Teacher of English, Ethiopia
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Addis Ababa
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: Teacher of English / Post Duration: Fixed Term - One Year based on local terms / Eligibility: Must have legal rights to work in Ethiopia, or Approved work visa issued by Ethiopia Government / Location: Addis Ababa / Deadline for application: 24 January 2019 (23:59 GMT).

Purpose of job:   


To 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.


Context and environment:                

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Through English teaching, we are able to have a direct impact on individuals’ lives by creating life changing opportunities, breaking down barriers and helping to build trust worldwide.   

Our Teaching Centre in Addis Ababa formally opened in 2014. We offer regular public courses to adults which are timetabled in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.  Students attend two hour lessons three times a week or two three hours lessons per week over a ten week term, making 60 hours in total. We currently offer General English, IELTS preparation and Skill Up – Professional Skills for Individuals. We are introducing a young learner offer this summer with plans to expand this into the coming academic year.  

In addition to courses for the public, we deliver corporate training to the private sector as well as local ministries, government, and non-governmental organisations. We have four bright and spacious classrooms equipped with audio visual facilities and WIFI and there are break out options onto the terrace and garden spaces. In the future, we plan to install a café space where students, staff and other visitors can connect.  

The working week is either Monday – Friday or Tuesday – Saturday. Teaching colleagues can expect either a Saturday-Sunday or Sunday – Monday weekend. We are still a relatively new Teaching Centre and as we expand our activities teaching colleagues will need to show flexibility and a willingness to contribute to the development of the teaching centre.    

Our small team comprises one full time teacher, hourly paid teaching colleagues, an Academic Coordinator, a Teaching Centre Resource Manager, Resources Officer and Head of English and Exams.   


Support British Council’s global English strategy by ·        

delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT

enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT

continuing professional development and sharing of best practices     



Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations ·         

Ensuring teaching meets teaching quality standards and organisational expectations ·         

Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues ·         

Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans     


 Qualifications & Role requirements

Undergraduate / University degree 

Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL (global minimum standard)

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             

Internationally recognised Diploma in EFL i.e. Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Dip TESOL  

Experience in teaching: Post certificate General English across a range of levels to Adults (800 hours) 

Experience in teaching: Business English, Young Adults, Exam Preparation, Professional Skills Short listing and interview 



If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post, please refer to the role profile for more information about the role, its accountabilities, deliverables and person specification.


Teacher of English, Ethiopia.pdf
  Role Profile.doc

Teaching Skills and Behaviours.pdf 


 Further details:


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

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 24 January 2019 ( (23:59 UK Time)  

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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.