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NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: INTERSOS
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 22 Nov 2017

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

1. Terms of reference

Job Title: Programme Manager ECHO

Code: SR-42-269

Country: Jordan

Duty Station: Amman, with constant presence in the field (Irbid, Karak and Ma’an Governorates)

Starting date: 01/02/2018

Contract duration: 8 months

Reporting to: Head of Mission

Supervision of: Basic Needs Program Officer, Program Coordinator, Legal Advisor

Dependents: no

2. General context of the project

The projects “Leveraging protection monitoring and emergency cash to overcome the legal challenges of extremely vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan, and the challenges related to harsh weather conditions of extremely vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian households (HHs)” and “*Reinforcing the protection of displacement-affected populations living in host communities in Jordan”*, both aim to contribute towards enhancing protection and promoting safety in a dignified manner for extremely vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan.

This has to be achieved through improved access to documentation/registration, and provision of adequate resources to mitigate the impact of winter harsh conditions.

The first ongoing project will be finalized on the 31st of October 2017, while the second one, in which INTERSOS is member of a consortium led by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) will start on the 1st of October 2017 for a period of twelve (12) months.

3. General purpose of the position

The Programme Manager is responsible for the timely, quality and effective implementation of the activities, as well as of the achievement of the expected results.

4. Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Guarantee overall coordination and supervision of the project
  • Prepare, approve and supervise the planning and design of project activities
  • Guarantee correct implementation and timely follow up of all the activities foreseen under the project and a proper financial management of the action, making sure that activities and costs are documented, justified and therefore checkable
  • Define all the operating processes required to ensure a proper management of the project;
  • Represent INTERSOS within the consortium
  • Ensure proper coordination with the Consortium Lead Agency and other consortium members through attendance to regular meetings
  • Guarantee proper flow of information between INTERSOS and the other member of the consortium, and ensure INTERSOS is duly reporting to leading agency, as per agreed standards
  • Ensure overall respect of INTERSOS Model, which defines the principles of legitimacy and correctness, segregation of duties, traceability, accountability and control in the performance of duties
  • Prepare, verify and approve all required narrative and financial reports, and to support the HoM in ensuring that reports are completed in accordance with deadlines and compliance requirements
  • Support the HoM in maintaining constant relations with the donor and other stakeholders at National and at Governorate level
  • Represent INTERSOS in relevant working groups, task forces and coordination fora at National Level, and supervise the representation of INTERSOS and the consortium in coordination fora at local, and governorate level, according to the “Intersos Representation plan” approved by the INTERSOS Jordan Mission Senior Management Team (SMT)
  • Ensure adequate INTERSOS representation during partner and donor visit related to the action
  • Support the Head of Mission in liaising with the Communication sector (HQ), providing reports, documentation etc.

5. Required profile and experience


  • University degree in relevant subject or equivalent professional experience / technical qualification
  • Postgraduate degree (MA or LLM) in International Humanitarian Action an asset

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years experience in Program Coordination or in coordination of emergency response actions
  • At least 2 years’ experience in project design and development in particular with DG ECHO and UN donors
  • Previous experience in ECHO Projects

Professional requirements

  • Knowledge of the main Institutional donors procedures and guidelines.

  • Strong skills in networking with partners and donor liaison

  • Experience in supervising teams mainly composed by national staff

  • Advanced project management skills

  • Able to gather and critically analyse data, gaps and trends related with a focus on protection concerns


Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills, Italian and Arabic are an asset

Personal requirements

  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature;

  • Confidently able to deal with authorities and donors

  • Pro-active approach to work;

  • Able to work independently as well as being a strong team player

  • Flexibility, capacity of managing stress, good diplomatic skills

  • Ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural teams

How to apply:

For further information and to apply, follow the link below:

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS' platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to , with subject line: " SR-42-269 Programme Manager - Jordan".

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.