Embassy of Sweden Careers – Programme Officer for Gender Equality and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

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
Programme Officer for Gender Equality and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
will oversee the Embassy’s contributions related to gender equality and sexual
reproductive health and rights.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Significantly
    contribute to portfolio development of the country programme;
  • Responsible
    for managing contributions, including preparations, risk analysis,
    performance review, financial monitoring and auditing;
  • Actively
    contribute to reporting in the field of responsibility;
  • Be
    the focal point for gender equality.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate for the Swedish Embassy PO hold an advanced academic degree in a
    relevant field
  • Seven
    or more years of relevant professional experience in the area of gender
    equality;
  • Past
    experience of working with an international organisation in Africa.
  • Sound
    analytical capacity;
  • Possess
    excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent
    command of English;
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and experience of working in a multicultural
    environment;
  • Possess
    the ability to adhere to rules and regulations of the Embassy of Sweden;
  • High
    degree of motivation to promote Swedish policies and values.
  • Past
    experience of working with any of the following: sexual reproductive
    health and rights, gender related violence, women’s economic empowerment
    is highly desired;
  • Past
    experience of working with capacity building of civil society is an added
    advantage
  • Significant
    experience of working with inclusive business and corporate social
    responsibility is also desired
  • Prior
    experience of working with behaviour change processes.
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 – PO SRH and Rights.”
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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