Ended Head of Programmes and Partnerships 

The Job

British Council Yemen is recruiting for the role of Head of Programmes and Partnerships  to be based in Mukalla, Yemen.  The successful candidate must have the right to work in Yemen and able to travel within the country and the region

Role Purpose

To support British Council Yemen objectives through the development and delivery of our Grant-based programmes and through the pursuit of new full cost recovery, co-funding and partnership opportunities.
The role will ensure that team performance adds value to the delivery of objectives and to ensure that all risks, particularly those related to programmes, financial compliance and business continuity are monitored, managed and controlled. 
To be a key and pro-active member of the Country Leadership Team to support the development of the operation’s cultural relations strategy and ensure compliance of the operation against corporate policies.

About You: 
We are looking for someone with:

  • Yemeni passport holder or have a valid residency or work permit in Yemen
  • University degree in management/international development or relevant sectors (Arts, Education, social development)
  • Proven experience in relevant sectors
  • Knowledge of Yemen context, market and audiences
  • Sectoral knowledge in the Arts, Education and/or Social Development (especially on youth, women and civil society)
  • Knowledge and experience in deploying and employing conflict sensitivity in programme design and delivery
  • Experience of safe planning, organising and delivery of activities for children and /or vulnerable adults
  • Experience in financial planning and budget management

About us

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.


How to Apply

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 8 April 2021 (23:59 GST Time). 

Please visit the below link to apply: https://tinyurl.com/s7e7n7vw

Please note that we do not accept copies of CVs, no applications will be accepted after the closing date, and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Equality Statement

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. 

The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

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

  • Employer: British Council
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Mukalla
  • Posted on: 25 March 2021
  • Deadline: 8 April 2021