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Contract Duration 12 Months
Governorate Baghdad
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Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-09-15
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-09-15
Deadline Date 2019-09-30
[Baghdad,Iraq ]

Contract type: 12 Months fixed contract. Location:Iraq, Baghdad. Pay Band F/7 with basic salary of: $3,060 + Security allowance $300. Closing date: 30 September 2019


Role purpose:

The purpose of the Contracts Finance Partner is to oversee and manage the financial systems, processes and budget of specific Donor-funded programmes in Iraq as required. S/he will ensure that finance-related activities within the programmes are established and delivered to the required standards of the financial control framework to enable successful delivery of the project and meet British Council's and Donor standards, requirements, audit and reporting needs.

S/he act as the main point of contact for the project, Country and MENA Regional Teams for all queries relating to the project finances, planning and forecasting and commercial Information.

S/he will work with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the programme is managed in a way that maximises:

  • value for money
  • Donor satisfaction
  • compliance with British Council internal policy
  • compliance with the Donor contract requirements
  • contribution to cultural relations impact.
  • promote transparency and integrity in dealings with stakeholders and advocating best practice at all times


Function overview:

As the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, the British Council creates opportunities for the people of the UK as well as of Iraq, in order to build trust and understanding, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.

The British Council is working to support the rebuilding and revitalisation of the education system and to meet the demand for English and Skills to aid employability of young Iraqis. There is a large demand from target audiences for our services, linkages and programmes. This presents significant opportunities for the British Council to share UK expertise in Education, English and Society to create learning opportunities, strengthen institutions and create better understanding and trust between Iraq and the UK. However, doing this in a difficult security environment requires creativity, tenacity, passion and determination.

British Council Iraq is a high priority and growing operation currently located in 3 offices: Baghdad, Erbil, and Basra


About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Role Requirements:

  • English at Proficiency Level B2
  • Arabic fluent
  • Professional qualification in finance and/or accounting (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA)


Knowledge & Experience:


  • Project level financial management for donor funded project (at least 2 years)
  • Operating successfully in large development project teams
  • Managing partners and sub-contractors in delivering programme objectives and activities
  • Stakeholders relationship management
  • Contract and procurement management
  • Audit management


  • Knowledge about grants, NGO financing, foreign donations rules and regulations



Essential             Intermediate excel skills

Desirable            Advanced excel skills



How To Apply

To apply for the vacancy please visit the British Council job portal from link ( and submit your application no rather than 30 September 2019. 


Education and Society:
Through our work in Education and Society we provide opportunities for people to broaden their horizons and build sustainable futures. Our work in Education aims to raise the quality of education globally and connect people across the globe to share perspectives, best practice and ultimately improve learning outcomes. Our work contributes to global education policy, supports international mobility and collaboration and promotes the UK as a world leader in education and research. Our Society programmes enable individuals, communities and governments to work together to make positive transformation where it matters - from strengthening civil society, to widening access to justice and promoting the rule of law. Our work also includes social enterprise, girls’ and women’s inclusion, youth and sport. The aim is to help build stronger, safer and more inclusive societies.

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
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