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British Embassy Addis Ababa

British Embassy Addis Ababa

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Position: Events and Visits Officer B3 (L) (37/19 ADD) - Africa Uplift
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Posted date: 4 years ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Job Description To manage and run embassy events and high-level visits. The job holder will focus on promoting the work and image of the UK in Ethiopia through engaging events both on and off the beautiful embassy compound. The jobholder will also work with teams across the embassy to help organize and deliver high-profile inward visits by UK government Ministers and other senior visitors. Roles and responsibilities: - The UK’s Embassy in Addis Ababa is one of our largest in Africa, and the development program run from within it is our biggest on the continent. The UK also works closely with the Government of Ethiopia on matters of regional and international security, and in promoting economic reform and protecting human rights. - We are proud of our longstanding bilateral relationship with Ethiopia and as Ethiopia reforms, we are keen to showcase the positive role the UK is having in supporting these reforms. This new role has been created to help support our ambitious events program and our regular flow of ministerial visitors. - The successful candidate’s primary role will be to help organize and deliver a range of embassy events that highlight the British Embassy’s work in Ethiopia as well as the UK’s world-leading cultural, academic and sporting institutions. Working as part of a small new team, and engaging closely with the British Council who lead on cultural exchange, the jobholder will play an important role in our efforts to engage with influential Ethiopians by building connections with academic, cultural and charitable organizations. The successful candidate will therefore both require exceptional organizational skills and a creative mindset to identify new or different opportunities for engagement. - The job holder will also provide support to the embassy’s growing number of Ministerial and high-profile visits. To do this they will need to use their strong organizational skills to ensure that people are in the right place at the right time, working with others across the embassy to ensure visit programs deliver real impact. The role requires discretion, understanding and anticipating the needs of VIP visitors to ensure they are given an informative and hospitable stay in Ethiopia. The successful candidate will need to be a confident communicator, able to engage equally comfortable with the Ambassador and Ministers or with contractors and temporary event staff. - The role sits within the Communications and Soft Power team and there will be opportunities to learn new skills, particularly in communications and digital media where the successful candidate will be expected to support other staff during busy periods in their workload. - This is a busy and varied job with lots of senior exposure. There will also be a chance for fun along the way and the job holder will have the full support of the wider embassy team to deliver. Essential qualifications, skills and experience - At least 2 years’ working experience. - Fluent English and Amharic. Desirable qualifications, skills and experience - Experience and knowledge of running events and of working in/with an international institution is desirable. Required competencies: Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace Application deadline: 4 December 2019 Grade: B3 (L) Type of Position: Fixed Term Working hours per week: 36 Duration of Post: 24 Months Region: Africa Country/Territory: Ethiopia Location (City): Addis Ababa Type of Post: British Embassy Number of vacancies: 1 Starting monthly salary (): ETB 20,298.71 Start Date: 2 January 2020 How to Apply - Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening. - Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted. - The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position. - Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia. - All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit. The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to; 1. Obtain the relevant permit 2. Pay the fees for the permit 3. Make arrangements to relocate 4. Meet the costs to relocation - Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. - Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5 - Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates. - Please log in to your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application Qualified and Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position through our recruitment portal by clicking on the below link https://fco.tal.net/vx/mobile-0/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/10720-Events-and-Visits-Officer-B3-L-37-19-ADD-Africa-Uplift/en-GB Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however, our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.