(Re-Advertisement) – Regional Head of Cash and Markets-CEERO

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

Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC is looking for Regional Head of Cash & Markets – Central and Eastern Europe Regional Office (CEERO) to join our team. we are looking for a positive, forward leaning person with strong interpersonal skills, high level of communication, representation and negotiation skills with excellent facilitation and presentation skills.


The Norwegian Refugee Council has been present in Ukraine since 2014, helping more than 700,000 people with food, shelter, water, sanitation, and legal assistance. Following the escalation of conflict since 24 February 2022, NRC is scaling up its efforts inside Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to provide aid to tens of thousands people forced to flee. NRC has launched a humanitarian response plan for the next six months to support 800,000 people inside Ukraine and neighbouring countries. NRC will respond, largely through local partners, through an integrated approach combining our sectoral areas of expertise such as education, protection, legal aid (ICLA) and shelter. NRC is operational in Ukraine and is also in the process of setting up country operations in Poland and Romania and Moldova and potentially other countries subject to regional context developments. To support the regional response in the best way, NRC is in the process of setting up a regional office (Central and Eastern Europe Regional Office- CEERO) based out of Warsaw, Poland. This will ensure a centralised structure in proximity to the crisis and provide a coordinated support and management to the country operations.

What you will do:

The purpose of the Regional Cash & Markets Lead position is to provide strategic leadership on cash based programming (60%) and market assessment, analysis and linkages (40%) to the countries affected by the crisis in Ukraine. This will cover development and standardisation of approaches in support of the Ukraine response, and support to project and programme planning, implementation, proposal development, monitoring, evaluation, capturing impact evidence, introducing innovations and capacity building, in line with the regional response strategy. This will be fulfilled through the following:

  1. Responsible for provision of advisory support and capacity building across countries
  2. Lead the strategic development of NRC’s cash and markets programming in the region
  3. Ensure effective communication and knowledge sharing on cash based programming and markets, both internally and with other key actors.
  4. Identify funding opportunities and develop funding strategy
  5. Support the consolidation of a learning culture
  6. Represent NRC in relevant coordination forums at regional level and if requested, at country/global level.
  7. Identify regional advocacy issues related to cash and markets and support the development of appropriate key messages.
  8. Provide line management, including recruitment, workforce planning and performance management and staff development of the Unit’s members and contribute to recruitment of regional and country level staff if/as requested.

What you will bring:

  • Several years of leadership/management experience within the humanitarian field
  • Advanced degree in Economics, Econometrics or Business Studies; statistics as a major is advantageous.
  • Substantial documented experience in designing, implementing and managing cash, markets, income generation and similar livelihoods related interventions throughout the project cycle, especially in refugee/ IDP/ displacement contexts.
  • Knowledge of and experience of using relevant market assessment tools and methodologies – EMMA, PCMA, RRA etc, as well as labour market assessments.
  • Experience in leading multi-sectoral assessment teams and providing technical guidance on analysis of the data collected, for programme design and adjustment.
  • Good understanding and programmatic experience on various cross cutting issues such as gender and protection
  • Knowledge of digital systems to support cash and markets programming.
  • Strong analytical skills (experience in collecting and large sizes of analysing data)
  • Experience with inter-agency coordination in the development/ humanitarian field
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
  • Proven ability to research, write reports and present findings on market assessment and cash transfers activities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Previous experience in the Ukraine or Eastern European context
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and / or Russian an advantage
  • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
  • Experience working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. UNHCR, UNICEF, DFID, SIDA, ECHO, EU, OFDA, FFP etc.)
  • Social Protection or similar programme and/or technical experience
  • Experience of working with consortia
  • Experience of managing and working with distributed teams

How to apply

Please submit your application by following this link

  • 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.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Closing date: 9/15/2022