Director English for Education Systems (EES)

Deadline: Thu 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Thu 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 UTC
  • Pakistan: Lahore.
  • British Council
  • Experience: 5 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Join us at the British Council for a chance to develop a rewarding career with a leading organisation in your professional field. From directing major English education programmes to providing clear and inspiring leadership, you have an opportunity to be an essential part of our ambitious 2025 strategic vision in Pakistan.

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About the British Council

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.

On our journey we've created close relationships through knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and over 100 other countries around the world including countries in the region of South Asia. South Asia is one of the most diverse and dynamic parts of the world, characterized by continuing economic growth and strong demand for education reform and English language skills.


About you

At the British Council Pakistan, we're looking for people who wish to help young people change their lives, inspire hope and connect with opportunity. By joining as Director of EES, you'll be a key part of our mission to widen the knowledge and use of the English language around the world so you will need to have:

- English at CEFR C2 and TEFLQ (Urdu also desirable)
- Postgraduate degree in relevant subject or over 5 years experience in a relevant sector
- A desire and ability to bring education and policy change in a complex environment
- Understanding of national education policy, systems and structures
- Experience of managing teacher education programmes and related research and evaluation
- Demonstrable evidence on leading education strategy, process and standards implementation

As well as the above, you will need to demonstrate key stakeholder management, strong influencing techniques, project analysis and forecasting, so we can effectively create and deliver large-scale schools sector projects and programmes.

This is a senior management position that will also play a key role in both the wider Pakistan leadership team and the EES South Asia regional leadership team.

Salary and Benefits

If you are not currently based in the country the role is in the British Council provides a range of excellent benefits to assignees which include housing and comprehensive relocation support to the host location. In some locations a cost of living allowance and/or a hardship allowance is provided.

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