Bridging Voices Project Manager

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 28

Position description

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow. 

Job Category  

Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory  

British Council

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  


The Bridging Voices Project Manager will oversee the organizing, planning, management and reporting for the Bridging Voices project, a three-year program funded by the Henry R. Luce Foundation. The Project Manager will support a grant-making program which seeks to address the future of religion in the public square in the US and UK, while also supporting a network of experts, practitioners, policymakers and academics working in the religion and international affairs space.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and organize all project materials according to project management standards
  • Manage a grant program of three grants, which includes a call for proposals, a one-time grant selection process, contract management, grant management, and grantee communications
  • Manage the external and internal communications of project outputs and outcomes
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation for the project
  • Manage relationships with project partners, including partner project delivery
  • Manage workshop events with grantees and a final conference at the end of the project
  • Manage the project budget, including cash flow, forecasting and reporting
  • Manage the duties of the Bridging Voices Project Coordinator in coordination with the Head of Society Programs
  • Manage and write the project reporting to the Henry R. Luce Foundation in coordination with the Head of Society Programs

Essential qualifications and experience  

  • Previous experience leading 1 major project
  • Previous finance and budgeting experience
  • Previous events management experience
  • Previous experience working with diverse stakeholders, including universities, NGOs, think tanks, research institutions and government entities


Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.


*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

Desirable qualifications and experience  

  • Knowledge of the religion and international affairs sector

  • Previous experience running a grant-making program

  • Previous experience working on external communications of project outputs and outcomes

  • Master’s Degree in international relations, religious studies, political science or sociology

  • Project management qualification or course completion


Required competencies  

Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service

Application instructions

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