Humanitarian and Cash Transfer Officer -ELNHA NGO Jobs – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Project Name: Empowering
Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: ELNHA
Project Manager
About US:
Oxfam is an
international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90
countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve
this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments
and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we
campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working
with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with
private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in
more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad
themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods,
Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
About ELNHA Project:
Oxfam in Uganda is
under taking a project named: ‘Empowering Local and National Humanitarian
Actors’ (ELNHA) to be implemented over three years in collaboration with
relevant district structures ard national actors in sub-regions of Karamoja
(Kotido, Kaabong), Acholi (Lamwo, Agago), and West Nile (Koboko and Zombo)
commencing January 2016. These districts face challenges from climate change
induced prolonged droughts and food insecurity as well as refugee influx as a
result of the conflicts in the neighbouring States South Sudan, CAR and DRC).
Job Summary:  The Humanitarian and Cash Transfer Officer
–ELNHA will provide technical leadership and support to ELNHA partner
organisations to strengthen their humanitarian preparedness and response
systems and capacities paying particular focus on their Cash Transfer
programming skills and practices and linking them to humanitarian resource
systems.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical
  • Develop a two-year strategy, with clear outcomes, for the
    strengthening of humanitarian response capacity of local actors at the
    district and national level, with a specific focus on cash transfer
    programming;
  • Ensure the implementation of the strategy, leveraging on existing
    networks and working groups at national and local level, identifying
    opportunities and key actors to achieve outomes;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to local and national
    partners in conducting community hazard, risk, vulnerability and capacity
    assessments; and in development of appropriate partner led Contingency
    Plans and their regular updates.
  • Guide and support local actors in conducting joint rapid needs
    assessments for design and or scale up of humanitarian responses in
    operational areas.
  • Ensure that humanitarian responses are designed and implemented
    through the Response Grant Facility are in line with the Core Humanitarian
    Standards and complementary to other initiatives taking place;
  • Identify opportunities for local actors to partner and mobilize
    resources from international organizations and other stakeholders;
  • Support the design and development of Cash Transfer Modalities
    within the implementation of 
    Humanitarian Action Fund and Response Grant Fund mechanisms;
  • Coordinate and support delivery of agreed plans of capacity building
    on cash transfer activities, ensuring outcome level results.
  • Produce, assimilate, analyse and use programme information from
    varied and diverse sources including human interest stories and other
    reports for purposes of communicating and documenting response work and to
    provide in-depth learning to the project team;
  • Work out suitable cash transfer modalities in Uganda context and
    empower LNHAs and partners at national and local level to establish a
    functioning system for Cash transfer, by engaging with CTP working groups,
    networks and the private sector;
  • Lead specialist humanitarian and cash programming support and skills
    transfer to partners and LNHAs, Prepare Cash Transfer capacity building
    proposals, plan and develop training module, manual, hands note and tools.
  • Work closely with private sectors; providing advisory support to
    promote effective and efficient cash transfer modality and delivery
    mechanism.
  • Organize and facilitate capacity building workshops /seminars and
    discussion meetings on Cash Transfer
  • Support mainstreaming of gender and protection issues into Cash
    transfer programming.
Leadership
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all
    internal units of Oxfam and facilitate communications with other
    humanitarian stakeholders, including OPM, UNHCR, Other UN agencies, INGOs,
    private sector and community leadership structures.
  • Ensure Cash Transfer Programs of local actors follow sector guidelines
    and are transparent, accountable and credible.
  • Ensure Oxfam’s commitment to gender mainstreaming is prioritised and
    properly reflected in the humanitarian preparedness and response projects
    of local actors.
Management
  • Ensure that all local and national humanitarian actors adhere to the
    Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) as well as other globally accepted
    humanitarian principles and standards including the SPHERE minimum
    standards.
  • Support the implementation of Humanitarian Response Grant Fund
    (HRGF) as well as the Humanitarian Action Fund (HAF) by partners to
    address key humanitarian good practices in Cash Transfer Programming
  • Support documentation and sharing of lessons from humanitarian
    preparedness and response actions of partners.
  • Support ELHNA project Manager in coordinating humanitarian responses
    with Oxfam local partners, private sectors and other agencies, advise and
    make necessary recommendations to management and the project team.
  • Ensure that programme output and outcome indicators and lessons
    learnt are monitored and reported regularly to inform project design,
    programming and advocacy.
Other
  • Be eager to and require others to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and
    values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s
    rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity,
    gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Humanitarian and Cash Transfer
    Officer –ELNHA job should preferably hold a University Degree and / or
    Masters  in Business Administration,
    Economics, Development Studies, Social Work, Social Sciences or relevant
    field
  • A minimum of five years of humanitarian programming experience and
    demonstrable skills in an INGO environment, including experience in Cash
    Transfer Programming as well as humanitarian capacity development
  • Show commitment to the principles of localization and equal
    partnership, as outlined in the Grand Bargain, the New York Declaration and
    Global Compact regarding localisation of humanitarian actions. Commitment
    to grow local leadership development in humanitarian context
  • Commitment to promoting women leadership especially women led
    organization and community led initiatives;
  • Good understanding of humanitarian context and humanitarian actors
    in Uganda
  • Good knowledge on Humanitarian principles, Code of Conduct, Core
    Humanitarian Standard (and other standards including SPHERE), National/
    international Humanitarian Laws and policies
  • Excellent understanding of humanitarian context and markets
    especially during emergency
  • Good understanding about financial services and money transfer
    mechanisms in emergency response situations 
  • Good research and analytical skills and experiences
  • Good understanding about national financial/ banking/ mobile and
    electronic money transfer law and policy in Uganda
  • Knowledge of computerized systems; high degree of computer literacy
    and word processing, databases, spread sheets/Excel skills
Key Attributes:
  • Excellent in facilitation and communication skills especially
    working with stakeholders
  • Excellent in developing training documents (manual, tools, handouts
    and reports)
  • Excellent Team work skills and the ability to build good relations
    both internally and externally.
  • Good written and spoken English is essential.
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, often in difficult
    circumstances
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work sensitively with
    people from various cultural and social backgrounds
  • Ability and commitment to work effectively with people of diverse
    backgrounds and under difficult and challenging environments.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at
the link below.
Deadline: 12th April 2019
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