Social Development Adviser – The Department for International Development (DFID)

The Department
for International Development (DFID) is leading the British government’s fight
against world poverty. DFID Uganda seeks to recruit two dynamic, experienced
and adaptable individuals to join its country team. DFID Uganda is seeking
resourceful, experienced professionals to fill the vacancies of Health
Adviser and Social Development
based in the DFID Uganda Office in Kampala.

The Social
Development Adviser will be part of the programme team supporting the delivery
of DFID Uganda’s results pertaining to poverty, vulnerability and exclusion.
She/he will lead DFID Uganda’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment
and will play a lead role in ensuring a social development perspective to
DFIDU’s work on accountable governance, citizenship, justice and human rights.
They will also support the current Social Development Adviser in providing a
technical lead on social protection, HIV prevention and diversity.


  • Provide general social development
    advice across current and emerging DFIDU programmes and priorities as
  • Leading and managing DFID Uganda’s
    support to a joint UN programme on gender equality
  • Supporting delivery of civil society
    work on gender based violence
  • Supporting the Gender Champions team
    across the DFIDU office.
  • Actively contribute to the Gender
    Development Partners Group.
  • Provide advisory support on
    strengthening social accountability.
  • Provide social development advice to
    the Northern Uganda and diversity task teams.
  • Support the current Social
    Development Adviser’s lead on Social Protection, HIV Prevention and
  • Ensure Communications and Corporate
  • Supporting project officers under
    the Gender Equality task team to ensure Financial Compliance and value for

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A higher degree in any of the following
    disciplines; social anthropology, sociology, political science, human
    geography, social policy/planning
  • Experience in development work
    including ability to work with and influence primary stake-holders.
  • Expertise in social research.
  • Experience in applying social and
    political analysis to policy and programmes.
  • Excellent organisation and time
    management skills, communication skills and ability to work effectively
    within a team.


  • Working with others
  • Planning and delivery of work
  • Analysis and use of information
  • Decision-making
  • Influencing

DFID is an
accredited investor in people and is committed to supporting its staff to
achieve their maximum potential and will provide opportunities for personal and
professional development for the successful candidate, along with
an attractive remuneration package. The work environment is dynamic and
busy but pleasant

How to apply:

For more
information about these vacancies and the work of DFID in Uganda visit www. How to apply To apply please fill in
the application form and the Positive Action Approach form which are available
on the DFID Uganda website mentioned above, and e-mail or deliver these with
the names and contact information of 3 work related referees to the address
below; People
Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala Attn.:
The Director E-mail: Web:
 Please mark clearly in the email or
envelope: “DFID – ‘Health Adviser” or ‘Social Development Adviser’.
 Closing date for applications is 5.00 pm,
on Monday  5th March 2012
 While we thank all
applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be
contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification

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