Save The Children

Cash and Voucher Assistance & Social Protection Advisor

Save The Children

Job Description

  An experienced Regional Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Social Protection Advisor, Asia will work very closely with Regional Humanitarian Livelihoods and Economic Programming Adviser and will be responsible for supporting a number of country offices with Design and implementation of longer-term safety net programmes, and cash plus approaches to deliver child outcomes in development settings and compliant with SCI CVA procedures, donor-compliant and cost-effective, across the region.

The Adviser will also work closely with the incoming Asia Climate Resilience Adviser to ensure that our climate adaptation and response work in the region links with and supports building climate adaptive and shock responsive social protection systems. The three advisers comprising the regional child poverty team will collaborate closely to build capacity and foster networks across country office child poverty staff The post holder will be a core member of the Cash and Markets Humanitarian Technical Working Group (HTWG) and of the Child-sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) TWG to ensure global and country office experts are collaborating and sharing learning, best practices, and working towards a comprehensive and unified strategic approach to CVA and CSSP for child outcomes.

This position will be home-based in Asia Region, with extensive travel throughout the region.

Key Responsibilities Technical Leadership: In collaboration with the Humanitarian Livelihoods and Economic Programming Adviser;
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of a regional CVA strategy and action plan in consultation with TAs in Child Poverty and other thematic areas and country offices. Capacity build, mentor and build networks across Country Office (CO) Cash & Market/CVA experts in the region; identify top talents, capacity gaps and facilitate opportunities for learning.
  • Support the linking of our humanitarian CVA programming to social protection systems wherever possible and appropriate
  • Support organizational learning around the delivery of "plus" activities for nutrition, education, protection outcomes, gender sensitive and disability inclusive social protection, as well as around shock responsive social protection.
  • Working with Member TA to facilitate cross-country learning between CVA and CSSP experts in the region, and participate in cross-country learning with other regions; identify creative ways to share learning, best practices and collectively address challenges, feeding back to the Cash & Market HTWG and CSSP TWG;
  • Working closely with the C&M HTWG and SCI Humanitarian Preparedness teams, support the identification and implementation of preparedness activities in compliance with CTP Operations Manual and SCI Policies and Procedures, regularly tracking their preparedness rating and proactively engaging with new COs.
Programme Quality in Design & Implementation:
  • Provide in-country surge support and remote backstopping as needed for emergency responses that may be launched in country offices and other countries outside of this list to the request of the Regional Humanitarian Director.
  • Explore innovative opportunities and trends which could be applied in Cash & Market/CVA-based programming in the region and support country offices to pilot, and document, new or updated tools and guidance, especially with a focus on gender, disability, and resilience.
  • Work with Child Rights Governance colleagues to ensure that a rights based approach is reflected in our programme design and implementation (in line with our child rights programming approach), with a strong focus on child participation
  • Respond to requests for technical expertise from Country Offices in the region where possible/appropriate through Save the Children's flexible Technical Expertise systems (e.g. Global Humanitarian Surge Platform; TE Request platform), and identify support from others for key regional technical needs.

    External Engagement:
  • In collaboration with regional New Business Development, contribute to regional strategic partnerships; identify partners and donors to strengthen our CVA and CSSP portfolio in the region and maintain an overview of CVA best practices and Coordination mechanisms
  • Work with Advocacy colleagues to support Save the Children's -ProtectAGeneration Campaign's "Safety Nets for Families in Need" pillar efforts on advocating for scaled up CVA responses to economic impact of Covid-19, and investments in increasing coverage and impact for children in national social protection systems and supporting efforts to establishing universal child and family benefits. In collaboration with Advocacy colleagues, influence key regional stakeholders such as relevant regional social protection bodies, Regional Cash Working Group; Regional CaLP Office; Regional Clusters, especially the Nutrition Cluster, the Education Cluster, the Food Security Cluster and others; Collaborative Cash Delivery platforms that may exist in the region.
  • Represent Save the Children at regional and national-level CVA and social protection coordination bodies that exist, such as CaLP, Cash Working Groups, or others as relevant. Ensure that Save the Children is influencing and learning from others (especially UNICEF, ILO, WFP, WB and others) through technical coordination and networking bodies.
The Organisation 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.

Application Information Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at Closing Date for Application: 17 February 2021 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.

ll employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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