The British Embassy Tunis
is seeking to appoint
North Africa Regional Counter Terrorism Assistant
grade B3 (L).
Main purpose of the Job:
The Counter Terrorism & Extremism Network (CTEN) was established to coordinate the UK’s overseas counter terrorism (CT) work, aiming to reduce the likelihood and impact of future terrorist attacks. The network brings together multiple different government departments all playing their part in delivering the international side of the UK’s CT strategy CONTEST.
The North Africa CTEN covers 6 countries, from Egypt to Mauritania. The jobholder will sit within the CTEN Hub in Tunis and assist the CTEN Hub Head and Deputy Head’s efforts to coordinate CT activity across the region. The role of the Hub is to ensure those working on CT have the right information, personnel and funding to deliver the International CT strategy, and pull together as one team. The successful applicant will also undertake research to inform papers by the C4 North Africa Regional CT Officer on regional radicalisation and terrorism trends.
Given the Team’s regional remit, this role may require travel overseas, potentially at short notice.
The roles and responsibilities listed below will evolve based on your previous experience, career ambitions and appetite to grow in the role.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Assisting the day to day activities of the Hub Head and Deputy Head;
- Organising events, travel and meetings for CTEN staff;
- Research and analysis in English, French and Arabic to inform papers by the C4 North Africa Regional CT Officer. You will help tackle the key questions: Why do people become terrorists? From which communities do most terrorists originate? What are the most effective ways of reducing risk to the UK and its interests?;
- Providing surge support across North Africa e.g. logistical assistance at events or research pieces;
- Monitoring and reporting on the CTEN Hub travel and learning and development budget;
- Information management – ensure internal and external analysis is stored effectively and accessible to all across the CTEN;
- Assisting crisis response and preparedness.
The above list is not exhaustive and the jobholder will be required to be flexible and take on other ad hoc tasks as required.
Key competencies required:
- 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.
- 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.
- Changing and Improving – People who are effective in this area are responsive, innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change. It’s about being open to change, suggesting ideas for improvements to the way things are done, and working in ‘smarter’, more focused ways.
- Making Effective Decisions – Effectiveness in this area is about being objective; using sound judgment, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice.
- Strong written and oral communication in English, French and Arabic.
- Ability to produce clear and accurate work with attention to detail
- Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
- Ability to work independently and use initiative to solve problems
- Can support colleagues when under pressure and able to contribute to cross-team working
- Familiarity and interest in North Africa’s history and culture .
- Strong administrative and IT skills.
- Experience of working with an international institution or in a diplomatic environment.
- Background in academic research in the humanities.
- An understanding of global counter-terrorism trends.
Working hours and remuneration:
The British Embassy in Tunisia offers an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role. Initial salary will be TND 3,822 per month while on probation. Salary after probation is TND 4,731. This is for a full-time employment, on a fixed term basis for one-year, with a possibility of renewal.
Conditioned working hours are 40 hours gross per week. Standard working hours are from 08:00-16:30 from Monday to Thursday and 08:00-13:00 on Fridays.
The successful candidate will be subject to a 3 months probationary period. The appointment will also be subject to satisfactory local and UK security clearances.
Candidate must be eligible to work and reside in Tunisia immediately.
Interested candidates must apply using this link:
An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A Covering Letter
Applications that do not include these will not be considered.
Closing date for applications is at 23:55 (local time) on 23 August 2020. Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.
Due to the large amount of job applications the Embassy receives, only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
The recruitment process, including security clearance, is expected to take around two months.
The start date mentioned is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.
The British Embassy Tunis is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.