03 August 2017

Livelihood and Cash Manager Non-profit Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:        Livelihood and Cash Manager
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programmes

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 Livelihood and Cash Manager will mainly be responsible for designing, coordinating, as well as overseeing the implementation and monitoring on DRC Uganda’s livelihoods and cash programming activities. The livelihoods programing is focused on leveraging the opportunities to build sustainable livelihoods for refugees and host communities – from the very outset of the emergency response. Cash is a modality used by DRC both in addressing acute emergency needs as well as an integrated modality in short-to-medium term livelihoods programming. The overall strategic objective of the livelihoods programme is to contribute to the development of durable solutions for conflict-affected populations in the refugee settlements and in the Karamoja region through strengthening of resilience and self-reliance. The Livelihoods Manager will furthermore play a significant role in sectoral coordination with other stakeholders including local and state authorities, livelihood and cash working groups, other INGOs, private sector and other partners involved in livelihoods programming in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Technical Management:
  • Develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and report on DRC´s Livelihood and Cash Programme for all the field operations.
  • Based on existing assessments, he/she will design interventions, national and local strategies and plans for the implementation of livelihoods and cash transfer programmes;
  • Carry out assessment and analysis of needs; existing and potential financial institutions or traditional mechanisms for cash transfer programme and identify innovative/alternative payment modalities in consideration with the security situation in target locations;
  • Contextualize cash transfer guidelines, tools and training materials prepared by the organization on cash transfer processes and make necessary recommendation where appropriate;
  • Steer developing new sustainable livelihood and cash transfer programme initiatives/proposals and fundraising relating emergency and longer term response;
  • Carry out further assessments and assist in preparation of proposals
  • Ensure continuous capacity building among staff in handling the Livelihood and cash programming. 
  • Actively engage in recruitment processes for livelihoods and cash team members as needed. 
  • Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to livelihood and cash staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation in area of operation;
  • Send regular updates on progress to HoP and other team members and senior management
  • Ensure donor and agency compliance is met at all levels of project/program management cycle
  • Review and endorse relevant financial and narrative reporting on all livelihood and cash related interventions.
  • Enhance the quality of Livelihood and Cash programming throughout the project cycle.
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements.
  • Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and decision making
Representation and Relations:
  • Build good relations with key humanitarian actors and key actors in livelihoods and cash programming – local and international, including government authorities, private sector through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings;
  • Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication;
  • Ensure that the DRC livelihoods and cash transfer projects are implemented in accordance with DRC standard regulations and procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct, Core Humanitarian Standard and DRC Operations Handbook);
 Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, clan and tribal and religious affiliations.
  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place.
  • Regularly monitor project activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to the Area Managers (AM) and Head of Programme (HoP)
  • Quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to relevant standards (SPHERE standards, national standards or other relevant livelihoods and cash programming standards). 
  • Work closely with HoP and M&E team to ensure M&E plan is being implemented, data is being collected from the field and regular reports are being produced.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Conflict Management Assistant job placement must hold a university degree within agriculture/livelihoods/economics/human geography/anthropology or other related social science field
  • A minimum of five years of international experience with humanitarian and/or development organizations
  • Significant experience in livelihood programming (humanitarian and/or development context). 
  • Concrete experience in Humanitarian/Development cash- and/or voucher based programmes
  • Work experience from refugee or IDP (internally displaced people) contexts is an advantage.
  • Previous exposure and experience in local governance, community development and participatory development programming highly advantageous;
  • Prior experience in working with government institutions and line ministries in economic development and poverty reduction programming is an asset;
  • Experience in women’s economic empowerment programming is a plus;
  • Academic/short course background in monitoring, evaluation and learning a plus, particularly in mixed methods evaluations and qualitative monitoring techniques;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Previous experience with managing diverse teams

DRC’ five core competencies: 
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results in a fast paced environment
  • Collaborating: You lead initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback. 
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while setting high standards 
  • Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values. 

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at the link below 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.

Deadline: 12th August 2017

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