The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations operating in more than 110 countries and territories worldwide and has been in Ethiopia for the last 71 years.  We build trust and understanding between people worldwide by enabling them to share ideas and knowledge.  We call this "cultural relations".


Working for the British Council offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international cultural relations. You will be part of a modern, rapidly changing organization with worldwide influence and impact. Our jobs offer you scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment. You will be encouraged to pursue your personal and professional development via training, on-the-job-coaching and individual study.


British Council Ethiopia invites interested and qualified candidates for the following exciting job opportunity:


Position Title

Brief description of the role

Required qualifications and experience

Terms of contract

Examinations Manager 

Increase opportunities for young Africans to learn new skills and gain UK qualifications by providing managerial support as part of the English and Exam Strategic Business Unit. The post holder will manage all aspects of our Exams operation in Ethiopia:

·         Operational management

·         Financial planning, budget monitoring and management

·         Exam security and compliance

·         HR and Line management

  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English and Amharic (English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

·         University Degree in Business Management/Administration or related field of studies;

·         Proven experience of managing relationships with clients and experience of product development;

·         Business planning and development

·         Financial management


Examinations Officer 

Increase opportunities for young Africans to learn new skills and gain UK qualifications by providing operational support as part of the English and Exams Strategic Business Unit (SBU). Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Exam Delivery - Processing exam papers & event planning & management
  • Resource and Financial Management
  • Effective Customer relations management  (candidates and exam boards)

·         Ability to communicate  in English (both written and spoken) equivalent to CEF level B2 or IELTS 6 or higher

·         University degree

·         Customer service

·         Working as part of a team

·         Experience in financial processes






British Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified female and disabled candidates.



A detailed role profile for the post, application form and a definition guide for British Council behaviours and Core Skills can be obtained from our website at  from Thursday 07 April 2016.


Only applications on the standard form will be accepted.  All completed application forms must be submitted to the address below or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 21 April 2016 at 4:00pm.


British Council Ethiopia

PO Box 1043

Comoros Street   Including

Tel. 011 662 0388 or 011 6174300

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Deadline for application:  21 April 2016 at 4:00pm

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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