Regional Hubs Coordinator, CSSP II at British Council – Vacancy Ethiopia

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Regional Hubs Coordinator, CSSP II at British Council

British Council

British Council

Position: Regional Hubs Coordinator, CSSP II

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Contract

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: June, 12/2022

The 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 benefits 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 participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and 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.

Role Purpose

To ensure effective hub operations management and regional level engagement with stakeholders of the Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) Phase 2 in line with client and British Council requirements, and to support CSSP2’s Team Leader and Senior Management Team on Hub related undertakings.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

The role holder will be responsible for the operational delivery of programme activity via the regional hubs, including resourcing and finances. Coordination and quality assurance of the work of the regional teams. Leading on new hub delivery models and ways of working.

Relationship management: Responsible for effective relationship management with stakeholders at regional and woreda levels.

Programme performance – Ensure that the hub management system is sufficiently robust to provide the required support and assurance. Provide leadership and direction on aspects of stakeholders’ management, projects delivery, quality assurance, grant management and reporting.

Maintain high performing teams, retain talented people who connect as a team, respect and learns from each other through creating development opportunities, better coordination, improved wellbeing, values, and behaviours, etc. Ensure that the safety and security protocols and business continuity plans are robust and staff are fully aware of and adhere to procedures and standards

Serve as a focal person for ‘Young People’ thematic area to provide need-based technical leadership and strategic direction for CSSP2 on its support to and engagement with young people both at partner and programme level.

Role-specific knowledge and experience:

The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • A first degree or equivalent professional experience in social sciences, project management, business administration, or related discipline.

  • Minimum of five years of experience managing a client funded programme

  • Sound understanding of youth-related issues in Ethiopia

  • Experience in managing a capacity development programme preferably for civil society organisations

  • Experience in managing multi-country or large programmes that have met project closure standards and passed audits.

  • Experience in working with several different funding sources and knowledge of different programme frameworks and compliance rules.

  • Experience in working within a consortium arrangement or with other funding partners or sponsors and management of associated contracts. 


  • Professional project management qualification

  • Experience in successfully closing down a client funded programme

Further Information

Pay band: 8

Contract type: Fixed Term Until August 2023

Alternative locations the role could be based: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Department: English and Exams

Essential Requirements – The role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

Additional Information: 

Closing Date – 12 June 2022 applications will close 23:59 Nigeria Time

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Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address underrepresentation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

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