Programme Officer

19.04.2022 Expired

The ECHO Office in Tunisia is seeking to recruit one national staff to be based in Tripoli (Libya) for the position of Programme Officer (Local Agent, Reference: PO 2022-01). Application Deadline: 9 May 2022


The European Commission’s 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 Nation agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Aid is channeled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.

The ECHO Office in Tunisia is seeking to recruit one national staff to be based in Tripoli (Libya) for the position of:

Programme Officer

(Reference: PO 2022-01)


The candidates for this position need to demonstrate the following criteria:


Knowledge and 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;
  • Very good knowledge of the EU humanitarian aid system;
  • Very good knowledge of international NGOs, UN aid agencies and Red Cross Movement;
  • Very good understanding of humanitarian aid principles, policies and standards;
  • Excellent drafting skills,
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).
  • An excellent knowledge of English and Arabic (verbal & writing).

Job description:

The jobholder carries out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response. The jobholder contributes to assessments, monitoring and evaluations of projects, as well as to the analysis of the humanitarian context in the area of coverage. 

Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer (Group I) will be responsible for the following tasks (percentage may evolve over time depending on the situation):

  • Programme work: 15%
  • Specific duties for Programme Officer: 10%
  • Working with partners: 25%
  • Coordination: 15%
  • General administration: 15%
  • Office specific responsibilities:20%

Detailed Terms of References for this position can be found here:


  • An excellent knowledge of English (verbal & writing).
  • An excellent knowledge of Arabic (verbal & writing).


This is a local position open to nationals and other residents of Libya with valid work and residence permits.

DG ECHO applies a policy of equal opportunities. Our recruitment policy is based on respect for diversity, maintaining the gender balance, as well as the balance between professional and private life, and support for training and developments opportunities.

The contract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 3 months’ probationary period. As an indication, the monthly basic salary is on average approximately EUR 2 642 which corresponds to 5 years’ relevant work experience. The salary will be adapted according to the exact duration of relevant professional experience supported by work certificates. In addition to this, the employee will also receive other allowances and benefits.

Shortlisted candidates will have to bring the full supporting documentation in original with them during the testing or interview stage in addition to references (including contact details of the HR department and the supervisor) that can be consulted by ECHO. At least one of the references has to include a recent employer.

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Local Agent
How to apply?

Interested candidates MUST submit a cover letter, a detailed CV (EUROPASS template mandatory), academic and employment certificates. Documents should be sent by email to until 9 May 2022 midnight local time Tripoli at the latest. Only applications with the reference PO 2022-01 clearly indicated in the subject line will be considered.

The EUROPASS CV template is available here: and here:


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who will not have been contacted by 6 June 2022 should consider that they have not been selected.