Project Manager – Disaster Preparedness and Response NGO Careers – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Organisation: DanChurchAid
Duty Station: 
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
Job Summary:  The Project Manager – Disaster Preparedness
and Response is responsible for the overall management and implementation of
the Disaster Preparedness and Response project in Arua and 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Leading the project team and as a
    manager provide the necessary guidance and support to team members;
  • Ensuring compliance to DCA, donor and
    Government of Uganda policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Securing efficient monitoring of quality
    implementation, including timely preparation and submission of project
    reports as well as making sure, that the allocated budget is used
    according to the agreements with donor and partners;
  • Ensuring an efficient, timely and well
    executed response to any kind of disasters within the target area;
  • Planning and conducting simulation
    exercises to test the effectiveness of the contingency plans and actions;
  • Creating awareness in local communities
    on the need for disaster preparedness and the need for a functional Early
    Warning and Early Action system;
  • Establish the infrastructure, capacity
    and process’ necessary for prepositioning of stock.
  • Conducting capacity development and
    offering support to first responders in all relevant areas such as cash,
    WASH, NFIs etc.
  • Organising and participating in
    coordination meetings with relevant stakeholder, nationally and locally;
  • Coordinating and participating in
    advocacy events at national and local level in close collaboration with
    local partners;
  • Organising 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 Manager – Disaster Preparedness and Response job placement
    must hold a Bachelor’s degree in disaster management or related
    development studies. A Master’s degree is an added advantage;
  • Efficient leadership performance with at
    least five years management experience in implementing disaster
    preparedness with an INGO
  • Experience in networking and managing
    partnerships, building capacity of local organisations and government
  • Ability in providing surge capacity, in
    particular in the early stages of the disaster response operations.
  • Proven experience with cash is an added
  • Excellent strategic planning skills as
    well as analytical and organizational skills. Ability to think critically
    and creatively;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple
    priorities, deadlines and tasks efficiently. 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.
  • DCA is looking for a dynamic PM with a
    proven ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced
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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