Recruitment at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Recruitment at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Graduate Cash Transfer Assistants Job at the Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Cash Transfer Assistant

Location: Madagali, Adamawa
Slots: 6
Level: SB4
Contract length: 10 Months with possible extension
Start Date: 15th April 2018

About the Job

  • The successful candidate’s main duties and responsibilities will be Facilitating the implementation of the early recovery cash transfer programme through liaising with local stakeholders and community to improve the food security and livelihoods of communities.

Implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme:

  • Ensure beneficiaries are screened, selected and verified through use of developed targeting criteria in operational areas
  • Participate in the data collection of food security and livelihood related assessments
  • Provide livelihood guidance, on an individual or group basis, to increase beneficiaries’ awareness of different business options based on market assessment and beneficiary interests
  • Facilitate the implementation of Cash Transfer programmes and ward level; Unconditional/Conditional Cash Grants and Cash for Work
  • Work with line manager to plan for cash distributions
  • Business advisory, support and monitoring through guidance from line manager
  • Work closely with government line ministries in the implementation of project activities
  • Support the organization of trainings and other events related to the project
  • Receive and distribute goods dispatched from warehouse and ensure all documentation is accurately completed in an accountable manner
  • Provide administrative support if required
  • Submit weekly reports and contribute to compilation of the monthly report and submit to line manager.

Stakeholder Coordination:

  • Coordination of Ward level stakeholders in consultation with line manager
  • Keep abreast of all ward level stakeholders and NGOs working in DRC operational locations
  • Ensure that protocol is followed through stakeholder consultation at all stages of project implementation.

Social Cohesion Programming:

  • Assess the relevance of potential intercommunal dialogue activities linked to livelihoods to improve the dialogue and cooperation between these fields (e.g. joint workshops, peer-to-peer activities, language exchanges, etc.)
  • Select beneficiaries who will participate in the activities through youth empowerment and community safety planning in coordination with AVR teams where possible
  • Maintain Excel tracking sheet to ensure that data are collected on a timely basis
  • Contribute to regular reporting on achievements and challenges related to the project as requested by the Livelihoods Officer.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Work closely with the monitoring team and the Livelihood Officer on the timely monitoring and evaluation of all components – information, beneficiary selection, beneficiary feedback about activities, etc.
  • Facilitate the qualitative and quantitative monitoring of the project through team meetings, visits to selected beneficiaries, regular reporting and any other monitoring tools
  • Participate in the internal evaluation of the program
  • Participate in Post Distribution Monitoring excersises
  • The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

About You

  • To be successful in this role we expect you Experience in Cash Transfer Programming and an understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the North East of Nigeria.
  • At least 1 year working experience, in the field of cash transfer programming is required.
  • All employees should master DRC’s core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.


  • University Degree or advanced training/course in Economics, Agriculture, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Humanitarian or any other related field plus.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.
  • At least 1 year working experience, in the field of cash transfer programming is required.


  • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
  • Experience working with displaced populations.
  • Experience with case management protocols desirable


  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment; please refer to  under Vacancies.

Application Closing Date
10th April, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • All applicants must send a Cover Letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.
  • DRC Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered.
  • If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact: