Cash & FES Coordinator – Ukraine (INT9577)

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In March 2022, Oxfam launched its response to the influx of refugees and other people forced to flee from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and Poland. A Programme Management Unit (PMU) has been established to provide leadership, oversee, support and provide technical assistance to the response in the affected countries.

The PMU will be led by an Operational Lead and includes dedicated advocacy and influencing capacity; business support functions, and a programme quality team with technical support on gender in emergencies, protection, cash and voucher programming, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL), and safeguarding.

Poland / Romania / Moldova Programmes.

Oxfam is supporting a partner-led humanitarian response for the assistance and protection of refugees and other vulnerable people from Ukraine and the communities, organisations and authorities that are hosting and supporting them in neighbouring countries. The response is strongly driven by the protection needs of refugees and the need for national organisations and authorities to be supporting in scaling up for the refugee response, delivering quality protection support, as well as advocacy for the rights and protection of all refugees and people on the move needing protection.

The Role


To effectively lead, manage and drive the Oxfam response to the Ukraine crisis working with other stakeholders across Oxfam.


To ensure provide strategic oversight of and ensure technical quality of the Cash and Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) program led by Oxfam and partners in Ukraine. This role will initially focus mainly on setting up cash programs and working with partners but may include more food security and livelihoods specific activities overtime.

Please see the attached job description for the full responsibilities that the Cash & FES Coordinator will undertake and the required skills and competencies.

Location: Ukraine, Kyiv

Job Type: Fixed Term, 6 Months


The CASH & Food and Economic Security Coordinator Will:

  • To provide support and supervise Oxfam staff and support Partners staff in the implementation of emergency food security/livelihoods programmes.
  • Lead and provide effective support towards the coordination of Cash interventions with partners in Ukraine.
  • Lead the organization of cash learning events with implementing partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Lead the creation of a pool of trainers at Oxfam and partner level through organization of a TOT trainings (Calp basic).
  • Objectives set with manager, mainly relating to the Cash transfer and early recovery livelihood strategies and programme coordination and implementation.
  • Provide technical oversight and program management of the cash and EFSVL programs in Ukraine.
  • Manage a team of cash trainers and other staff as required for the program.
  • Collaborate with other Ukraine technical teams to support the design, implementation and monitoring of the cash and vouchers modality.
  • Represent Oxfam within the Ukraine Cash Working Group (CWG), the Food Security (FS) Cluster, and within any country level technical discussions.
  • Support Oxfam’s partners to engage in CWG, FS Cluster, and other cash coordination discussions.
  • Management commitments at the country level for any consortium RUCC collaborations, activities, and deliverables including the agenda on partnerships and CVA and referrals to the cash and protection program.
  • Implement the CVA and Partnership approach for Oxfam and the RUCC members.
  • In collaboration with the Roving Cash Lead in the PMU develop country specific guidance and SOPs for the cash program, and lead the selection, contracting, and monitoring of FSPs.

Management people, budgets, assets, projects and decision making

  • Line management of the CVA and Partnerships roles (Cash trainers, training units, etc.)
  • Provide technical support and leadership on the use of CVA and MBP.
  • Provide practical advice and support to key programme staff to develop and translate relevant documents and resources.
  • Work closely with all sectors and crosscutting advisors in the team to provide support in integrated cash and markets-based programming
  • Recruit and manage appropriately skilled Cash specialists as required.

Analysis and Problem Solving

information, complexity, creativity and forward planning

  • Monitor and analyse trends in the cash, EFSVL, and markets sectors, with a particular focus on market-based programming, feminist approaches, community centric approaches and localisation.
  • Monitor and evaluate the cash and EFSVL response.
  • Contribute to learning and ensure it is applied across the region.
  • Raising awareness within regional and country line managements of the strategic and technical requirements for good design and implementation of Cash and EFSVL programs.
  • As appropriate, identify and engage in the use of new and innovative methodologies, processes, or technologies that improve cash and EFSVL implementation and outcomes.
  • Provide strategic leadership, coordination and support to the MBP capacity development plans and implementation.
  • Support country teams, partners and cash and EFSVL focal points across to build their humanitarian cash capacity, including assessing staff learning needs, innovative capacity development schemes i.e. peer learning and support networks, communities of practice and cross regional and country learning within Oxfam and beyond.
  • Support the development, dissemination, monitoring, and analysis of Oxfam Cash and EFSVL standards, guidelines, policies, and tools
  • Promote the institutionalization and feedback process for the use of these throughout the organization and with partners.
  • Ensure programmes are safe, are sensitive to gender and other power dynamics and ensure that they are informed by the community to benefit from the work.


contacts, communication, advice, and consequences

  • Represent Oxfam at external fora on areas of work, influence the sector and contribute to broader influence of humanitarian sector as a whole.
  • Track humanitarian information, learning and knowledge developed in responses, research and global fora and ensure these are actively shared and managed internally and externally
  • Represent Oxfam and/or ensure representation in coordinating with relevant government officials, UN agencies, other NGO staff, and relevant clusters during emergencies.
  • Provide technical input to proposal development and review processes and support Affiliate Programme Funding Departments with proposal development.
  • Foster an appropriate working culture built on Oxfam’s values, respectful and cognisant of power imbalances internally and between Oxfam, our partners and the communities we serve.


  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights.
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

What we are looking for


  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to Oxfam’s values, mission and work
  • Knowledge and understanding to global justice, social change, women’s rights and gender equality and commitment to delivering humanitarian work through feminist principles.
  • Experience & knowledge of the international humanitarian sector and an understanding of development issues and humanitarian standards and guidelines including Sphere, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, Core Humanitarian Standards, IASC Gender in Humanitarian Action, GBV Guidelines, Oxfam GIE Minimum Standards.
  • Graduate qualification in Finance, Humanitarian, Development, Economics, Sociology or any related field. Experience could substitute for a formal qualification, but not vice versa.
  • Good knowledge of the humanitarian sector (including humanitarian principles, current policy and institutional thinking around CASH) with solid professional networks.
  • Significant experience of designing, setting up, planning and carrying out Cash Programmes in a humanitarian and/or development context.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of EFSVL and market-based programming (MBP) in humanitarian contexts, including experience in carrying out market assessments for different sectors and multi-sectoral assessments.
  • Knowledge and experience of the opportunity presented by electronic cash transfer options.
  • Demonstrated capacities in delivering MBP capacity building trainings and providing technical support in different formats.
  • Demonstrable experience of assessing capacity needs and opportunities, designing and delivering training and learning programmes and initiatives with a desire to improve knowledge and performance, and an understanding of relevant learning & development methodologies.
  • Experience in providing advisory support to both senior managers and programme staff, and well-developed ability to facilitate learning, knowledge management and innovative capacity development schemes.
  • Enhanced collaboration and networking skills; representational, diplomatic and advocacy skills to enable the post holder to operate effectively within Oxfam and in external networks;
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work and communicate in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English language.

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible**.**

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.


  • Working knowledge of Polish or Romanian.
  • Practical experience working in protection responses and social protection.

How to apply

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