FAO Emergency Cash/Voucher Specialist Jobs in Kenya

FAO Emergency Cash/Voucher Specialist Jobs in Kenya


Vacancy Announcement: 1902591

Emergency Cash/Voucher Specialist

Job Posting: 23/Oct/2019

Closure Date: 06/Nov/2019, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FRSOM

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Kenya-Nairobi

Duration: 11 months

Post Number: N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

This position is located in Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Somalia and direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator

Technical Focus

The Voucher Specialist will specifically focus on quality assurance, technical support, and development of e- voucher system for FAO Somalia emergency program.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide technical support in e- Voucher based intervention and emergency programming

  • Review current FAO Somalia voucher based interventions and document lessons learnt
  • Develop work flows and systems for introduction of e- voucher systems for emergency agriculture and livestock interventions
  • Lead the policy dialogue on voucher programming
  • Lead the conceptual development of the FAO Somalia e-voucher Based interventions programme
  • Contribute to FAO’s fund mobilization efforts through liaising with the resource mobilization and strategy unit for formulation of the voucher based Emergency Programme concept notes.
  • Support the development of e-voucher modalities and payment mechanisms including the testing and rolling out phase. In addition, support and provide guidance to emergency units on formulation of new voucher based interventions or trouble-shooting on-going operations
  • Contribute to mainstreaming protection in all of FAO Somalia’s voucher-based interventions by soliciting inputs from the
  • Protection cluster and technical sector
  • Facilitate the technical implementation of the e-voucher modalities, by fine-tuning voucher workflows, document lessons learnt in the pilot stage, drafting SOPs, training materials for all stakeholders involved in the e-voucher system.
  • Contribute to the formulation and technical review of reports and official correspondence as far as voucher -based interventions are concerned, as well as to reports for donors supporting FAO voucher programmes in Somalia;
  • Conduct a thorough review of current FAO’s Somalia SOPs and practices in emergency voucher and cash based interventions to ensure accountability towards affected populations and mitigate risks.
  • Improved management and dissemination of Voucher data and emergency interventions
  • Support effective collection, analysis and management of E-voucher data related to FAO Somalia emergency.
  • Work with Emergency, IM and M&E teams to implement improvement in the Voucher data management practices.
  • In close collaboration with M&E unit, conduct thorough analysis of impacts of voucher based programming to beneficiaries, in local markets, and the wider economy to promote evidence and result based programming

  • Support FAO Somalia coordination of voucher based programming with all internal/external stakeholders

  • Represent FAO emergency program in
    working groups and liaison on voucher based programming
    Participate at inter-agency coordination meetings, including the Cash Working Group market sub-work streams, and agriculture emergency working group.
  • Follow up on regular cash rates guidance/dashboards from working groups, donor decisions on CT rates and modalities and feeding back to Emergency program
  • Follow up with FAO at HQ level on E-voucher system advancements /initiatives to improve registration/data management systems (scope documents/zensar )
  • Represent the Emergency Coordinator in technical meetings relating to voucher programming and emergency project implementation (Finance, Operations, Compliance, M&E MMO and MV).
  • Compilation of lessons learnt, best practices, capacity building materials in voucher system and emergency programming

  • Coordinating the compilation of training guides, manuals and posters preparation, lessons learnt and best practice documentation in the emergency program and voucher based interventions projects
  • Analyse and assess FAO Somalia voucher modalities, developing, best- practice and capacity building documents to further strengthen implementation and improve program visibility.

    Social Protection Mainstreaming

  • Assist in mainstreaming of social protection in the emergency program in coordination with the social protection specialist
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Candidates Will Be Assessed Against the Following

    Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in Economics, Development Studies and or a relevant field (MA or equivalent preferred).
  • At least 7 years of experience in humanitarian and or development field in cash and voucher based interventions.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages: French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian.

    FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

    Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Proven ability to liaise with and coordinate multiple partners including NGOs.
  • Diplomacy, tact and ability to network successfully.
  • Good understanding of international humanitarian architecture and respective roles of participating members.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources. Ability to speak and write fluently in English a requirement.

    Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

    Additional Information

    FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

    Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

    Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

    Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.

    For more information, visit the FAO employment website

    How to Apply

    To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

    We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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