Hub Officer (East) Ethiopia
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Addis Ababa
Education & Society
Job Category
Business Solutions
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6/ Post Duration: Fixed term Contract 2.5 years/ Eligibility: Right to live and work in Ethiopia/ Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Deadline for application: 24 January 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

About The Job:

The British Council is 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 do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body




 The Role 

The Regional Hub Officer supports all aspects of regional programme delivery.   The Regional Hub Officer will provide administrative, financial and logistical support to programme activities and facilitate strong day to day working relationships between programme staff, consultants, partners and grant recipients. The Hub Officer will need to apply a very strong understanding of control principles and policy frameworks to ensure that British Council and DFID policies and procedures can be adequately implemented in the regional office context..


Main Opportunities:

The hub officer will need excellent organisational skills to plan and deliver their contribution to competing priorities flowing from main programme strategies including financial planning and management, technical work and activity plans and MEL and oversight activity. 

Maintain and manage the office facilities, equipment, communication in line with British Council and DFID standards

Direct participation in a range of programme delivery activities including CSO capacity assessments and capacity building, monitoring, evaluation and learning

Maintain and strengthen a harmonised relationship with the host organisation and manage the office facilities, equipment, communication, etc.



The person we are looking for should possess the following essential requirements:


A first degree or equivalent professional experience in project management, business administration, finance or related discipline.

At least three years’ experience in a similar role working in the NGO or donor funded context

Direct experience of preparing and presenting highlight reports for mixed audience groups including clients, partners, senior managers and corporate stakeholders.

Fluency in English, Amharic and one of the local languages.



If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post, please refer to the role profile for more information about the role, its accountabilities, deliverables and person specification.



Hub Officer(East) Ethiopia.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Further details:


Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES

Short-listing is carried out against the essential knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience as specified in the Role Profile which accompanies this. Were required, desirable skills can also be used.

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 24 January 2019 ( (23:59 UK Time)  

Our Equality Commitment:
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.