USAID ACDI/VOCA RWANU Project Jobs – Natural Resource Management/Disaster Risk Reduction Officer

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Project Name: USAID RWANU
Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Gender
Specialist/ Cross Cutting Themes Coordinator
About ACDI/VOCA:
ACDI/VOCA is implementing the USAID-funded PL 480 Title II Development
Food Assistance Program entitled “Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture,
and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)”. The RWANU Program aims to reduce food
insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected sub-counties of
Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The Program’s strategic objectives are
(1) improved availability and access to food and (2) reduced malnutrition in
pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five. The RWANU Program takes
a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition, focusing on the first 1,000
days of life when conditional food rations will have the highest impact. RWANU
promotes diversified livelihoods strategies including linkages to market
opportunities to ensure long-term food security and resilience to food
insecurity shocks.
Job Summary: The Natural
Resource Management/Disaster Risk Reduction Officer will mainly coordinate and
implement all the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Natural Resource Management
aspects of the program, leading to improved Disaster Risk Reduction strategies
and natural resources management at program and community level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support and facilitate DRR/NRM rapid
    assessment and/or map/ identify existing community groups, opportunities,
    challenges and suggestions for improvement both at district and community
    level.
  • Perform training needs assessments for
    staff on DRR/NRM.
  • Assist in the development and/or
    strengthening of community action planning on DRR/NRM.
  • Perform advocacy and local- level
    awareness raising for community Action groups on disaster mitigation
    planning.
  • Actively facilitate community engagement
    on DRR/NRM coordination including technical participation of both men and
    women, clarifying land and resource rights and inclusion of climate change
    adaptation and mitigation.
  • Work to integrate risk reduction
    identification and early warning mechanism in program activities.
  • Build the capacity of staff on integration
    of DRR/NRM into program implementation.
  • Build the capacity of community groups in
    disaster contingency planning
  • Compile and send timely comprehensive
    weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports to your supervisor.
  • Identification of synthesis on best
    practices and lessons learnt directly with program beneficiaries.
  • Take part in other stakeholder
    coordination meetings.
  • Perform any duty as assigned from time to
    time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a good university degree in Business Studies, Rural Development,
    Development Studies or equivalent, with a minimum of three years’
  • experience.
  • A minimum of five or more years’
    professional experience in disaster risk reduction and environmental
    conservation.
  • Karamojong language skills highly
    desirable.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send
their applications (only by e-mail) addressed to the Human Resources Manager
attaching their application letters and CV to: jobs@acdivocaug.biz. Women are
encouraged to apply as ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline:  24th October, 2014
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