Embassy of Sweden Careers – Programme Officer for Inclusive Growth and Employment (Agribusiness)

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 Swedish
Embassy’s Programme Officer for Inclusive Growth and Employment (Agribusiness)
will primarily manage the Embassy’s contributions related to agribusiness and
resilience.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Significantly
    contribute to portfolio development of the country programme;
  • Management
    of contributions, including preparations, risk analysis, performance
    review, financial monitoring and auditing;
  • Actively
    participate in trade promotion activities and contribute to reporting in
    the field of responsibility;
  • Serve
    as the focal point for environment and climate change.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate for the Swedish Embassy PO hold an advanced academic degree in a
    relevant field;
  • A
    minimum of seven or more years of relevant professional experience in
    agribusiness;
  • Documented
    knowledge of environment and climate change issues.
  • Sound
    analytical capacity;
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent
    command of both spoken and written 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;
  • Motivation
    to promote Swedish policies and values.
  • Past
    experience from the private sector in Africa is desired
  • Past
    experience of working with environmental and climate change issues is an
    added advantage
  • Prior
    experience of working with inclusive business and corporate social
    responsibility.
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 for Inclusive Growth and
Employment (Agribusiness)”
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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