British Embassy Senior Political Officer Jobs in South Sudan

British Embassy Senior Political Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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

    Main purpose of job:
  • The Political team is at the centre of the British Embassy’s work supporting the UK-South Sudan bilateral relationship, including UK effort in support of implementation of the Peace Process.
  • You will help to ensure the Ambassador, Special Envoy to the Sudans and other senior figures within the UK Government have up to date and accurate political analysis, with a particular focus on sub-national developments.
  • This is a dynamic and fast paced role that will be very rewarding for the right candidate.
  • You will need to have an up to date knowledge of South Sudanese politics, including at the sub-national level.
  • There is a very strong team spirit and collaborative approach to the team’s work, but you will need to be self-starter, capable of working off your own initiative and owning issues.

    Roles and Responsibilities


  • The UK is committed to supporting South Sudan achieve a long term and sustainable peace.
  • As part of the Troika (UK, US and Norway), a leading donor (both humanitarian and conflict mitigation), through our support to key peace process activities at national and sub-national level and with up to 400 UK troops attached to the UN mission (UNMISS), the UK is a leading supporter in South Sudan.


    Alongside colleagues in the Political team you will:

  • Provide timely oral and written political analysis and policy advice across a range of key issues relating the state/county (sub-national) level.
  • This will include local political developments, sub-national and inter-communal conflict trends, efficacy of localised peacebuilding initiatives and actor analysis.
  • Build relationships inside and outside of Juba with Embassies, state co-ordination offices, NGOs, civil society, peace process bodies, UNMISS and UN agencies, Church leaders, and engage with senior Parliamentarians and members of the Government in order to provide well-sourced information and make linkages on political developments.
  • Input into, and support, the design of UK stabilisation and peacebuilding programming to be implemented in South Sudan to ensure that it takes account of local context and dynamics;
  • Provide logistical support to the political team in the planning and delivery of high profile UK visitors to South Sudan such as
    Ministers or the Special Envoy, or field visits by Her Majesty’s Ambassador
  • Assist with other corporate activities and to provide ad-hoc administrative support to the political team.
  • There will be opportunities to travel across the country with this role.
  • This is a new role in a growing team and your specific areas of political focus may be amended to meet new priorities as the team develops.
  • You will be working alongside four UK and six locally engaged colleagues in the team.

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Up to date knowledge of South Sudan politics including at the sub-national level
  • A diverse network of relevant contacts inside and outside of Juba

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience working in an Embassy or UN
  • Experience working with the media
  • BA in international relations, political studies or similar subjects.

    Additional Information
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Juba are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Sudan.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to:
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  • Pay fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British Embassy do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • 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.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British Embassy Senior Political Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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