Cash and Markets (CM) Officer – Early Warning and Emergency Response (EWER)
Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization that strives for a world free from poverty, fear, and oppression. We deliver life-saving and life-changing interventions to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. From rapid emergency response to innovative development programming, we go to the hardest to reach places to make sure that no-one is left behind.

 Salary Range: 510 to 599 USD based on experience
 Grade Level: D.0 to D.3 based on experience
 Supervisor: Enhancing Responses to Nutrition Emergency (ERNE) Programme Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: El fula, West Kordofan. And one position in Kadugli – South Kordofan
 Duration: 30 months ( under ECHO – ERNE project)
 Closing Date: 10 August 2020

 
 Background:

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty. In Sudan, Concern is working in West Darfur, South & West Kordofan states implementing programmes in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Health and Nutrition, WASH sectors while also responding to emergencies that may arise.

The Mission of Concern in Sudan is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. (for more details please visit www.concern.net)

Concern is looking for two full time qualified candidates to fill the position of Cash and Markets (CM) Officer – Early Warning and Emergency Response (EWER), One based in Elfula – West Kordofan, and one based in Kadugli – South Kordofan:- 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Concern has secured funding from the ECHO to implement a three-year project known as Enhanced Responses to Nutrition Emergencies (ERNE). The overall objective of the project is to increase scale, efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian preparedness and response for food and nutrition security in targeted localities in West and South Kordofan states. Concern therefore, seeks to recruit two qualified and experienced Cash and Markets (CM) Officers to support the implementation of the activities.

Working under the supervision of the ERNE Programme Manager, the Cash and Markets (CM) Officers will implement & manage market assessments, Early Warning and Early Action (EWEA) and cash programing activities in West Kordofan and South Kordofan states.  The position holders will work closely other sector officers in Nutrition and WASH for effective delivery of the programme..

 

Programme Implementation:

  • Contribute to the design and roll out of market assessments that will be critical in cash programming;
  • Together with MEAL Officers, take part in the analysis, interpretation and reporting on the findings of market assessments;
  • Develop and roll out a systematic periodic (monthly/quarterly) market assessments as may be agreed on;
  •  Contribute to the preparation of Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP) for the ERNE project activities using Concern ‘s DIP package;
  • Using the findings of the market assessments, map the high risk areas for intervention and develop Early Warning and Emergency Response  (EWER) plan;     
  • Closely work with the Nutrition and CRM colleagues to ensure that the target families for cash programming are objectively identified and selected;
  • Closely work with the state level Cash Working Group (CWG)/FSL cluster and the national social protection system that maybe in place in developing the targeting criteria.
  • Take part in the design and development of an appropriate system for cash transfer to the selected households;
  • Closely work with the identified Financial Service Providers (FSPs) to ensure timely, secure and efficient delivery of cash to the beneficiaries.
  • In collaboration with MEAL colleagues, undertake studies to assess the impact of cash transfer.
  • Where necessary ensure the technical staff of the line Ministries fully participate in the implementation of activities;
  • Take part in data collection using the Digital Data Gathering (DDG) system and other tools as may be requested;
  • Submit reports to the ERNE programme manager using standard reporting formats as may be required;
  • Contribute to the design of new projects in the FSL sector by collecting data and providing key technical information as may be needed;
  • Where necessary, ensure crosscutting issues such as gender, HIV&AIDS, accountability are mainstreamed into the FSL activities;
  • Follow up and track the implementation of the national NGO partner’s activities and provide field support to the their staff, Community Based Extension Workers (CBEWs), and volunteers;
  • Hold frequent meetings with national NGO partner staff to ensure that the technical standards are followed in the implementation of FSL activities;
  • Visit the national NGO partner’s project locations, track the progress of the activities, flag-off challenges and provide solutions for moving forward to reach the objectives;

 

 

Capacity Building:

  • Provide technical support during capacity building trainings, workshops and other evens as per the request (e.g. collecting information for presentation, data collection, presenting stories of success from the field);
  •  Train the community volunteers in areas identified for capacity building;

 

Representation:

  • Take part in technical missions conducted by stakeholders and UN agencies e.g. joint monitoring mission, evaluation exercise;
  • May represent Concern in coordination forums as delegated by the FSL Coordinator;

 

Others:

  • Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (Code of Conduct and Associated policies, finance, logistics, HR, security management etc.).
  • Contribute to ongoing security management and planning as necessary.
  • Actively participate in any emergency response if called upon to do so (within the existing programme area or in a new one).
  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Area Manager/Area Coordinator.

 

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Sudan Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential

  • At least BSc in Business Agricultural Economics, Management/Commerce or related disciplines;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in INGO setting in FSL projects with at least 3 years implementing cash and market based programmes;
  • Sound knowledge of different cash and market based approaches such as, Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), Voucher transfer, Cash for Work, Conditional and Unconditional cash transfers.
  • Experience in working in integrated programmes including, nutrition and food security;
  • Strong community facilitation skills, especially working with government authorities;
  • Experience in Early Warning and Emergency Response (EWER) interventions;
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.);
  • Strong organizational and project implementation skills, and ability to deliver within tight deadlines;
  • Experience in working with partners and supporting their capacity development;
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken & written Arabic and English;

 

Desirable

  • Experience in using Digital Data Gathering tools;
  • Familiarity with some of the donor requirements (ECHO, Irish Aid, EU, OFDA, etc.);
  • Knowledge of different humanitarian standards, e.g. Cash Working Group (CWG) guidelines, Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and FSL sector strategies, MoA strategy
  • Knowledge of and experience in working in Kordofan.
  • Experience in working in partnerships.

Competencies

Essential Character

Essential Skills

Preferred competencies:

  • Personal integrity
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation and timliness
  • Understanding Others
  • Managing Impact
  • Development Orientation
  • Effective Communication
  • Thoroughness
  • Language Skills (English and Arabic)
  • Planning and organising
  • Presentation
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Writing Skills (English and Arabic)
  • Relationship building Skills
  • Capacity building

 

 

  • Negotiation skills
  • Flexibility.

 

 

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s

 

Core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

                           

To apply: Please, submit a cover letter ,CV detailing your experience, skills and qualifications, a telephone contact number and two professional references to the www.Sudanjob.net,

Concern is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. To find out more about Concern Worldwide visit our website at http://www.concern.net




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