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British Council

British Council


Position: Content Manager - Specialist Consultant in Ethiopia
Job Time: Part-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Company: British Council

The transformation has resulted in changes in skills requirements, roles, and several roles required in the new operating model. The roles in the new operating model will be restricted to employees in the selection pool in the first instance. Selection for any jobs that remain unfilled following the agreed selection process will be conducted in line with the Global Recruitment policy.

Content Manager - Specialist Consultant in Ethiopia

Role Purpose

To support regional social media and website scheduling and management needs, working closely with the Regional Content Managers and Regional marketing and communication teams. The Part-Time content manager will be responsible for updating SOLAS pages, creating and scheduling posts on our social channels, and working on reports under the guidance of the Marketing Hub and the regional communication team. The content manager will ensure that all posts are aligned with our brand guidelines, properly tagged, and scheduled in a timely fashion.

Main Accountabilities

Project Support

This role will be regional or cluster-based depending on the requirements of the business. The main role of the content manager will be to create and manage our social media and website updates. They will:

  • Work closely with regional content managers and marketing & communication teams
  • Manage website and social media updates for specific projects.
  • Write, edit, and update imagery, captions, and tags under the guidance of the regional marketing team and the Hub for social media channels and our SOLAS website pages.
  • Monitor the social media accounts and offer constructive interaction with users.
  • Will participate in SEO activities and updates.

Managing self and others

  • Maintains brand standards/creative quality in the region, supported by the Regional Content managers and regional marketing teams.
  • Keeps abreast of new social trends in the markets.
  • Supports the implementation of the equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) framework for social media and websites by demonstrating the inclusion of diversity in creatives across both print and digital and implementing EDI recommendations.

Relationship and Stakeholder Management

Proactively builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal peers and stakeholders to ensure integrated, joined-up, and future-proofed working.

Acts as a Brand Ambassador, helping deliver a strong British Council brand.

Minimum/Essential Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree or demonstrable equivalent level of experience

Role-specific knowledge and experience:

  • Proven experience in social media management and tools
  • SOLAS certified.
  • Creative with some knowledge of design/editing tools
  • Content writing and proofreading skills
  • Able to follow instructions clearly to achieve desired results.


  • Stakeholder management and influencing
  • Ability to assess creative projects and assets.

Additional information

Payment Terms

Freelancers and non-permanent workers will be paid either:

  • A fixed fee for the entire project, based on their submitted rate card.
  • An hourly rate for the time dedicated to the project, based on their submitted rate card.
  • The rate card will be agreed upon at the time of contracting and will not be negotiable for the duration of the contract (maximum 2 years).
  • Final payments will be made within one month of project completion, following the submission and approval of all deliverables.

Project Completion

Project completion is defined as the successful delivery of all agreed-upon deliverables, which may involve up to three rounds of feedback and revisions.

Location: Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country applied for.

Language requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English, Amharic, French, and Arabic (at least 2 languages)

Additional Considerations

  • Intellectual Property: The ownership of all intellectual property rights created during the project will be clearly defined in the contract.
  • Confidentiality: Freelancers and non-permanent workers will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to protect sensitive British Council information.
  • Insurance: Freelancers and non-permanent workers may be required to hold their own professional liability insurance.
  • Taxes and Social Security: Freelancers and non-permanent workers are responsible for paying their own taxes and social security contributions. The British Council will not withhold taxes.