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 Senior Secretary (Ref. 13)
 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 a ‘Senior Secretary’ 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
  • Demonstrate at least 5 years relevant working experience, in particular secretarial and coordination functions
  • Speaking and writing Hindi fluently
  • Excellent in written and spoken English; other relevant languages will be considered as a plus
  • Computer literate and proficiency in use of MS Office applications and MS Outlook
  • Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Demonstrate flexibility, versatility, initiative, pro-activity, diplomacy, dynamism and enthusiasm.
  • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines


The incumbent serves as ‘Senior Secretary’ in ECHO RSO Delhi with responsibility for carrying out general office/department coordination and information flow management, and providing secretarial and other related duties, to the ECHO RSO as well as provision of ad hoc support to other field offices under the ECHO RSO area of responsibilities. 

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 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.
  • 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 3 on the ECHO salary grid. 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 Senior Secretary (Ref. 13) 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 committee will be disqualified immediately. 

Address for applications:

ECHO South Asia Regional Support Office
Regional Administrative Coordinator
Application for Senior Secretary
C-384, Defence Colony

New Delhi - 110024


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