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Organization: British High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Office Notice No.: 11/19 KPL
Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 2,508,110 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 Support & Visits Officer will provide administrative support to the Political teams at the British High Commission, as well as supporting incoming and outgoing visits to, from and within Uganda.  This will include visits for senior members of the team to other parts of the country and inward visits from officials from London. This is an important role working closely with colleagues across the UK mission to support events, meetings and visits.  The successful candidate will have strong administrative, organisation and communication skills (written and oral) and have the flexibility to respond to new priorities in a fast paced environment.

The job holder will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of administrative functions in support of the political team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Administration:
  • Arranging meetings, transport and escorting visitors,
  • Liaison with political team contacts
  • Tasked with general administration including printing and photocopying papers, filing
  • Organising stationary
  • Ensuring management of information and contacts is accurate
Correspondence:
  • Leading on official and public correspondence, including drafting replies and filing correspondence.  Production, registration and dispatch of official correspondence and documents for meetings.
Visits: Leading on visits for the section, organising programmes, ensuring logistical support, booking accommodation and arranging meetings.
Events: The role is envisaged to be flexible and will be required to help other members of the team in delivery of the political team objectives. It will require close working with teams across the UK mission (e.g. transport, security and protocol) to deliver successfully.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the British High Commission (BHC) Political Support & Visits Officer job should hold a university degree or similar qualification in a relevant field (e.g. Business Administration, Politics) or a related field;
  • At least three years of relevant work experience;
  • Strong administrative and IT skills
  • Close attention to detail and ability to prioritise in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to undergo security vetting process
  • Competencies: Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service

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 below.


Deadline: 20th September 2019

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