CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMMING (CTP) OPERATIONS MANAGER


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The DiRECT Programme is designed to decrease the vulnerability of communities severely affected by drought in Zambia, through a cost-effective, efficient, timely, appropriate and coordinated humanitarian response in view of established humanitarian standards. The DiRECT consortium, made up of Concern (Prime), and Save the Children, will deliver a programme addressing Food Security through Emergency Social Cash Transfers. The programme’s aim is to mitigate the negative impacts of drought impacting the lives of children and families in worst affected areas of Southern and Western Zambia, through collaboration with key humanitarian agencies to prepare and respond to disaster affected communities with essential resources and supplies.
Role Purpose:
The Cash Transfer Programming Operations Manager will play a lead role in managing the establishment and set-up of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) as part of the DiRECT Programme response, specifically;
  • leading on the CTP Feasibility and Risk Assessment
  • undertaking the CTP Delivery Mechanism Assessment, providing recommendations and contingency planning to support the scale up of cash transfer programming
  • support the cash advocacy strategy/plan
Contract Duration: 9 months
Location: Zambia (The post holder will be based in Lusaka but must be willing to travel extensively to field sites.)
Qualifications and Experience
  • Previous experience of providing technical guidance on CTP teams in humanitarian response is essential.
  • Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience).
  • Experience of managing DFID grants.
  • Experience of international level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN.
  • Demonstrable experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent communication skills – the ability to use English fluently and accurately in speaking, writing and reading.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
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