmes in Sudan, providing technical sector expertise. The post holder will oversee business development and quality, compliant delivery of programmes and contracts to improve standards of the teaching, learning and assessment of English.
The Head of EES will also share knowledge, expertise and best practice from Sudan with the regional and global English for Education Systems teams and externally.
Main opportunities/challenges for this role:
- Position Sudan as one of the leading English for Education Systems (EES) countries in the region.
- Build a transformational and impactful EES programme in Sudan, ensuring that quality teacher training, teaching and appropriate delivery, including digital and radio, are at the heart of the approach.
- Embed gender transformative programmes within the EES portfolio.
- Design innovative, evidence based EES programmes with strong monitoring, evaluation, research and learning elements underpinning the programmes.
- Actively seek partnership and full-cost recovery funding for the EES programmes.
- Qualified to postgraduate degree level in ELT or other English-specific qualification
- Minimum 5 years’ experience of managing teacher education projects
- Minimum 5 years’ experience of delivering externally funded projects or programmes
- Direct experience of client funded contract pursuit
- 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
- TEFL-Q – a diploma level qualification in teaching English as a foreign / second language which meets accreditation UK requirements
- Experience managing teacher education projects for English language teachers
- Experience of managing online teacher education projects
- Past experience of writing for academic journals and presenting at international conferences
Role Specific Skills:
Candidate will be required to:
- 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
Additional Information: Candidates must have current legal right to live and work in Sudan.
Closing Date: 4 July 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time
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The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
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