Carpenter S3 – British Embassy


About the FCDO’s development work in Sudan

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) pursues UK national interests and projects the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.

The UK is an active donor in Sudan, playing a leading role in the humanitarian response, and supporting Government with its plans for economic reform and social impact mitigation.  Our bilateral development programme portfolio includes support for the humanitarian response, clean water, climate change, women’s empowerment and economic and governance reform. Sudan also benefits from FCDO’s Centrally Managed Programmes including on health, education, mine action and targeted technical assistance. Critical priorities include getting support economic reforms, supporting citizen voice to inform/ support transition and strengthening the role and profile of women who have been pivotal in driving a peaceful, constructive revolution. Darfur is one of the longest-standing humanitarian crises in the world. The UN peacekeeping force is drawing down at the end of 2020 and is being replaced by a new UN peacebuilding and political mission to support Sudan’s transition and along with the international community, is supporting the transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding and development. Safeguarding and inclusion are key in this process.

Job Description

POSITIONCarpenter S3 (10/21 KRT)
Grade  S3
salary  USD 279.76 plus USD 72.00 (Transport Allowance) per month
Type of Position  Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Start Date  01/02/2022

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 (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory

Corporate Services Support

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Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

To construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Carry out routine maintenance and projects such as renovations and constructions.
  • Assist in major construction works, including timber staircase construction, roofing, ceiling, hoarding, wall partitioning with varied materials, trellis construction, columns, beams and lintels formworks, door and window frames, stages and platforms etc.
  • Repair and fabricate various items such as flash and panel doors, tables, chairs, kitchen cabinets, shelves etc.
  • Routine maintenance works include, door lock repairs, erection of stages for events, mosquito screens and nets fixings, fixing glass window and doors, repair of window and door blinds, repairing roof and ceiling leakages etc.
  • Operate power hand tools and specialized carpentry and workshop equipment.

Essential qualifications, skills, and experience  

  • 3 years relevant carpentry experience
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Full driving licence
  • Fluent in Arabic and an understanding of English 

Desirable qualifications, skills, and experience  

  • Some experience of working with non-wood materials
  • Any certifications covering completed apprenticeships in health and safety or working with power tools

Required competencies  

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be complete

  • Strong induction process
  • Formal in-house training on health and safety and regular tool box discussions
  • Coaching, mentoring and job shadowing
  • Clear set of Embassy cultures and values

Working Hours:

Sunday – Thursday 08:00 – 16:30

Additional information  

  • This is a full-time fixed-term position for an initial period of one year from starting date, with the possibility of extending and making permanent depending on performance.
  • 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 Khartoum are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in 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 the fees for the permit; Make arrangements to relocate; Meet the costs to relocation
  • 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note:  Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates
  • British Embassy will only contact successful candidates, if you do not hear from us please consider your application unsuccessful

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

British Embassy

British Embassy Khartoum

The British Embassy in Sudan maintains and develops relations between the UK and Sudan.

Our work covers a range of issues including:

  • supporting a comprehensive and sustainable peace agreement
  • working towards an inclusive peace with justice in Darfur
  • supporting national and regional stability
  • backing human rights
  • encouraging the development of democratic and accountable government
  • reducing poverty levels

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Britain does not have Embassies in any of the Commonwealth countries. British interests in these countries are represented by High Commissioners, not Ambassadors, working in High Commissions, not Embassies.

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