Financial Assistance & Safety Nets Advisor

Financial Assistance & Safety Nets Advisor

Job location: Flexible - Prague or your home location with trips to international Country Programmes (30%-40% of time per year)
Type of contract: Full time (40 hours/week)
Duration: 1 year with possibility to extend
Starting date: asap

About the role:

People in Need (PIN) is the largest Central European NGO working in over 20 countries in humanitarian, recovery and development contexts. The Financial Assistance & Safety Nets Advisor is a global role that will be supporting a wide range of Country Programmes, however initially the role will focus almost entirely on our response to the crisis in Ukraine. The role is part of the Knowledge and Learning Deparment, managed by the Head of the Technical Advisory Unit

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Mainstreaming of cash based and safety-net system strengthening approaches into PIN programming
  • Supporting Country Programmes to analyse existing financial support services and banking systems: stakeholders, operational modalities, coverage, accessibility by most vulnerable and whether the existing packages meet current and future needs
  • In recovery and development contexts, develop the “Cash+” modality in coordination with other Livelihoods and Market Systems Advisors: financial assistance with additional multi-sectoral support
  • Collaborate with Advisors under the Civil Society & Inclusive Governance pillar to develop system strengthening approaches to existing government-run safety net services
  • Developing capacities of relevant PIN staff and awareness raising of approaches for financial assistance and safety net service strengthening
  • Capturing all relevant lessons learnt from ongoing or finalized PIN programs and transforming them into improvement of the future practice.
  • Preparation and promotion of the standardized guidance and technical solutions for the cash programming (electronic cash transfers, cash-for-work modality, voucher, etc.)
Support to PIN’s Country Programmes
  • Desk or field work supporting the development of the PIN cash quality standards, approaches and methodologies in the context of a specific crisis or programs, revision and evaluation of the same
  • Promoting the consideration of cash as a default modality whenever applicable during the preparation of the new PIN interventions, both in disaster and conflicts settings
  • Contributing to development and co-writing of the concepts and project proposals including – or having potential for – financial assistance or strengthening of safety net services
  • Reviewing the quality of projects and programs, helping to identify gaps, and consequently provide guidance for improvement
  • Longer term focus and advisory support for PIN field programs working with cash, advising on MEAL frameworks and designing baseline and endlines
  • Field deployment during the early stages of the emergency response
  • Preparation of assessments and feasibility studies, incorporating Gender and Social Inclusion considerations
  • Provision of trainings and preparation of the training modules, including regular onboarding sessions
Professional development, transfer of know-how and networking
  • Representing PIN towards other humanitarian actors, donors and networks
  • Cooperation with Alliance2015 partners on Cash Programming and Emergencies
  • Actively representing PIN and managing relationship with other humanitarian cash actors, donors and networks, particularly with CaLP and cash working groups at Global food security and Shelter clusters
  • Preparation of case studies, technical papers and publications

Main requirements:

  • Experience in managing cash-based programming in humanitarian or recovery contexts
  • Experience with stakeholder, needs and market assessments, where Gender and Social Inclusion considerations are incorporated. Familiarity with EMMA or other relevant assessment tools would be beneficial
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated experience of analyzing existing financial assistance and safety net systems, liasing with government, donor, UN and other stakeholders at regional/national levels
  • Demonstrable understanding of beneficiary accountability systems
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Familiar with the Sphere Standards and Core Humanitarian Standards.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience with logframe and proposal development
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Ukrainian, Russian or Arabic language skills would be an advantage

PIN Offers:

  • Interesting and creative work working with people from around the world
  • PIN supports professional and personal development
  • Salary according to the PIN salary scale and local cost of living depending on your location
  • 25 days of annual leave and sick days
  • PIN covers costs related to traveling abroad such as flights, accommodation, medical check-ups, vaccinations, travel insurance etc.
  • Work-from-home is possible upon agreement
  • Laptop
  • Open and informal organizational culture
  • Friendly colleagues with similar values

How to Apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter via this application form. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).


 

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