Programme Officer, Middle East

Mercy Corps Europe
Salary circa £26-28,000 depending on experience
Closing date: 6 February 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: Edinburgh
We are looking for a Programme Officer, ideally with experience in the Middle East region, to join our growing team

Mercy Corps Europe (MCE) has grown rapidly both in terms of the volume of activity and its complexity. With offices in Edinburgh, London and Geneva, we now attract over £90m in income, and employ around 100 domestic and expatriate field team members. The breadth and impact of our programmes makes Mercy Corps a unique and truly rewarding place to work. Our teams are proud of what we achieve in the field and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment. 

Mercy Corps implements a variety of programming throughout the Middle East in response to the diverse humanitarian and long-term development challenges of the region. While the Syria response (including neighbouring countries Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq) is a significant aspect of Mercy Corps programming, Middle East programme implementation also focuses on thehumanitarian crisis in Yemen, refugee response in Greece, and the unique challenges of Palestine.

The Programme Officer (PO) supports strategic, impactful, high-quality programming in the Middle East, including the European refugee crisis. Reporting to the SPO, the PO supports country teams in aspects of their country programme and grant administration. S/he plays a key role in connecting the field to HQ resources and represents the country/regional interests internally with various HQ teams as well as with external stakeholders. The PO works with the Senior Programme Office (SPO) andRegional Programme Director (RPD) to support the field in adhering to internal and external policies and regulations. The PO provides guidance to the Assistant Programme Officer (APO) and helps with the administration that is necessary for robust and accountable grant management. The PO also plays an important role in rolling out agency-wide initiatives in countries in the Middle East.

Candidates should have a track record in international relief and development, ideally with some experience of programmes in the Middle East, along with proven experience of managing the development, implementation, administration and compliance of European-funded grants.The successful candidate will possess excellent planning, communication and organisational skills, have a keen eye for detail, be proactive and flexible in their work, and possess the ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues across the agency, both at HQ level and in the field.

For a full job description and application information, please click on the link to 'Apply'. 

Region: Scotland
Location: Edinburgh
Sector: Projects and programmes

Application notes

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

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