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CALP job

Deputy Regional Representative – Americas

Deadline: 26 September 2021

Contract type: Fixed-term/full time

Organisation: CALP

See details below

Are you a CVA enthusiast? Do you have the right to work in Mexico, Guatemala or Colombia? Do you want to play a pivotal part in shifting power in humanitarian aid and transforming the system? Do you believe in the power of collective action? If so, come join us in this amazing position, where you will play a critical role in promoting evidence-based CVA practice and fostering collaboration across a dynamic network of CVA stakeholders at the regional and country levels.

Summary

The Deputy Regional Representative provides technical leadership of the planning and delivery of CaLP’s activities in the region and helps drive forward CaLP’s overall strategy in the Americas, focusing much of their time on Latin America and the Caribbean.  The role requires highly collaborative ways of working with a myriad of actors, to build strategic relationships with those in UN agencies, government, think tanks, academic institutions and NGOs, and to represent CaLP in regional fora.

CaLP is a dynamic global network of over 90 organisations engaged in the critical areas of policy, practice and research in humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and financial assistance more broadly. As a CaLP team, we work with and for the CaLP network –keeping our vision front and centre. We mobilise the membership and the wider network to look for collective solutions to collective problems.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the regional strategy and plans, focused on collective issues and collective action.
  • Lead engagement and technical support to Cash Working Groups (CWGs) in the region.
  • Provide technical input into strategically important debates, forums, policies and guidance.
  • Manage programmes and grants, working with others in the team to ensure their impactful delivery within agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Ensure robust uptake plans are developed to drive the use of evidence and guidance, both for new and existing resources.
  • Foster membership development in line with overall membership strategy.

Essential Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate technical field, or equivalent level of professional experience
  • Technically competent on CVA (not required to be expert).
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills and the ability to facilitate and convene conversations with different stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesise information, and articulate complex ideas and experiences simply.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently.
  • Professional proficiency (written and verbal skills) in French and English.

Location: Mexico, Guatemala or Colombia

See the detailed Job Description for more information

How to apply:

Please prepare:

  • A one page covering letter explaining your motivation and suitability against the job profile
  • An up to date CV of no more than 3 sides
  • A completed copy of the application questionnaire (see downloadable Word doc below)

Please send all three documents together to
Vacancy-AmericaDRR@calpnetwork.org. Please note, applications will not be considered if incomplete.

You will receive an auto-reply email confirming receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

Closing Date: end of day 26 September 2021

We offer:

Contract: CaLP contracts team members through its host agencies.  In this case, the host and contract will be with Oxfam. The details of the contractual package will be determent by the location of the successful candidate. The position is an Grade C (if Oxfam GB or affiliate contract)