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Job Vacancy: British Council Arts Project Management Consultant

We are looking for a consultant to kick start  a series of multidisciplinary arts and creative economy activities to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Ghana’s independence with the aim of recruiting a longer-term project manager in the near future.

Details

Location Accra, Ghana
Duration 3 months (with possible extension)
Closing date Tuesday 22 August 2017

Role overview

The West Africa arts programme is focusing on creating significant change in three key areas, with a particular focus on young people between the ages of 18 and 35:

  1. Increase in the number and quality of UK collaborations, exchanges and connections with artists and creative entrepreneurs in West Africa as a result of better skilled young artists and creative entrepreneurs in West Africa with enhanced capacity to connect, share and exchange with each other and with their     contemporaries in the UK.
  2. Stronger networks (informal or formal) and communities of young artists in West Africa will have a stronger voice in, and for, their communities and can engage in more institutional UK-WA partnerships that are mutually beneficial and to scale.
  3. More up-to-date and diverse awareness and representation of WA arts in the UK and vice versa.

From September 2017 until March 2018 the British Council will deliver a series of multidisciplinary arts and creative economy activities to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Ghana’s independence. The majority of the activity will take place during a six-day pop up creative hub that will see us making the Ghana Skills Hub and Innovation Centre available as a collaborative workspace for young creatives, designers, technologists, ‘hackers’ and makers from Ghana and the UK (plus other countries in the West Africa cluster) to connect, share ideas and build physical outputs. The core activity will be held in November 2017.

The key functions of the pop up hub will be to:

  • Identify challenges and opportunities within the creative economy
  • Develop and share skills and knowledge
  • Showcase talent and creativity of young artists

We are looking for a consultant to kick start this project with the aim of recruiting a longer-term project manager in the near future.

ACCOUNTABILITIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAIN DUTIES:

This post will have the following duties:

Project Planning and Delivery

  • To initiate the project with the support of internal project officers, UK project managers and/or external delivery partners to identify and support a partnership between UK/Ghana creative networks.
  • To be the dedicated point of contact for the project
  • To manage relationships with project partners, and representing the project to other external stakeholders
  • To ensure that all project activity reflects key equal opportunities and diversity issues
  • Project planning, monitoring and evaluation, using the following tools:
  1. project logic models
  2. Gantt charts to reflect planned activity
  3. scorecard instruments (audience forecasts and actuals, quality of service questionnaires)

MANAGE PEOPLE AND FINANCES

  • Manage agreed members of programme team to British Council standards
  • Manage agreed budgets to British Council standards

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS AND EVALAUTION

  • To develop and manage a digital marketing and audience development campaign including but not limited to social media platforms
  • To be the dedicated point of contact with the local, regional and UK Marcomms and evaluation teams for the project
  • To provide content for communications materials  for distribution internally and externally in Ghana, the region and UK
  • To manage media relations activity for the project
  • To ensure that  the evaluation strategy for the project is implemented in accordance with Corporate Scorecard standards and to report likely variations from target
  • To ensure the project is marketed to the highest standard in print, digitally and at event

Provide market intelligence and information, maintain and develop close understanding of and links with the sector in Ghana

Working with other members of arts team, the post holder will:

  • maintain and expand knowledge of the Ghanaian arts sector
  • develop and sustain relationships with key practitioners and organisations, both established and emerging talent;
  • represent our work in arts to external partners and stakeholders
  • Proactively identify new physical and digital audiences, opportunities and pursuits for delivery of British Council arts projects in Ghana
  • provide advice to UK organisations, artists and professional networks on the international development of their work

How to apply

Applicants should apply via this email address: BCHR.Ghana@britishcouncil.org . Application should include a CV, Cover letter and a quotation. The subject line of the email should read Arts Project Management Consultant.

It is essential for applicants to review and understand the project outline  before applying. ( Please download the project outline form below) 

The deadline is 22 August 2017.

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