SENIOR EU AID VOLUNTEER - DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND EMERGENCY

Job Ref No EU-DRE | Published on Jul 15, 2020 08:00 AM

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Job Category:

 PROGRAMMES

Duty Station:

 Kampala, UG

Employment Type:

 Full-time

Salary Scale:

 Not Specified

Deadline:

 Aug 15, 2020 11:55 PM

Number of Positions:

 2

Age Limit:

 Not Specified

Description

Church of Uganda - Directorate of Household & Community transformation is one of the seven (7) directorates under Church of Uganda with a focus to support households and communities in: enhancing food and income security; mitigating the effects of climate change and enhancing environmental management; disaster risk reduction and emergency response; integrated natural resource management; and institutional strengthening and capacity enhancement. Under its strategic focus areas Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, CoU-HCT has been hosting EUAID Volunteers together with other local and national partners to strengthen capacities of communities in humanitarian response, DRR and resilience.

As Senior Volunteer Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency, you will oversee the planning and implementation of livelihoods, Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities at the community level.

For more information about this position, please follow this link; https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/senior-eu-aid-volunteer-disaster-risk-reduction-and-emergency-uganda_en

NOTE: Endeavour to fill in the Self-Assessment Questionnaire found at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/sites/eu-aid/files/vacancies/assessments/euav_self_assessment_questionnaire_en_ethiopia_2.xlsx and send it separately to euav@icco.nl. 

In addition, while applying, the nature of CV (EuroPass CV) to upload into the HR system can be found at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/sites/eu-aid/files/cvtemplate_0_0.doc

 

OPERATIONAL DETAILS & SECURITY CONTEXT:

Across the country, natural disasters continued to pose serious threats to life and livelihood, tragically demonstrated by regular prolonged droughts, landslides and floods in different parts of the country.

Security Conditions:

Although Uganda is relatively safe, there are a number of general threats to travellers. It is important that visitors and staff do not become complacent to the security risks.

Crime rates in Uganda are not high, but you should take sensible precautions particularly in Kampala. Risks include pick pocketing, and sometimes violent street crime. Visitors should avoid carrying valuables in public and restrict the amount of money that needs to be carried. Credit cards are increasingly accepted in shops and restaurants, limiting the amount of cash necessary. Avoid travelling/walking alone early in the morning. Visitors should be vigilant when withdrawing cash from ATMs. Due to high inflation and large scale unemployment many people are experiencing economic problems. There are indications that crime is on the rise, in particular just before the Christmas holidays in December.

COVID-19:
In Uganda, as of today there have been 1.025 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths (source: WHO). The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the workplace in Uganda in several ways, ICCO has developed guidelines to regulate working from the office. The guidelines are in line with the government directives and containment measures of the Netherlands and Uganda. During the Central Training in The Netherlands and during the in- country briefing, the EU Volunteers will be guided on the guidelines of ICCO regarding COVID-19 and of COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) from the Government of Uganda, especially in the refugees settlements.

The hosting organization will share a security management plan before the deployment and organizes a security briefing at the start of the deployment and a one day security training on how to reduce risks and how to handle in dangerous situations will be part of the induction program.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

You will oversee the planning and implementation of livelihoods, Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities at the community level.

  • Participate and facilitate stakeholder dialogues at local level to create awareness-raising campaigns on DRR and emergency preparedness.
  • Participate in and implement activities planned under the different projects on Climate change, DRR, Resilience and Emergency Response.
  • Participate and assist in planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating and coordination of DRR activities in CoU-HCT.
  • Regularly monitor the implementation progress of the projects and activities against the developed work plans.
  • Report and document key success stories under CoU-HCT
  • Support the Program Assistant in fulfilling the technical and financial reporting requirements of the project.
  • Document and file activities reports implemented under different projects.
  • Proactively identify funding opportunities, working with Program Officers and the Director to develop concept notes and proposals.

