Embassy of Denmark Job Careers – Senior Programme Adviser – Access to Finance

 

Job Title:    Senior Programme Adviser –
Access to Finance

Organisation: Embassy
of Denmark

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

The Royal Danish
Embassy in Kampala is managing a country programme (2018-2022) of 1 billion DKK
equivalent to 550 billion UGX. The country programme consisting 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.

 

Job Summary:  In order to deliver on the ambitions of the
Country Programme, the Embassy is seeking to recruit a Senior Programme Adviser
– Access to Finance to join it’s Growth and Employment programme team. The
right candidate will act as a focal point in championing the realization of
Denmark’s green growth and financial sector development within the ongoing bilateral
programmes, as well as through multilateral engagements. The position will
involve responsibility for tasks within development cooperation. You will
report to the Embassy’s Team Leader Growth Team. Furthermore, you will have
close cooperation with the Embassy’s management, programme staff, and the
administrative team; Danida advisors as well as implementing partners. A recent
agreement has been made with the EU Delegation in Kampala to support activities
of the Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) in support to agribusiness
through matching grants, credits and guarantees. The position will be key in
administering this agreement and other similar agreements with development
partners.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Supporting
the Team Leader on the engagement between the Embassy and Agricultural Business
Initiative (aBi) including handling administration, budget management,
performance, monitoring & evaluation, liaison and dialogue aspects of this
engagement.

·       
Monitor
and report on Delegated Cooperation agreements with other Development Partners
under all engagements under the Country Programme, including to EU Delegation
in Kampala

·       
Take
lead to ensure maximum use of synergies in the area of agribusiness and
financial sector development between engagements under the bilateral programme,
strategic sector cooperation, Trade Council and in the political dialogue
across Embassy teams

·       
Close
collaboration with the Team Leader in identifying opportunities and preparing
for and engaging in high level political dialogue in the area of agribusiness
and financial sector development, including pursuing opportunities for building
alliances between Denmark and Uganda

·       
Responsible
for processes and hearings regarding agribusiness and financial sector
development

·       
Initiate
and manage studies, reviews, audits with the purpose of increasing focus of
Embassy portfolio on agribusiness and financial sector development

·       
Maintain
and improve a broad network of contacts to the benefit of the Embassy,
including at Government levels, civil society, think tanks and research
institutions, private sector, development partners, etc.

·       
Participate
in relevant Development Partner coordination meetings

·       
Other
duties assigned by the Embassy management or the Team Leader Growth Team. As
activities are implemented cross-country, travel outside of Kampala is to be
expected.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal
candidate must hold a Master’s degree in development studies, agriculture,
economics, sustainable development or other discipline related to agriculture,
financial sector and green growth, with at least 5 years of working experience
at a senior level.

·       
Previous
experience working for and/or interacting with development partners (‘donors’)
and/or international organisations including multilaterals, in particular the
World Bank and the EU

·       
Experience
working with / for relevant Government of Uganda institutions including MAAIF

·       
Experience
managing contracts (including reporting), preferably EU contracts with
development partners, internationals organisation and multilaterals

·       
Good
understanding of economic development factors in relation to agriculture and
inclusive green growth and financial services

 

Desired

·       
Good
knowledge of Results Based Performance Management and Monitoring &
Evaluation

·       
Good
knowledge of Risk Management and Capacity assessment in terms of investments

·       
Experience
in managing consultancy contracts (including audits, evaluations and reviews)
Effective time management and organisational skills with ability to work
effectively in a team structure

·       
Attention
to detail and a high level of accuracy Ability to work under pressure, with
minimum of supervision.

·       
Effective
verbal, listening, communications skill and a constructive and open approach
towards cooperation with all colleagues and external partners.

·       
Ability
to be firm without jeopardizing cooperation e.g between the Embassy and it’s
partners.

·       
Ability
to work in a multi-cultural work environment

 

How to Apply:

From the outset, the
position is for a period of two years, but with possibility of extension.

Send your
application (maximum one page) and your CV to [email protected]  with the subject: Senior Programme Adviser.
Access to Finance. Your email must not exceed 2 MB.

The Royal Danish
Embassy encourages all relevant applicants to apply for the position,
regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, personal background, etc. While we
appreciate all applicants for their interest in working with us, only those
selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to
automatic disqualification

 

Deadline: 22nd January 2021

 

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