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 IT Officer (Ref. 11)
 ECHO South Asia Regional Support Office

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date: August 26, 2010



The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. ECHO works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation. 

ECHO’s South Asia Regional Support Office (RSO) in Delhi provides support to nine countries in South Asia – India, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iran and Maldives.   

ECHO South Asia RSO announces the vacant position of an ‘IT Officer’ for its Regional Support Office based in New Delhi.

The Vacancy Announcement and Terms of Reference for the post and the standard EC format CV are available at the EU Delegation website: for use by the potential candidates.


·         Higher education and/or equivalent adequate experience, university degree is an advantage

·         Demonstrate at least 5 years relevant working experience in IT functions, preferably in an international environment

·         Speaking and writing Hindi fluently

·         Excellent in written and spoken English; other relevant languages will be considered as a plus

·         High level of skills encompassing hardware, software (Windows 2003, MS Exchange 2007) and LAN/WAN technologies

·         Relevant professional qualification and certifications such as MCSE and CCNA

·         Capacity to plan and monitor resources

·         Ability to conceptualise problems, identify and implement solutions

·         Willing to carry out missions across South Asia

·         Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team

·         Demonstrate flexibility, versatility, initiative, pro-activity, diplomacy, critical analysis, dynamism and enthusiasm.

·         Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines


The incumbent serves as an IT Officer in ECHO-RSO Delhi with the responsibility for planning and executing all necessary IT requirements and acting as a help desk for the ECHO staff in matters related to IT. In addition, the Employee acts as a focal point and provides the necessary support to all ECHO Field offices, under RSO area of responsibility, if required. 

Applications MUST comprise of:

·         A cover letter setting out briefly the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position.

·         A completed CV in the EC standard format only (The EC Standard format can be downloaded from the same web page

·         The name, position and contact number/details (telephone, fax, e-mail) of three references, one of them being from the last employer.

·         Any pertinent recommendation letter(s) that the candidate may wish to add.

·         A copy of education certificates/diplomas/degrees.

·         A copy of relevant work certificates. 


A contract of employment will be concluded for an initial period of one year, subject to a successful completion of 6 month probation period. Employment is expected to start in October 2010. The candidate will be placed in Group 2 on the ECHO salary grid which is a senior level position. A competitive salary, comparable with international organizations in Delhi will be offered to the selected candidate.   

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  The working conditions include working with a dynamic, enthusiastic and engaged team in an open and collaborative environment. 

Applications must arrive in the ECHO Regional Support Office no later than 26/08/2010 at 17:00 local time. The application should be clearly marked IT Officer (Ref. 11) on the envelope. No electronic application is accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates must abstain from contacting the ECHO Regional Support office for information on the selection process. Any candidate that in any way tries to influence the selection process will be disqualified immediately. 

Address for applications:

ECHO South Asia Regional Support Office
Regional Administrative Coordinator
Application for the post of IT Officer
C-384, Defence Colony

New Delhi - 110024


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