OCHA-Cash Coordinator-P3/P4-Yaounde, Cameroon

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
Date Posted: 14-11-2017
People in Cameroon are feeling the impacts of a triple crisis: 
(i) Boko Haram attacks and counter- insurgency measures have led to large-scale displacements of both Nigerian refugees and IDPs in the Far North region; 
(ii) the: continued conflict in the Central African Republic has led to a massive influx of refugees to Cameroon’s eastern and most recently northern regions; 'and 
(iii) the' chronic under¬development of the Adamawa, East, Far North and North region resulting in limited, access to basic services, high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. 

In addition to that a looming humanitarian crisis is appearing in the two Anglophones regions affecting food security, protection and education sectors.

These crises have a compounded and severe impact on the moat vulnerable communities, threatening their livelihoods and eroding their ability to adapt, large-scale displacements have generated urgent humanitarian needs, and affected host communities, putting pressure on already scarce resources. 

There has been a massive influx of refugees into the Eastern regions due to conflict, in CAR, and large-scale displacement in the Far-North region due to Boko Haram attacks and the violent conflict in. the Lake Chad Basin. As a result, Cameroon currently hosts 328,000 refugees (237,000 i un CAR and 91,000 from Nigeria). In addition, 236,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), almost 60,0OO returnees (former IDPs) are located in the far north region. 

The risks related to the ‘anglophone situation’ as well as of electoral violence ahead of the upcoming polls in 2.018 also represent tangible destabilizing factors. Humanitarian actors estimate that in 2018, over 3 million people will be in need of humanitarian assistance.

In light of the increasing scope and severity of the crises, OCHA has upgraded its presence in 2017 from a Humanitarian Advisory Team into a Country Office. 


Main tasks and duties to be executed:

1. Build capacity of sector leads (Early recovery. Education, Food Security, Health, Logistics, Nutrition, Protection, Child Protection, SGBV, Shelter/NFL WASH) and related sector members on Cash as response modality and related opportunities, implications and requirements.
2. Support the Cash Working Group in the process of developing a ‘Cash Strategy’ for Cameroon

Specific required skills (languages, experience, etc)
1. French is required and good English desirable;
2. Experience in' cash programming and a strong understanding of markets;
3. Understanding of CTP as a multi-sectoral response to the needs of affected population;
4. Understanding of the Humanitarian, architecture and how experience of CTP can be applied across different contexts;
5. Ability to advocate on cash issues at a senior level (HC/HCT)
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