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.

Head of Programmes (Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation) (03/16 KRT)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory Communications, Press and Media, Political

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

The Programme Manager will be responsible for developing, managing and reporting on Programmes and Strategies for Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation in support of the UK’s strategic objectives for a stable and more prosperous Sudan and South Sudan. The successful candidate will be part of a regional network of Programme Managers, based within the British Embassy Khartoum, but working teams across all East Africa. The successful candidate will head up (and have line management responsibility for) the team working on strategic programmes in Sudan and South Sudan (four LE Project Officers based in Khartoum, Juba and Addis Ababa) and in charge of portfolio of circa £8m per year. This funds a wide range of conflict prevention projects from small, niche interventions to multi-year strategic investments. We are seeking a flexible and experienced C4(L) Project Manager to provide strategic leadership and oversee management of a complex portfolio of projects. The job holder will work closely with colleagues within FCO, DFID and MOD staff in Khartoum and Juba, as well as with other HMG staff across the region and policy leads in London.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

  • The jobholder will develop and maintain understanding of the UK’s strategic objectives for Sudan/ South Sudan, and oversee the CSSF programme to deliver, reporting into the Local Strategy Board. Main elements are;

Programme Management of Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation projects (40%)

  • Help technical leads in the proactive development of project ideas.

  • Coordinate the production of Business Cases/Programme Documents, and the projects to be implemented within each Programme.

  • Revise and consolidate project proposals and coordinate revision and approval of the policy teams.

  • Oversee procurement in line with relevant HMG procurement procedures.

  • Manage 4 project officiers working in Khartoum, Juba and Addis.

  • Create and maintain schedule of key programme delivery reports (risk register, lessons learned, financial status and outcome achievements).

  • Regular travel will be required within Sudan and to South Sudan.

Financial Management of Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation projects (20%)

  • Consolidation of financial dashboardsfor the whole of the pipeline of projects, including monthly spend and forecast.

  • Financial reporting back to the Strand Boards and Local Strategy Boards, as well as London.

  • Monitoring of spend against Sudan and South Sudan allocation for each year, and forecast of spend across multi-year programming.

Monitoring and Evaluation (30%)

  • Consolidation of quarterly reports from implementing partners.

  • Coordination of Mid Term, Annual Reviews and Project Completion Reports.

  • Reporting on project monitoring visits.

  • Quarterly reporting on the delivery of the whole pipeline of projects, and achievement against programmes for both Sudan and South Sudan.

Lead the Communications on our Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation projects (5%)

  • Proactively maintain relationships and communications virtually and with a number of different stakeholders within the region.

  • Coordinating timely targeted communications material on the projects and programmes for teams at post and London.

Team Support and Learning and Development (5%)

  • As a member of the Regional Conflict and Stabilitsation Programme Team and the teams at the British Embassy in Sudan and South Sudan, provide ad hoc support to other team priorities.

  • To undertake necessary training and development activities for the job.

Essential qualifications and experience

Experience in project management of at least 5 years. PRINCE 2 or any other Project and or Programme Management technical expertise.

esirable qualifications and experience

Experience working in conflict prevention human rights or stabilisation projects in international settings.

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Delivering Value for Money

Application deadline 28 April 2016

Grade C4 (L)

Type of Position Fixed Term, Full-time

Region Africa

Country/Territory Sudan

Location (City) Khartoum

Type of Post British Embassy

Number of vacancies 1

Starting monthly salary (USD) 2,406

Start Date 1 July 2016

End Date 31 March 2017

Additional information

  • Employment will be subject to obtaining the appropriate security clearance. Please note that only nationals of the UK, EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are likely to be able to meet this requirement. With your application please provide a breakdown of the countries you have lived in for 3 months or more for the past 5 years.

  • 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 UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.

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

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Project Officer (Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation) (04/16 KRT)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory

Communications, Press and Media, Political

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

The project officer will be responsible for developing, managing and reporting on projects in Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation in support of the UK’s strategic objectives for a stable and more prosperous Sudan. The successful candidate will have specific responsibility for developing projects on objectives relating to migration, countering extremism and monitoring peace-building programming, and to develop a broad understanding of the UK’s project work in Sudan. As a member of the wider Political, Communications and Programmes Section, the jobholder will contribute to policy development and reporting on issues relating to migration and counter-extremism, including donor coordination.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

Project management of Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation projects (30%) * Help technical leads in the proactive development of project ideas.

