Fresher Officer, Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) NGO Career Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
Manager– Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness
About US:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the
International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International
humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of
international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary: The Officer,
Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) will be responsible for providing Cash Transfer
Programming technical and operational support in the design, development,
implementation, documentation and reporting; specifically unconditional cash
grants within the Uganda Red Cross Society IARP project. The position will
consolidate information about what at-risk and disaster affected families used
their cash to purchase and how it contributed to their well being status.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Planning,
Implementation and CTP Program Development:
  • Ensure
    quality collection of data, assessments and proposal development related
    to CTP and provide overall inputs into the strategic development of the
    URCS CTP Program in the relevant sectors;
  • Prepare
    and maintain/update detailed CTP work plan(s) that support and achieve the
    overall timeline and completion date while managing/monitoring CTP budgets
    and track expenditures to ensure that all spending is in line with
    approved budgets and timelines, including developing monthly program
    spending plan and cash forecasts;
  • Develop
    implementation guidance on selection criteria for participation in CTP,
    and capacity building of URCS project staff and volunteers including
    partners at the field to implement cash and voucher programs in a
    technically appropriate way through knowledge transfer training,
    mentoring, development of good practice and evidence based operational
  • Support
    in the development of Guidelines/Standard Operating Procedures for cash
    transfer programming (cash for work, conditional and unconditional cash
    grants, vouchers programming) and ensure it is implemented/followed in
  • Ensure
    appropriate vulnerability and targeting criteria is used to register the
    most vulnerable families to benefit from cash assistance, including
    registration and correct data entry to the database system;
  • Work
    closely with the relevant Program staff and volunteers to identify
    appropriate cash transfer modalities for the URCS’ IARP Project and
    related interventions;
  • Provide
    direction and monitor implementation of the CTP work plan and quality of
    technical activities, share relevant information and direction to improve
    quality and achieve timelines;
  • Develop
    and maintain a well updated beneficiaries database for the cash transfers,
    and vendor(s)’ transactions or electronic transactions adhering to
    requirements of confidentiality of beneficiary records.
  • Develop
    and document appropriate mechanism for cash transfers, ensuring that
    transfers adhere to the URCS’s policies and procedures and that effective,
    transparent accounting procedures are in place and are adhered to;
  • Work
    closely with the URCS procurement, logistics and finance teams regarding
    identification of service providers and procurement of beneficiary
    communication tools, transport and cash payments;
  • Conduct
    any necessary market assessments related to CTP and document for sharing
    and learning.
Project Monitoring &
  • Develop
    the initial monitoring plan for the cash programming component to include
    market and price monitoring;
  • Undertake
    regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical
    quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and
    implement modifications as required;
  • Ensure
    all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and
    timely data collection as required under the project and for URCS M &E
  • Carry
    out monitoring of all cash transfer elements of the project CTP activities
    ensuring targets are met;
  • Prepare
    periodical updates, quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual
    reports in the prescribed templates and in line with project indicators
    and donor requirements with a view of reporting on progress of the project
    implementation and share with the line supervisors;
  • Carry
    out monitoring and evaluation activities including process, market and
    impact monitoring and capture learning and feedback to improve the Cash
    based response;
  • Document
    cash transfer processes throughout the project life time in a fact sheet
    to be used in producing case study report to be shared internally and with
  • Participate
    in the organization’s review meetings of CTPs to identify lessons learned.
Partner Management,
Coordination & Representation:
  • Represent
    URCS at external cash coordination forums at National and
    Regional/District/Project implementation area (compulsory at field level)
    as may be asked – including Cash Working Groups, and the CaLP regional and
    National working groups;
  • Actively
    participate in the various coordination meetings and information sharing
    activities with UNCHR, national NGOs, international organizations, donors
    and government about CTP, food security, and livelihoods;
  • Attend
    programme progress review events and contribute to future programmatic priorities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Officer, Cash
    Transfer Programming (CTP)  job
    opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics,
    Economics and Business Management Degrees from a reputable institution;
  • Postgraduate
    qualification in Statistics, Economics and Business Management Degrees
    from a  reputable institution will
    be an added advantage;
  • Certificate
    in Cash Transfer Programming and Market Analysis will be an added
  • Technical
    expertise on and experience in working with Cash Transfer Programming is
    an advantage.
  • Two
    years’ experience in implementing cash transfer programming in an
    emergency or developmental context among the pastoralist communities;
  • Humanitarian
    Response experience preferred
  • High
    level of financial discipline and integrity;
  • Proven
    abilities in developing work plans, data collection and analysis and
    performance monitoring;
  • Strong
    capacity building and facilitation skills;
  • Strong
    communication and interpersonal skills with proven team player attributes
  • Proven
    ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications;
  • Demonstrated
    technical expertise in project management, budgeting, resource management,
    implementation ability as well as programme monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated
    proficiency in computer applications such as word processing,
    spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet;
  • Knowledge
    in community based targeting methodology;
  • Ability
    to work well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural
    environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their
filled application forms, download
 and E-mail to: or mail via post to:
The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O.
Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 5th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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