Programme Assistant – ECHO Syria

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Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations of the European Commission (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 non­governmental organizations (NGOs). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.

The ECHO Syria is seeking to recruit ONE National Staff to be based in Damascus for the following positions:

Programme Assistant
Reference: PA 2020-01

The candidate needs to demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Proof of higher education. University degree from a recognized university preferably in International Relations / Political Science / Economics & Development studies is an advantage.
  • 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 organization;
  • Ability to travel on regular project monitoring visits or to respond to an emergency in an unsecure setting, when needed
  • Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English and ability to communicate and draft reports in both languages;
  • Good knowledge of any other European languages is an asset
  • Proficiency in Computer application (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
  • Good knowledge of Programme Cycle Management (PCM) or experience in project management
  • Ability to work in the field with implementing partners and to communicate with beneficiaries.
  • Ability to work under pressure, autonomy, initiative, and to set-up priorities.
  • Extensive knowledge and professional experience in Syria is an asset.
  • 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.

Countries covered:

  • Syria *