  • Receive project proposals and prepare initial assessment summaries for consideration by the Sudan Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation team.

  • Assist with production of Business Cases for projects in line with each department’s procedures.

  • Oversee procurement in line with relevant HMG procurement procedures.

  • Support programme manager in the delivery of the Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation projects.

  • Create and maintain schedule of key project milestones (start/end dates, report due dates, monitoring visits required, evaluations) and be responsible for holding technical leads to timescales.

  • Particular overseeing in the design and delivery of the embassy’s migration and local peacebuilding action plan.

  • Regular travel will be required within Sudan, and possibly to South Sudan.

Financial Management of Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation projects (30%)

  • Maintenance of accurate spreadsheets regarding project allocations, monthly spend and forecast spend.

  • Financial reporting back to the Programme Manager (monthly), as well as to London.

  • Monitoring of spend against allocation per project, including liaison with project implementing partners.

  • Arrange for transfer of funds to partners as required.

Monitoring and Evaluation (30%)

  • Liaison with project implementing partners and regional programme manager in order to monitor progress against project objectives.

  • Arranging and oversight of project monitoring visits.

  • Regular reporting of project progress to the Sudan Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation team.

Lead the Communications on our Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation projects (5%)

  • Developing and maintaining timely targeted communications material on the projects for communications team at post and London.

  • Proactively maintain relationships and communications virtually and with a number of different stakeholders

Team Support and Learning and Development (5%) * As a member of the embassy’s Political, Communications and Programme Team provide ad hoc support to other team priorities.

  • To undertake necessary training and development activities for the job.

Essential qualifications and experience

Experience in project management. Confident working with numbers

Desirable qualifications and experience

Experience working in Conflict Prevention and Stabilisation projects. Experience in financial management.

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Delivering Value for Money

Application deadline 28 April 2016

Grade B3 (L)

Type of Position Fixed Term, Full-time

Region Africa

Country/Territory Sudan

Location (City) Khartoum

Type of Post British Embassy

Number of vacancies 1

Starting monthly salary (USD) 1,649

Start Date 1 June 2016

End Date 31 March 2017

Additional information

  • Employment will be subject to obtaining the appropriate security clearance. Please note that only nationals of the UK, EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are likely to be able to meet this requirement. With your application please provide a breakdown of the countries you have lived in for 3 months or more for the past 5 years.

  • 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 UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.

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

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Vacancy Announcement

DFID Sudan

POSITION: B1 Finance Analyst and Management Support Officer

REPORTS TO: A2 Corporate Effectiveness Team Leader

DURATION: 2 years

Objective

The objective of the post is to deliver assurance to the Team Leader on the financial management, and to support the management of the office.

Duties:

Financial management (70%) Management support (30%)

Qualification and experience required: * Minimum of Financial degree / equivalent qualification.

  • AAT, CCAB, CIMA, SACA highly advantageous.

  • Strong Financial management experience and understanding (3 – 5 year).

  • Office, operations and facilities management experience (2 – 4 year).

  • Ideally experience in managing large and complex operations.

Personal Qualities:

Self-starter.

  • Work independently.

  • Achieve results.

  • Delivery focused.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain working relationship with stakeholders.

Competencies: Candidates will be expected to demonstrate the following

  • See bigger picture.

  • Make effective decisions.

  • Deliver at pace.

  • Achieve commercial outcomes.

  • Deliver value for money.

  • Lead and communicate.

Equal opportunities

DFID is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the community. The application process may include verbal and written tests as well as an interview.

Interested candidates should request the full Job Description and the Application form from

AfricaHrHubRecruit@Dfid.gov.uk

with clearly marked “B1 Finance Analyst and Support Officer – Sudan”, on the subject line

Email completed application form and CV back, by Thursday, 21 April 2016 with clearly marked “B1 Finance Analyst and Support Officer – Sudan”, on the subject line. Should you not adhere to these instructions it may result in your application not being processed. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.