SIDA International Training Programme: Productive Employment and Decent Work for Sustainable Development

Deadline: 19 January 2018

The Swedish Public Employment Service and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) are seeking applicants for its International Training Programme, “Productive Employment and Decent Work for Sustainable Development” with an aim to strengthen the capacity of decision makers and other stakeholders from Africa and Asia in the field of labour market policy.

The participants will exchange experiences within the area of labour market policy between countries and regions as well as creating work between key persons.

The training course in Sweden will be held in Stockholm. The regional follow-up seminar, one week, will be held in one of the participating countries.


  • Knowledge and enhanced capacity in labour market policy and its role in economic growth
  • Knowledge of the value of social dialogue as an instrument for decent work and productive employment
  • To initiate and manage sustainable reform processes in the labour market
  • Capacity and knowledge to plan and implement project for change

Eligibility Criteria

  • Managers or professionals on a strategic level, which has a mandate to work on change in their own organisation, from ministries, government agencies, trade unions, employers’ organisations, NGOs and enterprises are welcome to apply.
  • The participant must be a part of the reform process in the labour sector in their home country. The participant should have the mandate and resources to initiate and implement development projects within this area.
  • Qualifications are university or other post-secondary education and relevant work experience.
  • Participants must be officially nominated by their own organisations and in some cases by authorities.
  • Nominating organisations and the selected candidates must accept their commitment to participate in all phases of the programme.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Cambodia.

For more information, please visit SIDA.

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