23 Mar 2020

Regional Programme Coordinators at International Council of Swedish Industry

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At International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) we are looking for two Regional Programme Coordinators, one based in Nairobi and one in Johannesburg, to join the team that implements the Swedish Workplace Programme (SWP). The Regional Programme Coordinators will play a critical role in driving the operations of the SWP in Kenya and South Africa and the adoption of practices that will enhance overall wellbeing at workplaces.

You will be responsible for the day to day planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the programme activities. This will include reflective learning practice, conducting first level training/workshops, organising events and monitoring of activities.

As the ideal candidate you are energized by the opportunity to build and develop new ideas on how to engage the private sector in contributing to decent work and sustainable business.

As our new colleague, we believe that you are enthusiastic about working in team setting, managing multiple tasks with a high level of diligence and comfortable working towards deadlines and results. You will be working in an international setting with the SWP secretariat based in Stockholm and other colleagues in Asia and Latin America. You will be expected to have excellent interpersonal skills, be practical and proactive.


Main Responsibilities 

As our regional coordinator you will;

  • Represent SWP in the country and region
  • Communicate the programme to different stakeholders such as business, unions, government agencies and NGO’s
  • Manage, oversee and facilitate the implementation of workplace programmes which includes, supervising, guide and monitor external technical facilitators
  •  Establish local networks and share of the SWP model
  •  Budget and follow up of activities
  • Conduct first level trainings/Workshops and monitor trainings of employees, management and union representatives at workplaces participating in the SWP
  • Support the SWP team in finding and procuring expertise in the above thematic areas in the countries of operation.



  • Minimum 5 years of programme/project management experience
  • Post graduate degree in business management, economics, human resources, social science or equivalent
  • Experience in relevant professional or academic experience in programme evaluation and development economics
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Experience from facilitation of workshops and development of partnerships
  • Ability to translate strategic goals and priorities into realistic and flexible plans
  • Self-motivated, proactive and structured with proven ability to develop and drive your own initiatives
  •  High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills
  • Legally allowed to live and work in Kenya or South Africa, depending on which of the two positions you are applying to


  • Experience in designing, organising and running trainings with employees in areas such as workplace environment, conflict management, occupational health and safety, workplace dialogue, diversity & inclusion and skills development
  • Previous experience working in international business, labour market issues, business and human rights, sustainability and international development
  • Previous experience and knowledge of working with the labour market parties
  • Ability to adapt message to culturally diverse audiences
  • Language skills in addition to English suitable for local context and workplace cultures

Deadline to apply is Sunday, 5 April 2020.

In this recruitment NIR is cooperating with Business Sweden, the Swedish Trade & Invest Council, in Nairobi and Johannesburg.

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Closing Date : 23 May, 2020


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