Programme Assistant under the Directorate-General for European Civil protection and Humanitarian aid Operations (ECHO) Office in Ukraine - Dnipro

15.03.2023 Expired



ECHO Office in Ukraine - Dnipro


The European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil protection and Humanitarian aid Operations (ECHO), funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. For humanitarian aid, the Commission works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nation agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Aid is channeled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.

The ECHO Office in Ukraine is seeking to recruit one national staff to be based in Ukraine-Dnipro for the following position of:

Programme Assistant

Reference: PA 2023-03

The candidates for this position need to demonstrate the following criteria:


  • A relevant first level university degree or equivalent professional experience.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at national or international level in supporting programme/project operations., including at least 2 years of experience with an NGO, donor or national/international organization.
  • Good knowledge of the EU humanitarian aid system
  • Good knowledge of International NGOs, UN Aid Agencies and Red Cross Movement
  • Good understanding of Humanitarian Aid principles, policies and standards
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).


Job description:

The jobholder carries out activities to contribute to the delivery of an effective humanitarian response. The jobholder contributes to assessments, monitoring and evaluations of projects, as well as to the analysis of the humanitarian context in the area of coverage. 

Please read the ToR available in the "How to apply" section, under "Practical information".


  • An excellent knowledge of English (verbal & writing)
  • An excellent knowledge of Ukrainian language (verbal & writing) and of Russian language (verbal).

This is a local position open to nationals and other residents of Ukraine 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.

The contract is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 3 months’ probationary period. As an indication, the monthly basic salary is on average approximately USD 2,930 which corresponds to 5 years’ relevant work experience. The salary will be adapted according to the exact duration of relevant professional experience supported by a work certificate. In addition to this, the employee will also receive other allowances and benefits.

Shortlisted candidates will have to bring the full supporting documentation in original with them during the testing or interview stage in addition to references (including contact details of the HR department and the supervisor) that can be consulted by ECHO. At least one of the references has to include a recent employer.


Interested candidates MUST submit a cover letter, a detailed CV (EUROPASS), academic and employment certificates.

The applications must arrive no later than 29th March 2023 at 23h59 local time Kyiv. The CV and cover letter must be saved and clearly indicate the reference of the position. (Example : CV_ REF. IEV- PA-2022-11_NAME and Cover Letter _ REF. IEV- PA-2022-11_NAME). Only CVs in English will be accepted.

The EUROPASS application and detailed Terms of Reference are available on the EU Delegation’s website as of 15/03/2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 15/05/2023 should consider that they have not been selected.

ECHO’s national staff members observe the NS Code of Conduct as published on

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Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification

Local Agent
How to apply?

Please read the ToR available at the following link: