Cash & Voucher Assistance Advisor - Poland

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Cash & Voucher Assistance Advisor at Poland Save the Children International office location.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Following the start of the conflict in Ukraine, thousands of people fled to neighbouring countries including Poland which welcomed more than 2.5 million refugees. STC sent in an initial response team to assess needs of children and their families in Poland and is scaling up programmatic response with local civil society partners and municipalities like Krakow, Warsaw where we support education, child protection and psychosocial support to those in need and a cash and voucher program to newly arrived in Poland.

This position will be responsible and accountable for the provision of cash and voucher programmatic and operational advice to the humanitarian response, to help meet their programmatic objectives through cash transfers and/or vouchers. It is intended to support both the programmatic design and the implementation of cash and voucher interventions covering all stages of the programme cycle, from the initial assessment of the appropriateness, operational feasibility, and risks, to the design of the intervention, the selection and set-up of a delivery mechanism and distribution process, and the monitoring. 

This position will report to the Deputy TL for programme (design and quality) with functional link to cash operation manager and other field teams and partners implementing CVA activities in Poland.

They will be expected to advise on all aspects of designing, setting up, and/or managing and monitoring all operational areas (including budget development and management, agency coordination and representation, security, logistics, compliance with internal policies and procedures and management of teams) of cash transfer programming. The post holder will play a key role in building capacity at field level, and in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

The post holder will refer to the Cash & Market Humanitarian Technical Working Group for technical standards and guidance.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Significant and relevant overseas experience in designing, managing and implementing cash transfer programmes for a broad range of institutional donors and sectors (beyond Food Security & Livelihoods)
  • Previous emergency response experience, possibly also in Finance and/or Logistics
  • Management experience of operational aspects of cash and voucher interventions. 
  • Experience in the introduction of internal controls systems to support cash and vouchers delivery in the areas of financial management, logistics, security and programme delivery. 
  • Demonstrable understanding of M&E and beneficiary accountability 
  • Education: MA / MSc level or equivalent field preferablly in economics
  • National team and/or small ex-pat team line management experience 
  • Experience of working in insecure environments and adapting internal processes to mitigate security risks 
  • Understanding of field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN in the domain of cash and voucher interventions
  • Good attention to detail 
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people 
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure 
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities 
  • Strong communication (written and spoken) skills in English 
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in managing multicultural teams

Desirable

  • Multi-site management experience 
  • ECHO and/or USAID (OFDA or FFP) programme management experience 
  • National level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN 

This role will be based in Poland Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

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.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 29 Apr 2022

Closing date: 29 May 2022 - 16:59 CST

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Finance

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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