Examinations Services Officer
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
Location: Algiers, Algeria • Exams Service • Contract type: 1 Year Fixed term • Pay band: H • Closing date and time: 26,July,2019


Role purpose:

To contribute to meeting British Council’s regional and country objectives through the efficient, effective and compliant delivery of UK examinations across Algeria and meeting income and volume targets. This will be achieved by:


· Smooth running of exams, with primary responsibility for Aptis, University, Professional and Schools Exams in addition to contribute to running IELTS occasionally.

· Meeting all areas of compliance of UK exam boards and British Council in line with British Council corporate standards.

Providing support to the Exams Operations Manager in reparation of financial data and monitoring payments.

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 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.

We opened in Algeria in 1962 (officially in 1981) and moved back office in British Embassy during the 1990s, re-opening with a greater public interface in 2006. The operation is very much focussed on the Education, and English and Exams SBUs, and delivers smaller arts and society projects.

A Teaching Centre opened in April 2015 and has grown rapidly. Following the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement between the UK and Algerian governments our work supporting the reform agendas of the ministries of education and higher education, most notably in English, has increased. We are a trusted partner and service provider to those wishing to access UK education, international qualifications and English language expertise.

Examinations work focuses on providing access to high quality UK qualifications to Algerian customers, thereby facilitating the building of relationships with our target audiences, and improving the employment prospects of young Algerians, whether at home or abroad.

The British Council is an equal opportunities and diversity employer, and the post-holder will play a role in ensuring that Equality, Diversity and Inclusion polices are consistently applied throughout the operation.

The British Council has a fundamental duty of care of all children engaged in activities with us under our mandatory Child Protection Policy. All our employees must be familiar with and follow the Child Protection Code of Conduct. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC 1989.

Successful Candidates

Suitable candidates should have:

Minimum/essential requirements:

-English, spoken and written, to at least C1 on CEFR

       -Arabic or French, spoken and written to at least C1 on CEFR

       - First degree or equivalent

-Experience managing small teams or demonstrating team-leader abilities

-Experience working in international and politically challenging environment

-Experience of managing logistics

        -Experience of working to deadlines in a pressured environment.


Desirable requirements: 


- Experience managing operations in Exams environment



Benefits Package


Pay Band  H : Gross Salary 78,000.00 DZD (Before tax and social security deductions)
Transportation allowance : 2,000.00 DZD
Food Allowance: 5,000.00 DZD

Closing Date 

If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 26 July 2019  (23:59 DZ Time) 

Role information

Role Profile.doc
BC Behavior.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf
Child Protection code.pdf

NOTE: for internal applicants provide your last performance report. 



Equality Statement


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 try and 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.


Child Protection


The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.




The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect 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.  

We are committed to employing disabled people.