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Technical Cluster Lead, Cash and Voucher and Social Protection Expert (m/f/d), Berlin-based

Deadline: 8 August 2021

Organisation: German Red Cross


We are looking for a

Technical Cluster Lead, Cash and Voucher and Social Protection Expert (m/f/d).

The employment is full-time. The employment offer is initially limited to 31.05.2023.

In the division “International Cooperation” and the department “Knowledge and Innovation” you will lead the Cash Team for GRC. You and your small technical cluster will primarily provide technical support to National Societies in their cash-based operations, strengthening strategic, technical and operational expertise, building on the host National Society capacities, enabling the transition and scale up from pre-disaster operations to emergency response. Where feasible, you will identify ways to connect humanitarian assistance with national social protection systems.

Your portfolio covers, but not exclusively:
Ensure the provision of high quality technical and advisory services in Cash and Voucher-based Assistance to support response and resilience programmes in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Europe through the actions of our Red Cross and Red Crescent partners;
Provide guidance to your technical cluster (2 experts);
To support mainstreaming of cash-based assistance into National Societies through high quality field and GRC HQ-based work, working with National Societies to build up their expertise in cash delivery and cash readiness;
Operational field support and technical input at all stages (identification, evaluation, analysis, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) in GRC CVA programmes, including training of staff and volunteers;
Support and advice for GRC and partners, staff and volunteers (face-to-face and remote);
Close coordination with technical colleagues within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and representation of GRC in CVA and Social protection related topics;
Strategic advice to Senior Management for the institutionalization of CVA;
Donor Communication in regard to CVA;
Ensuring a qualitative MEAL system;
Integration of new technology developments / initiatives and research (e.g. blockchain, peer-to-peer payments, digital identity management, etc.);
Your profile
Experience of supporting or implementing multi-sectoral and sectoral cash-based assistance and market-based interventions in relief and recovery contexts;
Experience of working with local partners, building their capacity in Information Management and data handling
Experience in Information Management and Data Management including collection, storing, processing, and analysing data to generate information products
Experience with data collection tools such as ODK/Kobo
Experience with integrated data management tools such Red Rose
Experience in handling Financial Service Provider contracts and MoUs
Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies
Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures  •
Understanding of data protection and data responsibility in humanitarian action and ability to formulate data security technical requirements
Experience with handling confidential data
University degree in relevant areas
At least 5+ years ́ experience leading and influencing the uptake of different aspects of CVA design and implementation (i.e.: CVA feasibility assessments, market analysis, response design including setting targeting criteria, transfer values and delivery mechanisms, encashment, and monitoring) and in developing CVA responses that that are inclusive and gender sensitive
Experience working within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
Proven skills in Emergency Needs Assessment, Practical Cash in Emergencies, Market Assessment and Analysis and/or equivalent Trainings
Availability for ad-hoc travels to various regions and contexts
Diplomatic and advocacy skills, strong networker and dot-connecter
Fluent in spoken and written English, German and another language is desired
We offer
A challenging and responsible assignment in a rewarding environment
A space for your professional and personal development within an experienced and dedicated team
Fair working conditions according to union agreement:
Remuneration according to remuneration group 12
30 days annual leave
Company pension scheme (VBL)
Flexible working arrangements
Health benefit scheme
A pleasant working environment with a green courtyard and a canteen

As an employer, the principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are a special obligation for us. We welcome applications from people regardless of ethnic, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Please send your application documents by 06.08.2021 !

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V. – Generalsekretariat
Carstennstr. 58
12205 Berlin
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