Executive Assistant to the British High Commissioner Job – British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:   Executive Assistant to the British High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner EO (Fresher Embassy Admin Jobs)

Organisation: British High Commission (BHC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 6,093,122 /= per month

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:  This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and passionate individual to join the dynamic team at the British High Commission in Kampala. You will assist the High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner in their day-to-day work, including managing diaries, liaising with staff across BHC, managing external contacts and organising events.  This is a multi-faceted role which plays a large part in the wider life of the High Commission.

This role would suit someone with experience of living overseas with a diplomatic mission.  It is flexible, fun and offers possibilities for personal development.

You will play a vital role in the overall life of the British High Commission (BHC).  You will support the High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner by managing their diaries and ensuring a smooth running of their schedules.  You will be Secretariat for a number of committees and meetings in the BHC.  You may be called on to support others in their roles. The successful candidate will have excellent organisation skills, have good attention for detail, be a good people person and great at team working to support the entire mission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diary management including setting up official meetings and managing internal schedules;
  • Managing travel and accommodation arrangements of High Commissioner/ Deputy High Commissioner;
  • Production, registration and dispatch of official correspondence and documents for meetings, including minutes for the meetings;
  • Ad hoc support on IT, security and other areas;
  • Budget management and oversight of spending;
  • Event management, including a role in organising the annual King’s Birthday celebrations.
  • Overseeing the calendar of events at the official Residence, managing events for the High Commissioner and coordinating others to ensure they deliver on official objectives

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Packages
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Team Player
  • Required behaviours: Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

NB: Applicants should hold UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand citizenship and HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN UGANDA. He /She cannot be a dual Ugandan national. The applicant has to be able to acquire and maintain a SC clearance. Any previous security clearances from the above mentioned five countries are an advantage.

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the British High Commission should apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 18th June 2023

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