Project Manager, Road to COP26

The British Council

The British Council has had a presence in Nepal since 1959. The British Council office in Nepal has been active in improving the teaching and learning of English, education sector projects and partnership programs, education promotion, UK examination and policy dialogue activities. British Council has also delivered range of Skills programmes in South Asia.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : May 15, 2022

Job Description

Pay band: 6 / G

Location: Nepal

Department: Arts, Nepal

Contract type:  Consultant contract, Fixed Term (until 31 December 2022)

Closing Date: 22 May 2022

Role Purpose

This role manages the implementation of the British Council’s Road to COP26’s extension activities under Arts business unit stewardship. The Project Manager ensures successful delivery of scale, reach and impact in line with the country, regional and corporate strategies.


This position is accountable for achievement of delivery targets, compliance, risk management and value for money, reported to the to the Project Lead.


  1. Maintaining delivery chain and timeline
  2. Stakeholder Management
  3. Mediating key partnerships
  4. Grant Management
  5. Risk Management
  6. Reporting progress/impact

Main Duties

  1. Maintain British Council’s project management framework, ensure corporate quality standards for effective delivery.
  2. Responsible for the delivery and management of contracts with all partners and suppliers ensuring that it is managed to both End Client and British Council standards.
  3. Serve as the focal point for the project and ensure consistent communication, coordination between internal and external project stakeholders.
  4. Oversee project finance planning ensuring compliance and work with Project Finance Manager to oversee external and internal reporting, budget management and forecasting including invoicing and maintaining cash flow and expenditure plan. Manage project finances through the British Council’s SAP platform
  5. Draft monthly progress reports and coordinate meetings with Project Board to review tasks, issues, and risks
  6. Report to Project Lead and key stakeholders both internally and externally on targets, monitoring and evaluation results and outcomes.
  7. Maintain a risk register and escalate actions as necessary with support from Project Board
  8. Manage procurement processes and documentation for planned expenses. Manage vendors for duration of project cycle.
  9. Manage grant projects awarded by the project, by creating direct lines of communication with grantees and institute checks and controls to ensure timely and effective outputs
  10. Support recruitment of third-pay consultants (both national and international) as required by project activities
  11. Work with other SBU’s to improve programme performance through collaboration
  12. With support from the marketing and communications team ensure effective marketing and promotion of project outputs and impact internally and externally

Required Qualification & Experience

  1. The post holder will understand and make decisions which are affected by our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policy. Additionally, he/she will exploit the opportunities brought by diversity and build them into all planning.
  2. The post holder will understand the importance of child protection and ensure that policies and processes are in place to offer maximum protection of young people at all relevant events and venues and ensure compliance with BC Child Protection policies.
  3. The post holder will need to be flexible in terms of occasional in country and/or international travel and weekend and evening work.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send your CV and Cover Letter to

You must have the legal right to work in Nepal at the time of application. Please note that we are not able to sponsor a working visa for this role.