Program Assistant Uganda
Application deadline: 23rd August 2019
Location: Kampala, Uganda
5 - 8 years experience
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.
1. Duties and Responsibilities
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. The Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following main tasks:-
? 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.
2. Required Qualifications
? Have a relevant first level university degree or equivalent experience;
? Demonstrate 5 years 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.
3. Required Skills
? 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;
? 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.
4. How to apply
The position is open to all nationals of Uganda and other residents holding a valid working permit or able toobtain such working permit before the foreseen recruitment date.
Applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, academic and employment certificates should be uploaded through http://uhired.me/job/330 (Click Apply and follow instructions) The application deadline is 23/08/2019 midnight Local Time Kampala at the latest.
DG ECHO applies a policy of equal opportunity. Our recruitment policy is based on respect for diversity,maintaining the gender balance, as well as the balance between professional and private life, and support fortraining and developments opportunities.
This is a local posting for nationals open to other residents with a valid work and residence permit. Thecontract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 6 months’ probationary period. As anindication the monthly basic salary is on average approximately UGX 6,514,614 (subject to local tax law) whichcorresponds to 5 years relevant work experience. The salary will be adapted according to the exact duration ofrelevant professional experience supported by a work certificate. In addition to this, the employee will alsoreceive disability/retirement allowance, 13 th month salary as well as a medical coverage.
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who will not have been contacted by 31/08/2019should consider that they have not been selected. Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will betreated as grounds for disqualification.