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Project Manager Social Enterprise Ghana

Date: 07-Apr-2021

Location: Accra, Sub Saharan Africa, GH

Company: British Council

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 other's 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.


Project Manager Social Enterprise Ghana  

Pay band: 6

Remuneration: GHS 72,660 per annum  

Post Location: Accra  

Department: Project and Programmes  

Contract type: Locally Engaged   

Duration: 2 Year Fixed Term     

Role Purpose:

The Project Manager Social Enterprise will manage the development and delivery of projects and activities within the social enterprise portfolio which includes research, insight and dissemination, advocacy, dialogue and policy influence, showcasing, training and development of Impact Enterprises in Ghana. The social enterprise work also includes programme design and development, improvement measurements and linkages with the UK. The post holder will lead in the implementation of the country and regional strategic plans on Impact Enterprises and on the effective and efficient management of budget, staff and other resources of the portfolio while mainstreaming the British Council’s approach to social enterprise in Ghana.



  • First Degree
  • Knowledge of the social enterprise ecosystem in Ghana
  • Minimum 3 years Project Management experience
  • Knowledge of skills for employability and entrepreneurship
  • Working experience and knowledge of education systems


      Role Specific Skills:

  • Project planning, implementation and control
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Knowledge of research, insight and outcome dissemination
  • Knowledge of urban youth and drivers of mobility
  • Stakeholder management and consensus building


  • Post-graduate degree or Project Management Qualification
  • Knowledge of the UK and its social enterprise sector
  • Experience of working with external partners to deliver projects



Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Ghana.  


Closing Date:  18 April 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time



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Equality Statement


The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. 
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

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We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


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