Cash, Market & EWEA Technical Advisor
Jobs at:Concern Worldwide
Deadline of this Job:
16 June 2022
Date Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The Cash, Market & EWEA TA will work within the wider Concern team to support CVA, Market Analysis and EWEA works .Under the leadership of the Programme Quality Director, the technical Advisor will work closely with PDs, Programme Managers, and Senior Management Team (SMT).The position holder will adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4). As part of the Concern P4 responsibility the position holder will:
• Support and promote the standards outlined in the P4 and the Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment; and
• Contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme.
Main duties & Responsibilities:
Cash and Market Strategy & Vision
• Develop a national strategy (in line with the global strategy) for the implementation of Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programs.
• Provide Strategic Technical Leadership and Innovation in Markets and Cash Programming.
• Provide technical and strategic support on multi-sector market-based programmes, private sector engagement, and cash transfer programmes to project teams to ensure integrated programmes are designed, implemented, monitored and evaluated.
• Support all of CWW’s enterprise development activities, including supporting the development of relevant training, monitoring and implementation tools, identifying and engaging relevant private sector support services, and ensuring that CWW staff are effective in supporting enterprise development activities.
• Assist the programmatic expansion of cash and markets in Ethiopia.
• Set program direction by prioritizing and organizing actions & resources to achieve objectives and contribute to country strategy development.
• Develop and organize activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders provide support.
Program Advisory & Implementation Support
• Provide CVA advices for the Ethiopia Programme;
• Develop a context specific Guide for the implementation of Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programs, systems, methods, technical tools and materials;
• Develop SOP’s and ensure that each member of the Program (Development and Emergency team) knows and understands them;
• Develop and lead needs assessments around feasible solutions for IDPs and villages in terms of livelihoods and social cohesion, including development of village savings and loan association;
• Monitor and supervise the implementation of CVA by ensuring that quality and technical standards are taken into account and respected throughout the interventions;
• Support field teams to regularly conduct market analysis and Multisectoral Rapid Assessment within the framework of the CVAs;
• Analyse initial response options to make decisions on the programs to be implemented and the types and combinations of assistance (voucher fair, cash transfers, E-voucher, etc.);
• Work with Program Managers and program staff to design, implement and evaluate market development activities in program-relevant sectors, identifying opportunities to promote market growth, support resilient market systems and strengthen local recovery efforts.
• Ensure optimum impact of market-based programmes on the extreme poor and most vulnerable groups, helping them to sustainably graduate from extreme poverty.
• Ensure that local private sector actors and enterprises engage in the Cash and Markets programmes and contribute to the local economic development process.
• Ensure quality control, value-added and impact analyses, identification and capitalization of best practices and lessons learned and make relevant feedback for the development of new projects;
• Ensure that the implementation of the program is adapted to communities, authorities and partners and in line with the relevant guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan of Concern programs (such as gender policy, Do No Harm principles and beneficiary accountability standards);
• Contribute to the drafting of reports on CVA activities, in accordance with the requirements of Concern and donors.
• Ensure all interventions adhere to Concern’s Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
• Ensure the quality of the monitoring, evaluation and learning process for the Market-based Livelihoods Programme as well as strengthening the effort to document the impact of Livelihoods activities, in collaboration with the MEL team.
• Provide technical advice on the type of early warning information to be monitored per country and programme area, including sources of information and frequency of monitoring.
• Technically support each relevant field team, ensuring that they are able to monitor the right information at the right time. Technical support must be provided in the context of climate change, resilience in disaster prone fragile countries.
• To monitor international sources of early warning – much of which is web-site based, ensuring that this information is integrated into programme area monitoring systems
• To provide all necessary information to the Area Coordinators and PDs in the decision making processes to determine where the thresholds are for triggering early action.
• Liaise closely with the Nutrition and Wash Advisors to provide agree on best intervention modality in view of the identified foreseen crisis and based on local context.
• Provide necessary technical guidelines and recommendations on the most appropriate transfer mechanism, preparedness including beneficiary selection, developing framework agreements, risk management and monitoring.
• Conduct regular field visits to ensure appropriate qualitative date is being collected and analysed by relevant field teams.
• Develop strong working relationships across the organisation.
• Synthesis, document and share practical evidence and learning.
• Support and develop relationships with other agencies, including research institutes, technical working groups and represent Concern in national and regional fora as relevant.
• Support operational research undertaken within Concern programmes – in collaboration with field teams and research partners in particular linked to conflict sensitivity.
• As required, support recruitment of country programme staff.
Team Management & Capacity Building
• Develop and facilitate training sessions and capacity building on CVA, Cash and Markets, EWEA programming methodologies and concepts for development & emergency program staff, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development;
• Conduct training in, programme design, monitoring and evaluation, if required.
• Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives;
• Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
Representation & Coordination
• Represent Concern at coordination meetings and Cash Working Group and EWEA meetings;
• Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with donors, local authorities, group and other stakeholders.
• Work closely with other Advisors/Coordinators/Project Managers to ensure a holistic approach;
• Proactive coordination with other livelihood actors including consortia partners, and other actors implementing similar or complementary interventions;
• Proactive coordination with the Nutrition/Food Security/Livelihoods sector, integrated programmes, urban interventions, Resilience programmes, etc;
• Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.
• Liaise with selected financial service provider(s) on operational planning to ensure that program participants receive assistance as smoothly as possible.
• Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the line manager, senior programme quality coordinator
• Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.
• In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):
• actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
• Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed; work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.
• Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy.
• Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with dignity and respect.
• Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.
Person Qualification :
• Required: BSc or MA/S or equivalent in international studies, economics or other relevant field; MA/S preferred.
• Desired: Evidence of continual learning on Organizational Development or Learning and Development (e.g. short residential or online courses, leading on special projects in a previous role, additional degree or course etc.).
• 3-5 years of international relief and development program management experience, in emergency program management. Previous demonstrated experience in cash or voucher programming, market analysis, Early warning Early Action and coordinating implementation with service provider.
• Experience working in an international NGO. Experience in more than one of the areas of Programme Management, Administration and Finance.
• Experience working in areas of cash and voucher transfer modalities,
• Experience and skills in the design and delivery of trainings and workshops.
• Facilitation skills, including ability to facilitate difficult conversations.
• Demonstrated mind-set of and passion for continuous learning and process improvement.
• Empathy with Concern’s vision, mission and values
• Specific experience in Cash, marketing and EWEA and related activities
• Ability to plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with competing demands and report.
• An understanding of the organizational structure and dynamics of Concern Worldwide or equivalent experience of working in an international organisation Good English language skills, both written and spoken.
What we offer
• A competitive salary and benefit package
• Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
• 20 days annual leave
• 26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 36
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how your experience and education fit this vacancy,
please note that no need to submit your supporting documents P.O. Box 2434, Addis Ababa
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