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.








Main purpose of job:

To manage, record and account for all of the Embassy’s payments and receipts. Provide support to the Finance Manager.

Roles and responsibilities: * Payment of bills and recording and accounting for receipts and maintenance of records of all transactions on excel spreadsheets.

  • Daily reconciliation of cash and receipt boxes and recording this on excel spreadsheet.

  • Depositing money and cheques in the bank regularly and maintain good relationship with bank staff. Pay and account for claims to staff.

  • Processing of accounts vouchers on Embassy (Oracle based) software.

  • Processing payroll, cash advances and staff claims and daily entry of receipts including cash, debit memos, advances and bank transfers.

  • Daily checks and reconciliation of cash boxes and unbanked receipts and weekly bank reconciliation checks.

  • Maintenance of the payment sequence and accounts department filing system and file store.

  • Monitoring and reporting exchange rates.

Key competences required:

  • Competence 1: Delivering a Quality Service.

  • Competence 2: Delivering at Pace.

  • Competence 3: Collaborating and Partnering.

  • Competence 4: Leading and Communicating.

Language requirements:

  • Language: Good command of English language

Other skills / experience / qualifications:

Essential on arrival:

  • Qualifications and experience in accounting.

  • 2 years experience in accounts would be desirable.

  • Fluency in English; both written and spoken. (CV/application must be in English).

  • Be computer literate with accurate typing skills.


  • 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.

  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Khartoum are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Sudan.

  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

  • 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. Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

Employment will be subject to obtaining an appropriate security clearance.

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: 01/16 KRT, Accountant/ Cashier 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 diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 01/16 KRT, Accountant/ Cashier and also indicate that you are an internal candidate or the spouse of a diplomatic officer.

Applications will only be accepted by email.

The closing date is 29 January 2016 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.