European Union EU Aid Junior Volunteer Careers - 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:  
  • The Junior Volunteer  will 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 a background in humanitarian aid and disaster management, development studies, and / or a related relevant educational background.
  • Previous experience with working abroad within the humanitarian, development or social setting, preferably in the local in-country context.
  • Extensive knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction approaches and broader resilience building especially at community level is an asset.
  • Knowledge of diverse methods of building organisational capacity in circumstances where resources are limited.
  • Knowledge of Project cycle management
  • Previous experience and skills in guiding, training and facilitation in multi-cultural group settings.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to formulate and propose actions in a convincing way based on the gaps identified.
  • Ability in working with development and humanitarian partners to support communities’ efforts towards achieving self-reliance, generating and building on their resources sustainably.
  • 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 prevent 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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