Danish Embassy DANIDA Jobs – Programme Officer – Political

Organisation: Danish Embassy in Kampala (DANIDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Danida: 
Denmark is one of the leading and long standing bilateral partners to
Uganda in social, economic and political development. The overall objective of
Denmark’s development cooperation is to combat poverty and promote human
rights, democracy, sustainable development, peace and stability.
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer – Political will be part of the Political Team which is responsible for
the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Danida engagement in good
governance and HIV/AIDS, including policy and technical dialogue with
Government of Uganda, Civil Society and Development Partners. The Politics Team
is responsible for a number of programmes focusing on strengthened
democratisation, protection of human rights, access to justice and promotion of
the rule of law, peaceful co-existence, improved accountability and enhanced
quality of service delivery in Uganda. Furthermore, the team is responsible for
political reporting to HQ.
Key Duties and
  • Significantly contribute to the Embassy’s
    overall political analysis and reporting about the political development
    in Uganda and the wider region.
  • Actively represent Denmark and pursue
    Danish interests in relevant dialogue fora with the Government of Uganda,
    other development partners and civil society.
  • Offer Danish Embassy colleagues with
    strategic advice to facilitate 
    effective policy dialogue within their respective areas and
    participate in management of development programmes in the area of
    governance and human rights based approach.
  • Active participation and contribution to
    overall donor coordination and harmonization.
  • Contribute to the Embassy’s external
    communication and public diplomacy.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day programme
    administration; timely follow up on budgets, disbursement planning,
    financial reporting and audits.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a good master’s
    degree in a development related discipline (Political science, development
    economics, and public administration and management).
  • At least eight years’ relevant post
    graduate professional experience from working in an international
    organization, government or with civil society.
  • Broad working knowledge and interest in
    the area of Ugandan domestic politics, regional politics and security as
    well as development aid
  • Past experience working with government
    institutions at senior level
  • Significant experience working with
    development partners and civil society
  • Past exposure and experience applying the
    principles of the Human Rights Based Approach.
  • Prior experience from management of
    development programmes, incl. financial management, aid effectiveness
    donor coordination and harmonization
  • Willingness and ability to work for the
    priorities and interests of the Danish Government
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Good operational and general day-to-day
    programme administration skills
  • Well-developed communication skills in
    English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong social skills, not least
    flexibility, responsibility and integrity
  • Work independently but enjoys cooperating
    with others in a team structure
  • Shows initiative and has the ability and
    stamina to achieve results
  • Possesses the ability to handle complex
    situations under pressure
How to Apply:
If interested in working in the Danish Embassy in Kampala (Danida) in
the above portfolio, please send your CV and cover letter with three work
related references to this E-mail address: 
Please mark your application: ” DK-Programme Officer.” E-mails must
not exceed 2 MB.
NB: 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.
Deadline: 31st July, 2014 by 5pm

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