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Grants Officer, Ethiopia
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Addis Ababa
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: 6 Location: Addis Ababa/ Ethiopia Duration: Fixed Term Contract (3 years) The post is on local terms, Applicant must have existing right to work in Ethiopia Deadline for application: 19 December 2018 (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.


Role purpose

The purpose of this job is to support the CSSP2 Grants Manager in contributing to the effective co-ordination and management of Civil Society Support Programme’s (CSSP) grant funds, in line with programme’s strategic direction and in compliance with policies and requirements of CSSP2, the British Council and donors



Main opportunities for the role include but not limited to;

§  CSSP2 grants will be managed across four regions in addition to Addis Ababa.  Holistic and effective upstream grant management processes as well as cross functional / regional team working will be challenging but critical to the success of multiple programme workstreams such as MEL and Finance.

§  The grants system will require a significant degree of sophistication to reflect a range of critical but competing demands to ensure the best balance of impact, impact measurement, KPI achievement, value for money and risk management.

§  Robust resource planning and strong cross functional cooperation will be key to achieving challenging KPIs and managing activity peaks and troughs inherent in the grant management cycle


If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below: 

Grants Officer, Ethiopia.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf
Further details:
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 19 December 2018 (23:59 UK Time)  

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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.