Job Opening: Programme Manager/People Developer


We are looking for an energetic, thoughtful and creative co-worker who to join the team that implements the Swedish Workplace Programme (SWP). You will develop and conduct trainings with employees, management and union representatives at workplaces in various countries as well as manage project activities, timelines, budget and resource allocation. You will work cross­ functionally together with the SWP Programme team. The ideal candidate is 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 a team setting, managing multiple tasks with a high level of diligence and is comfortable working towards deadlines and results. Working in an international setting, you have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to practically solve problems. You will be based in Stockholm, but extensive travel to programme countries will be required.

About the Swedish Workplace Program

Since 2004, IF Metall and the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) have implemented workplace programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA. Starting in 2020 this is replaced by the global Swedish Workplace Programme (SWP). SWP focuses on promoting decent work and sustainable business by stimulating partnerships between management and employees around diversity, inclusion, health and safety, skills etc in the workplace.

The global programme Management Team is based in Stockholm. Local workplace programmes are managed by regional coordinators resident in South Africa, Kenya, Colombia and Vietnam. The SWP is implemented over the course of five years (2019-2023) and is funded by SIDA.

About NIR

The International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) is a non-profit member organisation with a strong belief that knowledge exchanges, investments, innovations, trade and market access drive inclusive and sustainable economic development. Formed in 1960 by the Swedish Industry, NIR isa joint effort to foster an enabling environment for transition in complex markets. Based on the experience and cutting-edge knowledge of Swedish companies and institutions NIR design and implement development programmes benefiting both people, business and society. Please visit

About IF Metall

IF Metall is a Swedish national trade union with more than 320 000 that represents the interests of its members on varies decent work issues such as collective bargaining and signing collective agreements with employers’ federations. IF Metall is also an affiliate member of the IndustriALL Global Union that represents over 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors.

Main Responsibilities

As our Programme Manager/People developer you will;

  • Be responsible in designing, developing and setting up trainings in people development, employee and management engagement in workplaces participating in SWP.
  • Manage trainings of employees, management and union representatives at workplaces participating in SWP.
  • Support the SWP team in finding and procuring expertise in the above thematic areas in the countries of operation.
  • Manage the implementation of workplace programmes in SWP countries. You will support local coordinators, monitor progress and results, conduct field visits, budgeting, and support the expansion of the programme.

Experience, Competencies and Skills


  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in Human Resource, employee engagement and labour relations.
  • Academic degree in Human Resource Management, Social Science or similar.
  • 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.
  • Experience in programme management, including organizational skills, attention to detail, record keeping, budgeting and process management.
  • Fluent in English and Swedish, written and oral communication skills.


  • 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.
  • Previous experience as a Human Resource Business partner.
  • Experience from performance management, preferably in the private sector.
  • Language skills in addition to English, Spanish and French.

Deadline for ApplicationsFriday 14th February 2020

Expected date of start is May 2020 (latest)

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously.

Please submit as a single file to

  • 1-page (maximum) letter of interest
  • CV

Contact person: Alessandra Cornale, 070-791 93 81 or