Customer Service and Sales Officer, Service à la clientèle et agent des ventes, Yaoundé, British Council

Customer Service and Sales Officer, Service à la clientèle et agent des ventes, Yaoundé, British Council

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Date: 29-Mar-2023

Location: Yaounde, Sub Saharan Africa, CM

Company: British Council

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

Customer Service and Sales Officer

Role Purpose

The overall objective of a Customer Services and Sales Officer is to ensure the smooth running of the British Council’s Exams and Customer Services operations in Ghana by delivering high-quality customer service and sales targets in line with corporate standards and policies.

The post holder will act as British Council’s ambassador to provide a seamless customer experience to all relevant stakeholders, handle enquiries about British Council Exams Services and meet agreed targets, objectives, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

Provide a consistent and positive customer experience in line with the British Council Customer Service Strategy and relevant corporate standards and policies.

Be accountable for agreed individual income and conversion targets every month.

Build rapport with prospective customers to gain understanding and information to respond to their specific needs and requirements.

Support the delivery of examination services / products through leading on contact, registration and pay and post-test activities to defined quality standards, to meet customer needs and support the delivery of the in-country Examinations Business Development Plan

Contribute directly to customer service indicators such as customer feedback, mystery shopping and customer effort assessment scores for the Exams centre.

Role specific knowledge and experience:

Comprehensive, proven experience​ as a customer service and sales executive

Thorough understanding of marketing and negotiating techniques​.

Fast learner and passion for ccustomer service and sales​.

Self-motivated with a results-driven approach​

Minimum requirements:

Higher Diploma and/or equivalent professional experience


Customer Service Professional Qualification

Relevant qualification or training undertaken in Sales.

Marketing and Communications experience.

Hands-on experience with CRM software is a plus​

Further Information

Pay Band – BRC-4-F

Remuneration: XAF 405,657.00 plus benefits

Contract Type – Indefinite Contract

Location: Douala, Cameroon

Language requirements: English level B2

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

Role could require work on some Saturdays.

Closing Date – 11 April 2023 applications will close 23:59 South 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.

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