Save the children recruits 01 Cash & Voucher Assistance Regional Capacity Strengthening Lead
- Team/programme: programmes
- Location: home based -wca time zone- deployed to country offices.
- Grade: 3
- Contract length: 1 year (renewable)
- Level 1
This post has been classified to be a Level 1 position. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) basic check or equivalent overseas police check will be obtained for employees at this level prior to their Start Date. As the post is not covered by the Exceptions Order 1975 to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, any spent criminal convictions will not be considered when considering suitability for the role.
Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them achieve their potential. Save the Children’s origins lie in emergency response, and this has remained central to our work ever since. Save the Children UK has a long tradition of commitment to building the skills and capability of humanitarians worldwide in order that humanitarian responses are well staffed and fulfil the needs required, especially at national and regional level.
Across more than 38 countries including all countries covered by WCA regional office, Save the Children has deployed the use of Cash and Voucher modality to respond to emerging needs across sectors and contexts. Within the framework of our Global Strategy for 2022-24, SCI is committed to scaling the appropriate use of CVA for improved impact on child outcomes across our breakthrough, through strengthening institutional capacity with the overarching goal of positioning Save the Children as the leading actor in “Cash Plus for Child Outcomes”. In West and Central Africa, there has been an increased organizational capacity investment in mobilizing resources across functions including resourcing strategic CVA roles and inter and intradepartmental joint collaboration efforts to support country office’s needs to meet their ambition.
The role will entail building on the collaborative initiatives and investments by Countries and Regional Senior leadership Teams and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy to strengthen institutional capacity for cash and voucher assistance.
Scope of role
- Reports to: WCA Cash and Resilience Technical Advisor, with added matrix management by WCA HLA Lead
- Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A
Key areas of accountability
- With the designated SMT members and CVA focal points, co-lead the development of capacity-strengthening plans including capacity needs assessment in Market based programming; recommendations on the direction for the CVA capacity strengthening component, training delivery, application of the competency framework and training follow up and monitoring.
- Support the tailoring of SCI Cash mapping and preparedness guideline (including OCRT) s OCRT (Organisational Cash readiness to reflect SCI specificities, and support its roll-out in the different tiers of Country Offices as categorized in the Capacity building plan. Support technical advisors (Cash and technical sectors) and operation leads in the revision/contextualisation of existing market-based programming training materials, tools and guidelines adapted for different audiences and contexts.
- With the designated cash technical advisor(s) and HTWG, take initiative and ensure peer to peer learning between countries, and document MBP capacity building plan implementation impact and lessons learnt
- Support effective implementation and use of learning through implementing technical and operational guidelines and tools.
- Identify top talents, capacity gaps and facilitate opportunities for learning- Linking talent to our internal roster including other SCI talent structures.
- Facilitate Cross-Country Office learning; identify creative ways to share learning, best practices, and collectively address challenges
- Bridge the Global – Country divide by supporting technical experts to apply best practices and contextualise global/ National internal and external guidance’s, learning and evidence and ensure that learning from COs informs our regional evidence, technical standards, and strategic direction in Cash & Voucher Assistance
- Support Emergency preparedness, recovery, and where appropriate response, including country office capability building for humanitarian response, emergency preparedness planning.
- Support CO in building their capacity to deliver on CVA preparedness workplans (minimum + advanced actions) in priority identified countries including FWAs, RACI, Feasibility and risk assessment, SOP etc.. And ensure that learning and gaps in the tools are captured and communicated back.
- Reinforce capacity in designing quality proposal
- Collaborate with different internal and external stakeholders on developing adapted CVA training materials and tools targeted to a variety of target audiences based on the needs and gaps identified.
- Co- facilitate the regional and Country learning events on CVA including CVA COP Community of Practice along with the Cash and resilience advisor.
- Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way that reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy
- Continuously learn and adapt blended learning methodologies and ensure regular monitoring of learning outcomes and follow up actions needed to grow our capacity in capacity strengthening.
Skills and behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and experience
Essential Technical Skills
- Technically experienced in Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA), through policy and practice
- Proven experience in developing detailed plans for training / skills development, including identification of detailed cost structures and required support structures
- Proven experience in delivering CVA training
- Experience in using mixed modalities for capacity strengthening
- Experience in developing new capacity strengthening programmes, including overseeing writing of content
- A good understanding of monitoring and evaluating approaches and methodologies
- Knowledge and direct experience of people development approaches and excellent facilitation and training skills
- Strong report writing skills and research experience related to the use of cash-based programming.
- Field experience in a humanitarian programme and broad understanding of humanitarian issues, international relations and the international humanitarian system- preferably in West & Central Africa
Relevant CaLP trainer qualification
- Fluency in the French language and capacity to speak, write and read it.
- Fluency in the English language and capacity to speak, write and read it.
- Capacity and willingness to deploy to country-offices across West & Central Africa, sometimes at short notice.
- Experience in backstopping technical experts
- Problem solving, negotiation and contracting skills
- Moderating and facilitation skills
- Ability to communicate ideas clearly and influence at a senior level
- Coaching/mentoring skills
- Opportunistic – able to spot the potential to build capacity in an emergency context
- Advocacy and networking skills
- Ability to travel internationally, occasionally at short notice and to remote and insecure locations
- Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach
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.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check combining a barred list check, or equivalent overseas police check will be obtained on successful candidates before any employment contract is confirmed. As the Exceptions Order 1975 to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 covers the post, any spent or unspent criminal convictions will be considered when considering suitability for the role.
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.
Closing date: 11 May 2022 – 23:59 GMT.Postuler