TITLE: Cash & Voucher Assistance Advisor
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development & Quality
LOCATION: Nigeria Country Office
CONTRACT TYPE: National/ International
CONTRACT LENGTH: 2 YEARS
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)
Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.
Experienced Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Technical and Operations Advisor to provide expertise to support design and implementation of CVA programmes/ components so they are appropriate, timely, accountable to beneficiaries, donor-compliant, and cost-effective. The CVA Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for cash & market-based programming in Nigeria. The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. The role will work closely operations colleagues and with partners in Nigeria CO, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including market-based assistance, as well as shock-responsive social protection to ensure linkages between SCI humanitarian cash & voucher assistance and government-led social protection systems. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Programme Quality & Development Director, with a dotted line into the Programme Operations Director.
Staff reporting to this post: no direct reports but expected to provide coaching and mentoring support to operational and other technical colleagues and local partners
Budget Responsibilities: None
Role Dimensions: The role is expected to foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Save the Children members, the Country Office Programme Development & Quality team, advocacy colleagues, Regional Advisors, technical counterparts in other organisation, donors etc. The role is also expected to engage with internal technical working groups, in particular with the Cash & Market Humanitarian Technical WG, and communities of practice.
Context: Humanitarian and development
Primary Technical area: Cash & Voucher Assistance
Primary Sub technical area: Market-based programming for child outcomes
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Provide technical leadership for CVA programming for the Country Office, and set the strategic approach in relation to the wider country strategy
Build capacity of national staff and partners in key technical approaches related to CVA across all child outcomes.
Ensuring Programme Quality (Design & Implementation):
Work closely with new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children
Lead the technical scoping, planning, and design and proposal writing during new programme development, and ensure that we design and deliver high quality CVA-based programmes for children, building on global best practice. Ensure that gender, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.
Work with Child Rights Governance colleagues to ensure that a rights based approach is reflected in our programme design and implementation (in line with our child rights programming approach), with a strong focus on child participation
Promote a Systems Strengthening approach as the overarching framework, that supports working in collaboration and partnership with governments, local partners and working towards impact, scale and sustainability.
Provide oversight and guidance to the programme implementation teams to ensure that thematic programme components are technically sound, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies, acknowledged good practice (e.g. Save the Children Common Approaches); and are likely to achieve scale, as well as equitable and sustainable results.
Promote and monitor integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of CVA at the community level.
Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) teams as well as with the relevant thematic Technical Advisors (i.e. WASH, Nutrition and Health, Education, Child Protection, and FSL) to conduct quality monitoring against international standards on MEAL for programmes integrating CVA, through participatory methodologies (including child-friendly and disability inclusive methodologies);
Contribute towards the creation of an organisational learning culture that promotes the use of data, evidence and analysis and understands its link to quality and accountable programming;
Undertake field visits to project sites; work with implementation teams to understand impacts, operational challenges, and continuously identify opportunities for learning and improvement.
Contribute to organisational learning on CVA when applied to and integrated with WASH, Nutrition, Health, Education, Child Protection, and FSL interventions, ensuring that learning from our programmes is shared across the Country Office, our partners, and the national/subnational Cash Working Group, as well as with colleagues in the wider regional and global Cash & Market community in Save the Children.
Participate in the development of emergency preparedness plans, including CVA and market-specific assessments (including gender analysis and disability situation analysis, using SC assessment processes and tools), as well as in the design and delivery of emergency response and recovery strategies. Ensure synergies across thematic and functional teams, data and programme design.
Monitor trends in order to ensure early action; and lead technical design and implementation and technical coordination of humanitarian responses
Networking & External Engagement:
Ensure that Save the Children is influencing and learning from others through national technical coordination and networking bodies such as clusters and the national and sub-national Cash Working Groups.
Strengthen civil society engagement in national dialogues and policy processes through working closely with advocacy and child rights governance colleagues. Ensure that the voices of children are represented in our cash & market-based programming work.
Represent the program to National and Local government representatives, donors, partner agencies, etc. as required.
Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates), working closely with awards, programme implementation and communications colleagues as needed.
Leverage and liaise with technical colleagues from across Save the Children, including technical working groups and centres of excellence, ensuring that learning from the Country Office is shared with others and global lessons brought back.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
The post holder must commit to work in an international agency that respects racial diversity and fights racism in all forms; and to model positive behaviours and respect to all colleagues, partners and communities.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Primary technical competences:
Technical competencies related to the sub-thematic focus (specialised competencies):
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
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.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
This vacancy is archived.