CARE is Looking for Cash & Markets Technical Advisor

CARE International Gaziantep
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The Cash and Markets Technical Adviser is one of the key technical positions in CARE Turkey’s Cross Border Program, The role will be reporting to the Assistant Country Director (ACD) – Humanitarian, S/he will provide expertise to support the design and implementation of the entire CARE Turkey cash and markets-based program approaches, and promoting strategic leadership on markets-based programming;  in addition to providing a guidance, building capacity, and supporting the implementation and ensure the quality of all cash interventions across the CARE Turkey’s programs including food security, WASH, Shelter, protection, and livelihood,

In coordination with all Programs Managers, The Cash and Markets Technical Adviser will be responsible for leading CARE's strategy development, and technical design and overseeing the implementation of high-quality CVA interventions by CARE’s direct implementation or through partners. in NWS,

The Cash and Markets Technical Advisor will work closely with CARE's program management team, program quality, risks management, compliance team, and CARE's Global Technical Team.

The role is heavily focused on the technical capacity of managing, designing, and implementing all modalities of CVA, and the right candidate should have very strong experience in this sector, and strong interpersonal and coordination skills, and must overall be an excellent organizer.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Job Responsibility #1 Programme Design and Support Implementation   % 50 of Time 

  • Support program team on design, and conduct market assessments in relation to CVA and market-based approaches across all sectors.
  • Provide all required guidance to the design, of any new opportunity; contribute to proposal writing and make sure all CVA approaches are aligned with donors' requirements
  • Ensure that all sectoral program components such as food security, Shelter, protection, and livelihood of CVA programming, are technically robust and implementation is aligned with CARE SoPs and policies.
  • Provide support to CVA cash implementation, while ensuring coordination with various response-level departments including Operations and PQ/MEL.
  • Coordinate with and support the program team to finalize SOPs, and and tools, related to CVA and ensure alignment with CARE’s global standards and procedures.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners, and consistent with CARE’s Cash Minimum Standards and other relevant program guidelines, principles, values, and quality.
  • Lead on technical support to program/projects’ managers involved in CVA program delivery.
  • Synthesize cross-functional technical support across CVA Program team, Operations, PQ/MEL to ensure coherence and a singular vision for CVA
  • Support in developing a coherent, flexible strategy for basic needs assistance, with priority on MPCA
  • Define and promote operational solutions to multi-actor / consortium-based MPCA, in collaboration with CVA Program team
  • Support the development of a social protection stance and alignment strategy, where appropriate

 

Job Responsibility #2 Program Learning    % 25 of time 

  • Track key development in the regulatory environment as well as donor policies/funding trends to adapt CVA programming accordingly to ensure relevancy.
  • Build evidence based on “good CVA practices” for Syria and Turkey Responses, via consortium partners and otherwise.
  • Work and support other CARE’s country offices to share the learning, knowledge, and build comprehensive reviews among different contexts
  • Identify priority areas for research that inform evidenced-based program design and long-term strategy
  • Lead on design and coordination of operational research activities in coordination with Program Quality and Programs Teams
  • Lead on advocacy efforts supported by evidences to move from short term (emergency) approach into long term focusing on resilience

 

Job Responsibility #3 Strategic Influence and Representation % 25 of time

  • Identify, build, initiate and manage collaborative partnerships with donors, local authorities, UN agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure CARE’s representation and active participation in the Northwest Syria Cash Working Group (CWG), including the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), and all other coordination mechanisms whenever needed.
  • Participate in cash coordination efforts, strengthening CARE’s program approach and influencing the response via these mechanisms.
  • Engage in CARE’s global CVA groups as CARE CVA Focal Point and contribute, to training, knowledge management, and SoPs
  • Develop strategic partnerships, in collaboration with Program and PQ, to bring viable external resources and innovations into the program.
  • Represent CARE at donor meetings for general partnership development, proposal development, and presentation and status presentation of existing grants.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training

Required

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as economics, business, international development, humanitarian studies, or another related field
  • Certified in Project Management (e.g. PMD Pro) or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Desired

  • Strong contextual knowledge of Northwest Syria ‐ social, cultural, and economic context, priorities, and constraints
  • Certified in Core CVA skills (e.g CaLP trainer)
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian program cycle, humanitarian coordination frameworks, and the general humanitarian funding landscape.

 

Experience

Required

  • 5+ years of experience in humanitarian aid assistance in the Syrian Context, with a strong, demonstrable background/experience with cash and market-based programming
  • Familiar with Humanitarian Principles/ Core Humanitarian Standards.
  • Experience with needs and market assessments, as well as response analysis frameworks
  • Experience in facilitating and leading training, and capacity building,
  • Experience in designing cash and markets guidance, tools, templates, and SoPs,
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of CVA projects
  • Fluent in English with strong writing skills
  • Competence with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated experience working with bilateral donors such as BHA, and ECHO including strong experience with donor communication and reporting

 

Technical Skills

Required

  • Strong experience in program design, monitoring, and evaluation skills.
  • Full understanding of different CVA modalities,
  • Experience in designing cash and markets policies, tools, templates, SoPs, and guidelines to support program operations
  • Experience with the development and delivery of training materials, capacity building (coaching, mentoring, training)
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality, safe programming, disability, and inclusion.
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Experience writing proposals and reports
  • Advanced written and spoken English Language skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the design and management of effective workshops and meetings with diverse participants.
  • Strong skills in inter-personal communications, able to work effectively with multiple stakeholders in a complex, multi-actor environment.
  • Strong team player, able to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a distributed and dynamic team.

Desired

  • Arabic language skills highly desired.

 

Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates, please attach a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to provided link when you click on the apply button.

Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

** Female candidates are encouraged to apply! **