This role has the overall objectives of ensuring procurement and contractual management support for the externally funded Tfanen project supporting culture development in Tunisia.
The post holder will be expected to develop and embed good practice models for project procurement and contract delivery in accordance with British Council global standards, so that projects delivered in Tunisia meets client and internal requirements.
The post holder will report to the Head of Finance & Contracts within the Tfanen Team and also work closely as necessary with colleagues in the region/UK/Brussels.
Function Overview :
This post will provide support and coordination to the procurement and contracts management for Tfanen, a highly successful EU-funded programme currently in its third year of delivery with a recent extension of 5 million EUR until November 2021. The overall objective of the programme is to strengthen the Tunisian Cultural Sector, with long-term ambitions that this will contribute to the consolidation of democracy and social cohesion in Tunisia. This is to be achieved by creating a cultural ecosystem where actors and beneficiaries (citizens – with a particular focus on youth and women & girls, civil society groups, private/public institutions) are involved in, and therefore actively contribute to and ‘own’, culture and development in Tunisia.
Specific Objectives (SOs) of the programme are:
· Promotion of Tunisian Cultural Diversity and access to culture at local, national and international levels (SO1)
· Supporting freedom of expression and creativity, with a particular focus on youth, and professional development of the Tunisian cultural sector (SO2)