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.



POSITION : Transport Manager

SECTION : Corporate Services

GRADE : B3 (L)

POSITION TYPE : Full time/Permanent

SALARY : SDG 9,336 per month

Main purpose of job:

To manage the Transport Section including the line management of drivers and mechanic, the fleet of Embassy vehicles and fuel reserves. Ensure that requests for transportation from customers are met in a timely fashion within the Transport Policy.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder are expected to achieve:

  • Line manager of (9) pool drivers: Taking full responsibility for performance management and leading on tasking and resourcing for transport team (e.g.: uniform, training, vehicle daily checks, leave planning etc). (30%).

  • Booking schedule: Working as focal point in receiving booking requests from staff, acknowledging and confirming the booking after assigning drivers. (30%).

  • Represent team at section and visit meetings. Daily /monthly statistics of booking performance: Filling records of daily booking information showing stats of what is cancelled delayed and completed. Add to information such as time required, name of officer, name of drivers and vehicles used (10%).

Vehicle and stock management

  • Responsible for accident report procedures including letter requesting police report, completion of accident forms , keeping record of accidents and arranging repairs. Arranging insurance for official vehicles and UKB vehicles and preparing the invoices for vehicle insurance .(5%).

  • Stock control. Responsible for arrangements to purchase new vehicles and dispose of old vehicles, order of spare parts from UK and local market, sale (compliant with FCO regulations) of out of unusable parts. Prism requisitioner receiver following P2P process for items related to transport (10%).

  • Responsible for ensuring that all vehicles have necessary equipment to meet health and safety requirements. Country Medical kit / vehicle medical kit/tools/safety equipment: Ensuring all vehicles contains first aid boxes, basic maintenance tools, safety tools trips outside Khartoum and log book is signed with every in/out trip (5%).

  • Oversight of fuel management and arranging fuel deliveries in the absence of transport officer (5%).

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

I Transport Officer, 1 Mechanic and 9 Drivers 16 armoured vehicles, 17 soft skinned vehicles, Fuel storage, Diesel and Spare Parts

Key competences required for the job:

Delivering a Quality Service Leading and Communicating Delivering at Pace Delivering Value for Money Transport Manager B3 (L) OFFICIAL

Language requirements:

Language: English/ Arabic Level of language required: Fluent

Other skills / experience / qualifications:

Essential on arrival: 2-3 years logistics/ transportation experience. Good written and spoken English. Clean driving licence. Budget management experience. Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed): Mandatory e-learning On the job development E-learning and courses at RLDT


  • 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 UK 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.

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: 14/15 KRT, Transport Manager. 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: 14/15 KRT, Transport Manager, 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 15 October 2015 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.