Senior Humanitarian Specialist Africa – Cash and Markets

About us
Christian Aid is partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future and saving lives during emergencies.
In 20 countries across the continent, we manage a wide range of Humanitarian and Development programs that have a positive impact on the lives of millions. And while we’ve achieved some incredible results, there’s still a lot we can do.
This is why we are looking for a dynamic and highly skilled individual to help drive forward our Humanitarian work on Cash and Markets in the continent.
About the role
As the Senior Humanitarian Specialist Africa – Cash and Markets you will operate in three environments.
Firstly, you will support the country programs to develop an effective portfolio of humanitarian programs on cash and markets. To do this, you will provide technical support to country program staff, assisting them in program design, implementation, fundraising and partnership development. You will also provide surge capacity for emergency response in Africa and globally when needed.
Secondly, you will support broader thinking and strategy development across the Humanitarian division and CA relating to the development of good program practice and the integration of cash and markets in emergency and resilience programs.
Lastly you will have an external facing element, helping CA engage in the right networks, increasing the profile of CA emergency Cash and market related work, ensuring we are influenced by current good practice and opening up opportunities for new productive collaborations.
About you
To help make this happen, you will bring a sound background of excellent working knowledge on cash and market based emergency programming. You will have a good knowledge of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development issues including capacity building tools and techniques, understanding of participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments, understanding of the partnership approach to emergency work. You be an excellent communicator with the ability to provide remote technical support and develop cross-organizational relationships and be confident in engaging with external networks and actors. You will have experience in supporting learning and development, have experience of working via local partners and understand linkages between cash, markets and resilience livelihoods.
Competency questions
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Deliver results
Please tell us your experience in humanitarian cash responses and describe a time in a complex humanitarian context when you used the cash method to deliver an emergency program when cash was not initially the preferred option? Elaborate on what the context was, the steps you followed and the results.
Please give examples of how you have promoted cash responses in last few years.
Build partnerships
Give an example of a time in an emergency setting when you had to influence other people and persuade them to work in a collaborative way when there were different personal or organisational agendas
Communicate effectively
Tell us about a time in a humanitarian context when you had adapt your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience

Further information
To be offered this job, you will need to be a citizen in the country where the post will be located since it is a local contract with no expatriate benefits. The role may be based in Zimbabwe or Malawi.
Salary Range for Zimbabwe: USD 56636 – 62,121
Salary Range for Malawi: GBP 28,369 -31,617
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We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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