MEAL Cash Programmes Advisor

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

*Preferred location: United Kingdom. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.


This position leads World Vision’s humanitarian MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning) for Cash and Voucher based Programmes (CVP).

The advisor will develop new models to provide MEAL services aligned with WVI’s commitment n to scale up multipurpose cash, and enhance CVP quality.

The advisor will deploy to emergency responses, fragile contexts and large cash based programmes to lead or contribute towards the set up of MEAL functions. The advisor will build a group of deployable staff with technical and leadership skills in MEAL for CVP.

The advisor will build relationships with external stakeholders and multi-agency networks that lead MEAL-cash functions. The advisor will collaborate on joint initiatives with other agencies and influence the direction and decisions of these groups through the profiling of WV work.


  • Lead the development of a service-based model for MEAL as outlined in the WV cash roadmap. This will be done in close collaboration with the global CVP team.

  • During Cat Ill emergencies and other prioritized cash programmes set up or strengthen MEAL cash functions at field level through a combination of short-term deployments and distance support.

  • Keep abreast of external promising humanitarian practice and ensure that these are adapted to the field realities of World Vision.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.


  • Master’s degree in relevant subject or equivalent field experience.

  • Five years of experience in MEAL for cash and voucher based programmes in a humanitarian context. Ability to work in both an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity.

  • Detailed knowledge of the content and application of quality assurance to humanitarian MEAL in a broad range of cash and voucher programmes, Multi-Purpose Cash Programming experience preferred.

  • Good knowledge of MEAL requirements of major humanitarian institutional donors for CVP.

  • Expertise in CVP-related market assessment, market system analysis.

  • Capacity to represent World Vision effectively in external international forums.

  • Must be prepared to travel for up to 30% of the time including up to two deployments of up to 6 weeks at short notice.

  • At least three years mid/senior level experience on work to enhance MEAL and quality assurance in emergency situations.

  • Experience dealing with financial service providers, international donors, accessing funding and fulfilling donor requirements.

  • Excellent communication skills including facilitation, training and influencing.

  • Additional language skills in either French, Arabic or Spanish language skills are desirable.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of WV, how it responds in an emergency and where the key points of influence lie.

  • Proven ability to develop learning/ case study materials and develop simple practical tools for field application.

  • Strong cross cultural communication skills and high levels of cultural sensitivity.

  • Ability to strategically plan the development and support for MEAL related to multipurpose cash and general CVP in an NO or Region.

  • Excellent networking and influencing skills.

  • Experience in promoting, establishing and implementing at least two major new initiatives in a large Global NGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel and deploy domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.