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Recruitment of Honorary Consul in Brazzaville

We are looking for an Honorary Consul with an established network in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo).

An Honorary Consul is a voluntary position defined by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

As a candidate you should have a very good understanding and knowledge of Brazzaville and its surroundings and an established network that will help you to support British interests and to provide support to British Nationals who find themselves in difficulty. The position may also involve helping the British Embassy respond to a crisis.

As a British Honorary Consul you will work under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission and Vice Consul in Kinshasa and work closely with our consular, internal politics and public diplomacy teams. Depending on the needs of the British Embassy you will have the opportunity to work alongside other sections.

With your help we would like to continue to build on the particular relationship which Republic of Congo and the United Kingdom have enjoyed.

The British Embassy is an inclusive and diversity-friendly organisation. 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.

The British Embassy in Kinshasa is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas.


The appointment will initially be for a term of one year. At the end of the initial term, the appointment may be renewed for a further three years, subject to the requirements of the Superintending Post (the Embassy). Any further term will be for 3 years.

Number of hours

You are expected to work no more than 4 hours in an average week.


Your appointment is unsalaried, and carries no entitlement to a pension or terminal gratuity or any other benefit. You will, however, receive a small annual honorarium $2,160.00.


Security Clearance: Your appointment is subject to you receiving security clearance from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

Conflicts of interest: You must not engage in any occupation or undertaking which might conflict with the interests of His Majesty’s Government.

Exequatur: Your appointment is subject to you receiving an exequatur from the Congolese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


All applicants should submit their CV (in English, up to two pages) and covering letter (in English, no more than two pages of A4) setting out their motivation for the role and how they meet the above criteria.


Please send applications by 25 September 2023 to the following address: [email protected]

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