22 May 2017

Senior Cash Transfer Officer NGO Jobs - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:        Senior Cash Transfer Officer  
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda

About Us:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.

Job Summary: The Senior Cash Transfer Officer is tasked with cash-transfer programming, voucher programming, in-kind distributions or the provision of agricultural inputs in emergency response and ensuring food security, environmental, energy and livelihoods in a post emergency contexts. These activities are designed to help people to restore their economic assets lost during the crisis, People meet basic needs and avoid negative coping strategies, People are food secure, People generate income and assets, as well as Women use and control resources and assets. The Senior Cash Transfer Officer is the primary field-level position for IRC’s Economic Recovery and Development programme. The UNHCR programme is a 3 to 12 month multispectral programme to support vulnerable refugee and host community households to meet their immediate needs and reduce the risks for PSNs. The Officer will spend most of his/her time in the field, identifying target communities, establishing relationships with community leaders, overseeing field-level operations, such as the delivery of materials, registration of beneficiaries, complaints and payment to beneficiaries. The Senior Cash Transfer Officer is the central interface between the ERD Manager and the IRC field team, administrators, vendors and partners. As the program lead, the Senior Officer’s first responsibility is overseeing the day to day implementation of Cash and Livelihoods programming for PSN and the Managers who are in the field working with communities and beneficiaries. The senior officer is expected to travel to the field frequently for coordination, implementation support, programme monitoring and field-level decision making.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Programme Implementation:
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to implement and/or assist in community delivery of program activities
  • Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues
  • Keenly monitor progress against programme work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential  delays
  • Prepare Purchase Requests for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized
  • Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation
  • Identify beneficiary communities
Programme Monitoring & Reporting:
  • Ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and timely data collection for beneficiary questionnaires, regular market monitoring, post-distribution surveys, and vendor spot-checks
  • Produce/contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements.
  • Provide support in the collection of data, assessments and proposal development for the sector. 
Coordination & Representation:
  • Work collaboratively with IRC supply chain and finance staff as required to process Purchase Requests and Payment Vouchers
  • As requested undertake/participate in liaison, coordination, and information sharing activities with UNHCR, OPM and other organizations
  • Other
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the IRC Health Information Assistant job placement should hold a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science, Business Administration, Economics, Agriculture, Food Security, Public Health, or related field.
  • At least two to five years’ experience in leading teams in a humanitarian context, preferably during an emergency.
  • A minimum of three years of technical experience implementing cash transfer, cash for work, or cash voucher programs. Additional technical experience in micro-enterprise development, agricultural labor market strengthening, and value-chain or market analysis highly preferred. 
  • Specialized training in value chain development,
  • Business skills or cash programming is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in facilitating technical trainings and workshops related to emergency response, food security or livelihoods.
  • Proven abilities in managing teams, monitoring staff performance, and providing technical support and coaching to field teams.
  • Prior experience in developing program implementation work plans, data collection and analysis, and program reporting
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • INGO experience preferred
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in both written and spoken English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join International Rescue Committee in this capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

Deadline: 1st June 2017

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