Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Cash and Markets Experts

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NORCAP is looking for experts to join its CashCap specialized project. This is the right opportunity for you if 

  • You have interest and experience in cash Coordination and solid technical operational expertise in the Design and delivery of CVA and 
  • You enjoy solving complex problems in challenging environments to get the best outcomes for the people affected by crises 
  • You have a collaborative mindset. The experts will work inter-agency, supporting cash coordination structures, collaborative platforms, Red Cross movement actors or national governments in different contexts across the world 

    Who we are 

    For over 30 years, NORCAP has been working to solve challenges in the humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding sectors in order to better protect and meet the needs of people at risk. 

    Today, NORCAP delivers across the full range: from stand-by crisis response to strategic assistance to improve how the aid system delivers. We work with local, national and international partners to develop knowledge and solutions and promote more effective ways of working at the global level and in the field. Our independence enables us to bring together key stakeholders across sectors and mandates.

    CashCap is one of NORCAP’s flagship programmes, established in 2015 to drive forward the cash agenda and support humanitarian and development partners’ efforts to increase the scale of cash assistance and realise its transformative potential for people in need. Since then, CashCap has been widely recognised as being instrumental to the significant global growth of cash and voucher assistance (CVA). In response to changing needs and developments, our services now include technical assistance, on-the-job Capacity Building and supporting more collaborative ways of delivering cash at scale. Today, many cash actors around the world rely on the expertise of CashCap missions. 

    We offer a unique combination of expertise, neutrality, commitment to building local capacity and the ability to bring partners together to ensure choice, dignity and the best possible outcomes for people who need cash assistance, now and in the future. 

    Job description

    CashCap is seeking to expand its programme capacity to be able to respond to steadily growing demand from partner organisations. Deployment requests will usually vary across these areas: Technical Support and capacity building across a number of cash and markets-based programming areas, advocacy and coordination. Experts can be deployed nationally, regionally or at global level to support a specific sector or a collaborative initiative. 

    Roles and responsibilities when on deployment can include any and all of the following:  

  • Provide technical or coordination guidance and support to local and international humanitarian partners and national authorities on cash and markets-related issues and activities to ensure programme quality, adherence to agreed standards, national policies, and best practices and impact soundness in their implementation.  
Build strategic alliances with other key actors internally and externally to advocate for cash and markets-based programming and ensure continuity of advocacy efforts.  Engage actively in multi-sectorial responses, and facilitate capacity building of implementing partners and national authorities.  Develop and/or deliver training modules, information, education and communication materials specific to the context and culture as required, and conduct training as required.  Contribute to the development of policies, technical guidelines, advise and support project planning, design and implementation, considering local context, and available technologies.  Ensure monitoring mechanisms are in place and ensure Data Collection and reporting are carried out systematically.  Include considerations of long-term sustainable solutions in all phases of planning and implementation.  

Skills and Capabilities  

Candidates will be assessed according to the CashCap Programme Capability framework based on core CVA technical experience, interpersonal skills and personal qualities.

Qualifications/Education level/Language level 

Minimum 7 years of professional humanitarian experienceWorking knowledge of English; proficiency in other languages is an advantage (please indicate all languages you have a working level proficiency in)

Proven CVA technical experience in 

Strategic Planning and decision-making Programme design & quality Operational delivery  Capacity Development, including training and facilitation techniques 

Interpersonal skills 

Proven experience in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, influencing and advocacy Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills, including representation, reporting, and Information Dissemination 

Personal qualities: 

Ability to work in stressful situations and contexts Creative and analytical thinker 

Highly Desirable:  

Demonstrable experience working with the Red Cross/Red Crescent SocietiesOperational experience with or academic background in one of these areas: adaptive social protection and integration points with humanitarian CVA; DRR/cash preparedness; digital payments/data interoperability

We offer  

Significant life experiences, professional and self-development through exposure to varied contexts and training opportunities, peer-to-peer support through a thriving CashCap Community of Practice and on-deployment mentoring from a member of the CashCap Global Cash Response Team  Good staff care and training opportunities.  More information about CashCap

How to apply

When submitting your application, kindly register in English your full employment history and education. Please include your full name as written in your passport. Uploaded CVs alone will not be reviewedNORCAP values diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.NORCAP reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidatesApproved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and assignmentFeedback will be given to all applicants within four weeks after the closing of this advertisement.Apply before 25th June 2023, 23.59 PM (Oslo time)  At NORCAP, we work to better protect and empower people affected by crises and Climate Change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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