Program Assistant Jobs – European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)

Job Title:       ECHO-Program
Assistant
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
ECHO-Program 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 possessa 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.
·        
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
·        
Fluent written and spoken English and Luganda
are required with Excellent drafting skills;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals and other
residents holding a valid working permit or able to obtain such working permit
before the foreseen recruitment date should send their applications including a
cover letter, a detailed CV, academic and employment certificates should be
sent by e-mail to application@ppg.co.ug
Deadline: 8th
December 2017

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