Save the Children Cash Transfer Payment Technical Assistant - CDGP Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Cash Transfer Payment Technical Assistant - CDGP Jobs in Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to provide strategic and technical support for implementation of cash transfers initiatives, ensuring that the cash transfer payments meet global best practices.

  • In addition, the TA shall carryout the following specific responsibilities including engaging in cash transfer system strengthening, improvement and reform, on behalf of the Hon. Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development.

  • Cash Transfer Payment Technical Assistant shall work closely with other team members in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHDS).

    Key Areas of Accountabilities

  • Provide strategic and technical support for implementation of Government cash transfer initiatives, ensuring that the cash transfer payments meet global best practices on behalf of the Minister of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

  • Liaise closely with relevant government authorities, development partners/donors and CSOs engaged in cash-based activities, keeping them fully informed of the status of MHDS activities in this regard. Participate in national level dialogue with donors and other stakeholders on cash and vouchers and safety net programmes in general.

  • Technical and coordination support provided for the development of social protection sector strategy and plans.

  • Establish structures and mechanisms for overseeing the implementation of strategy and plans for Government cash transfer schemes

  • Provide strategic support for Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the cash grants/schemes.

  • Interface with the embedded SCI Cash Transfer Adviser in NASSP to facilitate the Minister’s understanding of the issues and enhanced capacity for informed decision;

  • Support the design and adaptation of the Phased Government-to-Person (G2P) electronic payment platforms established;

  • Support the understanding and facilitate transition to digital payment system for Cash Transfers;

  • Advice the Minister and support the understanding of the Cash Transfer monitoring plan and quality of technical activities, relevant information and direction to improve quality of electronic payment and achieve timelines;

  • Facilitate the understanding of the minister on emerging technical issues regarding electronic payment for effective leadership and direction of the implementation;

  • Support the design of appropriate mechanism for cash transfers, ensuring that the ministry clearly understands the issues and are able to provide the leadership for cash transfer implementation adhere to the government’s policies and procedures and that effective, transparent accounting procedures are in place.

    Skills and Behaviours

    (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self and others accountable to deliver on responsibilities

  • High level of accuracy in work and attention to detail

  • Carries out responsibilities in a timely and pro-active way


  • Cultivates an ambitious team mentality for the project
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively about opportunities to improve programme management and quality


  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and easy to talk to

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners


  • Actively looks to improve programme management systems and quality of delivery
  • Looks for new opportunities to promote the project with other stakeholders

  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Skills and Experience


  • Educated to degree standard, preferable in a discipline such as social sciences, geography, anthropology or other discipline relevant to urban/rural livelihoods.

  • Substantial experience of relief or development / extension work with rural communities.

  • Demonstrated experience planning and managing cash transfer and food security programmes.

  • Knowledge and experience of project development, monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the area of cash transfers and / or food security.

  • Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning

  • Knowledge of Household Economy Approach to food security and livelihoods assessment.

  • Skills related to participatory research methods, computer literacy and numerical skills.

  • Understanding of the non-partisan status of an international NGO.

  • Good communication, presentation, training and report writing skills.

  • Ability to take a proactive approach in community capacity building, either directly or through facilitation of suitable support.

  • Experience in leading a team in fieldwork with communities.

  • Willing to work in isolated rural areas with basic living conditions, and work in difficult field conditions.

  • Knowledge of Hausa language.

  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.


  • Professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in economics or related discipline

  • Experience working with social protection or cash transfer programmes

  • Experience of qualitative research techniques

  • Experience in international development

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Cash Transfer Payment
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