Apply for a job at Royal Danish Embassy (DANIDA)

Job Title: Programme Officer

Denmark is one of the leading and long standing bilateral partners to Uganda in social, economic and political development. The overall objective of Denmark’s development cooperation is to combat poverty and promote human rights, democracy, sustainable development, peace and stability.
Job Summary: The Programme Officer will primarily be responsible for a broad range of tasks within Denmark’s development cooperation with Uganda. Initially, she/ he will work with the Growth team at the Embassy. The team is responsible for the Embassy’s activities within the area of growth, employment and private sector development.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         The Programme Officer should possess a Master’s Degree within the social sciences or in a development related field, such as Public Financial Management, Public Administration and Management or Development Economics.
·         Additional related qualifications will be an advantage.
·         At least five years’ post graduate professional experience from working in an international organization, government or private sector in Uganda.
·         Comprehensive knowledge and interest in the area of development aid or social and economic development
·         Prior experience from management of development programmes, including financial management and aid effectiveness
·         Good working knowledge of IFMIS and Public Financial Management at sector level, including sector budget support and basket funding would be an advantage, preferable from the water sector
·         Willingness and ability to work for the priorities and interests of the Danish Government
·         Strong analytical and writing skills
·         Good operational skills
·         Well-developed communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing.
·         Knowledge of Danish will be considered a special advantage
·         Strong social skills, not least flexibility, responsibility and integrity
·         Ability to work independently but enjoys cooperating with others in a team structure
·         Shows initiative and has the ability and stamina to achieve results
·         Ability to handle complex situations under pressure
How to Apply for the job:
If interested in working in the Danish embassy in the portfolio of “Programme Officer,” please send your CV and cover letter with three work related references to the address or e-mail below. Please mark your application: “DK — Programme Adviser”. E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.
NB: While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group, Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 17th January, 2014 by 5pm
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