21 June 2017

EU Aid Junior Volunteer Jobs - DanChurchAid (DCA)

Organization: DanChurchAid (DCA)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based Danish INGO working closely with church-based as well as secular NGOs in Uganda and in the Great Lakes region. Their programmes cover two main areas: Active Citizenship with a strong focus on good governance and democratization, and Food Security including Humanitarian and Transitional Responses to conflict and natural disaster. DanChurchAid has supported emergency relief and development programmes in Uganda since 1979. DanChurchAid works through partners and with a gender-inclusive rights-based approach, which is mainstreamed throughout all DanChurchAid programme types as well as within the organization.

About EU Aid Volunteers:
EU Aid Volunteers brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries,  providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. The EU Aid Volunteers programme offers:
  • Opportunities for European citizens to become EU Aid Volunteers in humanitarian projects worldwide, showing solidarity with those who most need it,
  • Professional support by trained and well-prepared volunteers to communities affected by disaster,
  • Capacity building for local staff and volunteers of organisations in countries hit by disasters,
  • Technical assistance for organisations based in Europe to strengthen their capacity to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Build the capacities of the Diocese staff in the areas of DRR and Emergency response
  • Actively contribute to the strengthening of the Diocese in planning and implementation of DRR activities
  • Work closely with the Diocesan planning officer in the coordination of DRR programmes in the Diocese
  • Meet regularly with Diocesan staff to advise on DRR strategies that may contribute to mitigating disasters in Uganda
  • Document and disseminate disaster related information to the relevant stakeholders
  • The volunteer shall present regular DRR reports to the PDR Coordinator
  • Identify funding opportunities for DRR programmes
  • Provide support the development of DRR grant applications and submit them to the relevant development partners 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Volunteer job opportunity should have three years’ experience in humanitarian aid and disaster management topics.
  • Extensive knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction approaches and broader resilience building especially at community level is an asset.
  • Proven ability in working with development partners supporting communities’ efforts towards achieving self-reliance, generating and building on their resources sustainably.
  • Proven experience of working abroad with local partners in different cultural settings.
  • Proven experience and skills in guiding, training and facilitation in multi-cultural group settings.
  • Proven knowledge and ability to apply methods of and tools for assessing needs, in order to identify the areas to be targeted in further capacity building.
  • Able to understand, describe, maintain and analyse the various stages of a project cycle in humanitarian aid, including the needs assessment, master proposal and budget development, and the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of a project.
  • Capable of coping with stressful situations and capable of overcoming difficulties.
  • Adapts calmly and reacts constructively to changing situations and constraints. Is able to identify and prevents risks during a project.
  • The candidate is able to adapt to living conditions where resources are very limited and the level of comfort is low.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English are needed.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download and fill in the following documents i.e. Application Form, CV Form and EUAV Self Assessment Questionnaire. You should upload the documents at the link below.


Deadline: 13th July, 2017


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