Office Administration Manager PB6, Rwanda (maternity cover) at British Council Rwanda

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Region: Sub Saharan Africa

Country / Territory:Rwanda

Location: Kigali Teaching Centre

Job Category: Administration, PA & Secretarial

Pay Band Pay Band 6

Vacancy Description

Location: Kigali, Rwanda / Contract type: Fixed term contract 8 months maternity/ Requirements: The post is on local terms, Applicant must have existing right to work in Rwanda/ Closing date and time: 29 March 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

Geopolitical/SBU/Function Overview:

Vision Statement – By 2020, our work in English & Exams, Education & Society and Arts will create opportunities for Rwandans, link them to the UK and position us as a partner of choice for educational and cultural interventions. This will lead to stronger bonds, built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect, between the people in Rwanda, the East African Community and the UK.

The UK is keen to see a safe, secure, democratic Rwanda, acting as a regional force for stability in the Great Lakes and East African region, contributing to regional economic growth and development.

In achieving its economic growth ambitions, Rwanda will develop as a trade and investment partner for the UK, which in turn supports Rwanda’s goal of increasing foreign direct investment.

The Role 

Office Administration Manager, Rwanda

The post holder is responsible for the provision of efficient and effective administrative, financial and facilities support. The Office Administration Manager will be responsible for the timely and accurate recording of the accounting transactions and adjustments making sure that all corporate and audit standards are achieved.

This requires a well organised, adaptable, self-starter, with great attention to detail and good communication skills..

The Opportunity 
Main duties and responsibilities will be in line with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Child Protection and other overarching corporate policies and will be to provide assistance and support to the Office Administration Manager in the following areas:

  • Financial accounting support:
  • Facilities and Resources Management
  •   Assist Accountant with the preparation of monthly/yearly returns to local authorities; includes filling and following up tax refunds from authorities i.e. VAT.
  •   Co-ordinate the collection of vendor statements to enable monthly creditor reconciliations
  •   Monitor compliance with corporate procurement policies and standards, code of conduct, operating guidelines and local regulations.
  • Liaising with the respective stakeholders in the business, the Accountant and Shared Services in providing necessary documentation.


We are looking for someone with:

  • A degree-level education, professional qualification in a related field would be an advantage
  • Part qualified chartered accountant (ACCA/CPA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • At least 2 years of working experience in Finance and Resources
  • Be able to successfully demonstrate experience of adhering to corporate and external compliance frameworks and standards.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages 

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role, its responsibilities/accountabilities, and person specification.

Please follow the links for a relevant document to support your application

Closing date for applications is 29 March 2020 (23:59 UK time) 

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

About The Job:

The British Council is the UK’s international organization 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.

Our Equality Commitment:

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


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Closing Date : 11th May, 2020.