Human Resources Manager West Africa Cluster - Ghana
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Human Resources
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6 / Location: Accra, Ghana/ Contract type: 2 years Fixed Term Contract (locally appointed)/ Requirements: Applicants must have pre-existing legal right to live and work in Ghana/ Closing date and time: 21 August 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Manager for West Africa Cluster countries. The role is based in Accra, Ghana. 

The Role: Human Resources Manager West Africa Cluster 

Location: Accra, Ghana 

The Role Purpose:


To manage HR operations, overall objectives and business priorities in support of all British Council teams based in Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Cameroon. The HR Manager will work to ensure the overall objectives and business priorities, in line with regional and corporate policies are managed.
The HR Manager West Africa Cluster will also manage the delivery of a range of agreed HR services to internal customers, lead on and contribute to the agreed HR projects in the cluster and the region.

Additionally, the purpose of the HR Manager is to provide British Council staff based in West Africa Cluster with advice and services on a range of HR issues, provide accurate and accessible information and support the achievement of operational goals.



Role Requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent in Business Administration/Human Resource Management from a recognised institution
  • Recognised Human Resources qualification advantageous
  • Proficiency in English – B2 level
  • French desirable 
  • Five (5) years’ progressive experience and track record in HR management
  • Experience and understanding of best practice in HR processes and systems
  • Understanding of relevant areas of HR (Reward, Recruitment, Learning & Development, Performance management, Employee Relations, Labour Law, 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' and Business Partnering)
  • Budget management experience 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:

HR Manager West Africa Cluster - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf


Closing date for applications is 21 August 2019 (23:59 UK time)
Interviews are scheduled for the 28 August 2019. 

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. 
Please ensure you give examples of the required essential criteria. 

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.