HIV/AIDS Advisor

Embassy of Ireland

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Job Description

The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda was opened in 1994, and
serves the purpose of advancing the good relations between
Ireland and Uganda and representing Ireland’s interests in
Uganda. The main work of the Embassy is in relation to the
development cooperation programme (Irish Aid), political
engagement, visa and consular services, and promoting
trade between the two countries.

The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda is seeking a dynamic and
experienced individual to join our organisation to work on the
Irish Aid programme. Ireland is about to commence Year 3
of a 5 year Country Strategy Paper (2016-2020) which aims
to support poor, vulnerable and marginalised individuals to
attain a decent living in line with Uganda’s Second National
Development Plan with a focus on supporting sustainable
social protection programming, reducing the number of HIV
infections, strengthening access to and completion of quality
education supporting organisations working on human rights
and good governance particularly in Karamoja. The budget for
2017 is G 17 million.

Responsibilities

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. The advisor will report to the Deputy Head
of Co-operation.

(a) Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills:-

• Master’s degree in a relevant field (Behavioural Sciences,
Public health, Development Studies and other related
fields).

  • At least 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.
  • Demonstrated experience in strong programme planning,
    implementation, management and monitoring skills.
  • An excellent 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

(b)Desired Skills:-

  • Experience and knowledge of the Karamoja sub-region.

Conditions of employment

  • This successful applicant will be offered a two-year
    contract which will be subject to a 6-month probationary
    period and a performance assessment
  • The candidate will be based in the Embassy of Ireland,
    Kampala and will be provided with office and support
    Though Kampala based, the candidate is
    expected to undertake regular travel to Karamoja and
    occasional international travel if required.

To apply for this position please forward a covering letter
of no more than two pages which demonstrates relevant
experience. The letter should be accompanied by your
Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) detailing qualifications,
work experience to date and 3 current references. Please
note that the specified page limits will be strictly enforced
and any excess pages will be disregarded in appraising
yourapplication. Applications should be forwarded via email
only to Recruitment.Kampala@dfa.ie on or before close of
business on Friday 8th December 2017.

Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

Please note that canvassing will lead to applicant’s
disqualification.

The Embassy of Ireland is committed to a Policy of
Equal Opportunity

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