WFP-Cash and Market Advisor-P4-Sana'a Yemen

Location: Sana'a, Sana'a, Yemen
Date Posted: 01-06-2018
Profile: Cash and Market Advisor
Duration: 12 months
Duty station: Sana'a, Yemen
Duties:
Under the overall supervision of the WFP Country Director and in close collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator/ Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen and ICCM, Cash and Market Advisor will:
Develop HCT market-based assistance strategy exploring all options (cash, voucher and cross-cluster collaboration), including considerations/approaches for both scale-up and contingency planning in the event of a further deterioration in context;
Ensure that market-based transfer modalities are systematically incorporated into the humanitarian system and its strategic coordination and operational mechanisms, including joint needs assessments, data/information management, strategic response analysis and planning, and an inter-agency emergency response preparedness; Lead technical and strategic coordination of market-based transfer modalities, work in close partnership with the Clusters, the ICCM, development partners where possibleand HCT;
Advocate for the appropriate use of market-based transfer modalities in emergency situations with authorities, donors and sectors;
Co-chair and coordinate the CMWG and work to build the capacity of the CMWG members
Promote the use of most recent assessment and programming tools and SPHERE standards and other resources in
the planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
Facilitate and coordinate assessment processes, including providing leadership on economic and market analysis; ensure cash is an integral part of all sectoral assessments as appropriate.
Enable humanitarian actors to utilise market assessments as a way of informing strategic planning, programme development and project implementation.
Support the HCT, ICCM, Cash and Market Working Group (CMWG), NGOs and UN agencies and development partners where possible -to use cash and market analysis to ensure that all aspects of humanitarian action take into account market systems, expected impacts on immediate objectives, livelihoods and jobs and businesses;
Drive information sharing between donors and cash actors and update the Cash and Market Working Group (CMWG), on developments in donor funding guidelines or call for funding that inpact on cash or market based responses.
Support harmonization of cash programming, sizing and duration of assistance, modalities of payment, assessment and monitoring activities, market assessment, analysis and efficient cash delivery mechanisms, liasing with Yemen's financial sector to track, identify and propose solutions on cross-cutting issues to market-based assistance e.g. domestic/foreign currency liquidity and exchange rate management
Monitor implementation of cash modalities, ensuring lesson learning and dissemination of findings.
Conduct and/or participate in field monitoring missions to assess if project implementation takes into account the needs and capacities of most vulnerable groups including women, girls, boys and men of all ages in their cash transfer programming.
Build the capacity of the national staff for eventual handover of the role.

Experience and Skills:
At least ten years' progressive experience in a humanitarian and/or development field, of which ideally at least 5
years in the implementation/coordination of market-based assistance modalities;
Broad knowledge and understanding of market analysis specific to market-based interventions;
Familiary with payment systems and technologies underpinning market-based modalities;
Excellent analytical skills concerning transfer modalities in the conflict context, including phasing of implementation,
technical options and application of best practice within the operating environment;
Understanding of the cluster system and experience of how market-based modalites can be applied across different contexts;
 
Demonstrated ability to advocate for cash programming at a senior level (HC/HCT); Excellent leadership, coordination, and information management skills; Knowledge of the Middle East and Yemen context an advantage;
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