TITLE: Cash Transfer Program Focal Person (3 Positions) at Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

 TITLE: Cash Transfer Program Focal Person (3 Positions)

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; vacancies@redcrossug.org 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.

Email: vacancies@redcrossug.org

Closing date for receipt of the applications is 28th September 2020 at 5.00 p.m.

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

TitleCash Transfer Program Focal Person (3 Positions)
GradeUR 7 step 1
ReportsCash Transfer Program Officer, URCS
LocationNakivale, Kyaka & Kyangwali Refugee Settlements
DurationOne (1) year with possibility of renewal
DateSeptember 2020

Job Purpose:

Cash Transfer Program Focal Person main role is to ensure the project has achieved its intended objective by working directly in the target refugee settlements in Nakivale, Kyaka and Kyangwali. She/he will be responsible for targeting and monitoring cash payments to beneficiaries as well as participate in monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project activities, establish good working relationships with consortium members and other partners working in these refugee settlements and with the community local and government representatives. The Cash Transfer Focal Person will also ensure the effective delivery of materials/inputs, conduct registration of complaints, and ensure proper distribution and documentation of project related items.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Prepare detailed work plans for the relevant project activities and ensure proper implementation of planned activities within the project timeframe
  2. Identification, verification, sensitization and mobilization of beneficiaries in three settlements namely Nakivale, Kyaka and Kyangwali using volunteers per camps.
  3. Work closely with the Cash Program Officer to develop/ adapt Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) materials for use within the project.
  4. Ensure efficient and effective cash payments to identified refugee settlements by liaising with URCS Cash Transfer Program Officer.
  5. Participate in conducting project related training and meetings
  6. Actively participate by organizing, guiding and working alongside consortium partners and selected enumerators to facilitate conduct surveys and assessments in the settlement
  7. Working with consortium members to actively participate in preparation and conducting post distribution monitoring (PDM) to ensure the program quality and collect lesson learnings.
  8. Support in organizing and conducting quarterly quality assurance meetings with Community volunteers and field staff
  9. Identify and facilitate development of an informative and learning video for Multi-Purpose Cash Transfer Programming (MPCT) and Education in
  10. Emergencies (EiE) for beneficiaries in the 3 settlements
  11. Mobilization and adoption of community Engagement and Feedback mechanisms on cash transfer programming targeting settlement.
  12. Ensure complaints and feedback regarding the project and URCS at large are received, documented and acted upon on a timely manner.
  13. Facilitate and participate in distribution of project items to target beneficiaries and ensure adequate documentation of the same.
  14. Organize and share the weekly and monthly progress plan/ reports according to URCS standard formats.
  15. 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.
  16. Establish and maintain transparent and functional relationships with target communities, consortium partners and other actors working within the refugee settlements and the government representatives.
  17. When need be, participate in different representations or coordination meetings in the settlements on behalf of URCS.
Education Qualifications
  1. Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Humanities and Development Social Sciences;
  2. Training in Community Engagement and Accountability, Cash and Vouchers, appropriate Sectoral National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) project planning and management is an added advantage;
Working Experience
  1. Minimum 1-year experience implementing Cash Based Programming Interventions. 
Core Competencies and Knowledge
  1. High level of financial discipline and integrity;
  2. Attention to detail and accuracy;
  3. Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision;
  4. Strong Interpersonal skills;
  5. High level of integrity
  6. Good communication skills

Download application template from here


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