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Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Resource Transfer Manager

About US:
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.

About USAID Apolou Program:
In October 2017, Mercy Corps was awarded a 5 year USAID/ Food for Peace- funded program working in 4 districts in Karamoja, the Apolou Activity. The Activity has four purposes with cross cutting themes of gender and youth and resilience: 1) Inclusive and effective governance contributes to food and nutrition security, 2) Improved health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women, children under five, and adolescent girls, 3) Improved WASH conditions and 4) Adolescent girls, adolescent boys, women and men access diverse and secure livelihoods through improved capacities and strengthened market systems. Apolou is implemented by a consortium of actors led by Mercy Corps, including Save the Children, Whave Solutions, four local partners (KAPDA, AIDI, NARWOA and Riam Riam) and Tufts University’s Feinstein International Centre (FIC).

Job Summary: The Resource Transfer Officer will be responsible for the quality of implementation within their district, reporting to the Resource Transfer Manager, who will have overall oversight of RT Activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategy & Vision:
  • Plan and ensure the effective implementation of e-transfer programming within the District
  • Support development of training materials for staff, beneficiaries and vendors and roll out of relevant training for the District under guidance of RT Manager
Program Management
  • Oversee resource transfer startup, beginning with pilot nutrition transfers then scaling to nutrition transfers in assigned District
  • Establish merchant networks for restricted transfers and cash out points in key communities through identification and capacity building of local vendors in assigned district
  • Notify RT Manager of field operation challenges and support with problem solving
  • Implement Community Accountability and Reporting mechanism at vendor and community level, including complaints tracking and resolution system in Assigned District
  • Enforce implementation of Standard Operating Procedures in order to mitigate risks of fraud and/or corruption.
  • Support data collection and verification for M&E system for Resource Transfers,
  • Oversee beneficiary registration, vendor needs, and beneficiary graduation
  • All other duties as required
Team Management
  • Support team of Resource Transfer Assistants assigned to district- Promote team accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via support supervision visits
  • Work closely with program teams to ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
  • Work with District team to submit workplans, procurement plans, cash projections, movement plans, etc., for RT staff in the District
Finance & Compliance Management:
  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations, particularly cash and in-kind distribution protocols and beneficiary protection.
Influence & Representation
  • Build strong relationship with local government, gaining buy in and building local government capacity to oversee resource transfers
  • Support Manager in documenting best practices in resource transfers to influence external stakeholders to move towards market-based solutions instead of in-kind distributions
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.
  • Ensure beneficiary protection policies are adhered to and develop post distribution monitoring and evaluation system to measure intended and unintended impacts, including monitoring of gender based violence
  • Ensure data protection policies are adhered to, establishing security controls for software, hardware and archive beneficiary databases.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Resource Transfer Officer job opportunity should a Diploma with four years relevant experience or BA in relevant field (Business studies, statistics, computing, etc) required with 2 years. Relevant experience includes work on the development, implementation, administration and compliance of a field-based international development or humanitarian program;
  • Previous experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to criteria required.
  • Prior experience implementing distributions is required, preferably in a non-camp setting. Experience with CTP strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience in managing vendors, electronic platforms and associated technology is preferred
  • Experience with running assessments, electronic data collection, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required. .
  • Training skills and experience preferred.
  • Support Supervision skills preferred.
  • The successful candidate will have a proactive problem solving attitude and will pay close attention to detail. S/he will be familiar with using technology for data collection. S/he will be excellent at managing community relations to problem solve and mobilize.
  • Excellent communication skills, a high level of spoken and written English essential, Nga’Karimojong and Pokot language skills a plus.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to:

Deadline:  25th April 2018

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