Royal Norwegian Embassy

    Vacancy Announcement

    The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa has the following vacancy:
    Program Officer for Gender Equality and Migration
     The Royal Norwegian Embassy represents the Norwegian Government in Ethiopia. The Embassy facilitates the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The Embassy has 12 diplomats and 23 local employees.


    Norway has been a global frontrunner in the international effort to strengthen Human Rights and Gender Equality. Norway’s ambition is to be a trustworthy and long-term partner within these fields in Ethiopia.
    We are currently looking for a well-organised and flexible individual with strong inter-personal skills  for the position of Program Officer for Gender Equality and Migration .
    The Program Officer will be part of the Embassy’s Bilateral Team. The main responsibilities within Gender Equality and Migration will be to:

    –       Serve as the embassy’s focal point on gender equality and assist on migration.

    –       Manage the existing portfolio and appraise project proposals within the field.

    –       Follow up agreements with partners, including government entities, multilateral organizations and civil society organisations (CSOs).


    –       Represent the Embassy in external meetings.

    –       Write reports on developments within the area of work.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    1. Analytical skills in assessing policies, strategies, programs, documents and reports, as well as the ability to present concise and informative summaries.
    1. Ability to closely follow international, Ethiopian and Norwegian developments in his/her area of work and inform Embassy staff of new developments.
    1. The ability to work independently and meet deadlines under demanding conditions.
    1. Readiness to take on new tasks and areas of responsibility, if and when required.
    2. The daily work at the Embassy can be hectic and requires at high degree of flexibility and readiness towards tasks also outside the direct responsibility.
    1. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team consisting of both Ethiopian and Norwegian staff.
    1. Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Amharic. Good writing, presentation and communication skills.
    1. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
    Education and Experiences
    1. Higher university degree in relevant disciplines for the position.
    2. Experience with human rights, gender equality and/or migration is an advantage.
    1. Experience from work with national authorities, multilateral organizational and CSOs is an advantage.
    35 000 – 50 000 ETB according to qualifications.
    Terms of Employment
    Permanent position.
    Candidates who meet the stated requirements may forward their application consisting of a short motivational statement of up to 300 words describing why you want this job and their CV by Wednesday 27 November 2019 by e-mail to Please write the following in the subject file: “Application –Gender Equality and Migration”. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview, and a possible written examination. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

    The result of the application process will be announced at the Embassy’s website approximately two weeks after the application deadline.

    Royal Norwegian Embassy
    Addis Ababa