Project Coordination and Legacy Cooperation Lead, World Cup 2022 - Foreign & Commonwealth Office - Closing date 21 May 2022

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  • Doha, Qatar
  • May 14, 2022
Full time Coordination

Job Description

The British Embassy Doha is part of a worldwide network that represents political, economic, security and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Project Coordination and Legacy Cooperation Lead, World Cup 2022, job grade Higher Executive Officer (HEO), to start as soon as possible.

The Role:

The UK is committed to supporting Qatar’s delivery of a safe, secure and successful World Cup in 2022 (WC22). The UK Prime Minister and the Qatari Emir have expressed a shared vision to develop a strong and multifaceted partnership to support delivery of the event. Our proposals to date encompass a wide range of Government-to-Government coordination, leveraging talent and capabilities from across Whitehall, from policing, counterterrorism, cyber security and defence to trade and consular coordination. The framework for our partnership is in place, but much is yet to still be agreed on the nuts and bolts of implementation.

As the event draws closer and brings with it increased momentum, the British Embassy in Doha is seeking an experienced policy, projects and partnerships officer to further develop and implement the UK’s Great @World Cup programme of events and installations for the World Cup period.The post holder will also be responsible for working with colleagues in London to bring together the threads of our WC22 cooperation in terms of Legacy and Values cooperation post World Cup under a single implementation programme. You will drive forward progress on initiatives which have yet to materialise and spot opportunities for further collaboration, working closely with and securing the approval of UK and Qatar Government delivery partners.

British Embassy Doha

65 of us, of many different nationalities and backgrounds, work together at the British Embassy in Doha to make the United Kingdom more prosperous and more secure, and to give consular assistance to British citizens who need their Government’s help. The Political section is at the heart of the Embassy, responsible for political and economic relations with Qatar. This is an exciting time to join the team - our bilateral relationship is strong and growing and 2021 will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

We pursue our national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.

FCDO brings together the best of Britain’s international effort and demonstrates the UK acting as a force for good in the world. We employ around 17,300 staff in our diplomatic and development offices worldwide In 280 overseas embassies and high commissions.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of Political Team in further refining and developing the Great@World Cup programme in coordination with multiple stakeholders across UK and Qatari Government, Civil Society, the Business and Cultural Communities. Maintain and further build upon a strong network of connected external contacts who can provide a platform for partnerships as well as credible challenge function for our proposals
  • Closely support the operational delivery of the Great@World Cup programme and ensure maximum impact and benefit realisation to the UK.;
  • Develop, continually refine and manage a Programme Risk/Opportunities Register, in co-ordination with relevant partners;
  • Lead on project bids for further funding for the programme, in support of the Programme Plan, bringing together existing resources and seeking additional funding where required;
  • Develop and deliver a regular reporting mechanism which regularly updates a senior Whitehall audience on progress as well as opportunities;
  • Lead on the development of co-operation proposals on the legacy programme and develop a plan of activities on sports diplomacy, utilising the best of Whitehall and the UK’s resources;
  • Lead a lessons learned exercise, bringing in partners across Whitehall;
  • Other areas, as defined within the Programme Plan.

Resources managed (staff):

  • Line management of 1 x Project Officer (TBC)

The above list is not exhaustive and the jobholder will be required to be flexible and take on other ad hoc tasks as required.

Key Behaviours:

  • Communicating and Influencing - Effectiveness in this area is about communicating purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. It’s about respecting the needs, responses and opinions of others.
  • Working Together - People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done. It requires working effectively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.
  • Managing a Quality Service - Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements. People who are effective plan, organise and manage their time and activities to deliver a high quality and efficient service, applying programme and project management approaches to support service delivery.
  • Making Effective Decisions - Effectiveness in this area is about being objective; using sound judgment, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice. It means showing clarity of thought, setting priorities, analysing and using evidence to evaluate options before arriving at well-reasoned justifiable decisions.
  • Seeing the Big Picture - Seeing the big picture is about having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives. It’s about recognising wider Civil Service priorities and ensuring work is in the national interest.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Excellent and confident communicator in English, both verbal and spoken. Able to express ideas and messages clearly and concisely, both orally and in written communication and with an eye for detail.
  • Postgraduate degree and/or undergraduate degree and other professional qualification;
  • Experience of delivering large-scale and complex programmes or projects;
  • Experience of planning and delivering large and events.
  • Experience leading or building a team and of delivering work through others;
  • Proven ability as a self-starter, taking initiative to pursue the objectives in the job description;
  • Proven competence in leading strategy development and business planning;
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Confident public speaking and networking skills.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Arabic desirable but not essential.
  • Experience working in the Gulf region;
  • Experience in public-facing communications;
  • Experience or developed understanding of the core operations of a diplomatic mission.
Required behaviours
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
Application deadline Application deadline - day Application deadline - month Application deadline - year
24 May 2022
Higher Executive Officer (HEO)
Type of Position
Working hours per week
Middle East & North Africa
Location (City)
Type of Post
British Embassy
Number of vacancies
Salary Currency
Start Date Start Date - day Start Date - month Start Date - year
1 July 2022
End Date End Date - day End Date - month End Date - year
31 March 2023
Other benefits and conditions of employment


Applicants must already reside in Qatar and hold the right to live and work there, including those either under spouse sponsorship or be able to transfer an existing sponsorship to the British Embassy. If sponsorship transfer is required, all sponsorship incurred fees shall be borne by the successful applicant. The Embassy cannot guarantee how much cost or time it may take for the process to complete.

Working Hours and Remuneration:

The British Embassy offers a competitive remuneration package, including non-negotiable salary of QR 23,572 per calendar month and transportation allowance of QR 800 per calendar month, paid in arrears.

The contract will be for a full-time employment, on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2023 subject to a probationary period.

No accommodation and relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.

Conditioned working hours is 38 hours per week. Embassy working hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Sundays to Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Due to the nature of the work, some flexibility on hours will be required.

The Embassy supports flexible working including working from home for some part of the working week. This flexibility will vary depending on the department’s commitments and requirements; hence, the jobholder will be expected to be able to make last minute changes to their work plans and work location accordingly.

The Embassy has an active Continuous Professional Development Committee, and the whole of Post is committed to providing the time and resources for staff to develop professionally. The 70/20/10 learning and development model is applied flexibility, with both internal and formal opportunities readily available.

The successful applicant will have access to a range of Learning and Development opportunities with in-house and e-learning, with the potential for overseas training. From time to time there will be requirements to assist other teams within the Department, working with other members of the team to build overall experience through delivery of training and awareness session.

The successful candidate will need to commence security clearance procedures through the Embassy and will be required to have or obtain the appropriate security clearance before employment commences and maintain this throughout period of employment.

Additional information

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must complete the online application form and attach the following documents:

  • A covering letter.
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Answer the why you have applied to this role section and Behaviours questions.

**Your application must include examples of when you have demonstrated the behaviours outlined above in your online application form. Applications that are not complete will be rejected.

The closing date for applications will be 24 May 2022 by 23:55 Doha time.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.


The recruitment process, including security clearance, is expected to take around two months.

Due to the large amount of applications, the Embassy receives only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances, medical clearance and reference checks.


The British Embassy Doha is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of service according to local Qatari employment law.

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