The European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is in charge of the European solidarity with people in need all around the world and aims to better coordination and disaster response inside and outside Europe. DG ECHO is based on the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. Every decision ECHO takes must be in accordance with these four principles which are at the heart of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid.
ECHO Regional Office (RO) for Colombia and South America, based in Bogotá D.C., is looking for a Programme Assistant.
Education: A relevant first level university degree or equivalent professional experience
Languages: Excellent command of English and Spanish (oral and written)
This position is open to nationals and other residents of Colombia 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 development opportunities.
As a reference, the base salary offered to a person with 5-year experience (the minimum required for the post) is COP 6.091.231 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 COP 6.474.523.
The national staff members observe the NS Code of Conduct as published on https://ec.europa.eu/echo/who/about-echo/field-network_en
Contracts will be ruled under the Colombia´s labour legislation.
How to apply, interested candidates should send:
TO the e-mail address LAC.HR@echofield.eu with the subject "ECHO-VACANCY Programme Assistant BOG". Applications must be received no later than February the 7th, 2021.
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.
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE. Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as a disqualification.