Programme Officer - MDGs and Budget Support Job Vacancy at Delegation of European Union

Job Title: Programme Officer - MDGs and Budget Support

Overall purpose:
The job holder will support the implementation of the general budget support operation, with a specific focus on Uganda's progress towards the MDGs. The job-holder will also participate in the dialogue on the economics and health.

Functions & duties

Representation and Negotiation
• Participate actively in the Joint Budget Support Framework related institutions (Task Force and HoMs when required).
• Participate in Sector Working Groups and donor coordination meetings in the health and / or education sector.
• Maintain good and effective contacts with the relevant national authorities and local operators in the field, particularly with regard to MDG aspects.

Policy Analysis

• Follow up the macro-economic situation and MDG related developments.
• Analyse, assess and manage relevant data and information for policy-making, management and planning decisions.
• Contribute to the drafting and updating of comprehensive analysis reports, annual reports, synthesis reports and / or briefings.

Project management

• Steer and backstop general budget support operations, specifically with regard to social sector and MDG indicators. Lead and backstop social sector programme / projects plus required studies and ensure that all the necessary conditions (institutional, budgetary, logistical, etc.) are met when executing the programme / projects.
• Ensure appropriate evaluation and reporting on programme / project execution.
• Manage and backstop all aspects of the project cycle including procurement processes, project identification, project monitoring, project evaluations, reporting and proposing appropriate action if and when needed.
• Maintain contacts with other donors active in Uganda.

Job requirement

Qualifications required

• The ideal candidate will have a degree in economics and preferably a specialisation in any of the following related areas: Public Finance Management, Health and/or Education economics.
• At least 3 years of working experience in related sectors.
• Effective analytical skills and problem solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Computer literate, especially with regard to MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
• Language: fluent in English.

The standard CV format and job descriptions are available on the delegations website at

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to;
The Head of Delegation,
Delegation of European Union to the Republic of Uganda
Crested Towers Building, 15th Floor
Plot 17-23, Hannington Road
P.O. Box 5244 ,

Applications should reach the EU Delegation offices by 1300 hours on Friday, 1st July 2011.

Late submissions will be ignored
Only candidates whose applications have been retained on the shortlist will be contacted


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