1.1 Project Background
World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have made a strategic decision to transition from material aid support to refugees to cash based transfers. This is driven by the increasing cost of delivering food and material aid. Close to US$12,000,000 is spent monthly on food distribution. The decision is supported by research that shows that beneficiaries make smart spending decisions that mitigate against food insecurity.
This paper will present evidence on how cash transfers empowers conflict affected populations. The evidence is based on two projects implemented by DCA in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Furthermore, the paper present evidence on how the two projects successfully linked cash and protection. 14, 520 beneficiaries (80% females) including 26 vendors benefited from the projects.
Ahead of the First Formal Consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees, 14 international NGOs and InterAction signed a statement in which they reflect on the Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees, including their recommendations to ensure that the Compact leads to a better response to the large movement of refugees, greater equity across States, and support refugees to live in safety and dignity.
DanChurchAid (DCA) invites applications for an experienced Operations Manager (OM) to support in the management of the start-up of DCA clearance operations both in North East Syria and in Iraq. This is a non-family position, based initially in Erbil, Iraq, with frequent travel, for prolonged periods of time, to programme locations. Once both programmes have been set up, the OM position may be divided into two roles, with one OM per country.
DCA invites applications for an EOD IMAS level 3 qualified or equivalent military standard Technical Advisor to support its mine action programme in Libya, with duty station in Sirte, Libya.
DCA is looking for a leader with a unique combination of skills to successfully achieve DCA’s goals; Save Lives, Build Resilient Communities and Fight Extreme Inequality.
DCA is looking for an experienced Early Recovery Coordinator (ERC) who will refer to the in-country Programme Manager and be responsible for coordination, management and implementation of DCA humanitarian response and early recovery projects and activities in North East Syria and Iraq.
The Listen Learn Act training takes learners through a fictional, scenario-based instructional experience to apply the Ground Truth Constituent Voice™ method to programme quality and accountability, focussing on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments and Sphere.
The course is currently available in English and will be available in French and Arabic early in 2017.