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Senior Cash and Markets Officer

DanChurchAid (DCA)
Imvepi/Omugo-Arua in West Nile Region, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The project focuses on providing lifesaving assistance through Multipurpose cash transfers for basic needs. The Senior Cash and Markets Officer (SCMO) will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to the successful design and implementation of the project, capacity build staff, beneficiaries and financial service providers whose role will solely disburse cash to targeted persons with a specific need (PSNs) to meet their immediate basic needs in Imvepi and Omugo refugee settlements in Arua District.
The SCMO will work closely and coordinate with other coordination mechanisms i.e West Nile cash working group, National cash working group, Collaborative cash delivery platform, interagency coordination among others.
The activities will among others include building the capacity of partners to effectively implement cash and market activities, technical backstopping, guiding on innovative cash modality transfers, market assessments, post distribution monitoring, and market price monitoring, as well as complaints and feedback handling mechanisms.
The SCMO refers to the PM and she/ he will be supervising Cash and Markets Officer and Assistant.


  • Provide oversight of all technical aspects of cash and markets and ensure timely distribution of the monthly multipurpose cash transfers.
  • Train and develop the capacity of both INGO, NGOs and local partners, district officials to secure effectively implement cash and market interventions.
  • Empower first responders incl. local partners district officials to be able to monitor and systematically track market developments, incl. market complaints, that are responded to with timely and effective feedback.
  • Mapping of financial service providers and sign framework agreements to ensure timely disbursement of cash to beneficiaries
  • Follow up cash beneficiaries and ensure social protection concerns are addressed or else referred to protection partners operating within the settlements.
  • Support and enhance staff capacity to carry out monthly Post Distribution monitoring.
  • Design and develop tools for carrying out the baseline, Market assessments and PDMs.
  • If cash transfers are carried, ensure that all cash transfer activities are implemented in accordance with the quality standard and agreed implementation plan. 
  • If cash transfers are carried out, closely monitor the implementation and if needed take corrective action to make sure that the cash reaches the targeted population.
  • Support and participate in household vulnerability assessments and develop appropriate response plans to address beneficiary protection related concerns.
  • Document monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Organize workshops and document lessons learned.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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