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.
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUDAN
POSITION: B1 Finance Analyst and Office Manager
SALARY: SDG 159,241.00 per annum
DURATION OF THE CONTRACT: 2 years
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.
As part of the DFID Sudan Corporate Effectiveness Team the main responsibilities will include:
Financial management (70%)
Office management (30%)
The Postholder needs to be a self-starter that has a proven track record of working independently and achieving results; able to work with energy, enthusiasm and at pace. Excellent interpersonal skills are required enabling the postholder to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
The postholder will need a sound understanding and experience in financial management, operations/facilities management; delivering HR policies, practice, and procedures. Ideally the candidate would have several years’ experience in managing large and complex operations.
The post holder must be in possession of an AAT, CCAB or CIMA, or equivalent qualification (SACA); Candidates will be expected to demonstrate how they have competence in 6 key areas: Seeing the Big Picture; Making Effective Decisions; Delivering at Pace; Achieving Commercial outcomes; Delivering Value for Money; Leading and Communicating
DFID is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the community. We actively encourage interest from women, ethnic minority groups and those with disability. 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 Africa Recruitment
and after completion email it back with their CV, clearly marked “B1 Finance Analyst and Office Manager – Sudan”, on the subject line by Midday on Friday, 10 July 2015. Only Shortlisted candidates will be notified.
BRITISH EMBASSY IN KHARTOUM
VACANCY NOTICE NO – 09/15 KRT
POSITIO : SECURITY SUPERVISOR
SECTION : SECURITY SECTION
GRADE : A1
POSITION TYPE : PERMANENT
SALARY : SDG 3971.00 + 20% of basic salary as shift distribution Allowance
A vacancy has arisen for the position of a Security Supervisor at the British Embassy in the Security Section. This is a Permanent position with an initial 3-month probation period which might possibly be extended to another 3 months. The job requires physical presence of the Security Supervisor at all times on the ground on set shift pattern of 2 morning, 2 afternoon, 2 night shifts and 2 off days. This position is open to both internal and external applicants.
Main purpose of job:
The Security Supervisor will assists the Deputy Security Manager and Post Security Manger in the key role of keeping Embassy/DFID staff members, families, information, and properties safe and protected ensuring security is maintained at a commensurate level in which all staff comply with the security regulations and procedures.
Roles and responsibilities: * Responsible for the day to day supervision of all Embassy/DFID security guards and posts both at the Embassy/DFID and staff residences in accordance to the ‘Duty Supervisor Guide’ and the ‘Security Guarding Assignment Instructions’
Be the authorized representative of the Overseas Security Manager and Post Security Manager in communicating new policies, procedures and other security related instructions and information to security guards.
Ensures that all Embassy/DFID security posts and residential locations are fully manned during his/her duty shift.
Responsible for arranging timely replacement of guards who are absent or on sick, compassionate, maternity/paternity, study, etc. leaves
In the rare case of acute shortage of guard force assign guards on the basis of TOIL, and if not possible, on overtime basis always with prior permission from PSM or OSM.
Ensures that sick leave forms and overtime claims are completed, recorded , and submitted on time
Carries out a minimum of two rounds of patrol tour every duty shift at each residential locations in accordance to Form One of the ‘Patrolling Supervisor’s Checklist’.
Conduct extra patrol rounds and inspections at locations whose occupants are out of town using both Form One and Two of the Patrolling Supervisor’s Checklist.
Responsible for distributing and passing to guards at Embassy/DFID security posts and residential locations:
- Official messages, information and instructions
- Monthly rosters
• Reports on time any guards’ unauthorised absence, failure of duty, dysfunctional equipment, and out of order physical security structure such as locks, gates , and compound lights * Reports any violation of security regulations by Embassy/DFID staff members to the OSM and/or PSM • Ensure that daily briefings are conducted and all incoming security guards complete full Handover/Takeover of their post prior to the assumption of their duties.
Reports on time any guards’ unauthorised absence, failure of duty, dysfunctional equipment, and out of order physical security structure such as locks, gates , and compound lights
Reports any violation of security regulations by Embassy/DFID staff members to the OSM and/or PSM
Maintain and safeguard security files, records and other related information.
Responds swiftly to calls of UK-based staff members in the event of incidents such as vehicle accidents, intruder at residence, and aggressive encounters by being quickly on the spot and interacting with the relevant law enforcement bodies.
Plays pro-active role in continuously raising guards’ level of performance and professionalism through varies modes of training.
Carries out the yearly staff performance appraisal as a Reporting Officer (RO) for the limited number of guards assigned to him/her as Job Holders (JHs).
PRISM-manage the data of guards who are specifically assigned to him/her by ensuring timely entries of required data.
Carries out other specific security tasks as directed by either the Overseas Security Manager or Post Security Manager.
Key competences required:
Seeing the Big Picture
Leading and Communicating
Collaborating and Partnering
Delivering at Pace
Other skills / experience / qualifications:
Completion of high school education
Good driving skills with valid driving Licence
Proficiency in English and Arabic (both written & oral)
Effective and efficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Five or more years of experience in security supervision or similar role
Experience in the use of various Security equipment and radio communication.
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.
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 in English and a copy of their driver’s licence, by email to: Africa Recruitment Internal applicants should also submit the above, with a copy of their most recent (last 24 months) appraisals to the same email address.
All candidates: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 09/15 KRT and the position you are applying for.
Internal candidates, and spouses of diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 09/15 KRT and the position you are applying for, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate, or spouse of a diplomatic officer.
The closing date is 6 August 2015 and no further applications will be accepted after this date. Only electronic applications sent via email will be accepted.