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Vacancy at the Embassy of Norway in Khartoum, pt Nairobi Programme Officer/Programme Manager Development Cooperation Sudan

The Embassy of Norway in Khartoum, temporarily relocated to Nairobi, represents Norway in Sudan. Norway’s engagement in Sudan includes support to the political process (stop the war, re-start civilian-led transition), humanitarian response, and development cooperation.

The Embassy has a temporary 1-year vacancy (with possibility of extension) as Programme Officer/Programme Manager in the Embassy’s development team. The position is available from August 2024.


Main duties:

  • Grant management mainly within gender and equity, livelihood, and food security. Follow up and monitoring of ongoing projects, programmes and funds. Assessment of funding applications and reports, including budgets, financial and audit reports. Preparing decision documents and agreements. Commissioning independent reviews.
  • Reporting on relevant developments in thematic areas related to the portfolio.
  • Represent the Embassy in meetings with international partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • The Embassy’s partners are located both inside and outside of Sudan. Project management duties might include partners in Norway, Sudan, and regionally.
  • Give assistance to the Embassy administration, including organizing meetings, travels, and bookings.
  • The Head of Mission may decide changes to assigned duties. Restructuring of the work done at the foreign service mission may impact on the main duties.



  • Master’s degree in political science/social sciences/economics/development studies, or equivalent, is a requirement.
  • Experience with grant management is a requirement. Experience from development/humanitarian related work from donors and international agencies or NGOs is an advantage.
  • Knowledge about the humanitarian and development context in Sudan is highly desirable.
  • Competence within the thematic areas is highly desirable. Experience working with thematic areas in conflict contexts is an advantage.
  • Knowledge about multilateral organizations and their role in conflict contexts is an advantage.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and reporting skills are required. Working proficiency in Arabic is desirable.
  • Valid work and residence permit in Kenya is a requirement.


Personal attributes

  • Excellent organizational skills, systematic and accurate
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-driven with ability to work unsupervised.
  • Active team-member
  • Ability to seek information independently and be able to analyze complex data in order to make assessments and represent Norwegian positions.
  • 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.


Employment modalities

The position is based in Nairobi under a local contract. Remuneration as programme officer. A professional and conducive working environment will be offered, in addition to insurance and regulatory pension benefits. The programme officers will be based at the Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum, currently co-located with the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi.


Applications should be submitted to the Embassy of Norway, e-mail: later than 20 May 2024. Please mark the email “Application Sudan PO_1”.


Applications should include:

  • a detailed CV;
  • a short letter including summary of professional experience and
  • a minimum of 3 professional references


For enquiries about the substance of the job, please contact Jeanette da Silva (Head of Development Cooperation), or Edle Hamre (Deputy Head of Mission),


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.