Organization:Polish Humanitarian Action – Polska Akcja Humanitarna
Purpose:Consultancy to provide Cash Transfer Programming Technical support and staff capacity building
Duration:6 Weeks (01.11.2018 to 15.12.2018)
Project:Shelter and NFIs project
Reporting matrix:Reports to the Head of Programs
Location:Juba, South Sudan with travels to project field sites.
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is an international humanitarian non-governmental organization working in South Sudan since 2006. PAH is working in the WASH, FSL, and Shelter/NFIs sectors, providing these services to vulnerable communities around the country.
Cash Based Interventions (CBIs) or Cash transfer programs (CTP) are becoming a vital modality in South Sudan when responding to humanitarian needs. The modality is encouraged by the S/NFI Cluster when market conditions make it a feasible approach (e.g. where functional markets and infrastructures are available). In South Sudan, many organizations respond with cash transfer programs in various emergency and recovery situations in almost all sectors.
PAH already has experience with CBIs in the country but the Mission seeks to strengthen the staff capacity in CTP/ CBI and to establish implementation standards for effective and efficient use of this modality. PAH is currently implementing a S/NFI project, funded by SSHF, between 1stSeptember 2018 and 31stMarch 2019. As part of the project, the Mission hires aConsultantto ensure the high quality delivery of cash based assistance.
Service task and assignment
The Cash Transfer Program (CTP) Consultant will lead specific activities in relation to cash based programming and will provide technical support to the key staff members in South Sudan.
Some key tasks listed below:
ü Support the Project Coordinator (PC) and Head of Programmes (HoP) in developing the Cash Component strategy as guidance for the program staff in South Sudan
ü Support PC and HoP to develop the CTP Standards of Procedure, including cash beneficiaries’ selection process based on vulnerability criteria by the relevant clusters
ü Field visit in PAH’s CTP location
ü Consult development of all tools with South Sudan Cash Working Group and relevant clusters
ü Provision of Quality Checklist and risk management/analysis related to CTP
ü Creation of Cash Transfer Preparedness Plan
ü Preparation of procedures for Lessons Learnt and Reporting
ü Staff capacity building on CTP project Cycle ( Cash Distribution, PDM)
ü Provision of training(s) on Market Assessment, CTP Feasibility, Risk Assessment and Household Expenses Survey
ü Provision of training(s) for support teams, including Logistics, Finance and Monitoring and Evaluation Departments on mapping of Cash Transfer service providers and ensuring the accountability and quality benchmarks are in place
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
· Advanced University degree with at least 3 years’ experience in Cash transfer programming and implementing CBIs
· Strong technical and theoretical knowledge of Cash Transfer Programming, including knowledge of latest trends and innovations in CTP
· Strong technical knowledge ofat least oneof the following technical thematic areas:
social protection and CTP;
operational delivery of CTP including risk management;
multi-sector CTP (including multipurpose grants and/or specific; sectoral CTP expertise);
digital payments modality.
· In-depth understanding of key standards, guidelines and tools relating to CTP and/or any of the thematic areas listed above
· Strong skills and experience in coaching and training program and support staffs
· Ability to supervise and mentor field staff to achieve results
· Ability and willingness to travel independently, including to remote and/or challenging areas
· Ability to develop training of trainers’ materials
· Good command of spoken and written English
· Commitment to and understanding of PAH aims, values and principles
· Experience in CTP/Livelihood in emergency training
· Experience working under consortium scheme
· Knowledge and/or experience of the South Sudan context
· Previous experience in working in challenging environment and location is an added advantage
· Ability to analyze and interpret data
Expressions of interest (EOI):
PAH Mission in South Sudan is inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified consultants who are willing to undertake this consultancy. Interested applicants are expected to submit a proposal with the following components:
1) Technical proposal (not more than 4 pages) to include:
- An overview of your skills and experience as it relates to both the essential and desirable criteria listed above,
- Details of your membership, or association with, any relevant groups, rosters, or other organizations.
- Your expected daily rate for the following types of work:
- conducting assessments and development of tools
- Training Materials Development
- Training Delivery
- Descriptions of at least 3 relevant examples of recent work in the subject matter
2) Consultant’s CV
3) At least three (3) referees for whom the consultant has carried out similar work, (stating the organization, assignment undertaken, date and duration, contact person’s name, email address and contact number)
Application submission criteria:
Expressions of Interest must be sent to the Human Resources department firstname.lastname@example.org 18.Oct.2018
Additional inquiries on the consultancy should be addressed to the PAH Mission in South Sudan Head of Programs, Beata Dolinska email@example.com