Delegation of the European Union to Panama

ECHO Regional Office (RO) for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Panama, is looking for a Programme Officer

03/05/2019 - 18:14
National positions

Minimum requirements:

Education:             A relevant second level university degree or equivalent professional experience

Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience at national or international level in managing programmes/ project operations, including at least 2 years of experience with an NGO, donor or national/ international organisation, and preferably in the Americas.

Experience and knowledge on humanitarian assistance and protection to refugees and forcibly displaced people will be an asset

  • Good understanding of humanitarian aid principles, policies and standards.
  • Good knowledge of international NGOs, UN aid agencies and Red Cross Movement.
  • Good knowledge of the EU humanitarian aid system.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Excellent command of Office Software package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet explorer, Outlook)

Languages:            Excellent command of English and Spanish (oral and written). French will be an asset.

Job description:  The incumbent serves as Programme Officer in ECHO Regional Office based in Panama and carries out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response in the LAC Region.

The jobholder conducts assessments, develops strategies and represents ECHO when appropriate.  The programme officer may be asked to run an office and supervise staff in the absence of a Technical Assistant or be in charge of regional overview tasks.

S/he prepares reports on the humanitarian situation in the LAC Region including any political, economic and security events relevant to the analysis of the humanitarian situation in the country/ region.