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Cash Specialist Job in Kenya

 Closing
date: October
29, 2021

The
position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya; or in a country in West Africa,
Central Africa, or East Africa where IRC operates (Burkina Faso, Cameroon,
Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali,
Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Yemen,
Zimbabwe, Sudan).

Job Overview/Summary:

The
Economic Recovery and Development Technical Unit (ERD TU) provides technical
assistance, ensures innovation, promotes illustrative practices, and improves
data collection and analysis for livelihoods programming within the
organization.

Cash
and voucher assistance (CVA) programming is an important mechanism for
delivering effective and efficient assistance to affected households. To
continue the scale-up of CVA, the IRC is recruiting a
Regional Cash Implementation Specialist to support CVA programming across East and West Africa.
The Specialist will collaborate with regional ERD Technical Advisors (TAs) to
comprehensively support IRC country teams with high quality CVA programming
throughout the regions.

The
position will provide regular in-person and remote support to each priority
country office team. The Specialist will work closely with finance and supply
chain teams and ERD program teams to support the use of cash in basic needs,
food security, or livelihood programming. They will provide technical support
to work towards ”cash across outcomes” with the Health, Environmental Health,
Protection and Governance teams. The position will play a critical role in
strengthening IRC and partner staff capacity to deliver CVA programs, promoting
preparedness to deliver CVA rapidly when crises happen, crafting or improving
M&E systems, and strengthening operations practice and procedure between
programs, supply chain and finance teams.

Major Responsibilities:

•Assist
ERD or other sector teams in IRC country offices in the assessment, design,
implementation and monitoring of CVA programs. The position is encouraged to be
heavily involved in program delivery, troubleshooting implementation
challenges, and using monitoring data to improve program design.

•Ensure
effective CVA tracking systems and continuous observation of CVA activity plans
in collaboration with Finance, operations, ICT and M&E teams at TU,
regional and country levels.

•Where
not yet existing, support the development, adaptation and standardization (if
appropriate) of operating procedures for CVA implementation. Ensure country
teams know IRC’s cash procedures and tools so that they can use them
independently.

•Support
country teams in developing CVA preparedness plans and pre-positioning CVA
plans in order to be prepared to rapidly and effectively deliver cash relief
when emergencies happen.

•Support
offices in adopting digital payment systems for CVA programs. Assist in
defining digital payment needs and program requirements, identifying potential
vendors, supporting the contracting process, and developing procedures to
effectively handle digital payments.

•In
partnership with the ERD TAs that support the West and East Africa Regions,
coordinate and encourage sharing and learning between country programs,
including sharing knowledge, skills, and tools by engaging country office staff
in active cross-country and cross-sector communication.

•Provide
CVA support to high-risk countries (Ethiopia, Cameroon, CAR, Mali, Niger,
Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen) to develop solid prevention plans, mitigating
risks associated with CVA.

•Ensure
gender and protection mainstreaming in CVA tools and methodology.

•Support
the roll-out of IRC’s ”Good & Great Standards” for CVA by ensuring that
country teams are trained and able to consistently meet them.

•Establish
and maintain IRC networks (regional and international) and effective
relationships with IRC partners.

•Deploy
as needed on short notice to support new food security, basic needs, or other
cash-based emergency responses in East and West Africa. Support assessments,
program design, and start-up activities for new emergency responses in the
region, including in locations where IRC does not yet have a presence, as
applicable.

Key Working Relationships:

•Position
Reports to: ERD Cash Technical Advisors for West Africa and East Africa

•Position
directly supervises: N/A

•Indirect
Reporting: Other Internal and/or external contacts:

•Internal:
East Africa and West Africa Deputy Regional Directors, ERD Senior Technical
Advisor for Cash and Emergencies, Cash Preparedness TA, ERD Markets Specialist,
Regional Emergency Advisors, Regional M&E and ICT4P Advisors, Country-level
SMTs, ERD Coordinators and other sector Coordinators as needed

•External:
N/A

Job Requirements:

Education:
Undergraduate degree in social science, international relations, humanitarian
affairs, nutrition, food security, logistics, Business Administration,
Financial Management, or related field and technical accreditation or equivalent

Work
Experience: 3-6 years of work experience in the humanitarian or development
sector with dynamic management and decision-making responsibility, including a
minimum of 3 years of international experience implementing cash and voucher
activities, including mobile money and e-vouchers. Experience working in
diverse emergency, recovery, post-conflict or development contexts.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

•Strong
demonstrated experience implementing CVA programs in a variety of programming
contexts, and in-depth knowledge of various types of CVA approaches
(conditional and unconditional grants, vouchers, Cash for work, etc.).

•Demonstrated
assessment, data collection and analysis skills, including needs assessments,
market assessments and incorporation of gender analyses into assessment
approaches.

•Demonstrated
ability to work across function and sector to build strong working
relationships and to ensure high-quality market-based program delivery.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical expertise and standards and implement
best practice approaches to implementing rapid, consistent, high quality
projects

•Outstanding
communication and coordination capabilities and capability to operate
independently and as a team member.

•Experience
writing proposals for donor funded programs and grants.

•Proven
capacity building, facilitation and coordination skills required

Language
Skills: English and French required; knowledge of local languages spoken in the
region preferred

Certificates
or Licenses: N/A

Working
Environment: The position will be based in one of the countries in the region
where the IRC has an established office (see above) with 50-70% travel to
countries in the East and West Africa regions. Travel may be on short notice
when supporting new emergency responses. Trips will typically average
approximately 3 weeks in duration, but may be up to 3 months in the event of a
large-scale emergency response.

The
IRC is an equal opportunity employer and follows all applicable federal, state
and local fair employment laws. The IRC has a long-standing commitment to
providing equal opportunity in the workplace to all employees and qualified
applicants in all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited
to, recruitment, selection, promotion, compensation benefits, and termination
of employment. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview
process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and
privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

The
IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC
Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality,
Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates
and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse,
Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and
Anti-Retaliation.

The
IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC
Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality,
Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates
and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse,
Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and
Anti-Retaliation.

IRC
et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans
le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, Egalite,
le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et
fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre
l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les
lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

How
to Apply

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/19330?c=rescue

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