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Test Day Delivery and Logistic Coordinator needed at British Council

Test Day Delivery and Logistic Coordinator needed at British Council, March 20 2022
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Organization: British Council

Position: Test Day Delivery and Logistic Coordinator

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Contract

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Salary: ETB 22,550.00

Application Deadline: Mar, 23/2022 


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Overview

 

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 realize 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 recognized 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 post holder ensures effective and efficient delivery of Exams in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. To handle confidential materials during the multiple exchanges in country/location in accordance with compliance standards. To manage Venue Supervisor engagement, relationship, and performance.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

The appointed candidate will have the following accountabilities, responsibilities, and main duties:

  • Undertakes the related planning and delivery functions in preparation for Test Days in line with British Council processes
  • Receives instructions and requests from cluster operations, 5 days before Test Day and plans and organizes given resources accordingly (often at short notice) to ensure that work is carried out efficiently and effectively.
  • Supports tasks to reconcile exam materials and papers received are as per plan, report, and escalate any discrepancies.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries from/to customers and maybe a specific point of reference on queries relating to an area of nominated expertise or responsibility. Identifies where more complex issues require resolution by others and refer them accordingly
  • Supports the selection of suitable venues, planning for Test Day resources ordering, quality, distribution, and management (e.g. process guides, stationery, branding/ signage/ technical equipment – speaking test/hand scanners)
  • Receives and responds to inquiries from/to customers and maybe a specific point of reference on queries relating to an area of nominated expertise or responsibility.
  • Supports continuous improvement in the efficiency/cost-effectiveness/quality of service delivery/systems in the unit or department
  • Proactively works with Operations Manager Malawi to deliver satisfactory and timely resolution of customer (internal or external) complaints, coordinating input from other team members as required. Ensures the customer is kept informed throughout the process.
  • Undertakes contingency and risk management on the ground, liaises with Customer Service, Examiner, or Venue Staff to ensure alignment on communications Leads in providing support related to compliance or investigations on Test Day and related issues.
  • Uses standard procedures and templates, regularly records, analyses, and reports on operational activity such as venue staff performance to support senior managers in making timely and effective business decisions that respond to operational needs.
  • Uses standard procedures and templates, regularly records, analyses, and reports on operational activity such as venue staff performance to support senior managers in making timely and effective business decisions that respond to operational needs.
  • As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.

Role-specific knowledge and experience:

The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • University degree in any subject or relevant qualification
  • Experience working in a busy operational environment delivering high levels of customer service.
  • Ability to ensure compliance, risk, and security standards are monitored and maintained.
  • Track record of working in a tightly controlled process-driven environment

Desirable

  • Experience working in Exams environment
  • Experience in leading on the delivery of computer-based exams

Further Information

Pay band: 4

Salary: ETB 22,550.00

Contract type: Fixed Term 12 Months

Alternative locations the role could be based: Zimbabwe

Department: English and Exams

 

Requirements

 

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

Additional Information:

Closing Date – 23 March 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 behavior 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.

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 and will be deleted.

 


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