DanChurchAid Uganda Jobs 2022 – Disaster Preparedness and Response Officer

DanChurchAid Uganda Jobs 2022

Job Title: Disaster Preparedness and Response Officer – DanChurchAid Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: DanChurchAid (DCA)

Duty Station: Zombo

Reports to: DPR Manager



DanChurchAid (DCA) Profile:

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:

Working under the supervision of the DPR-Manager, the DPR-Officer will take active part in the implementation of the ECHO funded project that aims to invigorate, further develop, and manage disaster preparedness and response activities to reduce the impact of sudden epidemics, refugee influx or natural disasters and secure a quick and efficient local first response. Support first responders such as District Disaster Management Committees, Sub County Disaster Management Committees, volunteers, VHTs, local NGOs and other local resources in Zombo District which is the key area of implementation. Work closely and coordinate with the local responders and other key stake holders such as Disaster Management Committees, Office of the Prime Minister, DPR platforms and District local government offices and institutions at district level, securing a strong link to the first responders.



Roles and responsibilities:

Project Implementation and Management

  • The PO will be responsible 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensure quality of project outputs through regular supervision and monitoring exercise to the project locations Provide timely and high-quality project progress reports.
  • Develop effective relationships, communication and coordination with partners and other stakeholders through close interaction and consultations.
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals to ensure availability of adequate financial resources for activities beyond the current project.
  • Facilitate baseline and end line surveys with support from the monitoring and evaluation team on Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Document lessons learned, best practices, cases studies and support knowledge management
  • Provide recommendations and show initiative on improvement of the work process if needed.


  • Manage, train, and build the capacity of Disaster Preparedness and Response Assistants.
  • Participate in regular staff and officers’ meetings.
  • Supervise the performance of the Disaster Preparedness and Response assistant and provide timely technical and managerial support.
  • Ensure, in liaison with Project Manager that team operate in a secure environment and comply with security procedures and policies.
  • Ensure optimal use of human resources, including promotion of teamwork and securing adequate training of staff and promotion of talented staff.

Reporting and Accountability

  • Maintain an open dialogue with the beneficiaries to promote transparency and accountability including contributing to and implementing the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
  • Identify, document, and disseminate best practices gained from DPR interventions in the areas of operation.
  • Share responsibility to maintain refugee community participation mechanisms in the camp, ensuring that the voices of men, women, boys and girls and groups with specific needs are heard and represented.

Representation and Coordination

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with DCA staff, national and local authorities, international and national organizations as well as technical focal points in food security and Markets development, coordinate all planned projects with other implementing partners (IPs), OPM, and donors to ensure consistency with cluster priorities.
  • Represent DCA in relevant forums e.g., clusters, coordination structures with OPM, donors and NGOs in agreement with the project manager.




  • 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 (3) years implementation experience in disaster preparedness with an INGO.
  • Experience in networking and managing partnerships, building capacity of local organizations and government institutions.
  • Ability in providing surge capacity, particularly 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 for DanChurchAid Uganda Jobs 2022

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the DanChurchAid (DCA) should apply online through the link below.

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Closing Date: 27th May 2022



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