Snr Cash-Based Interv Coord

Amman

Senior Cash-Based Interventions Coordinator

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

While cash-based interventions (CBIs) have been used in UNHCR operations for many years, the Agency has made a renewed institutional commitment to scale up and institutionalize CBIs across its operations and institutional structure. The Senior Management, in line with the High Commissioner¿s call for the systematic and expanded use of CBIs, recently approved a framework laying out the foundations for the ¿UNHCR Cash-based Interventions Institutionalization Plan 2016-2020¿. The organization now seeks to ensure that CBIs are mainstreamed across its operational structures so that the tools, systems, processes and procedures are able to accommodate and manage CBIs at par with in-kind. The Plan sets out to achieve the institutionalisation of CBIs over a five year period. It builds upon three interdependent work streams with the following objectives:

- Systematise and expand the use of CBIs across all operations, which focusses on building the capacity in the field to consider and deliver CBIs.
- Mainstream CBIs across UNHCR¿s Divisions and Bureaux, which focusses on the necessary transformations within the UNHCR institutional structures and processes so that they are able to embrace CBIs.
- Develop a portfolio of well-defined cash delivery arrangements, in collaboration with partners including the private sector.

The Senior Cash-Based Interventions Coordinator will report to the UNHCR Representative in BO/Amman. S/he will receive guidance and work in close collaboration with a number of units within the Branch Office as well as the newly established CBI Unit in the MENA Bureau and within HQ (notably DPSM/CBI section).

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Accountability
- Standardized methodologies for eligibility decisions, and post-distribution monitoring is continuously used and upgraded.
- Impact of CBI with special attention given to protection is defined and monitored.
- A standard Financial Control Framework for CBI is implemented.
- CBI Standard Operating Procedures are revised according to new UNHCR guidelines and adhered to as a foundation for best practice.
- Complementarity and efficiency gains in the design and implementation of CBIs through common platforms such as VAF, RAIS and CCF is ensured through coordination and liaison with other key stakeholders.

Responsibility
- Manage and ensure performance of the four sections central to Jordan¿s CBI programme:  Assessment, VAF/RAIS Coordination, and Cash Office and Call Center (aka HelpLine).
- Coordinate internally with relevant internal offices such as Protection, Livelihoods, Data Protection and Community Services to (a) build capacity and understanding on CBI to (b) further articulate the interplay between assistance and the above mentioned offices and (c) improve on processes and innovation for best practice on CBI and other core UNHCR programmes.
- Formulate - in a participatory manner - guidance for beneficiary selection criteria for CBI and minimum standards for assistance.
- Coordinate guidance for CBIs in a participatory manner through advisory boards, steering committees and working groups/task forces.
- Provide analysis and information on trends, market assessments, and impact of CBIs to UNHCR and stakeholders.
- Engage in conversations with partners around social protection and national systems to advance UNHCR positions on national social safety net support and formulas around transitions and exit strategies.
- Monitor - in close collaboration with Programme - UNHCR CBI implementation at country level.
- Negotiate and liaise with contracted financial service providers on behalf of UNHCR and the CCF.
- Participate in regional and global CBI networks where appropriate and relevant (e.g. CaLP, ELAN, etc.).
- Ensure clear and timely documentation and communication of plans, progress and achievements.

Authority
- Represent UNHCR in events, meetings, missions related to assessment and vulnerability, and cash transfer programs.
- Represent UNHCR in sector groups to determine assessment and targeting standards, and minimum benefit packages with UNHCR's humanitarian assistance partners.
- Enforce compliance with established processes and procedures.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Advanced university degree (Master¿s or equivalent) in Economics, Social Sciences, Political Science or other relevant field.
- Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience, including field experience, and a minimum of 3 years of international experience in CBIs with a UN Agency and/or an INGO.
- Knowledge of cash-based interventions in displacement settings and humanitarian situations.
- Demonstrated experience in technical development, field support, and training/capacity building related to CBIs.
- Previous experience in international networking, preferably related to CBIs (incl. external partnerships, high level meetings and networks).
- Excellent knowledge of English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
- Work experience in sectoral cash-based interventions (shelter, health, nutrition, food security, WASH, livelihoods, education, etc.).
- Knowledge of UNHCR programme.
- Previous work experience with UNHCR.
- Knowledge of inter-agency environment and the refugee coordination model. C004L3 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
C003L3 - Communication Level 3
C002L3 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
C001L3 - Accountability Level 3
C005L3 - Client & Result Orientation Level 3
C006L3 - Organizational Awareness Level 3
M004L3 - Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
M003L3 - Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
M002L3 - Managing Performance Level 3
M001L3 - Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
M005L3 - Leadership Level 3
M006L3 - Managing Resources Level 3
X001L3 - Analytical Thinking Level 3
X002L3 - Innovation and Creativity Level 3
X003L3 - Technological Awareness Level 3
X004L3 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
X009L3 - Change Capability and Adaptability Level 3
X006L3 - Policy Development & Research Level 3
X007L3 - Political Awareness Level 3
X008L3 - Stakeholder Management Level 3
X005L3 - Planning and Organizing Level 3

Please note that the closing date for all vacancies in the Add. 1 to March 2017 Compendium is Wednesday, 3 May 2017 (midnight Geneva time).

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-03

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