Fresher Livelihoods Assistant – Cash Programme NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Livelihoods
Assistant – Cash Programme

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Team
Leader – Livelihoods

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 Livelihoods Assistant – Cash Programme
will support the Livelihoods Coordinator and Livelihoods Officer in the
implementation of cash based intervention in Kyaka II refugee settlement.
He/she will be responsible for project management, monitoring and reporting on
cash based intervention in accordance with DRC programme guidelines and

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Sensitize the community about cash-based interventions
  • Conduct assessment of needs and capacities of community for cash
    based interventions
  • Follow procedures and guidelines in implementation of cash-based
    interventions, and support in developing learning for improved cash
  • Assess potential risks to recipients for cash based interventions
    and work with protection and other colleagues to ensure risk mitigation is
    integrated into programming
  • Identify skills and knowledge gaps related to community based
    interventions among Livelihoods Field extension workers and address them
    through training and capacity building
  • Ensure that cash based intervention are implemented in accordance
    with project design and within the approved budgets, and in accordance
    with DRC policies and strategies including adherence to the recommended
    standards and commitments to accountability and quality.
  • Write timely quality; weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and
    annual reports
  • Contribute to the formulation of project proposals on cash based
  • Develop key relationships with other cash actors to develop joint

Staff development
and management

  • Manage field based staff, volunteers, and community participants.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods
    Assistant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, market and
    business related course.
  • Two years of experience working with community development and
    livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Proven experience in cash based programming
  • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly
    with beneficiaries
  • Competence using information technology including experience with
    word-processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently
    and open to scrutiny.
  • Strong empathy skills and genuine care and respect for needs of
    others especially female refugees and people with special needs.
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and
    attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning and team
    building and facilitating skills. Ability to work in a multicultural
    context as a flexible and respectful team player.
  • Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently
    to project sites when needed.


  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Knowledge of refugee crisis.
  • Languages: Fluency
    in English and local language a plus (especially Kiswahili)

How to Apply:

All candidates should
send their online applications at the link below.


Deadline: 1st June 2019

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