• Programme Officer Job at Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2016 Deadline: 25 November, 2016
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  • The Swedish embassy is one of 123 foreign representations in Kenya, and one of 99 foreign representations in Nairobi.

    Programme Officer


    Programme Officer Job Main duties


    • Plan, administer and follow up on Swedish funded projects by, inter alia: assessing and approving funding applications including budgets; preparing decisions/contracts and agreements; reviewing and approving narrative, financial and audit reports
    • Financial management, including follow up of disbursements and payments of contributions
    • Contribute to the development of Swedish strategies and policies for Kenya
    • Represent the Embassy of Sweden and actively participate in coordination fora, program reviews and field visits
    • Build relationships and develop networks through interaction and continuous dialogue with a multitude of actors, bilaterally and multilaterally
    • Report and update relevant stakeholders on relevant emerging issues in Kenya


    Qualifications for the Programme Officer Job


    • Master’s degree in Economics, Trade, Business, Market Development or other equivalent academic background.
    • Previous experience in Development arena working with Trade, Market Development, Productive Employment, or related areas.
    • A minimum of ten (10) years working experience in the above areas.
    • Demonstrable understanding and experience working with national, regional and international trade and market development.
    • Knowledge of Kenyan institutional, policy, and legal framework for trade, private sector and investments.
    • Experience in programmes/projects design, implementation and performance monitoring.
    • Good command of both written and spoken English.




    • A strong understanding of Market Systems Development (M4P) as it relates to Green Growth, Agribusiness, Renewable Energy, Innovative Financing and ICT.
    • Experience working with enterprises and with national trade promotion organizations and/or other business support organizations.
    • Knowledge of the Kenyan development context in general (including institutional structures, key actors, development strategies, etc.) and specifically in relation to market development, agribusiness, green growth and trade.
    • Experience of working with Results-based Management.


    Personal attributes


    • Dynamic team player able to work inter-sectoral across different focus areas and take initiative as well as work independently.
    • 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 organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills with good command of English.
    • Self-motivated with ability to take initiatives and work unsupervised.
    • Ability to communicate and cooperate easily with colleagues.

    Method of Application

    Applications should include a detailed CV with educational qualifications, a summary of professional experience and a minimum of 3 professional references. Applications should be submitted to: ambassaden.nairobi.recruitment@gov.se not later than 25th November, 2016.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The contract is a fixed-term contract for 2 years with a possibility of extension. 6 months’ probation period applies. Terms and conditions for locally employed staff apply. For enquiries about the job, send an email to the Head of Section Ms Sandra Diesel, sandra.diesel@gov.se . For enquiries about the terms and conditions send an email to Personnel Officer Louise Hallgren louise.hallgren@gov.se

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