Earn 187m as Health Advisor at British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:    Health Advisor 

Organisation: British High Commission (BHC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 187,302,153 to 261,990,287


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.


Job Summary:  The Health Advisor will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of the UK’s objectives through the provision of health expertise across the mission. Specifically, he/she will be the lead adviser on the FCDO’s family planning programme, working with partners to improve access to quality family planning services and build an enabling policy environment for SRHR. They will represent FCDO in technical working groups in the health sector to support the delivery of UK priorities such as on Global Health Security. The adviser will work closely with the head of the HDT and be part of a multi-disciplinary team across the mission including Advisers and Programme Managers.


This role will require a full understanding of the whole of HMG’s offer on health in Uganda. It will require the ability to deliver results using the full spectrum of UK levers including our health programme, centrally managed programmes, political and technical engagement, and activities of other government departments such as DSHC. It will also require strong engagement with other stakeholders at post, including development partners (in particular US, World Bank, SIDA), delivery partners and government.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: We all have a responsibility to embrace the changes of the FCDO as it transforms, building the culture we want to see and delivering our cultural statement in how we lead and behave towards others; how we make decisions and how we get the job done is everyone’s responsibility. In this role you will also be responsible for:

  • As the lead adviser for the family planning programme, work with programme managers and the programme’s Senior Responsible Owner to ensure that the programme cycle management is conducted on time and to the required standard.
  • Work closely with downstream partners on the family planning programme to ensure delivery of results as set out in the programme log frame, manage programme risks, and ensure that the programme is delivering Value for money.
  • Provide technical leadership for HMG on Covid 19 and other disease outbreaks, regularly sharing advice/updates to guide internal decision making. Specifically, through appropriate technical pillars, provide quality inputs to support implementation of the country’s C-19 response strategy.
  • Represent FCDO in health technical working groups and other policy influencing forums to support attainment of key UK health priorities;
  • Actively engage in the management of key centrally managed programmes, providing sound technical advice to implementing partners to increase effectiveness of FCDO central funds;
  • Contribute to corporate objectives including responding to central requests for information and queries, ministerial correspondence and requirements for briefing. Also keep up to date with central developments in the human development space so that BHC Kampala can identify and utilise opportunities as they arise.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the British High Commission (BHC) Health Advisor job placement must hold a Master’s degree in public health or Bachelor of Medicine or equivalent in the following disciplines: epidemiology; health planning and finance; health economics; or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant and demonstrated experience in public health, systems strengthening and policy engagement.
  • Highly motivated and motivating individual.
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.




  • Public Health – Analysis and application of epidemiology and public health intelligence, including i) epidemiology / public health intelligence to measure and monitor health and its determinants, (including health inequalities, communicable disease, RMNCH, nutrition, social norms, demography and population health), ii) diseases (including communicable diseases, RMNCH, malnutrition, NCDs, disability/mental health, epidemics), iii) global health security (including preparedness and response, architecture), iv) public health prioritisation (including prioritising poor and excluded, potential impact of interventions, value for money)
  • Health systems development – Analysis based on experience of health systems development in a developing country context, including i) health systems strengthening (strategies for delivering services, political economy, public sector reforms, UHC), ii) leadership and governance, iii) health financing (including financial risk protection, improving 5Es, non state service provision, different aid instruments, health budgets), iv) health information systems, v) health workforce, vi) access to essential medicines, vii) support to health systems strengthening programmes (engaging with national/sub-national governments, communities, health institutions), viii) service delivery (identify, design, appraise, manage, monitor, adapt and evaluate FCDO investments to improve health and nutrition services and outcomes in LMICs)
  • Health improvement and wider determinants of Health – Analysis and application of health improvement, including i) the wider determinants of health, including education, water, sanitation, public financial management, women’s social empowerment, infrastructure and social protection, ii) models for effective multi-sectoral coordination and action, iii) leaving no-one behind, iv) behaviour change and social norms


  • Health architecture – Analysis of global health context, including the international health architecture, including i) multilateral agencies and global funds, ii) bilateral agencies and civil society, iii) funders, iv) academia, v) private sector, vi) effective stakeholder engagement on key global issues, vii) overseas development aid.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send an Application Form, Download Here, demonstrating  how your skills and experience match the behaviours  and skills as set out in the advert  (of no more than 500 words) and CV to: AfricaHRHubApplication1@dfid.gov.uk


Please quote the following reference number when applying ‘’UGA2010”. Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.


The British High Commission is committed to equal opportunities in its staffing policy and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Selection will be on merit. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply


Deadline: 18th July 2021 by 11:59pm


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