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National Programme Officer – 100 %

The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan is looking for a National Programme Officer to complement the Jordan team of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with a thematic focus on education and protection.

Duties & Responsibilities

The National Programme Officer works as a member of the Jordan team under the overall guidance of the Deputy Regional Head of Cooperation/Head of Jordan Program and is expected to closely coordinate with the Regional Advisors on Education and Protection. S/he contributes to the overall Jordan program and manages a number of projects and partnerships as part of the Swiss Cooperation Programme Middle East 2019 -2024 with a particular focus on the domain Protection & Migration and Education & Income. The list of tasks includes the following:

  • Context analysis: Monitor of context development related to the specific thematic responsibility. 
  • Portfolio planning, strategic steering, and reporting: Contribute to the overall operational, administrative and financial planning, monitoring and steering of the Jordan portfolio. Manage domain related communication material, project-specific reporting and ensure the timely preparation and compilation of relevant documents.
  • Project cycle management: Manage a number of humanitarian and development projects related to education and protection in all operational, administrative and financial aspects. If necessary, manage projects from other domains, or other Swiss Government actors.
  • Relationship management, coordination and policy dialogue: Ensure collaboration and coordination with all engaged SDC actors, develop, and maintain a network with national authorities, national and international partners, relevant experts, decision-makers and other relevant stakeholders of the sector including participation in relevant meetings.

Profile & Requirements

  • Master degree e.g. in Social Sciences, Political Science, Social Work, Education, Law, Economics or related field with additional training and qualification in humanitarian aid or development cooperation
  • Minimum of 10 years of successful development and humanitarian aid related work experience with an international organization, NGO or bilateral cooperation agency with a specific focus on programme management
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and Arabic. Knowledge of other languages (French or German) is an asset
  • Good knowledge of the political, economic and social situations of Jordan and the region    
  • Knowledge of the current humanitarian and development challenges in Jordan, with a special focus on education and protection 
  • Familiar with international standards and requirements relating to development cooperation and humanitarian aid and experience in fieldwork 
  • Active network of actors (public, private or international organisations) in Jordan
  • Solid practical knowledge of programme and project management (PCM from identification – monitoring - finalization) including budget management and project administration  
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to set priorities in a complex political framework and to and report on complex realities
  • Ability to reflect strategically and to translate into operations
  • Ability to work in an autonomous, proactive and results oriented way in a changing context 
  • High cultural sensitivity, motivation and commitment to work for a governmental development and humanitarian agency
  • Team player with good communication skills and an empathic attitude toward beneficiaries and colleagues
  • Computer skills (MS Office, internet research)

Employment conditions

  • Diverse, creative and stimulating work environment
  • Competitive salary and social benefits. 
  • Further training opportunities

Place of work: Amman, Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan

Beginning / Duration: 1 of May 2023 or upon agreement, one-year renewable local contract 

Deadline: 12.03.2023

Please submit your application (CV& motivation letter) in English. through Akhtaboot.

Important note:  

Any applications not received through the recruitment site will not be considered.