Cash and Economic Programming Adviser

  • Contract
  • Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

Cash and Economic Programming Adviser

ROLE PURPOSE:

Following the escalation of the war in Ukraine, millions of people have fled and become displaced inside Ukraine and to neighbouring countries. Inside Ukraine, SC is scaling up a multi-sectoral programmatic response together with local civil society partners and municipalities. The response provides cash and voucher assistance (CVA) along with education, child protection, psychosocial support, health, nutrition and WASH to children and families in need.

The Cash and Economic Programming Adviser (CEPA) will be responsible for ensuring the appropriate, timely and high-quality design and implementation of all humanitarian cash and economic support (Food Security and Livelihoods) programming across the humanitarian and early recovery response in Ukraine. Working closely with other thematic advisors (e.g. nutrition, shelter, child protection, etc.), as well as field-based staff, the CEP will drive the development of an overall humanitarian cash and economic strengthening country strategy to include (but not limited to) preparedness actions, implementation, external coordination and advocacy, as well as a staff capacity building.

The CEP will be the main focal point for cash and market-based programming including the national and regional cash working groups with a primary objective of ensuring the uptake of global best practice in cash based programming.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Lead the programmatic design and implementation of cash and economic support interventions across Ukraine response, working closely with the Deputy Country Directors (PDQ and Operations) and technical sector advisors, where relevant.
  • Support the organization and rollout out of needs assessments and situation analysis – including economic recovery needs analysis.
  • Lead the organization and rollout of market analysis (as well as on-going market monitoring for cashbased programs) – as part of a humanitarian response (or as a preparedness activity – engaging multiple thematic sectors and departments (e.g. supply chain, etc.) in the process.
  • Support other thematic sector leads to identify, analyze and develop integrated programming to address the financial/economic drivers of negative outcomes for children across SC’s global breakthroughs – survival, protection and education.
  • Support to build programmatic and operational preparedness to deliver cash-based programming at scale and in a timely manner for future responses.
  • Lead in the cash feasibility and risk assessments to identify appropriate cash/markets-based programming and secure and efficient delivery mechanisms across Ukraine
  • Advise on the planning and implementation of all operational aspects of cash transfer and economic programming to ensure appropriate cash delivery to meet (diverse) programmatic objectives
  • Identify the main skills/knowledge gaps amongst SC and partner staff (across sectors and departments) and design and deliver cash and economic strengthening training packages.
  • Make frequent field visits to coach and mentor staff on impactful and child-focused cash and economic strengthening programming approaches.
  • Lead and/or support the updating of critical documents related to cash and economic strengthening programming -including CTP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), feasibility and risk assessments, framework agreements with delivery agents, etc. Further, ensure the understanding and uptake of key global documents related to cash and economic strengthening programs – such as the cash operations manual, etc.
  • Represent SCI and coordinate with government, other major INGOs and local actors through regular participation in the Cash Working Group, FSL Cluster and other relevant clusters, working groups or task forces
  • Ensure MEAL systems for cash and economic strengthening programs are fit for purpose, with a strong focus on accountability channels and safeguarding.
  • Work with other thematic sector leads to document learnings and drive evidence building on appropriate cash and economic programing approaches to achieve positive outcomes for children across SC’s breakthroughs (survival, protection and education).
  • Support donor reporting requirements for all cash and economic strengthening program components (humanitarian and nexus).
  • Any other task & responsibilities given by the line manager (DCD-PDQ) and to comply with SC policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (VALUES IN PRACTICE):

Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (OUR VALUES IN PRACTICE)

Accountability

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself, and his/her team, takes responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision for Salvati Copiii, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with his/her team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS

Academic: Bachelor’s Degree in economics, livelihoods, disaster management or comparable field (or equivalent field experience). Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

ESSENTIAL

  • 4+ years of experience working with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian setting/with humanitarian organisations.
  • Experience working on humanitarian design and implementation of cash-based (or social protection) programming; first phase humanitarian response experience an advantage.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written and strong negotiation skills.
  • Honest and motivated.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
  • Previous experience in project management, training and capacity building of staff.
  • Able to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Demonstrable understanding of MEAL and beneficiary accountability.
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.

Additional job responsibilities

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

In the case of a Category 1 and Category 2 response, the candidate must reflect the experience and qualifications of a Grade 2. This must include the following proven behaviour/experience:

  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills in a complex international setting.

Previous experience as member of Senior Management Team.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This Role is offered on the basis of International terms and conditions. Also, interviews will be held on ongoing basis, adverts will be closed once a person is identified.

For non- EU citizens; Visa is to be obtained.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bGhhamRhb3VkLjA2NTM2LjEyMTg1QHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ


Noting that Closing date is 23-Jul-22