Vacancy: Programme Officer

Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Royal   Norwegian Embassy in Bogota contributes to the development of bilateral   relations between Norway and Colombia. The Embassy currently has 8 diplomatic   staff, and 9 locally employed staff members.

The   Embassy’s focus areas are the peace processes as well as implementation in   the post conflict period, climate change and REDD+, human rights, women’s   rights and gender equality and commercial issues.

The Embassy   in Bogota now seeks an experienced locally employed assistant to strengthen   our development cooperation team, on project and grant management and related   issues, such as analysis of results frameworks, budgets, auditor reports,   narrative reports and partners, writing of decision documents, preparing for   payments, as well as follow-up correspondence and meetings with   organizations.

The Embassy   can offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment, with good opportunities   to grow professionally, as well as a competitive salary.

If this   sounds interesting, and you are the right candidate, please send your   application by February 28, 2018 electronically to the Embassy:, together with:

-  Application stating your motivation for   applying

-  CV in English

-  List of three references, including email   addresses, phone numbers, as well as relationship to candidate.

-  Please put the following title on the Subject   line: “Programme officer 2018”

Selected   candidates will be invited to a job interview.

Area of responsibility:

- Provide advice across relevant topics of   project and grant management.

- Provide information and analysis related to   results frameworks, budgets, audits and narrative reports.

-  Review and advice on project proposals as   well as provide quality assurance, monitoring and effective management of   development projects supported by the Embassy.

-  Gather and analyse relevant information from   development partners, media and networks.

- Plan and organize meetings with partners.


- University degree 

-  Minimum 3 years’ work experience from   government, international development agencies, civil society or private   sector.

- Project and grant management experience in   the field of development cooperation.

- Expertise in financial issues related to project   and grant management will be valued.

Fluency   in Spanish and English, written and spoken

Personal qualities:

-  High ethical awareness and personal   integrity.

-  Ability to work well in a team, but also at times to work more independently.

- Good communication skills, both written and   orally.

- Well structured, systematic approach, results oriented.

We can offer:

-  Competitive salary.

-  A good work environment.

- Opportunities for professional development.