British High Commission Jobs in Kampala - Uganda - Political & Projects Officer Vacancies

British High Commission Jobs in Kampala - Uganda - Political & Projects Officer Vacancies

Job Category
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory
  • Political
    Main purpose of job:

    The successful candidate will oversee the delivery of the High Commission’s projects and be the lead on human rights issues.

    In addition, you will need to build and maintain strong networks with government 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 civil society with strong contacts in these areas, with significant project and budget management experience; and will have at least a three-year track-record of delivering at pace.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • An in-depth knowledge of Ugandan politics, particularly on human rights, contributing to political analysis and keeping track of developments in civil society and parliament.
  • Organising and attending meetings/events, and producing timely and accurate reports for the team
  • The officer will ideally bring a strong network of contacts with them to the team.
  • In particular, the officer will build and maintain contacts in government and civil society, monitoring and attending key meetings and tracking political developments
  • Lead the project and programme team, identifying activities to be funded inform and advise the post project board, and ensuring projects are delivered to budget and on time.
  • Line manage a projects officer, overseeing project monitoring and evaluation and due diligence on project implementers.
  • The Officer will be part of an energetic and engaged team, and will need to be flexible and responsive to changing demands.
  • They will also play a wider corporate role in the High Commission.

    Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Line manage x1 A2 Projects and Programmes Officer
  • Day-to-day management of around £350,000 programme funds

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to undergo security vetting process

    Desirable 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 civil society and government;
  • Experience in report writing, note taking and event planning.

    Required competencies
  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Delivering at Pace

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
  • This position is largely officed based but will require some travel. We are happy to considered applications for flexible working.
    Working patterns:
  • Learning and development - Relevant online learning for the role.

    Additional Information
  • Please complete the application form in full.
  • Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position.
  • 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 candidates should apply online by 18th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Kampala - Uganda - Political & Projects Officer Vacancies

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