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Program and Policy Officer – Australian Embassy

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The British Embassy  is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position.

Job Title:  

Program and Policy Officer

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: 39,512 Birr

Place of Work: Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Program and Policy Officer


  • Research and report on political, security, humanitarian and economic affairs in countries of accreditation, particularly South Sudan, including preparing media summaries.
  • Establish, develop and maintain strong working relationships with a range of key internal and external stakeholders to support Australia’s relationships with humanitarian and development partners and report on key economic, development, humanitarian and political issues arising.
  • Represent and promote the interests of Australian at a range of forums, events and meetings and provide advice on Australian participation, operational and policy issues.
  • Manage the Embassy’s small grants program (DAP), including all financial records, arranging payments, and the design and implementation of the program and selected projects.
  • Assist with evaluation of the Embassy’s small grant projects, including field visits in countries of accreditation as required.
  • Support the management of the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) under the direction of the relevant A-based officer.
  • Contribute to communication materials, social media content, and events aimed at raising awareness of Australia’s assistance and other activities in countries and organisations of accreditation.
  • Manage financial and other document storage, in line with departmental guidelines and requirements.
  • Prepare briefings, and assist with visitor programs, events, and other projects.
  • Perform other duties and back-up as required.

Job Requirement:                       



  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent knowledge/expertise in relevant discipline such as International Relations, International Development, or Political Science.



  • Excellent written and communications skills in English. French, Amharic and other Ethiopian language skills desirable.
  • Strong program management skills, including financial and records management.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and networking skills, including flexibility and adaptability.
  • Proven organisational and project coordination skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to operate effectively within a team and across teams.
  • Strong IT skills, including an understanding of social media and other communication platforms.

  How to Apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to: Click Here  or

Deadline: 05, December , 2023.

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