General Description of the Programme:
GOAL an International Humanitarian Organisation has had a presence in Turkey since 2013 and has been contributing to the migrant response since 2016 with a focus on responding to needs in health service delivery, social safety nets and the protection of vulnerable and marginalised migrants in southern Turkey.
GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb and Aleppo Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations in communities and IDP camps, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households. Under Food security, GOAL delivers assistance through food kits and food vouchers, with the latter making up the majority of the food distribution caseload. In 2020 GOAL Syria plans to expand the food voucher programme to include Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) to the same beneficiaries receiving food assistance. This will provide the most vulnerable with the purchasing power to meet their essential food and non-food needs on a monthly basis.
Reporting to the CVA Coordinator, The CVA Manager will primarily be contributing into the program design, responsible for programme implementation and the achievement of project results for GOAL’s cash & voucher distribution activities. The CVA Manager will be responsible for ensuring all CVA support intervention are implemented in line with GOAL guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) etc. With support from GOAL’s CVA Coordinator and Senior CVA Coordinator the CVA Manager will deliver evidenced based programming that is informed by food security and markets assessments, programme data and reports and different Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) tools, processes and mechanisms. The CVA Manger will be responsible for the direct management of the Senior CVA Officer, based in Turkey.
Duties, objectives and competencies
Programme Design and Strategy
- In coordination with the CVA Coordinator, contribute to identifying research needs and support the design, implementation, and analysis of assessments that significantly contribute to evidence based programming and the identification of new programming opportunities.
- In coordination with the CVA Coordinator, contribute to the development of a CVA program strategy designed specifically for the Syrian context.
- Contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals for GOAL and partners destined for submission to donors.
- Contribute in the development and review of all Guidelines and SOPs pertaining to CVA programming
- Track progress against weekly, monthly, and annual plans. Identify gaps and systematically develop processes to gather data, analyse options, and propose evidence-based solutions to ensure timely and effective implementation of activities.
Programme Management and Implementation
- Directly line manage the Senior CVA Officer and in coordination with the CVA Coordinator provide support to the CVA teams in Syria.
- Assist the field team in the development and the implementation of Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs) for all relevant activities and
- Communicating with the field team in Syria on a daily basis to confirm the progress of activities as per the DIP and report this along with any challenges faced to the CVA Coordinator
- Support the CVA Coordinator with tracking CVA programme expenses to support budget management.
- Monitoring the weekly and monthly cashflow levels and ensure they meet short-term operating needs and are in line with the long-term budget management plan.
- Monitor with the finance team and report the cash availability with money traders and their agents for the regular distributions’ instances and planning
- Arrange for receipts and payment lists of cash from shopkeepers and MTs for internal approvals.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the procurement plans
- Contribute to quality assurance of all programme items by ensuring all donor and GOAL standard testing is carried out in a timely manner
Programme Quality and Compliance
- In close coordination with the CVA Coordinator and Senior CVA coordinator and MEAL departments, contribute into quarterly and annual reviews of learnings gleaned through programme data and reports and MEAL mechanisms.
- Contribute to the development of ‘Terms of References’ (TORs) for all Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) Activities and programme evaluations for GOAL’s CVA programming and support the review of all TPM reports and evaluations
- Contribute to the development of all monitoring tools, particularly all distribution and post distribution tools.
- Ensure all CVA activities are implemented in line with GOAL’s Guidelines and SOPs
- Implement an activity monitoring process and share findings with CVA Coordinator for dissemination to donors and coordination forums.
- Translation of field reports from Arabic into English when required
- Maintain files and archives of CVA Support program documentation, including catchment population, distribution and reconciliation records.
- Assist the CVA Coordinator to ensure the gender, protection and safeguarding are integrated into programme design and implementation. Have a commitment to beneficiary accountability & humanitarian principles and GOAL’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy
- Support the coordination activities with humanitarian actors, the Cash Working Group (CWG) and the Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Cluster in Turkey to coordinate GOAL planned activities and avoid potential overlapping. Responsible to track and maintain records of humanitarian needs in GOAL areas of operation.
- Represent GOAL CVA programme in coordination and technical forums/Cluster/Working Groups as requested
- Responsible for submitting 4Ws report to the CWG and FSL Cluster.
- Liaise with other departments including finance/administration, procurement and human resource departments to ensure adequate support for all project activities.
- Ensure information is circulated to the field teams and Partners appropriately.
- Degree level qualification in food security, nutrition, science, economics, business management or any other relevant field
- At least three years’ experience gained in CVA, food security programming in the Syrian context
- A demonstrable high level of capacity in project management, budget management, strategy development, and proposal writing.
- Strong analytical and writing skills. Experience of proposal writing, log frame development and donor reporting.
- Fluent written and spoken in English and Arabic language skills and competency of translation from English to Arabic and vice versa.
- Strong computer skills and data analysis with particular competencies with Microsoft Office applications (including MS Word and Excel).
- The ability and willingness to travel to Northern Syria to GOAL area of operation, particularly Azaz and Afrin in North Aleppo.
- Knowledge of GOAL’s target areas in Idlib and Aleppo governorates and understanding of the humanitarian crisis in Syria
Interested? Then apply for this position via clicking on the "apply now" button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline is 4 November 2020 .
General terms and conditions
Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.
Accountability within GOAL
Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:
- Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
- Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
- Report any concerns about inappropriate behavior of a GOAL staff or partner.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.
GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households. GOAL worked in Turkey in 2015-2016 to respond to the Health needs of Syrians in Turkey and will resume programming in Turkey in 2018 with a focus on Protection needs.