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Business Operations Assistant - Cairo
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
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Business Support Services
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Locally appointed Grade J
Vacancy Description
Job Title: Business Operations Assistant Department: Business Operations Location: Cairo - Egypt Contract Duration: 1-year Fixed Term contract - renewable Grade: J Salary: 4600 EGP/Month Closing date: 24 February 2020

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.


To support the business operations administration function maintains systems, processes, documentation, handle internal enquiries and prepare management information reports for multiple functions that may require assistance depending on the size and SBU’s within country. The role will contribute to the achievement of British Council corporate standards and meet relevant polices/ procedures.


To be a pro-active member of the business operations team, and depending on the size of the country, may manage a small team. Work as part of an efficient and effective team to support the business in achieving objectives. The role will ensure that team performance adds value to the delivery of objectives and to ensure that all risks, compliance and business continuity are identified and monitored.


To support Business Operations Team to ensure smooth and efficient running of British Council resources and services which meet corporate standard. As a member of the Business Operations team, the post holder is to provide support and excellent level of service to all activity streams in Egypt, particularly in the activity areas of premises, to meet corporate standards ensuring health and safety standards, environmental standard and local legislation requirements are met and maintained to promote a positive image to customer, clients and staff. 


Main opportunities/challenges for this role

The Business Operations function has undergone a significant restructure to position it more effectively to support the rapidly changing needs of the British Council. With this, a vital part of this role is to adapt and embed new practices and processes that may rise from the change.

The business operations assistant role will require adaptability and durability to change and will often support management in the delivery of change.

Role Profile
British Council Core Skills.
British Council Behaviours

If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 24 February 2020.

Please make sure to complete your application as we do not check personal resumes or profiles.  

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 matter - 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.