Several No Experience Exams Officer Job Opportunities – British Council

Job Title:   Exams Officer
British Council
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The British Council
is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and
cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the
UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. British Council
Uganda is based in Kampala and offers a full range of programmes including
examinations, project management on behalf of other donors, and its own grant
funded projects. British Council has operated in Uganda since 1952 and its aim
is to build cultural and educational relations between Uganda and the
Job Summary:  The Exams Officer is responsible for the
delivery of our examinations in Kampala. Principal areas of responsibility
include operational delivery, compliance with quality/security standards and
ensuring that all exams are processed according to the British Council’s
quality and compliance guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Exams delivery: Processing exams papers:
  • Understands the importance of keeping exams materials secure before,
    during and after the exam day and of the following systems which protect
    self and the colleagues from unfair accusations of malpractice.
  • Maintain quality and compliance requirements stipulated by UK exam
  • Understands the general principles of secure unpacking, packing
    counting, logging and shredding of materials.
  • Able to use different stock management processes to ensure exams
    secure materials and equipment can be tracked internally and externally.
  • Understand and effectively uphold the audit criterion that ensures
    most of the above.
Contribution to
general effective management of Exams Business
: Managing individuals or teams:
  • Post will require exams officer be able to set clear goals for individuals
    (exam venue staff) and monitor performance against goals and job standards
    using the British Council performance management process; produce a job
    plan and write comprehensive performance evaluation for individuals.
  • Ensure that work is allocated amongst team members fairly and
    efficiently. Is able to motivate individuals/ the team, particularly those
    whose roles include routine tasks by setting them small projects as part
    of their performance deliverables or arranging for job rotations.
  • Able to identify poor performance issues and address with support
    and guidance from manager.
  • Recruiting and selecting venue staff including examiners, markers,
    invigilators etc. Ensuring a sufficient number of effectively trained
    staff is available for each test day administration. Understands basic
    recruitment and selection procedures and able to apply them to venue staff
    recruitment process with manager guidance.
  • Understand and be able to implement the particular training and
    monitoring needs of venue staff as and when required.
Contribute to
effective, compliant financial processes and accurate financial information
  • Ability to prepare reconciliations for specific processes for
    checking by the Exams Manager.
  • Understand basic ‘purchase to pay’ and ‘sales process’ including
    vendor or business partner creation, raise goods receipts, approve PO’s
    and sales orders on time and understand the wider importance of this.
    Understand how to process invoices and credit notes.
  • Able to plan/forecast/monitor/manage simple budgets.
  • Able to support the preparation of cash flow forecast and accruals
    by providing relevant information for their particular area of
  • Tasked with preparing and/ or checking examiner/marker/invigilator
    payment. Understands the principles of good financial practice.   

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the British Council Exams Officer job placement
    should possess a Business Management qualification from a recognized
  • Existing rights to live and work in Uganda.
  • Appropriate police check required.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Business administration.
  • Knowledge and experience in Financial planning and budget
  • Knowledge and experience in Exams delivery.
  • Knowledge and experience in Exams process management.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the British Council
in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on
the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent,
proceed with the online application.
Deadline: 16th October 2018
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