UN Cash Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Working under the direct management of the Head of Programme, the Cash specialist responsible to provide technical support for the development and implementation of all cash-based assistance and for taking the lead in ensuring best practice is followed in all cash and market-based approaches across sectors, including but not limited to implementation of sector specific and multi-purpose cash assistance grants, market assessments and training of other teams in cash & market-based approaches.

Furthermore, the Cash Specialist will be required to provide regular support and guidance to project cycle management and proposal development with specific contributions in the area of cash and markets.

The Cash Specialist also expected to contribute towards DRC’s strategic direction for cash and market based interventions.



  • Support in the conduction of needs or/and vulnerability assessments in order to select, design and implement appropriate cash modalities and methodologies.
  • Conduct market analysis in current as well as new areas of operations.
  • Guide on price monitoring for key commodities and based on needs for programs.
  • Conduct market assessments for key commodities (using EMMA, MAG, etc.), labor market assessments, and support on market-related components of other sector assessments, as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of any technical guidance related to cash distribution activities in close relationships with technical coordinators.

    Cash Distribution Programming and Technical Support

  • Support the technical design
    and delivery of cash-based program interventions in different programme areas, including Emergency, ESNFI, Protection, WASH and Livelihoods, as needed.
  • Ensure cash distributions are properly documented and meet technical quality, accountability, and protection standards in compliance with DRC and donors’ regulations.
  • Coordinate closely with DRC programs to ensure harmonization of approaches and potential integration between programs.
  • Provide support for the implementation of all the MEAL activities related to cash and market interventions and in coordination with relevant managers and with the support of MEAL department.


    Experience and Technical Competencies:

  • At least bachelor’s degree in relevant field or extensive experience can substitute qualification.
  • Minimum 4 to 5 years of cash/markets programme experience with INGOs or NGOs.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and in writing.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to negotiate with a wide range of people (internally and externally).
  • Ability to adapt to the complex and stressful working conditions of the area of operations.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity, adaptability, willingness to travel.
  • High-level knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability/willingness to work with extremely tight deadlines and multiple tasks.


  • Excellent verbal and written English.
  • Knowledge of Amharic an added advantage.

    How to apply

  • Please forward the application and CV, in English, in English through the online application on www.drc.dk under vacancies no later than 14th September, 2018

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