This Call for Proposals is to identify an associate consultant that will be contracted as Arts Project Manager, Nigeria. The consultancy will be for 8 months to cover maternity leave and a handover period either side of the leave. The role will support British Council West Africa Arts Programme to respond to programme delivery and emerging opportunities in its arts in line with country, regional and corporate priorities.
Working within the West Africa Arts cluster and the wider British Council team to deliver programmes, audiences and partnerships which contribute to the British Council’s SSA Arts programme. The projects will be delivered through close liaison with Programme Manager Arts – Ghana and West Africa, the Arts team in Nigeria, the West Africa cluster and supported by one Intern and one Project Officer.
British Council is a leader in education, arts and social issues around the world and focuses many of its activities on providing access to improved services, facilities and opportunities in these areas across the globe.
British Council Sub-Saharan Africa Arts strategy will focus on supporting our regional vision through working to develop stronger creative sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that are better connected to the UK. This work will enable the UK to hear clearly the voices of young Africans.
We work through our partners in the creative sectors of the UK and SSA to stimulate new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through the Arts.
The strategy delivers programmes in thematic strands which include Creative Enterprise (supporting livelihoods in the creative industries) and Connecting (connecting artists and other cultural professionals often to make new work and show to new audiences).
Approach and Activities
The selected consultant will be contracted for a maximum of 8 months from 1 June 2021 to provide the services and deliverables as articulated at the start of the consultancy with reasonable skill, care and ability in accordance with the standards set by British Council in any contractual agreement associated with these Terms of Reference.
The approach for delivery of the consultancy will be working five days per week, remotely and on occasion at the British Council office in Lagos as safety precautions permit.
The key deliverables for the consultant will be finalised on contracting and include (but not be limited to):