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Vacancy announcement: Programme Adviser

The Embassy is now seeking an experienced locally employed programme adviser to strengthen our development cooperation team. Deadline 25th of February 2022.

| Bogota

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bogota contributes to the development of bilateral relations between Norway and Colombia. The Embassy currently has seven diplomatic staff and eleven 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.

 

Information about the position

Areas of responsibility:

  • Management and follow-up of development projects supported by the Embassy. Relevant tasks include analysis of results frameworks, budgets, auditor reports, narrative reports and partners, assessment of project applications, writing of decision documents, preparing for payments, as well as follow-up of correspondence and meetings with organizations
  • Gather and analyse relevant information from development partners, media and networks
  • Plan and organize meetings with partners
  • Assist in the coordination and representation in international donor groups
  • Prepare background notes, talking points, communication pieces for meetings and events
  • Other tasks as required necessary

Requirements:

  • University degree
  • Minimum three years’ work experience from government, international development organizations or 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
  • Experience from civil society organizations and work with human rights and humanitarian issues is desirable.

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

The Embassy can offer a dynamic and stimulating work environment, with good opportunities for professional growth, as well as a competitive salary.

If this sounds interesting, and you are the right candidate, please send your application electronically to the Embassy (emb.bogota@mfa.no) by 25th of February, 2022, including the following:

  • A brief application letter stating your motivation for applying
  • CV in English
  • List of three references, including e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and information of their relationship to candidate.
  • Please put the following title in the subject line: “Programme officer 2022”

 

Selected candidates will be invited to a job interview. Desired start date is as soon as possible.