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Directorate General of International Development Cooperation-Hellenic Aid

Hellenic Aid is headed by the Director-General and by a Deputy Director-General who are both transferable employees. By decision of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, these positions are filled by senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or by executives outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who possess postgraduate degrees and –in both cases- accumulated experience in the area of international development cooperation.

Hellenic Aid comprises the following Directorates:
(i)  YDAS-1 Directorate of Emergency Humanitarian Aid;
(ii) YDAS-2 Directorate of Assistance for Restucturing, Rehabilitation and Development;
(iii) YDAS-3 Directorate of Geographical Policy and Strategic Planning;
(iv) YDAS-4 Directorate of NGOs and Development Education;
(v)  YDAS-5 Directorate of Technical Services; and
(vi) YDAS-6 Directorate of Administrative & Financial Services.

By decision of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, senior officials of Ministries or public bodies or persons who serve or have served in international organizations or in institutions and services of the European Union may be appointed as Directors, whilst with regard to YDAS-4 Directorate, a specialist scientist or another specialized official of the public or private sector may also be appointed as Director, with a minimum required experience of five years in the area of NGOs’organization and operation notably development ones.

Last Updated Sunday, 20 December 2020
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