2 Project Assistant – Disaster Preparedness and Response INGO Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

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
Assistant – Disaster Preparedness and Response will work closely and coordinate
with the targeted beneficiaries, communal early warning and action systems,
local responders such as sub-county Disaster Management Committees and other
key stakeholders in the two districts of Arua and Lamwo respectively. The Project
Assistant will contribute to the effective implementation of the Disaster
Preparedness and Response project in Arua/Lamwo, ensuring that activities are
implemented as laid out in the agreement between DCA and the donor as well as
the cooperation agreements between DCA and the involved local partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure community mobilization and
    sensitization of beneficiaries is conducted in an organized manner and
    beneficiary profiles updated into the database as per DCA guidelines;
  • Work closely with community leaders,
    government structures during registration and verification of
    beneficiaries ensuring the laid-out selection criteria is carefully
  • Attend workshops on disaster
    preparedness and response coordination meetings organized by DCA,
    government and other partners at the District and sub-county whenever
  • Participate in the capacity building of
    implementing partners on the intervention sectors such as Cash transfer
    activities, protection activities, accountability mechanisms among others;
  • Participate in distribution of project inputs
    e.g. disaster related IEC materials to the target groups to create
    awareness on disaster preparedness; 
  • Coordinate with community, government
    structures and other NGOs during implementation of disaster preparedness
    activities (Sub county leaders, block leaders, camp commandants, Refugee
    welfare council;
  • Ensure implementation of project
    activities according to work plan, and share project progress Reports with
    the project Officer;
  • Compile monthly and quarterly progress
    reports and share with the Project Officer;
  • Organizing and facilitating 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;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid
    (DCA) Project Assistant – Disaster Preparedness and Response job placement
    must hold a Bachelor’s degree in disaster management or related
    development studies. A post graduate qualification in related field  is an added advantage
  • Three years of work experience with at
    least one-year in disaster preparedness with an INGO
  • Previous experience in coordinating with
    local community structures and working with partners is desirable
  • Proven experience with cash programming
    is an added advantage.
  • Excellent planning skills as well as
    organizational skills.
  • Ability to think critically and
  • Must be flexible and willing to perform
    other duties and work irregular hours;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
    including patience, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.
  • 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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