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.

    How to Apply
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Interested candidates should send their resume by18th 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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