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Senior Chevening Programme Officer

Senior Chevening Programme Officer

Organization: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Apply By: 16 Jul 2024

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

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About the Organization

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is the ministry of foreign affairs and a ministerial department of the Government of the United Kingdom. The office was created on 2 September 2020 through the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

Job Description

The successful candidate will play a critical role, working with colleagues in the High Commission and the Deputy High Commissions across India, as well as external stakeholders. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are hence essential.

The candidate will be responsible for the administration, budget and logistics, helping deliver the largest programme in the world. The successful candidate will need to be methodical with good organisational skills, be creative and show initiative. Ability to multitask and work under pressure will be welcome.

Strong IT skills are vital to perform this role effectively.

An enthusiastic team-player, a self-starter who can think on their feet, deliver efficiently and follow strict timelines.

Job Responsibilities

Programme Administration (50%)

  • Managing the Chevening application process, supporting the process of shortlisting, working on dashboard & huddle and arranging interviews and panel members.
  • Act as main point of contact for Chevening candidates, scholars and fellows and deal with all queries.
  • Liaising with Chevening Secretariat in London to coordinate the application and selection process (not siting in interview panels). 
  • Making purchase orders and maintaining budgets.
  • Updating and maintaining the database of Chevening alumni.

Programme Outreach and Marketing (20%)

  • Generating written and visual content for social media and press.
  • Promoting Chevening by helping arranging talks in institutions and events
  • Keeping records of the Chevening marketing budget, promotional material, contacting suppliers for quotations according to the Chevening branding guidelines.
  • Internal communications for promoting Chevening within the High Commission and the Deputy High Commissions.

Alumni Engagement (20%)

  • Event management – helping organise pre-departure events, welcome back events, thematic events and working closely with the larger network in India.
  • Collaborating with teams within the High Commission for delivery of events.
  • Supporting in preparing case studies of alumni and keeping the case study bank up-to-date.
  • Support in preparing bids.

Finance/Budgets (10%)

  • Ensuring all financial issues are dealt effectively.
  • Involved in maintaining budget for engagements, marketing and CAPF
  • Working closely with finance team.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Able to use the basic desktop functions (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer)
  • Minimum graduate degree
  • Minimum 5 years full time work experience
  • Strong IT skills (including word, excel & power point) and web based applications.
  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Efficient in Digital media messaging

Language requirements:

  • Language:  Language:  Fluency in written and spoken English. Ability to write and communicate effectively.
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