British High Commission Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Political Officer Vacancy

British High Commission Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Political Officer Vacancy

Job Category
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory
  • Political
    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.

    Annual Leave:
  • 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.

    Additional information
  • 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:
  • 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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