Embassy of Sweden Career Jobs – Trade Promotion and Information Officer

Organization: Embassy of
Sweden
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Embassy:
The Embassy of Sweden in
Kampala has a broad mandate to promote Swedish-Ugandan relations through
political dialogue, development cooperation, trade and investment, cultural
exchange and through service to Swedish and foreign citizens with issues
related to Swedish authorities. Sweden is strengthening its engagement with
Uganda in the area of trade and investment, and has embarked on a new
programming period of its bilateral development cooperation.
Job Summary:  The Trade Promotion and Information Officer
will be responsible for the promotion of trade and economic relations between
Sweden and Uganda and also the Embassy’s communication and information needs.
The Officer will be working in the political and economic section.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for planning, implementation and follow up of events and activities that
    promote trade and investments between Uganda and Sweden;
  • Offer
    technical guidance to Swedish businesses on Ugandan laws, rules and
    practices for starting and running businesses, how to trade with and
    invest in Uganda;
  • Planning,
    implementation and follow up of activities for strengthening the image of
    Sweden, Swedish core values, ideas and culture in Uganda, and for inquiries
    about Sweden in Uganda;
  • Informing
    about activities and events that the Embassy is engaged in through local
    media, the Embassy webpage and social media.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate for the Swedish Embassy Trade Promotion and Information Officer
    hold an advanced academic degree in business administration, economics,
    public relations, political science or related field of study;
  • A
    minimum of five or more years of relevant experience from work with the private
    sector in Uganda, either from a business perspective or from
    organisation/s working with private sector related issues;
  • Earlier
    experience of work with information and/or communication, including social
    media.
  • Sound
    analytical capacity;
  • Possess
    excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent
    command of both written and spoken English;
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and experience of working in a multicultural
    environment;
  • Ability
    to adhere to rules and regulations of the Embassy of Sweden;
  • Motivation
    to promote Swedish policies and values.
  • Past
    experience from the private sector in East Africa or Sweden is an
    advantage;
  • Knowledge
    about Sweden.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates are
encouraged to e-mail their updated CVs and cover letter explaining suitability
for the post and how they meet the requirements, including three professional
referees and copies of certificates to the address below.
Please clearly mark in subject
field or on envelope: “Embassy of Sweden – Trade Promotion and Information
Officer.”
E-mail to:
application@ppg.co.ug
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala, Uganda
NB:
Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB. 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: 14th December, 2014 by 2PM
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