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Head of Arts Egypt - Jobs in Egypt

1.00 to 10.00 Years   Egypt   05 Aug, 2022
Job LocationEgypt
EducationNot Mentioned
SalaryNot Mentioned
IndustryOther Business Support Services
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Job Description

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 others 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.Role PurposeThe Head of Arts is the most senior representative of Arts in the country, and represents our work in Arts and creative industries externally.They lead on planning and implementation of activities in country delivered through some or all of the Arts four global programmes: Culture Connects, Spotlights on Culture, Creative Economy and Arts Responds to Global Challenges.They may lead a small specialist Arts team in country and manage sector partner and stakeholder relationships.They provide Arts and Creative Industries sector expertise at a country level and feed relevant insight up to Regional Arts Director.They will report to / have regular contact with country leadership teams and Global Arts management team and will work with colleagues in the region to influence decision making across regional Arts and regional Cultural Engagement.Main AccountabilitiesSector/subject expertise

  • Uses their own expert knowledge on the arts and creative industries, intelligence and insight from other sector stakeholders, opinion formers and funders to support the ongoing development ofglobal arts programmes that will meet the specific needs of Egypt while also providing value to a diverse range of UK arts and creative industry organisations.
  • Through ongoing relationships with the Global Arts team, builds and maintains good understanding of UK arts and creative industry sector priorities as well as FCDOand other HMG priorities.
  • Represents British Council in country as a recognised, credible authority in Arts and the creative industries to external stakeholders and audiences.
  • Provides input for up-to-date and well-informed senior-level briefings on current and emerging themes in arts and creative industries in country.
  • Identifies and develops opportunities for the UK Arts sector to work in and collaborate with peers in country
Leadership & Programme Management
  • Actively works across the matrix in the Arts network, empowering and enabling colleagues to collaborate on programmes, while promoting equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Is responsible for assuring quality and impact and managing issues and risks relating to programme grants, partner agreements and supplier contracts.
  • Uses digital platforms and technological advancements to improve efficiency,impactand quality of activity design and delivery
  • Manages Arts portfolio day-to-day ensuring global standards on programme and contract management are achieved
  • Provides direct line management and matrix management support to Arts teams in country/across the region as required.
  • Ensures effective financial management and compliance -manages and delivers to target, budgets, profitability, timelines, and to corporate quality standards in all areas
  • Monitors, reviews and ensures that the portfolio is achieving agreed impact measures
  • Where applicable has responsibility for managing all country contractual obligations on programme or project
  • Maintains governance frameworks and manages compliance on projects
  • Oversees procurement, grants management and due diligence on programmes
  • Leads and inspires arts initiatives which actively drive forward to the British Council?s anti-racism action plan. Is accountable for Arts delivering to EDI strategy (to mainstream EDI and become anti-racist in our cultures and practices within our organisation and in our programmes.)
Strategy and planning
  • Leads on planning process for Egypt country arts portfolio, through collaboration with colleagues in globally dispersed programme teams
  • Contributes to regional business strategy
  • Manages the design, development, delivery and closure of projects and or programmes as needed
  • Develops and nurtures internal relationships across Cultural Engagement to ensure strategic objectives are aligned, understood and achieved
  • Considers the role of digital products, services and channels in optimising the impact and sustainability of the portfolio, working with regional marketing and digital colleagues.
Relationship & Stakeholders
  • Builds and maintains critical country partner relationships relevant to the Arts, and wider cultural sectors, to maintain an excellent understanding of relevant themes and issues in the arts and creative industries. Uses this insight to identify new opportunities and partnerships for the British Council, and build favourability for the UK.
  • Builds and maintains a broad, diverse and dynamic network of key creative and cultural sector representatives in country, including artists, creative professionals, creative hubs, arts organisations, arts advocacy groups, intermediary and sector bodies, etc.
  • Builds and maintains the sector institutional relationships that will help open doors for artistic collaboration, cultural exchange and creative economy work.
  • Represents British Council Arts externally and internally
  • Promotes and positions the diversity of the UK arts and creative industries sector in country
  • Ensures British Council?s value proposition and support to the UK arts sector in country is clear, agreed and communicated.
  • Ensures that British Council?s reputation for quality and as a valued not-for-profit partner remains high and contributes to our organisational mission of building trust between the UK and other countries.
  • Works closely with colleagues and experts in the SBU to feed market/customer insights into the programme development planning cycle, to ensure the British Council?s offer is market relevant for the country and the UK, demand-led and consistent with the British Council and FCDO objectives.
  • Contribute to the development of internal and external communications materials to highlight impactful stories from the country Arts portfolio
Business development
  • Supports the development and management of relationships with strategic clients and partners.
  • Applies due diligence requirements to potential partners.
  • Coordinates research in country/regional context such as analysis of client and partner trends and opportunities.
  • Manages network of associate advisors, consultants and partners.
  • Embeds effective processes, standards and tools to support pipeline and consultant/partner relationship management.
  • Manages or supports the development of high-quality bids/ proposals.
  • Participates in contract negotiations with partners and clients, and prepares agreements such as non-disclosure, pre-bid, contract and partner and consultant agreements.
  • Ensures timely reporting and communication on externally funded contracts/grant funded initiatives.
  • Participates in programme and project reviews and closure activities, helping to ensure learning is embedded in the development of new business.

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