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Current vacancies

Please note that these advertisements are for senior professional posts, overseas posts and staff locally employed in countries where we work. For all other vacancies in DFID, visit the Civil Service jobs website.

Social Development Adviser (SDA: DFID Uganda)

DFID Uganda is looking for a talented and inspiring Social Development Adviser (SDA) to fill this exciting role in the DFID Uganda Team. You will provide social development advice across the portfolio and take overall responsibility for DFID Uganda’s gender work. You will represent DFID in technical working groups in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and other relevant Ministries and play an active role in policy dialogue to improve the quality of gender work in Uganda.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 6 February 2017.

National Governance Adviser: DFID Nepal

DFID Nepal requires an experienced Governance Adviser to lead programmes that directly support improved governance, and provide advice to DFID Nepal on the wider political and governance context in which DFID’s work takes place.

Closing date for applications has been extended until 5 February 2017.

Deputy programme manager: DFID Mozambique

DFID Mozambique is looking to recruit a Deputy Programme Manager (DPM) to join its team in Maputo. This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of Mozambique’s biggest donor agencies. DPMs play a key role in teams, leading on programme and financial management and communicating the work of the team.

Closing date for applications is 30 January 2017.

Governance adviser: DFID Sudan

You would be expected to provide high quality, reliable, timely and relevant policy and governance advice. You should be able to design, manage and lead clearly defined projects, policy issues and technical processes such as consultations, research and stakeholder engagement. You will provide analysis and advice to enable DFID to develop appropriate governance policies and governance advice across DFID Sudan’s programme portfolio.

Closing date for applications is Monday 30 January 2017.

Health adviser: DFID Pakistan

DFID Pakistan is looking for an experienced Health Professional with a track record of delivering results in complex and fragile environments. You will be able to demonstrate experience in delivering results based, health sector reforms, despite the management, finance and accountability constraints often present in fragile settings.

Closing date for applicationson 26 January 2017 (12pm PST).

4 Programme Officers: DFID Burma

DFID Burma is looking for 4 Programme Officers. The post holders will be responsible for the programme management of specific programmes. The 4 positions are in the Human Development Team (HDT) to cover work on health, including DFID’s support to the 3MDG (3 Millennium Development Goal) Fund.

Closing date for applications is 22 January 2017 (11:59pm MST).

Recruitment process

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What we offer our employees

This section covers our flexible working policy, training and development, opportunities to work overseas, the Civil Service Pension Scheme and our equality and diversity policy.

More and more people are looking for job satisfaction: the feeling that what they do is worthwhile, and makes a positive difference to people’s lives. We offer a diverse range of job opportunities in areas ranging from communications to social development, united by a single goal – to tackle poverty and improve the lives of people in developing countries. What could be more worthwhile than that?

As well as job satisfaction, we offer a dynamic, professional working environment, a healthy work-life balance and competitive salaries. We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all parts of the community.

We are committed to supporting all staff to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. These are some of the benefits we offer.

Flexible working

We encourage flexible working to meet the needs of all employees. Under current UK employment law, all employees have a right to apply for flexible working. We will look at a range of options, including reduced hours, compressed hours and remote working.

Training and development opportunities

Meeting our ambitious development targets means improving our performance and our productivity. We are therefore committed to maximising the potential of all our staff, by providing a range of learning and development opportunities that reflect the needs of each individual.

When you join us, you’ll be taken through a comprehensive induction process designed to help you do your job effectively as quickly as possible, and to identify your individual learning needs. As your career develops, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of options including traditional training courses, conferences and seminars, e-learning, coaching, mentoring and job shadowing.

Working overseas

For many people, the opportunity to work overseas is one of their main reasons for joining us. We offer a range of benefits and support for staff going to work overseas for 4 months or more, including (where appropriate) a hardship allowance and travel back to the UK. Allowances are also offered for partners and children.

The Civil Service pension scheme

Your Civil Service pension is an important part of your salary and reward package. We will make a contribution of between 17.1 and 25.5% of your salary to your pension fund. You will also have the option to make additional contributions or pay into a money purchase top-up arrangement. Your exact pension scheme arrangements will depend on your employment status and the date you joined the Civil Service.

Alumni Association

If you have ever worked for DFID, the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) or the Overseas Development Ministry (ODM), the Alumni Association is for you. It’s your first port of call for getting the latest news from fellow alumni, and updates about the work of the department.

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