Embassy Jobs – Political Officer – British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:       Political

Organization: British
High Commission (BHC)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Office Notice No.: 09/19 KPL

Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 4,523,426 gross

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. The UK Trade and Investment Section
provides assistance to both British and Ugandan businesses.

Job Summary:  The Political Officer will provide analysis
and advice on Ugandan politics and current affairs, as well as supporting
incoming and outward visits to Uganda. In addition, you will need to build and
maintain strong networks with government, parliament, academia, the media and
civil society. This is an important role, working closely with Head of the
Political team and the High Commissioner. The ideal candidate is likely to have
worked in a political field – perhaps in government, parliament, civil society
or a diplomatic mission with strong contacts in these areas, and have
significant analysis and reporting experience.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Political Officer job
should hold a university degree in political studies, international relations,
social sciences or a related field;

of project management, including budget management;

At least
three years of relevant work experience;

of Uganda’s political, economic and social environments, including key
institutions and persons in Government, Parliament, Academia, Media and civil

in report writing, note taking and event planning.

qualifications, skills and experience 

knowledge and understanding of the current and past Uganda political and
electoral systems

level of people skills – leadership, networking, management, organising.

project and financial management knowledge, skills and experience.

problem solving skills, including close attention to detail and ability to
prioritise in a fast-paced environment.

communication skills – written, oral, one-to-one, group, formal presentations –
ability to vary style, pace and presentation to suit the audience.

Competencies: Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and
Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the British High
Commission in the aforementioned capacity should apply by clicking on the link


Deadline: 5th July 2019

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