Humanitarian Coordinator NGO Careers – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:       Humanitarian Coordinator
Organization: DanChurchAid
Duty Station: Uganda
Report to: Country Director
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.
Job Summary:  The Humanitarian Coordinator will oversee and
take lead of DCA’s humanitarian activities in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide management oversight for the DCA
    office in Yumbe Staff management of at least 6 staff (program and
  • In charge of program development and
    delivery of services. Using the existing secured funds, this position will
    design and lead the implementation of DCA’s first phase response with local
    partners, including assistance on needs assessment and program design.
  • Roll-out the DCA e-food project involving
    the use of electronic voucher and mobile technology for cash transfers
  • Support on coordination within ACT Uganda
    Forum members in Yumbe
  • Serve as a donor liaison and
    representation in all relevant local fora in Yumbe, Adjumani, and Arua.
  • Fundraising, including program and project
    design and leading the development of project proposals, together with
    other staff of the DCA in Kampala and HQ.
  • Ensure close cooperation and exchange of
    information within the ACT Alliance including collaboration on appeals and
    other joint humanitarian responses
  • Offer support in the preparation and
    implementation of any reviews of DCA initial emergency response in Yumbe.
  • Build the capacity and work with DCA
    partners and ACT members
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid
    Humanitarian Coordinator job placement must be an experienced humanitarian
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar
    management position.
  • Ability to enter a chaotic environment and
    navigate in a rapidly changing set of actors to establish humanitarian
    programs, expand operational capacity (currently a staff of 6), and
    deliver results, including fundraising as well as service delivery.
  • Prior experience in Cash Transfer
    Programming experience is mandatory
  • Specific sectoral experience in
    livelihoods and nutrition is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is a must.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should mail their
applications letters, together with updated CVs and contact details of three
work-related references, to with the subject line as:
“Humanitarian Coordinator.”
Deadline: 2nd October

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