Programme Assistant, ECHO Syria

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

Programme Assistant

Reference: PA 2023-10

The candidate for this position 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 for humanitarian 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;
  • Good knowledge of Programme Cycle Management (PCM) or experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation
  • 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 .
  • Proficiency in Computer application (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook);
  • Good knowledge of any other European languages is an asset;
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English and ability to communicate and draft reports in both languages;

As a part of a small but dynamic team, the Assistant will carry out activities such as:

  • Situation analysis and assessments related to humanitarian and disaster risk reduction issues
  • Analysis of DG ECHO-partners’ project proposals, interim and final reports
  • Monitoring, evaluation and coordination of ECHO-funded projects
  • Plan and conduct field monitoring missions regularly
  • Assisting in all programme related activities of DG ECHO
  • Liaising with partners in an advisory capacity, local authority and institutions
  • Actively participate in meetings

This is a local position opened to nationals and other residents of Syria with valid work and residence permits. The contract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 3 months’ probationary period.


Countries covered:

  • Syria *