Earn 187m as Education Adviser at British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:    Education Adviser

Organization: British High Commission (BHC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 187,302,153/=


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 British High Commission in Uganda is looking to hire an Education Adviser. In this role, you will play a strong role in the development and implementation of Uganda’s education portfolio at a critical time globally as well as at a key time in the UK education portfolio. You will play a key role in supporting the delivery of the UK’s objectives through the provision of education expertise across the mission.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As the lead adviser for the education programme, work with programme managers, fellow advisers, and the programme’s Senior Responsible Owner, as well as partners, to ensure education programmes deliver results and value for money, identify, and manage risk, and spot opportunities for greater synergy with other BHC Kampala programmes and that the programme cycle management is conducted on time and to the required standard.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership internally and externally in several core areas of FCDO priorities – this could include but is not limited to teaching and learning; girls’ education; teacher training (pre-service and in-service); citizen engagement and community participation to support learning; education governance; education systems strengthening; financing. education in emergencies; and education research and evidence.
  • Promote enhanced donor coordination. Represent BHC Kampala in the Education Development Partners Group and other policy influencing forums to support attainment of key UK education priorities.
  • Maximise UK investment in education through multilaterals, particularly the World Bank and GPE. This will include working with and influencing the World Bank programmes to ensure alignment and complementarity with UK investment.
  • Actively engage in the management of key centrally managed programmes, providing sound technical advice to implementing partners to increase effectiveness of FCDO central funds.
  • Ensure that lessons learned from the global evidence base and from current and previous education and other relevant programmes in Uganda are brought to bear in future decision making.
  • Monitor progress towards the education portfolio headline results.
  • Contribute to corporate objectives including responding to central requests for information and queries, ministerial correspondence, and requirements for briefing. Also keep up to date with central developments in the human development space so that BHC Kampala can identify and utilise opportunities as they arise.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the British High Commission job must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • At least five years of relevant and demonstrated experience in education policy and development, systems strengthening and policy engagement. Highly motivated and motivating individual.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Experience of working in the education sector in Uganda.
  • Experience of managing education programmes in challenging contexts.
  • Experience across a wide range of education areas, including education policy, teaching, and learning, equity in education including inclusive education and girls’ education, education in emergencies, non-state education including private education.
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills.



  • Understanding of the political economy of education systems.
  • Education financing experience.


How to Apply:

  • All candidates must complete the application form in full, Download Here and send it to AfricaHRHubApplication2@fcdo.gov.uk
  • Evidence must be provided against ALL behaviour and technical competencies for an application to be eligible. Please read ALL instructions and guidance carefully.
  • Please quote the following reference number when applying “UGA/0122”. Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.


Deadline: 8th March 2022


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