British Embassy Job Vacancies in Ethiopia 2024

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Addis Ababa
  • 1,603.08 USD / Month

Website British Embassy

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British Embassy Job Vacancies in Ethiopia 2024

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Job Category 1: Development Office, Commonwealth, and Foreign Programme Roles

Job Subcategory 1: Project Delivery / Programme

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position

The principal goal of the position:

The British Office Sudan (BOS) is seeking competent, driven, and experienced candidates to join the Programme Hub to oversee and assist with the execution of our development and humanitarian initiatives. This is a great chance to make sure that our programs, through excellence in program, financial, risk, and commercial management, yield results for the people of Sudan. To do the job well, the candidate must be able to establish dependable and powerful connections with partners and suppliers. Under all circumstances, the position will involve overseeing the program cycle, risk, and finances in addition to interacting with implementing partners, advancing implementation, and guaranteeing programmatic compliance. The position will involve close collaboration with a variety of delivery partners, such as private sector suppliers, international and Sudanese NGOs, and multilateral.

Positions and duties:

In your role as Senior Programme Manager, you will be in charge of managing the portfolio of a team and spearheading the management of intricate and/or valuable programs. You will lead compliance and financial management for the programs they oversee, advise colleagues on programmatic matters, and possess a thorough understanding of the FCDO Programme Operating Framework.

Important duties consist of:

  1. Programme Leadership: Take the lead in carrying out humanitarian and development initiatives. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of particular programs, a Senior Programme Manager will be a dependable source of leadership within the program hub. They will also be tasked with offering other team members professional guidance and leadership to guarantee the team’s adherence to UK Government regulations. You will establish reliable procedures for handling this within the group and, based on the program, take the lead in its design and mobilization. If necessary, you will also serve as the program’s Responsible Owner (PRO).
  2. Building and preserving a solid rapport with our implementing partners to guarantee that our programs produce the desired outcomes and that we maximize our influence. To manage and reward partners for their excellent performance and compliance with UK regulations and standards, you will need to have a thorough understanding of the requirements of partners as outlined in our contracts or grant agreements.
  3. Providing strong financial management of programs by collaborating with officers and program managers to guarantee that budgets are followed, deviations are kept to a minimum, and value for money is realized. To guarantee that the team proactively manages accurate financial forecasting over the year and profiling for outer years, as well as timely invoice payment, thorough examination, and follow-up on financial reports and annual audited statements, you will play a significant oversight role. You will collaborate closely with partners to clarify UK requirements, identify risks to be spent, and confront subpar financial performance.
  4. Actively controlling program risk, including fiduciary risk. To ensure that we identify the primary risks to program delivery, discuss them frequently, and act quickly and effectively to mitigate risks—including elevating them to senior management when necessary—you will engage constructively with partners and the FCDO PRO. You will make sure that your program complies with the UK’s zero-tolerance policy for fraud and corruption.
  5. Increasing the ability of your group and the larger British Office Sudan to manage programs. This will entail sharing lessons learned throughout the office, cooperating with the Head of the Programme Hub to enhance the capability, sharing ideas on how to enhance program delivery, and taking part in cross-office forums such as the Portfolio Board. Additionally, you might be responsible for program managers and program officers’ line management.

Managed resources:

In this capacity, the employee will be responsible for overseeing the line management of HEO Programme Managers and serving as the British Office Sudan’s quality assurance representative for EO Programme Officers.

Essential training, expertise, and experience 1.

  • Possessing a solid grasp of best practices, processes, and procedures related to program and project management (PPM) and the ability to lead others with strength and credibility
  • The fortitude to oversee several projects or programs at once, as well as the initiative to manage one’s workload
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, and challenge implementing partners when necessary;
  • Proven financial and risk management knowledge to support effective program delivery; • Effective line management and commitment to team members’ personal development to build capability within the program delivery profession

Required education, training, and experience 1

  • Prior experience working on or in Sudan;
  • Formal Programme Management Qualifications (APM PMQ, AGILE, PRINCE2 or equivalent);
  • Experience leading and managing complex programs in contexts affected by conflict or instability; • Experience working in the international development or humanitarian sector;
  • Arabic language skills.

Essential actions 1 Developing Oneself and Others, Leadership, Making Wise Choices, Cooperation

Deadline for applications: May 1, 2024

  • Grade 1 Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
  • Type of Position 1 Fixed Term
  • Duration of Post 1 12 months
  • Region 1 Africa
  • Country/Territory 1 Ethiopia
  • Location (City) 1 Addis Ababa
  • Type of Post 1 British Embassy
  • Salary 1 USD 1,603.08
  • Start Date 1 1 July 2024


Working hours: This is a full-time position, and the employee is expected to work according to British Office Sudan’s working hours.

Given the importance of the SPM role to the goals of the BOS program, the British Office Sudan can provide flexible working arrangements like remote work, but not part-time or job-share options.

1 Additional information: This position will be located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, along with most of the British Office Sudan team. A limited number of positions will be located in Nairobi, United Kingdom.

Future travel requirements for this position may exist, but they will probably be minimal given the ongoing violence in Sudan.

In the upcoming months, there might be more openings at the British Office in Sudan. If so, we plan to use this recruitment to create a pipeline of qualified candidates that will last for about a year.

  • Need to be qualified to work in Ethiopia legally

The following guidelines apply to applying for a position:

  • The British Embassy will never request payment or fees;
  • Employees hired locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service by Ethiopian employment law;
  • Please check your application carefully before submitting it, as it cannot be changed once submitted.
  • All applicants must be eligible to receive the necessary permit or be able to work and live in the nation where the position is open with the appropriate visa or work permit.
  • The chosen candidate is accountable for obtaining the necessary permit.

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  • The equivalent local income tax amount may be deducted from the salaries of employees who are not required to pay it from their Mission salary.
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Successful candidates will undergo reference checks and security clearances; appointed candidates who did not cut may be added to a reserve list. If the same or a substantially similar role becomes available during the six- or twelve-month reserve period, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.

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