Embassy of Sweden in Kosovo

National Programme Manager


The embassy of Sweden in Kosovo has opened the application for the position as National Programme Manager: EU-delegation - "EU 4 Better Municipal Governance". Deadline for application is 26 November 2021.

National Programme Manager: EU delegation – “EU 4 better municipal governance”  

The Embassy of Sweden in Pristina engages in political dialogue and monitoring and reports on political and economic affairs to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm. The embassy also manages Sweden’s reform cooperation with the republic of Kosovo. The embassy is fully delegated, which means that it decides on and monitors all bilateral support financed by Sida in Kosovo.

The reform cooperation between Sweden and Kosovo is governed by the Swedish government’s “Results strategy for reform cooperation with the Western Balkans and Turkey for the period 2021-2027”. The overarching goal is to contribute to Kosovo moving closer towards the EU and to improve living standards and reduce poverty.

This recruitment, and the program at hand is a four-year comprehensive programme in the area of good governance. The municipal support incentivises the 38 municipalities of the Republic of Kosovo in achieving more democratic local governance and better municipal management. It also supports the Government of Kosovo in developing policies, which are more conducive to rule-based financing of municipalities.

The position is full-time, and the chosen candidate is expected to start working by January/February 2022.

Main duties


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in political science, economics, public administration or other social science or related field is required.
  • A project/programme management and human rights certification would be added advantages.


  • At least ten years of documented relevant experience.
  • Good knowledge and experience with local government and decentralisation in Kosovo. At least five years of documented experience.
  • Strong communication, analytical and presentation skills, and ability to network, build and maintain professional relations.
  • Good administration, organisation, and interpersonal skills
  • Good speaking, writing, and editing skills in English, Albanian and Serbian language (both orally and written).
  • Experience with drafting reports and assessment of reports.
  • Demonstrated professional competence and experience working with governmental and non/governmental organizations.
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience from working with gender mainstreaming with focus on actively engaging men and boys is an advantage.
  • Experience of participation in programme development and understanding of result-based framework.
  • Experience from coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Previous experience of working with donor agency or Demos project or MLGA is an asset.
  • Previous experience from coordinating EU projects is an asset.
  • Experience from work on municipal level is an asset.


Speak and write clearly and effectively in English and Albanian and other local languages. Knowledge in Serbian is an asset.


Send your motivation letter and cv to hr.pristina@gov.se latest by 26 of November 2021.

The Swedish Embassy welcomes candidates from non-majority communities to apply.

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