English Connects Project Coordinator Ethiopia
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Addis Ababa
Education & Society
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 4; Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / (Locally engaged contract) Post Duration: 2 year Fixed Term Contract / Eligibility:Existing right to live and work in Ethiopia / Deadline for application: 2 February 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council in Ethiopia has an exciting opportunity for an English Connects Project Coordinator PB4. 

Role Purpose: 

To support the effective, efficient and compliant delivery of the English Connects programme (£1.95 million annually, FCO and British Council funded) in a selection of the countries in which English Connects operates. English Connects is currently active in ten countries (eight of which are unrepresented) and will expand into additional SSA non-represented countries in 2020/21.

Role Requirements:

  • Written and spoken English at B2 level 
  • Written and spoken French desirable 
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • 2 years minimum project management experience
  • Strong finance and administration skills
  • Proven digital communication skills – web content input, social media, digital tools) 
  • Experience of working in an international organisation and cross cultural work desirable 

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification. 
Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 

English Connects Project Coordinator Ethiopia Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf 

Closing date for applications is 2 February 2020 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

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.

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.