Join British Council as a Higher Education Insights Manager in Sub Saharan Africa!

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We are currently seeking a Regional Higher Education Insights Manager for Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to join our dynamic team. This role presents a chance to contribute to transforming lives through education and cultural exchange while fostering connections between the UK and countries across the globe.

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Since 1934, we have been dedicated to building connections, fostering understanding, and creating opportunities for people worldwide. Through our work in arts and culture, English language education, and higher education, we aim to make a positive impact on individuals and communities, reaching millions of people annually.

Role Overview:

 As the Regional Higher Education Insights Manager for SSA, you will play a key role in developing and delivering Higher Education Insights Hubs in the region. Your responsibilities will include leading the production and editorial management of research projects in education, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, and ensuring the relevance and quality of our research output. Additionally, you will build and maintain strategic partnerships with stakeholders in the higher education sector, contributing to the British Council’s mission of promoting international collaboration and understanding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the commissioning and production of high-quality research reports within tight deadlines.
  • Gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data using industry-standard tools and technology.
  • Set and maintain global quality standards for research output.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with key clients and partners in the higher education sector.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic responses to partner and client needs, aligning with regional and corporate priorities.
  • Promote and position the UK education sector in the region, demonstrating thought leadership and expertise.
  • Lead on business and partnership development strategy for the portfolio, identifying new opportunities for collaboration.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate standards and policies, including those related to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Demonstrable experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to deliver results efficiently.
  • Extensive knowledge of UK and international higher education policy and practices.
  • Proven ability to build effective networks and partnerships across organizations.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in digital platforms for remote collaboration and events.

Additional Information:

  • Pay band: 8
  • Contract type: Locally Engaged
  • Contract Duration: 2 Years Fixed Term
  • Locations: Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rwanda
  • Closing Date: 4 March 2024, applications will close 23:59 South Africa Time

Join Us:

At the British Council, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply, and we guarantee interviews for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you are passionate about making a difference and are dedicated to our values of trust, creativity, and inclusivity, we invite you to apply through our careers website.

How to Apply

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