Office Assistant/Driver-CSSP2, Ethiopia
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Addis Ababa
Business Support Services
Job Category
Business Solutions
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade J
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: 2/J Location: Ethiopia Duration: Fixed Term Contract (2.5 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

To provide driving, administrative, and logistical related support to the Civil Society Support Programme Phase 2 (CSSP2) team of the British Council. The post holder will also expect to provide routine logistics and administrative support to the CSSP2 team, in the areas of facilities management, procurement and wider logistics.




·        Provision of safe and secure transport services to staff and visitors (national and international consultants), including meeting and greeting at the airport.

·        Delivery and collection of documents and other items from organisations in Addis Ababa and other locations in Ethiopia

·        Assistance in managing protocols for document clearance (customs, for example)

·        Maintaining vehicle logs and ensuring vehicles are fully equipped with required documents and supplies, including first aid kits, fire extinguishers and vehicle maintenance and repair equipment

·        Support the supply and maintenance of communications (postal services, telephone and internet services)

·        Support to accommodation and logistical bookings for staff, ad hoc guests, workshops and other events


If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below: 
Office Assistant/Driver-CSSP2, 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)

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.