Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) – Global Lead

Acquiring the right talent is the key to our growth, so if you’re an experienced humanitarian professional, passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and communities during emergencies, we invite you to apply for the position of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Global Lead. Shape the future of Plan International’s work on CVA and be a driving force in creating positive change. Don’t miss the chance to be part of our impactful team. Application deadline: February 20, 2024.

The Opportunity

As a Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Global Lead, you will play a pivotal role in providing technical guidance and support to our Country Offices and Regional Hubs worldwide.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing real-time support to Country Offices during emergencies, with approximately 50% of your time spent working closely with teams at the point of impact.
  • Strengthening the capacity of humanitarian teams and actively participating in in-country coordination mechanisms.
  • demonstrating a strong Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) capacity and positioning for funding opportunities
  • Representing Plan International at both national and global coordination fora, showcasing our commitment to humanitarian efforts.

About you

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • Degree or equivalent in Cash and Voucher Assistance or related fields or appropriate work experience.
  • Proven experience of design, implementation and managing CVA, in-kind and food in emergencies programmes in a range of different humanitarian crises.
  • Demonstrated success in developing fundraising proposals for various donors..
  • In-depth knowledge of key practices and guidance for CVA in emergencies.
  • Experience in feasibility/targeting analysis for implementation of CVA programmes.
  • Extensive understanding of Social Protection, Social Safety Nets and livelihoods.
  • Direct experience with and thorough knowledge of CVA programming and regulations of major donors including but not restricted to WFP, USAID, BHA, EU, DFAT, CIDA, FCDO.
  • Significant knowledge of humanitarian response and humanitarian coordination mechanisms
  • Fluent in English.
  • Demonstrable experience in advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people and bringing about change.
  • Able to work calmly under extreme pressure and at unpredictable hours during emergency response.
  • Fluency in additional language French, Arabic, Spanish would be a value addition for this position.

Please click here for a full role profile.

Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.

Type of role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.

Closing Date: 20th February 2024

*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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