2 Project Officer – Disaster Preparedness and Response NGO Job Vacancies – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:     Project Officer – Disaster
Preparedness and Response (2 Job Vacancies)

Organisation: DanChurchAid

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Project Manager

About US:

DanChurchAid (DCA)
is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA has supported development and
humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years, working in partnership with
local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in
Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil
society development.

Job Summary:   The Project
Officer – Disaster Preparedness and Response is responsible for the
implementation of the Disaster Preparedness and Response project in Arua/Lamwo,
ensuring that results are archived as laid out in the agreement between DCA and
the donor as well as the cooperation agreements between DCA and the involved
local partners.

DCA is seeking a
Project Officer (PO) that under the supervision of the Project Manager will be
an active part of the implementation of a newly initiated project in West Nile
region that aims to invigorate, further develop and manage disaster
preparedness and response activities to reduce the impact of sudden epidemics,
refugee influx or natural disasters and secure a quick and efficient local
first response.

The project will
support first responders such as Local and District Disaster Management
Committees, local NGOs and other local resources in Arua and Lamwo which are
the key areas of implementation. The Project officer will work closely and
coordinate with the local responders and other key stake holders such as
Disaster Management Committees, Office of the Prime Minister, DDR platforms and
District local government offices and institutions at district level in the
district of Arua/ Lamwo, securing a strong link to the first responders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

in Arua/Lamwo for implementation of the project interventions including
community mobilization sensitization and ensuring that the project integrates
refugee and host community approaches;

follow up on day to day implementation of disaster preparedness project
activities and take corrective action to achieve key result indicators on
disaster preparedness and other project targets and goals as specified in work
plan and log frame;

with other stake holders including the DDMCs to profile hazards and update the
district contingency plans;

disaster preparedness coordination meetings on monthly. Quarterly and bi-annual

to the development or review of M&E tools to capture key project
deliverables (indicators, activities) outline in the project document;

quality of project outputs through regular supervision and monitoring exercise
to the project sites;

and facilitate workshops to ensure that lessons learnt and good practice from
disaster management in the region are compiled and used to improve future
planning, programming and implementation;

advice and guidance to partners to ensure project beneficiary communities are
participating as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of

train and build the capacity of the disaster preparedness assistants under your

and participating in advocacy events at national and local level in close
collaboration with local partners;

the project manager with project progress reports on a monthly, quarterly and
annual basis to update the U-NIEWS bulletin;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Project Officer – Disaster
Preparedness and Response job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in disaster
management or related development studies. A masters or post graduate diploma
in the related field is an added advantage;

Four years
of implementation experience in disaster preparedness with an INGO;

in networking and managing partnerships, building capacity of local
organisations and government institutions;

in providing surge capacity, in particular in the early stages of the disaster
response operations.

experience with cash programming is an added advantage;

strategic planning skills as well as analytical and organizational skills.

to think critically and creatively;

ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks efficiently.

Must be
flexible and willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours;

interpersonal skills, including patience, willingness to listen and respect for

Must be
capable of working both individually and as part of a team;

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the DanChurchAid (DCA) in
the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 18th August 2019

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