Project Officer – Disaster Preparedness and Response NGO Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

 

Job Title:    Project Officer – Disaster
Preparedness and Response

Organization: DanChurchAid
(DCA)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Project
Manager (PM

 

About US:

DanChurchAid is a
faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark, and founded in 1922. Our key competencies are food
security and food crisis response, humanitarian cash transfer programming,
civil society development and humanitarian mine action. DCA is a member of the
ACT Alliance, which is a faith-based, non-missionary humanitarian alliance, and
one of the five largest NGO Alliances in the world with a combined turnover of
over 1.5 billion USD annually.

 

Job Summary:  With guidance from the PM and collaboration
with the other team members, the PO is responsible for the implementation of
the Disaster Preparedness and Response project in Arua 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:

·        
Responsible
in Arua for implementation of the project interventions including community
mobilization sensitization and ensuring that the project integrates refugee and
host community approaches.

·        
Closely
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.

·        
Coordinate
with other stake holders including the DDMCs to profile hazards and update the
district contingency plans.

·        
Attend
disaster preparedness coordination meetings on monthly. Quarterly and bi-annual
basis; Coordinate and implement Cash Transfer Programming for intended
beneficiaries

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

·        
Ensure
quality of project outputs through regular supervision and monitoring exercise
to the project sites.

·        
Organize
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.

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

·        
Manage,
train and build the capacity of the disaster preparedness assistants under your
supervision.

·        
Coordinating
and participating in advocacy events at national and local level in close
collaboration with local partners.

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

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA)
Project Officer – Disaster Preparedness and Response job 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.

·        
Efficient
leadership performance with at least three -year implementation experience in
disaster preparedness with an INGO.

·        
Experience
in networking and managing partnerships, building capacity of local
organisations and government institutions.

·        
Ability
in providing surge capacity, in particular in the early stages of the disaster
response operations. Proven experience with cash programming is an added
advantage.

·        
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.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their CV and cover letter via the application link
provided below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 11th November 2020

 

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