Ended Business Operations Manager

The Job

Business Operations Manager

British Council Yemen is recruiting a Business Operations Manager to be based in Mukalla, Yemen.  The successful candidate must have the right to work in Yemen and able to travel within the country and the region

Role purpose:

  • To oversee the set up and management of the business operations, local financial processes and Estates, with IT and Security functions for the Mukalla office.
  • The role will ensure that British Council corporate standards and relevant polices/ procedures are met by ensure that the 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 future team performance adds value to the delivery of objectives and to ensure that all risks 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 be a key, and pro-active member of the Country Leadership Team and support the development of the operation’s strategy in Yemen.

Essential criteria:

  • We are looking for someone who has fluent English and Arabic reading and writing skills
  • You should have a University degree in Business Management OR relevant proven experience in work area
  • You should have at least 3 years’ experience in business management and / or general office management Along with the Knowledge and experience of Yemen context and working in Yemen after 2015
  • You will have experience in managing and leading teams in an international context and working in a multi-cultural organisation and a track record of building effective relationships with business leadership teams in the delivery of high quality and effective professional services
  • You should have the Experience of developing and managing a range of complex internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • You should also have excellent commercial acumen and understanding of business strategy and practices
  • You should be able to demonstrate excellent management of administration and risks

Desirable criteria

  • You should have experience working in a Matrix structure
  • You should also have sectoral knowledge in the Arts, Education and Societal programmes
  • You should have knowledge and experience in deploying and employing conflict sensitivity in operations and programme design and delivery
  • Working in both public, not for profit and private sector organisations

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.

Equality Statement

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to 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. 
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

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

How to Apply

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 24 October 2020 (23:59 CET Time). 

Please visit the below link to apply: https://tinyurl.com/y5uf5zcj

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.

  • Employer: British Council
  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Mukalla
  • Posted on: 14 October 2020
  • Deadline: 24 October 2020