Cash Assistant Job at Danish Refugee Council

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  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Company: Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Accounting Jobs in Uganda


Contributing to the Uganda Refugee Response Plan’s 2020 – 2021 strategic objective of transitioning from in-kind to cash-based assistance and in line with the inter-agency objective of providing household-level assistance to refugees through a people-centered, basic needs approach, the Uganda Cash Consortium (UCC), led by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), assists newly arrived as well as the most vulnerable long-term refugees in Uganda’s South West and West Nile regions through the provision of multi-purpose cash transfers (MPCT) as a means to address immediate, basic non-food needs.
The Cash Assistant is a key member of DRC’s field-based implementing teams for the aforementioned ECHO-funded cash project. The Cash Assistant will be 100% dedicated to the project and responsible for supporting the Team Leader and Officers with site-specific project implementation of the cash project. Under the guidance of the Team Leader and Officers, the Cash Assistant will support implementation of DRC’s ECHO-funded cash intervention in line with agreed standard operating procedures, guidance and best practices. Furthermore, the Cash Assistant will contribute to ensuring that all activities in a respective area of implementation are comprehensively planned, implemented and adapted based on ongoing monitoring and learning. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Contribute to ensuring technical compliance in activities, achievement of activities in accordance with targets, timeliness of implementation, and compliance with core protection principles and best practices, and DRC and donor regulations.
• Support in organizing and facilitating cash and market-related assessments, price monitoring and post-distribution monitoring exercises.
• Support in undertaking targeting and verification exercises. T
• Support the organization and facilitation of cash transfers, including cash-on-wheels, mobile money and bank transfers. This entails ensuring all logistical arrangements are in place for both cash recipients as well as the distributing financial service provider, coordination with other key stakeholders such as the Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR and WFP, and ensuring help desk and monitoring functions are in place and responsive.
• Support monitoring, evaluation and learning exercises agreed upon by the DRC and UCC MEAL teams.
• Collaborate with the Team Leader to design and roll-out of trainings targeting both DRC and UCC staff as well as the project’s beneficiary communities.
• Contribute to field-level inputs for internal and external reporting.
• Coordinate with Area Managers and relevant Support Services functions to support financial and operational management of the project according to DG-ECHO and DRC standards for compliance.
• Support the establishment of efficient and effective systems and procedures to monitor and demonstration of Value for Money.

Experience and technical competencies:
• Degree in a related field, such as economics, international development or the social sciences.
• A minimum of 3 years of experience working in international humanitarian and/or development aid, preferably with displaced populations.
• Technical expertise and experience in cash programming
• Analytical and planning skills
• Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, whilst maintaining technical quality
• Highly diplomatic with political awareness and understanding
• High-level communications and interpersonal skills
• Fluent in written and spoken English

Degree in economics, international development or social sciences, or comparable demonstrated practical experience.

Excellent verbal and written English.

How To Apply

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Closing Date : 23 April. 2021

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