OXFAM IN THE PACIFIC VACANCY
CASH TRANSFER PROJECT(CTP) ADVISOR
- Applications Closing Date: Saturday 27 August 2022 – 5.00pm (GMT+12)
- Location of role: Flexible within the Pacific Region
- Fixed Term contract: 2 Years
- Salary: C2
- Reporting to: Humanitarian Lead
- Job Description available to download HERE
- Please contact People & Culture Officer Divono Vakatale for any queries: [email protected]
Oxfam in the Pacific receives Online Applications Only.
This role will work with the Humanitarian Lead to oversee, manage, and implement Cash Transfer Projects under and AHP (Pacific Cash Preparedness) funds. Technical guidance, capacity building and project design and implementation support will be provided by the Pacific Cash & Livelihoods Advisor. It is expected that the Humanitarian Lead and Program Director will provide backstopping and management support for the implementation, mainstreaming and further development of cash transfer activities under Oxfam’s Humanitarian & Resilience Program. This role involves management of the Cash Transfer team consisting of staff focused on project implementation, training, MEAL, and coordination. Team mentoring and support is a core responsibility.
The post holder will focus on providing strategic leadership in the development of cash transfer projects and their linkages to Resilience activities. He/she will be directly responsible for ensuring effective implementation of relevant initiatives across the areas of includes program planning, advocacy, operational implementation, partnership management and coordination, budget management, oversight of MEAL arrangements and managing accountabilities to donors, government, and other stakeholders.
Program Development and Management
- Facilitate the design and development of cash transfer programs for preparedness, capacity development/training, and humanitarian response
- Support the effective implementation of all activities related to cash and voucher assistance (CVA)
- Develop links with existing resilience programs and support the strong integration of gender and protection throughout all humanitarian & Resilience initiatives and ensure adherence to Sphere standards
- Manage all aspects of project implementation, including strategy development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation as well as budget, contract and relationship management and documentation.
- Ensure coordinated approach with other Resilience & Humanitarian programs for delivering annual targets, building collaborative relationship with the network members and stakeholders such as NAB, MCCDM, NDMO, clusters etc, and provide regular updates to partners and other relevant stakeholders.
- Participate and play a leadership role in country program strategy planning and implementation, integration with other programme pillar such as GLA and Gender & inclusive livelihood and contribute expertise to regional level strategy.
- Maintain relationships with program donors, government and other key humanitarian and private sector stakeholder instrumental to the delivery of cash transfer programs.
- For the duration of the program, technical guidance and support will be provided across all above areas by the Pacific Cash & Livelihoods Lead.
Strategic Analysis and Leadership
- Work with the Humanitarian Lead and Programme Director in developing the humanitarian & resilience program strategy, one of the program pillars of the overall Country Strategy.
- Coordinate and communicate with relevant affiliates such as Oxfam Australia and Oxfam New Zealand in implementing funding cash transfer activities and providing program updates.
- Lead on and support the development and implementation of humanitarian cash transfer interventions to responses to future crises in the country or in the region
- Where required, establish contact with the Global Humanitarian Team to request surge support to support humanitarian actions
- Identify opportunities and address challenges for the development and implementation of Oxfam’s cash transfer programs.
- Analysis of country development and humanitarian trends and context, and develop innovative approaches to programming and funding opportunities
- Represent Oxfam with government stakeholders, in cluster meetings and in other relevant fora, including regional Oxfam processes when required.
- Develop and maintain professional networks and manage relations with related national and international agencies, donor agencies other relevant organisations and Oxfam stakeholders
- Manage relationships at the national level with relevant government ministries and attend regular development dialogues and coordination meetings.
Planning, Knowledge Management and Learning
- To promote learning and knowledge management within the country program through dissemination of up-to-date thinking on the use of cash transfers in humanitarian and climate change issues, in particular emergency preparedness and response
- Where possible, support cross-country learning and capacity support to other Pacific country offices and programs/teams to expand the use of cash transfers in the Pacific region and transfer learning
- Support the Senior Management Team in planning processes including with respect to revising, updating, and implementing contingency plans
- Support the implementation of robust coordination, monitoring, reporting and evaluation systems and ensure the strategic implementation of key learning initiatives.
