Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Cash Transfer Advisor
Job ID: 200003IK
Location: Abuja with travel to the field states
Employee Status: Fixed Term
TEAM: Nigeria Country Office Seconded to Ministry for Humanitarian and Disaster Management
Reports to: Senior Social Protection Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
- We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
- We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
- We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Child Safeguarding: Level 3
- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.
- The Cash Transfer Advisor shall work closely with other team members in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHDS), to support implementation of the cash transfers of NASSP, ensuring that the cash transfer payment is transformed from manual payment at the last mile to a complete end-to-end electronic payment delivery in a timely and high quality manner.
- In addition, the Advisor shall carryout the following specific responsibilities.
- Prepare, maintain and update detailed CCT work plan(s) that support and achieve the overall implementation of the programme;
- Leading the development and appraisal of Government-to-Person (G2P) electronic payment platforms;
- Provide direction and monitor implementation of the CCT work plan and quality of technical activities, share relevant information and direction to improve quality of electronic payment and achieve timelines;
- In a timely manner, identify and recommend solutions to technical issues regarding electronic payment;
- Manage and monitor CCT budgets and track expenditures to ensure that all spending is in line with approved budgets and timelines, including developing monthly program spending plan and cash forecasts;
- Develop and document appropriate mechanism for cash transfers, ensuring that transfers adhere to the government’s policies and procedures and that effective, transparent accounting procedures are in place;
- Interface closely with NASSP to ensure effective oversight and compliance.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- Holds self and others accountable to deliver on responsibilities
- High level of accuracy in work and attention to detail
- Carries out responsibilities in a timely and pro-active way
- Cultivates an ambitious team mentality for the project
- Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively about opportunities to improve programme management and quality
- Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and easy to talk to
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
- Actively looks to improve programme management systems and quality of delivery
- Looks for new opportunities to promote the project with other stakeholders
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Qualifications and Experience
- Educated to degree standard, preferable in a discipline such as social sciences, geography, anthropology or other discipline relevant to urban/rural livelihoods.
- Substantial experience of relief or development/extension work with rural communities.
- Demonstrated experience planning and managing cash transfer and food security programmes.
- Knowledge and experience of project development, monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the area of cash transfers and / or food security.
- Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning
- Knowledge of Household Economy Approach to food security and livelihoods assessment.
- Skills related to participatory research methods, computer literacy and numerical skills.
- Understanding of the non-partisan status of an international NGO.
- Good communication, presentation, training and report writing skills.
- Ability to take a proactive approach in community capacity building, either directly or through facilitation of suitable support.
- Experience in leading a team in fieldwork with communities.
- Willing to work in isolated rural areas with basic living conditions, and work in difficult field conditions.
- Knowledge of Hausa language.
- Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
- Professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in economics or related discipline
- Experience working with social protection or cash transfer programmes
- Experience of qualitative research techniques
- Experience in international development
Additional job responsibilities
- The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
- The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
- We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
- The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.
Health and Safety:
- The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Application Closing Date
16th July, 2020.