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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Programme Assistant (PA) Job at European Commission - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Programme Assistant (PA) [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: European Commission
Deadline of this Job:
23rd August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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 .

Duties & 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 evaluation 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 partners' proposals,
• Monitoring, evaluation and coordination of projects:
• Reporting and programme administration;
• Liaising with partners in an advisory capacity

Required Skills
• Puent 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

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.

Job Education Requirements: University Degree
Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

Job application procedure
The position is open to all nationa's of Uganda and other residents holding a valid working permit or able to obtain such working permit before the foreseen recruitment date.
Applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, academic and employment certificates should be uploaded through until 23/08/2019 midnight Local Time Kampala at the latest.
The vacancy reference must be clearly indicated in the subject line.
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 for training and development opportunities
This is a local posting for nationals open to other residents with a valid work and residence permit. The contract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 6 month probationary period.
As an indication the monthly basic salary is on average approximately UGX 6,514614 (subject to local tax law) which corresponds to 5 years relevant work experience.
The salary will be adapted according to the exact duration of relevant professional experience supported by a work certificate. In addition to this, the employee will also receive disability/retirement allowance, 13th month salary as well as a medical coverage.
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted Candidates who will not have been contacted by 31/08/2019 should consider that they have not been selected
Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification.

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