Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programme Manager

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

Save the Children


Save the Children is launching a Cash and Voucher assistance programme targeting vulnerable Ukrainian Refugees in Poland and is seeking a CVA Programme manager for the response in country.

The programme is multi-faceted and will require coordination with multiple organizations and actors from the refugee community, local NGOs, inter-government implementing partners, and other national and international organizations providing relevant services.

The CVA PM will be responsible for the operationalization of the project Multi-Purpose Cash ‘Plus’ Assistance to the Ukrainian Emergency in Poland. He or she must guarantee that the activities and budget are executed in a timely manner and with quality. This position will be in charge of managing the project at the national level and in an integral manner and will permanently coordinate with the national specialists or coordinators and the field teams. The incumbent will have a key role in building capacity at the field and at national coordination level, and in scaling and effectively managing this emergency programme to increase impact and enable positive change for children.


Reports to: Director of Operations

Staff reporting to this post: Education staff

Budget responsibility: TBC

Capacity Building and Staff Management:

  • Support the Education Technical Advisers in developing capacity building plans for the CVA team, Partners, Local Authorities, and facility staff.
  • Provide day to day coaching on technical and programme management skills to the CVA team and partners as well as support dissemination of capacity building to the team
  • Work with Technical Advisors to identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff, partners and work as a mentor and role model.
  • Ensure that the capacity building of the CVA team is planned within budget parameters, as well as realistic within the implementation plans of the programme.

Programme Management:

  • Overall responsible for the implementation of CVA project activities ensuring that services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations
  • Provide technical guidance, in collaboration with the CVA Technical Adviser, in all areas of CVA programming, ensuring that implementation methods are consistent with acknowledged good practice and achieve sustainable results
  • Ensure the CVA programme is implemented in ways responsive to communities, partners and children in line with SC’s principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with SC’s procedures
  • Ensure that the programme is implemented with regular liaison with local level stakeholders, and support the field team in the development of regular revisions to, and in compliance with, community agreements for implementation of the CVA programme.
  • Develop programme implementation plan including procurement and distribution schedules of programme inputs in line with programme logistics/supply chain capacity
  • Ensure that CVA staff have work-plans in place and follow up with team members and partners regularly to ensure that activities are on track
  • Manage programme budget, including phased budgets, monthly budget forecasting and quarterly budget revisions for all grants
  • Ensure proper and effective use of program resources, ensuring that all resources/assets in project are managed in line with SC and Donor policy
  • Monitor programme progress against both programmatic, along with the CVA Technical Advisor, and budgetary targets, adjusting programme implementation plans, as necessary.
  • Prepare timely and high-quality programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.

Needs Analysis and Program Design:

  • Support the CVA Technical Advisor with the design and planning required for assessments, baselines, and evaluations.
  • Contribute to situation/response analysis, development of CVA strategy documents and response plans as well as programme design, working with the field team to ensure design is appropriate and implementable.
  • Where required, support the CVA Technical Advisor to develop project and donor proposals in close coordination with logistics, finance and grants unit, and ensure participation of the field team, partners and beneficiaries, in proposal development
  • Prior to proposal submission, identify implementation methodology (direct versus indirect) undertaking consultation with partners and initial partner proposal work
  • Contribute to country level contingency plans and where possible, integrate contingency planning for CVA in all program planning and proposal design.

Partner management

  • Work with the Partnership team to identify appropriate partners for implementation of the CVA response
  • Work with the partners to develop their programme design and proposals, ensuring they align with SC strategy and grant design
  • Ensure regular review of partner progress against the budget and work plan, and support partners to alter activities/strategies in light of context changes or operational challenges
  • Review, with support of the CVA Technical Advisor, partner narrative and financial reporting as well as MEAL data, in line with CO internal deadlines for MEAL
  • Undertake ongoing capacity assessments of partner, reporting areas for development to and soliciting support from the CVA Technical Advisor.
  • Ensure program aligns with SCI values of responsible and ethical partnership

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability

  • Work with the CVA Adviser and MEAL team to develop M&E and indicator tracking plans for all grants, inputting into the development of additional M&E tools as necessary to monitor project progress
  • With the CVA Advisers and MEAL team, ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection at all CVA staffing levels against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting
  • Work with MEAL team, CVA Technical Advisor to identify and incorporate project suitable accountability mechanisms.

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Ensure appropriate staffing within the operations component of the CVA team, within budget parameters.
  • Support the partners to ensure that all CVA field staff understand and are able to perform their role, identifying areas of development as noted earlier

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that all project Infrastructure needs are supported by appropriate TAs from members to ensure the timely delivery of construction and rehabilitation works for CVA program facilities according to the CPMS Minimum Standards.

  • Work together with all thematic Programme Managers to ensure that programmes are aligned and connected, in collaboration with the Advisors, and ensuring CVA needs for children are integrated, mainstreamed and considered in all program interventions.

  • Work with other sectors and agencies to strengthen referral systems

  • Regularly coordinate and collaborate with all other program managers and program team to support high quality inter-sectoral programming and strengthen programmatic synergies and impact for children

  • Represent SC in relevant CP meetings and forum for south and central level

  • Support representation needs as required by CVA Technical Advisor.


Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • 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.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • 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.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Social Studies, International Development Studies, or in a relevant subject, or a BA with equivalent field experience
  • At least 3 years of management experience in CVA programming
  • Proven capacity to supervise, and coach staff in CVA technical skills and programme management
  • Experience of, and commitment to, working through systems of community and child participation and accountability
  • Specific experience of managing major donor projects and understanding of donor compliance
  • Experience in effectively managing large budgets (> 2 m USD).
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • A team player who is able to work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Experience in capacity building and training of local communities, and CVA stakeholders regarding CVA in emergency programming.
  • Experience working and building the capacity of partners on technical issues


  • Language skills in Polish highly desirable
  • Previous experience of managing a CVA team at national level is highly desirable
  • Experience of remotely managing programmes in complex settings
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Experience in representing an organisation in the coordination mechanism.
  • Polish nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

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

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

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Noting that Closing date is 23-Jul-22