Cash Learning Partnership Regional Representative – East and Southern Africa Jobs in Kenya

Cash Learning Partnership Regional Representative – East and Southern Africa Jobs in Kenya

Team Purpose

We are looking for a Regional Representative to lead forward CaLP’s work in East and Southern Africa.

This is a job for someone who believes in what we do, who is a self-starter, who likes a challenge, who wants to influence humanitarian action, who likes making things happen, who has patience and determination.

In summary, this is a great job in the world of cash and voucher assistance!

Job Purpose

  • To work with humanitarian actors to promote and support the best use of CVA to meet the needs of people affected by crisis in East and Southern Africa.
  • To support the continued development of a community of practice around CVA and build capacity of interested stakeholders and partners.
  • To build evidence and promote the uptake of best practice in the region.
  • To ensure that regional learning and experience is heard in global CVA debates and global discussions are reflected in regional dialogue.

    Roles and Responsibilities


  • Lead the development and management of CaLP’s work in East and Southern Africa to achieve CaLP’s vision and mission.
  • Represent CaLP and provide thought leadership in regional events and debates.
  • Contribute to the development of CaLP as a global network. Building connections between global, regional and national debates, policy and practice.
  • Engage with humanitarian leaders (strategic and technical) within the region to promote and support improvements in the coordination of CVA and the adoption of best practice.
  • Lead the development of collective action among CaLP members and other actors with the aim of reducing CVA evidence gaps; improving practice and enhancing collaborative work.
  • Lead the development of CaLP’s capacity building work in the region, promoting on-line and face-to face capacity building opportunities and building strategic relationships to achieve goals.
  • Lead the development and management of an effective regional team, fostering opportunities for professional development and cross team working.

    Strategy and Planning

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of CaLP’s global strategy.
  • Be accountable for the development and implementation of regionally relevant strategies and plans.
  • Develop strategic partnerships that contribute to the achievement of CaLP’s regional strategy.


  • Represent CaLP in relevant national and regional meetings and fora.
  • Engage with clusters, cash working groups and other actors to foster effective CVA coordination.
  • Facilitate dialogue between Cash Working Group leads to enable the sharing and use of best practice; provide peer support and encourage collective action.
  • Foster the creation or strengthening of national cash coordination mechanisms.
  • Network with agencies implementing CVA to be aware of new developments, innovations and needs.
  • Facilitate dialogue to support the development of effective CVA coordination during emerging crisis.
  • Ensure national and regional experiences are fed into global coordination discussions and vice versa.


  • Engage with humanitarian actors to understand policy concerns in the region.
  • Convene members and other actors to foster collective action on priority policy issues.
  • Develop and implement the regional dimensions of global policy engagement.
  • Ensure linkages between country, regional and global policy work.
  • Provide regular information to cash working group leads on relevant policy issues.

    Knowledge Management, Research and Learning

  • Represent CaLP at regional and global events as relevant.
  • Lead the development a thematic area of work across CALP.
  • In collaboration with members and other actors, identify and address priority CVA evidence gaps.
  • Ensure ‘uptake’ plans are developed whenever any new resources are planned.
  • Lead the development of regionally relevant synthesis reports, case studies, briefing papers and the like.
  • Convene members and other actors to share knowledge through formal and informal learning events.
  • Accountable for any regional components of cross-organisational research and learning programmes.

    Capacity Building

  • Lead the development of a
    regionally relevant capacity building strategy, working in collaboration with training partner organisations and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure the effective planning, management and follow-up of CaLP training courses by the regional team.
  • Occasionally facilitate short courses e.g. for senior managers.
  • Respond to requests for technical support or training during emerging crisis situations.
  • Contribute to the on-going development of CaLP’s overall capacity building work by providing feedback on regional training needs and interests.


  • Accountable for the development and implementation of a regional communications strategy.
  • Ensure high quality communications with members and other actors to promote good practice.
  • Write or initiate blogs, briefs and other materials to share CVA learning.
  • Actively promote the use of CaLP learning and capacity building resources.
  • Mobilise members to share CVA learning and contribute to the CaLP library and other digital platforms.
  • Ensure the regional office regularly contributes learning and information to CaLP’s global online platforms.


  • Ensure the membership thinking is embedded in plans and ways of working.
  • Lead the strengthening of the network and ensure engagement with all members present in the region.
  • Explore opportunities for collective action and collaboration with and between members.
  • Lead the recruitment of new members in line with global membership strategy.

    Management and Funding

  • Lead and manage the CaLP regional team, fostering strong collaborative working within and across teams.
  • Support and encourage professional development, and manage individual performance.
  • Proactively engage with donors to attract funding for CaLP plans.
  • Lead the development of regional concept notes, proposals and reports.
  • Be accountable for grant and budget management at regional level.
  • Contribute to the effective development and management of CaLP overall.
  • Accountable for compliance with CaLP, host and donor policies.

    Skills and Competences:
  • Senior level experience in humanitarian or development programming.
  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Strong commitment to CaLP’s vision and mandate.
  • Proven ability to represent, network, influence, negotiate and coordinate, with a track record in influencing multi-lateral organisations, governments or other significant institutions at senior levels.
  • Proven ability to initiate and drive action.
  • Proven diplomacy, judgement, negotiating and decision making skills.
  • Proven ability to engage with donors and develop high quality concepts, proposals and reports.
  • Broad understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the international humanitarian architecture including key actors, global clusters, systems and processes.
  • Understanding the CVA project cycle.
  • Excellent project management, planning and organisational skills and experience.
  • Proven people management experience.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Ability to work independently and with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Clear understanding of safeguarding, gender and equal opportunities in humanitarian work.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Willingness and ability to be administratively self-supporting.


  • Direct experience of implementing CVA is an advantage but not essential if sufficient understanding of key issues, and dedication to improving knowledge, is demonstrated.
  • French language skills.
  • Experience of working with a network.

    How to Apply
  • If this sounds like you and you would like to learn more about this impactful role please click here for all of the details.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Cash Learning Partnership Regional Representative – East and Southern Africa Jobs in Kenya

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