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Job opportunity: Grant Expert/Project Manager

Job opportunity: Grant Expert/Project Manager

Job opportunity: Grant Expert/Project Manager (Tunisia)

The British Council is seeking a grant expert with significant experience in the setting up, managing and monitoring of grant-funded projects, particularly in civil society reinforcement, as well as professional experience in the Arab world – ideally Tunisia.

The British Council and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), has launched an EU-funded programme to support the Government of Tunisia in its cultural reform programme.  The programme aims to contribute to the consolidation of democracy and economic prosperity in Tunisia by seeking to make culture a tool of social cohesion at the local, regional and national levels.

The Grant manager will be based in Tunisia, and will be responsible for the implementation, selection, technical appraisal, performance assessment and all day-to- day management of the allocated grants. The grants manager will work in close collaboration with the team leader, the communication manager and the financial manager.

Specific tasks

  • Defining the thematic objectives of the Grants Calls for Proposals content in line with the programme
  • Co-organising information and training workshops on the programme content and Call for Proposals  targeting all relevant operators and stakeholders
  • Organising the evaluation process (including budgets and log frames) and selection evaluation Committees
  • Undertaking professional appraisal of all proposals
  • Providing selection and funding recommendations
  • Providing constructive feedback to all successful and unsuccessful applicants
  • Finalizing and correcting selected proposals
  • Issuing all grant agreements
  • Checking, authorising and follow up payments of all grants
  • Providing advice and guidance to all grant holders during project implementation
  • Be responsible for all grants follow up progress reports and updates (monthly, annual and final)
  • Providing advice and guidance to all relevant beneficiaries/grantees, partners and stakeholders
  • Maintaining comprehensive data and financial records of all grants and applications, in collaboration with the financial manager.
  • Providing the communication manager with all necessary and updated information.

Skills and qualifications

  • Five years’ experience of development cooperation in Tunisia, or in a similar political/cultural context
  • Five years’ grant/project management experience with EU (or  equivalent donor) contracts aiming at capacity-building in the socio-cultural sector
  • A strong understanding of organisations  working on governance and transparency issues
  • An experience in assessment, appraisal and programme management process, including quality control
  • The ability to work with  diverse teams, especially in terms of gender, ethnicity and professional background
  • Experience of undertaking appraisal of project proposals as part of a  competitive application process
  • Experience of managing grant funding schemes and a good understanding of performance assessment methodologies and practices.
  • The ability to correspond clearly and affectively with a wide range of contacts
  • Practical experience on working on the cultural sectors in the South Neighbourhood region in general and in Tunisia in particular
  • A master’s degree in international development or equivalent post graduate degree in a relevant field (social sciences, political sciences, social and cultural management etc)
  • Budgeting and PCM skills
  • Excellent written and spoken French and English;
  • Written and spoken Arabic is desirable
  • A diplomatic, culturally-sensitive approach.

Duration: As soon as possible - 31 May 2019

Closing date : Friday 2, September 2016

Please send your tailored CV in French or English to  with the email subject “Tunisia Culture  - Grants Manager”.

Original source: British Council Website