Deadline: 30th April 2018

Background

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. In Uganda, the DRC programme provides comprehensive assistance and protection to refugees and other vulnerable populations, supports durable solutions to protracted displacement and works to reduce armed violence (for more information go to www.drc.dk)).

Purpose

The Cash Project Manager (CPM) provides direct management and technical guidance for DRC’s cash projects in Kyaka II refugee settlement (primarily under ECHO with a smaller component under BPRM). The CPM is responsible for overseeing and guiding the implementation, quality and reporting on the cash components of these projects – with a prime focus on building skills and capacities of staff while ensuring timely implementation. The CPM may be requested to contribute to the development of DRC’s cash programming capacity throughout the country – however implementation in Kyaka II comes before any country level engagement

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities listed below are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Implementation of cash components in Kyaka II (under ECHO and BPRM)

  • Ensure the timely delivery and quality assurance of cash based project components (under ECHO and BPRM) – through technical oversight and guidance to all staff involved in cash components across teams (livelihoods, protection, community services and relevant support functions; esp. finance and procurement);
  • Provide technical guidance and support to programme and support staff on implementation of cash activities;
  • Be the driver of capacity building for cash response across all teams involved in cash activities in Kyaka II – with the aim of achieving a level of capacity where the Kyaka II team is able to implement cash programming more independently and with less support needs.
  • Work and liaise with Financial Service Providers (FSPs) as needed to ensure implementation of cash distributions in Kyaka II
  • Ensure risk assessments and mitigation measures related to cash programming in Kyaka II are completed;

About you

To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact.

• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

• Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership

• Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures

• Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Qualifications

Essential qualifications:

  • University degree in development studies, finance or other related field
  • Minimum three years of working experience in a humanitarian sector in Cash Transfer Programming
  • Hands on experience in starting cash programmes in refugee contexts;
  • Excellent Knowledge of cash transfer programming and modalities;
  • Analytical thinking and supervisory skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and coordination skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities;
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles.
  • Knowledge and experience of project cycle management;
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels and across cultures;
  • Knowledge of humanitarian coordination mechanisms;
  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required.
  • Commitment to the values, vision and mission of DRC;

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in Uganda, Horn of Africa or similar context

DRC encourages all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.

Conditions

Availability: Immediately

Duty station: Kyaka II refugee settlement; this is a non-family and unaccompanied positon.

Reporting: Area Manager, Kyaka II.

Duration: 4 Months contract possibility of extension, subject to Funding and Performance.

Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available here under Vacancies). This position is graded as A14 for qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff

Commitments

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework. All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

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