4 Fresher Diploma Jobs – Resource Transfer Assistants – 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 Assistant will ensure
the effective delivery of the system by registering participants, onboarding
merchants, reconciling redemptions, conducting post-distribution monitoring and
ensuring effective responses to complaints.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategy &
Vision
                    
Identify
new opportunities for more effective resource transfer delivery and share with
resource transfer manager
Program implementation
                    
Support
resource transfer start up, including training of merchants
                    
Conduct
participants’ registration exercises, ensuring that participants are
effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria
                    
Clean
datasets, ensuring that graduated participants are removed from eligibility
                    
Conduct
participants’ and merchant verifications, as well as standardized
post-distribution monitoring
                    
Ensure
the complaints mechanism is functional and individual complaints have been
addressed.
                    
Support
reconciliation of merchant and participant data.
                    
Support
the Resource Transfer Manager in troubleshooting supply chain issues and
capacity development of local partners.
Team Management
                    
Oversee
complaints response mechanism at community level, ensuring volunteers are able
to effectively log complaints and provide feedback to participants
Finance &
Compliance Management
                    
Ensure
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations, particularly cash and
in-kind distribution protocols and participants’ data protection
Influence &
Representation
                    
Build
strong relationship with local government, gaining buy in and building local
government capacity to oversee resource transfers
                    
Support
the Resource Transfer Manager to document best practices in resource transfers
to influence external stakeholders to move towards market-based solutions
instead of in-kind distributions
Security
                    
Ensure
participants’ protection policies are adhered to and implement 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 participants’ databases.
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.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Resource Transfer Assistant job opportunity
should hold a Diploma in business studies or social sciences or closely related
field.
                    
Two
years of relevant experience, including strong track record with related
organizations is preferred.
                    
Demonstrated
attention to detail essential.
                    
Experience
working with multiple stakeholders to identify participants according to
established criteria required.
                    
Prior
experience implementing distributions is required, preferably in a non-camp
setting. Experience with Cash Transfer Programming strongly preferred.
                    
Experience
implementing assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts
required, with familiarity with tablets/smartphone data collection a plus
                    
Experience
working with electronic data collection and use of databases preferred.
                    
Excellent
spoken and written English
                    
NgaKarimojong
language skills for Kaabong and Pokot language skills for Amudat is highly
desirable.
                    
The
successful candidate will be energetic, able to work long hours in the field.
                    
The
successful candidate will also have strong attention to detail, the ability to
communicate well with community representatives and be committed to maintaining
a compliant workplace, free of fraud and corruption.
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
Applications can
also be hand-delivered to any of our field offices located in Moroto, Amudat,
Kaabong, Kotido, Gulu, Kitgum and Yumbe.
Deadline: 30th April 2019
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