Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Addis Ababa
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Hourly paid / Post Duration: Casual Eligibility / Eligibility: Right to live and work in Ethiopia / Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia/ Deadline for application: 31 August 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

About The Job:


The British Council provides access to English Language and other UK qualifications through its Examinations Services. The UK qualifications and assessments that we provide have the power to change people’s lives, enabling them to access life, study or work opportunities overseas or in their own countries. Qualifications and examinations are one of the most powerful drivers of improvements in teaching, learning and professional practice.



The British Council Examinations Services administers a wide range of UK exams on behalf of UK based Exam Boards and awarding bodies. These include English proficiency exams such as IELTS, Cambridge English and Aptis, school exams such as IGCSE, O and A levels for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Edexcel International, a range of professional such as ACCA (accounting) and university qualifications.


 The Role 


To ensure that any test administered by the British Council runs smoothly on the test day/s and that all assigned test day duties and standards are met.

As an Invigilator, you will be part of a wider team of exams venue staff expected to support the delivery of a variety of tests in various locations. You will be required to work very closely with British Council Examinations Services staff, other venue staff and venue service providers to ensure the test days run smoothly.


§  Invigilate examinations to the standard required by the British Council Examinations Service and the relevant Exams Boards.

§  Actively monitor candidates during tests to make sure that there is no violation of test conditions.

§  Enable good customer flow by giving candidates clear direction and answering their enquiries.

§  Ensure that candidates follow the agreed exam procedures regarding the location and security of their belongings.

§  Attend all briefing and training sessions as requested by the British Council Examinations Services Centre.

§  Complete all mandatory training modules: Data Protection, Child Protection, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Diversity, Anti-Fraud, Identity Checks as required.


The person we are looking for should possess the following essential requirements:


  • First Degree in any field or equivalent
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Experience of responding to children/ young adults and parents' needs (as customers) in a professional manner, to a high level of quality.
  • Good attention to detail. Procedures vary for different Exam Boards and types of exams, and these must be followed with precision for each type of exam.



RP Invigilators.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf
Further details:


Short-listing is carried out against the essential knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience as specified in the Role Profile which accompanies this. Were required, desirable skills can also be used.


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 by 31 August 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
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. 


 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.