MPCA Assistant

Danish Refugee Council, Barranquilla, Colombia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th June, 2021

Job Description

General objective of the position                                 

  • Under the supervision of the MPCA Team Leader and technical supervision, the MPCA Officer, the Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) Assistant, will be responsible for the effective and professional performance of the MPCA field activities.

Main Responsibilities   

Implementation of the Multipurpose Cash Project

  • Participate in the implementation of specific MPCA activities (80% field work and 20% alternation between office and home work are estimated).
  • Implement the plans and indications suggested from the different areas of the Organization.

Programming and Operations

  • Perform registration of beneficiaries, according to the indications and requirements of the program.
  • Establish telephone contact with users for the establishment of appointments, calls, and gathering and / or provision of information.
  • Carry out awareness and information sessions in the community.
  • Deliver MPCA assistance during enrollment days.
  • Participate actively in the creation of proposals, content, and activities developed by the work team.
  • Identify cases of special attention and refer to the relevant programs and / or entities.
  • Participate in the preparation of reports and proposals.
  • Other relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor

Required experience and skills :                                                             

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in humanitarian protection, social work, human rights or other similar field work, related to an NGO or other non-profit organization
  • Field experience and work with urban, and / or rural, and / or indigenous communities
  • Experience and ability to interview people of all ages and backgrounds, addressing cases of high emotional impact.
  • Good tablet and computer skills
  • Good skills in MS Word and Excel
  • Willingness and ability to learn
  • High capacity for self-management and time management
  • Experience with standard procedures and guidelines


  • Specific experience in development and implementation of ACPM programs
  • Calm and diplomatic character.
  • Ability to deal with cases of high emotional charge.


  • Preferably relevant university degree (eg political science, law, international development, social work, psychology, human rights), Bachelor, Technician or Technologist with relevant experience in the humanitarian sector.


  • Spanish (required)
  • Comprehension of the English language (desirable)


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