Social Protection and Gender Advisor Job – Embassy of Ireland in Uganda

Job Title:   Social Protection and Gender Advisor

Organisation: Embassy of Ireland in Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: € 32,598.54

Reports to: Deputy Head of Cooperation/Deputy Head of Mission

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 (2016-2020) 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, ‘One World One Future’. The strategy covers the breadth of the Embassy’s work including consular and visa services, cultural promotion, trade and investment promotion, political engagement, and the development cooperation programme, which is closely aligned to the Government of Uganda’s second National Growth and Development Plan.

Job Summary:  The Social Protection and Gender Advisor will lead on the Embassy of Ireland’s engagement in social protection and gender in Uganda, providing high quality technical support, policy engagement and grant management. The Advisor will work with the Programme Team and Management to implement the Embassy’s Mission Strategy in the areas of social protection and gender.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The precise range of duties will vary over time, according to the needs of the Embassy, but will include the following key areas of work for the advancement of Ireland’s priorities and policy commitments in social protection and gender equality:

  • Policy Dialogue and Advocacy
  • Partnership Development and Grant Management
  • Promotion of Learning and Communication

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Irish Embassy Social Protection and Gender Advisor job must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies or other related fields);
  • At least five (5) years of specific post qualification experience working with a bi-lateral, multi -lateral organisation, Government or NGO;
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in programme/project design, monitoring/evaluation/learning, grant management and strategic planning;
  • Relevant experience (at least 3 years) engaging in policy dialogue and advocacy at a similar level to the advertised position;
  • An excellent understanding of the national, regional and global Social Protection and Gender context;
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent communication, writing and reporting skills including fluent written and verbal English. Applicants may be contacted in advance to establish language proficiency and a short written language test may be required;
  • The candidate must demonstrate, using work based examples, excellent interpersonal & communications skills, being persuasive, working in a team but also engaging effectively with people in external organisations;
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven capacity for delivering timely results and taking responsibility for quality outcomes;
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; additional IT applications would be beneficial (e.g. working with datasets);
  • A legal entitlement to live and work in Uganda prior to recruitment.


  • At least two years working at a senior level with a national or international organisation in Uganda;
  • Experience and knowledge of the Karamoja sub-region.

Terms and conditions of employment:

  • The successful candidate will be hired on an initial 2 years’ fixed contract and will be based at the Embassy office.
  • The salary for the position is €32,598.54 per annum, paid locally on a monthly basis. Salaries are paid direct to a bank account therefore the successful candidate must have a bank account.
  • The positions will have an annual leave allowance of 21 days per annum, exclusive of public holidays, adjusted pro rata.
  • The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in Uganda prior to recruitment.

How to Apply:

All candidates should fill this application form, Download Here and send it via e-mail only to with the subject line “Social Protection and Gender Advisor.”

NB: No applications will be accepted after this deadline. 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. Police security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. No phone enquiries please. By submitting information electronically, parties accept that data may not be fully secure. All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR/data protection guidelines. The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda is an equal opportunities employer.

Deadline: 7th August 2023

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