Cash & Markets Officer

CARE
  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 13

Position description

The use of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in CARE has gained momentum with expanding the scale and reach within the humanitarian and development realms. Currently, CARE’s CVA span a variety of sectors, from Food Security to Shelter as well as multi-purpose grants.  CVA projects are implemented in all the regions,.With this in view, CARE is intent on ensuring the technical capacity of its teams, build their capacity, as well as build on its strategic intent to be "cash ready to bring breakthroughs for women and girls". The cash and markets officer will provide structured technical support to the field teams, build their capacity in CVA and market based-approaches, and contribute to CARE's global CVA strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical advisory services on CVA and market based approaches
  • Maintain relevant capacities on CVA and market based approaches for team members
  • Support CARE's CVA strategic intent
  • Representation and Advocacy
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher qualification on development studies/economics/social science/international relations or another relevant discipline
  • Training in Cash programming and best practices (CALP or equivalent – CALP TOT level will be an added advantage)
  • At least three years planning, implementing, designing of CVA and market-based approaches within different sectors as well as across several sectors
  • Field experience in multiple countries and contexts
  • Demonstrated capacity in technical advisory support and mentoring for multiple clients at one time
  • Experience in training (CVA and market-based approaches, and other areas of humanitarian response)
  • Experience in implementing market assessment and analysis, combined with knowledge of key tools (EMMA, RAM, etc.)
  • Knowledge of donor CVA and market-based approach guidelines (e.g. USG, European, GAC)
  • Understanding of gender concepts and the linkages with market and CVA
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills in humanitarian programming, assessing emergency needs, market analysis, response analysis, and program design
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, prioritize work under pressure, and coordinate multiple tasks
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