Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiners, Cameroon, Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examinateurs, Cameroun, Yaoundé, The British Council

Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiners, Cameroon, Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examinateurs, Cameroun, Yaoundé, The British Council

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Date: 21-Dec-2022

Location: Yaounde, Sub Saharan Africa, CM

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.

Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiners, Cameroon

Role Purpose

British Council Cameroon is looking for qualified individuals to join its team of ESOL Speaking Examiners.

Minimal Professional Requirements and Duties for Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiners:

Oral Examiner’s Duties

To act as an interlocutor and/or assessor over examination periods

To observe the Instructions for Oral Examiners and to follow Oral Examiners Team Leader’s guidelines

To undertake a training course (4 hours for each level) and to attend yearly refresher sessions (1 to 2

hours for each level per annum)

To ensure security of examination materials.

Be familiar with all relevant, instructions and requirements relating to the specific examination

Be smartly dressed

Be courteous and encouraging in manner throughout the test

Be punctual and adhere to local test times

Maintain confidentiality of all test materials before, during and after the test

Adhere at all times to the examination board’s standards

Have the ability to interact appropriately with the candidates

Be familiar with the assessment scales for each relevant exam

Have the ability to assess appropriately and according to examination board guidelines

Be familiar with the test formats and procedures • Understand the role of Interlocutor and Assessor

Adhere to the frame/rubrics while delivering them as naturally as possible • Be familiar with the current

test materials

Handle the test materials efficiently

Keep to the format and timing of each exam

Manage the test smoothly, ensuring that candidates are given equal opportunity to speak

Note down assessments discreetly during the test

Complete all relevant sections of the candidates’ marks sheets

The oral examiner must not withdraw from examining assignments without adequate notice Read books, magazines, newspapers during the examination.

Not comment on candidates’ performance during or after the exam.

Role specific knowledge and experience:

Education to first-degree level or equivalent

A recognized language teaching qualification

Proof of substantial, relevant, recent teaching experience ideally equivalent to at least 1800 hours.

Essential requirements:

Education to first-degree level or equivalent

At least 3 years relevant, recent, full-time English language teaching experience or 1,800 teaching hours.

Over 25 years old and below the national retirement age

Proof of English Language proficiency: Have clear diction

Have certification of a level of English at least two levels higher than the examination level that is being


Further Information

Remuneration: 2,125 CFA

Contract Type – Temporary

Location – Cameroon

Language requirements: Strong written and oral English communication skills.

Role holders must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

Closing Date – 4 January 2023. Applications will close 23:59 East 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.

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.

If you have any problems with your application please email

Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.

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