Programme Assistant job at European Commission

European Commission

Programme Assistant job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 06 June 2022

Hiring Organization: European Commission

Job Details:

Job title: Programme Assistant (PA) Uganda

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.
ECHO is recruiting One national staff to be based in Kampala as Programme Assistant

Duties & Responsibilities
The Programme Assistant 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 partners' 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.
• Experience in disaster Management projects is an advantage
• Have thorough knowledge of the Logical Framework Approach and Project Cycle Management.
3. Required Skills
• Fluent written and spoken English 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 convey information clearly and concisely to others.
A detailed Terms of references (including competencies) are available at
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Application procedure

Applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, a copy of education certificate/degree and a copy of relevant employment certificates should be sent to through the following system: before 06/06/2022.This position is open to nationals and other residents of Uganda with a valid work and residence permits. DG ECHO applies a policy of equal opportunities. 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 developments opportunities. Based on the above and with a view to ensure the gender balance within the team, female candidates are encouraged to apply. Similarly at equal merit between two final candidates, female candidates will be given priority
For information, the employment conditions that could be proposed include an initial contract of one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 3 months’ probationary period and after positive annual evaluation. As an indication, the monthly basic salary is on average approximately UGX7,740,478 which corresponds to five years relevant experience. The salary will be adapted according to the exact duration of relevant professional experience supported by a work certificate and will be subject to local taxes. In addition to this, the employee will also receive disability/retirement allowance, 13th month salary as well as a medical coverage.
ECHO employees observe the National Staff code of Conduct which is available on the link:
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who will not have been contacted by 20/08/2022 should consider that they have not been selected. Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification.
“Any processing of your personal data will be done in accordance with the applicable EU legislation (Regulation (EU)2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.” The privacy statement can be found on ECHO website.

Date Posted: 2022-05-22




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