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Hub Manager – North and Eastern Region CSSPII

Location:  Addis Ababa, Dessie and Dire Dawa

Deadline: Aug 4, 2022

Job Description

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 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.

Role Purpose

The Hub Managers lead on the day-to-day delivery of the Civil Society Support Programme for a single region. Each regional manager is required to represent the programme and facilitate strong, dynamic and transparent relationship building with local civil society, government and other relevant actors and maximize the impact of their engagement with the programme.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

The work of the Hub Managers involves a strong focus on grants management, technical support and direct coaching and mentoring to CSO grant recipients, from pre-grant application support and grant selection process through to successful delivery and closure of grant funded initiatives.  The hub manager will ensure that central cross programme strategies and policies are consistently implemented within the region, following FCDO and corporate British Council standards are met.

  • Postholder will be responsible for the quality of delivery in the regional hub across the range of programme functions, particularly financial management, granting and M&E
  • And also oversee the day-to-day line management of the hub officer and the quality of regional support to programme delivery.

Role specific knowledge and experience:

  • Programme / Operations management – Ability to adapt and implement back-office programme management functions, particularly in relation to grant and downstream partner management
  • Direct experience of preparing and presenting highlight reports for mixed audience groups including clients, partners, senior managers, and corporate stakeholders

Further Information

  • Pay Band – BRC-7-F
  • ETB 52,861
  • Contract Type – Fixed Term
  • Location – Addis Ababa, Dessie and Dire Dawa
  • Closing Date – 4 August 2022 applications will close 23:59 South Africa Time
  • Occasional evening and weekend working may be required

Job Requirements

Essential Requirement:

  • At least three years’ experience in a similar role managing donor funded projects and/or grants.
  • Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar role in managing CSO Capacity Development Projects

Additional requirements:

  • Fluency in English (C1 or IELTS 6.5 or equivalent), Amharic and/or a language spoken and used in one of the regional states of the country.
  • The post holders are expected to conduct regular field visit in areas where CSSP2’s CSO partners have operational presence

How to Apply

For more details and application click the below link:


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 under representation 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.

If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org

Please note: 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


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