Vacancy: Economic Resilience Officer | Information

News article | 2022-02-10 | 14:47

The Dutch Embassy in Jordan is looking to recruit an Economic Resilience Officer. Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Deadline: Sunday February 27, 2022, before 5 p.m.

More information about the job duties and requirements are mentioned below.

General characteristics of the position

  • The Economic Resilience Officer is part of the Embassy’s Development and Economics Department;
  • He/she is responsible for translating the Dutch government’s policy on economic resilience, as set out in the multi-year strategic plan for Jordan, into concrete initiatives;
  • S/he is responsible for identifying and contracting the most appropriate interventions – in line with Jordanian government priorities – and writing effective proposal evaluations;
  • He/she contributes to the monitoring of projects within the framework of the economy and trade programs;
  • He/she contributes to the strengthening of trade relations between the Netherlands and Jordan;
  • He/she works closely with Embassy staff members, particularly staff in the Department of Development and Economics, including colleagues working on agriculture, higher education and humanitarian affairs.

Functions and Result Areas

The Economic Resilience Officer:

  • Is responsible for economic and trade programming in Jordan, with a focus on resilience as defined by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and set out in the multi-year national strategy and annual plans;
  • Is responsible for the project cycle regarding the current portfolio of economic and trade programs, including the identification of new initiatives and monitoring and evaluation. Responsible for the full cycle of project management regarding the budget delegated to private sector development;
  • Contributes to the development of economic and commercial knowledge within the Embassy, ​​shares important publications, organizes networking/knowledge events related to the economic and commercial field;
  • Prepares missions for external delegations involved in economic and trade programming and implementation, such as representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visiting Jordan;
  • Engages itself in promoting bilateral trade and, where warranted and necessary, specific trade-related issues faced by Dutch private sector actors linked to Jordan.

Description of result areas:

  • Demonstrated improved economic prospects for Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities, through well-identified and implemented economic (resilience) projects supported by the Netherlands;
  • A portfolio of economic and trade projects, including private sector development, complementary to other economic efforts and trade-related activities of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • A portfolio of economic and trade projects aligned with the priorities of the Jordanian government and complementary to the efforts of other donors;
  • Interaction and cooperation with Jordanian and Dutch actors in the field of economic and commercial development;
  • Good collaboration with internal and external colleagues.

Working environment

Job requirements

  • We are looking for a strong team spirit, open to new ideas, an outside-the-box thinker. He/she can work independently, takes initiative and sees it through, is good at building rapport and connecting. A networker, in Jordan, but also with colleagues in The Hague. Excellent writing skills in English;
  • The candidate is well organized and has a talent for planning and organization. The project management cycle is part of his responsibilities and relevant developments are shared with colleagues within the Embassy and with key partners;
  • He/she must have a good understanding of the latest developments in economics and trade. S/he follows donor discussions and coordinates with like-minded institutions and private sector (representative) organizations and actively engages in finding ways to remove business irritants and barriers faced by development partners. Implementation ;
  • Flexibility: the candidate will participate, as needed, in programs and receptions outside office hours.

Knowledge and skills

Level of education: University level

level of experience: experience of at least 5 years required

  • Understanding of social and specific developments in relation to the context in which the Embassy operates;
  • Understanding of relevant departmental frameworks and legislation in the area of ​​economic development, economic resilience and trade;
  • Solid knowledge of the Jordanian institutional landscape related to economic development and trade, including the roles and responsibilities of the various ministries involved (such as the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Labour), NGOs working in the field of economic development, international development partners and knowledge institutions, (representative) organizations of the private sector;
  • A strong and proven network in the Jordanian institutional landscape related to economic development and trade, including international development partners;
  • Experience in project cycle management, incl. monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ability to translate ideas and information into clear advice, plans and reports, and to assess their political and financial implications;
  • Fluency in Arabic and English both orally and in writing.


The Economic Resilience Officer must be in regular contact with:

  • representatives of the Jordanian and Dutch governments, including with policymakers from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on developments in the areas of sustainable economic development, inclusive green growth, stability and humanitarian aid, economic relations outdoor;
  • Head of Mission (Deputy), Head of Economic Pole, Embassy diplomats, policy colleagues and Control Unit, to cooperate with and advise them, including explanation and interpretation legislation;
  • Other Embassy staff on a variety of work-related issues, including working procedures and methods;
  • Members of Jordanian, Dutch, European and international donors, advisory bodies, working groups, to exchange information and coordinate action on policy issues;
  • The private sector in Jordan and the Netherlands.

How to register

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected]

Deadline: Sunday February 27, 2022, before 5 p.m.

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