DRC NGO Livelihoods Assistant - Cash Programme Jobs in Uganda

DRC NGO Livelihoods Assistant - Cash Programme Jobs in Uganda

Overall purpose of the role:

The Livelihoods Assistant - Cash programme will support the Livelihoods Coordinator and Livelihoods Officer in the implementation of cash based intervention in Kyaka II refugee settlement.

He/she will be responsible for project management, monitoring and reporting on cash based intervention in accordance with DRC programme guidelines and procedures.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Sensitize the community about cash-based interventions
  • Conduct assessment of needs and capacities of community for cash based interventions
  • Follow procedures and guidelines in implementation of cash-based interventions, and support in developing learning for improved cash strategies
  • Assess potential risks to recipients for cash based interventions and work with protection and other colleagues to ensure risk mitigation is integrated into programming
  • Identify skills and knowledge gaps related to community based interventions among Livelihoods
  • Field extension workers and address them through training and capacity building
  • Ensure that cash based intervention are implemented in accordance with project design and within the approved budgets, and in accordance with DRC policies and strategies including adherence to the recommended standards and commitments to accountability and quality.
  • Write timely quality; weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports
  • Contribute to the formulation of project proposals on cash based intervention
  • Develop key relationships with other cash actors to develop joint learning.
  • Staff development and management
  • Manage field based staff, volunteers, and community participants.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

    Experience and Technical Competencies:
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with community development and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Proven experience in cash based programming
  • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries
  • Competence using information technology including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently and open to scrutiny.
  • Strong empathy skills and genuine care and respect for needs of others especially female refugees and people with special needs.
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning and team building and facilitating skills. Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.
  • Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed.

    Desirable
  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Knowledge of refugee crisis.

    Education:
  • The ideal
    candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods Assistant should hold a bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, market and business related course.

    Languages:
  • Fluency in English and local language a plus (especially Kiswahili)

    Key stakeholders:
  • Internal: DRC Staffs
  • External: Beneficiaries, OPM, District Line Ministries &UNHCR.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
  • We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 1st June 2019.
  • Please note that this is a non-family duty station
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
  • Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
  • DRC as an employer
  • By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries.
  • We pride ourselves on our:
    Professionalism, impact & expertise
    Humanitarian approach & the work we do
    Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
    Culture, values & strong leadership
    Fair compensation & continuous development
  • Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.
  • DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
  • DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Livelihoods Assistant - Cash Programme Jobs in Uganda
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