DFID Careers Uganda: Recruitment for Growth Adviser Job Vacancy: : Jobs in Uganda, January 2011
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Job title: Growth Adviser
Job Reference: Reference: DFIDJOB-0020
Closing date: 21 January 2011
Interview date: Not Specified
Number of vacancies: 1
DFID Uganda Growth Adviser
Brief description: DFID Uganda is seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and adaptable individual to join its country team.
Develop new programme in financial services.
Develop DFID’s position on petroleum, liaising with Government of Uganda officials, oil companies, and other development partners and manage DFID petroleum related work.
Support the delivery of wealth creation as set out in DFID Uganda’s new Operational Plan.
Support DFID’s CrossRoads programme in its work to encourage banks to provide financial services to road construction companies. Oversee DFID Uganda’s investment in TradeMark East Africa, by participating in the National Oversight Committees and working with Regional East African Growth Adviser to oversee annual reviews.
Work with DFID Uganda’s Regional Growth & Trade Adviser and Economist to ensure that the wealth creation programme produces results, generates evidence and is good value for money.
Respond to, and engage in, policy questions and discussion within DFID both locally and with Policy Division in London
Qualifications and Experience
Minimum of a Masters degree or equivalent level of academic and professional experience in business administration, accounting, finance, economics, development studies or related discipline
A strong background in the financial services sector
A good understanding of political economy issues, drivers of change, and able to successfully engage at a senior level with the private sector, national governments and civil society
Detailed knowledge of Uganda’s financial services sector
Ability to develop an understanding of the business of oil and gas extraction (prior knowledge is not expected)
Excellent communication skills
Planning and Delivery of Work
Analysis and Use of Information
Working with others
Communicating with others
DFID is an accredited investor in people and is committed to supporting its staff to achieve their maximum potential and will provide opportunities for personal and professional development for the successful candidates, along with an attractive remuneration and benefits. The work environment is dynamic and busy but pleasant.
DFID is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of religious belief, sex, race, sexual orientation, age or disability.
How to apply
To apply please send or e-mail CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you meet the above competencies, with 3 work related referees including copies of certificates to the address below. Clearly mark in subject field or envelope: “DFID – Growth Adviser”. Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB.
Closing date is 5 PM on the 21st of January 2011
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.
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