Humanitarian Cash Advisor

  • Anywhere
Organization: Palladium International
Closing date: 9 Jan 2022

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The Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations Team (HSOT) provides the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) with humanitarian services and the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit with stabilisation support. HSOT works with FCDO to lead the UK Government’s response to humanitarian disasters in co-operation with the United Nations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, non-governmental organisations, and governments of disaster-affected countries.

We are recruiting for a Cash Advisor working with FCDO Somalia to support the design and implementation of FCDO’s approach to humanitarian and shock responsive safety net cash programming, policy development and system strengthening through its next humanitarian and resilience programme, starting in 2022. The role shall involve the development of programmes and policies supporting the integration of humanitarian cash and safety nets, through the lens of value for money and in line with UK humanitarian policy (needs-based assistance, leave no-one behind etc). The role will be working across Donor cash forum and FCDO.

The main objectives of this consultancy are a) support roll out FCDO’s new cash strategy, including technical support to establishing and implementing new programmes b) provide coordination and secretarial support to the DCF alongside the ECHO-funded coordinator c) support FCDO’s influencing approach including coordinating with key donors to develop common positions on the integration of humanitarian cash and social safety nets in Somalia

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to the FCDO Somalia Humanitarian team in taking forward the new cash strategy, including; identifying technical requirements for proposal requests, providing technical inputs into proposal review processes, drafting analysis and recommendations, supporting programme design and discussions with partners
  • Alongside the FCDO Somalia Social Development Adviser, provide technical inputs into the development of FCDO Somalia’s approach to Social Protection and linkages to humanitarian assistance, including cash
  • Support to monitoring, evaluation and learning of FCDO-funded cash programmes including coordination with MESH – FCDO’s third party monitoring provider
  • Provide technical support on cash programming more broadly, including on FCDO’s engagement with the 2022 drought response. This will involve regular monitoring of needs and programme responses as well as engagement with partners, relevant coordination fora, and donors.
  • Co-coordination of DCF alongside Cash Cap deployee focused on implementation of the workplan
  • Support coordination efforts aimed at improving linkages between humanitarian cash and social protection, working with donors, WFP, the Somali Cash Consortium and the World Bank
  • Act as the focal point for the FCDO Social Protection team, particularly the BASIC SRO and social protection in crises lead, and BASIC programme suppliers (DAI – TA and Institute of Development Studies – research) on taking forward technical assistance support and research. This includes defining scope of works, technical requirements, facilitating work with stakeholders in Somalia, and quality assurance. Also, to coordinate with other BASIC deployees to ensure cross-collaboration and learning.
  • Work with the FCDO resilience team to roll-out resilience pilot in Somalia, ensuring social protection is captured in the pilot including through working with STAR (exact frame of work TBC)
  • Ensure Gender Equality and Social Inclusion adequately addressed within FCDO cash programming, coordination with social protection actors and more broadly within the response (response level issues can be addressed via DCF)

How to apply:

Please apply with your CV to Yashu Fernandes on