2 Resource Transfer Officer USAID APOLOU Project Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
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 APOLOU Project:
[Growth] activity implemented by Mercy Corps with Save the Children, Whave,
Tufts University, Riam Riam, KAPDA, AIDI and NARWOA envisions a resilient,
well-nourished, and empowered Karamoja, equipped to navigate the shifting
dynamics within society, overcome gender and age related systemic inequalities,
and withstand shocks and stresses. The overall objective of APOLOU is to
improve food and nutrition security for vulnerable households in the four
districts of Kotido, Moroto, Amudat and Kaabong. To accomplish this, activities
are structured under four interwoven purposes: Governance: inclusive and effective
governance contributes to improved nutrition and food security through
Community Mobilization, Community Based Organization capacity building,
conflict monitoring, and advocacy activities. Improved maternal and child
health nutrition: improve nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women,
children under 5, and adolescent girls in targeted Districts through Mother
Care Groups, Male Change Agents, Adolescent Safe Spaces and strengthened Health
Governance. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: improved WASH conditions through the
Clean Household Approach, Private sector led borehole maintenance, and
sustainable WASH Governance. Livelihoods: adolescent girls, boys, women and men
access diverse and secure livelihoods through improved capacities and strengthened
market systems through increased skills in off and on farm livelihoods and
improved market systems for livestock, crops and non-ag sectors.
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategy &
Plan and
ensure the effective implementation of resource transfer programming within the
development of training materials for team members, participants and vendors
and roll out of relevant training for the District under guidance of RT Manager
Program Management
resource transfer startup, beginning with pilot nutrition transfers then
scaling to nutrition transfers in assigned District
merchant networks for restricted transfers and cash out points in key
communities through identification and capacity building of local vendors in
assigned district
RT Manager of field operation challenges and support with problem solving
Community Accountability and Reporting mechanism at vendor and community level,
including complaints tracking and resolution system in Assigned District
implementation of Standard Operating Procedures in order to mitigate risks of
fraud and/or corruption.
data collection and verification for M&E system for Resource Transfers,
participants’ registration, vendor needs, and participants’ graduation
Team Management
team of Resource Transfer Assistants assigned to district- Promote team
accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via
support supervision visits
with program teams to ensure that participants are effectively targeted
according to established vulnerability criteria.
with District team to submit work plans, procurement plans, cash projections,
movement plans, etc., for RT teams in the District
Finance &
Compliance Management:
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations, particularly cash and
in-kind distribution protocols and participants’ protection.
Influence &
Build strong
relationship with local government, gaining buy in and building local
government capacity to oversee resource transfers
Manager in documenting best practices in resource transfers to influence
external stakeholders to move towards market-based solutions instead of in-kind
effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Resource Transfer Officer job opportunity
should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, Statistics, Computing or a
closely related field
Three years
of relevant experience in development, implementation, administration and
compliance of a field-based international development or humanitarian program;
working with multiple stakeholders to identify participants according to
criteria required.
experience implementing distributions is required, preferably in a non-camp
setting. Experience with CTP strongly preferred.
experience in managing vendors, electronic platforms and associated technology
is preferred
with running assessments, electronic data collection, monitoring and evaluation
and other learning efforts required.
skills and experience preferred.
Supervision skills preferred.
communication skills, a high level of spoken and written English essential,
NgaKarimojong, Dodoth and Pokot language skills a plus.
successful candidate will have a proactive problem solving attitude and will
pay close attention to detail.
will be familiar with using technology for data collection. S/he will be
excellent at managing community relations to problem solve and mobilize.
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: 30th April 2019
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