DanChurchAid Project Assistant - Disaster Preparedness and Response Jobs in Uganda

DanChurchAid Project Assistant - Disaster Preparedness and Response Jobs in Uganda

DanChurchAid (DCA) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of MEAL Assistant to be based in Arua, West Nile, Uganda.

DCA is seeking two Project Assistants (PA) that can assist in the implementation of a newly initiated project in West Nile region that aims to 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.


  • 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 followed;
  • Attend workshops on disaster preparedness and response coordination meetings organized by DCA, government and other partners at the District and subcounty whenever required;
  • 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;


  • A bachelor’s degree in disaster management or related development studies. A post graduate qualification in related field is an added advantage
  • 3 years of work experience with at least one-year in disaster preparedness with an INGO
  • 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 creatively;
  • 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

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th August 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; DanChurchAid Project Assistant - Disaster Preparedness and Response Jobs in Uganda

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