Cash and Voucher Assistance Technical Adviser (CVA TA)
Job Tittle: Cash and Voucher Assistance Technical Adviser
The overall aim of the CVA TA will be to assess, design and support quality implementation of CVA interventions, while building the capacity of the response team (staff and volunteers from Save the Children Ukraine), and coordinate with international humanitarian organisations and national and local authorities. The post holder is responsible for ensuring program quality in line with international standards and best practices from a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses world-wide. The CVA TA will ensure systems and procedures are in place and support their roll out with the SC Ukraine team. This position will report to the Director Programme Quality and Development.
The post holder will be expected, with limited support, to lead on sectoral assessment, programme design, coordination, capacity building, planning, coordination and representation, and support fundraising and relevant recruitment in support of the SC Ukraine led response.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Lead on CVA assessments as relevant using SC assessment processes and tools. Coordinate with other SC thematic areas and/or the Cash Working Group or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
- Working with the Director Programme Quality and Development – Programmes and SCI Regional team to develop CVA sector plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy.
- Lead on the CVA sector plan revisions and implementation, focusing on identified and emerging risks and prevention and response to violence for children and caregivers, referral pathways, coordination with relevant service providers, capacity building, implementation of international standards and best practice.
- Ensure strong monitoring systems for CVA issues are in place in coordination with the MEAL team.
- Ensure learning from projects feed into local and global learning and that data and evidence drive operational and technical decision-making for CVA.
- Lead on CVA integration in other sectors.
- Working closely with senior staff, support fundraising for CVA, including development of high-quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with members and regional technical advisers as needed.
- Support programme implementation to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of programme activities
- Support timely programme and donor reports on CVA activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
- Working closely with the Human Resources team to identify CVA staffing needs (both national and international) for emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
- Identify CVA programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
- Working closely the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
- Ensure that the humanitarian minimum standards are maintained in accordance with the Inter-Agency Standing Committees recommendations for CVA, the CALP Network, the Sphere Charter and Minimum Standards and the Core Humanitarian Standards.
- Manage the CVA team, including identifying CVA staffing needs for emergency responses, and lead rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training alongside HR, when required.
- Contribute towards the creation of an organisational learning culture that promotes the use of disaggregated data, evidence and analysis (including gender and power analysis) and understands its link to quality and accountable programming; Contribute to strengthening the use of equality-focused programme principles and good practice across themes and sectors.
- Identify learning and training opportunities for SC Ukraine staff and deliver trainings accordingly.
- Work as a mentor and role model for less experienced SC Ukraine staff.
- Together with other sectors, identify sector-integrated capacity building opportunities and deliver trainings accordingly to SC Ukraine staff.
- Build capacity of national staff and partners in key technical approaches related to Cash & Market-based Programming across all child outcomes.
Representation, Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within Interagency Coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
- Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
- In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in CVA advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
- In collaboration with SC CVA colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global education advocacy objectives.
- Identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Significant management or advisor level education experience working in emergency contexts or fragile states
- Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
- Ability to identify the main gaps in CVA in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in CVA.
- Previous experience of project management
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
- Experience in monitoring and evaluating CVA programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
- Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to CVA.
- Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
- Experience of working with and supporting local partners
- Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- A high level of written and spoken English
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
- Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
- Experience of designing and managing projects funded by institutional donors
- Experience of working in interagency projects.
-Access to a Schengen visa is required for positions in Ukraine**
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Date advertised: 13 Nov 2022
Closing date: 4 Dec 2022 - 23:59 GMT
Location: Kyiv, Location
Department: Business Support
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time