ECHO Programme Officer Jobs in South Africa

ECHO Programme Officer Jobs in South Africa

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Programme Officer (PO) will carry out activities to ensure an effective humanitarian response.

  • The PO will work under the supervision of the Technical Assistant(s) but will be required to work independently to enhance the effectiveness of the support provided in the Southern Africa & Indian Ocean Region (SAIO).

  • The PO will be required to travel/undertake missions on his/her own within the SAIO region on a regular basis and for extended periods as may be requested /needed.

  • He/She will be responsible for the following main tasks: -

  • Contributing to designing ECHO’s overall strategy,

  • Analysis of ECHO partners' proposals and assessing policy compliance and coherence,

  • Appraisal, monitoring, evaluation and coordination of projects,

    Reporting and programme administration

  • Liaising closely with ECHO country offices, EU Delegations ad EU Member States in the coordination of ECHO projects in the SAIO region.

  • A detailed Terms of references (including competencies) are available at

    Required Qualifications

  • Relevant second level university degree or equivalent professional experience,
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at national or international level in managing programme/project operations, including at least 2 years of experience with an NGO' donor or national/international organisation; If no advanced degree, a minimum of ten years’ work experience in the humanitarian sector will be required.

  • Excellent knowledge of
    ongoing humanitarian situation in the SAIO region will be considered as an advantage.

    Required Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of the Logical Framework Approach and Project Cycle Management,

  • Very good knowledge of the EU humanitarian aid system as well as humanitarian aid principles, policies and standards,

  • Fluency in English (oral and written),

  • Excellent Knowledge of French And/Or Portuguese will be considered as an advantage,

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

  • Personal initiative: ability to work both independently and in a team, with ability to set priorities, and to work to tight deadlines;

  • Ability to analyze and process complex information; ability to convey information clearly and concisely to others with excellent drafting skills in English.

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ECHO Programme Officer Jobs in South Africa

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