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

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

Job Title:      Livelihoods Assistant – Cash Programme

Organization: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Base Manager

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 Officer in the implementation of cash based intervention in Nakivale refugee settlement. He/she will be responsible for project implementation, monitoring and reporting on cash based intervention in accordance with DRC programme guidelines and procedures.

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 strategies
  • Facilitate designing as well as implementation of beneficiary selection process
  • 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
  • Liaise with other sectors to ensure coordinated implementation of cash based interventions
  • Ensure that cash based interventions 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 work plans for cash based interventions
  • Write timely quality; weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports
  • Contribute to the formulation of project proposals on cash based intervention
  • Develop key relationships with other cash actors to develop joint learning.

Staff development and management

  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods Assistant – Cash Programme job must hold a bachelor’s Degree in social sciences and business related course.
  • Two years’ 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.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and local language a plus (especially Kiswahili)


  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Knowledge of refugee crisis.
  • A team player and the ability to work with minimum supervision.

How to Apply:

All Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience please submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

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Deadline: 21st April 2020

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