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.
BRITISH EMBASSY KHARTOUM
VACANCY NOTICE NO – 04/15 KRT
POSITION : Project Officer
SECTION : Political
GRADE : B3
POSITION TYPE : FULL TIME - FIXED TERM CONTRACT (10 Months)
SALARY : SDG 9,336.00
Main purpose of job:
The project officer will be responsible for developing, managing and reporting on embassy funded human rights projects in support of the UK’s strategic objectives for a stable and more prosperous Sudan. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to assist in producing and maintaining the embassy’s human rights action plan, and to develop a broad understanding of the UK’s project work in Sudan as secretary to the Strategic Programme Board.
Roles and responsibilities:
Secretary to the embassy’s Strategic Programme Board (10%)
- Prepare and minute quarterly meetings of the Board.
- Issue monthly updates to board members detailing programme spend.
- Maintain a database of embassy funded projects and enforce standardised record keeping.
Management of the local Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) (10%):
- Draft regular updates administrative and policy elements of projects.
- Promotion of Programme to potential implementers and working with them to design bids in line with HMG guidelines and priorities.
- Management of the bidding and review process.
Management Human Rights and Democracy Programme projects (40%):
- Administer projects, ensuring full and timely expenditure of agreed budgets.
- Oversee procurement in line with relevant HMG procurement procedures.
- Process payments.
- Maintain effective relationships with implementers.
- Write reports on implementation of projects.
- Create and maintain schedule of key project milestones (start/end dates, report due dates, monitoring visits required, evaluations).
- Communicate project outcomes and achievements.
- Oversight of the embassy’s Bilateral Programme Fund (BPF) (25%)
- Assist in oversight of embassy’s bilateral programme spend which is coordinated and administered by a junior member of the team.
- Act as project officer for projects with a significant human rights focus.
Coordination of human rights programming across the embassy (10%)
- Work with other fund managers (Conflict, Security and Stabilisation Fund (CSSF) and DFID) to map human rights spending across embassy.
- Support political team in developing UK’s local Human Rights Action Plan.
- Ensure coherence and complementarity across projects in line with Action Plan objectives.
Team Support and Learning and Development (5%)
- As a member of the embassy’s programme provide ad hoc support to other team priorities.
- To undertake necessary training and development activities for the job
Management of c. £165,000 HRDP funds (2015/16) and oversight of c.£60,000 BPF (2015/16 tbc)
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
Key competences required:
Delivering Value for Money
Leading and Communicating
Seeing the Big Picture Making Effective Decisions Language requirements:
Language: English and Arabic Level of language required: Fluency in English required. Operational Arabic highly desirable.
Other skills / experience / qualifications:
- Essential on arrival: Experience in project management.
- Desirable: Experience working in human rights or a related field. Experience in financial management.
Learning and development opportunities:
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities including FCO-specific Programme and Project Management training. This is in addition to large number of training course offered locally by the British Council, FCO e-learning and opportunities for on-the-job learning and mentoring.
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, by email to: Recruitment Africa
Internal applicants should also submit the above, with a copy of their most recent 24 months of appraisal evidence to the same email address.
All candidates: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 04/15 KRT, and 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: 04/15 KRT, and position you are applying for, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate, or spouse of a diplomatic officer.
Only electronic applications will be accepted.
The closing date is 17 May 2015 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.