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Program Assistants - Cash Transfer (2 positions)

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Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Full job descriptions is below and you can get the application template from here

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

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Closing date for receipt of the applications is 24th May 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title Program Assistants - Cash Transfer (2 positions)
Grade UR 7
Reports Cash Transfer Program Officer
Location Imvepi, Rhino settlement
Duration One (1) year renewable (subject to annual funding)
Date May 2021

Job Purpose:

Under the guidance of the Program Officer Cash Transfer, the Program Assistant will be responsible to ensure the project has achieved its intended objective in the respective refugee settlements of Imvepi/Rhino camp. She/he will be responsible for coordinating with other consortium partners regarding multipurpose cash transfer activities as well as participate in monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project activities. She/he will establish good working relationships with all consortium members and other   partners working in these refugee settlements and with the community local and government representatives. The Cash Transfer Program Assistant will also ensure the coordination of effective delivery of materials/inputs, conduct registration of complaints, and ensure proper distribution and documentation of project related items.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To implement the cash consortium related project activities by preparing detailed work plans and ensure proper implementation of planned activities within the project timeframe.
  2. Work closely with the Cash Program Officer technically and administratively with respective branch Managers and other field staff.
  3. Oversee efficient and effective implementation of the URCS consortium project activities as per the project work plan.
  4. Participate in conducting project related training and meetings in the Imvepi/Rhino Camp refugee settlements.
  5. Actively participate by organizing, guiding and working alongside consortium partners and selected volunteers to facilitate conduct surveys and assessments in Imvepi/Rhino refugee settlements.
  6. Working with consortium members to actively coordinate preparation and conducting post distribution monitoring (PDM) to ensure the program quality and collect lesson learnings.
  7. Coordinate URCS project volunteers and conducting quarterly quality assurance meetings at settlement level.
  8. Ensure complaints and feedback regarding the project and URCS at large are received, documented and acted upon on a timely manner.
  9. To coordinate and facilitate the distribution of project items to target beneficiaries and ensure adequate documentation of the same.
  10. Organize and share the weekly and monthly progress plan/reports according to URCS standard formats.
  11. Ensure that the program resources are implemented in a transparent and accountable manner and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
  12. Establish and maintain transparent and functional relationships with target communities, consortium partners and other actors working within the refugee settlements and the government representatives.
  13. When need be, participate in different representations or coordination meetings at the settlements and district level on behalf of URCS.


Persons Specifications

Education Qualifications
  1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics or a related field from a reputable organization;
  2. Training on Cash and Voucher Assistance.
Working Experience
  1. Minimum 1-year experience in implementation of cash transfer programming in emergency or development contexts;
  2. Experience in conducting surveys, assessments and post distribution monitoring exercises will be an added advantage.
Core Competencies
  1. High level of integrity;
  2. Pro-active in responding to changes in context and in communicating with internal colleagues and external stakeholders
  3. Strong skills in team/institutional capacity building, facilitation and collaborative problem solving approaches;
  4. Excellent diplomatic and relationship building skills;
  5. Very good interpersonal skills and cultural and politico-social sensitivity is preferable;
  6. Good organizational, administrative and logistical skills;
  7. Good leadership skills and ability to work on own initiative and to solve problems;
  8. Able to manage field teams dispersed across multiple locations
  9. Innovative thinking and analytical ability;
  10. Strong demonstrated skills working with external partners and bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal;
  11. Working, at times, under tight deadlines;
  12. Proven ability to coach and mentor others to develop specific knowledge and skills, with a positive attitude towards learning & sharing


Download application template from here

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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