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December 12 2023

Vacancy for Program Officer

Position Title: Program Officer

Department: Department of Technical Cooperation/ Unit for International Funded Projects and Other Technical Co-operation Projects
Duty Station: Athens, Greece
Type of Appointment: Fixed term contract with possibility of extension.
Date of Entry on Duty: Immediate

Deadline for Application: 12 January 2024

The EPLO implements a large number of technical cooperation programs funded by the European Union and other international donors, assisting governments and institutions around the world in advancing reforms in a wide range of public law and governance areas, comprising: justice and the rule of law, human rights, public administration reform, legislative approximation to the acquis communautaire, civil society development, migration and sustainable development.

The position is located within the Department of Technical Cooperation/Unit for International Funded Projects and Other Technical Co-operation Projects of the EPLO, which is responsible for the business development (development of new project proposals) and the project management (implementation of running projects) of international funded projects and other technical co-operation projects. The incumbent reports directly to the Director for EU & International Projects.

Core Functions and Responsibilities

  • Research and identify relevant calls for proposals, tenders and funding opportunities in the framework of the European Union and other International donors.
  • Develop and draft project proposals for funding by the European Union and other International donors.
  • Build partnerships/networks with organizations abroad and in Greece in the framework of proposals and other cooperation opportunities.
  • Coordinate the overall management of assigned projects.
  • Support all aspects of project implementation, including development and monitoring of grants, contracts and partnership agreements, work plans, logical frameworks and budgets.
  • Maintain at all times a clear overview of project status, progress and possible problems in order to brief.
  • Draft timely and accurate narrative and financial reports in accordance with donors’ requirements.
  • Identify suitable experts to be recruited under the projects and draft their Terms of Reference.
  • Coordinate and support project experts, provide them guidance and instructions, monitor their performance.


Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably a Master’s degree, in Law, Political Sciences, Economics or related field.
  • Computer proficiency in standard software applications (MS Office, etc.)


  • At least 5 years of professional experience relevant to the position, including 3 years of proven experience in the development and management of projects funded by the European Union and other International donors.
  • Familiarity and professional experience in the areas of intervention of the Organization, such as justice, rule of law, human rights, public administration, migration or sustainable development
  • Good knowledge of European Union tender and grant contract rules (e.g. Europeaid, Horizon, Interreg, DG Justice, DG Reform, DG Home, etc.)
  • Proven track record of well developed project management skills
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Experience in an international and multi-cultural environment


  • Fluency (oral and written) in English is required.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of concepts and approaches relevant to particular functional area. Conceptual and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, take initiative, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and achieving results.
  • Communication: Listens and communicates clearly and effectively, adapting delivery to audience.
  • Planning and Organizing: Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others.
  • Client Orientation: Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work.

How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV in Europass Format and a Cover Letter in English to, quoting the title of the Vacancy, by 2 January 2024 at the latest.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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