Office Administrator PB4, Rwanda (maternity cover) at British Council Rwanda

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Region: Sub Saharan Africa

Country / Territory:Rwanda

Location: Kigali Teaching Centre

Department: Business Support Services

Job Category: Administration, PA & Secretarial

Pay Band Pay Band 4

Vacancy Description

Location: Kigali, Rwanda / Contract type: Fixed term contract 6 months maternity/ Requirements: The post is on local terms, Applicant must have existing right to work in Rwanda/ Closing date and time: 22 March 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

 The Role 

Office Administrator, Rwanda

The post holder is responsible for the provision of efficient and effective administrative support in the Kigali, Rwanda Office. The Office Administrator will be responsible for assisting the Office Administration Manager with the timely and accurate recording of the accounting transactions and adjustments making sure that all corporate and audit standards are achieved. They will support with facilities and resource management as required by the country office to ensure an efficient, secure and appropriately controlled operating environment and delivered to the British Council corporate standard.

This requires a well organized, 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
  • File management of key documents including contracts, invoices, delivery notes etc
  • Maintenance and reconciliation of petty cash.
  • The provision of professional, cost-effective and quality contracted services for premises, maintenance and security, providing a comfortable, healthy and safe working environment for all staff.
  • Assisting with the implementation of the Business Continuity Plan.


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 the relevant document to support your application

Closing date for applications is 22 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.