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National Programme Officer

Offering an excellent and dynamic working environment, professional development, equal employment opportunities and a competitive remuneration package, the Embassy of Switzerland invites potential candidates to apply for the following vacancy:

National Programme Officer (NPO)

Full-time position: 100%

Scope of work: Under the general guidance of the Head of Mission and Cooperation, the NPO is responsible for the overall planning, management and monitoring of programmes of the Swiss Cooperation in topics related to public health and social issues. The NPO is actively engaged in the policy dialogue, coordinating and networking with ministries, other governmental authorities, civil society organizations and international organizations.

Required Qualification and Working experience:

  • University degree in Social Science or related field; Public Health is an advantage

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional working experience in international development cooperation if possible with focus on public health or social issues;

  • Experience in project management and in transition and development context

  • Interest and excellent knowledge of Albania’s economic, political and social context;

  • Strong analytical, synthetic capacity and excellent writing skills required;

  • Outstanding organizational skills;

  • Good negotiating and communicational skills;

  • Proven capacity and willingness to work in a team oriented way;

  • Proven capacity to deal with stress and work related pressure;

  • Outstanding command of English and Albanian required – knowledge of French and/or German is a plus.

Submissions: Only the candidates selected for the interviews will be contacted.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application specifying the position they are applying for to tirana@eda.admin.ch until Friday, September 22, 2017, at 17:00. Only electronic applications will be accepted and must include:

  • A cover letter outlining motivation

  • An updated version of curriculum vitae with photo

  • List of minimum 3 professional and personal references with contact numbers

Announcement on management of cultural fund

As announced previously, the Embassy of Switzerland has awarded the management of the cultural fund to the Center for Business Technology and Leadership.

We would like to thank all the bidders who participated in our tender.