Uganda: Community Development Assistant

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

Terms of Reference for the position of Community Development Assistant-Adjumani

I/ Background

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. In Uganda, the DRC programme provides comprehensive assistance and protection response to refugees and other vulnerable populations, supports durable solutions to protracted displacement and works to reduce armed violence (for more information go to


The Community Development Assistant (CDA) primary function is to ensure quality protection outcomes by catalyzing community actions around the PSNs, providing direct support to PSNs, and drawing from synergy with the larger community protection components

III/ Key Responsibilities AND TASKS

Project development, implementation and reporting

  • Under the supervision of the Community Services officer, contribute in drafting concept papers and proposal development
  • Identify gaps in terms of protection and community services and generate ideas to address them with strong impact for the beneficiaries.
  • Participate in PSN profiling and ongoing risks analysis in order to design adequate responses.
  • Ensure quality data collection, analysis and storage in line with the Protection Information Management principles.
  • Ensure daily implementation of community sub sector activities as planned
  • Ensure a daily monitoring of protection trend in his area of assignment
  • Make sure that all community services projects adhere to the standards and or principles of the respective thematic areas as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
  • Contribute in preparation of monthly and weekly activity and spending plans.
  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely implementation of community sub sector activities as planned
  • Contribute in drafting weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports.
  • Spontaneously draft and share flash reports on major protection incidents and risks

Coordination and representation

  • Develop relationships with a range of key stakeholders, Local Government and other stakeholders on the community services thematic areas at the field level in close liaison with the Protection and Community services Officer.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the local Community Services working groups and any other meeting as requested.
  • Close co-ordination in project implementation with partners (UN agencies and national/international NGOs), including referrals, community services gap analysis, advocacy.
  • Work closely with the other program components to maximize program output and impact.

Staff development and management

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the community services case workers and community based structures within the operational area.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support case workers – mentoring – through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles on accountability.

Support management team to:

  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct and principles of accountability.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and interventions.
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points

  • Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities

  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results.

Additional tasks

  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
  • Adhere to DRC’s code of conduct

IV/ Personal Specifications


  • A University degree in social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Training in Protection Community Services.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with PSN assistance.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.

  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.

  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness

  • Computer skills.

  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to by 3rd April 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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