British Council Vacancy Fresh Graduates

British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.

We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Position: EUPE – Project Officer

Essential requirements:

  • University Degree in project management, business or social studies including in development or Social Studies.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines


  • Project Management for Development (PMD)
  • Financial Management for Development (FMD) equivalent
  • Management of Risk (MoR)

British Council is implementing the Enabling University Peace Education in Regional Conflict/Post-conflict Settings (EUPE) Project – an ambitious and innovative peace education programme in Sudan and Ethiopia. We are seeking a Project Officer to support the project delivery in Ethiopia to be part of the country delivery team.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

Programme Delivery:

  • Support the administrative and financial as well as procurement delivery as per British Council policy and client requirements.
  • Support the achievement of all agreed outputs as required by the line manager.

Relationship Management / Business Development:

  • Contribute to building long-term partnerships for the British Council.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with coalition partners and other key players;

Resources and People Management:

  • Support the management of financial resources to implement project activity accurately allocated, forecasted, monitored and reported
  • Ensure that relevant business processes (procurement, sales, travel and expenses, etc.) are carried out in line with corporate standards using SAP where appropriate;
  • Ensure that procurement is managed to the highest standards suppliers selected and managed to maximum value for money

Risk Management:

  • To identify, assess, report and monitor progress in addressing risks to the achievement of project objectives.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Support the delivery of the monitoring and evaluation plan for Ethiopia, using the programme’s monitoring and evaluation framework;

Marketing and Communications:

  • Liaise with the communication team, responsible for the effective communication and dissemination of the programme;

Further Information

  • Pay Band – 4
  • Remuneration: ETB 38,924 Gross Per Month 
  • Contract Type – 3 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Location – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Department/Function – Cultural Engagement/Programmes
  • Additional information
  • Language requirements: English language (IELTS 6 or above equivalent).
  • Fluency in Amharic
  • The Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.
  • Closing Date – 15 April 2024. Applications will close at 23:59 East Africa Time

How to Apply:

Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.

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