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Counter Terrorism Programmes Officer

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.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

The British Embassy Amman is part of a world-wide network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and has now vacancy for the position of Counter Terrorism Programmes Officer.


Purpose of the job:

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative oversight of the £500,000 counter terrorism programme fund. Responsibilities will include spend forecasting, invoicing, budget management, progress reporting, relationship management with implementing partners and assisting with broader project management and scoping of new project proposals.


Main Responsibilities:

• Provide full financial oversight to the £500,000 counter terrorism programme, including invoicing, spend forecasting and other financial management in line with FCO best practice, and follow projects to ensure full delivery of stated aims against pre-agreed time lines.

• Research and draft high quality monthly, quarterly and end of year progress reports for full project portfolio.

• Maintain strong relationships with project implementers.

• Scope further areas for additional UK support to security sector

• Provides administrative support to political section and other ad hoc tasking as required, including supporting on organisation of section events e.g. the Queen’s birthday party.


Key Competencies and Required Skills:

• Managing a Quality Service: Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements.

• Delivering Value for Money: Delivering value for money involves the efficient, effective and economic use of taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services.

• Achieving Commercial Outcomes: Being effective in this area is about maintaining an economic, long-term focus in all activities.

• 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.

• Making Effective Decisions: Effectiveness in this area is about being objective; using sound judgment, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice.

• 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.


• Fluency in English and Arabic (both oral and written);

• Strong understanding of figures and ability to correctly complete simple maths.

• Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and find flexible innovative solutions;

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Good IT skills.


• University degree or equivalent;

• Previous professional experience with an overseas mission, international organisation or public sector.

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service
8 September 2016
A2 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
Middle East & North Africa
British Embassy
25 September 2016

The position is full-time, at 37 hours a week with considerations of flexibility depending on circumstances.

Pay is on the Embassy A2 (L) scale, starting at JOD 694 per month depending on candidate’s skills and experience. The package also includes a good level of health insurance and an engaging working environment. We offer opportunities to develop professional skills through our Learning & Development offer. Leave entitlement is 21 days plus 14 public holidays.



If you are selected for this position, we will be able to employ you as long as you:

• Receive the appropriate level of standard security clearance;

• All applicants should have the right to live and work in Jordan. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.


To Apply:

Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online.

1. Updated Curriculum Vitae.

2. Please provide examples of performance in each competency on the motivation section of the online application form.

3. A covering letter stating why you feel you have the necessary skills to perform well in the above role.

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


The closing date for applications is  8 September 2016.


Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.


Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted for assessment 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.


Staffs recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Jordanian labour law.


The British Embassy Amman is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.




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