British Council Colombia is looking for a Cultural Heritage Specialist & Field Coordinator :
The Cultural HeritageSpecialist and Field Coordinator will support Programme Technical Lead,Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (C.
H.I.G.), to deliver a two-year pilotprogramme focusing on cultural heritage and indigenous communities in Colombia,with cultural relations activities and connections to the UK and Colombia.
The Cultural HeritageSpecialist and Field Coordinator will work with cultural heritage partners inColombia and indigenous communities to deliver projects which fosterinclusion, economic growth and social welfare for Colombia’s indigenous groupsand provide them with opportunities for their sustainable survival.
The Cultural HeritageSpecialist and Field Coordinator will implement and develop a programmefollowing Colombia’s C.H.I.G.
Creative Economy; Sustainable tourism and Stakeholders Management.
Context and Environment :
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.
Colombia is an important commercial, cultural and educational partner for the UK and we need to increase the impact of our operation locally.
In Colombia, the British Council works mainly in English, Education and Arts. The British Council’s delivers a series of consultancy and large-
scale projects in the public sector.
Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (C.H.I.G.)
Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (C.H.I.G.) is a new 2 year British Council pilot programme taking place in Colombia, Kenya and Vietnam.
Cultural Heritage, both tangible and intangible, can cover many areas : from the built environment through to cultural traditions like craft, music, language and ancestral indigenous knowledge.
Heritage has been proven to provide direct and indirect benefit to communities and individuals leading to social welfare and economic growth in tourism and job creation.
It has a powerful role to play in shaping distinctive, vibrant and prosperous places that attract regeneration and development and improved quality of life.
Heritage is crucial to helping people locate a sense of identity, improving community cohesion and citizenship. Furthermore, it can be used as a tool for education, improved skills and employability.
As one of most cultural diverse countries, Colombia has been spreading indigenous heritage as an exhibition window around the world, promoting cultural expressions like music, carnivals and festivals but also diverse craftworks and tourism.
Nonetheless, indigenous welfare programs focused on protecting their intangible heritage are less common, and their economic and cultural sustainability at risk.
Challenges, Responsibilities and Duties :
Working with the Programme Technical Lead will ensure the effective delivery and impact of the C.H.I.G. programme in Colombia that is in line with our arts and culture strategies in the UK, the Americas region and Colombia’s Country Plan.
Through project management, administrative support, logistics,attention to cultural stakeholder partnerships and efficient financial, the CulturalHeritage Specialist will make a major contribution tothe successful delivery of the British Council’s Cultural Heritage forInclusive Growth (C.H.I.G.) programme.
Duties must be done in line with EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) and green policies and any other relevant corporate policy :
3) Partnership and Relationship Management
5) Monitoring and Evaluation
Requirements for the Job :
At least 4 years working withcommunities through a participatory approach. Heritage sector expertise, with IntangibleCultural Heritage (ICH)
Other important features or requirements of the job (e.g. travel, unsocial / evening hours, restrictions on employment, visa requirements) :
Occasionalunsociable hours in the evenings and weekends might be required.Regular travel inColombia
For further details, please refer to the attached documents :
Role Profile - Cultural Heritage Specialist & Field Coordinator.pdf
British Council Behaviours
British Council Core Skills
Closing date : 23 : 59 UK time / 17 : 59 COL time, 7 of August 2018.
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