مطلوب للعمل في السفارة البريطانية براتب 1613 دينار
View Vacancy – Newton-Khalidi Fund Coordinator
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Embassy in Amman is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Newton-Khalidi Fund Coordinator, Grade – B3 (L) to start as soon as possible.
Main Purpose of the job:
This is an exciting position working on the UK Government’s Newton Fund Programme (https://www.newton-gcrf.org/ ).
The Newton Fund in Jordan, named Newton-Khalidi Fund, was launched in November 2017 to develop science and innovation partnerships between the UK and Jordan with the aim of promoting the economic development and social welfare of Jordan. Newton-Khalidi Coordinator will work with the Newton-Khalidi Fund manager to ensure delivery of activities and achieving the overall objective of the fund in Jordan.
Programme Delivery (40%)
Support the Newton-Khalidi Fund Manager coordinating Newton Fund activities in Jordan
Assist with negotiations between UK and Jordanian partners on funding and programme solutions
Develop strong and positive relationships with UK and Jordanian stakeholders and programme delivery partners
Work proactively with British Embassy Amman colleagues from across UK government on delivering the UK partnership with Jordan
Manage the Newton Jordan programme budget and monitor programme spend by delivery partners
Monitor delivery of activities by UK and Jordanian programme delivery partners under the overall Newton-Khalidi Fund
Work with the Newton-Khalidi Fund Manager and the British Embassy Amman Communications Team to promote funding opportunities and calls when announced
Develop and implement a communication plan to reach out to researcher communities in Jordan and the UK and highlight successes/impact of the Newton-Khalidi Fund to the wider community in Jordan and the UK
Develop communications materials including presentations and social media content
Respond to enquiries from Jordanian and UK researchers regarding the Fund
Maintain database of Newton-Khalidi Fund alumni and attend events as required to build positive relations with potential and existing Newton-Khalidi Fund alumni
Administrative Support (30%)
Organise/coordinate meetings with Newton-Khalidi Fund stakeholders. Set agendas, prepare documentation and track delivery of actions
Provide limited administrative support as required/appropriate to UK delivery partners without a presence in Jordan
Assist British Embassy Amman Visits Officer with Science and Innovation/Newton-Khalidi Fund related activities for visiting senior officials, including ministers
Manage own administrative tasks and support the Newton-Khalidi Fund Manager on administrative tasks as required
No staff managed by this role.
Together with the manager, the expenditure managed for the financial year 21/22 is around £60,000 for implementation of the business plan for the team.
Delivering at Pace – Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.
Collaborating and Partnering – People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
Leading and Communicating – Effectiveness in this area is about leading from the front and communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm.
Seeing the Big Picture – Having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs. Focussing your contribution on the activities which will meet Embassy goals and deliver the greatest value.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Knowledge & Skills:
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills as well as being a strong team player with partnering skills with a diverse range of customers. This is a high-paced role and you will need to be resilient in order to deliver high standards of service in a challenging but rewarding environment. We are looking for someone that can demonstrate:
Fluent communication skills in English and Arabic language (both written and spoken, this will be tested).
Minimum 2 years of Project/Programme management experience, preferably with international stakeholders.
Candidate must hold a Degree level or above in the fields of Public Policy, International Relations, Sciences or Humanities.
Experience of providing administrative and logistical support.
Excellent presentation skills.
Ability to work well and have a flexible approach to work whilst under pressure.
Ability to work in fast-paced, high profile environments, and deliver to deadlines.
Computer literacy in Microsoft Office packages.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Knowledge of Jordan science and innovation landscape including government, academia and industry.
Confidence in dealing with a range of senior partners.
Experience of working in Jordan Higher Education/Research sector.
Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline 12 July 2021
Grade B3 (L)
Type of Position Full-time, Temporary
Working hours per week 37
Region Middle East & North Africa
Location (City) Amman
Type of Post
Number of vacancies 1
Start Date 1 August 2021
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Working Hours and Remuneration:
The position is full-time, at 37 hours a week with considerations of flexibility depending on circumstances that will need to be agreed with the line manager. Standard working hours are from 08:00 to 15:30 from Sunday to Wednesday and 08:00 to 15:00 on Thursday. Due to COVID-19, our current policy is for all staff to work from home wherever possible.
Pay is on the Embassy B3 (L) scale, with a salary of JOD 1613 per month. Please note that your salary will be paid gross and you are expected to comply with your tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the local authorities. If exceptionally you are not liable to pay Jordanian tax, you will receive a net salary which is minus the deduction of an equivalent level of local tax. Further information on this will be given to candidates at interview if necessary.
The package includes a good level of health insurance and a friendly, English-speaking work environment. We offer opportunities to develop professional skills through our Learning & Development offer. Leave entitlement is 25 days (on pro rata basis) plus 14 public holidays.
This position is offered on a full time, fixed term contract basis until 31st March 2022. The successful candidate will be subject to a 90-days probationary period.
We place a strong emphasis on learning and development. You will be encouraged to undertake developmental training and get involved in corporate activities. This role provides an excellent opportunity to build up programme knowledge and expertise and gain exposure to working across government. You will have access to existing and new Project & Programme Management L&D as well as wider job-relevant L&D and support for your own personal development. You may have the opportunity to participate in annual reviews to assess the performance of CSSF programmes.
If you are selected for this position, we will be able to employ you as long as:
Receive the appropriate level of standard security clearance;
Have (or be willing to obtain) the right to live and work in Jordan. Candidate’s residence permit and work permit, and the expense to obtain them, will be their own responsibility.
Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online.
An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV).
A covering letter/statement of suitability including competence and experience required.
** (Applications that do not include the above stated information will be rejected).
All applications must be received before 23:55 (Local Time) on 12 July 2021.
Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.
Due to the large amount of applications, we receive only those shortlisted for interview or assessment will be contacted.
The start date mentioned in the advert is an assumed start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances and reference checks.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local labour law.