Chief of Party, Cash & Voucher Assistance Program

Country: Fiji
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 4 Jul 2021

We operate high quality, results-oriented humanitarian programs in the Pacific, to support children and their families in times of both crisis and peace. With effective humanitarian programming at the forefront, you will work with stakeholders at all levels to increase the use of Cash & Vouchers in relief and recovery programming. Be a leader and drive Save the Children’s Social Protection objectives in Fiji.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:
In this full-time, maximum-term position, based in Suva, Fiji you will provide in-country strategic leadership for the implementation of the Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) program in Fiji. You will engage, lead, motivate and inspire the CVA team to deploy social protection via cash programming. You will be part of our Cash & Voucher Assistance Project Team and report to the CEO of Save the Children Fiji.

You will make an impact by:

  • Coordinating and representing the programme in different fora, partners, and cash coordination groups in Fiji
  • Leading a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork
  • Ensuring sound budget tracking, overall financial monitoring and oversight of risk mitigation measures
  • Promoting dialogue and consensus building at the highest levels and to provide and facilitate expert advice to national actors in Fiji
  • Working closely with technical cash specialists on design, and regional leadership, who will oversee donor reporting

Does this sound like you?
You understand the overall socio-political context in Fiji or Pacific and have experience in poverty reduction and social protection. You have experience managing complex and inclusive programmes, ideally including the Pacific. You have established high-level relationships and facilitated inter-institutional collaboration between Government institutions.

This role requires:

  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with senior representatives of international donors, national and local governments
  • An ability to arbitrate between parties and to find solutions to challenging issues in an evolving development/emergency context
  • Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Ability to integrate a rights-based gender and diversity perspective in all activities

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

How to apply:

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close – Sunday 4th July 11:50pm AEST

Position Description – Chief of Party, Cash & Voucher Assistance Program

As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.



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