4 Fresher Resource Transfer Officer NGO Job Placements – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Corps
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Resource
Transfer Manager
About US:
Mercy Corps is an International
NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build
secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered
in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala
and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and
Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management
Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the
northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
About USAID Apolou Program:
In October 2017, Mercy Corps
was awarded a 5 year USAID/ Food for Peace- funded program working in 4
districts in Karamoja, the Apolou Activity. The Activity has four purposes with
cross cutting themes of gender and youth and resilience: 1) Inclusive and
effective governance contributes to food and nutrition security, 2) Improved
health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women, children under
five, and adolescent girls, 3) Improved WASH conditions and 4) Adolescent
girls, adolescent boys, women and men access diverse and secure livelihoods
through improved capacities and strengthened market systems. Apolou is
implemented by a consortium of actors led by Mercy Corps, including Save the
Children, Whave Solutions, four local partners (KAPDA, AIDI, NARWOA and Riam
Riam) and Tufts University’s Feinstein International Centre (FIC).
Job Summary: The
Resource Transfer Officer will be responsible for the quality of implementation
within their district, reporting to the Resource Transfer Manager, who will
have overall oversight of RT Activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategy & Vision:
  • Plan
    and ensure the effective implementation of e-transfer programming within
    the District
  • Support
    development of training materials for staff, beneficiaries and vendors and
    roll out of relevant training for the District under guidance of RT
    Manager
Program Management
  • Oversee
    resource transfer startup, beginning with pilot nutrition transfers then
    scaling to nutrition transfers in assigned District
  • Establish
    merchant networks for restricted transfers and cash out points in key
    communities through identification and capacity building of local vendors
    in assigned district
  • Notify
    RT Manager of field operation challenges and support with problem solving
  • Implement
    Community Accountability and Reporting mechanism at vendor and community
    level, including complaints tracking and resolution system in Assigned
    District
  • Enforce
    implementation of Standard Operating Procedures in order to mitigate risks
    of fraud and/or corruption.
  • Support
    data collection and verification for M&E system for Resource
    Transfers,
  • Oversee
    beneficiary registration, vendor needs, and beneficiary graduation
  • All
    other duties as required
Team Management
  • Support
    team of Resource Transfer Assistants assigned to district- Promote team
    accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback
    via support supervision visits
  • Work
    closely with program teams to ensure that beneficiaries are effectively
    targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
  • Work
    with District team to submit workplans, procurement plans, cash
    projections, movement plans, etc., for RT staff in the District
Finance & Compliance
Management:
  • Ensure
    compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations, particularly cash and
    in-kind distribution protocols and beneficiary protection.
Influence & Representation
  • Build
    strong relationship with local government, gaining buy in and building
    local government capacity to oversee resource transfers
  • Support
    Manager in documenting best practices in resource transfers to influence
    external stakeholders to move towards market-based solutions instead of
    in-kind distributions
  • Communicate
    effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are
    met.
Security
  • Ensure
    beneficiary protection policies are adhered to and develop post
    distribution monitoring and evaluation system to measure intended and
    unintended impacts, including monitoring of gender based violence
  • Ensure
    data protection policies are adhered to, establishing security controls
    for software, hardware and archive beneficiary databases.
  • Proactively
    ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of
    policies.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational
learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are
more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect
all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit
Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to
Beneficiaries:
Mercy Corps team
members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international
relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as
equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Resource Transfer Officer job
    opportunity should a Diploma with four years relevant experience or BA in
    relevant field (Business studies, statistics, computing, etc) required
    with 2 years. Relevant experience includes work on the development,
    implementation, administration and compliance of a field-based
    international development or humanitarian program;
  • Previous
    experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according
    to criteria required.
  • Prior
    experience implementing distributions is required, preferably in a
    non-camp setting. Experience with CTP strongly preferred.
  • Prior
    experience in managing vendors, electronic platforms and associated
    technology is preferred
  • Experience
    with running assessments, electronic data collection, monitoring and
    evaluation and other learning efforts required. .
  • Training
    skills and experience preferred.
  • Support
    Supervision skills preferred.
  • The
    successful candidate will have a proactive problem solving attitude and
    will pay close attention to detail. S/he will be familiar with using
    technology for data collection. S/he will be excellent at managing
    community relations to problem solve and mobilize.
  • Excellent
    communication skills, a high level of spoken and written English
    essential, Nga’Karimojong and Pokot language skills a plus.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements,
updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy
Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline:  25th April 2018
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