- Research and stay up to date on learning, best practice, evaluations, and other information on cash transfer programming, produced globally by Oxfam and other key stakeholders
- Maintain good communication with other country programs such as governance and leadership (GLA) and Gender Justice and Livelihood and foster links and complementarities
- Co-manage, monitor, and report on budgets for both programs.
- Manage contractual arrangements between Oxfam and the implementing partner and any other commissioned areas of work
- Manage the existing Cash Transfer team, including delegation of tasks as relevant to the CTP Coordinator, CTP Support Officer, and Senior CTP officer
- Manage and report on program budget in line with organisational and donor financial delegations.
- Compile and submit regular reports on program progress and expenditure to affiliates and donor
- Work closely with MEAL staff to ensure the development and delivery of a program monitoring and evaluation plan that can demonstrate impact for Oxfam and the program partner.
- Ensure coordination of program information and stories for external dissemination
- Ensure effective internal coordination between program and operational staff
- Maintain a working network of implementing partners for pilots, trainings, and humanitarian operations including local civil society organisations, international NGOs, government stakeholders, and Financial Service Providers
- Monitor program and partner capacity building and learning needs and identify training other development opportunities for program and partner staff.
- Identify and act on opportunities for advocacy for the use of cash transfers in preparedness, humanitarian, and development programmes, including giving presentations and external engagements
- Ensure that all cash transfer projects increase the protection of civilian populations and support gender equality and women’s rights.
- Support interventions that integrate cash transfers across various components of emergency preparedness and building community capacity in disaster response and healthy coping mechanisms.
- Ensure that learning from humanitarian responses is captured, documented, disseminated, and incorporated into future projects.
- Analyse and understand key developments in the development issues and humanitarian situation in the region.
- Develop relationships and alliances with non-governmental partner organisations, other Oxfam affiliates, Oxfam programs in the Pacific Region, government agencies, private sector, bilateral and multi-lateral institutions, and other international NGOs
- Participate in Oxfam performance management framework and activities.
- Ensures the security and safety of others and Oxfam property.
- Provide recommendations relating to improved local procedures and processes.
- Keep abreast with local legislative changes and requirements and its implications for OiP.
- Report risks and incidents to supervisor.
Representation and relationship
- May be expected to represent Oxfam in industry or professional networks.
- Support Lead on representation as and when required.
- Provides key link between internal and external stakeholders.
- Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
- Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team and manage complex and sensitive organisational relationships
- Knowledge of, and respect and empathy for, the communities we are working with.
- Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of marginalised people.
- Sound political judgment and sensitivity.
- Strong external representation skills.
- Ability to manage complex workloads and deliver work to tight deadlines.
- Financial management experience of donor funds.
- Dedicated Leader who can work flexibly with autonomy and shows strong initiative.
- Ability to lead and provide comprehensive reports for management, partners, and donors.
- Stakeholder engagement and capacity to work collaboratively with actors and organisations at various levels.
- Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Good personal and organisational understanding of standard humanitarian standards and National Humanitarian architecture; experiences working with multi-stakeholder for better Disaster preparedness and response.
- Good understanding of, and commitment to, gender equity (particularly around poor women’s rights)
- Innovative and creative approach to problem solving.
- Tertiary Qualification in Humanitarian and Disaster Management/Climate Change/ Development Studies OR any other relevant field OR equivalent professional industry experience.
- Previous experience in similar role working within a similar organisation /industry.
- Experience of working in alliance with governments, civil society organisations, national and international NGOs, other development agencies and private sector.
- Experience in project management
- Demonstrate experience in managing a team
Occasional inter- islands travel is a requirement of the position. It is a condition of employment that staff abide by all agency security and safety protocols, policies and procedures and the Oxfam Security Protocol.
- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
- Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
- Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
- Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
- Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
- Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.
We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage diversity in the workplace. Applications from qualified Pacific Islander candidates are particularly welcome.