Royal Norwegian Embassy Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Royal Norwegian Embassy Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The Permanent Mission of Norway to the African Union is currently looking for a dynamic, articulate and accomplished individual for the position of Program Officer.

  • The Program Officer will join the Mission team and cooperate closely with all colleagues at the Mission.

  • Issues related to peace, security, democracy, governance and economic development are important parts of the portfolio.

  • S/he will have the primary responsibility for coordinating the Mission’s support to the African Union and managing the Norwegian development assistance provided through the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the AU Commission.

  • In this context, s/he will also be responsible for following up on the Norwegian engagement on AUs Joint Financing Arrangements and represent the Mission in various partner fora.

  • S/he will furthermore be expected to closely follow the activities of the African Union in the Democracy and Governance area, and analyze and report on current situations, governance trends and other relevant issues.

  • The Program Officer will also be expected to appraise project proposals, prepare contractual arrangements and be responsible for the follow-up of agreements with partners, including the AU Commission, UN organizations and civil society organizations. S/he will also plan and prepare meetings, workshops and visits.

  • S/he must be prepared for possible adjustment of the work description and project/program portfolio.

    Job Requirements

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge, practical experience and professional networks from regional and/or continental organizations in Africa.

  • Excellent analytical skills in assessing policies, strategies, programs, documents and reports, as well as the ability to present concise and informative summaries.

  • Analytical skills and ability to produce
    analytical work, reports and policy recommendations.

  • Ability to closely follow international, regional and Norwegian developments in his/her area of work.

  • The ability to work independently and meet deadlines under demanding conditions.

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.

  • Good report writing, presentation and communication skills.

  • Full knowledge of spoken and written Norwegian is a strong advantage. Knowledge of spoken and written French and/or another AU language is an advantage.

  • Experience in grant management and knowledge of the tools of results management is a major advantage.

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft office including Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

    Education and Experiences

  • Higher university degree in relevant disciplines for the position.

  • Work experience with the African Union, another international organization and/or an Embassy producing analytical work related to democracy and governance in Africa.

  • Work experience in project/program management and development cooperation related to the African Union and/or other international organizations is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates who meet the stated requirements may forward their application consisting of a short motivational statement of up to 300 words describing why you want this position, and CV until Friday 14 August 2020 through

  • Please write the following in the subject file: “Application – Program Officer”. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview, as well as a possible written examination.

  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

  • The result of the application process will be announced at the Mission’s website approx. one month after the application deadline.

  • Permanent Mission of Norway to the African Union

    Addis Ababa

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