Working for British Embassy Khartoum

Working at the British Embassy offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to grow professionally while collaborating with a talented group of individuals.

Working at the British Embassy offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to grow professionally while collaborating with a talented group of individuals. Approximately two-thirds of the FCO’s staff worldwide are local staff who play a vital role in the organisation.

As part of the team at the Embassy you will play an important role in achieving the goals of the UK in Sudan. The British Embassy offers a wide range of opportunities including, but not limited to, Corporate Services (Estates, Finance, HR, Protocol, IT, Transport, Technical Group), Political, Press and Public Affairs, Security, the Residence and Visa and Consular sections.

The British Embassy offers a good overall employment package, including competitive rates of pay, performance-related bonuses, generous leave entitlements, flexible working opportunities, medical insurance and training and development opportunities.

Recruitment at the British Embassy in Khartoum is solely on grounds of merit without discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, tribe, age or disability.

To ensure recruitment is fair and transparent, we employ tests and competence-based interviews. All interviews are observed by members of our local staff association.

Our employment opportunities page is updated regularly and current opportunities are available. We encourage you to review our postings and submit an application following the instructions in the advert.

Due to the large number of qualified applicants who apply, we are only able to respond to those candidates who are selected for further consideration.


Grade: S2


Dutation of the contract: 2 years

Main purpose of job:

To work as cleaner for Residence’s public areas. Waiter to serve official non official events.

Roles and responsibilities:

Greeting HMA’s visitors as they arrive. Provide table service to HMA’s visitors/guests. Help preparing for events set up .etc. Serving food and drinks. Excellent customer service skills. High standards of personal hygiene. The ability to remain calm under pressure. An awareness of health and safety issues. The ability to work on their own and as part of a team. To clean Residence’s main reception /toilets/ terrace. Help in cleaning kitchen and washing kitchen’s equipments.

Key competences required:

Competence 1: Demonstrating Resilience
Competence 2 Delivering at Pace Competence 3: Delivering a Quality Service

Language requirements:

Good command of English

Other skills / experience / qualifications:

completion of high school or course certificate in hospitality and customer service. Experience 3-5 years as cleaner or waiter or any other field related to guest’s contact. Essential on arrival: Excellent Customer Service skills Experience in servicing in large functions and events. To provide service and handle small events; seated Lunches/ Dinners. Experience in cleaning with ability to use cleaning equipments and materials.
Desirable: Food and Beverage Service experience


All applicants must be legally able to work in Sudan with the correct visa/status or work permit. The British Embassy in Khartoum is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staff members recruited locally by the British Embassy in Khartoum are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Sudan employment law. Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates. Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted. If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

To Apply

Please read these notes carefully to ensure that your application is received and processed.

All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV (2 page maximum) in English, by email to: Internal candidates should also submit the above with a copy of their appraisals covering the past 24 months.

All candidates should use the following subject line for their email: 11/15 KRT, Cleaner/Waiter S2

Please submit only the requested documents. Please also ensure that your email including attachments is no larger than 2 megabytes, otherwise it may be rejected by your email system or the systems through which it will pass en route to us.

Internal candidates and spouses of UK diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 11/15 KRT, Cleaner/Waiter S2, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate or the spouse of a diplomatic officer in the subject of your email.

Applications will only be accepted by email.

The closing date is 20 August 2015 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.