The Global Cash Adviser is responsible for technical and strategic support on CVA across all regions that GOAL operates. GOAL has 14 Country Offices in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and a newly established office in Ukraine. The Global Cash Advisor sits within GOAL’s global Programme Technical Team, which ensures the technical quality of programme design and implementation through developing strategy and guidelines, collaboration on new programming, support visits to countries, evaluations, documenting and sharing learning, and providing external technical representation.
The role links with GOAL country teams who are already implementing Cash and Vouchers Assistance (CVA) and those which are exploring new usage of CVA. Key relationships include Humanitarian Advisors, Programme Technical Advisors, MEAL, Strategic Partnerships, Supply Chain, Finance, Communications and Country Offices.
Strategy and Design (approx. 30%)
GOAL’s draft CVA strategy has three core commitments: scaling up CVA, systematising its quality and developing an organisational identity and capacity in CVA connected with health. This position is expected to drive forwards the adoption of this strategy and its monitoring. Specific responsibilities during this contractual period includes:
- Driving forwards awareness and adoption of the CVA strategy within GOAL and external stakeholders as well as completion of 2022 organisational actions.
- Developing an annual action plan against the global CVA strategy for 2023, in consultation with internal stakeholders and the CVA Strategy Steering Committee.
- Lead the monitoring and dissemination of organisational progress towards the CVA strategic commitments.
- Support related Head Office (HO) departments and all country offices in developing strategies and 2023 annual plans by identifying opportunities for the meaningful integration of CVA, in line with GOAL’s organisational strategic commitments.
- Support country offices to get in place CVA SoPs and multi-year financial service provider agreements, in line with the organisational action plan target. This includes working with multiple HO departments and developing organisational templates and guidance to support country teams to develop/update CVA SoPs so they are in line with an organisational standard of quality.
- Work with HO departments to develop and implement an organisational CVA tracking system and ensure that modality information is captured in GOAL’s grant management system for annual reporting.
- Lead on GOAL external reporting of CVA key metrics including CVA value in collaboration with Finance, to CaLP.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Evidence and Learning (approx. 25%)
- Rolling out GOAL’s global cash post-distribution monitoring survey and guidance
- Developing a voucher post-distribution monitoring survey for country teams and rolling it out across GOAL
- Manage the GOAL CVA Internal Network which includes monthly meetings as well as keeping the CVA SharePoint page and teams channel up to date with learning sessions and products, tools and CVA related policy developments.
- Document and share CVA evidence/learning to support programme quality, positioning GOAL as a strong CVA actor and inform CVA advocacy to policymakers.
Technical Advice and Support to Programme Implementation (approx. 40%)
- Support and mentor programmatic and management staff within GOAL’s operational country programmes on CVA. This may include supporting the recruitment of CVA staff and being a technical dotted manager for the Syria Cash and Markets Adviser (if recruited).
- Participate in the recruitment of the technical team members (ToR, development and revision of tests, interviews, etc.) as requested.
- Work closely with the Emergency Response Unit and GOAL country office colleagues on the integration of CVA in preparedness planning and the implementation of subsequent CVA related actions.
- Work with other Technical Advisors, Programme Coordinators and Managers (in Head Office and within Country Teams) to identify how, when and where CVA could be used to support and improve programme processes and outcomes across all sectors and approaches.
- Work with HQ Supply Chain to develop tools and guidance on procuring and engaging financial service providers for cash delivery, as well as vendors for voucher assistance. This includes engaging in the revision of the GOAL global procurement manual.
Resource Mobilisation (approx. 25%)
- Advise on and/or implement assessments for modalities (including CVA) for new funding opportunities.
- Support and advise country teams in positioning for and responding to new funding opportunities relevant to CVA.
- Provide technical review of concepts and proposals to identify appropriate selection of modalities and quality technical design of CVA when it is used.
- Work with GOAL’s fundraising and business development colleagues to position GOAL’s CVA to donors
External and Internal Representation, Advocacy and Global Citizenship (10%):
- Strategic engagement with external stakeholders for partnership expansion in line of sight of GOAL’s strategic objectives.
- Identify, build, and manage collaborative partnerships with donors, local authorities, UN agencies and other stakeholders.
- Represent GOAL at a global level in cash fora including as the focal point for GOAL CaLP membership, the CVA and Health Tasksteam, regional cash fora and the Global Cash Working Group. In addition, take part in country-level Cash Working Group’s where there are gaps in country office capacity to take the lead or they need additional support, for example, leading the CVA Risk Taskforce in North-West Syria if the Cash Adviser position is vacant and engaging in the national Cash Working Group for Ukraine if required.
- Keep GOAL staff informed of emerging CVA policy trends and learning.
- Engage with GOAL HQ Global Citizenship team on alignment of work with GOAL’s organisational CVA strategy and support to incorporate CVA into schools work as well as Irish/EU advocacy.
Essential prior experience/qualifications
- Master’s or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as economics, business, international development, humanitarian studies or another related field
- Minimum three years demonstrable experience with CVA programming
- Demonstrated experience with needs and market assessments, as well as response analysis frameworks. Familiarity with PCMA, EMMA, RAM and/or other relevant assessment and analytical tools would be beneficial
- Preference for knowledge of the humanitarian program cycle, humanitarian coordination frameworks, general humanitarian funding landscape
- Experience developing research and learning products related to CVA
- Experience in designing policies, tools, templates, SoPs and guidelines to support programme operations
- Experience in providing high quality technical input on modalities to programme design and proposals
- Proven record or flair for strategic planning and project management in the humanitarian/development sector
- Understanding of approaches, tools and best practices regarding gender, age, and disability sensitive CVA
- Experience working with international agencies/donors such as: FCDO, ECHO USAID, UN agencies
- Ability and willingness to travel (up to 15%) including places with difficult living conditions and insecure environments.
- Strong skills in MS Office.
Essential demonstratable qualities
- Skilled communicator and ability to work effectively across multiple cultures, including remotely.
- Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision
- Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
- Strong team player with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a distributed and dynamic team
- Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented
- Strong organisation and time management skills
- Previous experience at Advisor level.
- Fluency in French and/or Spanish and/or Arabic
- Experience with development of training materials, capacity building, and other means of increasing institutional knowledge among a wide range of stakeholders.
- Experience of delivering humanitarian responses with local/national partners
- Advanced skills with MS Office (particularly Excel) and proficiency in MS Teams
- Experience with applications/forms with ODK-based digital data collection software (e.g., CommCare, SurveyCTO, ODK, Kobo, etc.)
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.
Our package includes a competitive salary, 22 days annual leave and use of our Health care scheme. Candidates must be eligible to work in their desired country of residence at the time of application.
Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.
Accountability within GOAL
Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:
- Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
- Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
- Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
How to apply
Please apply through GOAL’s website at: https://www.goalglobal.org/careers/?vacancy=4316399&gh_jid=4316399