Driver/Office Assistant at British Council

Lusaka, Full Time

British Council
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

Date: 25-Aug-2022
Location: Lusaka, Sub Saharan Africa, ZM
Company: British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each others strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
Role Purpose
To support the Girls Education Programme delivery processes within corporate standards by providing office administration support and driving services in the Zambia directorate. Implementation of projects with a low level of complexity funded by FCDO mechanism. Contributes to the successful delivery of a range of projects from start to finish including managing the contract or project plan, managing client or internal stakeholders, successfully achieving reporting and meeting compliance standards.
 
Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

Providing logistical support to office operations and events.
Transportation of staff for work related purposes, deliveries, including meeting and greeting at airports
Ensure that documents and files for newly created vendors are properly filed for ease of reference.

 
Essential Requirements:

Experience and knowledge of Basic Administration
Experience in driving office vehicles

 
Further Information

Pay Band  BRC-2-F
ZMW 10,012.00 per month
Contract Type  2.5 Years Fixed Term Contract- Local
Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.
Closing Date 7 September 2022 applications will close 23:59 South Africa Time

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement
The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.
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.

Method of Application
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 Councils Safeguar