Programme Officer {IDAA}

Location Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi


The Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi represents Sweden in Kenya, Somalia, Seychelles and Comoros.

The Embassy also represents Sweden in UNEP and UN-HABITAT.

The Embassy represents and advances Swedish policies, interests and values in political and economic relations, development cooperation, in trade and investment promotion and in cultural and information matters.

The Programme Officer will manage the Swedish support to Regional programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa in the areas of institutional development, anti-corruption and governance.

The holder of this position will work on a full time basis for the Section for Regional Development Cooperation.

He/She will also be expected to carry out additional assignments on behalf of the Embassy.

The position is based in Nairobi, with occasional travel to the field.

Main duties:

  • Plan, manage and follow up on development cooperation programmes funded by Sweden in the areas mentioned above in accordance with the Regional Strategy and other policies and guidelines decided by the Government of Sweden.
  • Engage in active cooperation and dialogue with institutions and organisations that receive Swedish support in the different areas, ensuring Sweden’s contribution to policy dialogue and promoting synergy with like-minded donors.
  • Assess funding applications and prepare decisions on support.
  • Be responsible for financial management and general quality assurance of programmes including supporting compliance with disbursements and payment requirements, ensuring timely submission of reports, analysis of financial reports and audits, monitoring and documentation of agreement conditions.
  • Organise and assist in matters related to procurement of consultancy services.
  • Ensure immediate action in the event of suspected incidents of corruption or mismanagement. >li Academic Qualifications:

    Masters degree, with a focus on social sciences (economics, governance, public administration).

    Working experience:

  • At least 5 years of documented experience in the management of development cooperation programmes including dialogue with Governments or intergovernmental organisations and civil society in the relevant fields.
  • Good knowledge and experience in the implementation of aid programmes preferably at a regional level.
  • Exposure to governance and institutional development.
  • Documented competence and experience within the area of quality assurance, financial management/analysis and audits, including experience in working with computer based project monitoring systems.
  • Good experience in results based management.


  • Experience from working as consultant in the above mentioned programme areas and/or working with NGOs or regional organisations in Africa.
  • Experience working with development co-operation based at an Embassy or a Development Agency.

    Personal attributes:

  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and undertake multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Respect for cultural diversity, with the ability to fit into a diverse team and to establish networks.
  • Excellent organization skills, strong oral and written communication skills with good command of English.
  • Self driven with ability to work unsupervised.

    The salary is in accordance with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs´ salary system for locally engaged employees.

    Applications should include a detailed CV with educational qualifications, a summary of professional experience and a minimum of 3 professional references.

    For enquiries about the job, send an email to Rosemary Mbugua [email protected]

    Applications should be submitted to:

    [email protected],

    For more information and application see: Jobs at Embassy Of sweden

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