Vacant position: Programme Officer/Adviser on Peace and Reconciliation

The Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria is looking for a knowledgeable and dynamic Programme Officer/Adviser on Peace and Reconciliation.

The Embassy employs 25 staff, working in teams dealing with political affairs; economic and trade affairs; development, visa, and consular issues. The Embassy is accredited to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia.

The programme officer/adviser will be part of both the development and political affairs teams at the Embassy.

Duties & Responsibilities

The programme officer/adviser will be working on peace and reconciliation issues, in collaboration with diplomats. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, analyse and monitor political developments, trends and emerging issues related to peace and reconciliation in South Africa and side accredited countries, with special attention to Zimbabwe
  • Support relations and facilitate meetings with relevant multilateral organisations, bilateral partners, civil society and other relevant counterparts
  • Grant management of the Embassy’s development programmes relating to Peace and Reconciliation
  • Assisting the Embassy in any other areas of work, as needed

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant field, such as International Relations, Governance or similar
  • Minimum 3-5 years of working experience in a relevant field
  • Practical experience from peace building/conflict management processes in the region
  • Applicants must be able to work as part of a team, have strong analytical, problem-solving and networking skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and be able to work independently, efficiently and to take initiatives
  • Willingness to travel
  • French as a both written and oral working language an advantage

  • Experience with grant management is an advantage
  • A robust network within related fields in South Africa and Zimbabwe is an advantage
  • Experience from working with or in Zimbabwe is an advantage

Applicants must have:

  • Legal residence and valid working permit in South Africa
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • A clean criminal record and obtain a Police Clearance Certificate from your residing country


Deadline for applications 08 March 2023. Apply here