Programme Officer for Food Security – DanChurchAid (DCA)

(DCA), is a faith-based Danish NGO working closely with church-based as well as
secular NGOs in Uganda and in the East Africa region. Our programmes focus on
HIV/AIDS prevention and social support to people living with HIV/Aids,
political space with a strong focus on good governance, food security, as well
as humanitarian and transitional responses to conflict and natural disaster. DCA
has supported emergency relief and development programmes in Uganda since 1979.
Its current areas of operation are the Karamoja and Teso sub-regions, Rakai and
Lyatonde districts and the Kagera zone in Tanzania. DCA values a rights-based
and gender equality orientation and works to strengthen these aspects both
internally and externally. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance.
further information on DCA please visit:
Programme Officer for Food
invites applications for a position as Food Security Programme Officer to
manage its Food Security programme 2012- 2015. The programme is focused on the
Karamoja and Teso sub- regions. It is composed of a number of projects intended
to reach a common objective; the projects are mostly implemented by local
partner organisations.
Programme Officer primary function is to provide the overall management of the
food security programme and to ensure that DCA’s objectives and accountability
to its target beneficiaries and back donors is guaranteed at project
implementation level. The Programme Officer will also be the emergency response
focal person and have the responsibility of coordinating DCA response and relief
Programme Officer reports to the Programmes Coordinator. Contract
: two year renewable. Duty station: Kampala, with frequent
travelling expected. Main tasks
  • Main responsible for
    supporting the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the
    programme and projects, involving both strategic, technical and financial
  • Support partner organisations
    in identifying capacity gaps and facilitate training and other means of
    enhancing the quality of project design, implementation and management, as
    well as general compliance to back donors requirements.
  • Strengthen and support the
    mainstreaming of rights-based and gender perspectives within the
  • DCA focal person for
    emergency response to disasters.
  • Participate in the development
    of project proposals and in fundraising initiatives.
  • Take an active role in
    identifying new partners, assessing and appraising project proposals.
  • Ensure a high level of
    documentation through regular reporting, incl. programme reporting, as
    well as the required level of internal administrative tasks.
  • Promote synergies, sharing of
    lessons and experiences within DCA and with partners.
  • Participate in relevant
Key qualifications /
  • University degree in a
    relevant field
  • Strong technical background
    in the field of food security/ livelihood with at least 5 years of
    experience with implementation of programmes and projects
  • Good working knowledge of the
    Karamoja and Teso sub-regions of North Eastern Uganda
  • Experience in emergency
    response an advantage
  • Sense for quality in the work
    and a feel for policy work
  • Able to and interested in
    taking on multiple tasks of various nature (e.g. from technical support of
    partners to administrative tasks)
  • Very good analytical skills
    and capacity for strategic planning
  • Confirmed experience in
    mainstreaming gender equality and a rights-based approach, both
    theoretically and in practice.
  • Solid experience with
    national level advocacy and alliance building
  • Be solution-oriented
  • Very good interpersonal and
    communication skills, and capacity to work with a partner based approach
  • Be flexible, pro-active,
    self-motivated and able to organise work independently as well as be
    willing to work within a team
  • Computer literate
  • Fluent command of verbal and
    written English
How to apply:
apply please e-mail or post CV and cover letter explaining yefe suitability for
the position and how you meet the above competencies, include 3 work related referees
to the address below. Clearly mark in subject field or on envelope, the
position you are applying for. Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB.
date is 5 PM on Wednesday 21st March 2012.
we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic
disqualification. Note that all interested candidates are encouraged to apply,
regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status and
religious, political or ethnic affiliation, nationality. Further clarification
on the positions can be accessed on +256 7 75 49 45 19, Monday to Friday
between 10 am and 2 pm.
Human Rights House
Plot 1853, Lulume Road,
P.O. Box 11027,
Attn.: The Regional

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