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Programme Advisor – Climate Finance and Environment Job at Danish Embassy

Job title: Programme Advisor – Climate Finance and Environment
The Danish Embassy seeks to recruit a Programme Advisor to help drive our climate finance and
environment. Our engagement in climate change and environment work is strong, with a project portfolio
at EUR 60m. A large part of it is related to private finance mobilisation for climate change adaptation
together with our partners aBi Finance and IFAD. Forestry is a future area of interest.
If you are a have experience in climate change finance as well as in the administration of development
cooperation, then we would like to hear from you!
Key Responsibilities
Strategy and coordination
 Participate in developing and executing the Embassy’s approach to climate finance and
environment, including through activities with stakeholders and media.
 Support coordination and dialogue with stakeholders incl. development partners, the
Government of Uganda, and civil society.
Programme implementation
 Oversee the project finalisation, partner implementation and administration of projects including
results frameworks, finance, and reporting.
 Provide technical advice and support to implementing partners so that they are equipped to
contribute effectively towards the relevant thematic areas.
Administration and grant management
 Support the drafting and review of grant agreements to ensure adherence to Danish government
 Support with grant management, i.e. lead on partner contracts signing and filing. Oversee that
partners implement agreed obligations and ensure partner accountability, anti-corruption followup and budget management.
 Oversee timely reporting, including financial and narrative reporting.
 Monitoring of compliance and progress during the implementation of the grant.
Qualification & Experience
 Master’s degree in political science, finance, business, climate change, social science, development
studies, economics, or a related field.
 At least 5 years’ experience in administration and management of grants, working for a donor or
in a medium to large-sized donor-funded organisation.
 At least 5 years’ experience working in the area of climate finance and environment. Knowledge
of, or interest in, forestry is of particular interest.
 Experience working with partner organisations in relation to grants management
Skills and Competencies
 Strong writing skills, including material for external use.
 Experience with MS Excel
 Good interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all
 Ability to follow written guidelines, work independently and do proactively follow up.
What we offer
 An exciting position with meaningful work and great responsibility
 Influence of own tasks and planning of work and a high level of independence in the performance
of tasks
 Committed colleagues working together in an open and informal environment
 A work week of 37 hours and competitive compensation package, including attractive pension
and health insurance scheme
Expected commencement date is 1 October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is fixedterm, ending 30 December 2027, with a possibility for renewal.
How to apply
To apply please send your application to e-mail address with the subject
“DK – Programme Advisor Climate”.
The application should consist of 1) A cover letter explaining how your past experience relates to the key
responsibilities above, 2) A CV, including contact details for 3 work-related referees and 3) A note where
you explain the role of the private sector in climate change adaptation (maximum 2500 characters
including spaces) to a non-technical audience.
Your email must not exceed 3 MB.
Please only email the three required documents, do not attach copies of certificates, diplomas or reference
letters at this point. Please do not attach photographs to your application.
The deadline for receiving applications is 5 PM on the 31 July 2023
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
More about us: The Danish Embassy in Kampala connects Denmark and Uganda. The Embassy
handles projects backed by Danish International Aid, supports Danish companies in Uganda as well as
Danish citizens.


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