NOTE: An apprenticeship is not part of this role.

Requirements

Knowledge and experience

  • Qualification in the field of development studies/community development/social science/environment and natural resources management/climate change with good knowledge in resilient livelihood/ disaster management and resilience programming.
  • Good knowledge of project cycle management tools to ensure effective planning, resourcing, implementation and review of programs.
  • Knowledge of applying development issues at a project and community level.
  • Able to adapt to new environments and rural settings.
  • Experience in resource mobilisation with proven experience in proposal development.
  • Good communication and documentation skills.

Additional information

  • Able to adapt and work in an environment with a Christian setting and mutual respect of the Church of Uganda values.
  • Team player and innovative.
  • Ready and flexible to adjust to different living and working conditions in Uganda
  • Observe and respect the Church of Uganda's policies and code of conduct (to be oriented on this upon arrival).
  • Always maintain calm temperament in dealing with fellow staff and outsiders.

 

Others/Extra Details

ICCO Cooperation applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, color, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply (https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/how-apply_en) section.

Eligibility and exception criteria:

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

Availability for the following activities:

  • Training in mid-September.
  • Pre-deployment induction in ICCO Cooperation HQ in Utrecht, The Netherlands in October 2020.

 

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Learning Opportunities

  • Training before deployment.
  • Security training and pre-deployment training of ICCO in The Netherlands.
  • Participation in staff meetings and close cooperation with project staff will result in knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Opportunity to acquire experience of working at a local Christian based NGO in a developing country.

Working and Living Conditions

All costs associated with the deployment are fully covered providing a subsistence allowance, medical, travel and accommodation as well as insurance coverage. The volunteer will be based at the Church of Uganda Head Office in Namirembe hill, in a safe area in Kampala. The volunteer will work from there, with regular travels to upcountry to sub-national offices in Bududa and Kanungu districts. In the project area, the volunteer will use a safe designated hotel for accommodation.

  • Accommodation will be provided in Kampala city where you will be deployed.
  • You shall have a clean lockable room with access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The room shall be located at a reasonable distance from your main working location.
  • To the extent possible, the communication shall facilitate your integration into the community and it will enable the volunteer to interact with the expatriate community.
  • You shall have access to means of communication enabling contact to the hosting and sending organisations as well as the volunteer’s relatives.
  • When travelling in-country in other (rural) areas for work, accommodation in local hotels or guest houses will be provided for.

Working conditions:

  • Regular working hours shall not exceed 40 hours per week on average.
  • The volunteer shall have access to a dedicated working space in accordance with their task assignment and with agreed-upon safe, secure and healthy working conditions.
  • All costs will be covered for the volunteer during deployment, and this includes accommodation in-country for the entire period of deployment, travel, and monthly subsistence payments per month (317 Euros per month).

Travel:

  • A roundtrip flight from/to the home country will be provided.
  • The cost of pre-departure preparations, including medical checks, vaccinations, visas, etc., will be provided.
  • The volunteer will be covered by a travel insurance plan provided by the sending organization.

Post-deployment:
A resettlement package will be provided to the volunteer in which a standard of 100 Euros will be provided for every single month spent in-country upon return to Europe, as well as a group debriefing.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Shortlisting and Interviews:

  • 15/08/2020 - 20/08/2020

Interview Process:

  • The interviews will be held face-to-face or by an online interviewing process.

Expected decision date on the outcome:

  • 20/08/2020

 

TIMETABLE

Date of training:

  • Mid-september 2020

Apprenticeship Placement:

  • N/a

Pre-deployment preparation and induction:

  • 19 - 23 October 2020 in Utrecht, The Netherlands (tentative dates)

Deployment:

  • 01/11/2020 - 31/10/2021, Kampala, Uganda

Post-deployment activities:

  • Debriefing and follow-up

 

Sectors: 

  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Food And Nutrition
  • Livelihoods
  • Resilience
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