National Program Officer at Embassy of Sweden | Vacancy Ethiopia

National Program Officer at Embassy of Sweden Vacancy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Embassy of Sweden -Ethiopia

National Program Officer at Embassy of Sweden

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The Officer’s responsibilities include, but not be limited to, the following:

Identify, assess and manage contributions in the above-mentioned field in accordance with procedures provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida);

Support conflict sensitive mainstreaming in the entire contribution portfolio;

Engage in policy dialogue with the cooperation partners;

Participate in consultations and coordination with donor groups for the advancement of peaceful and inclusive societies;

Participate in all regular activities of the regional section and the Embassy, including planning, monitoring and reporting, as well as other issues when required;

Contribute to Sida Peace and Security Network and the dissemination of knowledge and information on peaceful and inclusive societies;

Organize capacity strengthening initiatives for program staff on conflict sensitivity, peaceful and inclusive societies.

The tasks to be undertaken require a certain amount of travel, mainly within Africa, as well as coordination with colleagues at Sida HQ in Stockholm and at other Swedish Embassies in Africa.

Job Requirements

Required qualifications:

Documented academic degree in, minimum at masters level, with direct relevance for the thematic areas covered;

Fluency in English (both oral and written);

Extensive experience of working with computer programmes, applications, and systems.

Required work experience:

At least five years documented experience of work related to peaceful and inclusive societies, preferably in a regional/continental context; and

At least five years documented experience of programme management and donor-funded programmes and projects in a development cooperation context, including partnership engagement.

Additional qualifications considered as merits are:

Proven capacity to work independently, take leadership of processes, manage programmes and budgets, create relevant professional networks and to conduct dialogue and negotiations with partners and colleagues;

Being a team-player, both internally and externally, with good communication skills;

A results-oriented approach to work as well as practical experience from Results Based Management (RBM);

Solid experience from the field of conflict resolution, peace and security, both targeted programs and mainstreaming , in Africa, including a good understanding of regional policy and legal framneworks;

Experience from institutional capacity building programmes and/or African regional integration & cooperation programmes in other thematic areas;

Experience of work with or within multilateral institutions or regional economic communities such as AU, AfDB, EAC, COMESA, ECOWAS, SADC, IGAD, and the UN system;

Experience of working with gender and conflict, and the WPS and/or YPS agendas;

Experience in risk assessment and anti-corruption;

Good command of French (both oral and written);

Swedish language skills.

How to Apply

For information on Swedish regional development cooperation with Africa, please refer to the Strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation with Africa 2022–2026 –

Information about the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa and its work can be found on: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa – Sweden Abroad. For more general information on Sweden’s international development cooperation, please refer to Start page | Sida.

Ethiopian citizens, and citizens of other countries resident in Ethiopia and entitled to work in Ethiopia, are eligible to apply. Quote from the Embassy Code of Conduct: “We work to ensure that neither direct nor indirect discrimination might take place in the line of duty, on grounds of gender, age, ethnic origin, religion or other beliefs, sexual orientation, position, disability or illness.”



The vacancy is a local position, full-time, starting with a probation period of six months with the possibility of permanent employment. An individual salary system is applied. Embassy of Sweden is an equal opportunities employer.

Starting date: As soon as possible


Applicants should submit the following documents by e-mail, to the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa:

A brief but comprehensive CV, including details of relevant education and work experience;

A one-page letter of application in English, setting out why you consider yourself a good candidate for this particular post;

Names, telephone numbers and addresses of two persons who are willing to provide a reference on your character, expertise and work capacity;

Clear contact phone numbers and addresses in Ethiopia where the Embassy can rapidly contact you.

Applications shall be sent to As the subject of the message, please indicate reference nr and your name: ‘ Your Name’ – UM2022/26533/ADDI.

Please note that applications will not be returned, and only short-listed applicants will be contacted. To be considered, your application should be submitted latest by 17 August 2022 and fulfil the abovementioned requirements. The Embassy only receives electronic applications.

Questions may be received by Ms Egla Berhane and Mr Niklas Wu Hansson at the Embassy´s Regional Section, by e-mail: ( or ( or telephone: 011-518 00 00 (switchboard).

The Embassy will contact the selected candidates for interviews. Written tests will be part of the assessment process. The Embassy will not return documentation received from the applicants. You are therefore advised to deliver only copies of the documents listed above as part of the application.

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