British Council Arts Officer Kenya Jobs

The Arts Officer will support Arts Manager Kenya, Programmes Manager Kenya and East Africa, and the wider British Council team, to deliver an engaging Kenyan arts programme that works within British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and understanding between the UK and Kenya.

Main Accountabilities

Finance and Procurement

  • Support the Arts Manager Kenya with the procurement and granting of goods, finances and services in line with established corporate policies and guidelines.
  • Be responsible for creating and managing purchase orders for Kenya’s East Africa Arts programme.
  • Support the Arts Manager Kenya in the monitoring of arts programme budgets and cash flows in line with established corporate policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate management of invoicing and payment of suppliers and vendors in a timely, compliant and efficient manner.

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Work with Arts Manager Kenya to administer British Council’s monitoring and evaluation tool: Results and Evidence Framework Level 2. (Or whichever tool is currently approved and used by British Council).
  • Work with Arts Manager Kenya to collect and record all quantitative data within deadline and according to corporate standards.

    Equality, diversity and inclusion and Child Protection standards

  • Support the Arts Manager Kenya to ensure that programme delivery and activity reflect British Council EDI policy. -Ensure that child protection policy and standards are followed and maintained for all relevant projects

    Project Coordination

  • Support Arts Manager Kenya with the delivery of programme activity to agreed timelines, costs and performance indicators.
  • Support Kenya arts team in organising and managing logistics related to
    programme delivery.
  • Be responsible for programme records management, including contracts, and archiving in line with corporate policy on data protection and information management.
  • Support arts team with the management, communication and coordination of key stakeholder groups.


  • Build and manage an up to date Kenya East Africa Arts database, to corporate standards of confidentiality.
  • Support communications teams from across the organisation to tell stories of the impact of the Arts and for British Council’s East Africa Arts programme.

    Role Requirements

  • At least two years’ recent professional experience administrating projects in the cultural, social, or a related sector.
  • Experience of working in a team to ensure significant impact through successful outcomes from cultural programmes.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines.


  • Degree or HE qualification in relevant cultural or administrative field is desirable.
  • English at Proficiency Level

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 6th July, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; British Council Arts Officer Kenya Jobs

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