This Call for Proposals is to identify an associate consultant that will be contracted on a draw-down basis to support British Council Ghana Arts Programme to respond to programme delivery and emerging opportunities in its arts portfolio in line with country, regional and corporate priorities.  Based in Accra, Ghana, the consultant will also work closely with colleagues in the wider West Africa cluster (Nigeria and Senegal) and provide insights into the local Arts Sector.

All the programme areas will focus on mainstreaming the inclusion of women, disabled, youth and participants from diverse economic backgrounds as well as other marginalised groups in its design. 


British Council is a leader in education, arts and English language 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 (Art Connects Us) 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 including through the emerging New Narratives programme. The consultant will contribute to this through Ghana-specific insights and delivery.

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 programme delivers programmes through Three Core Offers: Cultural Exchange, Creative Economy and Shared Global Challenges.  

Approach and Activities

The selected consultant will be contracted for a maximum of 180 days from 14 June 2021 to 31 March 2022 to provide the services and deliverables as articulated at the start of the consultancy and quarterly afterwards, 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 broad approach for delivery of the consultancy will be in line with Work- From- Home protocols in place at the British Council office in Accra or at various locations across SSA or UK as required by the consultancy.


The key deliverables for the consultant will be finalised on contracting and include (but not be limited to):

  • Supporting Business Continuity by providing interim support to Ghana.
  • Supporting Business Development with identified potential partners in line with Business Development protocols.
  • Managing and / or supporting development of delivery partnerships with arts organisations and grantees in the UK and Sub Saharan Africa. 
  • Building insight on trends, key people and organisations in Ghana and providing same periodically to the Sub Saharan Africa arts team.
  • Monitoring, Quality assuring and supporting delivery of artistic or creative economy projects between Ghana and the UK.
  • Reporting on activities supported and sharing learning / recommending improvements.
  • Representing the Ghana arts team in events and various other fora to share approaches and insights as agreed with programme lead.

Project Planning and Delivery

  • To implement a portfolio of projects within the West Africa Arts programme with the support of internal project officers, UK project managers and/or external delivery partners to meet agreed project targets.
  • To be the dedicated point of contact for assigned projects managed in Ghana and digital / social media activity for West Africa.
  • To manage relationships with project partners, and representing the project to other external stakeholders
  • To ensure that all project activity reflects key equal opportunities and diversity requirements  
  • Project planning, using tools including project plans and initiation documents, Project logic models, Gantt charts and scorecard instruments (audience forecasts and actuals, quality of service questionnaires)

Finance Management

  • Prepare and manage detailed expenditure budgets for projects to British Council standards
  • Manage cash flow, profiling and monthly, quarterly analysis and annual reporting of budgets managed.
  •  Manage procurement in accordance with corporate procurement policy and processes
  • Support Programme Manager with information for monthly budget management reports and quarterly reforecasting returns

Marketing and Communications and Evaluation

  • Support in impact evaluation, qualitative and quantitative measurement of the programmes achievements as outlined in the Theory of Change and subsequently in the communication and visibility of these outcomes
  • Work with the Marcomms colleagues to develop and manage digital marketing and audience development campaigns including but not limited to social media platforms
  • Provide content to the Marcomms team for communications materials for distribution internally and externally in Ghana, the region and UK
  • Ensure the evaluation strategy for each project is implemented in accordance with Corporate Scorecard standards and to report likely variations from target

Market Intelligence and Ghana Arts Sector Links

Working with other members of arts team, the post holder will:

  • Maintain and expand knowledge of the Nigerian arts sector
  • Develop and sustain relationships with key practitioners and organisations, both established and emerging talent;
  • Represent our work in arts to external partners and stakeholders
  • Proactively identify and pursue opportunities for developing new physical and digital audiences for delivery of British Council arts projects in Nigeria
  • Provide advice to UK organisations, artists and professional networks on the international development of their work

Continuous Professional Development

  • Engage in professional networks and continuous professional development to ensure that knowledge and expertise are kept updated.

Cross-cutting Issues

In the delivery of the assignment, the consultant will be required to ensure to be guided by British Council requirements as follows:

 Linkages with other interventions

This assignment links to British Council’s work in arts, education and society as outlined at: 


Travel: All Travel will be governed and managed in line with British Council Travel Risk Management policy and all travellers will need to adhere to Travel Risk Management requirements issued at the time of travel.

All consultants will be required to procure their own insurance for travel and other activity in relation to the programme except as otherwise agreed.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Where there are no Monitoring & Evaluation responsibilities connected to the assignment, the consultants will still need to participate in M and E activity as outlined by the M and E consultants as well as monitor delivery of the M and E consultancy by the selected supplier and report to British Council on this.  

Additionally, if any interesting case studies and experiences come to the notice of the consultants, they will be required to share this with British Council.

Timing and Resources

The assignment durations is 14 June 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The contract is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement. 

Remuneration will be pegged as follows:

·         Maximum Chargeable Days per month – 20 Days

·         Daily Rate  GHS 303 (Three hundred and three Ghana Cedis) per day for up to 20 days per month (Based on Ghana March 2021 BKR).

 All remuneration is all inclusive (with the exception of out of city travel) and subject to 5% withholding Tax.

Management Arrangements

The consultant will report to the Director of Programmes, Ghana with support and dotted line of reporting to other team members in the cluster and region relating to various deliverables.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in the arts and creative sector either within an institutional, government or non-government setting in SSA and at least one other context preferably the UK.
  • Sector knowledge in the field of arts and project management.
  • Partnership development and fundraising.
  • Managing relationships with stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of digital media tool.
  • Experience working with diverse cross-cultural teams

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter in one pdf attachment to Please use ‘Ghana Arts Consultant’ as the e-mail subject matter. We will receive applications until June 2nd, 2021. Interviews will commence shortly after.