Fresher Livelihoods Assistant - Cash Based Interventions Non-profit Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:  Livelihood Officer

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary: The Livelihoods Assistant (Cash based interventions) will support the Livelihoods Coordinator and Livelihoods Officer in the implementation of cash based interventions in Kyaka II refugee settlement and host community. He/she will be responsible for project management, monitoring and reporting on cash based intervention in accordance with DRC programme guidelines and procedures.

Key Duties and 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
  • Conduct training on procedures followed in cash based interventions
  • Facilitate designing as well as implementation of beneficiary selection process
  • Conduct market assessment of goods and services required by POCs in cash based interventions
  • 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
  • Liaise with other sectors to ensure coordinated implementation of cash based interventions
  • 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 concept notes, work plans for cash based interventions
  • 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.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods Assistant-Cash Based Interventions job placement must hold a relevant University degree
  • Two years of experience working with community development and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Proven experience in cash based programming (planning, implementation and monitoring)
  • Ability to speak local languages (Kiswahili a key asset)
  • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

All applications should be sent to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly indicating position name in the subject line.

Deadline: 5th April 2018

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