Teacher of English (HP), Ethiopia
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Addis Ababa
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: Teacher Salary pay scale Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Duration: Fixed Term Contract - One Year, Hourly paid The post is on local terms, Applicant must have existing right to work in Ethiopia Deadline for application: 23 August 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The Opportunity

§  Are you interested in building a career where you can improve people’s lives?

§  Are you looking for a challenge working as part of a dynamic team?

§  If so, are you interested in working for the British Council as a teacher?


Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better-quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications. Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.


About the Job

The British Council is currently looking to recruit English teachers for our centre in Addis Ababa. The Office in Ethiopia has young, dynamic staff from many backgrounds and who are fun to work with. This is an opportunity to join an Organisation with a great network of teachers and you will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.

English and Examinations

English language teaching and assessment are central to our cultural relations mission, creating international opportunities and building trust, especially with the UK, by promoting English as a common language for trade, diplomacy, debate and access to a lifelong world of education and employment.  We provide people worldwide with access to the life-changing opportunities that come from learning English and gaining valuable UK qualifications.  Our work helps to maintain the UK’s profile and expertise in English language teaching and assessment worldwide.

 Role Purpose and accountabilities
The Teacher of English at the British Council will be part of the teaching Centre. The role will support British Council’s global English strategy through the implementation and management of activity plans in support of Ethiopia Teaching Centre strategy to meet income and impact targets and enhance the British Council’s reputation in Ethiopia for English language teaching expertise.  

The Teacher of English will promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English and support the wider aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission. 

The post holder will support British Council’s global English strategy by: 
 ·         Delivering teaching to the highest standards of English Language Teaching
 ·         Enhancing the  British Council’s reputation as a world authority in English Language Teaching
 ·         Continuing to pursue professional development and sharing of best practices   

Main Opportunities/ Challenges for this role   
       Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations
 ·        Ensuring teaching meets quality standards and organisational expectations
 ·        Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
 ·        Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: You must have the following to be considered: 

  • Right to live and work in Ethiopia
  • Appropriate police check required
  • High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module\
  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL
  • Undergraduate / University degree
  • Two years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience / other recognized qualification
  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children
  • Effective communication and engagement with children and their parents/guardians


You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our students and customers an exceptional experience.

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


RP Teacher of English.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 before 23 August 2019 (23:59 UK Time)  

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.


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. 

 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.