Embassy Jobs – Programme Executive – Embassy of Ireland in Uganda

Job Title:   Programme Executive    

Organisation: 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 (2021-2022) 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, ‘A Better World’. The Embassy’s work includes consular and visa services, cultural promotion, trade and investment promotion, political engagement, and the development co-operation programme. It also aims to support Uganda in its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals aligning with the priorities of Uganda’s third National Development Plan.


Job Summary:  The Embassy is seeking to appoint a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as Programme Executive. The Programme Executive is a key support function in the Embassy working with the Management team and technical advisors to ensure efficient and effective administration, compliance with institutional grant management requirements and delivery of the Embassy business plan.


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 programme advisors.
  • Ensuring strong communications of the results of the development programme and maximum visibility and communication of Ireland’s investment in Uganda.
  • Working with a cross-Embassy team on the organisation and management of key Embassy events.
  • Providing administrative support to the development programme and Head of Cooperation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Embassy of Ireland in Uganda Programme Executive must hold a degree in development studies, social science, education, communications or another relevant discipline.
  • Three years of experience in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of applications i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.
  • A high standard of English both written and verbal
  • Strong administrative, organisational 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 deliver at pace to deadlines
  • Experience in the following areas will be considered an advantage: communications, education, and monitoring & evaluation.


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to download and send a filled application form, Download Here via Email to Recruitment.Kampala@dfa.ie, with the subject line; Programme Executive.



  • Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.
  • The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in Uganda prior to recruitment.
  • The Embassy of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.


Deadline: 6th May 2022


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