Dutch Embassy Jobs – Policy Officer Reproductive Health and Rights

Organization: Netherlands
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: First
Secretary Rule of Law and Political Affairs
About US:
The Netherlands
Embassy in Kampala is the diplomatic mission for the Kingdom of the Netherlands
which supports development cooperation strategy in Uganda and has developed a
focus in reproductive health and rights. Reproductive Health & Rights (RHR)
is a new strategic focal area of the Embassy. The demographic challenges of
Uganda require concerted efforts to reduce the fertility rate. Therefore, RHR
and FP will be addressed from a more comprehensive perspective.
Job Summary: The Policy
Officer Reproductive Health and Rights will serve as a member of the Embassy’s Rule
of Law Cluster consisting of the First Secretary Rule of Law and the local
Senior Policy Officer Rule of Law.  The
incumbent will take the initiative to develop new policies and advocate and
defend them where appropriate. These policies should be able to be put into
concrete actions to actively promote gender mainstreaming and integration of
RHR-elements in food security, rule of law and the transition agenda of the
Embassy. The Policy Officer will, therefore, be the focal point of the Embassy
for the RHR agenda of the Great Lakes Multi-Annual Strategic Plan of the
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Regularly review, analyse and report on national
policies, strategies, trends and developments in the field of RHR/FP and gender
and identify issues relevant to the Dutch cooperation and support.
Work closely with colleagues in the Embassy and in
The Hague on relevant developments and provide them with information from the
field on RHR and gender;
Significantly contribute to the RHR/FP and gender
policy discussions and reviews; identify and suggest actions to strengthen
Actively promote and support inclusion of
SRHR-elements in work and program of the Embassy (Food Security; Private Sector
Development; Rule of Law; Economic activities).
Actively monitor and document gender mainstreaming
in Food Security, Rule of Law, Private sector development and economic
activities of the Embassy.
Prepare social media messages on best practices,
challenges and trends/developments;
Support in developing, assessing, managing and
monitoring projects and programs on RHR/FP and gender.
Actively promote the Dutch policy priorities in
donor meetings and in consultations with government and civil society. Monitor
developments and activities in support of the fight against gender based
Offer technical support to or replace other thematic
experts during absence when necessary;
Develop and maintain transparent and honest communication
and relationships with stakeholders;
Make field visits in support of the above-mentioned
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Dutch Embassy job should
hold a good University degree in Health, Law, or Social Sciences
At least five years of related experience in Reproductive
Health and Rights (RHR) and Family Planning (FP)
Working knowledge and understanding of SRHR, family
planning and gender.
Excellent command of both written and spoken English.
Excellent communication and networking skills
Willingness and ability to travel extensively
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters
via E-mail to this E-mail address, application@ppg.co.ug.
Attachments that fill more than 2MB will not be considered. Clearly mark in
subject field: “EKN- RHR”
Deadline: 20th September 2015 by 5:00PM
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