Office Administrator Ethiopia

at British Council
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted February 1, 2020
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The Office Administrator will support all aspects of programme delivery from the Addis Ababa Programme Hub. The post holder will provide administrative, financial and logistical support to programme activities and facilitate strong day to day working relationships between programme staff, consultants, partners and grant recipients. The post-holder will need to apply a very strong understanding of control principles, procedures and policy frameworks within very tight timescales to ensure that programme activity being delivered by British Council staff and partners is adequately supported.


Role Requirements:

  • Fluency in English. (C1 or IELTS 6.5), Amharic and / or language spoken and used in one of the regional states
  • First degree or equivalent professional experience in logistics management, project management, business administration finance or related discipline
  • Professional logistics management qualification desirable
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role managing client funded projects and or grants
  • Office Administration - Ability to maintain and organise data, paper records and office resources and make logistical and travel arrangements under time pressure
  • Financial Management – a thorough understanding of procurement and financial control principles within the British Council / donor funded environment.

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 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. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

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.

Applying Instructions

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

Office Administrator Ethiopia Role Profile.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

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


Further details:
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 9 February 2020 (23:59 UK Time)  

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