BMM Project Manager Job – British Council

Job Title:    BMM Project Manager

Organisation: British Council

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Remuneration: UGX 6,237, 933.00 per month plus benefits

About US:

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.

Job Summary:  British Council will implement the third phase of the regional Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme in the Horn of Africa – Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan – as part of a consortium led by GIZ and delivered under EU and German (BMZ) funding. The British Council will be an implementing partner with a specific focus on working with civil society organisations in the above mentioned countries, to improve access to information for migrants and connections to alternative livelihoods options. We are seeking a Project Manager to be part of the BMM delivery in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage BMM Uganda’s project finance as per British Council policy and client requirements;
  • Manage the input and performance of project personnel including consultants;
  • Manage emerging and identified risks proactively using the corporate risk management framework;
  • Track and monitor progress, and oversee Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with coalition partners and other key players;
  • Stay informed of and attend relevant external meetings related to migration topics.
  • Effectively manage resources for project activity:
  • Relevant business processes (procurement, sales, travel and expenses, etc.) carried out in line with corporate standards using SAP where appropriate;
  • Suppliers selected and managed to maximum value for money, needs of internal and external stakeholders analyzed, understood and fully considered.
  • To identify, assess, report and monitor progress in addressing risks to the achievement of project objectives.
  • To complete and compile timely and accurate MCC reports to capture programme progression, challenges and risks
  • Deliver the monitoring and evaluation plan for Uganda, using the BMM programme’s monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Collect and record all quantitative data within deadline and according to corporate standards.
  • Liaise with communication team, responsible for the effective communication and dissemination of the programme

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the British Council BMM Project Manager job placement must hold a University Degree in project management, business or social studies including in development, migration or Social Studies.
  • Four years’ experience including at least one year in a managerial role (project management)
  • Experience of managing the delivery of projects delivered through partners and / or using outsourced providers – through client/partner funds.
  • People skills, ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines


  • Relevant Project management certification, PMP, Prince 2 and/or Project Management for Development (PMD)
  • Management of Risk (MoR)

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online through the British Council online application system at the link below.

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Deadline: 27th  July 2023

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