Environment and Energy Assistant Job Vacancies – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:    Environment and Energy Assistant

Organization: DanChurchAid (DCA)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Head of Humanitarian Operations (HoHO)


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:  Working under the responsibility of the Environment and Energy Officer, the Environment and Energy Assistant will assist in the successful implementation of environment and Energy interventions, including community mobilization, beneficiary registration and verification, and monitoring of and support to field activities. The Assistant will also support the quality and timely implementation of the activities in compliance with DCA standards and budgets.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the quality of project outputs through being on-site in the communities as per the work plan, monitoring project activities and supporting and pushing to achieve results as necessary.
  • Ensure that the beneficiary communities are participating as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • Conducting environmental awareness campaigns.
  • Supervising construction and distribution of energy saving stoves at household and institutional levels.
  • Responsible for the establishment of woodlots in area of operation and maintaining the existing woodlots.
  • Supervising and monitoring the central tree nursery site operations and ensure quality seedlings are raised.
  • Mentor and train community environment workers and VHTs in environmental related issues.
  • Work closely with District Local Government, Refugee Welfare Council, Local Environment committees, School ECO Clubs, Local Leaders and OPM in implementation of all planned activities.
  • Providing technical support and guidance to Tree Nursery workers.
  • When in the field, take initiative and corrective action to address problems and issues arising from dialogue with communities and beneficiaries.
  • Working together with the MEAL Assistant, help to gather data using the field monitoring tools.
  • Collect lessons learned, best practices, case studies and support knowledge management.
  • Show initiative. Put beneficiaries and host communities first. Be a team player. Make suggestions for improvement to project implementation. Work with communities in a way that shows them dignity and respect. Listen to their concerns with an open heart. Prepare timely activity, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports. Contribute to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned processes.  Prepare and submit weekly action plan to the supervisor.
  • Participate in assessments, surveys, and other monitoring and evaluation and project reporting needs.
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points.
  • In collaboration with community representatives, undertake detailed situational analysis and propose appropriate project implementation approaches.
  • Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities.
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results.
  • Represent DCA in zonal sector coordination and inter-agency meetings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Environment and Energy Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management, Environmental science, Natural Resources Management or Forestry from recognized Institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in implementing environmental conservation related activities.
  • Experience in using mobile technologies, including MMT.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write good reports and facilitate trainings.
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Ability to work in the field and should hold a Valid Riding license.
  • Knowledge of local languages.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 27th May 2021


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