Job opportunity for HIV/AIDS Advisor at Embassy of Ireland in Uganda

Job opportunity for HIV/AIDS Advisor at Embassy of Ireland in Uganda

Job Title:      HIV/AIDS Advisor

Organization: Embassy of Ireland in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Deputy Head of Co-operation

About Us:

The Embassy of Ireland is a diplomatic mission that represents the economic, political, cultural and social interests of the Government of Ireland in Uganda. It is responsible for implementing and overseeing Irish Aid Uganda Development Programme, catering for the consular needs of Irish citizens in Uganda and promoting cultural interaction between Ireland and Uganda.

Job Summary: The HIV/AIDS advisor will be required to manage the HIV/ AIDS programme in accordance with agreed institutional standards of programme/grant management, lead on the Embassy’s engagement in national level policy dialogue and external representation on HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and related issues, drawing on learning from Karamoja. In addition the advisor will provide a support role on strengthening HIV mainstreaming across the programme; ensure documentation and sharing of learning from the HIV programme including with the Irish Aid network of health and HIV/AIDS advisors; identify strategic research gaps; advise management on new research and learning emerging nationally, regionally and internationally as well as manage and monitor the implementation of the Embassy HIV/AIDS Work place policy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Irish Embassy HIV/AIDS Advisor career vacancy should hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field (Behavioural Sciences, Public health, Development Studies and other related fields).
  • A minimum of five years of specific post qualification experience and 3 current references at the same level in a similar role with a bi-lateral, multi -lateral organisation, Government or NGO.
  • Previous exposure and experience in strong programme planning, implementation, management and monitoring skills.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the national, regional and global HIV and SRH context.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in partnership with other stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of the Karamoja sub-region is desired

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the Embassy should apply by forwarding a covering letter of not more than two pages which demonstrates relevant experience. The letter should be accompanied by your Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) detailing qualifications and work experience to date. Please note that the specified page limits will be strictly enforced and any excess pages will be disregarded in appraising your application. The complete applications should be sent via Email only to: Recruitment.Kampala@dfa.ie.

Deadline: 8th December 2017

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