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 Officer Higher Education and Science in our São Paulo office. 


Location São Paulo, SP
Salary R$ 4.235,00 plus benefits
Duration Indefinite
Closing date Domingo, 16 de Junho de 2019

Role overview


As our new Project Officer Higher Education and Science you will be responsible for supporting the management, promotion and implementation of the British Council Higher Education and Science agendas by providing essential logistic and administrative support to the successful delivery of events and programmes.

This role will have to achieve the sector targets and objectives, and promote an audience-led approach to the deliveries of key projects such as the Newton Fund, and the British Council´s “Universidades para o Mundo” and “Women in Science” in Brazil.     


You should have:

  • Experience working with projects’ implementation, preferably in science and higher education.
  • Experience with stakeholders in government, universities and state agencies; and experience using contacts’ database.
  • Experience in organising and promoting events, including contact with suppliers, organisation of guest lists and rsvp, and events’ report.
  • Experience creating projects’ presentations.
  • Experience writing reports of projects and using monitoring & evaluation tools.        


As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background, therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours (competencies) that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose. 


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.

Brazil is an important trading and cultural partner for the United Kingdom, as the largest country in Latin America with a population of over 200 million. 

The British Council in Brazil engages annually with audiences of around 2 m people through a range of educational services, cultural and artistic exchanges with the UK, developing greater knowledge of the English language, providing teaching and training services and administering examinations from the UK. 

How to apply

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

Please note that deadline for application is June 16, 2019 at 23:59 UK time (19:59 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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