Livelihood and Cash Manager

Kampala

BACKGROUND 
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, 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). 
All projects implemented by DRC are monitored / evaluated in accordance to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning policy  
 
PURPOSE 
The Livelihoods Manager will be responsible for designing, coordinating, as well as overseeing the implementation and monitoring on DRC Uganda’s livelihoods and cash programming activities. The livelihoods programing is focused on leveraging the opportunities to build sustainable livelihoods for refugees and host communities – from the very outset of the emergency response. Cash is a modality used by DRC both in addressing acute emergency needs as well as an integrated modality in short-to-medium term livelihoods programming. The overall strategic objective of the livelihoods programme is to contribute to the development of durable solutions for conflict-affected populations in the refugee settlements and in the Karamoja region through strengthening of resilience and self-reliance. The Livelihoods Manager will furthermore play a significant role in sectoral coordination with other stakeholders including local and state authorities, livelihood and cash working groups, other INGOs, private sector and other partners involved in livelihoods programming in Uganda. 
 
DRC also has an ongoing refugee response operation to the Burundian displacement situation in neighboring Tanzania (Kibondo). The DRC Tanzania operation is managed and supported by DRC Uganda. The current Tanzania response involves livelihood programming and thus the Livelihoods and Cash Manager for Uganda may over time need to take up oversight and support functions with regards to livelihood programming in the Tanzania operation as needed.  
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 
Technical Management 
  • Develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and report on DRC´s Livelihood and Cash Programme for all the field operations. 
  • Based on existing assessments, he/she will design interventions, national and local strategies and plans for the implementation of livelihoods and cash transfer programmes; 
  • Conduct assessment and analysis of needs; existing and potential financial institutions or traditional mechanisms for cash transfer programme and identify innovative/alternative payment modalities in consideration with the security situation in target locations; 
  • Contextualize cash transfer guidelines, tools and training materials prepared by the organization on cash transfer processes and make necessary recommendation where appropriate; 
  • Lead in developing new sustainable livelihood and cash transfer programme initiatives/proposals and fundraising relating emergency and longer term response; 
  • Conduct further assessments and assist in preparation of proposals 
  • Ensure continuous capacity building among staff in handling the Livelihood and cash programming.  
  • Engage in recruitment processes for livelihoods and cash team members as needed.  
  • Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to livelihood and cash staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation in area of operation; 
  • Provide regular updates on progress to HoP and other team members and senior management 
  • Ensure donor and agency compliance is met at all levels of project/program management cycle 
  • Review and endorse relevant financial and narrative reporting on all livelihood and cash related interventions. 
  • Enhance the quality of Livelihood and Cash programming throughout the project cycle. 
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC and donor requirements. 
  • Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and decision making 
  • Representation and Relations 
  • Cultivate good relations with key humanitarian actors and key actors in livelihoods and cash programming – local and international, including government authorities, private sector through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings; 
  • Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication; 
  • Ensure that the DRC livelihoods and cash transfer projects are implemented in accordance with DRC standard regulations and procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct, Core Humanitarian Standard and DRC Operations Handbook); 
 
Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, clan and tribal and religious affiliations. 
  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place. 
  • Regularly monitor project activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to the Area Managers (AM) and Head of Programme (HoP) 
  • Quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to relevant standards (SPHERE standards, national standards or other relevant livelihoods and cash programming standards).  
  • Work with HoP and M&E team to ensure M&E plan is being implemented, data is being collected from the field and regular reports are being produced. 
 
PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS 
Essential: 
  • Minimum 5 years of international experience with humanitarian and/or development organizations 
  • Concrete experience in livelihood programming (humanitarian and/or development context).  
  • Concrete experience in Humanitarian/Development cash- and/or voucher based programmes 
  • Work experience from refugee or IDP (internally displaced people) contexts is an advantage. 
  • Experience in local governance, community development and participatory development programming highly advantageous; 
  • Experience working with government institutions and line ministries in economic development and poverty reduction programming is an asset; 
  • Experience in women’s economic empowerment programming is a plus; 
  • Academic/short course background in monitoring, evaluation and learning a plus, particularly in mixed methods evaluations and qualitative monitoring techniques; 
  • Completed university degree within agriculture/livelihoods/economics/human geography/anthropology or other related social science field 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English 
  • Experience with managing diverse teams 
 
GENERAL  
 
Commitments:  
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC  
 
Conditions 
 
Availability: As Soon as possible 
 
Duty station: Kampala with frequent travel to field locations (60%) Non-family duty station, modest accommodation provided. 
 
Reporting: Reports to Head of Programme 
 
Contract: 1 year contract dependent on both funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at www.drc.dk 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 
 
 
HOW TO APPLY: 
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. 
 
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.  
 
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.dk under vacancies no later than 12th August 2017 
 
For more information about the position, please contact the Head of Programs, Mr Anders Bastholm at anders.bastholm.hansen@drc.dk.  For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk. 
 
 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk.  
 
 
 
 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Kampala
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-12

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