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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in education


Organization: British council Ethiopia


Salary : N / A




Application Dead line:2016-07-20


The Quality education strategic support programme (QESSP) is a four year DFID founded programme aimed at creating an enabling environment to maximize the efficiency and impact of all other programmes in the education sector through capacity building, enhancing policy dialogue and improving the evidence base on impact of education reforms. British council is the management agent providing technical and management support to the programme.

The British is the united kingdom’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations operating in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide and has been in Ethiopia for the last 70 years. We build trust and understanding between people world wide by enabling them to share ideas and knowledge. We call this “cultural relations”

British council Ethiopia invites interested and qualified candidates for the following exciting job opportunity:

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Required qualifications and experience

Terms of contract 

National general Education Adviser II

Produce high level direction paper (lead plan) to guide periodic plans

Quality review and synthesize plans and reports of various departments and regional education bureaus;

Develop and implement a robust system for tracking and reporting of progress of the implementation of strategic plans at Federal, sectoral, Regional levels, and woreda levels;

Develop and implement agreed standards for reporting

Support directorates and REBs to submit agreed, good quality and implementable proposals for QESSP funding

Provide high level technical support to QESSP founded projects within the sub sector and produce analytical products in the form of policy briefs;

Provide high quality and timely strategic and technical advice to the general Education state Minister, Directors and Heads of Regional Education Bureaus;

Provide technical support to policy review and formulation initiatives relevant to the general education sub sector

Review quality of study reports, policy and other key documents;

Ensure that the various directorates are benefitting from the work of each other particularly in relation to studies commissioned, capacity building initiatives, etc;

Facilitate information sharing and better communication among the various directorates in the sub sector

Lead capacity assessment for the sub sector and coordinate capacity building initiatives together with other Directors in the Ministry

Implement and lead a continuous quality improvement process for the sub sector

Lead on building the capacity of directorates in the general education sub sector and regional education bureaus in planning, follow up and reporting

Develop and implement quality standards for the various activities of the sub sector

Actively identify opportunities for development within and outside of the ministry and develop a system for matching the opportunities with the appropriate beneficiaries                

Excellent analytical skills

Skill of synthesizing information and excellent report writing skills

Good understanding of the Ethiopian education system

Knowledge of other donor programme priorities

Experience of coordinating Government donor partnerships

Master’s degree or equivalent in education

12 months with a possibility of extension


A detailed role profile for the post, application form and a definition guide for British council behaviours can be obtained from our website at

Only applications on the standard form will be accepted. Completed application form must be submitted to the address below or to by 20 July 2016 at 4:00 pm. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

British council is an Equal opportunity Employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified female and disabled candidates.









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