Embassy Jobs – Political & Projects Officer – British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:       Political
& Projects Officer
Organization: British
High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Office Notice No.: 02/19 KPL
Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 4,523,426 gross
About US:
The British High
Commission is the diplomatic liaison office that aims to develop and maintain
close bilateral relations with Uganda, in accordance with British government
policies. The British High Commission is responsible for the political
relationship between the UK and Uganda, and we provide advice and guidance on
political and governance issues. BHC provides assistance and documentary
services to British nationals in Uganda. The UK Trade and Investment Section
provides assistance to both British and Ugandan businesses.
Job Summary:  The Political & Projects Officer will
oversee the delivery of the High Commission’s projects and be the lead on human
rights issues. In addition, you will need to build and maintain strong networks
with government and civil society. This is an important role, working closely
with Head of the Political team and the High Commissioner. The ideal candidate
is likely to have worked in a political field – perhaps in civil society with
strong contacts in these areas, with significant project and budget management
experience; and will have at least a three-year track-record of delivering at
pace.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • An in-depth knowledge of Ugandan politics, particularly on human
    rights, contributing to political analysis and keeping track of
    developments in civil society and parliament.
  • Organising and attending meetings/events, and producing timely and
    accurate reports for the team
  • The officer will ideally bring a strong network of contacts with
    them to the team. In particular, the officer will build and maintain
    contacts in government and civil society, monitoring and attending key
    meetings and tracking political developments
  • Lead the project and programme team, identifying activities to be
    funded inform and advise the post project board, and ensuring projects are
    delivered to budget and on time.
  • Line manage a projects officer, overseeing project monitoring and
    evaluation and due diligence on project implementers.
  • The Officer will be part of an energetic and engaged team, and will
    need to be flexible and responsive to changing demands. They will also
    play a wider corporate role in the High Commission.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Political
    & Projects Officer job should hold a university degree in political
    studies, international relations, social sciences or a related field;
  • Experience of project management, including budget management;
  • At least three years of relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s political, economic and social environments,
    including key institutions and persons in civil society and government;
  • Experience in report writing, note taking and event planning.
  • High level of people skills – leadership, networking, management,
    organising.
  • Sound project and financial management knowledge, skills and
    experience.
  • Strong problem solving skills, including close attention to detail
    and ability to prioritise in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral, one-to-one, group,
    formal presentations – ability to vary style, pace and presentation to
    suit the audience
  • Ability and willingness to undergo security vetting process
  • Competencies: Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective
    Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Delivering at Pace

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the British High
Commission in the aforementioned capacity should apply by clicking on the link
below.
Deadline: 18th March 2019
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