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.
Media Officer B3 (L)
A vacancy has arisen for the position of Media Officer in Khartoum, The position is graded at B3 (L) for which the current salary starts at 6,460 SDG - per month. More may be paid to reflect experience and qualifications.
The Media Officer plays a key role in the Embassy’s political section, acting as the initial point of contact with journalists and media organisations, and also managing the Embassy’s external communications via press, TV, radio and online channels. It is a demanding and challenging role that requires significant media experience and extensive contacts in this domain. Strong skills in social media are essential, as well as a broad understanding of how strategic communications can help deliver the Embassy’s objectives in Sudan.
The successful candidate will be responsible overseeing the contracting, financial management, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects funded by the ACPP and assessing the programme performance as a whole against UK Government objectives. They will also support work on project design, and assist the Regional Conflict Adviser in Addis on overarching policy work. The job holder will be required to maintain an extensive network of contacts externally, including with project partners. They will develop an excellent understanding of Conflict Pool and UK Government programme management policies and processes. The job holder will play a role in the change over from the Conflict Pool to the new Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF), which launches on 1st April 2015. The move to the CSSF may involve changes in the working environment. The job holder will therefore need to be flexible and able to adapt. The role is based in Khartoum but will require travel across the region, and to London.
The main duties include:
The Main Duties include:
Responsible for Embassy’s digital diplomacy and social media channels
Manage Embassy relations with the press
Produce reports on the media environment in Sudan
Produce daily press summary
Design and develop new communication products: newsletters, bulletins, videos, brochures, etc
Contribute to monitoring and development of the Embassy’s media training project
Translation and interpretation services when required.
A Degree, have journalism/media/PR experience and possess excellent English and Arabic skills – spoken and written
Proficiency in a range of social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and be skilled in IT, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
Skills in graphic design, photography and film/sound editing would be advantageous but not essential. The successful candidate should possess:
The candidate should be able to demonstrate the following civil service competencies:
Collaborating and Partnering - collaboratively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.
Seeing the Big Picture Seeing the big picture is about having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of your own work and how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs. For all staff, it is about focusing your contribution on the activities which will deliver the greatest value. At senior levels, it is about scanning the context and taking account of, wider impacts to develop long term strategies that maximise opportunities to add value to the citizen and support economic, sustainable growth.
Leading and Communicating At all levels, effectiveness in this area is about leading from the front and communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. It’s about supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all and a dedication to a diverse range of citizens. At senior levels, it is about establishing a strong direction and a persuasive future vision; managing and engaging with people with honesty and integrity, and upholding the reputation of the Department and the Civil Service.
Managing a Quality Service - being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements. Organising and managing time and activities to deliver a high quality and efficient service.
All applicants must be legally able to work in Khartoum with the correct visa/status/work permit. Any staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Khartoum is subjected to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Sudanese employment law.
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.
We are accepting online applications only. The closing date for applications is 5th December 2014 and no further applications will be accepted after that date. Applicants should submit a short covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position with concrete detailed examples of the competencies required for this role along with a copy of their CV and an Application Form.
Please submit all documents to the Assistant HR Manager by Recruitment.Africa@fco.gov.uk. Please state where you saw the job advert, and also specify if you are an internal candidate or spouse of a diplomatic officer. Please quote in the subject line “Vacancy Notice No: 01/14(KRT)”