Uganda Red Cross Society Programme Assistant - Cash Transfer - Jobs in Uganda

Uganda Red Cross Society Programme Assistant - Cash Transfer - Jobs in Uganda

Title:Programme Assistant - Cash Transfer (3 positions)
Grade:UR 7
Reports:Program Officer - Cash Transfer
Location:Imvepi Refugee Settlement, Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement & Palabek Refugee Settlement.
Duration:One (1) year with possibility of renewal

Job Purpose:

Under the guidance of the Program Officer Cash Transfer, the Program Assistant – Cash Transfer will be responsible to ensure the project has achieved its intended objective in the respective refugee settlements of Imvepi, Rwamwanja and Palabek. She/he will be responsible for coordinating with other consortium partners regarding multipurpose cash transfer activities as well as participate in monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project activities.

She/he will establish good working relationships with all consortium members and other partners working in these refugee settlements and with the community local and government representatives. The Programme Assistant - Cash Transfer will also ensure the coordination of effective delivery of materials/inputs, conduct registration of complaints, and ensure proper distribution and documentation of project related items.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To implement the cash consortium related project activities by preparing detailed work plans and ensure proper implementation of planned activities within the project time frame.
  • Work closely with the Program Officer - Cash Transfer technically and administratively with respective Branch Managers and other field staff.
  • Oversee efficient and effective implementation of the URCS consortium project activities as per the project work plan.
  • Participate in conducting project related training and meetings in the Imvepi, Rwamwanja and Palabek refugee settlements.
  • Actively participate by organizing, guiding and working alongside consortium partners and selected volunteers to facilitate conduct surveys and assessments in Imvepi, Rwamwanja and Palabek refugee settlements.
  • Working with consortium members to actively coordinate preparation and conducting post distribution monitoring (PDM) to ensure the program quality and collect lesson learnings.
  • Coordinate URCS project volunteers and conducting quarterly quality assurance meetings at settlement level.
  • Ensure complaints and feedback regarding the project and URCS at large are received, documented and acted upon on a timely manner.
  • To coordinate and facilitate the distribution of project items to target beneficiaries and ensure adequate documentation of the same.
  • Organize and share the weekly and monthly progress plan/reports according to URCS standard formats.
  • Ensure that the program resources are implemented in a transparent and accountable manner and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
  • Establish and maintain transparent and functional relationships with target communities, consortium partners and other actors working within the refugee settlements and the government representatives.
  • When need be, participate in different representations or coordination meetings at the settlements and district level on behalf of URCS.

    Minimum qualifications, working experience and competencies:
    Education Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, Community Development, SWASA or a related field from a reputable organisation;
  • Training on Cash and Voucher Assistance
  • Training in Cash and Voucher Assistant is an added advantage.

    Working experience
  • Relevant work experience in the profession will be an added advantage;

    Core Competencies
  • Stakeholder management
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Communication
  • Technology awareness
  • Change capability and adaptability
  • Manage resources

    Essential Knowledge & Skills
  • High level of integrity;
  • Pro-active in responding to changes in context and in communicating with internal colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Strong skills in team/institutional capacity building, facilitation and collaborative problem solving approaches;
  • Excellent diplomatic and relationship building skills;
  • Very good interpersonal skills and cultural and politico-social sensitivity is preferable;
  • Good organizational, administrative and logistical skills;
  • Good leadership skills and ability to work on own initiative and to solve problems;
  • Able to manage field teams dispersed across multiple locations
  • Innovative thinking and analytical ability;
  • Strong demonstrated skills working with external partners and bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal;
  • Working, at times, under tight deadlines;
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor others to develop specific knowledge and skills, with a positive attitude towards learning & sharing.

    How to Apply

    Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms, academic transcripts, and certificates should be e-mailed to; or hand-delivered, and or by post to:

    The Secretary-General,
    Uganda Red Cross Society,
    Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,
    P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

    The closing date for receipt of the applications is 15th August 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

    Due to large volumes of applications; only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
    Please specify your preferred location
    N.B: URCS Service volunteers are encouraged to apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Uganda Red Cross Society Programme Assistant - Cash Transfer Jobs in Uganda

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