Embassy Jobs – Vacancy – Aid Management – Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala

Job
Title:         
 Vacancy – Aid Management
Organisation: Royal
Danish Embassy in Kampala
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Country Director
About US:
The Royal Danish
Embassy in Kampala  is the diplomat
mission of The Kingdom of the Denmark.
Job Summary:  The Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala is
looking for a new staff member with academic qualifications to work within the
area of Aid Management. The Danish Embassy in Kampala is managing a
country programme (2018-2022) of almost 1 billion DKK equivalent to almost 550
billion UGX. The country programme, which consist of two components 1) a
programme for growth and employment and 2) a programme on good governance, is
implemented through partnership engagements with government institutions and
civil society organisations. The position will involve responsibility for tasks
within administration of the development support. You will report to the
Embassy’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Furthermore, you will have close
cooperation with the embassy’s programme staff, the administrative team, Danida
advisors as well as implementing partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Responsible
for handling the procurement process of goods and services for activities
funded from the country programme, in close cooperation with the responsible
desk officer at the Embassy, the contract office in the Danish Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and a Danish law firm contracted to oversee EU tenders, to
ensure full compliance with Danish and EU procurement regulations. Furthermore
responsible for providing assistance with the embassy’s general procurements
·       
Responsible
for administration of advisors, including cooperation with the HR Department in
the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
·       
Assist
with financial capacity assessments of possible new implementing partners and
with the regular desks and field monitoring of existing implementing partners.
·       
Assist
with preparing terms of references for audits, and with the ongoing dialogue
with Uganda’s Auditor General and private auditors in relation to audits of
partnership engagements.
·       
Assist
with the analysis of the implementing partners audit reports and assist with
systematising and follow-up on recommendations from audit reports, monitoring
reports and progress reports.
·       
Assist
with the Embassy’s anti-corruption efforts.
·       
Assist
with handling of data and payments in the financial management systems of the
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs including desk training of the Embassy
programme staff in the financial management systems. (Prior knowledge of the
systems within the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs beforehand, is not
required).
·       
Other
duties assigned by the Embassy management or the Chief Financial Officer.
·       
As some
of the implementing partners are operating in the northern part of Uganda,
up-country travel can be expected.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a University graduate in administration, accounting,
finance, or professional certification (CPA, ACCA).
·       
Three
years of related work experience
·       
Experience
with administration and management in a public (or publicly funded)
organisation.
·       
Experience
in executing large procurements for development aid, including EU tendering.
·       
Effective
time management and organisational skills.
·       
Attention
to details and high level of accuracy.
·       
Ability
to work under pressure and with a minimum of supervision.
·       
Effective
verbal, listening and communications skill and a constructive and open approach
towards cooperation with all colleagues and external partners. Furthermore,
ability to be firm without jeopardizing the cooperation between the Embassy and
the partners.  
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications (maximum one page) and CVs to kmtambrecruitment@um.dk
Deadline: 29th November 2019
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