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The Embassy of Iceland is hiring and 4 positions are vacant at the Embassy in Lilongwe and at the field office in Mangochi. Iceland and Malawi started bilateral relations in 1989. The Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe was formally opened in 2004. Today, the Embassy of Iceland works with a range of development partners in Malawi to support social development in the country. A considerable focus, from the outset, has been in the district of Mangochi.


The Embassy of Iceland is an equal opportunity employer. Women and young professionals are encouraged to apply.



Position: Programme Officer



The Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe is looking to recruit an Programme Officer to commence in July 2021. Programme officer reports to Director of Programming and the position is based in Mangochi town.


Responsibilities and main tasks


Area of responsibility includes but is not limited to:

  • Programme monitoring, review and validation of activities, procedures and outputs.
  • Project management and overseeing procure management, Planning and budgeting.
  • Contribution to evaluation processes.
  • Provide solutions to programme challenges.
  • Analysis and dissemination of results-based information.
  • Regular reporting on results for formal reports and media/social media.
  • Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the Programme Director or the Head of Mission.


Qualifications and professional experience

  • MA/MSc Degree in social/political/economic sciences, business administration or related fields.
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in working in social development projects implemented by national/ government or international NG0s/UN bodies in Malawi.
  • Excellent IT and computer skills and knowledge.


Personal skills

  • Organised and attention to detail.
  • Flexible and pro-active approach to work and partnerships.
  • Strong facilitation and organisational skills.
  • Ability to function independently and in a team.
  • Good writing and communication skills (in English and Chichewa



Application Process

Qualified applicants are invited to send application (CV and one-page cover letter) demonstrating their motivation and experience to:


Email: lilongwe@mfa.is  


Deadline for receiving applications is 4th of June 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    05 Jun, 2021

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