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2 Irish Embassy Job Vacancies - Programme Executives

Job Title:             Programme Executive (2 Job Positions)
Organisation: The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda was opened in 1994, and serves the purpose of advancing relations between Ireland and Uganda and representing Ireland’s values and interests in Uganda. Ireland’s current strategy (2016-2020) for Uganda is guided by our foreign policy, The Global Island, Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a Changing World’, and Ireland’s policy for international development, ‘One World One Future’. The strategy covers the breadth of the Embassy’s work including consular and visa services, cultural promotion, trade and investment promotion, political engagement, and the development cooperation programme, which is closely aligned to the Government of Uganda’s second National Growth and Development Plan.

Job Summary:  The Programme Executive is a key support function to the development programme in the Embassy working with the Head of Co-operation, Deputy Head of Cooperation and a team of technical advisors to ensure efficient and effective administration of the development programme and compliance with key institutional grant management requirements. The Programme Executive will also have responsibility for the management of specific projects working closely with the relevant advisors. Other responsibilities will include event management and communications as well as providing PA support to the Head of Co-operation and Deputy Head of Co-operation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing administrative support to the grants management process.
  • Leading on specific initiatives or projects within the current development programme, as well as supporting the work of the development programme advisors.
  • Ensuring strong communications of the results of the development programme and ensuring maximum visibility of Ireland’s investment in Uganda.
  • Working with a cross-Embassy team on the organization and management of key Embassy events.
  • Providing overall administrative support to the development programme.
  • Any and all such reasonable additional tasks that may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Embassy of Ireland in Uganda Programme Executive job must hold a Degree in development studies, social science, communications or another relevant discipline.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of applications i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
  • A high standard in English, both spoken and written.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • A very high standard of personal integrity
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and work to deadlines

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Embassy should send their completed application forms, download here via e-mail only to, with the subject line; Programme Executive.

Deadline:  Wednesday, 27th February 2019 by 4:30 pm

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