The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)) funds relief 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). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.
The ECHO office in Abuja, Nigeria, requires application from qualification who will initially be based in Abuja with possible relocation to Maiduguri or any other cities of the northern states; Hence, we are recruiting to fill the position below:
Location: Abuja, Nigeria with possible relocation to Kano or any other state
Job Category: Programme Assistant (Group II)
Line Manager: HoO/TA
The job holder carries out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response.
The job holder contributes to assessments, monitoring and evaluations of projects, as well as to the analysis of the humanitarian context in the area of coverage.
Responsibilities & Tasks
Within delegated authority, the Programme Assistant (Group II) will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Contributes to the appraisal, monitoring and evaluation of projects, including financial assessment of proposals;
- Critically studies and comments upon partners' reports and field operations and reports to line manager
- Assists the Head of Office/TA in the preparation of fiche-ops, as appropriate;
- Assists with, participate in, and report on meetings, as appropriate;
- Advises on the operational capacity of implementing partners;
- Draft reports on the humanitarian situation, including any political, economic and security
- events relevant to the analysis of the humanitarian situation in the country/region;
- Produces and circulates information of common interest (humanitarian situation reports, background information, etc.);
- Accompanies the TA on field visits, as requested and may act as an interpreter if necessary.
- Assists the HoO/TA in the event of an emergency response;
- Prepares maps, when appropriate;
- Provides back-stopping and surge support capacity in case of need.
Specific Duties for the Programme Assistant:
- Pro-actively follows local or regional events that may impact on the humanitarian situation in
- the country/region;
- Assists in appraising, monitoring and evaluating projects and reports to the line manager.
Working with partners:
- Maintains contacts with ECHO's partners, advising the TA of any major issues arising;
- Ensures communications with ECHO's partners, including establishing and maintaining a
- database of relevant organizations and personnel;
- Maintains contracts/grants database;
- Participates in meetings, as requested and appropriate;
- Liaises with local authorities and institutions, as delegated and appropriate;
- Assist with enhancing the visibility and communication of ECHO's overall assistance.
Other Specific Responsibilities/Tasks: (IF/When applicable):
- Provides reports and other ad-hoc documents as requested and to be verified and agreed by the HoO/TA;
- Respond to requests for information as delegated
- Prepares missions: agenda setting, contacts with partners, programming visits, meetings, etc.;
- Undertakes any additional tasks as assigned by the TA, Head of Office/RSO and/or Headquarters.