Program Officer- Cash Transfer/Cash For Work at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps Nigeria's humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria. With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, logistics and relief commodities, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors. Mercy Corps plans to scale up and expand its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional and varied assistance in a wider geographic area.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Program Officer- Cash Transfer/Cash For WorkLocation: Biu - Borno StateProgram/Department SummaryMercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria.With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, EU, and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, non-food items (NFI), protection, livelihoods, cash transfers, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors.Mercy Corps is scaling-up and expanding its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional assistance in a wider geographic area.General Position SummaryThe Cash Transfer Programming (CTP)/Cash for Work (CFW) Program Officer is responsible for assisting in the implementation of CTP and CFW activities in the intervention communities of southern Borno State.With support from the Senior Program Officer - Cash & Vouchers, s/he will supervise all projects, project selection and planning, project assets, local government and community liaison work, monitoring and payment.The CTP/CFW Program Officer will report to the Cash & Vouchers Senior Program Officer and work collaboratively with fellow program and MEL staff. S/He may also support other livelihood sector interventions including unconditional cash transfers, livelihood grants and VSLAs.Essential Job FunctionsPlan and ensure the effective implementation of CTP/CFW.Contribute to all CTP/CFW related field work, including community mobilization, beneficiary identification/registration, distributions, and monitoring.Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.Review labor and time-line requirements for CFW activities, determining staffing requirements.Coordinate payment procedures, including documentation, approval and actual payment.Oversee procurement of all materials for CFW projects.Maintain all documentation relating directly to CTP/CFW activities required to ensure accountability to the donor, particularly where labor is concerned.Oversee administrative matters relating directly to CFW activities:  time-sheets, payment schedules, required paper-work and liaison with finance department.Maintain all documentation relating directly to cash transfer activities required to ensure accountability.Oversee administrative matters relating directly to cash transfer activities including reconciliation with cash-out agents following distributions.Contribute to effective program reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use in coordination with the other program staff.Work with the Senior Program Officer - Cash & Vouchers to prepare monthly cash requirement forecast for CFW activities, including the purchase of materials at site and CFW labor payments.Provide information on CTP/CFW activities as requested by the Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, Senior Program Officer - Cash & Vouchers or MEL team.Support orientation for all new staff on CTP/CFW.Report on any problems encountered in the field such as project participant complaints, local authority interference, and security threats to MC staff and activities. Coordinate with MC Security Officer and Livelihoods Manager on any threats to MC staff and activities; follow up on incidents/security threats in areas of operation.Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.Other duties as assigned.

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