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Administrative and Finance Coordinator - Ministry of Education, Colombia
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Colombia
Location
Bogota
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
Pay Band H / Location: Bogotá, Colombia / Contract: Project Based - 9 months approx. conditioned to a contract with a stakeholder / Salary: 2’959.000 COP plus benefits / Post holder must have the right to work in Colombia.
 
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ABOUT THE JOB
As our next Administrative and Finance Coordinator you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting expenditure, income and costs of a large-scale project within the English for Education Systems (EES) and Schools Units of the British Council Colombia according to the project´s contract with a public stakeholder and complying with British Council policies.

WHAT SHOULD YOU HAVE
You should have:
  • University degree in economy, administration, accounting, engineering, math, finances or related areas.
  • 3-year proven of experience in financial, administrative and / or control management.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in the administration of contracts and suppliers.
  • The ability to operate in English at a A2 level.
  • The ability to operate in Spanish (both written and spoken) at a C1 level.
ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOURS OR COMPETENCIES 
As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background; therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY? 
Because you will be joining an organisation that 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. 

Colombia is an important commercial, cultural and educational partner for the U.K and we need to increase the impact of our operation locally. In Colombia, the British Council works mainly in English, Education and Arts. The British Council’s delivers a series of consultancy and large- scale projects in the public sector. 

The British Council’s English for Education System Strategic Business Unit (EES) formulates and delivers a series of projects for both the public and private sectors.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?  
MOE Administrative and Finance Coordinator
British Council  Behaviours
British Council Core skills

HOW TO APPLY?  
Click on the apply button and follow the instructions.

WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE?
If you are interested, please make sure to apply before the closing date: February 16, 2020 at 23:59 UK time (5.59 pm COL Time).

HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKE?  
After reviewing applications, you can be shortlisted for an interview or not, in either case we will notify you.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. Thanks so much for your patience!   

ABOUT US 
The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 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 has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. In line with the British Council’s safeguarding policies, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

British Council does not require any kind of payment for our recruitment processes. All of our vacancies are posted in our jobs portal https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/ and in LinkedIn by direct members of staff.