Danish Refugee CouncilImvepi, Rhino Camp, Kyaka or Nakivale Settlements (Indicate preferred location when applying)

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree

Work experience:

3 years

Language skills:


Job Summary

Salary Range:


Contract Type:

Full time

The overall purpose of the role:

Contributing to the Uganda Refugee Response Plan’s 2020 – 2021 strategic objective of transitioning from in-kind to cash-based assistance and in line with the inter-agency objective of providing household-level assistance to refugees through a people-centered, basic needs approach, the Uganda Cash Consortium (UCC), led by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), assists newly arrived as well as the most vulnerable long-term refugees in Uganda’s South West and West Nile regions through the provision of multi-purpose cash transfers (MPCT) as a means to address immediate, basic non-food needs.
The Cash Officer is a key member of DRC’s field-based implementing teams for the aforementioned ECHO-funded cash project. The Cash Officer will be 100% dedicated to the project and responsible for supporting the Team Leader with site-specific project implementation of the cash project. Under the guidance of the Team Leader, the Cash Officer will be responsible for the implementation of DRC’s ECHO-funded cash intervention in line with agreed standard operating procedures, guidance, and best practices. Furthermore, the Cash Officer will support the Team Leader to ensure that all activities in a respective area of implementation are comprehensively planned, implemented, and adapted based on ongoing monitoring and learning. The Officer will also contribute to reporting processes.
Experience and technical competencies:

• Degree in a related field, such as economics, international development, or the social sciences.

• A minimum of 3 years of experience working in international humanitarian and/or development aid, preferably with displaced populations.

• Technical expertise and experience in cash programming

• Analytical and planning skills

• Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding program targets, whilst maintaining technical quality

• Highly diplomatic with political awareness and understanding

• High-level communications and interpersonal skills

• Fluent in written and spoken English


• Degree in economics, international development or social sciences, or comparable demonstrated practical experience.


Programme and Technical Oversight:

• Ensure technical compliance in activities, achievement of activities in accordance with targets, timeliness of implementation, and compliance with core protection principles and best practices, and DRC and donor regulations.

• Support in organizing and facilitating cash and market-related assessments, price monitoring, and post-distribution monitoring exercises.

• Support in undertaking targeting and verification exercises. This task requires regular coordination with key stakeholders including the Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, and refugee committees.

• Support the organization and facilitation of cash transfers, including cash-on-wheels, mobile money, and bank transfers. This entails ensuring all logistical arrangements are in place for both cash recipients as well as the distributing financial service provider, coordination with other key stakeholders such as the Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, and WFP, and ensuring help desk and monitoring functions are in place and responsive.

• Support monitoring, evaluation, and learning exercises agreed upon by the DRC and UCC MEAL teams.

• Collaborate with the Team Leader to design and roll-out of training targeting both DRC and UCC staff as well as the project’s beneficiary communities.

• Contribute to field-level inputs for internal and external reporting.

• Support the integration of technical inputs from other sector specialists, such as DRC’s Global Cash Advisor and country Protection Coordinator to ensure high-quality programming.

Support Services:

• Coordinate with Area Managers and relevant Support Services functions to support the financial and operational management of the project according to DG-ECHO and DRC standards for compliance.

• Support the establishment of efficient and effective systems and procedures to monitor and demonstrate Value for Money.


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