June 24, 2024

Embassy of Sweden is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Title:         

National Program Officer

Job Overview:

Job Type: Full Time

Salary:  Company’s Scale.

Place of Work: Addis Ababa .

Job Position:        

1.National Program Officer


The Officer’s responsibilities include, but not are 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 Requirement:    



  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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 frame works;
  • 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

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:  including details of relevant education and work experience, Names, telephone numbers and addresses of two persons who are willing to provide a reference on your character, expertise and work capacity copies of relevant documents and A one-page letter of application in English, setting out why you consider yourself a good candidate for this particular post with your phone numbers and addresses to  ambassaden.addis.abeba.recruitment@gov.se
Use ‘ Your Name’ – UM2022/26533/ADDI. as the subject of the email.

Deadline: 17, August, 2022.