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Main Purpose of Job

The Political and Visits Officer is based at The British High Commission (BHC) Kampala. The BHC is located in a purpose-built compound which offers excellent office accommodation. It is a very friendly team.  The job holder will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of administrative functions in support of the political and governance team.


  • arranging meetings, transport and escorting visitors,
  • liaison with political and governance team contacts
  • general administration inc. printing and photocopying papers, filing
  • organising stationary
  • ensuring management of information and contacts is accurate


  • leading on official and public correspondence, including drafting replies and filing correspondence.  Production, registration and dispatch of official correspondence and documents for meetings.


  • leading on visits for the team, organising programmes, ensuring logistical support, booking accommodation and arranging meetings.


  • The role is envisaged to be flexible and will be required to help other members of the team in delivery of the political and governance team objectives. It will require close working with teams across the High Commission and Headquarters in the UK (e.g. transport, security and protocol) to deliver successfully

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to prioritise a range of workstreams in order to deliver efficiently
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders, a willingness to adapt quickly to changing demands. Excellent IT skills.

  • Previous experience of working in a multinational organisation and/or previous experience of working with Government entities.

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
19 November 2021
A2 (L)
Fixed Term, Temporary
5 months
British High Commission
UGX 2,856,513
3 January 2022

The gross, weekly, conditioned working hours of staff at the British High Commission are 38.5. Gross working hours includes lunch breaks. The net, weekly, conditioned working hours of staff at the British High Commission are 34.5. Actual working hours are at the discretion of the High Commissioner, however, are typically:

Monday to Thursday 0830 to 1700 lunch break of one hour
Friday 0830 to 1300 no lunch break

Learning and development opportunities:

Mandatory e-learning course in: Diplomatic Foundation Level module 1; Security Essentials Course; Government Security Classifications; Basic Fire Safety; Health and Safety; General Data Protection Regulation (state 1); Responsible for information (2018); Counter fraud, bribery and corruption; Safeguarding

Optional learning opportunities in a range of political and operational areas. A comprehensive on-the-job learning opportunity which will allow the job holder to understand the work of a High Commission more and provide them with a wide range of transferrable skills.

  • Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kampala are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Uganda
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:
  • Successful candidates not resident in Uganda will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits
  • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position
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