Programme Officer


The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. For humanitarian aid, the Commission works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nation agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.

The ECHO Damascus is seeking to recruit ONE National Staff to be based in Damascus as:

Programme Officer – ref. DAM-PO-2017-12



  • University degree from a recognized university preferably in International relation, socio-economic, humanitarian affairs and/or project cycle management field

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum Five years of relevant experience at national or international level in supporting programme/project operations, preferable including at least two years of experience with an NGO's, donor or national/international organisation;
  • Experience supporting operations in the humanitarian, development or related field e.g. project coordination, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, etc.
  • In-depth and extensive professional knowledge of Syria Humanitarian context.
  • Good knowledge of Programme Cycle Management (PCM) or experience in project management.
  • Ability to travel on regular project monitoring visits or to respond to an emergency in insecure settings, as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work in the field with implementing partners and to communicate with beneficiaries.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with autonomy and initiative, and to identify priorities
  • Proficiency with basic office software (Word, Excel, Outlook).


  • Proficiency in Arabic and English (written & spoken);
  • Good knowledge of any other European languages is an asset


The job holder carries out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response in Syria. The job holder contributes to the humanitarian context analysis, programme assessments, monitoring and evaluation and liaises with partners, local authority and institutions in an advisory capacity.

All applicants need to demonstrate the following Criteria:

· Must be a Syrian national or hold a valid residence/work permit or other proof that he/she is eligible to live and work in Syria;

· Capable of working under pressure in a multitasking position.

· Holder of a valid passport to travel outside the country;

Deadline for Applications: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 00:00
Degree Required: 
Bachelor Degree
Job Country: 
Job Sector: 
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:55
Submission Guidelines: 
Applications MUST comprise of: · A cover letter setting out briefly the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position; · A completed CV in the EC standard format only (EUROPASS CV); · A copy of education certificate/degree; · A copy of relevant employment certificates. Completed applications to be sent electronically to email address: and must arrive no later than 12th of February 2018 at 17h00 local time Damascus. The reference of the position must be clearly indicated in the subject line. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as a disqualification. Full Terms of Reference available at EU Delegation website: