DanChurchAid Cash and Markets Assistant Jobs in Uganda

DanChurchAid Cash and Markets Assistant Jobs in Uganda

DanChurchAid (DCA) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of MEAL Assistant to be based in Arua, West Nile, Uganda.

As part of a project focusing on disaster preparedness, the Cash and Markets Assistant (CMA) will, under the guidance of the Senior Cash and Markets Officer, provide technical advice, guidance and support to the successful design and implementation of a capacity building project for first responders to be able to do cash based-interventions in refugee settlements in Arua and Lamwo.

The CMA will support established structures and other first responders to ensure that cash and markets interventions are planned and included in the disaster response programming.


  • Under the guidance of the SCMO, the CMA shall assist in providing oversight of all technical aspects of cash and markets programming in the DCA areas of operation in line with DCA and donor set guidelines and standards.
  • Actively contribute to the training and developing of the capacity of first responders incl. local partners and districts officials to ensure effective implementation of cash and market interventions should a disaster occur.
  • Empower first responders incl. local partners districts officials to be able to monitor and systematically track market developments, incl. markets complaints, that are responded to with timely and effective feedback.
  • Train and develop the capacity of first responders incl. local partners districts officials so they can participate in post distribution monitoring (PDM) in the zones/areas of operation.
  • If cash transfers are carried, ensure that all cash transfer activities are implemented in accordance with the quality standard and agreed implementation plan.
  • If cash transfers are carried out, closely monitor the implementation and if needed take corrective action to make sure that the cash reaches the targeted population.
  • With guidance from SCMO, ensure quality of project outputs
    through regular supervision and monitoring exercise to the project locations and provide timely and high quality project progress reports.
  • Develop effective relationships, communication and coordination with partners and other stakeholders through close interaction and consultations.
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals to ensure availability of adequate financial resources for activities beyond the current project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or other relevant field, CaLP training level 2 would be an advantage.
  • 3 years of work experience in cash and markets-based programming including e-voucher and mobile cash, CfW and market assessments.
  • Experience in supporting and facilitating capacity building, preferable in cash and including local NGOs and CBOs.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing high quality needs assessments, market assessment and analysis (including familiarity with tools such as the Rapid Assessment of Markets (RAM), Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA), Market Assessment Guidance (MAG) and/or similar tools etc.) and responsible analysis.
  • Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts and experience in humanitarian cash programming across different sectors, incl. digital financial solutions, working with mobile network operators
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th August 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; DanChurchAid Cash and Markets Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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