Project Coordinator

Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Paris, European Union, FR

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 coordinator (Education)


Role Purpose :

Supports the programme team  in the implementation of programmes and projects in compliance with British Council policies and procedures including financial admin, reporting and data collection, operational project delivery and managing relations with delivery partners

Challenges Accountabilities : 

Managing self and others
-    Holds vendors and suppliers to account for delivering services. 
-    Has the ability to work independently and manage work load against project deadlines.


Financial Support
-    Plan and report on project financial plans and budget expenditure and forecasting to Programme Managers and Head of Programme Delivery; manages smaller budgets. 
-    Maintain clear and up-to-date records on all financial transactions as per audit requirements.
-    Ensure relationships with vendors are maintained and payments are processed on time and in accordance with FABS on-line system (SAP Finance) guidelines.
-    Compliance to BC financial policies and procedures.


Project Coordination
-    Responsible for data management including timely data entry, quality assurance of data, undertaking basic analysis of monitoring data, and developing progress reports to meet needs of funders.
-    Supports internal compliance such as due diligence, records management, data collection and storage.
-    Supports grants administration, selection & evaluation,and procurement processes.
-    Supports events-based components and trainings within a programme. 
-    Supports the project / programme manager in implementing diversity mainstreaming action plans and contributes to it.


Relationship and Stakeholder Management
-    Manages relationships with clients/partners/stakeholders at appropriate level.
-    Manages relationship with vendors and suppliers and holds them to account for delivering services. 



•  Good written and spoken English
•  Fluent French with excellent writing skills
•  Experience of working in a supporting role on programmes or projects.
•  Administrative and financial administration experience. 
•  Good understanding of basic concepts of monitoring and evaluation, and how they are central to good project management.


Further Information

Pay Band – starting at 28 800€ annual gross

Contract Type – Indefinite term contract – Full time

Location – Paris - France

The applicants who are applying should have the right to work in France.


Closing Date : Friday 10th February (23:59 CET)


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Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement


The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.


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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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