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Pay band: Hourly rate
Post Duration: 1-Year Renewable Contract
Eligibility: Existing right to live and work in Zambia
Deadline for application: 11 October 2020 (23:59 GMT)
About Invigilator, Zambia:
To ensure that any test administered by the British Council runs smoothly on the test day/s and that all assigned test day duties and standards are met.
The role is part of Zambia Exams team which is made up of 6 staff headed by a Country Operations Manager based in Lusaka. You will be mainly responsible for the delivery efforts of the examinations team.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.
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.
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 Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
- Credit in G12 English language
- G12 certificate
- Customer Service: Experience of responding to children/ young adults and parents’ needs (as customers) in a professional manner, to a high level of quality
If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you.
Please note, we are likely to hold interviews on or around 15 October 2020.
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