Nafasi ya kazi :- Senior Adviser/Program Officer – Political Affairs at Royal Norwegian Embassy April, 2024


The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam has a vacant position for a Senior Adviser/Program Officer for Political Affairs. This is a permanent position. The selected candidate will ideally start working from late May 2024.

The Senior Adviser/Program Officer will be a part of our Political Team and will advise the Embassy on Tanzanian and regional political developments, as well as managing development cooperation agreements pertaining to the Embassy’s work on good governance, peace and stability, human rights and gender equality.

Senior Adviser/Program Officer – Political Affairs

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the Embassy’s political reporting on Tanzanian affairs.
  • Develop the Embassy’s capacity to analyse Tanzanian political affairs and expand the Embassy’s contact network.
  • Contribute to the Embassy’s reporting and analysis on regional affairs, including peace and stability, gender equality and human rights.
  • Arrange and participate in meetings with development partners.
  • Contribute to good grant management by making active use of the internal grant management systems. Tasks may typically include follow-up of partners and projects, risk management, monitoring and evaluation, preparation of formal meetings, correspondence and external communication, archiving, assessment of new projects, and closure of old.
  • Assist in organising visits, conferences, receptions, and other events.

The role of Senior Adviser/Program Officer — Political Affairs will involve some travelling in the region.

Desired Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

The successful candidate should have:

  • Relevant working experience (at least eight years or more). Preferably from an international working environment such as embassies, international organisations, NGOs or international news media.
  • Very good knowledge of Tanzanian politics and Tanzanian political actors.
  • Extensive experience in writing brief reports and political analyses.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including command of plain language, (shortlisted candidates may be requested to provide a writing sample in English)
  • University education (preferably a master’s degree), or equally relevant professional experience.
  • Professional experience with grant management, including assessment of budgets and financial reports.
  • Strong networking skills, ICT Skills and fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

Personal Qualities:

We are looking for:

  • A person who is well organized, efficient, and able to manage his/her own workload with a high level of administrative tidiness.
  • A proactive team player who can work independently, demonstrate initiative, and has a track record of producing quality material within short deadlines.

The Embassy has an inclusive and diverse working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their race, sex, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation.

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, send your current CV (maximum 5 pages) and one page cover letter as one file to Prospect Africa. Write “Senior Adviser/ Program Officer – Political Affairs’’ in the e-mail subject line. Do not send copies of certificates, letters of recommendation etc. Applications should not be sent directly to the Embassy.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 28th April 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please, assume your application was unsuccessful.

Executive Search and Selection Division

Prospect Africa Limited

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