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Advisor, Cash & Voucher Assistance

Washington, DC, USAWashingtonDCUSA
Full-time

Cash and Voucher Assistance Technical Support (50%)

  • Work with country teams to assist in program implementation planning and identify key program events or technical gaps that would benefit from technical assistance to assure program quality
  • Support the start-up of new programs in countries that have not previously implemented cash or voucher programming and in countries looking to scale-up or change modalities in current programs
  • Provide strategic solutions and strategies related to cash and voucher programming at the country level and work with country leadership on project design and innovation
  • Working both remotely and in country, provide direct technical assistance to programs to ensure that deliverables are met in a timely, high-quality manner
  • Develop and implement SCUS’s strategy for scaling up cash and voucher assistance across key thematic areas including emergency food security and livelihoods; health and nutrition; child protection and education
  • Work closely with thematic advisors in each key sector to determine and develop evidence for the most appropriate cash and voucher activities while acknowledging distinct thematic goals
  • Develop tools and standard operating procedures to minimize organizational and financial risks associated with cash and voucher programing

New Business Development (25%)

  • Play a key role in new business development, designing competitive and comprehensive CVA programs as a component of integrated humanitarian response activities
  • Lead or participate in needs and market assessments to support capture planning and inform program design
  • Coordinate with program management personnel to ensure that technical program design is adequately resourced and integrates well with donor budgetary and compliance requirements.
  • Stay abreast of key donor strategic thinking and funding trends to ensure that proposals are responsive to donor requirements and priorities.

Thought Leadership and Representation (15%)

  • In collaboration with senior management, develop and communicate an overall strategy to establish and ensure the growth of CVA programming; set clear objectives and measures for self and others in the execution of the strategy
  • Represent Save the Children’s work in CVA both internally and externally, sharing learning, fostering collaboration, and influencing the adoption of best practices across the field
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the humanitarian and development teams to enhance learning and innovation in CVA programming
  • Represent SCUS on key working groups across the Save the Children movement including the Cash and Markets Working Group

Capacity Building (10%)

  • Collaborate with colleagues across Save the Children, as appropriate to continue to support the uptake of CVA best practices at the country level
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff
  • Ensure the development and roll out of training modules
  • Support country teams to build their operational preparedness to deliver and scale up CVA in a timely manner
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience required.
Skills/Experience: 
  • Minimum 7-10 years' experience in international humanitarian/development work
  • Experience in program design and management of large-scale cash and voucher assistance programs, particularly food security & livelihoods and multi-sectoral programs
  • Experience in writing successful USAID Office of Food for Peace Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) and Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) proposals
  • Experience in the development and implementation of monitoring systems (including complaints mechanisms), risk mitigation procedures and practices, and the establishment and delivery of training modules
  • Proven ability to make key decisions independently
  • Ability to set objectives and meet milestones; proven project management skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with key senior leaders inside and across the organization effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25 percent of the time, including to insecure environments

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of country-based program experience
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent prior experience
  • Fluency in a second language (Spanish or French preferred)
  • Additional experience with non-USAID humanitarian donors (e.g. ECHO, UN, BPRM)
Compensation/Benefits: 
  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
    • Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
    • Language learning opportunities
    • Continuous Improvement skill development programs
    • Brown Bag information sharing sessions
  • Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Overview
Headquarters: 
Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1964
About Us
Mission: 

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 8 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 9 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US
industry: 
Nonprofit