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JOB VACANCIES Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children

in the UK and 50 countries around the world. Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights. The Kenya Country Programme currently has field sites in Wajir East and South, Mandera West and Central, Eldoret and Dadaab refugee camp and is reaching beneficiaries through Health, Nutrition, FSL, WASH, Child Protection and Education. We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions of: 1. CASH TRANSFER OFFICER (3 Months contract based in Dadaab) Job Purpose The Cash Transfer Officer will ensure, under the responsibility of the Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator the implementation of Save the Children’s Food Security voucher programme in Dadaab refugee camps. The incumbent will also provide technical support, capacity building to local staff to ensure high quality standards of project implementation. The Cash Transfer Officer will be line managed by the Food Security and Livelihood Manager, and supervised/advised by the Finance Officer. Key Responsibilities Team Support The Cash Transfer Officer does not manage directly a team. However, being overall responsible for the Transfer systems, he/she will have to train and induct SCUK field staff and conduct regular monitoring of their activities, in coordination with the FS&L Coordinator and the Finance Manager: • Identify capacity gaps and provide capacity building and technical support when relevant to the hunger reduction teams. • Make regular and extensive field visits to all project areas to plan, implement, supervise and monitor cash transfer activities. • Ensure that line manager is informed of any fiduciary or other risks related to the functioning of the cash transfer systems and in this case be able to propose improvements to the systems in place. • Manage the data entry clerk when/if he is assigned to cash transfer systems.

• Ensure smooth and transparent flow of information from and to the local communities. cross and double check them. payment reports. He will personally take part in some parts of the implementation process of the cash transfers. • Gather the payment requests. • Be responsible for the parts of the cash transfer systems that are under your responsibility. • Input in the database the information on the goods purchased by the beneficiaries under the voucher scheme. • Provide training support or train yourself beneficiaries and traders benefiting from the cash transfer system to allow smooth implementation. monthly financial reports Representation • Ensure that all beneficiaries and local communities understand the transfer systems and see those as transparent. Monitoring / Assessments . Inform line managers otherwise. reports on the commodities purchased. • Ensures that all documentation related to the cash transfer systems is up to date and relevant to the implementation on the field. voucher exchange weekly reports. • Provide technical expertise for the design and implementation of the transfer systems to ensure high accountability as well as smooth field implementation. cross-check the vouchers with the list of eligible products • Follow up of traders’ Post Distribution Monitoring questionnaire. as well as monitor the whole process: • Ensure that field teams make a realistic and timely activity planning when related to cash transfers. prepare and submit the cash transfer request. Cash Transfers The Cash Transfer Officer assists the FS&L Coordinator and the Finance manager to ensure that cash transfer systems are in place and implemented to high standards of transparency and accountability. ensuring proper coordination with the finance and logistic department to ensure that transfers are happening on timely basis for the respect of both our beneficiaries and traders • Monitor the implementation of cash transfers through field visits and accountancy procedures.• Ensure regular coordination and planning meetings with the team. distributions updates. • Provide monthly transfer reports. with quantitative information on the volumes transferred (vs plan) as well as qualitative information on implementation quality to both the Finance Manager and the FS&L Coordinator • Prepare and submit sound and timely activity progress. follow up of market prices to control traders’ performances during voucher exchange Reporting • Design and maintain a cash transfer monitoring database to allow easy reporting.

• Participate in need assessments. business or market development (for business or development / relief purpose). Proven planning.The Cash Transfer supports the provision of data for analysis and project monitoring. • Support in project documentation and lessons learned analysis Other duties • Assist in other relevant duties as identified and assigned by the Food Security and Livelihood Manager and Coordinator • Comply with all relevant Save the Children UK policies and procedures with respect to child protection. monitoring skills Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili Excellent IT skills including the use of Excel (fundamental) and database software Ability and willingness to make very frequent field visits to the project areas and communicate directly with field teams and beneficiaries Ability to deem controversy and conduct focus group discussions Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise Strong self starter. Previous experience with market monitoring. market analysis. code of conduct. or related working experience in management. Banking. market analysis. and regular monitoring of the food security and livelihoods in your area of operation. report writing. able to take initiatives Commitment to Save the Children policies Desirable: • Working experience requiring cash / vouchers handling to a high level of accountability. suppliers payments. health and safety. equal opportunities and other relevant policies Person Specification Essential: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • University Diploma in Business Management. security. Previous experience with National or International NGOs (minimum of 2 years working experience) Working experience managing cash / vouchers. expenditure control Previous experience in data management and analysis Good team performance Previous experience in financial reporting. . in partnership with the M&E officer.

Experience in small business management. please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts for three referees to the address below not later than 23rd September 2011. Understanding Somali language. . providing an understanding of constrains and behavior of small traders is a plus. Experience and skills in project planning and financial reporting Experience in designing and facilitating training and mentoring of staff Experience of working in cash transfer projects (vouchers / cash) on the financial systems and field implementation. If you meet the above requirements. “Candidates from North Eastern encouraged to apply” Province are strongly Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse. Human Resources Officer Save the Children UK. Please quote the job title and location on the subject line.• • • • • • Experience with similar cultural / social contexts. Kenya Programme Dadaab Only short listed candidates will be contacted.