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Academic Project Coordinator

Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Mexico City, Americas, MX, Mexico

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.

Pay Band: H - $18.226 MXN
Contract Type: 5 months (With possibility to renew contract)
Location: Mexico

Department: Cultural Engagement
Right to Work Requirements: Right to Work in Mexico. The British Council is not able to support or sponsor work visa applications from non-Mexicans.

Closing Date: advert will close on Sunday October 24, 2021 at 23:59 Col time.


Role Purpose

To contribute to the implementation of English for Education Systems (EES) strategy in Mexico, to support overseas governments through partnerships with ministries of education and UK expertise, improve standards of the teaching, learning and assessment of English.


Main opportunities and challenges for this role

Collaborate with the implementation of teacher development programmes for English teachers in the public sector, which will contribute to improve the standards for learning and assessment of English Language Teaching in Mexico.


Main accountabilities but not limited to the following

  • Produce academic materials for the Teacher development programme
  • Review and select appropriate materials for the delivery of programe 
  • Coordinate and supervise academic activities: verify that the course guidelines and methodology are followed accordingly 
  • Give academic advice to consultants: search for and share didactic materials, for example
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of academic sessions 
  • Supervise the quality of the programme by analysing and processing information included in the mid-term surveys, and by carrying out class observations before, during and after the implementation 
  • Receive and organise attendance lists (administrative and academic) 
  • Write a final report to the authorities, including main findings about the course delivery and results 
  • Managing digital solutions to Teacher Development programmes such as placement test, Self Assessment Tools, enrol participants to British Council platform and coordinate communications with global team members
  • Proactively maintains a sound working knowledge of developments in external policy, practice and regulation within their functional discipline to build credibility, confidence and insight
  • May be the “go to person” for first-line advice and guidance on a specific acaemic process, topic or system  
  • Develops good working relationships with appropriate colleagues throughout the British Council and in the relevant functional discipline to facilitate the effective provision of high quality and customer-focused services and advice
  • As required, represents the British Council in discussions and dealings with external consultants 
  • Tasks and coordinates others (e.g. external consultants or third party suppliers) to complete activities in accordance with agreed corporate procedures relevant to the functional discipline


Requirements of the role

  • Proven academic experience coordinating teacher development programmes 
  • Proven experience managing staff 
  • Experience working with education public institutions
  • University degree
  • Language certificate such as Aptis, CAE or IELTS
  • Ability to operate in Spanish (both written and spoken) in a busines level. Non-native speakers should demonstrate a C2 level CEFR. 
  • Ability to operate in English (both written and spoken) at a business level. Non-native speakers should demonstrate a C1 level CEFR.


A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.


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.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.  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.


If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org

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