Kenya: Cash Transfer Programming Manager

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Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

Position summary

The Cash Transfer Program Manager will support Red Cross /Red Crescent National Societies in
the region to build up their expertise in cash delivery and preparedness, contributing to their
organisational development as leading national humanitarian organisations. The staff will be a
technical specialist responsible for coordinating and developing bespoke training and coaching
while ensuring coordination and participation with technical leaders in the field. This is an
exciting opportunity to be a core part of ensuring that a Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society
has the knowledge, skills and experience as well as the institutional capability to:

a) Respond rapidly and at scale using cash transfers to meet relief needs of affected people
and/or deliver long term support to vulnerable people, respecting their choice and
promoting their dignity.

b) Participate in the improvement of the coordination of cash assistance in their country, as
well as advocacy and collaboration with the Government as auxiliary role

Key Responsibilities

• Support the Kenya Red Cross Society, Uganda Red Cross Society and Ethiopia Red Cross
Society to complete a cash preparedness self-assessment to document its current
operational readiness, capacity and gaps in implementing cash assistance for emergencies
rapidly and at scale, and identify priority areas for capacity building.

• Support the National Societies with the development and implementation of the Cash
Preparedness Plans of Action (including budget) ensuring that procedures and processes
are created in consultation with the relevant NS departments and maintain a cross-sector
approach. The Plan of Action should be based on the self-assessment and might include:
development of SOP’s in consultation with the relevant NS departments, cash feasibility
studies, analysis of payment mechanisms within the country, market assessment in key
disaster affected areas and development of pre-agreements with key financial service
providers as part of preparedness actions, based on the previous analysis.

• Undertake capacity building in cash assistance through face to face trainings, simulations
and ‘learning by doing’ exercises, as well as remote and face to face coaching. These will
cover training of National Societies staff and volunteers at national HQ and branch levels
and looking at peer to peer engagements across those NS’s selected where synergies

• Support the NS to use the IFRC “cash in emergencies toolkit “and adapt some of the
tools to their context and procedures, as well adapt some of the tools to resilience
intervention programming.

• Work with the NS to integrate cash assistance programming into relevant guidelines,
procedures and policies.

• Support the NS to explore ways to integrate cash assistance in preparedness into its
existing contingency plans and preparedness/readiness processes. The NS should be able
to mount a scalable and rapid cash based intervention to meet immediate needs and
mainstream cash through forecast based action, recovery and resilience programming.

• Support the engagement of the NS in coordination fora and help them identify areas of
collaboration with external key stakeholders, UN Agencies, International NGOs, Private
and Academic Sector, to ensure the cash transfer programming is coherent, has an added
value, and is appropriately harmonised with the wider cash assistance system in country.

• Advocate to the NS leadership to institutionalise cash assistance programming in
preparedness and Forecast-based Financing understanding the NS needs, challenges and

• Support the NS to develop its own communications and advocacy capacity in cash in
Forecast-based Financing and preparedness.

• Support them to participate in the improvement of cash coordination in the country and
the region, and leverage their auxiliary role with the Government.

• Monitor available financial resources to deliver the agreed cash activities for the country

• Document the cash assistance in preparedness and Forecast-based Financing process and
any experiences in cash assistance that might be of interest to the wider RCRC
Movement. Draft case studies and project factsheets to profile the work of the NS,
highlight good practices and lessons learnt and to guide and inform future NS cash
transfer programming. Share and disseminate cash assistance news, documentation and
training opportunities that exist within and outside the Movement.

• Identify potential areas of knowledge sharing among NS in the region and with other
organisations in the country.

• Potentially support other cash preparedness initiatives in the region, through providing
technical support to staff linked to the cash preparedness work conducted in the other

Desired Competencies

• Post graduate level of vocational or technical qualification within a specialist technical or
professional field relevant to response or recover programming including cash and

• Technical training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery

• Acquaintance with Federation DM tools (FACT, RDRT, ERU, VCA, PECT and others)

• Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic desirable

Essential Competencies

• Technical/professional knowledge within the areas of cash and markets with an emphasis
on the ability to design and implement cash assistance interventions and/or market
assessments and market based interventions

• Solid understanding of the international humanitarian sector with a focus on integrated
programming, participatory planning, and local institution capacity building, with
knowledge of appropriate gender, equity and diversity programming approaches.

• Knowledge of designing training and outreach strategies and materials.

• Understanding of the key issues relating to delivering cash at scale and skills to address

• Proven skills of managing and coaching teams in multi-faceted projects, including
mentoring, coaching, training and building the capacity of national and local staff and

• Highly developed analytical and communication skills and ability to assimilate and
process information for wide-ranging audiences.

• Proven analytical and programme design skills and the ability to think strategically while
under pressure

• Proven skills in operational planning, budgeting and reporting for an emergency response
that included cash assistance.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to or the address below on or before 17th August 2018.
Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,
Applications MUST contain; letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates,
address and contacts of two referees.

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