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,
Reports to: Head of
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
Key Duties and
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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
  • 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
Deadline: 12th August

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