Jobs In Uganda - Cash and Markets Officer Job at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Cash and Markets Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 October 2021

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Details:

Cash and Markets Officer
Requisition ID: req20253
Job Title: Cash and Markets Officer
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Uganda

Job Description
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education and power.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and various institutions in the country, notably the government, community-based organizations (CBOs), civil society organizations (CBOs) and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health and nutrition, support to persons with specific needs (PSNs) including case management, legal assistance to refugees, prevention and response to gender-based violence, and economic recovery and development (ERD). The IRC has a country office in Kampala and field offices in Imvepi, Kyaka II, Lamwo, Moroto, Kiryandongo and Yumbe, as well as an urban office in Nsambya within Kampala.

Job Overview:
The IRC is seeking for a Cash and Markets Officer, based in Entebbe, Uganda. He/She will work closely with ERD staff in the Urban program as well as Protection Staff in the area of operation, directly under the guidance of the Senior ERD Officer in overseeing the daily implementation and management of cash activities for the affected persons in Entebbe. The Cash and Markets officer will ensure technical soundness and coherence of cash and markets activities with donor regulations and government priorities as appropriate. He/She will coordinate all cash related activities and contribute to the design and implementation of cash-based interventions in IRC’s area of operation. The Cash and Markets Officer shall carry out activities including, organize and manage cash transfers, handle cash transfer issues between IRC and beneficiaries, conduct market assessments, post distribution monitoring, market price monitoring, handling complaints related to cash programming and providing relevant feedback to clients and IRC management.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct cash transfer feasibility and market assessments
• Oversee the identification, registration, and verification of cash transfer beneficiaries.
• Support in cash transfer baseline and end post distribution monitoring surveys with support from the monitoring and evaluation team.
• Provide guidance and ensure coordination of cash transfers across the different IRC programs
• Ensure all cash transfer activities are implemented in accordance with IRC and donor requirements.
• Carry out mentorship to the groups and individuals supported with the grants to ensure that the intended objectives are achieved.
• Assess appropriateness of the cash transfer modalities and processes and ensure accountability and transparency in the CBI processes.
• Assist in reviewing of Cash Relief Operating Procedures (CROPS), to identify and document impacts on underlying processes, systems, people and the organizational structure;
• Provide hands-on guidance in the engagement with financial service providers like bank agents and mobile money service providers.
• Visit target communities on regular basis to get their perceptions and experience to assist in planning and development of relevant client-oriented and sustainable programs
• Participate in preparing work-plans and progress reports (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly) as defined by the project guidelines.
• Facilitate the identification designing and implementing of appropriate training needs for beneficiaries.
• Participate and contribute to regular coordination meetings.
• Execute any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

• A University degree in Business, Economics, Management, Marketing or any other business related fields.
• Atleast four (4) years’ of experience in cash-based transfer programming including business grants, e-voucher, mobile cash and cash for work in an emergency environment.
• Practical experience of working with mobile network operators and other mobile financial services such as agent banking and/or mobile money is required.
• Experience working in refugee settings; ability to work with urban refugees will be an added advantage
• Proficient computer knowledge with significant experience in Ms Word, Ms Excel and other Ms Office applications.
• Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Local languages/dialects is a plus.

The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here: 
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

Application procedure

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Please note: Deadline for receiving applications is October 4th 2021.

Date Posted: 2021-09-22




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