Catholic Relief Services Cash Working Group Technical Co-chair Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Cash Working Group Technical Co-chair Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world.

CRS programs assist person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates.

CRS re-established presence in Nigeria m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

The co-chair drives collective progress and provides technical expertise for jointly agreed priorities established by the cash working group, considering their collective views and seeking to achieve consensus and collaboration by the group.

Job Ref Code: I4354


Co-chair cash coordination and a community of practice:

  • In coordination with the OCHA CWG Co-chair, work with organizations involved with cash/market based interventions. As the NGO counterpart, co-chair the technical working group and represent this working group in relevant cluster meetings (food assistance, shelter, health, etc.) and other external fora.
  • Facilitate and maintain a community of practice in country through information sharing, guidance, advice and exchange of technical support. Promote cash-transfer programming in the country.


  • Identify viable options for cash transfer mechanisms in NE Nigeria with details on costs and operational requirements (ex. lead time between submitting beneficiary lists and payments).
  • Manage the technical aspect of coordination through meeting management as well as partner and stakeholder follow-up on pending issues from partners.
  • Presentations in clusters and other relevant external fora. Develop context specific tools on cash- and voucher transfers and support other NGOs in using these tools
  • In coordination with active stakeholder, develop a Financial Service Provider (FSP) expansion strategy to support the transition from voucher programming to multi-purpose cash programming as appropriate
  • Support collaboration amongst CWG group members to identify areas of improvement to more efficiently and effectively program markets based interventions

    Capacity Building & Learning:

  • Identify capacity building needs through ongoing engagement with CWG member organizations and build capacity in cash transfer programming through conducting at least 2 basic trainings for CTP practitioners.


  • Determine learning event needs and facilitate the planning and implementation of learning events
  • Identify capacity building needs, facilitate the development of priority training needs in collaboration with the partners and cross-sector leads.
  • Follow up with participants of trainings on the utilization of knowledge gained and identify local "cash/voucher experts" for a continuation of cash coordination.

    Research & Advocacy:

  • Keep an overview on market functionality and elasticity in NE Nigeria. Gather information on the impact of in-kind programming versus voucher programming versus cash-based programming. Advocate for market based programming where this is considered most appropriate based on evidence.


  • Facilitate the sharing of project evaluation information across CWG actors to in an effort to
    identify trends in best practice and areas for improvement across market based programming.
  • Evidence of impact of in-kind programming versus voucher programming vs cash programming with advocacy for market based programming where this is considered most appropriate.
  • Provide information to and gain information from donors, Government and the corporate sector to facilitate funding opportunities for cash learning and interventions.


  • A Master's degree in an appropriate technical field (Humanitarian Assistance, Food Security and Livelihoods, etc).
  • A minimum of 3-years' experience in cash/voucher/e-voucher transfer programming in a humanitarian response setting.
  • Experience in research; collecting and analyzing information and presenting well-written reports.
  • Strong public speaking skills. Able to present information to an external audience and conduct trainings.
  • Excellent coordination skills such as ability to liaise with various agencies/individuals, organize events, priorities work and ensure a smooth flow of information and an environment of cooperation and information sharing.
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to influence decision makers.
  • Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and to work with people located in different geographic locations and in other organizations.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.
  • A sound understanding of the importance of gender in humanitarian work.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Committed to Equal Opportunities (e.g., gender, race, disability).
  • Innovative and creative to find lasting solutions to rapid, timely and appropriate humanitarian response.
  • Experience and training in the EMMA tool kit is an advantage.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application to: Application deadline 4th December, 2018.

    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Cash Working Group Technical Co-chair Jobs in Nigeria

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