EU Vacancies

Location: Kenya & Eritrea.

Programme Assistant

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), is the European Commission Department responsible for financing humanitarian assistance.

ECHO finances a range of partners, which include NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross Movement, to provide assisatance to people affected by both natural and manmade disaster.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The programme Assistance (PA) will be based in Nairobi and will assist ECHO’s Technical Assistant in charge of the Kenya and Eritrea country office to provide quality technical advice and support to ECHO’s funded projects in these countries.

  • The PA will be required to participate in the contextual analysis aimed at determining the strategy for humanitarian interventions in Kenya and Eritrea; examining partners’ proposals and reports; and closely monitoring the implementation of ECHO funded operations. The PA shall be required to take a pro-active role in relevant coordination meetings with implementing partners and other international and local organizations ensuring ECHO is appropriately represented.

  • The PA may be required to travel throughout Kenya and Eritrea.

    Required Qualifications:

  • A relevant university degree or the equivalent

  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in the humanitarian sector; good knowledge of international and Kenyan NGOs and UN aid agencies is an advantage

  • Work experience outside Kenya in an international setting is an advantage

  • Good understanding of humanitarian issues in Kenya

  • Thorough knowledge of Logical Framework Approach and Project Cycle Management.

    Required Skills:

  • Fluent written and spoken Swahili and English are required

  • 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 and a high degree of personal integrity and discretion

  • Ability to analyse and process information

  • Ability to clearly and concisely convey information to others.

    Send applications by 23rd April in a sealed envelope indicating position applied for on it: PA Kenya/Eritrea. If not contacted by 30th April consider your application not selected.

    Please apply with CV, references (and copies of recommendations), a recent passport photograph and daytime telephone contacts to: The Regional Administrative Coordinator, POSITION: PROGRAMME ASSISTANT KENYA – ERITREA, European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), P.O BOX 49991-00100, Nairobi.