Industry: Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization(NGO)
Salary Range: Monthly basic salary range is KES 315,409 (minimum corresponding to 5 years’ experience and subject to local tax law)
Client: EU DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS (ECHO)
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS (ECHO)
ECHO Field Network
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. ECHO works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations 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.
ECHO is recruiting one National Staff to be based in Nairobi as an Information Communication Assistant.
1. Duties & Responsibilities
The ICA will be based in Nairobi, with field visits within the region, when required and he/she will ensure that the general public, beneficiaries, DG ECHO partners, local and national authorities as well as regional organisations are informed of the nature and extent of the humanitarian operations funded by the European Commission. He/ She will contribute through his/ her work to enhance the visibility and knowledge of DG ECHO operations funded in the region.
Information and communication:
Working with partners:
A detailed Terms of references (including competencies and more detailed tasks) are available at https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/vacancies_en?f%5B0%5D=vacancy_site%3AKenya&f%5B1%5D=vacancy_site%3AKenya&s=352
2. Required Qualifications
Education: A relevant first level university degree or equivalent professional experience.
Knowledge and experience:
Languages: An excellent command of English (written and oral). Good knowledge of French and Swahili is an advantage.
3. Required Skills
A high-level conduct in service, drive for results, excellent communication skills, capacity to work with others, adaptability and Flexibility and good organizational skills.
4. How to apply
Applications, including a motivation letter, a detailed CV, copy(ies) of academic and employment certificates, and copy of an article or link to an article that you have published, should be uploaded at https://ats.flexi-personnel.com/jobs/214/ECHO-%20Information%20and%20Communication%20Assistant%20(Group%20II)%20(Nairobi,%20Kenya) by COB on 05/02/2023. The vacancy reference REF: “ECHO/ICA/NBO” must be clearly indicated in the subject line. This position is open to nationals and other residents of Kenya with a 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.
For information, the employment conditions that could be proposed includes an initial contract of one year with the possibility of renewal subject to a 3 months’ probationary period and after positive annual evaluation. As an indication, the monthly basic salary range is KES 315,409 (minimum corresponding to 5 years’ experience and subject to local tax law). The salary will be adapted according to the exact duration of relevant professional experience supported by a work certificate (two years of relevant experience account for one step in DG ECHO’s salary grid). In addition to this, the employee will also receive a housing allowance, disability/retirement allowance, 13th month salary as well as a medical coverage.
ECHO employees observe the National Staff code of Conduct which is available on the link:https://ec.europa.eu/echo/system/files/2019-09/code_of_conduct_for_national_staff.pdf
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who will not have been contacted by 30/03/2023 should consider that they have not been selected. Any form of canvassing, soliciting, or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification.
Shortlisted candidates who are successful in the written test and who make it to the oral interview phase but are not to the final selection, could be included (depending on the results of the oral interview) in a reserve list and can be considered if a new procedure takes place for a similar post in the next 12 months.
“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.
The Authority Authorised to Conclude Contracts (AACC) reserves itself the right to amend the job requirements in line with the local labour market conditions.
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