Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua

The Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) based in Port-au-Prince, is looking for a Programme Assistant.

20/12/2018 - 20:46
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The Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) based  in Port-au-Prince, is looking for a Programme Assistant.

Minimum requirements:

Education:            A relevant first level university degree or equivalent professional experience. A post-graduate degree in Humanitarian Action / Development Cooperation will be considered a plus.

Knowledge and Experience:              

Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience linked to humanitarian aid and/or development issues at national or international level in supporting programme/project operations, including 2 years of experience with an NGO, donor or national/ international organization.

Solid technical knowledge and experience in the Food Security, WASH and Shelter sectors are required for the position. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and /or deep knowledge of the Haitian Disaster Risk Management National System will be considered an advantage.

                Relevant experience in working in close coordination with national institutions will be an advantage.

Good understanding of Humanitarian Aid principles, policies and standards.

                                Good knowledge of international NGOs, UN Aid principles, policies and standards will be considered an advantage.


Languages:           Excellent command of English and French (oral and written).

                                Knowledge of Creole will be considered an advantage.


Job description:   The incumbent serves as Programme Assistant in ECHO Office based in Port-au-Prince and carries out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response.

  • The job holder contributes to assessments, monitoring and evaluations of projects and proposals.
  • S/he analyses and prepares reports on the humanitarian situation in the country/region, including any political, economic and security events relevant to the analysis of the humanitarian situation in the country/region.
  • Critically studies and comments upon partner´s reports and field operations and reports to line manager.
  • Assesses and advises accordingly on the operational capacity of implementing partners.
  • Accompanies or leads on field visits, as requested and may act as an interpreter if necessary.
  • Assists the office in the event of an emergency response.
  • Provides back-stopping and surge support capacity in case of need.

This position is open to nationals and other residents of Haiti with 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.

As a reference, the base salary offered to a person with 5-year experience (the minimum required for the post) is HTG 121,616.00 and it could be higher based on the years of relevant professional work experience supported by a work certificate from previous employers. I.e. with 10 years of work experience the salary would be HTG 132,677.00.

Additional to the base salary, the employee will receive disability/retirement allowance, a 13th salary, as well as medical coverage.

Applicants must be aware that the first contract will be for one year, with the option to be renewed for the same period. Contracts will be ruled under the Haitian labour legislation.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and their Curriculum Vitae in English (Europass CV Template only which can be found at as well as all the related documentation (diplomas, working attestations) to the e-mail address: with the subject "ECHO-VACANCY Programme Assistant PAP". Applications must be received no later than January 15th, 2019.

Immediate Availability is Required

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any kind of influence in the qualification of influence in the qualification of the request will disqualify the candidate.

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