The European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Operations (ECHO) is in charge of the European solidarity with people in need all around the world and aims to
better coordination and disaster response inside and outside Europe. DG ECHO is based on the principles of
humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. Every decision ECHO takes must be in accordance
with these four principles which are at the heart of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid.
Education: A relevant second level university degree in the Health sector. A background of Medical Doctor is an asset.
Knowledge and Experience:
Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience at national or international level in supporting
programmes/ project operations, including 2 years of experience with an NGO, donor or national/ international
organisation, in Health and preferably in the Americas.
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 command of Office Software package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet explorer, Outlook)
Information Management skills will be an asset.
Languages: Excellent command of English and Spanish (oral and written). French will be an asset.
Job description: The incumbent serves as Programme Officer Health 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 job holder conducts assessments; develop strategies and represents ECHO when appropriate. The
programme officer may be asked to run an office and supervise staff in the absence of a TA or be in charge of
regional overview tasks.
S/he prepares reports on the health humanitarian situation in the LAC Region
S/he provides technical advice to ECHO staff and partners on relevant issues related to health.
This position is open to nationals and other residents of Panama with valid work and residence permits or professionals able to obtain such 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 development opportunities.
As a reference, the base salary offered to a person with 5-year experience (the minimum required for the post) is USD 3,622.00 and it could be higher based on the years of relevant professional work experience supported by a work certificate from previous employers.
i.e. with 10 years of work experience the base salary would be USD 3,863.00.
Contracts will be ruled under the Panama´s labour legislation.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and their Curriculum Vitae in English (Europass CV Template only, which can be found at http://www.europass.cedefop.europa.eu) as well as all the related documentation (diplomas, working attestations) to the e-mail address below, with the subject "ECHO-VACANCY Programme Officer Health - PTY". Applications must be received no later than October 4th, 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any kind of influence during the application process will disqualify the candidate.