Name: Mwaka Denis
Organisation: UN OCHA
Role: Information Management Assistant
UN OCHA (2005-2008) Information Management Assistant (May 2005 to September 2008 Gulu/Amuru--Karamoja October 2008 ongoing) Responsible for the update of the information on the Contact List database, working in close collaboration with all partners working in the affected Districts of Gulu/Amuru and Karamoja region Responsible for disseminating reports produced by the contact list databases via several communication means such as Google Groups, OCHA website, email lists hard copies during meetings. Responsible for the update of the information on the Who-What-Where database (3Ws) working in close collaboration with the clusters/sector working groups on the compilation of the information collected by them. Responsible for disseminating reports produced by the 3Ws via several communication means such as Google Groups, OCHA website, email lists hard copies during meetings. Working in close collaboration with the National GIS officer in OCHA Kampala to gather any relevant data that contributes to the elaboration of better maps and layers Responsible for Mapping of Humanitarian situations in Northern Uganda/Karamoja region and disseminating the information to relevant authorities/partners Focal point person for meeting calendar updates and ensuring that all relevant meetings held in the affected areas are displayed on the calendar by sending reminders for meetings Responsible in OCHA Office for inputting all relevant documents elaborated by the office or received from other partners into File Management Document System (FiDMS) and Google Web Support to other field Offices such Gulu, Amuru, Kitgum and Pader Maintained and administered office network, maintained updated record of ICT equipment, IT Preventive maintenance and given users support and trainings Support OCHA programme activities and coordination Focal person for administrative responsibilities ICRC (2004-2005) Economic Security Field Officer Responsible for Planning, Supervised field activities, monitored the programmes, evaluated the progress of economic security department programmes Responsible for taking GPS coordinates and frequently Mapped ICRC activities in Northern Uganda Focal Person ICRC Security contact person UNOCHA (2002-2004) Volunteer Data Entry Clerk Attended security meetings, reported and mapped security incidences in Northern Uganda Developed and Maintained UN Agencies/NGOs activities database in Gulu District “who what where” (3Ws) Actively participated in Sector/DDMC coordination meetings and provided reports for the meetings Actively participated in the Consolidated Appeal Process/CHAP processes in Gulu Focal person for administrative responsibilities WFP/NRC (2001-2002) Volunteer Food Distribution Point Supervisor Accomplished supervisory roles as a distribution point supervisor and been able to provide timely report as required Focal person in the Emergency Food Security Assessment My current professional interests are connected to humanitarian relief and development, the provision of security and livelihoods for displaced populations, project management and evaluation. I have extensive experience working with the UN and NGO sector (including UN OCHA and ICRC) in high-risk environments. I am committed to evidence-based interventions, having been trained to work with geospatial and statistical data packages. My skill-set also includes basic training in security and safety management as well as proficiency in multiple languages.