Earn over 63m as Programme Officer at the British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:    Programme Officer 

Organisation: British High Commission (BHC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 63,858,046 to 109,775,808


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 Programme Officer (B2) will provide high quality and timely programme management advice and inputs to enable effective and efficient programme delivery. The successful candidate will be required to manage and/or engage with multiple projects/programmes simultaneously within British High Commission (Human Development Team).


To ensure that that the Human Development Team programmes are managed in accordance with BHC’s policy and procedures. The Programme Officer will be expected to work in partnership with technical advisers and other programme management staff. The successful candidate will also be expected to support other teams and staff across the mission, as and when this support is needed.


In this varied role, the successful candidate will contribute to policy discussions relevant to their programmes, represent BHC in meetings with key partners, and respond to corporate returns.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Programme Management:

  • Contribute to the design and delivery of projects/programmes, including the development of Business Cases, logical frameworks, due diligence assessments and formalisation of agreements.
  • Manage operational/implementation aspects of programme management – in accordance with BHC guidance.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with implementing partners and/or suppliers.
  • Attend conferences, workshops and meetings on behalf of/in the absence of advisers, communicating BHC’s policy objectives clearly and reporting back on the main issues.
  • Provide accurate forecasting for programmes on a monthly basis, and this information at the monthly programme forecasting meetings.
  • Actively assess/monitor and take action to prevent fraud and corruption, liaising with the Anti-Corruption and Counter Fraud (ACCF) team.
  • Work with the lead adviser to maintain a risk matrix for projects/programmes and ensure that they are discussed/updated on a monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Attending field visits with partners to effectively monitor programmes.
  • Ensure all documentation regarding key decisions made on projects/programmes is backed up on BHC’s server.
  • Update programme Delivery Plans and decision logs on a regular basis to be used as a tool for programme delivery.
  • Ensure the timely completion of programme annual reviews.
  • Ensure all projects/programmes are in line with Programme Operating Framework Rules.

Policy input on programme areas:

  • Network with counterparts in the Government of Uganda, development agencies and civil society organisations to explain and support delivery of BHC policies.
  • Provide inputs to internal policy discussion and submissions.

Communications and Corporate compliance:

  • Ensure all public facing documents for projects are in line with BHC’s transparency initiative.
  • Support the corporate communication agenda. This includes, but is not limited to branding, Parliamentary Question’s, and Ministerial Correspondence related to projects lead areas.
  • Support the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader on corporate returns as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the British High Commission (BHC) Programme Officer job placement must hold a graduate level degree from a recognised University in relevant field of study.
  • At least five years of relevant and demonstrated experience in programme/project management.
  • Highly motivated and motivating individual.
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory.




  • Managing Risks and Issues: Ability to systematically identify and monitor risks and issues, planning whether and how to mitigate / respond to those risks and issues and implementing the responses, including when and how to escalate risks and issues through the governance chain.
  • Financial Management: Managing resources effectively; promoting a culture of financial rigour and compliance; achieving VFM, transparency and accountability; and applying robust financial management and decision making throughout the programme cycle.
  • Commercial Acumen: Maintaining a VFM focus throughout the life of the programme in all activities. It is about having a commercial mind-set to ensure all activities and services maximise the impact of each pound spent on behalf of UK taxpayers


  • Monitor, Learn and Adapt: Using a wide range of information to monitor and track programme progress, performance and results; to support learning and inform decision-making during the programme cycle, enabling course-corrections or more substantial changes to interventions where appropriate to ensure continued relevance and effectiveness of programmes


How to Apply:

All candidates should submit a filled application form, Click Here and updated CV to: AfricaHRHubApplication1@dfid.gov.uk


Please quote the following reference number when applying ‘’UGA2020”. 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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