4 Apr 2024

Program Officer – Regional Affairs at Royal Norwegian Embassy

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Job Description

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam has a vacant position of Program Officer /adviser, Regional Affairs. This is a permanent position. The position is due to start from late-April/ early-May 2024.

The Program Officer/adviser will be part of our Political Team and assist in managing development cooperation agreements pertaining to the Embassy’s work on good governance, peace and stability, human rights, gender equality.

Program Officer – Regional Affairs

Main duties and responsibilities:

Assist in management of the Embassy’s regional programs/projects including (but not limited to): Follow­up, risk management, monitoring and collaboration with relevant agreement partners, prepare formal correspondence, prepare documents for formal meetings and external communication, assessment of new projects, and closure of old projects.
Contribute to good grant management compliance within the relevant portfolio by making active use of the internal grant management systems.
Contribute to the Embassy’s political reporting on regional issues.
Contribute to the Embassy’s communication work on regional affairs, including peace and stability, gender equality and sexual reproductive health and rights as human rights, and energy.
Participate in meetings with other development partners.
Assist in organising visits, conferences, receptions, and other events.
Desired Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

The successful candidate should have:

University education (preferably a master’s degree), or equivalent relevant professional experience.
Considerable working experience (at least five years) and preferably from an international working environment such as embassies and international organisations.
Good knowledge of regional issues and politics, peace and stability processes and human rights in the region (including Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Great Lakes).
Good writing and analytical skills.
Fluency in English and experience in writing brief reports and political analyses.
Knowledge of other languages in the region (Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Great Lakes).
Personal Qualities:

We are looking for:

A person who is well organized, efficient, and able to manage his/her own workload with a high level of administrative tidiness.
A proactive team player who can work independently and contribute to a positive working environment.
A person who can develop good working relationships in a culturally diverse environment.
The salary will be in accordance with the Norwegian Foreign Ministry’s salary for local employees of Foreign Service Missions.

The Embassy has an inclusive and diverse working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their race, sex, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation.

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Method of Application

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, send your current CV (maximum 5 pages) and one page cover letter as one file to Prospect Africa. Write “Program Officer, Regional Affairs” in the e-mail subject line. Do not send copies of certificates, letters of recommendation etc. Applications should not be sent directly to the Embassy.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 18th April 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please, assume your application was unsuccessful.

Executive Search and Selection Division

Prospect Africa Limited

e-mail: [email protected]

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