FSL Cash Officer

FSL Cash Officer Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone. We are recruiting to fill the position below: FSL Cash Officer Location: Potiskum, Yobe State Starting Date: As Soon as Possible Direct Line Manager: Social Protection Sector Manager Objectives Objective 1 Provide support to the SP Sector Manager in the implementation of the CBT component of the program. Tasks and Responsibilities Facilitate community mobilization, engagement and training during community led CBT activities in the LGA. In collaboration with the community, leaders identify and select beneficiaries in line with the selection criteria and principles of ACF to ensure accountability, fairness, and transparency during the implementation of activities. Ensure CBT interventions are implemented using the community structures (Ward development committees, if they already exist? If not, are we going to form one?) and promptly with the support from SP Manager. Manage the beneficiary education on SP issues, CBT key process management including how to use smartcards, complaint management, and reporting, beneficiary rights in the target LGA. Directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Cash Assistants and Community stakeholders. Implement a detailed work plan for the Cash team at the LGA level in line with the activity timeline. Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learned, best practices, evaluations, etc. from the Social protection component of the program Ensure all cases and complaints are closed within one week in the LGA. Objective 2: Facilitate and support major M&E processes in the LGA including surveys, PDM, Price monitoring and field supervision visits of beneficiary households. Tasks and Responsibilities Supervise and collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the FSL situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result when required. Supervise and collect the required information in the field to facilitate the capacity building and training program, with the support of the Cash Assistants. Support the M&E team in the analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses. Coordinate closely with the SP Sector Manager to ensure that cross-LGA programs implemented in synergy. Facilitate integration of all sectors and components of SUNNY in the project activities for improving approaches. Participate in and inform longer-term discussions with the program team (FSL, WASH, and nutrition) regarding program implementation strategy. Support M&E key processes in the LGA (beneficiary targeting, identification, registration, and training; market and livelihood assessments; baseline and end-line surveys, post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, field monitoring visits, focused group discussions (FGD), etc) Contribute to the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of CBT and FSL programming. Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of technical support from SP Sector Manager and ensure that technical standards, guidelines, and methodologies communicated and understood. Objective 3: Act as a link to the organization with beneficiaries, community leaders and LGA, clarifying information about the organization, program objectives, and activities at LGA level Tasks and Responsibilities Facilitate community mobilization strategies for ACF on targeting and registration of beneficiaries for the Social Protection component of the project. Facilitate beneficiary and community engagement on the CBT objectives, the use of cash transfer, gender and conflict issues in CBT for community awareness in the relevant LGA level. Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified based on a project proposal and the organization’s policies before CBT intervention is made. Ensure CBT interventions are implemented in a transparent way that guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field and with the active participation of women, men and minority members of communities. Facilitate a good working relationship between the state, LGA, community-level stakeholders and target beneficiaries. Objective 4: Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA and state levels when required. Tasks and Responsibilities This position is responsible to support SP Manager for budget planning, expenditure tracking related to FSL activities planned under the project. Some of the project management related work will be: Support the SP manager in developing the Cash transfer timeline Support SP manager in developing financial forecast in line with the FSL activity timelines and planning at a different level Ensure close collaboration with HR and Finance during recruitment planning, screening, finalization and managing process for Cash Transfer related positions Ensure close collaboration with logistics and finance during the planning of workshops, training and / or meeting that requires financial advances and / or logistical procurement, etc. and ensure timely delivery of project activities. Ensure close collaboration with logistic during any assessment planning, data collection for arranging transportation and other logistical aspects Plan, Review, update and manage budget including Cash transfer related follow up regular activities regularly and share with SP Sector manager. Maintain close collaboration with the State Population Office on registration of children of cash beneficiaries. Objective 5: Reporting Tasks and Responsibilities Ensure that all training and meeting records are dully in place for all activities (attendance sheet, on-job coaching sessions, workshop/meeting reports) Monthly reports submitted by 30th monthly in agreed standards Ensure that health facility matrix, 5W are updated by the respective teams and submitted in time Timely and quality submission of monthly Quantitative and qualitative FSL Reports Submit issues log report to SP Sector Manager with updates on specific actions taken so far and the further actions required. Share success stories on Cash Transfer interventions in the LGAs. Submit weekly updates on beneficiaries with issues and actions taken and escalate issues that require management action within one week. Submit situation reports on multi-sectoral issues affecting cash transfers Objective 6: Performance Management Tasks and Responsibilities Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes: 10 minutes monthly conversation for Cash Assistant completed, discussed and submitted by 30th monthly. 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/end of contract appraisal completed, discussed and submitted by the end of the month. Staff development needs, capacity gaps highlighted in performance management document and key issues highlighted for Sector Manager attention Internal & External Relationship Internal: SP Sector Manager: Line Manager WASH, SP, Health and Nutrition  and HSS Sector Manager: Information Sharing Cash Assistant: Direct Supervisee M&E Officers / Manager; regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information Logistic / HR / Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information External: National Bureau of Statistics: direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support. Qualifications Degree in Business Administration or FSL related studies e.g. agro-economy, natural resource management, anthropology, disaster risk management, etc. Minimum of two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts. Skills and Experience Essential: Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive Excellent team, budget and project management, and representation competencies Previous experience with CBT programming. Two years of relevant work experience in CBT with a supervisory role Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited. Fluency in English Commitment to ACF mission, values, and policy Preferred: Previous experience managing CBT interventions (i.e. cash based transfer, IGA, agriculture / livelihoods) Experience in Project Cycle Management Previous experience with ACF Experience implementing programming on behalf of the donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities Fluency in Hausa and other local languages (Fulani and Kanuri). Note:  Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


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