British High Commission Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Political Officer Vacancy
British High Commission Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Political Officer VacancyJob Category Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Main purpose of job:
The successful candidate will provide analysis and advice on Ugandan politics and current affairs, as well as supporting incoming and outward visits to Uganda.
In addition, you will need to build and maintain strong networks with government, parliament, academia, the media and civil society. This is an important role, working closely with Head of the Political team and the High Commissioner.
The ideal candidate is likely to have worked in a political field – perhaps in government, parliament, civil society or a diplomatic mission with strong contacts in these areas, and have significant analysis and reporting experience.
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A university degree in political studies, international relations, social sciences or a related field;
Experience of project management, including budget management;
Minimum of three years relevant work experience;
Knowledge of Uganda’s political, economic and social environments, including key institutions and persons in Government, Parliament, Academia, Media and civil society;
Experience in report writing, note taking and event planning.
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Keen knowledge and understanding of the current and past Uganda political and electoral systems
High level of people skills – leadership, networking, management, organising.
Sound project and financial management knowledge, skills and experience.
Strong problem solving skills, including close attention to detail and ability to prioritise in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent communication skills – written, oral, one-to-one, group, formal presentations – ability to vary style, pace and presentation to suit the audience.
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Monday to Thursday 0830 to 1700 lunch break of one hour
This position is largely officed based but will require some travel. We are happy to consider applications for flexible working.
All staff of the British High Commission are entitled to 25 days paid leave per year on commencement of employment.
This increases to 30 days after five years continuous service. The leave year is 1 January to 31 December.
In addition to annual leave, the British High Commission observes a number of Ugandan and British public holidays each year. In line with FCO policy, this is generally up to a maximum of 14 days.
Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kampala are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Uganda.
All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
Successful candidates not resident in Uganda will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits.
Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th July 2019
For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Political Officer Vacancy
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