PNUD recrute 01 HAO- Cash coordination

PNUD recrute 01 HAO- Cash coordination


Mogadiscio, Somalia

HAO- Cash coordination

Mogadiscio, Somalia

Job Identification



Mogadiscio, Somalia

Posting Date

05/10/2023, 04:07 PM

Apply Before

05/25/2023, 04:59 AM

Job Schedule

Full time





Vacancy Type

Fixed Term

Practice Area

Crisis management / Country Management Support


Regional Bureau for Arab States

Contract Duration

1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience

Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience

Other Criteria

A relevant first-level university degree with 4 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Required Languages

Fluency in written and spoken the English and local Language is required.

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

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Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Somalia’s prolonged humanitarian crisis is characterized by ongoing conflicts, climate shocks including floods and drought, communicable disease outbreaks and weak social protection. In 2023, the humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate. The current extreme, widespread, and persistent multi-season drought is unprecedented. Following the historic underperformance of five consecutive rainy seasons, Somalia is facing a climatic event not seen in at least 40 years. The current drought has surpassed the 2010/2011 and 2016/2017 droughts in terms of duration and severity. 

Humanitarian needs continue to grow. The number of people affected by drought has more than doubled since the beginning of the year. Currently 8.25 million people, nearly half of Somalia’s estimated population, have been affected. Displacement has increased threefold since the beginning of 2022, with more than 1.3 million people displaced due to drought. 

The lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable and marginalized people have been irreversibly harmed and last resort coping mechanisms have been exhausted. One-third of all livestock in the worst-affected areas have died since mid-2021. Conditions for crop and livestock production are expected to remain extremely poor until at least the start of the next rainy season in April 2023, if not longer, leading to further loss of livelihoods.


The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

Position Purpose

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of the Inter-Cluster Coordinator, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Cash Coordination provides support to the ICCU, ensuring high quality of work in the unit, and will play a key role in ensuring the primary objectives of OCHA Somalia are met.

The Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Cash Coordination works in close collaboration with the Cash Working Group, Cluster Coordinators, other UN agencies and partners to ensure consistent cash coordination outcomes. The Cash Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following:

Duties and Responsibilities

Facilitate the integration and strengthening of cash and market coordination within the existing humanitarian coordination architecture in Somalia.

Provide technical coordination guidance and support to enhance, accountability and quality of cash and market programming in the Somalia response.

Strengthen cash response monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Advocate for cash and market interventions where appropriate.

Performs other related duties, as required.

Facilitate the integration and strengthening of cash and market coordination within the existing humanitarian coordination architecture in Somalia:

Provide strategic coordination of the Cash Working Group (CWG).

Support the CWG in implementing the priorities of the HCT and ICCG.

Provide strategic support for integration of market-based assistance in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle.

Support the establishment of sub-national Cash Working Group (CWG) where necessary to enhance the coordination of cash at the sub-national level.

Assist in the production of appeals for international assistance particularly on issues related

to cash programming

Support linkages between cash-based responses in humanitarian programming and social safety nets, social protection, development programming, protection systems, and other forms of assistance, when appropriate

Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, and consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency cash-related matters.

Establishes and maintains contacts with key stakeholders; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information, both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc.

 Provide technical guidance and support to enhance, accountability and quality of cash and market programming in the Somalia response focusing on the achievement of the following results:

Facilitate coordination of multi-purpose cash (MPCA) and harmonization of CVA.

Lead the development of the MPCA strategy in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle.

Promote gender-specific and protection-specific considerations and strategies for mitigating risks in cash programming with consideration of the principles of inclusion, Accountability to Affected Populations, protection mainstreaming and centrality of protection.

Organize and prepare studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and cash-related issues; organizes follow-up work, including inter-agency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations from relevant studies.

Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.

 Strengthen monitoring, evaluation and reporting

Ensure development of technical guidance and standardized tools.

Support appropriate mechanisms for the coordination of CVA (4W, HDX and other tracking mechanisms).

Conduct/update regular response analysis on ongoing and planned cash and voucher assistance (CVA) to inform coordination, harmonization, and complementarity of programming. 

Advocate for cash and market interventions where appropriate

Advocate for (i) a coordinated, evidence-based cash and market programming (ii) a strong protection lens on cash and market-based programming, and (iii) for acceptance, collaboration and coordination of cash and market-based programming.

Provide quarterly updates to the HCT and ICCG ensuring messaging is coordinated across Agencies and Clusters regarding cash.

Contribute to an internal operational environment in which the full range of assistance modalities can be discussed on their merits and their contextual suitability.

Performs other related duties, as required

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: None


CORE Competency 

Achieve Results:-LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

Think Innovatively:-LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

Learn Continuously:-LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility :-LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination :-LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:-LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:-LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making 

UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site. 

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 

Communication Business Management -Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels

Partnerships Management-Business Management-Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies

Monitoring-Business Management-Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Customer Satisfaction/Client Management-Business Management-Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns

Partnership management -Relationship management -Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding 


Public relations -Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organisation, its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are supported in reaching the public 

Communications -Advocacy strategy and implementation -Ability to create and implement advocacy strategies which lead to impactful change  

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s Degree or equivalent in Political Science, social science, public administration, Sociology, Law, International Relations, or other related fields with two years of relevant work experience; 

A relevant first-level university degree with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree with four years of relevant work experience preferably in the humanitarian context and response


A minimum of two (2) years experience with a master’s degree or four (4) years experience with a bachelor’s degree of progressively responsible experience in complex emergency and inter-agency contexts dealing with relief and transitional issues is required;

Familiarity with UN policies, rules and procedures, particularly in relation to humanitarian response and coordination, and knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance, especially the humanitarian reform agenda;

Ability to research analyze, evaluate and synthesize information, network, and build a partnership. 

Ability to express clearly and concisely, ideas and concepts in written and oral form;

Knowledge/working experience in UNOCHA is desirable;

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Access, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word) is required.

Work experience within the UN system or an International Organization is desirable.

Other Required Skills 

Language requirements (Required / Desired)

Fluency in written and spoken the English Language is required.

Fluency in written and spoken Local language – is required


Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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