Business Support Assistant - Senegal
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade J
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 2/ Location: Dakar, Senegal/ Contract type: 2 years Fixed Term/ Requirements: Applicants must have existing right to live and work in Senegal / Closing date and time: 12 September 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has a great opportunity for a Business Support Assistant in Senegal. 

The Role:

Business Support Assistant

The Role Purpose:

The main purpose of the job is to provide business support services to colleagues across the office, ensuring that corporate standards are met.

Role Requirements:

  • English at Proficiency Level B2
  • French at Proficiency Level B2
  • Proficiency in Wolof desirable
  • Qualified to University degree level, or equivalent by experience
  • Degree in finance or business related subject desirable 
  • Experience working in a business support role
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities & multi-task
  • Knowledge of SAP desirable


Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Business Support Assistant - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 12 September 2019 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.

About us:

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 UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in 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.

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.

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.