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Business Support Manager - Cameroon
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Business Solutions
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6/ Location: Yaounde, Cameroon/ Contract type: Indefinite/ Requirements: Applicants must have existing legal right to live and work in Cameroon / Closing date and time: 2 February 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Business Support Manager in Cameroon.

The Role:

Business Support Manager

The Role Purpose:

The post holder is responsible for leading the Business Support team and providing efficient and effective administrative support to all staff.  Main areas of responsibility include facilities management, IT, procurement, customer services, health and safety and security.  The post holder will also provide in-country support on finance, risk and compliance and HR, working with business leads based in other countries in the region. The Business Support team is made up of an IT consultant and the office support staff.

Role Requirements:

  • Qualified to degree level, or equivalent by experience
  • A good level of spoken and written English (at least B2 level)
  • Degree in business related subject desirable 
  • Proven understanding and experience of administration
  • Experience of an ERP system
  • Proven experience of working in the non-governmental or not-for-profit sectors
  • Contract Management experience and knowledge 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in working with a diverse team
  • Experience of working in a matrix management structure 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 Manager Cameroon - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 2 February 2020  (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.