Colombia: Programme Assistant Fluent in English and Spanish

Organization: European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 06 Aug 2017

ECHO Regional Office (RO) for Colombia and South America, based in Bogotá D.C., is looking for a Programme Assistant.

Minimum requirements:

Education: A relevant first level university degree or equivalent professional experience Knowledge and Experience:

Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience at national or international level in supporting programmes/ project operations, including 2 years of experience with an NGO, donor or national/ international organisation

Good understanding of Humanitarian Aid principles, policies and Standards

Good knowledge of international NGOs, UN Aid agencies and Red Cross Movement

Good knowledge of the EU humanitarian aid system

Good knowledge of Colombia’s humanitarian context & situation.

Excellent command of Office Software package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet explorer, Outlook)

Information Management skills will be an asset

Languages: Excellent command of English and Spanish (oral and written)

Job description: The incumbent serves as Programme Assistant in ECHO Regional Office. The job is based in Bogotá D.C. and carries out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response.

The job holder contributes to the assessments, monitoring and evaluations of projects, as well as to the analysis of the humanitarian context in the area of coverage (Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela). S/he 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.

Travel is required (both domestic and international).

How to apply:

Candidates must be aware that the first contract will be for one year, with the option to be renewed two times. The fourth contract will be indefinite. Contracts will be ruled under the Colombian labour legislation.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter including the salary expectation 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, etc.) to the e-mail address:

with the subject “**ECHO-VACANCY Programme Assistant RO**”. Applications must be received no later than August 6th, 2017.

Applicants must be Colombian nationals or residents holding a valid working permit.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Any kind of influence in the qualification of the request will disqualify the candidate.