Ended Business Administration Manager

The Job

About us

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

British Council Yemen is recruiting one Business Administration Manager. The candidate must already have legal rights to work in the country.

Role purpose:

To oversee the management of the business operations, local financial processes and Estates, with IT and Security functions. The role will ensure that British Council corporate standards and relevant polices/ procedures are met.

Ensure that the business support team are efficiently and effectively deployed to support operations in achieving business objectives and ensuring compliance across the business support areas.

The role will ensure that team performance adds value to the delivery of objectives and to ensure that all risks, particularly financial compliance and business continuity are identified, monitored, managed and controlled.

To support new initiatives and organisational change by providing appropriate advice, support, training and leadership to all operational teams.

To be a key, and pro-active member of the Country Leadership Team.

Essential criteria:

  • Fluent level of reading, speaking and writing skills in English and Arabic
  • University degree in Business Management OR equivalent relevant experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in business management
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Yemen after 2015
  • Experience in managing and leading teams in an international context and working in a multi-cultural organisation
  • Excellent business and commercial knowledge and acumen
  • Understanding of business strategy and policy development in principle and practice

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience working in a Matrix structure
  • Working in both public, not for profit and private sector organisations
How to Apply

If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 15 June 2019 on the direct link below

British Council Portal - https://bit.ly/30Qi0Bp

Please note that we do not accept copies of CVs, no applications will be accepted after the closing date, and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Equality Statement

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality by following the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

Child Protection

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

  • Employer: British Council
  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 2 June 2019
  • Deadline: 15 June 2019