Field Officer Job Vacancy at Dan Church Aid

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Field Officer Job Vacancy at Dan Church Aid

Job Description:Dan Church Aid (DCA) DCA is a Danish Humanitarian and Development organisation working to assist and empower people affected by poverty and disasters to live a life in dignity. In Ethiopia, DCA’s area of works includes humanitarian response, food security, resilience building of vulnerable community members, and  gender and capacity building of civil society organisations. DCA currently has its main office in Addis Ababa and field offices in Gambella, Bale, Afar and Waghimra.

DCA Ethiopia Office is looking for a Field Officer in DCA Operation area for its Bale Office- based in Rawitu and Dawweketchen .

Overall Job purpose:

The overall responsibility of the emergency field officer is to mobilize, organize and capacitate beneficiaries’ communities and committees, beneficiary registration and verification, undertake daily technical supervision and ensure quality of the project activities in the respective Districts. Conduct rapid need assessment of the humanitarian situation in the district regularly and share to the country office. He/she is also responsible to work with pertinent government office and maintain partnership.

Main responsibilities:

  • Prepare and regularly review the project Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and procurement plan
  • Ensure DCA ECHO   Bale humanitarian response activities are implemented in accordance with the operational plan and as per the required standard.
  • Participate in the development of clear beneficiary targeting criteria and ensure they are clearly communicated to target beneficiaries, receive feedbacks and act accordingly in consultation Project Field Office team.
  • Actively engage in humanitarian need assessment in the area on regular bases and share with field office and humanitarian team at country office as deemed as necessary.
  • Prepare and share humanitarian context situation reports on regular bases for field office and humanitarian team at country office as deemed as necessary
  • Based on the need assessment and humanitarian context in the region, develop quality concept note/project proposal and share with field office and country office humanitarian team
  • Produce separate quality reports on project launching workshop, different training, joint monitoring and review meeting with line government counterparts, baseline survey, post distribution monitoring, and end line survey in collaboration with MEAL officer and the rest of project team member.
  • Generate standard project progress/ Impact level as per the donor requirement and share with the field office on weekly, monthly, quarterly, interim, and annually as per the required quality and timeline.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visit to project sites and provide technical backstopping to community facilitators and beneficiaries.
  • Organize and facilitate various workshops and capacity building training for beneficiaries, community groups and relevant government offices on emergency response activities
  • Collect lessons learned, best practices, case studies and human-interest stories for reporting and promotional purpose and support knowledge management related to humanitarian response interventions
  • Ensure the relevant stakeholders including line government offices, and target communities are actively participating in the planning and implementation of emergency response project activities.
  • Attend and present humanitarian and/or emergency response technical meetings at District  level the regular meeting
  • Duly represent DCA in humanitarian meeting with beneficiaries and beneficiary representatives and with stakeholders at  Woreda and kebele level
  • Ensure that good working relations are maintained with beneficiaries committee, local government, and all partners, in the intervention area
  • Create and foster the spirit and culture of teamwork with in DCA team and other partners at all levels of working environment.

Vacancy Number: DCA-Eth/VA-12/2022                   

Required number: Two

Type of Contract: until March 2023

Duty Station: Bale, Rawitu and Daweketchen

Reporting to: Bale Emergency Project Coordinator

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible                      

Job Requirements:The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • A minimum of first degree level education in community development, sociology, agriculture, social works, economics and other related social science fields;
  • More than three years of relevant experience in supervisory position of years of work experience in  humanitarian programmes/projects involving DRR and resilience building initiatives.
  • Experience in mainstreaming cross-cutting issues such as environment, climate change, gender
  • Experience in linking relief and development (LRRD)
  • Strong experience in Multipurpose cash , humanitarian need assessment report writing
  • Experience of working in remote and inaccessible areas under limited supervision
  • NGO experience is highly desirable; Person Skills and Qualities:
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the local context
  • Good communication and facilitation skills with community groups and members
  • Good listener and problem-solving skill
  • Good English language skills in written and oral communication
  • Computer literate at least familiar with MS-word and excel
  • Knowledge of working language of the area is mandatory (Affaan Oromo )
  • Ability of driving motorcycle is advantageous

How To Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants should apply for the post via the below link

DCA is an equal opportunity employer and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. Please do not mention your religious or ethnic affiliation in your application.  

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