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Vacancy at the Embassy of Norway in Khartoum, pt Nairobi Programme Officer/Programme Manager Humanitarian Issues 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 for extension) as Programme Officer/Programme Manager related to humanitarian issues on Sudan. The position is available from August 2024.  


Main duties:

  • Grant management mainly within humanitarian assistance. Follow up and monitoring of ongoing projects, programmes and funding. Assessment of funding applications and reports, including budgets, financial and audit reports. Preparing decision documents and agreements. Commissioning independent reviews.
  • Reporting on humanitarian issues related to Sudan.
  • Represent the Embassy in meetings with international partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Give assistance to the Embassy administration.
  • The Head of Mission may decide changes to assigned duties. Restructuring of the work done at the foreign service mission may impact the main duties.



  • University 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 at a Norwegian Embassy is an advantage.
  • Knowledge about the humanitarian response context in Sudan is a requirement.
  • Knowledge about multilateral organizations and INGOs, and their role in conflict contexts is an advantage.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and reporting skills are required.
  • 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: no later than 20 May 2024. Please mark the email “Application Sudan PO_3”.


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 Edle Hamre (Deputy Head of Mission), or Jeanette da Silva (Head of Development Cooperation),


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.