Entry Level Livelihoods Officer – Digital Financial Inclusion NGO Job Vacancies – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

 

Job Title:      Livelihoods
Officer – Digital Financial Inclusion

Organization: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Area Manager

 

About US:

The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced
migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works
in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for
the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

 

Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Officer – Digital Financial
Inclusion will support increased access to financial services for vulnerable
groups; ensuring that any such users of financial services are sufficiently
informed and protected to enable them to use such services to their benefit.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Develop and lead the execution of a financial inclusion
strategy to empower both beneficiaries and communities beyond the end of the
project life, while linking the delivery system with reliable existing systems
from financial service providers, private sector and the Government of Uganda
to boost the sustainability of the project

·       
Play key role in development or improvement of training
materials on financial literacy and digital inclusion to enhance the capacity
of DRC staff to design and deliver effective cash based intervention

·       
Play key role in the identification of cooperating
partners and financial service providers able to deal efficiently and
effectively with the delivery part of the cash-based transfers programme.

·       
Provide inputs relevant to the review and negotiations of
Service Providers offers and contracts according to established rules and
regulations.

·       
Support learning from CBT implementation through Agent
Banking, Mobile Money and others by documenting lessons learned.

·       
Develop a behavioral change communication strategy for the
adoption of digital payment culture by CBT beneficiaries

·       
Develop SOPs for a systematic referral system for solving
Agent Banking related problems encountered by beneficiaries (e.g. loss of card
/ deaths etc)

·       
In collaboration with the team, support the development
of, and adherence to, Standard Operational procedures (SOP)

·       
Ensure harmonized coordination and supervision of
financial literacy trainings to beneficiaries in collaboration with the program
team.

·       
Enhance DRC’s leadership status in forums relating to
digital financial inclusion and CBT

·       
Identify opportunities to incorporate risk assessment
recommendations into the program and continuously evaluate the changing
environment in this regard.

·       
Assess potential risks to recipients for cash based
interventions and work with protection and other colleagues to ensure risk
mitigation is integrated into programming

·       
Support the implementation of PDM surveys to determine the
impact of cash assistance, and the beneficiaries’ feedback regarding protection
aspects

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods
Officer – Digital Financial Inclusion
job must hold a University Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Community
Development, Business Studies or any other related field

·       
Training in Cash Transfer Programming will be an added
advantage

·       
Two to five years of experience leading efforts for
financial inclusion and digital literacy with community development, preferably
in a refugee setting

·       
Familiarity with refugee response interventions and
related frameworks

·       
Proven experience managing community dialogues and working
directly with beneficiaries

·       
Good interpersonal, communication skills with proven
experience in communicating with stakeholders at all levels.

·       
Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines.

·       
A team player and the ability to work with minimum
supervision.

·       
Languages: Fluency in English. Fluency in local
languages (especially Kiswahili) would be an asset.

 

How to Apply:

All Interested
candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience please submit
updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited
for the post.

 

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Deadline: 20th August 2020

 

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