Regional Exams Commercial Analyst SSA

Full Time Greater Accra British Council

Regional Exams Commercial Analyst SSA
Date: 17-Nov-2020

Location: Accra, Sub Saharan Africa, GH

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 other’s 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.

Regional Exams Commercial Analyst, Sub-Saharan Africa

Pay band: 6

Post Location: Ghana, Mauritius or Zimbabwe

Department: Exams

Contract type: Locally Engaged

Duration: 2-year fixed term contract

Role Purpose:

This role is responsible for analysis on commercial offers and contracts to ensure that they are viable and profitable from a business perspective. The post holder will support commercial strategy implementation through commercial planning, demand forecasting, data mining and reporting, and the overall financial performance of the region, supporting analysis and advice to deliver business growth. The postholder will also be required to produce and contribute to organisational responses to issues identified as well as regular planning cycles. This work is essential in creating the most efficient production and marketing strategies.

Opportunities / Challenges

? Harnessing insightful market data on specific segment /opportunities
? Adapting to shifting conditions in the commercial environment in SSA
? Provide effective financial and decision support services



Business/Statistics Degree
Commercial Analysis and Planning Experience
Data Analysis
Experience of conducting commercial/contract analysis
Experience of reviewing B2B and B2B2C contract standards/templates governance
Commercial and business reporting
Reviewing bids, Costing and pricing for large scale opportunities
Building and maintaining internal stakeholder relationships
Exceptional analytical skills, collaboration and forecasting
High degree of proficiency in Excel

Financial qualification in related field
Knowledge and experience of the education sector

Additional Information: Candidates must have current legal right to live and work in country of application. Successful candidate will remain in their current location. (Ghana, Mauritius or Zimbabwe)

Closing Date: 27 November 2020 applications will close 23:59 SAST

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

Equality Statement

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.

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