Senior National Programme Officer

The Government of Switzerland, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation represented by the Embassy of Switzerland to Sri Lanka has been supporting a Safe Labour Migration Programme in Sri Lanka since 2010. The overall objective of the programme is to promote decent working conditions, improving wellbeing for migrant workers and their families as well as to enhance the development benefits of migration.

The Embassy of Switzerland invites professionally qualified candidates to apply for the above mentioned post.

Location: Colombo - with frequent field missions to project districts

Applicant must possess:

  • University Degree in Social Sciences or any other relevant field
  • Above 8 years of experience in programme/project management including monitoring and provision of programmatic guidance to implementing partner organizations
  • Excellent report writing skills in English
  • Migration and Development related experience and related topics such as skills development, financial inclusion is preferable. Experience in private sector engagement is a plus.
  • Diplomacy, negotiating skills and ability to maintain healthy and professional relationships with both Government and non-governmental stakeholders
  • Team-work, leadership, staff management and capacity building skills
  • Ability to plan and carry out tasks independently with minimal supervision

Further details : Terms of Reference (PDF, 285.5 kB, English)

Qualified candidates are invited to submit:

This position carries an attractive remuneration package and many other benefits. Only short listed candidates will be informed. Offers of employment will be on an annual renewable basis and subjected to a satisfactory security clearance. Strongly encourage qualified female candidates to apply

Please forward your applications on or before 16th July 2021 to:

Head of Migration and Development Unit                                                Embassy of Switzerland to Sri Lanka and the Maldives                                      63, R. G. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 7

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