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The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation to Uganda is supporting Uganda's priority needs which include the need to foster sustainable development by sound governance and macro-economic policies, improved connectivity of national and regional transport infrastructure and strengthening of agriculture and livelihoods especially in Karamoja sub region and northern Uganda.
We offer a post of Project Officer - Economist. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Project Officer. This job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as support staff under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Cooperation.
We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme, 13th month salary and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.
We look for:
Bachelor's degree in Economics, Trade or a related field (a Master's degree in the same fields would be an asset)
3 years of professional experience in Economics, Trade or a related field working with Development partners, National Authorities and/or Major Civil Society Organisations (CSO).
Proficient use of English in oral and written form.
The detailed Job Description and standard curriculum vitae form are available for download below:
How to apply
Please send your application, completed EU standard curriculum vitae that must include three relevant referees, reference letter(s) of previous employment(s) and copies of education and training certificates addressed to the:
Head of Administration
Delegation to the Republic of Uganda
Crested Towers, 15th floor
Plot 17-23 Hannington Road
Clearly indicate: Application: Project Officer -Economist
Deadline: Applications must reach the Delegation latest on 18th June 2018, by 16:30hrs.
Only candidates whose applications fully comply to the above-mentioned criteria and that have been retained on the short list will be contacted.
By applying the candidate accepts that background checks with previous employers and current employer may be carried out.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to the email address mentioned above.