The British Consulate-General in Jerusalem is seeking an individual for the part-time position of Chevening Assistant starting in late July 2016.
Purpose of the job
Chevening is the UK Government’s international scholarship scheme aimed at developing global leaders by funding higher education study in the UK. The successful candidate will coordinate the Chevening scholarship scheme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). They will promote the scheme, and coordinate sifting, interviewing and selection of candidates. The candidate will also lead on engagement with our Chevening scholarship alumni network in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, organising an exciting series of events for alumni. We are looking for an individual who is motivated, creative and an excellent communicator.
Duties and responsibilities:
-Organise a series of exciting engagement events with Chevening alumni, including TED-style talks and social events. Maintain regular contact with alumni and the Palestinian Chevening Alumni Association to organise events. Ensure that the alumni database is kept up to date.
-Promote the Chevening scholarship scheme to prospective applicants, including organising case study profiles of scholars and alumni for social media, and giving presentations in universities in the West Bank.
-Sift new Chevening scholarship applications. Organise and conduct interviews for new scholars. Respond to enquiries from applicants.
-Organise an annual farewell event for leaving scholars and a welcome home event for returning scholars.
-Complete annual Chevening strategy and bid annually for project funds for a new range of alumni engagement activities.
-Fluent spoken and written English is essential.
-Excellent event planning and management skills.
-Strong customer-focus skills.
-Strong networking and interpersonal skills.
-Good organisation and administrative skills, with close attention to detail.
-Good IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
-Spoken Arabic is desirable.
Key Competences Required for the Job:
-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 organisation to help get business done. It requires working collaboratively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.
-Managing a Quality Service - Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements. People, who are effective plan, organise and manage their time and activities to deliver a high quality and efficient service, applying programme and project management approaches to support service delivery.
-Delivering at Pace - Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy, and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. It’s about working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way.
-Making Effective Decisions - Effectiveness in this area is about using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice. It means showing clarity of thought, setting priorities, analysing and using evidence to evaluate options before arriving at well reasoned justifiable decisions.
-Leading and Communicating - Effectiveness in this area is about leading from the front and communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. It’s about establishing a strong direction and a persuasive future vision; and managing and engaging with people with honesty and integrity.
Working hours are 24 hours per week (3 days) from 0800 to 1600. Occasionally the successful candidate may be required to attend evening receptions, but time off will be given in lieu of this.
The successful candidate will be expected to start work in late July/early August.
Candidates must have the right to work in Jerusalem.
Please visit the below link to apply for this vacancy:
Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online:
-Updated Curriculum Vitae.
-Please provide examples of performance in each competency on the motivation section of the online application form.
-A covering letter stating why you feel you have the necessary skills to perform well in the above role.
The above should be submitted in a doc (word) file format, MS Office 1997 – 2003.
The closing date for applications is 9 July 2015.
Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.
Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted for assessment will be contacted.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.
The British Consulate General is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staffs recruited locally by the British Consulate General are subject to Terms and Conditions of service according to local employment law.