مسؤول إعلامي Media Officer | British Embassy السفارة البريطانية

مسؤول إعلامي Media Officer | British Embassy السفارة البريطانية 

Media Officer EO (06/22 KRT)

مسؤول إعلامي Media Officer | British Embassy السفارة البريطانية
مسؤول إعلامي Media Officer | British Embassy السفارة البريطانية 
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 identity, 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.

Job Category  

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory  

Communications, Press and Media

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of the British Embassy Khartoum. The Media Officer plays a key role in the functioning of the Embassy, managing the Embassy’s external communications via press, TV, radio and online channels, working closely with core members of the political team including Her Majesty’s Ambassador. It is a demanding role that requires significant media experience, technical skills, and the ability to develop a wide network of journalists. Strong skills in social media are essential, as well as a broad understanding of how strategic communications can help deliver the Embassy’s objectives.

Roles and responsibilities:

Responsible for Embassy’s digital diplomacy and social media channels (25%)

مسؤول إعلامي Media Officer | British Embassy السفارة البريطانية 

Collaborate closely with Embassy policy and programme leads and the Communications Manager to publish timely and innovative content, in support of the wider communications strategy.

Maintain and update information on Embassy website.

Produce media reports (25%)

Produce a timely daily press summary.

Report regularly on developments in the media landscape in Sudan and ensure the Embassy’s communications strategy reflects the local media environment.

Produce analytical reports on reactions to political developments in both mainstream media and social media.

Design and develop products (20%)

Design and develop communications products, including newsletters, bulletins, videos, brochures, infographics etc.

Strategic Communications Planning (10%)

Work with the Communications Manager and Embassy policy and programme leads to ensure the Embassy is using public diplomacy strategically to achieve its objectives.

Advise senior leadership on prioritising campaigns to ensure the Embassy is using its public platform as efficiently as possible.

Events and visits (10%)

Work with the Communications Manager in delivering ambitious events in the Embassy, Ambassador’s residence and elsewhere, in line with Embassy objectives.

Work closely with the Communications Manager on developing and implementing communications plans for visits by British Ministers.

Wider Embassy support (10%)

Provide support to the Chevening programme, including sifting and interviewing candidates.

Provide cover for the Communications Manager.

Provide translation services when required.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

Proficiency in a range of social media channels

At least 3 years working in communications for a local or international organisation

Fluent in English and Arabic

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

Graphic design

Translation experience

Required behaviours  

Seeing the Big Picture, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing

Application deadline  

29 June 2022


Executive Officer (EO)

Type of Position  

Fixed Term, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal

Working hours per week  

38.5 hours

Duration of Post  

12 months





Location (City)  


Type of Post  

British Embassy

Number of vacancies  



USD 1,768.82 (Basic salary) + USD 72 (Transport allowance)

Start Date  

1 August 2022

End Date  

1 August 2023

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

The British Embassy Khartoum is committed to a supportive and creative learning and development agenda, situated within the wider People Plan for 2022. We care about our staff and their aspirations, and want to help develop them.

The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities including FCDO-specific communications training. This is in addition to large number of training course offered locally by the British Council, FCDO e-learning and opportunities for on-the-job learning and mentoring. There are also a large number of corporate agendas which the job holder may like to engage with - from wellbeing to the country-based staff association.

Working patterns:

Sunday - Wednesday 8:00 - 4:00, Thursday 8:00 - 2:30

Please note this is a 1 year fixed term position with possibility of permanent contract based on performance.

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