Trade Promotion and Communications Officer at Embassy of Sweden in Uganda

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Vacancy: Trade Promotion and Communications Officer

The Embassy of Sweden in Uganda is seeking applicants for the position of a locally employed Trade Promotion and Communications Officer. This full-time position will be based in Nakasero, Kampala. The employee will be serve in the Section for Political and Commercial Affairs and report to the Head of Section.

The successful candidate will work with a dedicated team and benefit from receiving support from a network that not only includes colleagues at the Embassy but also Promotion Officers in other Swedish embassies in the region.

The position is challenging, involves many different tasks and duties and offers many opportunities for professional growth. The exact configuration of the position will depend on the profile of the successful applicant.

Main duties/responsibilities

The Embassy is looking for a flexible, outgoing, thorough and well-organized person with previous exposure to the duties outlined below.

  • Together with the Head of Section, developing strategies on the promotion of trade and investments between Uganda and Sweden
  • Developing, conceptualizing, executing, and following up of events and activities with the aim to support the realization of the above-mentioned strategies
  • Basic guidance to Swedish businesses on Ugandan laws, rules and practices for starting and running businesses, how to trade with and invest in Uganda
  • Together with the Head of Section, developing strategies on the strengthening of the image of Sweden in Uganda, including Swedish core values, ideas and culture
  • Developing, conceptualizing, executing, and following up of events and activities with the aim to support the realization of the above-mentioned strategies
  • Developing, conceptualizing, executing, and following up of the Embassy’s presence in social media
  • Developing and cultivating relations with the Embassy’s key partners (Ugandan and Swedish MDAs, Business Sweden, Ugandan media, grassroots organizations, arts associations, etc) as well as identifying new ones.

Key Requirements and Qualifications

  • Documented advanced (graduate) academic degree in business administration, economics, public relations, communications, political science or related field of studies
  • At minimum of five years of relevant experience from work with the private sector in Uganda, either from a business perspective or from organisation/s working with private sector related issues
  • Ability to adhere to rules and regulations of the Embassy of Sweden
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office-package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills
  • Good analytical capacity
  • Self-driven, flexible, solutions-oriented including ability to organize and follow up own work
  • Proactive and creative mind-set
  • Motivation to promote Swedish policies and values
  • Work experience from key Ugandan ministries is a merit but not a requirement
  • Knowledge of Sweden as well as command of the Swedish language are merits but not requirements

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply for this position by sending copies of their academic documents, resume and a cover letter to vacancy.kampala@gov.se by 11 August 2022.

Kindly note that writing ‘Promotion Officer 2022’ in the subject line of the e-mail is a requirement.

Applications must be complete and submitted in time to receive considerations, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.