Working for British Embassy Tunis

General information

Working at the British Embassy offers unique and rewarding opportunity to grow professionally while collaborating with a talented group of individuals. We often have employment opportunities that may appeal to qualified candidates with experience and an interest in our work.

Civil Services competences and the selection process

Selection is based on the overall suitability of the candidate against the skills, qualifications and competences required in the position, as may be demonstrated by applicants through the application form and the interview. The specific requirements for each position can be found in the job description.

We recommend all applicants understand the Civil Service competences before applying for any role and in preparation for interviews.

Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, which may also consist of a written test relevant to the role. Details will be provided at the time of short-listing. All interviews are conducted in English by a panel, usually made up of three members of staff.

All interviewed candidates will be contacted approximately two weeks after interview to inform them whether or not they have been successful. More detailed feedback can be obtained from our Recruitment Team upon request.

Current work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Tunis or one of the other UK delegations, UKTI offices, other government departments or consulates in Tunisia, please visit the FCO Local Staff vacancies website.

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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.

Staff recruited locally are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

Temporary Political Support Officer

The British Embassy, Tunis has a vacancy for a Temporary Support Officer in the Political Team, Grade A2 (L). Employment beyond 31 March 2018 is not guaranteed.


Providing support to the Embassy’s political team.

Main duties and responsibilities:

*Research and draft reports on day-to-day political developments, with a particular focus on Tunisia’s foreign policy, migration and preparations for the municipal elections.

*Support to the transitional arrangements for the UK’s future relationship with Tunisia following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

*Organise roundtables, events and provide administrative support for the annual Bilateral Forum and for Ministerial visits.

*Support the management of the Chevening scholarship programme and Embassy strategic campaigns.

*Represent the Embassy at conferences and events.

Key Competencies:

*Seeing the Big Picture: Seeing the big picture is about having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs.

*Collaborating and Partnering: People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.

*Engaging Internationally - Effectiveness in this area is about leading internationally, engaging our staff, contacts and international partners to help deliver UK Government objectives.

*Delivering at Pace: Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications:


*Undergraduate degree in international relations, politics, or other relevant subject area

*Demonstrable knowledge and interest in Tunisian politics and international relations

*Excellent communication skills, including in English, French and Arabic

*Strong IT skills and literacy in Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).Experience in Microsoft Office and SharePoint.


*Interpreting and translation skills

Working Hours and Remuneration:

Conditioned working hours are 40 hours gross per week. Standard working hours are from 08:00 am to 16:30 pm from Monday to Thursday. 08:00 – 13:00 on Fridays.

The British Embassy in Tunisia offers an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role. The salary will be TND 1700 per month.

The appointment is subject to satisfactory local and UK security clearances.

Candidates must ensure that they are eligible to work and reside in Tunisia.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send the following documents to . Please quote reference: TDPOL in the subject line of your email.

  1. A covering letter
  2. An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)

** (Your application must include examples of when you have demonstrated the competencies outlined above in the cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be rejected).

The closing date for applications is 29th November 2017.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances and reference checks.

The British Embassy in Tunis is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.