2 Resource Transfer Officer USAID APOLOU Project Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Corps
Duty Station: 
Uganda
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:
USAID’s APOLOU
[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
Activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategy &
Vision
                    
Plan and
ensure the effective implementation of resource transfer programming within the
District
                    
Support
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
                    
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
participants’ registration, vendor needs, and participants’ graduation
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
with program teams to ensure that participants are effectively targeted
according to established vulnerability criteria.
                    
Work
with District team to submit work plans, procurement plans, cash projections,
movement plans, etc., for RT teams in the District
Finance &
Compliance Management:
Ensure
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations, particularly cash and
in-kind distribution protocols and participants’ 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.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
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;
                    
Experience
working with multiple stakeholders to identify participants 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.
                    
Excellent
communication skills, a high level of spoken and written English essential,
NgaKarimojong, Dodoth and Pokot language skills a plus.
                    
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.
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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