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Climate and Environment Adviser
British Embassy Khartoum

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.

 Salary: USD 61,838 Annually
 Start date: 1 September 2022
 Section/Unit: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles)
 Grade Level: Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 24 months
 Closing Date: 26 August 2022

 Duties and responsibilities:

Main purpose of job:

The SEO Climate and Environment adviser will play a key role in the development and delivery of the British Embassy in Khartoum’s climate, environment and water programmes and policy iniatives – and will work across the office to ensure that climate and environment issues are mainstreamed across our wider portfolio in Sudan.

The post holder will report to a G7 UK Climate and Environment adviser supporting the exciting expansion of our climate work across the portfolio. They will draw upon technical best practice, centrally managed programming and HQ expertise to ensure climate and environment is mainstreamed across everything we do.


The key functions of the role are:

  • Forging effective relationships and influencing to develop effective climate policies and initiatives in Sudan – the post holder will take on and develop collaborative relationships with Government of Sudan (GoS) in line with our ODA principles, other donors, international development partners and private sector actors to support development and implementation of climate smart policymaking and initiatives. Supporting Sudan’s efforts to access and effectively delveir international climate finance will be critical, both leveraging core UK Technical Assistance and programming as well as influencing wider programming.  This will include contributing to a strategy to enhance support for state level water provision through creative partnerships between federal, state authorities and international partners.


  • Programme management and oversight – the postholder will play an active role in oversight and monitoring of water programming, working closely with the lead UK Climate & Environment Advisor and programme management colleagues. This will require constructive working relationships with implementing partners, robust programme management, and adherrence to FCDO’s compliance requirements.


  • Policy support across the office to mainstream climate and environment. The UK in Sudan provides largescale humanitarian assistance, water and health funding, as well as economic and governance work.  The postholder will work closely with the G7 Climate and Environment Advisor to draw on HQ level thinking and best practice and support the  Peace, Economic Reform and Humanitarian Teams as we increase our climate focus, implement follow up from COP26 and meet International Climate Finance ambition.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  
  • All aspects of rural and urban water supply, including knowledge of integrated water resources management, water and sanitation for domestic, industry and agricultural use, including associated environmental health aspects.
  • Strong experience of climate and environment programming and working with non-climate change focused programming on mainstreaming climate risk.
  • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively across the international community.


Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Experience of working in international development contexts, particularly fragile and conflict affected states.
  • Experience in one or more working on natural resource conflict issues AND/OR renewable energy AND/OR green investment AND/OR climate and resilience in humanitarian.


Required behaviours  

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

  • Learning and development opportunities:
  • Post holders will be expected to gain expert accreditation to the Climate and Environment Advisory Cadre and undertake ongoing capacity development on both technical and programme management topics required on deliver the role.


The applicant will be expected to demonstrate ability to accredit to the FCDO Climate & Environment Cadre.


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 High Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • The current legacy DFID Terms and Conditions of Employment will apply to all internal locally employed staff on promotion and new entrants subject to local employment labour law.
  • Candidates may need to apply for a valid certificate of good conduct when applying and should be no older than 6 months.
  • 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 High Embassy does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.


To apply: https://fco.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/5481

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