Embassy Jobs – Humanitarian Advisor – The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda

Job
Title:            
 Humanitarian
Advisor
Organisation: The
Embassy of Ireland in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Head of Co-operation
About US:
The Embassy of
Ireland in Uganda was opened in 1994, and serves the purpose of advancing
relations between Ireland and Uganda and representing Ireland’s values and
interests in Uganda. Ireland’s current strategy (2016-2020) for Uganda is
guided by our foreign policy, The Global Island, Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a
Changing World’, and Ireland’s policy for international development, ‘One World
One Future’. The strategy covers the breadth of the Embassy’s work including consular
and visa services, cultural promotion, trade and investment promotion,
political engagement, and the development cooperation programme, which is
closely aligned to the Government of Uganda’s second National Growth and
Development Plan.
Job Summary:  The Humanitarian Advisor will manage the
humanitarian programme in accordance with agreed institutional standards of
programme/grant management and represent Ireland in key policy dialogue for a
as a senior member of the embassy’s technical team, the
Humanitarian Advisor
will be expected to contribute across the work of the embassy, including as
climate change focal point/ champion.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Monitor
partners and programme implementation, including appraisal of narrative and
financial reports, reviewing audits and conducting field monitoring visits.
input to evaluation processes.
·        
Lead on
new programme development, including “nexus” type programmes linking
humanitarian, relief and development.
·        
Conduct
organisational capacity and risk assessments of partners, ensure adequate
contractual relations are in place and maintain up to date risk profiles for
all partners.
·        
Represent
the Embassy in key policy dialogue fora on refugee and humanitarian issues.
·        
Advise
social protection, education, HIV and governance advisors on humanitarian
issues arising within these sectors and appropriate responses.
·        
Act as
climate change focal point/ champion supporting and encouraging colleagues to
consider climate change issues in programme design and implementation, and
leading on communications with hq in relation to climate change issues.
·        
Input to
the embassy’s communication strategy through use of social media, inputting to
the website and working with the communications teams to organize relevant
networking events in order to ensure maximum visibility for the humanitarian
programme.
·        
Input in
the embassy’s research and learning agenda, keeping up to date on relevant new
research emerging and providing briefing as required
·        
Liaise
with the humanitarian section in Irish Aid HQ, and with humanitarian advisors
in embassies within the region in order to share approaches and learning.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Embassy of Ireland in Uganda Humanitarian Advisor job
must hold a Master’s Degree in the relevant field (development studies, social
sciences or other related fields).
·        
Five
years of specific post qualification experience in a similar role with a
bi-lateral, multi -lateral organisation, government or NGO.
·        
Demonstrated
experience in strong programme planning, implementation, management and
monitoring skills. Knowledge and understanding of climate change in Uganda and
how it impacts on programme design and implementation.
·        
Knowledge
and experience of policy dialogue and influencing policy processes.
·        
An
excellent understanding of the national, regional and global humanitarian
context.
·        
Ability
to work as part of a team and in partnership with other stakeholders. Excellent
interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
·        
Proficiency
in the Microsoft suite of applications i.e. word, excel, outlook etc.
·        
A high
standard in English, both spoken and written.
·        
Desirable:
Regional experience is
desirable but not essential.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join the Embassy should send their completed application forms,
download here via e-mail only to Recruitment.Kampala@dfa.ie, with the subject
line; Humanitarian Advisor.
Deadline: 
Wednesday, 27th February 2019 by 4:30 pm
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