The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. In Brazil, we are a not-for-profit subsidiary. 

We currently have a vacancy for a Project Assistant, Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies - Brazil


Location São Paulo, SP or Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Salary R$ 3,089, plus benefits
Duration Fixed-term, 1 year
Closing date Quarta-feira, 26 de Fevereiro de 2020

Role overview

As our new Project Assistant, Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) you will be responsible for assisting the Project Manager in the implementation, management and delivery of the British Council´s Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies programme in Brazil. Activities include monitoring and evaluation of project data, providing essential logistic and administrative support, amongst others.


Because you will be joining 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 work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of English language, arts and culture, education and civil society. Brazil is an important trading and cultural partner for the United Kingdom, as the largest country in Latin America with a population of 210 million. Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies is a British Council pilot programme that takes a holistic approach to addressing entrenched issues of economic and social exclusion.

Currently in its pilot phase, DICE takes an 'ecosystem' approach to nurturing economic inclusion, with a focus on women and girls, young people, disabled people and other often excluded groups. In Brazil, the programme, about to enter its third year, has focused on training social and creative entrepreneurs in peripheral communities, linking UK and Brazilian intermediary organisations, and has instigated a programme of leadership development for creative hubs.


You should have proven experience organising and promoting events; liaising with ad agencies for creation and production of marketing materials; writing texts in both Portuguese and English and working with information from and for stakeholders, clients and suppliers.  You must also have the ability to operate in Portuguese and English (both written and spoken) at IELTS level 6.0 / CEFR B2 or equivalent. Non-native speakers of Portuguese may be required to take a Portuguese language test.

How to apply

Please visit our e-recruitment page to learn more about the post and its requirements and apply online.

Please note that the deadline for application is 26 February 2020 at 23:59 UK time (20:59 Brasilia time).

Only applications submitted through the online system will be accepted. No additional information will be provided to candidates at this stage.

Fluency in Portuguese and English is mandatory. Applications must be presented in English. Candidates will be interviewed in English as well. 


This is a locally-engaged post. Candidates must have the right to work in Brazil by the time they submit their application. The British Council is not able to support or sponsor work visa applications from non-Brazilians. 

Due to internal policy, former members of staff who left the organisation under a redundancy process are not eligible to apply within 2 years from exit date.  

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity and diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. 

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