Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.
CRS has received funding from USAID/OFDA to host a CWG Technical Co-chair and is looking for a person to fill this position starting mid-July 2019.
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Position Title: Cash Working Group Technical Co-chair
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Position Type: Regular
Reports to: CRS Emergency Coordinator
To work with humanitarian actors in NE Nigeria for the development of a community of practice around cash transfer programming and building capacity of interested parties. To harmonize approaches, build evidence and best practice in country through sharing of experience and contribute to national and global learning.
The co-chair drives collective progress and provides technical expertise for jointly agreed priorities established by the cash working group, considering their collective views and seeking to achieve consensus and collaboration by the group. In line with member expertise and interest, other agencies may be designated to lead on activities.
Additionally, the following are key activities, tasks, and responsibilities that need to be completed by the end of the assignment.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities
1. Co-chair cash coordination and a community of practice
In coordination with the OCHA CWG Co-chair, work with organizations involved with cash/market based interventions. As the NGO counterpart, co-chair the technical working group and represent this working group in relevant cluster meetings (food assistance, shelter, health, etc.) and other external fora. Facilitate and maintain a community of practice in country through information sharing, guidance, advice and exchange of technical support. Promote cash-transfer programming in the country.
2. Capacity Building & Learning
Identify capacity building needs through ongoing engagement with CWG member organizations and build capacity in cash transfer programming through conducting at least 2 basic trainings for CTP practitioners.
3. Research & Advocacy
Keep an overview on market functionality and elasticity in NE Nigeria. Gather information on the impact of in-kind programming versus voucher programming versus cash-based programming. Advocate for market based programming where this is considered most appropriate based on evidence.
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Skills & Experience
a) A Master’s degree in an appropriate technical field (Humanitarian Assistance, Food Security and Livelihoods, etc).
b) A minimum of 3-years’ experience in cash/voucher/e-voucher transfer programming in a humanitarian response setting.
c) Experience in research; collecting and analyzing information and presenting well-written reports.
d) Strong public speaking skills. Able to present information to an external audience and conduct trainings.
e) Excellent coordination skills such as ability to liaise with various agencies/individuals, organize events, priorities work and ensure a smooth flow of information and an environment of cooperation and information sharing.
f) Excellent analytical skills with ability to influence decision makers.
g) Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
h) Ability to work independently and to work with people located in different geographic locations and in other organizations.
i) Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.
j) A sound understanding of the importance of gender in humanitarian work.
k) Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
l) Committed to Equal Opportunities (e.g., gender, race, disability).
m) Innovative and creative to find lasting solutions to rapid, timely and appropriate humanitarian response.
n) Experience and training in the EMMA tool kit is an advantage.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
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