The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) seeks to recruit a Programme Assistant to join its Nigeria Office based in Abuja with possible missions and/or relocation to Kano or any other state. The employment contract duration will be one year with the possibility to renew.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection is the department responsible for financing humanitarian and civil protection assistance. ECHO finances a range of partners, which include NGOs, UN agencies and the Red Cross Movement, to provide assistance to people affected by both natural and man-made disasters.
1. Duties & Responsibilities
Initially based in Abuja with possible relocation to Kano or any other state, the Programme Assistant (PA) will assist ECHO’s Technical Assistants in-charge of programmes in Nigeria to provide quality technical advice and support to ECHO’s funded projects in the country.
The PA will be required to participate in the contextual analysis aimed at determining the strategy for humanitarian interventions in Nigeria and eventually neighbouring countries, as well as for IDPs’/refugees; examining partner’s grant proposals and reports; and closely monitoring the implementation of ECHO funded actions.
The PA shall be required to take a pro-active role in relevant coordination meetings with implementing partners and other international and local organisations ensuring ECHO is appropriately represented.
The PA may also be required to travel in the region.
Application deadline: 20th May 2014