Programme Assistant (PA) Career Jobs - The European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)

Job Title:       Programme Assistant (PA)
Organisation: The European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Assistant

About US:
The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), formerly known as the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office, is the European Commission's department for overseas humanitarian aid and for civil protection. The European Union has been the second largest donor of humanitarian assistance since 2000. 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 channeled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.

Job Summary: The Programme Assistant will conduct activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response. The incumbent will actively 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:  
  • Responsible for situation assessments;
  • Tasked with the analysis of ECHO partners’ proposals;
  • In charge of monitoring, evaluation and coordination of projects;
  • Responsible for reporting and programme administration;
  • Work closely with partners in an advisory capacity.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the ECHO Programme Assistant (PA)  job opportunity should possess a relevant first level university degree;
  • At least 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;
  • Extensive knowledge of the Logical Framework Approach and Project Cycle Management.
  • 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 comply information; ability to clearly and concisely convey information to others.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English and Luganda are required

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Uganda nationals and other residents with valid working permits or able to obtain such working permit before the foreseen recruitment date are encouraged to send their applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, academic and employment certificates via e-mail to: Echo-Administration.Kampala@echofield.eu with the vacancy reference indicated in the subject line.

Deadline:  5th June, 2017

NB:  All applicants who do not hear from us by 31st July 2017 should consider that they have not been selected.

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