The Embassy is seeking to recruit a proactive and analytical full-time Programme Officer with experience with development programming in the field of democratic governance and particularly in the field of human rights and general political
analysis. We are looking for a team player with a positive personality, who is results-oriented, professional, a strong networker and with experience from and with Somalia and in particular in the field of human rights, including women’s
and children rights.
You will be working in the Politics, Stabilisation and Human Rights Team together with 6 colleagues. The team is placed in the Somalia Unit of the Danish Embassy in Kenya. The main tasks of the Politics, Stabilisation and Human Rights Team
is to monitor and report on the political, security situation in Somalia, contribute to formulating Danish policies and programmes in Somalia, implement Danish human rights engagement in Somalia including engagement related to
children’s and women’s rights and to oversee and monitor the implementation of the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Programme for the Horn of Africa (PSP HOA).
As Programme Officer you will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, administration and coordination of a number of Danish engagements in the field of human rights and protection under the Danish Somalia Country Programme
(SCP). This encompasses working with the Danish development aid management systems, including the digital interfaces for financial management and management of the result framework. The Danish Somalia Country Programme spells out the Danish development priorities in Somalia and is structured around three thematic programmes of Governance/State-building; Economic and Private Sector Development and Protection/Human Rights. Your main task will be to work with
partners to implement their respective engagements under the SCP in the field of women’s and child rights, including the Danish National Action Plan on UNSC Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. This includes engaging with
partners on work plans, budgets, narrative and financial reports, updating internal MFA systems as well as linking their work to key Danish human rights priorities.
Your work will also include general political analysis and assisting the Political Counsellor in reporting on the political situation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark and preparing political meetings. Within this work, you will also contribute with strategic inputs to develop the Danish policy and support for human rights issues in Somalia. You are, overall, expected to show the flexibility required for an optimal handling of tasks across the Somalia Unit at the Embassy and thus might be requested to take on other tasks if need be.
The Programme Officer reports to the team leader in the Politics, Stabilisation and Human Rights team and will work closely with all 6 team members.
Main tasks and responsibilities
Education and Desired Experience
Skills,Knowledge and Attributes
Interested individuals are invited to submit a 1-page Letter of Motivation, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations
and 2-3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org the 3rd of March 2021 at 4PM EAT.The email subject should be “PROGRAMME OFFICER – POLITICS, STABILISATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS’’
Please note that we will not consider late and applications that are not done in the requested format.The Royal Danish Embassy encourages all relevant applicants to apply for the position, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, personal background, etc. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. The applicant must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass the security clearance prior to appointment.
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