Programme Assistant Needed at European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

Job Title:     Programme Assistant

Organisation: European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Monthly Salary: UGX 6,514,614 /=

About US:

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

Job Summary:  The Programme Assistant will be based in Kampala. He/she will carry out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response. Under the direct supervision of the Technical Assistant, the employee shall contribute to assessments, monitoring and evaluations of projects, as well as to the analysis of the humanitarian context in the area of coverage.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Situation assessments;
  • Analysis of ECHO partner’s proposals;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and coordination of projects;
  • Reporting and programme administration;
  • Liaising with partners in an advisory capacity.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a relevant first level university degree or equivalent experience;
  • Five years of relevant working experience in the development and/or; humanitarian aid sector / INGOs / NGOs. If the candidate does not have a relevant university degree, ten years’ work experience in the humanitarian sector will be required;
  • Have thorough knowledge of the Logical Framework Approach and Project Cycle Management.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Luganda are required with Excellent drafting skills;
  • Personal initiative; ability to work both independently and in a team, with ability to set priorities, and to work to tight deadlines;
  • Show commitment, determination, reliability, a high degree of personal integrity and discretion;
  • Ability to analyse and process complex information; ability to clearly and concisely convey information to others.

NB: The position is open to all nationals of Uganda and other residents holding a valid working permit or able to obtain such working permit before the foreseen recruitment date.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, academic and employment certificates should be uploaded at the link below.

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Deadline: 23rd August 2019

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