The Senior Emergency Response Officer – Cash Transfer Programming (SERO-CTP) will provide surge capacity globally as part of CAFOD’s Emergency Response Team (ERT)/surge team, and will also provide support to Caritas Norway priority programmes in Africa (in particular but not exclusively where both CAFOD and Caritas Norway operate i.e. in South Sudan, Nigeria and Niger. CAFOD and Caritas Norway, both members of the Caritas Internationalis confederation, have established a strategic partnership since 2014 whose primary goal is to achieve greater programme impact and operational efficiencies. As part of the collaboration, a joint surge team is being developed further by CAFOD and Caritas Norway in partnership.
The surge capacity provided by members of CAFOD ERT is usually in the form of field deployments or remote support for short-term leadership, management, coordination or technical support to a wide range of new and ongoing humanitarian crises. Deployments and support may focus on specific areas such as assessments, response options analysis, proposal development, project design and implementation, and evaluations.
The SERO-CTP will take a leading role in strengthening CAFOD’s and Caritas Norway’s organization-wide systems and skills to support partners in their cash-based and market-based responses and analysis, and help increase and improve the global cash programming capacity and portfolio size of CAFOD, Caritas Norway, and their partners.
This position requires a strong technical knowledge and experience of cash transfer programming, as well as emergency food security and livelihoods. Inherent in the SERO-CTP role is the need for flexibility and an ability to travel at short notice to potentially insecure and remote locations.
The SERO-CTP will work as a member of the ERT and in close cooperation with colleagues from across the Emergency Response Group (ERG) and with sister agencies from the Caritas network and partner organisations.
While the SERO-CTP may be requested to work with teams and partners (including Caritas sister agencies) in support of their humanitarian interventions at large, covering a number of sectoral areas (CTP, Food security and Livelihoods in particular) and programme management aspects, a strong emphasis for the position is placed on Cash Transfer Programming / Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). In the specific CTP thematic area, the post-holder will support capacity strengthening efforts, lead and advise on the design and implementation of Cash Transfer Programmes and on most appropriate tools to use at each stage of the programme cycle.
The post holder will also take a leading role in developing Cash Transfer Programming strategies for CAFOD and Caritas Norway, and in the integration and uptake of CTP approaches, standards and processes into wider organizational policies and practice. To that effect, the post holder will establish and sustain a CAFOD/Caritas Norway-wide (including partners) internal Cash Working Group/Community of Practice in support of the roll out of partners /country teams “cash-readiness” processes with in-country trainings, guidance and mentorship.
Emergency response and technical support (65%):
Programme quality, systems and standards, with focus on CTP (20%):
Representation and communication (5%):
People Management (5%):
Other responsibilities (5%):
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