Vacancy Announcement:Programme Officer for Renewable Energy, Environment and Climate Change

06 Aug 2020

Sweden has a long and close relationship with Mozambique. Development cooperation, dialogue and trade promotion are at the centre of the Swedish- Mozambican collaboration.

Sweden’s development cooperation with Mozambique aims to improve opportunities for people living in poverty to contribute to and benefit from economic and democratic development. Environment & climate change, democracy, human rights and gender equality, and inclusive growth are the main cooperation areas during the current strategy period (2015-2020).

With an increased focus on renewable energy and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) implementation to cope environmental and climate change challenges, the Embassy of Sweden is now recruiting a National Programme Officer in the area of renewable energy, environment and climate change to a team of just over 30 people currently employed at the Embassy.

Sweden has supported the energy sector in Mozambique for more than 40 years and has an extensive portfolio in areas related to the environment and climate change such as forestry, coastal resilience and management of natural resources and renewable energy generation and distribution. The existing portfolio consists of support to different actors such as government institutions, multilateral agencies, civil society and the private sector.

As environmental challenges are generally interdependent and mutually correlated, the Embassy acknowledges that energy, land, and water have to be addressed in an integrated way, and that women’s equal access has to be ensured.

The National Programme Officer shall contribute to portfolio development and manage programmes and policy dialogue related to environment, climate change and energy and, ensure integration of a poverty, peace and security, rights and gender perspectives. This means that the National Programme Officer is expected to be a resource within his/her area of expertise and liaise with all relevant actors in line with the Aid Effectiveness Agenda.

Required qualifications of the candidate:

  • At least a Master’s degree in an area relevant for the position;
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with energy, environment, and/or climate change;
  • Documented experience from project management, including financial management, procurement, and monitoring & evaluation;
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English and Portuguese, as well as verbal communication skills.

It is further seen as a strong merit if the candidate has documented experience from development cooperation.

In addition, the candidate is expected to:

  • Be pro-active, problem-solving, analytical, and open to learn;
  • Be results orientated;
  • Have an in-depth understanding of gender, and a human rights-based approach;
  • Drive a culture of teamwork

The position also requires that field trip missions are taken.

The successful candidate should subscribe to the Embassy values relating to respect and sensitivity towards gender, cultural, and religious differences.

Applications, including a personal letter in English and a CV, should be submitted via e-mail to and the subject line should indicate the post of interest including the reference UM2020/27410. Final day for submission is on 04 September 2020.

Please note that applicants must have Mozambican nationality or hold a valid residence and working permit.

For further information please contact the Programme Manager for Environment, Climate Change and Energy, Mr Samer Fayadh and Mr. Paulo Junior on +258 21 480 300.


Last updated 11 Aug 2020, 8.23 AM