Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS

Vacancy Announcement - Programme Officer

09/08/2019 - 14:37
Local agents


To join its Field Office in Maiduguri
The European Commission’s Directorate General for 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 Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Humanitarian Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.

1. Duties & Responsibilities
He/she will carry out activities to ensure the delivery of an effective humanitarian response. The PO may be asked to run an office and supervise staff in the absence of a TA or, when in an RO, be in charge of regional overview tasks. He/She will be responsible for the following main tasks:-Contributing to designing ECHO overall strategy;

  • Analysis of ECHO partners' proposals &Assessing policy compliance of proposals;
  • Appraisal, Monitoring, evaluation and coordination of projects;
  •  Reporting and programme administration;
  •  Liaising closely with EU DG DEVCO officers and/or TA teams in the coordination of ECHO and DEVCO projects in the region, and support preparation and execution of joint meetings and related activities.

2. Required Qualifications

  •  Have a relevant second level university degree;
  • Demonstrate 5 years relevant experience at national or international level in managing programme /project operations, including at least 2 years of experience with an NGO's, donor or national/international organisation. If no advanced degree, ten years’ work experience in the humanitarian sector will be required;
  •  Have thorough knowledge of the Logical Framework Approach and Project Cycle Management;
  • Have a very good knowledge of the EU humanitarian aid system as well as Humanitarian Aid principles, policies and Standards;

3. Required Skills


  •  Be fluent in English (oral and written) plus excellent knowledge of Hausa. Good knowledge of Kanuri is an asset.
  • Have full computer literacy, covering all relevant 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;
  • Commitment, determination, reliability, a high degree of personal integrity and discretion;
  • Ability to analyse and process information; & clearly & concisely convey information to others.

4. How to Apply
Detailed competences list &Terms of reference available (See link below)

DG ECHO applies a policy of equal opportunities. Our recruitment policy is based on respect for diversity, maintaining gender balance, & professional and private life balance, and support for training and development opportunities.

This is a local posting for nationals, also open to other residents of Nigeria with a valid working and residence permit. The contract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 6 months’ probationary period. As an indication, the monthly basic salary is an average of NGN 1,190,491 (subject to Nigerian tax law); which corresponds to 5 years relevant work experience. The salary will be adapted according to the exact duration of relevant professional experience supported by a work certificate. In addition to this, the employee will also receive disability/retirement allowance, 13th month salary as well as a medical coverage. Applications, including a cover letter, a detailed CV, should be uploaded through by 30 August 2019 midnight Local Time Abuja.

Candidates who have not been contacted by 30 September 2019 should consider that they have not been pre-selected. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification.