CashCap is recruiting Cash and Markets Experts for placements across multiple regions/geographies

Norwegian Capacity

Who we are

For over 30 years, NORCAP has been working to solve challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors in order to better protect and meet the needs of people at risk.

Today, NORCAP delivers across the full range: from stand-by crisis response to strategic assistance to improving how the aid system delivers. We work with local, national and international partners to develop knowledge and solutions and to promote more effective ways of working at the global level and in the field. Our independence enables us to bring together key stakeholders across sectors and mandates.

CashCap is one of NORCAP’s flagship programmes, established in 2015 to drive forward the cash agenda and support humanitarian and development partners’ efforts to increase the scale of cash assistance and realise its transformative potential for people in need. Since then, CashCap has been widely recognised as being instrumental to the significant global growth of cash and voucher assistance (CVA). In response to changing needs and developments, our services now include technical assistance, on-the-job capacity building and supporting more collaborative ways of delivering cash at scale. Today, between 30 and 40 per cent of all cash working groups around the world rely on the expertise of CashCap missions.

We offer a unique combination of expertise, neutrality, commitment to building local capacity and the ability to bring partners together to ensure choice, dignity and the best possible outcomes for people who need cash assistance, now and in the future.

CashCap is looking to expand its pool of Cash and Markets experts for placements across multiple regions (Asia/Pacific, Africa, Middle East, and the Americas). We particularly welcome applications from experts with Red Cross/Red Crescent experience. We also welcome applications from experts who have demonstrable experience in Adaptive Social Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction/Preparedness, Digital Payments and Data Interoperability.

Job description

CashCap is seeking to expand its programme capacity to be able to respond to steadily growing demand from partner organisations. Deployment requests will usually vary across these areas: technical support and capacity building across a number of cash and markets based programming areas, advocacy, and coordination. Experts can be deployed nationally, regionally or at the global level to support a specific sector or a collaborative initiative.

Roles and responsibilities when on deployment can include any and all of the following:

  • Provide technical or coordination guidance and support to local and international humanitarian partners and national authorities on cash and markets-related issues and activities to ensure programme quality, adherence to agreed standards, national policies, best practices and impact soundness in their implementation.
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors internally and externally to advocate for cash and markets-based programming and ensure continuity of advocacy efforts.
  • Engage actively in multi-sectorial responses, and facilitate capacity building of implementing partners and national authorities.
  • Develop and/or deliver training modules, information, education and communication materials specific to the context and culture as required, and conduct training as required.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and technical guidelines; and advise and support project planning, design and implementation, considering local context and available technologies.
  • Ensure monitoring mechanisms are in place and ensure data collection and reporting are carried out systematically.
  • Include considerations of long-term sustainable solutions in all phases of planning and implementation.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Candidates will be assessed according to the CashCap Programme Capability framework based on core CVA technical experience, interpersonal skills and personal qualities:

Essential

Qualifications/Education level/Language level

  • Minimum 5 years of professional humanitarian experience;
  • Good working knowledge of English; proficiency in other languages is an advantage (please indicate all languages you have a working level proficiency in).

Proven CVA technical experience in

  • Strategic planning and decision-making
  • Programme design & quality
  • Operational delivery
  • Capacity development, including training and facilitation techniques

Interpersonal skills

  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, influencing and advocacy
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills, including representation, reporting, and information dissemination

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to work in stressful situations and contexts
  • Creative and analytical thinker

Highly Desirable:

  • Demonstrable experience of working with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies
  • Operational experience with or academic background in one of these areas: adaptive social protection and integration points with humanitarian CVA; DRR/cash preparedness; digital payments/data interoperability,

We offer

  • Significant life experiences, professional and self-development through exposure to varied contexts and training opportunities, peer-to-peer support through a thriving CashCap Community of Practice and on-deployment mentoring from a member of the CashCap Global Cash Response Team
  • Good staff care and training opportunities.
  • More information about CashCap

Practical information:

  • Application and the accompanying CV must be submitted in English
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to pass a test to assess technical and language proficiency
  • Protection is at the heart of our work – candidates invited for interview can expect this aspect of their profile to be explored in detail
  • All candidates will get a written response within three weeks after the closing date of this advertisement.

Please note:

  • Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.
  • Please include all relevant employment history and education when completing your application. Uploaded CV’s will not be considered.

How to apply

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