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3 New Jobs at International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Technical Advisor, Cash – East Africa Region

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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at International
Rescue Committee (IRC), 2022

Technical Advisor, Cash – East Africa Region
3 Locations Available | req37007
Job available in these locations:

  • Nairobi, NAIROBI MUNICIPALITY, Kenya
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Kampala, Uganda

Requisition ID: req37007
Job Title: Technical Advisor, Cash – East Africa Region
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Nairobi, IHUB, Kenya
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Job Description:
Background/IRC Summary:
The
International Rescue Committee (IRC), responds to the world’s worst
humanitarian crises and helps people survive, recover and gain control
of their future. The IRC is working to improve the safety, health,
education, economic well-being, and power of people in crisis affected
places.
The Economic Recovery and Development Technical Unit (ERD
TU) is responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and
monitoring of client-centered programs such as, but not limited to, cash
and voucher assistance (CVA), rural & agricultural livelihoods, and
enterprise development and employment promotion. The TU’s technical
assistance to this wide variety of programs ensures quality and use of
evidence-based practices; promotes innovation, diversity, equity, and
inclusion; and drives data-based management and decision making.

Job Overview/Summary:
The
Cash Technical Advisor (TA) will provide technical support in the
design and development of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) activities
in support of ERD programs in the East Africa Region to ensure the most
appropriate, effective, and safe delivery of assistance for affected
populations. The position will also support, and lead select global and
country-led initiatives to support the scale-up of CVA activities across
the IRC’s strategic CVA ambitions. The selected candidate should also
have familiarity with the operational aspects of CVA, including supply
chain and finance; as well as with supporting social protection systems
in fragile contexts.

Specific Responsibilities:
The
Cash TA will spend at least 80% of their time delivering technical
assistance in-person and remotely to program colleagues focused on
programming, CVA program model development across sectors as well as
general economic program design, implementation and learning support.
This is a primarily programs-focused position with the central
responsibility concentrated on program quality. It is expected that
approximately 40% of the total time will be deployed to country programs
under the TAs area of responsibility, to support program quality in
person. This may also mean deployments in emergency response, where
crisis occur in the TAs focal or backstop country programs and may be on
short notice. The remaining 0-20% is spent on influence, advocacy,
research, and internal strategic design related to cash program quality
and operations, at the discretion of their supervisors. The Technical
Advisors’ specific responsibilities are as follows:

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A. Ensure program quality:
Participate
in the design, development, and implementation of high-quality ERD
programs, including operational aspects of CVA activities within other
sectors (health, education, protection, and governance). Ensure that
these programs are:
• Aligned with organizational strategies, which
includes supporting staff with contextualizing outcomes and theories of
change, and selecting interventions based on the best available
evidence, the local context analysis and the country program’s Strategic
Action Plan.
• Responsive to clients’ needs and preferences, as well
as incorporating a strong component of promoting equality, inclusion,
and local partnership.
• Support assessments on basic needs, food
security, livelihoods, labor markets, CVA feasibility, including
financial services providers availability.
• Provide inputs on the design of theories of change, monitoring plans and log frames, including indicator selection.

Aligned with IRC’s cash ambitions, including the use of digital
payments, strong operational support systems, and alignment of CVA
programs with social protection systems.

B. Engaging in business development to add to high quality concept notes and proposals by:
• Review technical quality of ERD project proposals and other sectors proposals with CVA and/or livelihoods components.
• Input into go / no go decisions on proposals and on budgets required for project delivery.

When necessary, write technical narratives of proposals and provide
support on monitoring and evaluation aspects of ERD projects.
• Engage with donors, participate to donors’ meetings, and do outreach in support of country programs.
• Ensure sound analysis of context, capacity, and opportunities to input into country Strategy Action Plans (SAPs).

C. Building resources for technical sharing to encourage cross-learning and innovation:

Share cross-context learning globally and across the region, including
on IRC organizational outcomes, theories of change, evidence base for
interventions and standard indicators.
• Develop, review, and share
program-specific tools, resources (internal and external); and work with
Technical Unit specialists, coordinators, and other colleagues to
contextualize and adapt global and country-specific materials or to
assist with periodic review.
• Keep up to date with contextual
analyses, crisis data, and other sector and country trends related to
CVA within the assigned country portfolio.
Recommended:

D. Support or lead cash strategic projects to improve IRC global cash programming implementation, including operations:

Work closely with other cash team members on relevant strategic
projects centered around improving the IRC’s ability to scale and
implement high quality CVA programming.
• Cultivate relationships
with the supply chain and finance departments in country program
portfolio, to inform operational aspects of CVA such as contracting new
financial service providers and troubleshooting procurement or payment
issues.
• Support the rollout of IRC’s Global Payment Toolbox and pre-positioned data management platforms.
• Participate in ongoing training courses and share knowledge and skill sets within the unit.

Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:
Deputy Director – Cash & Markets (located in London, UK)
Position directly supervises: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal:
Close, regular relationships with regional and country program
coordinators, managers, and teams; as well as with colleagues in the ERD
Technical Unit. Regular communication with education, violence
prevention and response, health, governance, research, evaluation and
learning, internal cash working group, and gender equality technical
unit teams. Interacts with IRC internal departments, including business
development, procurement, and finance, external relations, and advocacy
departments.
External: Serve as IRC program representative in
outside regional and global meetings and academic forums with donors,
online forums, other non-governmental organizations, inter-agency groups
and foundations.

Job Qualifications:
a. Education:

  • Master’s/post-graduate
    degree in development, humanitarian affairs, economics, business
    administration or relevant field or equivalent combination of education
    and experience.
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b. Work Experience:

A minimum of 8 years implementing and/or managing cash-based
humanitarian programming in diverse crisis or post-crisis field
settings, preferably adopting markets-based approaches.
• Experience
providing technical support and guidance to a diverse team towards
strategic goals, including an ability to oversee staff in cross-cultural
settings and at a distance.
• Experience in design, implementation,
and monitoring and evaluation of CVA programming to meet basic needs,
food security, NFIs, and/or shelter program activities as well as
technical tools and materials development.
• Experience navigating financial systems, familiar with supply chain procedures and data management.
• Experience in women and/or youth-focused livelihoods programming considered a plus
• Experience aligning CVA with social protections systems highly preferred.

c. Demonstrated Skills and Proficiencies:
• Knowledge of global trends in CVA

Experience navigating the humanitarian architecture, including cash
working groups (country and regional) and global models for CVA delivery

Demonstrated assessment, data collection and analysis skills, including
needs assessments, market assessments and incorporation of gender, age,
and disability analysis into assessments.
• Knowledge of guidelines and compliance regulations of institutional donors.
• Proven track record in developing funding proposals and reports for a range of institutional and private donors.

Demonstrated ability to work across departments, functions, and sectors
to build strong working relationships with colleagues, and external
partners.
• Strong program/technical, project design, proposal
development and budget management skills, planning, reporting,
monitoring, and evaluation skills.
• Strong project planning, budget management, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation and learning skills.
• Flexibility to work adjusted hours, as appropriate to accommodate for different time zones.
• Proficiency in working productively and proactively under remote team and management structures.

Proficiency with Windows-based software, knowledge management tools,
remote and face-to-face training, facilitation and engagement tools, and
familiarity with mobile monitoring tools.
• Demonstrated dedication to a Do No Harm approach, gender equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Excellent social skills involving listening to, interacting with, and
communicating clearly with people from diverse nationalities and
backgrounds, and senior level internal and external partners, with a
high degree of integrity.
• Strong analytical and conceptual skills, with the ability to think and plan strategically.

A proven understanding of broader ERD programming e.g., resilience
building, gender-sensitive rural livelihoods, climate resilient
agriculture, employment, and entrepreneurship promotion and VSLA.

d. Language Skills: Fluency in English is required; Arabic or French preferred; other spoken languages in East Africa a huge advantage.
f. Working Environment: Up to 40% travel is expected, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.
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Standards for professional conduct and commitment to equality:
The
IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined
in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity,
Service, Equality, and Accountability. In accordance with these values,
the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment,
Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to
race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age,
marital status, veteran status, or disability.

We offer benefits
that help promote an empowering work environment, including parental
leave, medical insurance, counseling services, gender-sensitive security
protocols, and more, depending on the country where the selected
candidate will be based.

We will ensure that individuals with
disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the
job application or interview process, to perform essential job
functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
Please contact us to request accommodation.
Language preference
and/or interpretation to interview for the role can are available upon
request for the IRC’s working languages.


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