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. It provides consular services to Swedish nationals and migration services to non-nationals.
Sweden has been active in Somalia for over 20 years. Sweden’s engagement is led by the Swedish Ambassador for Somalia and is implemented by an integrated “team Sweden” at the Embassy.
The Swedish aid programme for Somalia is a combination of humanitarian assistance and support for state-building, resilience and development. Support for developing institutional capacity is of central importance in Somalia. Sweden’s Development Cooperation with Somalia is guided by a strategy covering 2018-2022. This strategy includes the following areas;
The Embassy of Sweden is looking for a Programme Officer-Women, Peace & Security for the aid programme with extensive expertise in gender equality, as well as managing programmes in development cooperation in a fragile context in line with relevant Swedish policies.
Extensive knowledge of Somalia and Somali language is a key merit. Inclusion of women and youth in programmes, the perspectives of a human rights-based approach, as well as peace-building and human security are also central themes for the position.
The Programme Officer-Women, Peace and Security will report to the Head of Somalia development section at the Embassy. While the duty station for this position is in Nairobi, this position involves frequent travels to and in Somalia.
Main duties and Responsibilities
Education and Desired Experience
Skills, Knowledge and Attributes
Interested individuals are invited to submit a 1-page Letter of Motivation and a Career History Form in the Dynamic People Consulting Limited Applications Format to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 9th November 2020.
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The email subject should be “PROGRAMME OFFICER - WOMEN, PEACE & SECURITY’’
Please note that we will not consider late and applications that are not done in the requested format.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The terms and conditions for locally employed staff apply. The position is permanent with a minimum of 6 months’ probation period.
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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