Join Our Team as a Senior Programme Advisor for Green Agro-Business and Finance
The Danish Embassy seeks to recruit a talented Senior Programme Advisor to join our team and help drive our project management within green agri-business and agri-finance. If you have experience in the administration of development cooperation, corporate governance, development cooperation programming and agri-business, we want to hear from you!


  • Oversee the strategy, partner implementation and partner administration of projects within agri-business and agri-finance, including results frameworks, finance, and reporting. Develop and start new projects in line with the overall Danish strategy.
  • Provide technical advice and support to implementing partners so that they are equipped to contribute effectively towards agri-business, agri-finance, climate and environment.
  • Participate in donor coordination as well as dialogue with the Government of Uganda.
Corporate Governance
  • Manage relationships with key partners, focusing on the Embassy’s participation in governance, e.g. participating and supporting boards of directors, board committees and owners’ meetings.
  • In dialogue with the team leader, suggest and implement changes in the Embassy’s involvement in partner governance.
  • Administration and management of engagement(s) within agri-business and agri-finance. This includes, but is not limited to, partner accountability, anti-corruption follow-up, procurement and budget management.
  • Review of grants to ensure adherence to Danish government requirements related to budget presentation, acceptability of cost and other requirements.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Danida administrative guidelines, seeking external and internal advice as required to facilitate compliance.
  • Coordinate and oversee annual audits; ensure effective implementation of all audit recommendations.
  • Monitoring of compliance and progress during the implementation of the grant.
  • Oversee timely reporting, including financial and narrative reporting. Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, particularly donor coordination.
  • Ensure compliance with EU rules under a delegated partnership. The position is part of a delegated partnership with the EU, and the tasks contribute to this.
Support the team and the Embassy’s work in general, e.g. helping Danish companies in Uganda and supporting Danish entities visiting.


  • Master’s degree in business, agriculture, finance, economics, social science or a related field
  • At least 8 years’ experience in administration and management of grants, working for a donor or in a medium or large-sized donor-funded organisation.
  • Experience working directly with agriculture, climate change, environment or related fields.
  • Proven project management experience, preferably within international cooperation
  • Knowledge of corporate governance from the private or NGO sectors
  • Experience in financial management, including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience working with partner organisations in relation to grants management
  • Good interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong reporting skills, particular attention to detail and result orientation
  • Ability to work independently and proactively follow up.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • A competitive compensation package, including an attractive pension and health insurance scheme
  • Open working environment, influence on own tasks and planning of work.
  • Possibility of flexible work hours
  • Good colleagues, both Ugandan and Danish
  • 37 work hours per week
Your cover letter and CV must be submitted in one document (max 5MBs). Please do not attach photographs to your application. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm on 22nd March 2023. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

The expected commencement date is June 1st 2023. The position is fixed-term, ending Dec 31st 2027, with a possibility for renewal.

More about us: The Danish Embassy in Kampala connects Denmark and Uganda. The Embassy handles projects backed by Danish international aid and supports Danish companies in Uganda and Danish citizens. The current development program (2018-2023) has a budget of 550 billion UGX, with goals of reducing poverty, adapting to climate change, promoting human rights, supporting green growth and employment and good governance. The position is in Team Green Economy, which works with agriculture, trade, the private sector, Danish businesses, climate change and refugees.