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Humanitarian Emergency Coordinator Job at Uganda Episcopal Conference - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Humanitarian Emergency Coordinator

Jobs at:
Uganda Episcopal Conference

Deadline of this Job:
June 15th, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Background
Caritas Uganda is the Socio-pastoral and development arm of the Uganda Episcopal Conference based at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat in Nsamba, Kampala. lts Vision is: “that they may have life and have it in its fullness" (John 10:10), and mission is “to work towards a peaceful and prosperous society where social justice, love, solidarity, reconciliation and economic justice prevails”. Caritas Uganda is a member of the Caritas lnternational Confederation whose headquarters are in Rome, serving humanity in many countries globally. Locally, Caritas Uganda works through its vast network of Caritas established in all 19 Catholic Dioceses in Uganda. Our core mandate is development and emergency response.
Currently the organisation main focus is on South Sudanese refugee’s influx in Uganda. The programmes core area of intervention in the emergency situation is food security and livelihoods, both agricultural and non-agricultural, health and sanitation, peace building and income generation intervention for women and Youth, are being implemented among refugee and host communities. Caritas Uganda is therefore looking for a person for the position of an Emergency Coordinator.
Job Purpose
Under the overall supervision of the National Director, the Humanitarian Emergency Coordinator will perform operational guidance of the field officers and coordinate the implementation and follow—up of Caritas Uganda emergency, rehabilitation, and resilience strategies in the affected dioceses. The coordinator will exhibit the spirit of passion to the cause of the displaced and marginalised persons.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Conducts assessments, reviews, and interpret results and recommend appropriate actions in the face of emergencies within Uganda.
  • Lead, coordinate and supervise the implementation of emergency projects of Caritas Uganda
  • Coordinate and liaise with partners and stakeholders represent Caritas in interagency coordination meetings and programming exercises undertaken by the humanitarian actors
  • Strategic planning and project development
  • support Caritas Uganda in resources mobilization for emergency programmes. Lead in identification of strategic priorities for Caritas role in emergencies within the Country.
  • Reviews and updates policies, programs, and procedures ensuring inclusion of any new emergency requirements both national and international.
  • Monitor and report as per Caritas Uganda and Caritas International Humanitarian response principles and guidelines
  • Assist in setting up emergency assessment and response teams immediately to address new emergencies and build capacity of diocesan emergency team.
  • Perform other related duties as required
Minimum requirement
  • Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to the mandate of the Organization.
  • 5 years of experience in humanitarian emergency contexts
  • 5 years of professional experience in coordinating humanitarian projects
  • Good written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Foundation in programme formulation, planning, implementation, management and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.
Job application procedure
Interested persons should apply to the Secretary General at Uganda Catholic Secretariat (UCS), Plot 672, Hanlon Road - Nsamhya Hill. P.0. Box 2886, KAMPALA, Uganda. A full CV and copies of academic transcripts and certificates should be provided; and three professional referees, one of whom should be a former employer. Candidates with incomplete information will not be short-listed for interview. Closing Date: June 15th, 2017. Only hand delivered applications shall be considered.