Earn over 4.5m as Regional Political Officer at British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:       Regional
Political Officer

Organization: British
High Commission (BHC)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Office Notice No.: 12/19 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 Regional Political Officer will work
closely with the C4 Regional political officer and the Head of the Political
team and your advice will help inform the work of the High Commission. You will
provide analysis and advice on regional politics, particularly Rwanda, DRC,
South Sudan, Burundi and Somalia and much of your time will be spent growing
your network, meeting people (sometimes very senior figures) and gathering
information. You will be an enthusiastic self-starter, capable of managing your
own workload and willing to get involved in a broad range of High Commission

The ideal candidate
will have an excellent knowledge of national and regional history, current
affairs and politics and come with a broad range of contacts, with the ability
to provide balanced and nuanced analysis on a range of issues across the full
spectrum of regional politics.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Guide the political team on the external political situation and
    regional developments affecting Uganda.
  • Carry out research as required for the Political Team and to give
    advice using appropriate written and oral reporting. To keep the High
    Commission closely informed about key political issues across the region.
  • To arrange and attend political meetings, alone and with senior staff,
    gather information and communicate elements of UK policy. Build and
    maintain a strong network of key contacts.
  • To take minutes as/when required, and to produce meeting reports to
    inform the Political Team in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • To take action on matters arising from internal and external
    meetings, ensuring that key actions are progressed and that information is
    disseminated to all team members. This work could include strategy,
    analysis and consulting on policy.
  • To ensure that team members and visitors are briefed for meetings,
    including, where necessary, meetings with external contacts and bodies.
  • Support the B3 Political Officer who focuses on domestics politics
    to flexibly respond to a wide range of UK government priorities. This may
    require the job holder to quickly get up to speed on a new policy area.
  • Other support to the Political Team which may include administrative
    work, assisting with the preparation of visit programs, meeting agendas,
    and related tasks.
  • Play a wider corporate role in the High Commission.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Regional
    Political Officer job should hold a university degree in political
    studies, international relations, social sciences or a related field.
  • At least five years of work experience.
  • High level of people skills – leadership, networking, management,
  • Strong problem solving skills, including close attention to detail
    and the ability to prioritise in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills- written, oral, one to one, group,
    formal presentation- ability to vary style, pace and presentation to suit
    the audience.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo security vetting process
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience 
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of national and regional politics
    and history
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s political, economic, social environments
    including key institutions and persons in Government, Parliament,
    Academia, Media and civil society
  • Experience in report writing, note taking and event planning.
  • 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: 20th September 2019

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