PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Cash, Food Security and Livelihoods Lead – Myanmar Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Program will be a member of the Operations Unit and will provide technical support and direction in the design, implementation, quality assurance and program strategy development for the WV Bangladesh – Myanmar Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Program. The role will input into the scale-up of core project models in alignment with WVI’s global sectoral strategic objectives while keeping in line with the Myanmar Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Program Response Strategy. S/he is expected to provide support directly to field teams, working closely with a range of program implementers and senior management teams.
Provide leadership in the acquisition of Cash, Food Security and Livelihoods (CFSL) Programming to ensure the projects reach the intended beneficiaries and achieved the intended outcomes in alignment with context, humanitarian needs and response strategy as well as operational feasibility and technical quality.
Strive to create and use standardized tools and practices, including SOPs, training manuals and work plans, where appropriate, across projects/programs in the Myanmar Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee Crisis Program.
Provide technical support during implementation processes of CFSL Sector projects ensuring that donors and WV standards are adhered.
Master CTP modalities and apply knowledge for innovative programming as a methodology of WV Bangladesh humanitarian response.
Carry out systematized project/program monitoring visits and provide structured feedback in a way that can improve project/ program progress and impact.
Provide support the response in the integration of resilience into programming and assist in creating emergency preparedness plans to achieve targeted response to food insecurity, livelihoods and protection.
Quality review of donor reports related to the CFSL.
Ensure that key cross-cutting themes, such as Child Protection, community participation, partner capacity building, good M&E, coordination, inclusion of women, and inclusion of disadvantaged groups are emphasized and integrated into all projects/programs.
Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL):
In collaboration with the MEAL team, support in rolling out quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation approaches aiming to build contextually-grounded learning into program activities for Myanmar Bangladesh refugee Crisis Response Program.
Work closely with the project, National Office (NO) and Regional based teams to publish relevant lessons learnt and/or case studies regarding CTP within the Bangladesh context.
Facilitate setting up of monitoring systems for all cash transfer projects (post distribution monitoring, onsite/agents monitoring, market monitoring, etc) as required by each grant and oversee/lead data collection, analysis, and reporting as per donor's and WVI DMT requirements in coordination with other DME functions of WVSL.
Review and ensure reports related to funds distributed to beneficiaries or vendors and number of beneficiaries (adult male / female, boys and girls) are produced on time for submission and tally with the reports produced by other department.
External Networking & Representation:
Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with member of Myanmar Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Response cluster technical groups.
Ensuring high-visibility of WV Bangladesh portfolio, representation and technical leadership among peer organizations.
Represent WV Bangladesh CFSL programming on a regional level to relevant bodies and networks, including clusters, working groups, task forces and donor meetings, and identify changes to their policies and priorities that may create opportunities or threats for the programme objectives.
Engage with donors at regional level in support of fundraising, profile-raising and scoping of opportunities, working in close collaboration with colleagues at Regional and Headquarters level.
Fundraising and Capacity Development:
Proactively develop the capacity of in-country staff working on CTP interventions through mentorship, accompaniment and inhouse training.
Support Myanmar Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee Crisis Program in effective resource management, including identifying and addressing technical capacity gaps and if necessary staff recruitment.
Provide support and technical capacity building to key staff in field offices.
Proactively identify programming opportunities through field observation as well as by developing relationships with key donors and partners working in FSL, economic empowerment, and resilience-based programming.
Support proposal development, lead in the technical design and review of concept notes, logical frameworks, budgets and full proposals in relevant technical sectors with close coordination with field teams.
Engage directly with donors as required, presenting approaches, concept notes and funding proposals in collaboration with hub and regional office.
Work with the GAM and Finance teams to ensure that proposal budgets adequately incorporate technical resource requirements to deliver on stated objectives.
Work closely with the security team to develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the EFSP team and beneficiaries when implementing CTP.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
5 years of relevant experience in cash programming.
Fluency in English and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Experience in Cash Transfer Programming is preferred.
Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.